Thursday, October 16, 2014

Top US solar design firm active in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

ALAMEDA, USA: Blymyer Engineers, the nation’s leading solar design firm, announced the cumulative effect of its engineering designs for solar projects has reduced carbon dioxide (C02) emissions nationally by 1,171,000 metric tons per year, or a whopping 26,933,000 metric tons over the lifetime of these solar projects.

According to EPA removing just one million metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere is equal to the emissions from cars driving three billion miles, or burning over one billion pounds of coal.

“This is an unprecedented achievement for our company and demonstrates how solar is augmenting our country’s energy needs with a clean and renewable energy source,” states Michael Rantz, president of Blymyer Engineers. “The solar projects we’ve worked on not only save energy and create jobs but significantly reduce the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.”

Scientists and energy experts agree release of CO2 into the atmosphere is the main reason the planet is getting hotter. As temperatures continue to rise so does the likelihood of extreme weather disasters like floods, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and hundred year storms.

By designing multiple solar projects across the country Blymyer Engineers is helping to reduce the overall atmospheric carbon load. The company successfully partners with contractors and utilities nationwide enabling solar projects to extract the maximum amount of power via Blymyer’s’ efficient designs and innovative thinking.

Each year US electric power plants emit more than two billion tons of carbon dioxide while producing electricity from fossil fuels. That’s roughly 40 percent of the country’s CO2 emissions.  Electricity derived from solar power is clean and releases no CO2 into the atmosphere.

A major trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association, estimates over 26,000 MW of utility-scale solar projects are currently under development in the US, with Blymyer Engineers designing systems for several of these projects.

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