What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

Written by U.S.SolarEnergy

Solar power is a clean and renewable source of energy. Solar panels do not use any water to generate electricity, they do not release harmful gases into the environment, and the source of energy is abundant and free.

Use less water

Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Traditional electricity production uses tens of millions of gallons of water each year. Water is used for cooling generators, processing and refining fuel, and transporting fuel through pipes. Generating power through solar panels, however, uses no water at all.

Reduce air pollution

Electricity generated from fossil fuels can produce harmful carbon dioxide and methane gases that lower the quality of the air we breathe. Breathing poor quality air can have negative consequences for our health, having been linked to asthma, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, anxiety, heart attacks, and some cancers. Using the sun to generate more power means less harmful emissions from fossil fuels.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are finite, dirty, and subject to extreme pricing volatilities as a result of global events. Enough solar energy hits the earth every minute to power the entire world for a whole year. Switching to solar gives you a dependable, stable, infinite, and clean source of power for your home.