Switch to Clean Energy
Switching to clean energy builds momentum for more clean energy projects at competitive prices and brings about more American jobs—all while reducing atmospheric carbon.
Just about anyone can start buying clean energy, whether you rent or own your home. A company like Arcadia can help you handle installing clean energy sources without interrupting your electricity service.
By our estimates, if just 10% of American households switch to solar energy, that will lead to an annual emissions savings of 82 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents.1 That’s about the same as retiring more than 21 coal plants.2
The average American family spends about $1,450 on electricity annually. Even after the upfront costs, solar panels can save you anywhere from $10K to $30K over 20 years, according to EnergySage.3
Going solar reduces your dependence on the electrical grid. It also supports America’s shift to cleaner domestic energy sources.
The clean energy sector in the U.S. already supports more jobs than the fossil fuel industry.4 And, clean energy jobs offer higher wages than the national average and are widely available to workers without college degrees.5
Tips & Ideas
Learn your state tax benefits
Find out what state tax benefits you would get for going solar. DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® is a one-stop-shop for seeking out state-level incentives for renewable energy.
Compare and contrast solar energy options
Easily compare solar energy installation quotes in your area with Energy Sage.
Find your local green power suppliers
- Rare and California Environmental Associates, 2019. Changing Behaviors to Reduce U.S. Emissions: Seven Pathways to Achieve Climate Impact. Arlington, VA: Rare
- Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, 2020. URL https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator
- EnergySage, 2020. How much do solar panels save? URL https://news.energysage.com/much-solar-panels-save/
Environmental Defense Fund, 2018.In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce.
Muro, M., Tomer, A.,Shivaram, S. and Kane, J., 2019. Advancing inclusion through clean energy jobs. Metropolitan Policy Program. Brookings.