The Benefits of Solar Power on the Environment
When it comes down to it, investing in a solar power system has two key perks: Saving money and environment.
With the fight against climate change in the forefront of people’s minds these days, we should all be doing whatever we can to limit our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
We’ve all been told that investing in solar is good for the environment, but have you ever wondered why or how? Let’s delve in and get a better understanding of the benefits to the environment solar offers and the undeniable impact that renewable energy has.
Reduces water usage
Water is one of our most precious natural resources, yet thousands of litres of water are wasted each year during traditional electricity production. Nuclear, natural gas and coal all require massive amounts of water for cooling purposes and we run the risk of someday running out of fresh water.
Meanwhile, generating power through solar power uses absolutely no water. That means that solar presents no risk to local water resources or your local ecosystem.
Goodbye nasty pollution!
Fossil fuels create a lot of pollutants that lower the quality of the air we breathe. This poor-quality air is not only bad for our environment, but for our health.
Solar panels, on the other hand, create clean energy that can help to get rid of air pollution. By using the sun to generate more of our power, we can limit the harmful emissions being produced from burning fossil fuels.
Reduced dependence on non-renewable energy sources
With population growth on the upward, and Earth only having a finite amount of oil, coal and natural gas available, it is inevitable that we will run out of these resources.
In contrast, the sun can produce 173,000 terawatts of solar energy every second! That is over 10,000 times more than the world’s total combined energy use! Taking advantage of this abundant and free source of energy means lower energy prices, decreased emissions and a more stable energy future.
Solar power reduces your carbon footprint
As summed up in the above points, investing in a solar power system is an effective way to make your household or business more efficient and sustainable.
Using solar energy as opposed to the grid will reduce the need for carbon dioxide emitting energy to be produced on your behalf. For every megawatt hour of solar energy, you use, you could offset up to one tonne of carbon dioxide! Evidently, even a small solar system can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Solar power helps fight climate change
Climate change is a real and concerning issue. The continual release of toxic gases into our atmosphere is costing our planet. It makes it harder for our environment to clean the air and contributes to the enhanced greenhouse effect.
If we all do our part to reduce CO2 emissions and other pollutants and instead generate our electricity from solar, we can make a real difference in slowing down climate change.
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Ready for the next step?
Now that you are armed with the knowledge of the benefits solar brings to our environment, the idea of making the switch to solar seem like a no-brainer.
If you’re ready to join the “We Care” solar family, Contact us today and have a chat with our team!
We’re always on-hand to answer any questions you might have or book a site inspection for your property.
It’s good to know that solar power reduces carbon dioxide as well as reduces water usage for local water. I’m thinking about switching to solar later this year since all my friends have and love talking about. I’ll be sure to call around for different solar companies that can give me good deals.