Curious how you can go solar? Renewable energy is actually more accessible than you think! Check out these 5 ways the average person can go solar.
1. SOLAR FOR YOUR HOME
How does rooftop solar work? And is it right for you? The big requirement here is you have to OWN the house, no renters. If you generate more power than you use, you can even make money back on your utility bill!
If you live in a brownstone or a city building - you get a chic solar canopy from our friends at Brooklyn Solar Works
2. SOLAR FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Businesses of all kinds switch to solar power not only to reduce their carbon footprint, but also to reduce operating costs and save money. A win-win!
Some businesses get really creative too, how cool is this Solar Mickey Mouse?!
3. SOLAR FOR PERSONAL USE
Personal solar means using solar energy to power small or personal devices. It's a small step that an individual can take to reduce their energy consumption, but a great way to spread awareness & learn about how solar works. From our Window Solar Charger, to solar back packs, and even solar fashion!
4. SHARE SOLAR WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
Not everyone can install solar panels on their roof. By subscribing to a community solar garden you can bring clean energy to the grid without needing to install solar panels yourself. Even city dwellers can join. Check out this rooftop solar garden in Brooklyn, NY.
5. SOLAR THROUGH AN ENERGY SERVICE COMPANY (ESCO)
An ESCO can be hard to wrap your head around, but they're basically the middle man between your utility company and a renewable energy source. ESCOs like Green Mountain Energy can help you make the switch to clean energy. No roof required.
Want to learn more about solar energy? Follow along our 'Ridiculously Easy Guide to Solar Energy' for Earth Month on our instagram @grouphugsolar.