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Why Solar Matters To Me (Part 3- Environmentalism)

August 11, 2017

Happy Thursday from William at NM Solar Group! Exciting things are happening at the NM Solar Group headquarters. We have new additions to our team, special projects on the horizon, and a new market we are exploring. I could not be more excited or proud to be a part of such an amazing solar company, started from the ground up in Albuquerque, and built on a foundation of strong values and a commitment to our beautiful state of New Mexico. I previously discussed why solar matters to me in the context of economics and energy independence, and today I will outline the important factor of environmentalism.

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Future Generations

My son Leon just turned three years old recently. He is the most enthusiastic and inquisitive child I have ever met and is obsessed with art, building things (plastic tools no longer appeal to him), and numbers and letters. I envision such great things in his future and I can’t wait to witness him grow into the person he will ultimately become. Heck, it is happening far faster than I ever imagined possible. That being said, it is my responsibility as a parent to do everything I can to ensure he is given every opportunity in life and a safe and healthy world to live in.

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is accepting that I cannot always protect Leon or control all external factors. Daily news stories paint a scary picture of the world and I pray that things improve for my son’s future. Many areas of the country suffer from terrible air quality and other environmental dangers. Climate change is a polarizing topic in many circles, but it is hard to debate the need for clean air to breath and clean water to drink. Solar power is a clean alternative to dirty fossil fuels and provides a way for individuals like myself to do our part in helping our local environments for our children’s future.


Environmentalism takes many forms, but the basic idea that I adhere to is a focus on how my actions impact the world my son will inherit. That is why I do my small part to recycle, support local agriculture and businesses as much as possible to reduce carbon footprints, conserve water, and ultimately why I will be installing a solar system on my home. Taking consideration of the manufacturing processes and raw materials of solar panels, solar systems have a net positive energy payback time of six months or less so they almost immediately have a positive impact on your carbon footprint. Solar provides abundant power to your home free of greenhouse gas emissions or the need for harmful fossil fuels. An average solar system will provide the same impact as planting 155 trees every year. If more people install solar systems, we can reduce the air pollutants that cause many damaging health issues.

Solar Power Matters

Ultimately, my obligation is taking care of my family. A new solar system for our home will save us a meaningful amount of money each month, increase our property value, free us from the grasp of a greedy monopolistic corporation, and help ensure my son has a clean and livable environment to grow up in. It is really a no-brainer for us at this point.

If you are interested in learning about the many benefits or going solar and seeing how it can work for you, please give NM Solar Group a call at 505-415-6172 or Click Here to schedule a free consultation. NM Solar Group is committed to helping our local community with their solar power needs.


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