Happy Earth day everyone!!
So far we’ve met with Michael Higgins about sustainable food, Leah and Rachael of the Kidzeum on Education, and now, we meet with Michelle Knox (pictured to the left) from WindSolarUSA Inc.
Solar power is a trend, there is no doubt about it. But we couldn’t be happier with this trend and hope that the momentum continues for generations to come! Solar energy has been with us for some time now and it isn’t unusual for us to see panels on a roof of a business or even a home. With technology development, solar panels have become widely used and it isn’t just clean energy enthusiasts who install them. Businesses like WindSolarUSA, hear the demands of the public and work hard to make solar affordable and feasible for all walks of life!
In the topic of climate change, we are all encouraged to think “glocally”. When it comes to the environment, we all live on the same planet and the “well, it’s not my backyard” logic doesn’t apply. Michelle states that “we all need to be environmentally conscious”. She goes on to describe how a 10k watt residential, single home application could off set 10 tons of CO2 emissions per year! We’ve mentioned before that small steps add up to great impacts. So, imagine multiplying that 10 tons by the 25 year lifespan of the system and adding it to everyone else that goes solar. (Ummm AMAZING!)
Not only does solar power have an incredible impact on the climate but it also is financially sound for those who invest! Being able to make their return back and more with-in as little as three years. Michelle also takes pride in the fact that all supplies is American made and the installation process creates new jobs for local communities!
Michelle sees an incredible future for Springfield in the realm of Solar power. She looks forward to bringing solar to low-income homes, non-profit organizations, and bringing other opportunities to our local community!
Remember: Little steps add up, we all live on the same planet, we can make a change!