12 June 2022

How solar panels help the environment

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How solar panels help the environment

If you install solar panels in your home, you could find that your property becomes better at conserving and using energy. One of the key benefits is that solar panels are one of the best ways for people to wean themselves off energy derived from fossil fuels. Energy sources like coal and gas emit harmful substances like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which negatively contributes to climate change.

There are many benefits to solar panels but one of the keys once is how beneficial they are to the environment. The use of solar power has so many advantages for our planet, especially when it comes to our delicate environment. From minimising greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and preserving water, you could enjoy a cost-efficient and sustainable home.

Unlike fossil fuels, solar panels utilise no pollutants and require no other resources to function besides clean water. Solar panels can help drastically lower how much energy from the national grid. An average UK home implementing a photovoltaic (PV) system could minimise carbon emissions by 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes every year.

Solar Energy is Sustainable

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Because solar panels harness the power of the sun, they are a limitless source of energy as long as the sun exists. This is hugely important as the global population continues to grow and resources shrink. Solar panels reduce the strain infinite power resources like oil, coal and natural gas.

Solar panels do require a lot of energy to create, but the emissions are heavily front-loaded. Once manufactured and the solar panels are installed, they produce emission-free energy for 25 years or more.

Because solar panels have been crafted using premium materials, they can last for years and require very minimal maintenance. The less need for replacement and maintenance, which can result in waste, is also beneficial to the environment.

Solar panels work by taking the energy received from the sun’s rays and the turns it into renewable, domestically usable energy. The internal PV cells create an electric field once in contact with the sun. the energy harnessed will be used to safely and sustainably power your home.

From there, solar panels can produce energy that you don’t have to use straight away. You can store the energy you create if you want to, or you can sell it on to the National Grid. Because of this, you can power your home with the energy you’ve made yourself, rather than relying on the energy produced from coal and gas-burning factories. Not only does that mean you won’t have to spend as much on energy bills, but you could make your home self-reliant with enough panels to make sure you don’t have to pay them!

Solar Reduces Water Pollution

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Just like any process, the manufacturing of solar panels still requires the use of some water. It is significantly less than alternative energy sources, which needs water for cooling purposes.

Hydropower and nuclear energy both use a significant amount of water to produce electricity. Generally a dam will need to be built to control the water flow and production of electricity. Dams will have a significant and negative impact on the local ecosystem. This isn’t an issue with solar panels.

Reduced Air Pollution

Fossil fuels create a significant amount of pollutants. Smog and dirty air aren’t just bad for the environment, it’s also detrimental to our health. When pollutant gets trapped in the air, it’s bad for people, buildings and the planet as a whole.

Solar panels help eliminate the issue of air pollution. Your solar panels create clean energy that won’t contribute to air pollution, which us fantastic news for the environment.

Invest In Our Cost Efficient Solar Panels Today

By choosing to install our solar panels into your home, you can help the environment and enjoy a home that is more cost efficient to run. We try and make our solar panels an affordable energy option for our customers. Even better, you can sell any surplus energy to the National Grid for a profit.

The less you rely on traditional energy, the most environmentally friendly your home will be. You could find yourself enjoying lower energy bills and your home could reduce its carbon footprint. Solar panels will make a home more self-reliant, meaning you won’t incur the same rising energy costs many of us are suffering from.

Learn more about the solar panels and how they can help the environment today by getting in touch with our team. Please give our team a call on 01252 939 597, or you can fill in our online contact form to leave us a message. We will be happy to answer your queries and help improve you do your bit for the planet. Get a bespoke price today by using our online quoting engine today!

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