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Lowering my carbon footprint with solar panels in Bellflower

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Im worried about leaving my children a future damaged by global warming, and want to lower my carbon emissions. I've already switched to many more energy-efficient technologies, but want to also install solar panels. How much can I lower my carbon footprint with a 5 kW solar system in Bellflower?
asked Oct 23, 2013 by Joseph

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Hello Joseph, and welcome to our Q&A section.

Reducing your contribution to carbon emissions in Bellflower is a really great reason to go solar. The average household emits close to 16,300 lbs of CO2 each year thanks to electricity use.

Lowering that should be a major priority for most of us, and solar panels are a great way to accomplish it. Depending on how much electricity you typically use, and how much electricity your 5 kW solar system generates, you should expect to lower your carbon footprint by roughly 9,000 lbs of CO2 each year.

To further lower your footprint, you might want to look into purchasing an electric vehicle if you haven't already. Combined, electricity use and transportation make up the largest contributors to CO2 in the United States.
answered Oct 23, 2013 by Ed S (2,590 points)
selected Oct 25, 2013 by Seth S
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