How can solar energy lower my carbon emissions?

85% of US utility power is created by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Not only are fossil fuels non-renewable (meaning they’re in limited supply – when we run out, we can’t get more), they also emit dangerous gases into our atmosphere when burned. Whenever you lessen your use of power coming from your utility company, you help our country reduce its carbon emissions. Since solar energy is completely pollution-free, you’re making a personal contribution to the reduction of these gases.