12 Apr The Environmental Benefits of Solar
Climate change is a big concern considering that it could tremendously affect our way of living, it can affect human health by polluting the air that we breathe, destabilizing water quality, and making resources scarce for healthy food. Greenhouse gases, are produced when fossil fuels are burned, leading to rising global temperatures. Luckily, in transforming light into energy (aka. solar energy), solar panels have zero emissions.
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, when you produce about 1000 kWh of electricity using solar panels, you reduce emissions by more than 1,400 pounds of carbon dioxide, 8 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 5 pounds of nitrogen oxides. A solar panel with a projected 28 years of operation would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 100 tons!
Solar power is reducing individual and national dependence on fossil fuels both for labor and energy resources. Not only can you save money by switching to solar – you can also reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, and healthier environment with solar energy.
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