August 18, 2021

How solar saves the planet?

Solar energy produces wide-ranging benefits for our planet, especially when it comes to our environment.

Family running through a field under a splendid sun. Solar energy saves the planet by reducing and eliminating our dependence on burning fossil fuels that degrade our environment and ultimately our lives.

Clean, green, sustainable solar power has major environmental benefits.

An increasing number of homeowners are choosing to install solar panels on their homes to help reduce their energy costs.

By using the natural power generated, savings quickly add up while reliance on the power grid minimises.

But solar energy doesn’t only help reduce electricity bills, it also has huge benefits for our planet.

From reducing greenhouse gases and toxic emissions to improving air quality and conserving precious water, solar energy reduces our reliance on dirty, dangerous and unsustainable fossil fuels.

Solar power is a clean, sustainable and green energy choice with major environmental advantages.

Kangaroo lying back in lush Australian bushland. Solar energy slows the effects of climate change by reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels that increase the amount of dangerous greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere.

Solar panels and solar energy produce zero emissions.

Solar energy slows climate change

Toxic gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide released and trapped in the atmosphere amplify the greenhouse effect.

Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels continue to increase the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

As a result, our planet is warming at a quicker rate than ever before. Major shifts in climate change with catastrophic flooding, cyclones, storms, excessive heat and drought have all increased in recent years.

Solar panels emit no greenhouse gases. Used widely, solar panels mitigate the effects of climate change.

There is no combustion of fuel and no emissions from energy generation when solar energy is used to power homes and businesses.

River winding through verdant Australian bushland. Solar energy reduces carbon emissions.

Renewable energy sources like solar are among the most environmentally friendly.

Solar energy reduces carbon footprint

Solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy and an extremely effective way for your household to be more energy efficient and sustainable.

Solar panels don’t use any water to generate electricity, they don’t release harmful gases into the environment and the source of their energy is abundant and – best of all – free.

Using solar energy instead of the grid also means you reduce the need for carbon dioxide emitting energy to be produced.

Australian energy users offset anywhere between a half to one tonne of carbon dioxide for every megawatt-hour of solar energy you use.

With a solar system installed on your home you can reduce your household’s carbon footprint and contribute to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target.

Thriving rainforest in Australia. Solar energy reduces the need for fossil fuels that harm the environment.

Sunlight is a free, abundant and consistent source of energy.

Solar energy lessens reliance on fossil fuels

Harnessing all the sunlight shining on the earth for just one hour will produce enough energy to power the entire world for a year.

The sunshine used in solar energy production is free, abundant and constant. Fossil fuels are running out fast. Environmentally dangerous extraction techniques like fracking are increasingly used to extract oil and gas.

Reducing reliance on these finite resources and taking advantage of an abundant, free source of energy means lower energy prices, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a stronger, more stable energy future.

ops of Australian eucalyptus trees. Air pollution is reduced by solar energy.

Solar energy means cleaner, clearer, healthier air.

Solar energy lowers air pollution

Health and well-being are aided or harmed by the air we breathe. 

The production of electricity from fossil fuels releases dangerous carbon dioxide and methane pollutants into the atmosphere, lowering the quality of the air we breathe. 

Breathing low-quality air on a regular basis is harmful to our health. Asthma and allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, anxiety, heart attacks, and even cancer have all been related to air pollution. 

Using the sun to generate more and more of our energy, we emit fewer and fewer dangerous and damaging emissions than when we burn fossil fuels. We all breathe cleaner, clearer, healthier air. 

Solar panels emit no hazardous emissions. The more homes and businesses that use solar power, the fewer poisonous pollutants from fossil fuels are released into the atmosphere.

Solar energy uses less water

One of our most valuable natural resources is water. 

In Australia, we live on the driest continent on the planet. During droughts, we face the reality of water shortages. 

Traditional power production might consume millions of litres of water. Cooling generators, purifying and refining fuel and delivering fuel through pipes all require water. 

Solar panels, on the other hand, don’t require any water to generate power. Solar photovoltaic cells create power without the use of any water, lessening the load on this limited resource.

Solar is not just another way for humanity to acquire energy but also a way for the environment and the planet to recover from the damage that industrialisation has caused.

As a renewable resource, solar energy can save us all.

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