What are the Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?

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Solar energy is an abundant and clean source of renewable energy. It can be used for electricity in homes, businesses as well schools, hospitals and other buildings. Solar power plants have the potential to generate as much as 18 terawatts annually (TW) of electricity. This is more than enough power to power the entire planet. Solar panels are very low-impact on the environment.

Solar panels do not emit any greenhouse gases. They do not rely on fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, which emit carbon dioxide. They are made of non-toxic materials including silicon and glass. This eliminates the risk of hazardous chemicals contaminating landfills. Reliance on solar energy offers many benefits for the planet. These benefits include the following:

Reduce air pollution

The quality of our air is crucial to our health. The use of fossil fuels to generate electricity can cause the production and release of methane gasses, such as CO2, that can affect the quality of our air. Poor air quality can have serious consequences for our health. This can lead to asthma, heart attacks (heart attacks), allergies, headaches and even lung cancer.

To reduce harmful carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels, it is important to harness the sun’s power to produce electricity. Utilizing solar panels to produce electricity does not emit any harmful gases. If there are more homes and business that depend on this power it will reduce the amount of harmful emissions.

Helps to slow climate changes

One of the most renewable sources of energy, solar power, is undoubtedly one of the best. Solar panels can generate continuous electricity for decades or even centuries because the sun’s rays never run out. This conserves non-renewable fossil resources like natural gas and helps to reduce climate change. The solar cells do not have any negative environmental impact and they don’t even require an external source to operate (although this does help). Instead, they convert sunlight directly into either thermal or electric energy, without emitting any emissions.

If we use solar energy and other clean sources, we can lower our carbon footprint. We also reduce pollution levels in cities where there is high smog.

Reduce your household’s carbon footprint

Solar power does not emit any harmful gases into the atmosphere and it comes from a free source. You could reduce CO2 levels by using solar power instead grid-based electricity. A small system could reduce your annual CO2 emissions by half to one-third. These facts make it easy to understand why so many households choose solar systems. Solar systems not only help cut down on high utility costs but also offer significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.

Reduces pressure on finite resources

Solar energy is a great way to reduce the stress on finite resources. One method is to use solar-powered lithium batteries to store excess power that comes from the sun or wind. This reduces the use of fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide into atmosphere and can harm human health. Photovoltaics convert sunlight directly into electricity. They don’t emit any particulates or have moving parts. Photovoltaics are also less polluting than coal plants as they make use of clean materials like silicon rather than heavy metals like lead or copper.

Reducing our dependence of fossil fuels

It is no secret that the world is dependent on fossil fuels. Because they are so easily available, we use all of our energy sources, including oil, coal, and gas. This dependence on fossil energy has serious environmental consequences. Solar panels are also beneficial as they decrease our dependence fossil fuel source. Solar energy harnesses sunlight to generate electricity that can be used in our homes. It is the only way to supply our energy needs without depleting natural resources such coal and gas. Solar power is green and helps the environment. All of these benefits make it wise to have solar panel installation in your home. Advosy Energy offers services for solar panel installation to assist you in making the switch to solar power over traditional sources like natural gas or coal. We can install all types of solar panels, from large corporations to small businesses to residential homes. Call us today to make an appointment and become part of the new world.