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Solar Power – The Resource nobody owns yet

Solar, the Latin word for sun is the infinite source of energy

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. The Earth is what we all have in common. And solar power is not a fashion out there but it’s about survival.

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis.   There are some potential environmental impacts associated with solar power. They are land use and habitat loss, water use, and the use of hazardous materials in manufacturing. It can vary greatly depending on the technology, which includes two broad categories:

Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells or concentrating solar thermal plants.

 

Yellow safety helmet on solar cell panel
Yellow safety helmet on solar cell panel

Using solar energy can have a positive, indirect effect on the environment. When solar energy replaces or reduces the use of other energy sources that have larger effects on the environment. However, some toxic materials and chemicals are used to make the photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into electricity..

Solar reduces air pollution also. Harmful carbon dioxide and methane emissions from fossil fuels, our traditional energy source, are leading contributors to global warming. It decreases air quality. But generating electricity with solar panels produces no greenhouse gasses whatsoever.

Large scale solar energy projects will have a larger effect on the environment, both positively and negatively. Unlike fossil fuels, solar Power emits no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, therefore using solar energy results in a lower amount of greenhouse gasses being emitted into the atmosphere.

While as an aspect of power solar energy creates clean, renewable power from the sun and benefits the environment. Alternatives to fossil fuels reduce carbon footprint at home and abroad, reducing greenhouse gases around the globe. … Most of the electricity generated comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas.

One of the important things is that, fortunately for all organisms of planet Earth, solar panels do not cause cancer. Yes, UV radiation is a known carcinogen, but solar panels do not increase the amount of UV rays that hit a given area.

No air or water pollution is given off when solar panels are used for energy production. It does not require transport of fuels or disposal of waste products. Solar energy produces electricity very quietly so it can be used in residential areas without creating noise pollution. Conversely, energy derived from natural gas and coal-fired power plants creates more than 10 times more hazardous waste than the same energy created by a solar panel…

Solar Power is Clean Power. If you wish to decrease your carbon footprint to help protect the environment, going solar is one of the most effective ways to do this. Solar  is good for our environment. Solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions because the electricity that solar panels produce has zero emissions.

Solar Energy Reduces Air Pollution also. A small percent of greenhouse gas emissions comes from electricity production especially when methane and carbon dioxide emissions are major contributors to global warming. Greenhouse gases reduce air quality and increase weather extremes. Wind is a renewable energy source. Overall, using wind to produce energy has fewer effects on the environment than many other energy sources. Wind turbines may also reduce the amount of electricity generation from fossil fuels, which results in lower total air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions.

While in use, solar panels create absolutely no waste or emissions. Unlike fossil fuel power plants, they produce clean, renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation, transportation, or combustion. It’s a simpler, cheaper, cleaner, and all-around better energy solution. That’s why solar power is so important.

There is a lot of power packed in our sun that all living things on earth depend upon. Plants use the sun’s energy in photosynthesis, cleaning our air and providing fresh oxygen. Solar energy is renewable, which means we can never run out of sunshine!

Solar panels reduce both global warming and urban heat island. The production of solar energy in cities is clearly a way to diminish our dependency to fossil fuels, and is a good way to mitigate global warming by lowering the emission of greenhouse gases.

All said, solar production is still significantly cleaner than burning fossil fuels.

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