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What Are the Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?

By March 12, 2020 Uncategorized
Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

Imagine powering your home or business with a form of clean and renewable energy. You can never run out of this energy, it is completely free, and it has the power to combat climate change. Solar energy is quickly becoming the new trend for environmental sustainability and provides a variety of eco-friendly benefits that can help save the world.

  1. Eliminates the Use of Fossil Fuels

Most of the energy that is globally consumed comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, which are harmful to the environment. The process of extracting and burning fossil fuels is also quite expensive and can cause a lot of damage. Fossil fuels contribute to water contamination and air pollution from improper storage and enable climate change in the following process:

  • Carbon dioxide is released from burning fossil fuels
  • Excess emissions thicken the layer of greenhouse gases
  • Heat becomes trapped in the atmosphere
  • Earth’s global temperature rises

Since solar energy reduces demand for, reliance on, and burning of fossil fuels, solar panel systems also contribute to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. Positively Profits Your Planet

Solar energy produces additional positive impacts on the environment. For instance, installing a solar panel system can have the same effect as planting about 150 trees per year. Between a diminishing energy source and an abundant one, solar energy is also more practical. For example, the average New York home uses about 7,200 kilowatts (kWh) of electricity annually. This means that switching to solar energy can reduce an equivalent of 5,000 pounds of burned coal.

  1. Reduces Health Issues

Because solar panel systems provide a reduction solution to our reliance on fossil fuels, they are also inadvertently successful in reducing respiratory and cardio health issues. This is because less burning of fossil fuels equates to a reduction in nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide, and other emissions which cause health problems such as chronic bronchitis — a respiratory disease that causes symptoms like shortness of breath, chest congestion, or coughing.

The Effectiveness of Solar Panel Systems

For over 20 years, PES Solar have satisfied homeowners with quality solar panel systems. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, PES Solar offers zero-down financing pending credit approval to further assist home and business owners in going solar. To receive a solar panel system that produces the energy and savings you need, contact PES Solar today at 386-668-4222.