You can see that solar power is a good investment. But there are more reasons besides a smart investment to do it!
- Every kW-hr generated by renewable resources eliminates an incremental need for conventional energy generation - nuclear, coal and natural gas fired - which each has its own social, political and environmental consequences
- Renewable energy does not contribute to global warming
- Less reliance on foreign sources of energy means less power in the hands of people that we may not want controlling our lives
- If we rely more on centralized energy sources, we make ourselves more vulnerable to attack and sabotage.
- Appropriate energy use allows for higher efficiency and a fairer allocation of resources globally.