On Tuesday, May 27th, the Solar Energies Industries Association (SEIA) released a report outlining its reasons for states and municipalities to consider shifting their energy resources from coal or gas to solar. The report from the SEIA was released in anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) updated air quality standards for gas and coal-fired power plants, an announcement that the organization will make on June 2 as part of the Clean Air Act. The SEIA argues that the change to solar is a logical step for most states because, “Solar energy emits zero carbon emissions while generating reliable energy, [and] increasing solar energy deployment will help states meet the carbon standards.” The U.S. government would like to see this shift as well as the Department of Energy wants solar power to provide 27 percent of American energy, according to The Economist. Additionally, the report argues that the move to solar will help these states to meet a host of other regulations and save money. The decline in the cost for solar energy, combined with the dependability of the product, makes the shift to solar attainable for most states. A press release from the SEIA states, “This year alone, solar is expected to generate enough electricity to effectively offset 13.8 metric tons of CO2 emissions.” With all of these perks of solar energy laid out, its hard to not want to be a part of the revolution of solar power. If you are interested in sustaining your home with Colorado solar energy, contact Golden Solar today. Our staff of experts can help you learn about the growing industry, and plan, design and install your own solar panels in Colorado!