Renewable Energy Sources and Why They Are So Important.

Posted on October 3, 2022 in by Brigitte Sinoradzki

You may hear a lot about renewable energy sources, but do you know what they are, and why they are so important? Renewable energy is the way of the future. In summary, it refers to energy that is replenished naturally when it is used, and can never be depleted. Bison Roofing & Solar is in the renewable energy industry, as the sun, solar panels and the energy they produce is a leading renewable resource.

Examples of renewable energy sources.

Renewable Energy SourcesIf you think about what humans use on a daily basis, much of it is non-renewable. There are resources we use every single day that are becoming closer to being obsolete as we speak. This is called resource depletion. This includes items such as:

  • Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Coal
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Clean Water
  • And more.

It is a fact that many of these things may not be available, even in our lifetime, and definitely those of our children. This is why it is so important to curb the use of these materials by switching to renewable energy sources. Examples of renewable resources include:

  • Sunlight converted into electricity via solar panels
  • Wind power
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass – including municipal waste and biofuels
  • And more.

Not only is the threat of resources getting depleted a real threat, but they also contribute greatly to the decline of environmental health and well being. As an example, an average car produces close to 5 tons of CO2 every year – although this varies, of course, according to your car type, its fuel efficiency and how you drive).

Similarly, a solar panel’s carbon footprint is about 20 x less than the carbon output of regular electricity sources. Here in South Florida, our primary source of electricity is FPL, so by going solar you are not only getting away from your lifelong contract with them, but you are also greatly reducing your carbon footprint.

Bison combines roofing and solar to create some of the best home services in South Florida – specifically Broward and Palm Beach County. We are proud to have over 500 solar installations. We feel confident in the fact that we have happy customers – as demonstrated by our 4.7 Google Rating – but we are also making a real difference in the environmental well being of South Florida.

If you’d like to start using more renewable energy sources, one of the best ways to do so is to invest in solar energy. Through our various partnerships and payment programs, our affordable solar is available to most homeowners. Additionally, we use only the best materials in the business.

Once you have your solar panels, there are more things you can do help reduce your carbon footprint, including:

  • Driving less and only when necessary.
  • Using reusable bags when grocery shopping.
  • Buy high-quality clothing that will last, as cheap clothing ends up in landfills.
  • Getting a water filtration system for your home. We all know plastic water bottles are a problem, and collect in the ocean.
  • Buy local, in-season, and organic foods. This eliminates the need to transport items from far-away places.

Solar is one of the best renewable energy sources available to you with a quick call to our solar specialists at Bison. From that first call, we take on all of the work in order to make the process of switching to solar energy a breeze for you. If you are interested in getting started, give us a call today!