Solar & CO2 (carbon dioxide) or Payback isn’t always measured with dollars.

If you are considering the purchase of a pool heating or pumping system....

Here is an opportunity to be part of the climate change solution – instead of being part of the problem!

We recognize that for most people the motivation to install a solar system is to, first – get the heat or power they need, and second – to reduce the cost of providing heat or power from conventional equipment by reducing the amount of natural gas or electricity the conventional equipment uses.

We would like to point out that using a solar system to displace natural gas or electricity is also one of the few easy and cost-effective actions you can take to significantly reduce your climate change footprint. Not only that, using a solar system doesn’t negatively impact or require that you change your lifestyle – it just displaces the fuel you would normally use with clean, carbon-free, solar energy.

Surveys often state that people claim they would be willing to pay more for clean energy that displaces the production of CO2 (carbon dioxide). Since a well designed and installed solar system will displace CO2 and pay for itself – its clean energy actually costs less than conventional energy.

How much CO2 (carbon dioxide) are we talking about displacing? (Rather than producing.)

A residential solar pool heating system can displace 3 – 8 tonnes of CO2 a year.

A residential solar pool pumping system can displace up to 1 tonne of CO2 a year.

A residential solar hot water system can displace .5 to 1 tonne of CO2 a year.

For Comparison – here is how much CO2 (carbon dioxide) some everyday items produce.

A high-efficiency, house heating, gas furnace will produce 2 – 6 tonnes of CO2 a year.

A conventional, residential, natural gas water heater will produce 1 - 2 tonnes of CO2 a year.

A typical mid-sized car will produce 4 – 6 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The man-made increase in atmospheric CO2  is responsible for the rapid changes occurring in our climate. This is the consensus of up to 97% of the world’s climate scientists. Why should you care? 

Solar is an opportunity to be part of the climate change solution

   - instead of being part of the problem -

Charts of CO2 levels monitored at Mauna Loa Hawaii

 Mauna Loa CO2 Monthly Chart Jan 2015

Red Line – Monthly CO2 Measurement. Black Line - Average

Mauna Loa CO2 Monitoring Charts since 1958  Red Line – Monthly CO2 Measurement. Black Line – Average

For additional information on CO2 measurements in the atmosphere visit: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/