Massive environmental threats to humanity are on the rise, so it’s important for companies to make eco-conscious decisions. At Electric Guard Dog, we power our electric security fences entirely with solar energy; an underutilized, sustainable, infinite resource. Solar energy boasts a plethora of benefits for the planet, our health, and even our wallets.
No electric bills or power outages
Solar power is essentially free- after the initial setup cost, there’s no electric bill. There are no installation costs with Electric Guard Dog, so you can avoid that expense altogether and move straight to savings. If you lose power, the solar-charged fence will stay armed for three to seven days, protecting your business.
Reduces air pollution
You might not think electricity has a direct impact on air pollution, but the way it’s produced is where the problem lies. According to EnergySage, “Most of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Extracting and using fossil fuels is expensive and harmful to the environment”. Because it reduces air pollution, widespread use of solar could prevent $167 billion in health and environmental damages, too.
Fights climate change
Burning fossil fuels for electricity is a large producer of greenhouse gasses. According to Ecomark Solar, “31% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from electricity production, a shocking statistic, especially when methane and carbon dioxide emissions are major contributors to global warming.” Using solar energy produces no greenhouse gasses and doesn’t support global warming.
Cuts down water consumption
The U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy states solar energy could reduce water consumption in at least 36 states. This is because traditional electricity production methods are heavy in water use. Solar energy only requires sunlight, so it can produce electricity without using water at all.
The benefits of solar energy far outweigh any drawbacks (which would be hard to come by). While it may be difficult to implement solar, securing your property with an Electric Guard Dog fence is an easy first step.