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The International Energy Association Calls for Drastic Increase To Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas

Greenhouse gas emissions are bad for our planet. Greenhouse gases lead to more acidic oceans, smoggier air, poorer plant growth, and the depletion of our ozone layer. The International Energy Association has called for more action. Solar energy plays a tremendous role in lowering greenhouse gas emissions and making our planet cleaner and more sustainable.

The Need To Lower Emissions

Eventually, entire industries will have to convert to Solar. Business and residential sectors should prioritize and support the transition toward renewable energy. This pandemic may have helped lower emissions, but it also decreased solar installations across the country. CNBC also reported on The U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2020 report, which stated that “citing data compiled by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie, 3.5 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity was installed in the second quarter of 2020. A 6% fall compared to installations in the first three months of the year.” 

Solar’s Role In Lowering Emissions

Eventually, entire industries will have to convert to Solar. Business and residential sectors should prioritize and support the transition toward renewable energy. This pandemic may have helped lower emissions, but it also decreased solar installations across the country. CNBC also reported on The U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2020 report, which stated that “citing data compiled by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie, 3.5 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity was installed in the second quarter of 2020. A 6% fall compared to installations in the first three months of the year.”

State Of Solar

In the previous quarter of 2020, coming off the latest market share report, solar energy usage surged, and greenhouse gas emissions decreased. Part of the surge in solar and decrease in greenhouse emissions is due to the Covid-19 restrictions put into place. The IEA was quoted by CNBC saying “Global CO2 emissions are set to fall in 2020 because of the Covid-19 crisis, but without structural changes to the energy system, this decline will be only temporary.” Changing to renewable energy like solar is a giant first step toward meaningful change.

How Florida Can Push Solar Forward

Solar installations in the residential sector saw a decrease of 12 to 23 percent. This decrease is due to strict social distancing guidelines set down during the pandemic. States with stricter stay at home orders
saw more significant reductions in their number of solar installations. With Florida completely lifting restrictions, Florida is poised to push the momentum for solar forward.

Where Can You Start

Small businesses will continue the upward trend in the solar industry. Small businesses, corporations, and individuals must support the endeavor. Tax incentives, competitive pricing, and $0 down financing make switching to solar more affordable than ever before. You can learn more about solar and how you can save on monthly utilities. Check out our website at regionsolar.co.

Florida Power and Light Prioritizing Solar With “SolarTogether”

Florida Power and Light Prioritizing Solar With “SolarTogether”

The SolarTogether program is a program offered by the utility company, Florida Power and Light (FPL). SolarTogether creates opportunities for solar investment in large scale installations. In March, the Florida Public Service Committee agreed to allow FPL’s plan to move forward, allowing FPL to break ground on its $1.8 billion investment in 20 additional solar-power plants. FPL hopes to add 1,490 megawatts of solar capacity. The program is a significant win for solar advocacy groups, and the program will drastically increase solar-power accessibility in Florida.

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