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Advantages of Solar Energy over Fossil Fuels

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Solar is a power source that can be used without releasing greenhouse gases or other harmful by-products. Solar energy is the most reliable source of clean and renewable energy. We can use this energy directly for heating water, lighting, even cooling, and many other things. We can convert it to electricity to power anything from residential, commercial, and industrial consumers. Solar energy is replacing fossil fuels because of its various benefits, as a source of power.

Here are some of the advantages of Solar Energy over Fossil Fuels:

Installation

Solar is easily fixed on a rooftop surface or ground mount and provides an already-available resource (sunlight). The experts here at Total Solutions can help you install solar panels at your residence and commercial property. By comparison, fossil fuel use requires the degradation of the earth as a means to fuel production. Many people are uninformed that fossil fuels do not just create hothouse gas emissions – the process of drilling also degrades and disintegrates the ground and pollutes the water supply.

Availability

We will not run out of the sunshine to fuel our houses, vehicles, and other belongings, as long as the sun is there. Fossil fuels, by comparison, are non-renewable resources. Once we have adopted the Earth’s fossil fuel stocks, that’s all we have. They will technically refresh themselves, but it will take millions of years for that to happen. Therefore, fossil fuels will no longer be a feasible energy option. Despite, solar energy will be a viable energy option so long as we can access direct sunlight.

And as photovoltaic solar technology continues to improve, so will our ability to gather sunlight and use it as energy.

Helps to climate changes

Fossil fuels contain carbon dioxide ( CO2) as a by-product. This CO2 is responsible for retaining more heat on Earth. The solar panel does not produce air pollutants or carbon dioxide. In recent years, this has been linked to several catastrophic weather events, such as typhoons, flooding, storms, intense heat, and drought. Producing electricity from solar panels generates no greenhouse gases whatsoever, and so can help to reduce the impact of environmental change if used widely.

So, if we want to reduce our carbon step by reducing our emissions, one of the best waysto do it is by switching to solar energy.

Affordable

Solar is likely the most affordable energy source in the world. Solar’s low-cost trajectory is likely to continue: unlike oil, gas, and coal. Solar’s cost will continue to fall every year as experimentation continues and technology develops. And Arizona ranks amid the top five states with Sunniest Cities in The US.

Using less water

Water is the most precious natural resource. We live on the barest continent on the planet, and we run the risk of running out of fresh water in the future. Electricity production can use thousands of liters of water every year. Water is used for cooling yielders, processing and refining fuel, and transporting fuel through pipes. Producing power by solar panels, however, uses no water whatsoever. The development of solar PV cells doesn’t require water at all to generate electricity, reducing the strain on this precious resource. The only water needed is rainwater to naturally clean the panels when they get a bit grimy!

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