Top 5 advantages of solar energy on environment and health

Top 5 advantages of solar energy on environment and health

17 March 2021 at Waaree

Nowadays more people are choosing to install solar system on their home to help reduce electricity bills. By using the solar power that you've generated on your own, you can save money and become less reliant on the grid power.

Moreover, solar energy is also a great sustainable, green energy choice. Solar energy does not only help reduce your electricity bills but also has huge benefits for our planet.

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Key advantages of solar energy on the environment:

  1. Saves Water
    We constantly run the risk of running out of fresh water in the future. Normally Electricity production can use thousands of litres of water each year. Water is used in processing and refining fuel, generators cooling and transporting fuel through pipes. Generating electricity through solar panels, however, uses minimal water for services like cleaning, By going solar we shall be able to contribute towards saving this natural and scarce resource.
  2. Decrease air pollution
    The air can help or obstruct our health. Power generation from fossil fuels generates harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) gases that deteriorate the quality of the air. Poor quality air can have terrible effect on human health, and this is linked to asthma and allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, anxiety, heart attacks and even some cancers. While generating power form solar does not emit any harmful gases, and gives clean energy.
  3. Climate change
    The release of toxic gases into the Environment, like carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), not only contributes to air pollution, but also contributes to the enhanced greenhouse effect. While the greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms the Earth's surface to a liveable temperature, human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. With solar power powering a home or business, there is no burning of fuel and no emissions from energy production.
  4. Decrease carbon footprint
    Solar power is one of the cleanest sources of energy, and its effective way to make your household more efficient and sustainable. Solar panels don't use any water to generate electricity, they don't release harmful gases into the environment, and the source of their energy is abundant and, best of all - it's free.
  5. Reducing dependency on fossil fuels
    If we could collect all of the sunshine on the earth for just one hour, we could use that energy to power the whole world for a year. The sunshine used in solar power production is free, and there's ample sunshine available. On the other hand, fossil fuels are getting depleted. Reducing dependence on finite resources and taking advantage of, free source of energy, like solar wind, hydro has led to lower energy prices, making sustainable environment reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, create a more stable energy future.

Solar energy has vast advantages for earth, especially when it comes to the environment.

From reducing greenhouse gases, improving better air quality and save natural resources like water, solar energy can help to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and energy prices for years to come.

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