As we watch the world around us cope with a global pandemic, we understand that change is on the horizon. Due to stay-at-home orders, business closures, and travel restrictions, our economy is quickly headed south. These unprecedented times could contribute to the worst economic downturn we’ve experienced in over a century.
At SunPower by Sea Bright Solar, our team is committed to contributing towards a better, more sustainable environment. While we are facing darker times, we recognize that this is an opportunity for us to turn things around and invest in a better tomorrow. With the potential of significantly boosting our economy, improving the health and well-being of our country’s citizens, and protecting the environment, it is clear to us that making clean energy and energy efficiency a priority is more important than ever before.
Continue reading to learn why the time to invest in clean energy is now.
A Better Economy
Because of COVID-19, countless Americans have lost their jobs and shut down their businesses, which is contributing to a massive economic downturn. Our government has released stimulus packages, but we know that much more drastic measures need to be taken to emerge from this crisis with a healthy economy.
The state of our country right now presents us with an opportunity to make massive, beneficial changes. By making renewable energy a priority, we can create a much more stable, healthy economy.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 2020 Global Renewables Outlook, focusing on investing in clean energy can:
- Create massive economic returns: On average, clean energy yields economic returns ranging from 3 to 8 times higher than the initial investment. These economic returns are created by both energy savings and savings that are a result of protecting the environment and reversing climate change.
- Create millions of jobs: Working towards a zero-emissions future can create millions of jobs in the renewable energy workforce. In fact, IRENA estimates that by the year 2050, we can create around 63 million new jobs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
A More Sustainable Future
The fossil fuel industry is responsible for a massive amount of the environmental pollution that our world is suffering from. Due to COVID-19, however, the fossil fuel industry is taking a huge hit, as the demand for fuel has dropped significantly in the last few months. This puts our country in a position to break away from relying on fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.
To avoid experiencing the worst effects of climate change, we need to cut our ties with the fossil fuel industry. Focusing our efforts on sustainability and energy efficiency can transform our environment, and enable us to live on a healthier, more resilient planet.
A Brighter Future
As our country continues searching for ways to stimulate the economy during these trying times, we must focus on our citizens’ health and well-being. Making clean energy a priority not only creates a healthier environment but it also can create a massive amount of jobs. At this crucial point in history, we have the ability to turn things around and focus on something that will boost our economy, improve the health and welfare of our citizens, and build a more secure, sustainable world.
Contact SunPower by Sea Bright Solar Today
At SunPower by Sea Bright Solar, our goal is to help you save money, minimize your carbon footprint, and invest in a brighter future by powering your home with renewable energy. Our team of highly qualified service professionals has access to the latest and greatest solar technology on the market, capable of producing the safest, cleanest, and most cost-efficient energy around.
Reach out to our solar specialists today to learn how we can help you throughout your clean energy journey. Give us a call at (909) 480-3783 or send us a message online. We look forward to serving you!