For years now, scientists and researchers have been looking for other sources of energy, rather than purely rely on fossil fuels.
The use of solar panels to power energy is nothing new, but with advancements in technology and a reduction in the components and installation costs, they are increasing in popularity every year.
Let us tell you how solar benefits the environment.
The shift away from fossil fuels can’t come quickly enough for the sake of the planet, and in short, any renewable energy source is good for the environment.
Lowers air pollution
The air we breathe is so important for our health and wellbeing, and energy sources that use fossil fuels can generate harmful gases such as carbon monoxide and methane into our environment.
By using solar panels as your energy source, you’re not releasing any harmful air pollution into the atmosphere, which is not only great news for our planet, but for our health too!
Slowing climate change
We know we keep talking about the planet, but that’s because it’s so important. Installing solar panels in your business is a simple way to massively reduce your carbon footprint, and quickly. Toxic gases from burning fossil fuels increases the greenhouse effect in the earth’s atmosphere.
Switching to the use of solar power produces none of these harmful greenhouse gases, as there’s no burning of fuel or a release of emissions from the energy produced.
Using less water
You may wonder how does an energy source that uses the power of the sun help reduce water waste? Well, when understanding what using solar panels does for the environment, it’s useful to know that traditional energy generation uses thousands of litres of water each year. Water is used for cooling machines, and processing fuels through pipes. Solar power on the other hand, doesn’t require the use of any water – apart from cleaning the panels once or twice a year!
Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels
Amongst the obvious reasons to reduce our fossil fuel use, we also have to remember that they are a finite resource. Fossil fuels won’t last forever and finding renewable sources of energy has never been more important.
One of the biggest benefits to the use of solar power is that the sun’s energy is infinite.
Minimise our reliance on the national grid
Traditional energy sources mean our businesses rely on the National Grid to supply the energy needed to run their appliances.
This dependence on the National Grid not only means being subjected to imposed energy prices, which are increasing year on year but also that they may fall victim to any power cuts or outages.
You can enhance your self-sufficiency not only by installing solar panels but also solar battery storage as part of your system. Solar batteries store surplus electricity generated by your panels to be used at a later date, such as when it’s dark or when you need an energy boost.
These are just some of the reasons how solar benefits the environment.
There are many more, and we hope this will open your interest into something new.
We look forward to helping you on your solar journey!