Today, when our carbon footprints and emissions are at an all-time high, it is more important than ever to take steps to make the world a greener place. While we want to stop climate change, we can take small steps RIGHT NOW. Like all significant changes, this one starts at home, too literally. One of the most effective ways to help our planet switch to renewable energy sources like solar for businesses and households.
Thanks to the abundance of sunlight in Australia, it has become one of the top solar-powered countries in the world. The year 2019 saw a 90% rise in solar installations across households and businesses in Victoria alone. Renewable sources met nearly 20% of Australia's energy requirement. To put that into perspective, that amount of energy could easily power over 9 million households saving and 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. This substantial hike in solar installation can also be attributed to the Australian government's heavy tax benefits and rebates.
Besides the obvious financial perks and energy independence, solar has the power to heal the world.
Here's how –
Less water consumption
Water despite being one of the most abundant resources found on Earth, is quickly getting depleted. If we don't moderate our consumption, it won't be long before the water becomes scarce. You might not have known this, but traditional energy production techniques use water in great quantities to cool generators, process and refine fuel, and transport the fuel. This could be prevented by switching to commercial solar panels which involve no use any water at all.
Less air pollution
Energy generated by burning fossil fuels does not simply mean that we might eventually run out of those resources. Such energy can release large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gases into the environment, greatly compromising the air quality. This has direct adverse effects on the health of almost all living beings. It is one contributor to diseases like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, heart conditions, anxiety, and even cancer. Commercial solar panels depend only on the sun to generate energy, a resource that can be deemed as infinite. Moreover, it results in no toxic emissions.
Slow down climate change
Gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are primarily responsible for the accelerating rate of climate change. They increase the pollution levels and contribute to the greenhouse effect, which has been the leading cause of rising temperatures in the world. That could trigger multiple natural disasters like floods, cyclones, droughts and more. Traditional energy sources typically lead to tonnes of toxic emissions, and switching to solar for businesses and households could help bring it down drastically.
Lower carbon footprint
Solar energy is one of the cleanest energy sources in the world and a great way to ensure sustainability for your business, household, as well as the Earth. It doesn't use water or fossil fuels, nor does it contribute to the emission of toxic gases. The best part? It is abundantly available and for free. For every megawatt-hour of solar energy you use, you are preventing around 0.5 to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide from being released into the air.
No reliance on fossil fuels
Traditional sources of energy production rely on the availability of non-renewable fossil fuels. We are already beginning to run out at a quick rate. No wonder that energy prices are off the charts. Solar energy, on the other hand, is all about harnessing sunlight. This translates to lower energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a greener future.
There you have the biggest green advantages of choosing solar over traditional energy sources, considering switching to solar for business or your household?
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