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Renewables Eclipse Coal in US, Colorado and Solar Plays Part

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

This week, CNN announced that America's renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, etc.) have surpassed coal in electricity production for the first month ever. The article cites the perfect marriage of reduced costs and exponential growth in the solar and wind industries for the achievement of this monumental figure. In fact, CNN goes on to cite Forbes, who has reported that renewable energy sources now employ 3.3 million Americans, roughly three times the amount of people working in fossil fuels.

The "Coal-to-Clean" trend has hot spots all across the United States, with Colorado estimating a savings of $2.5 billion state-wide as aging coal plants are converted for the use of renewable resources. Not only that, but the transition from coal to solar in Colorado is estimated to create 15,000 new jobs and reduce harmful emissions by 65%. With incentives still available for homeowners and businesses, 2019 is the best year to adopt renewable energy resources.

Want to be a part of the revolution? Get started with solar today.


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