Are solar power systems good for the environment'
Here are some facts to consider in relation to solar power:
Solar Energy uses daylight to generate electricity and of course the Sun is a renewable energy source.
Most countries have an abundance of sun light the (even the UK has an average of 1000 daylight hours a year).
The process of converting daylight to electricity, known as the Photovoltaic process, does not cause any pollution.
Solar Energy has many uses including cooking, heating, and heating water, and has huge cost saving and environmental benefits for both individuals and business.
There are many reasons that solar power systems are good for the environment and here are a few of the main reasons:
a) Solar power systems do not emit fumes and gases into the air like many power systems.
b) The components do not contain any toxins that can potentially harm people, plants, trees, pets and other things that might come in contact with the system.
c) By taking away the enormous amount of fumes and air pollutants that standard power systems put into the atmosphere everyday.
d) Solar power systems cuts down on the amount of greenhouse gases.
e) We know that as traditional resources used to create energy are running out the more energy is required to find these resources which are being sought in more inaccessible places around the world (e.g. oil and gas), whereas the Sun is dependable and free to access.
Article Date: 05 August 2011