Saving The Planet for the Future Generation with Solar Energy?
Despite numerous space explorations and expeditions done in the past seven decades of modern history, no other planet comes close to how habitable the Earth is. If something happens to Earth that dramatically alters its habitability, then we have no other place to go to as a species.
We have to realize that something dramatic may already be happening to Earth. For some, Global Warming is caused partly by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, with a profound effect on the world’s climate. All caused by just a few centuries of industrial progress in humankind. Like a discovery of fossil fuels that burn to generate energy turn out to produce carbon emissions.
Thankfully, there is a discovery that at least means to slow down this slow-burn negative progress of Earth, which is a solution that is already at hand. Solar Energy could be something that will ease the burden of CO2 emissions on the environment. And here is how Solar Energy helps save the planet.
Unlike traditional means to generate electricity, such as burning oil, coal, or natural gases, solar panels don’t need anything to burn, meaning no smoke. Solar panels rely on the heat and light coming from the sun, which then harnesses and converts into usable electricity with the help of assisting apparatuses.
If the vast majority of the population were to rely at least partly on solar panels for electricity, the difference would be equally impactful. It certainly would cut some of the urban environments’ CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming by trapping the heat from the sun. There would still be other sources of CO2 emissions, such as cars and factories, but at least now, solar energy and people who rely on it can start addressing this problem one step at a time.
The continual dump of pollutants and additional CO2 into the air costs our planet. It makes it harder and harder for the environment to clean the air. As the carbon count increases, so as our retention of heat from the sun. These changing air conditions will continue to affect different climates, causing some to warm, others to cool, and causing weather patterns everywhere to become more sudden and volatile.
There is now a consensus among professionals that we need a renewable energy project to stem the tide of climate change.
Solar energy is one of the ways we can try to prevent the effects of climate change. By reducing CO2 emissions and releasing fewer pollutants in the air, we can all do our part to slow down climate change.
You would think that air is the only problem caused by coal or gas power plants, but in reality, water pollution is quite rampant when humans use fossil fuels as power sources. A 72 percent of water pollution comes from coal-fired power plants alone because power plants that burn resources to generate electricity need a coolant system. After being used for cooling, this water becomes a waste material that contributes to water pollution.
Meanwhile, since solar panels do not need to burn anything to generate electricity, there’s a need for no such expensive cooling systems. This means, they do not pollute any amount of water in the environment and rarely overheat despite being exposed to the sun for 12 hours every day.
The population of human cities keeps growing, consequently raising the needs of its citizens like food, water, shelter, and energy. The latter two are dependent on fossil fuels to a certain degree. The effects when they become low in supply can be critical. They are, after all, finite resources, and we have no means of replenishing them artificially.
Those nonrenewable energy resources create a lot of pollutants that negatively impact our air quality. Nonrenewable resources are nonrenewable because they will, eventually, run out. The sooner and more fully we can transition to renewable energy, the better for both the environment and our species.
We already mentioned how some people enjoy solar energy because they like being green and energy independent. But solar can also help reduce our dependence on nonrenewable energy, such as fossil fuels. Having energy that is not finite is one of the best manifestations of peace of mind that humans can have. Even the sun is readily giving out that much for free. We only need to see its potential and grab it while we still have time and luxuries.
It is hard to think of what makes solar energy harmful to the environment. Other than the chemicals used in making them or their accessories. However, these depend on the brand and manufacturer and might even be negligible compared to the dangers.
When solar panels are used popularly and standardized, it could easily lift the demand for fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gases. It means less mining for all these and effectively preserving the wildlife in the area and other inhabitants of the place.
Also, solar energy could contribute to minimizing CO2 emissions. Smoking waste material is usually not good for the lungs. Solar energy is not just good for the environment but human beings as well. Overall, solar energy is one of those natural gifts we need to use and has more benefits than the initial impression.
Help save the Planet with Watt Peak Solar.
Here at Watt Peak Solar, we love solar energy. Saving the planet through the environmental benefits that solar energy can produce, are a big part of that passion.
Hopefully, we’ve helped you learn a thing or two about the benefits of solar energy.
Whether you’re looking to do your part in helping save the planet for future generations, or you just simply want to save money on your utility bills, Watt Peak Solar is here to help you.