This doesn't have to happen here.
According to a recent article from Clean Technica, due to the disastrous nuclear leak in the Fukushima prefecture, solar energy might not be something to consider for greening up, it might be the island nation’s only shot at generating enough energy to keep up with demand.
Clean Technica reports that Naoto Kan, Japan’s Prime Minister, has essentially decided that any expansion on any plans for nuclear energy growth will cease immediately. So what does this tell us about the future of solar energy on an international scale? Given that the United States also has many nuclear energy plants, a similar outcome could result in any number of US locations if a natural disaster should strike.
So it’s time to stop looking at solar energy in Phoenix — and indeed anywhere else in this country — as a “fun” or “liberal” alternative that makes some minor difference. It’s not just about the economy or an energy crisis anymore — it’s about avoiding extremely dangerous situations. Many — if not most — of the nuclear plants in the United States are not up to date, and would need a great deal of upgrading to meet the kinds of safety standards required to avoid a crisis like the one that occurred in Japan.
So, if you want to support safety in addition to sustainability and help your own monthly budget too, outfitting your home with a total solar system in Phoenix is the right thing to do.
Call Adair Solar Company in Mesa to set up your free in-home solar consultation. You can reach us at (480) 827-1162. We look forward to hearing from you!