Environmental Benefits of Solar

Solar energy is a clean, affordable and sustainable way for anyone to generate electricity. While many home owners make the choice to switch to solar because of the savings they stand to make on their electricity bill. However, the environmental benefits are also worth considering when investing in solar.

  1. Using less water

Water is one of our most precious resources, as we live on one of the driest continents in the world, faced with the risk of running out of fresh water in the future. In the past electricity production has used thousands of litres of water each year. The water is used for cooling generators, processing, refining and transporting fuel. Generating your own energy through solar panels, uses no water at all. The only water needed is rainwater, to naturally clean the panels.

 Breathing in polluted air on a daily basis has direct links to illnesses such as, asthma, heart attacks and pneumonia

  1. Reducing air pollution

Our traditional energy sources are the leading contributors to global warming and decreased air quality. Generating energy with solar panels produces no greenhouse gasses. In fact, the electricity generation from fossil fuels can create harmful carbon dioxide and methane gases that lower the air quality we breath. Breathing in polluted air on a daily basis has direct links to illnesses such as, asthma, heart attacks and pneumonia. The more homes and businesses rely on energy from the sun, the less greenhouse gasses are pumped into the atmosphere.

If we could harness all the sunlight shinning on the earth for just one hour, we could use that energy to power the entire world for a whole year

  1. Reducing reliance on fossil fuels

The solar energy supply is endless; if we could harness all the sunlight shinning on the earth for just one hour, we could use that energy to power the entire world for a whole year. The sunshine used in solar energy is free, and there is lots of it. On the other hand, fossil fuels are fast running out. Reducing our reliance on these limited resources and taking advantage of a plentiful and free source of energy, such as sunlight, could mean lower energy prices, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a stable future.

 

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