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We’ve all heard the benefits and drawbacks of solar power. Solar panels, on the other hand, are being installed on more houses and businesses than ever before. This increasing usage of solar energy has the potential to provide numerous environmental benefits. Let’s look at some of such environmental advantages of solar power.

1.      Solar helps in reducing the consumption of fossil fuel

Fossil fuels are present in the Earth’s mantle and contain carbon and hydrogen, which can be burned to generate energy and produce gases such as carbon dioxide. As a result, they can be exceedingly harmful to both the environment and individuals.

Solar power, on the other hand, is rapidly becoming a source of clean energy. Solar power harnesses the sun’s energy that was abandoned for so long. As a result, this limitless energy source has the potential to minimize the demand for fossil fuels.

2.      Solar power aids in the reduction of air pollution

Fossil fuels such as oil and gasses are something that will end someday. However, these are significant contributors to air pollution. This can result in a variety of illnesses such as headaches, asthma, anxiety, heart attacks, and more. However, solar power reduces the need for these toxic fuels while also creating a healthier environment for everyone and nature. This is because your solar panels generate clean energy. As a result, the sooner we shift away from nonrenewable energy and toward renewable solar energy, the better it will be for nature.

3.      Solar energy contributes to the conservation of water

If no one uses any kind of fossil fuel to generate electricity, water will probably be the next option. For example, both hydropower and nuclear power require water to generate electricity. To manage the flow of water and the production of energy, a dam will need to be erected. This may have a possible influence on the environment. Solar panels, however, generate electricity solely using the sun’s limitless energy source.

As water becomes scarce in some places, solar power consumption can help to alleviate this problem. Furthermore, a rise in solar power utilization, according to the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, might aid in lowering the use of water in at least 36 states.

4.      Solar power will contribute to improved health conditions in the future

A few of the above-mentioned solar benefits demonstrate how it provides a better and healthier environment in which to live. However, according to one of the estimates issued by the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, better air conditions created because of solar energy might save more than 25,000 lives. This has a significant favorable impact on human health.

5.      Solar energy contributes to the fight against climate change and carbon footprint

The world constantly face challenges regarding climate change because of air pollution. The carbon count is growing daily. This air pollution, caused by a variety of sources, including the use of fossil fuels can cause weather patterns throughout the world to become more unpredictable and violent. Certain studies assume that we need a renewable energy project to stop the flow of climate change and that solar energy is one of the greatest.

Solar power/ air pollution
Solar power vs. air pollution (turbinegenerator, 2017)

The ‘carbon footprint’ is responsible for human emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into the environment. Because fossil fuels contribute significantly to the negative carbon footprint, solar power may significantly assist in lowering the carbon footprint by reducing the usage of these non-renewable energy sources.

“One ton of carbon dioxide neutralizes for every thousand kilowatts of solar power generated”

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