More Canadian homeowners and businesses are choosing to “go solar” than ever before. Solar rebates and incentives have vastly contributed to the enhanced usage of solar panels. In addition to the reduced costs of solar energy, you can also help protect the environment by using a solar system for your home or business.
Solar power systems generate clean, renewable energy from the sun and benefit the overall environment. Solar power is an infinite excellent alternative to finite fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, as solar power helps to decrease carbon footprint, reducing greenhouse gases worldwide. Solar energy from the sun is free, readily available, and known to have a favorable impact on the environment.
We will now discuss some of the top environmental benefits of utilizing solar energy systems, including ground-mounted solar, rooftop solar, off-grid solar, and more.
Clean, Abundant Renewable Energy
Solar energy is, undoubtedly, the most abundant and geographically available energy source. On the other hand, fossil fuels are non-renewable energy sources; the amount of gas and oil available to us is limited and will eventually run out.
Since the sun isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, we can harness the sun’s power indefinitely. Besides, once you install a rooftop solar system, these panels won’t produce any emissions.
Decreased Air Pollution
Producing electricity with solar power instead of fossil fuels can dramatically decrease greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2). Greenhouse gases result in rising global temperatures and climate change. Climate change already contributes to severe environmental and public health issues worldwide, including extreme weather conditions, ecosystem changes, flooding, hurricanes, and rising sea levels.
Using solar panels, you can reduce the demand for fossil fuels, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and shrink your carbon footprint. Switching to solar is an incredible way to help lessen CO2 emissions. Not only do solar panels generate zero emissions after installation, but they can also offset a considerable amount of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.
Reduced Impact On Climate Change
The release of toxic chemicals like methane, nitrous oxide, and CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere increases air pollution, health problems, and the greenhouse effect. The increased amount of greenhouse gases present in our atmosphere makes it warm up faster than ever before, causing many adverse effects such as rising sea levels, more extended droughts, flash floods, extreme heat, and others.
Powering your residential or commercial building with solar energy is a significant step toward reducing your contribution to global warming and climate change.
Decreased Water Pollution
Many of the traditional fossil fuel sources of energy production, use enormous amounts of precious fresh water resources. Natural gas and coal-powered energy plants need massive amounts of water to keep their generators and other equipment cool.
Conversely, solar power systems don’t require water to operate, easing the strain put on local water supplies and decreasing water pollution overall.
Dandelion Renewables offers environment-friendly solar power solutions to its residential and commercial customers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC. To learn more about our solar energy services, click here or contact us for customized service.