THE POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SOLAR ENERGY
The number of Australians installing solar panels and batteries is rapidly increasing, with a solar system being installed every six and a half minutes. The sun rays that hit your roof are more powerful than you think, saving you money on your electricity bills, decreasing your carbon footprint and helping us rely less on fossil fuels.
It’s becoming cheaper to purchase solar panels and batteries now too, with government rebates and incentives that reduce costs for the consumer to entice people to go solar! There are many benefits to having a solar system in place for your home, office or commercial property; you might have heard that solar panels are becoming more accessible and sustainable than ever before, with new technologies being implemented every year to make solar the best sustainable energy source in the world.
Of course, saving on bills and using a new source of energy is important in today’s climate, but have you ever thought of how exactly installing solar panels benefits the planet? There are huge positive environmental factors once you get a solar system for your home or property:
REDUCES YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
We may drive smarter, fuel-efficient cars, use better cleaning products, eat less red meat, but did you know by choosing to go solar, your household can be doing as much good as planting 150 trees per year? If you live in a home where you use a lot of energy, such as those who work from home, or a large family that charges devices, TVs, phones, switches on most of the lights or has multiple appliances, you could be saving the same amount of carbon emissions being produced into the air as burning 2,200 kilograms of coal would produce each year. If that’s not the best reason to go solar, take a look at the other positive factors!
BETTER AIR QUALITY
Solar energy offers clean, renewable energy from the sun, while fossil fuel sources from the Earth are rapidly decreasing. Fossil fuels create a lot of methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide that seeps into the atmosphere and affects the air we breathe. We need clean oxygen to survive as we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide; but if there’s too much CO2 in the air, our planet and the people living on it start to suffocate.
Air pollution is created by many things including cars, factories and agriculture, but the burning of fossil fuels has been a long resource that is now not only dwindling but pushing our air quality to the edge. Solar energy not only produces zero carbon dioxide, it replaces the need to burn more fossil fuels for energy needs of the populous – helping those with asthma and respiratory problems breathe much better as well.
SLOWS DOWN CLIMATE CHANGE
While the need for fossil fuels decreases, this also means greenhouse gas emissions slow down too, thus helping the climate breathe a little easier. We need the Earth to be at a temperature we can tolerate, but the greenhouse gas effect means our planet gets too hot and natural resources and living beings begin to suffer and become extinct. Greenhouse gases have also been linked to crazy and catastrophic weather events such as floods, tsunamis, tornadoes and cyclones, extreme heat and droughts.
There’s never a bad time to go solar, get in touch with us today for a no-obligation quote and find out how much you can save on your bills and the planet in the long run.