The EPA has determined that the social cost for each metric ton of carbon emissions is $37. However, a recent study by Stanford University suggests that the true cost is closer to $220 per ton. That means that the average household is racking up somewhere between $115 and $660 per month in social costs when buying from the local power company.
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What exactly is a “social cost”? It’s a cost that will be paid by us and our children in the future – one that isn’t factored in to the end-price of a product. With pollution and coal mining comes health issues, climate change, and a range of other expensive-to-treat biproducts of the coal and oil industry.
By going solar, you reduce our dependence on dated, dirty, fossil fuels and do your part by being part of the solution.
The best part about solar is that it saves you money! The energy produced from a solar energy system is cheaper than buying it from the utility and you start saving as soon as the system is installed. Solar Works provides the solar panels, warranty, maintenance, and insurance all for no money out of pocket making going green a smart and easy decision.