How Solar Panels Positively Impact The Environment

Installing solar panels for your home or business comes with many benefits. For you personally, you can lessen your reliance

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Installing solar panels for your home or business comes with many benefits. For you personally, you can lessen your reliance on your local utility companies. This will make your bills much lower and give you greater energy independence.

On a larger scale, the environment also sees the positive impact of solar panels. Even just adding residential solar panels to your own home’s south-facing roofs at the recommended slope of between 15 and 40 degrees can lead to a more sustainable future. Let’s take a look at the many ways in which solar panels can make the world we live in that much cleaner.

Reduces harmful emissions

Traditional energy sources create a large amount of potentially dangerous emissions. Many facilities use fossil fuels and also create high emissions of air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds. In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, these pollutants all contribute to the prevalence of diseases like childhood asthma.

In contrast, solar power produces almost zero air emissions and has a relatively small carbon footprint. There is still a tiny carbon footprint associated with solar panels from the production and transportation of them. However, the outstanding energy efficiency of solar power means that its footprint is much smaller than carbon footprints associated with other energy sources.

Reduces water pollution

Although you may not realize it, older technologies such as nuclear, natural gas, and coal-fire facilities use a large amount of water. This water is primarily used for cooling purposes, but it picks up plenty of pollutants as it works through the energy production system.

Manufacturing solar panels does still require some water, but the total amount is significantly less than the other energy sources mentioned above. Once the solar panels are on the roof of your home, you can enjoy their energy efficiency while posing no risk to local water resources.

Whether you’re considering solar panels for your home or investing in commercial solar for your business, be sure to contact experienced solar power professionals for the best results. Get in touch with Energy Professionals today to learn more about utilizing solar power and you’ll be on your way to a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

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