How Does Solar Energy Impact the Environment?


November 14, 2021

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The float zone wafer is the heart of solar panels that sparkle on our rooftops. Thanks to these semiconductor components, the solar cells or photovoltaic (PV) cells that make up the solar panels can efficiently absorb sunlight and turn it into electricity. To help you understand the benefits of renewable energy, let’s take a closer look at the positive impact that solar energy has on our environment.

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Key Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

It Reduces Strain on Our Planet’s Finite Resources

As the global population grows, our planet will eventually run out of resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas. Without an alternative energy source, we’ll subsequently exhaust our non-renewable fossil fuels, and the cost of extracting them will become extremely high.

Fortunately, the sun produces more than 10,000 times the world’s total combined energy use. What’s more, solar energy is totally renewable. For this reason, it won’t put a strain on our dwindling resources and cause damage to our environment.

It Reduces Air Pollution

Generating electricity from fossil fuels can produce toxic carbon dioxide and methane gases that can significantly affect the quality of the air we breathe. Breathing poor quality air every day can take a toll on our health and well-being.

Scientific evidence shows the link between air pollution and respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer. Since solar energy doesn’t produce harmful emissions that pollute the air, it helps improve air quality.

It Doesn’t Require Water to Generate Electricity

Did you know that traditional energy production can use thousands of liters of water per year? Besides cooling generators, water is used to refine and transport fuel through pipes. Alternatively, solar energy doesn’t use water to generate electricity.  

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