Installing solar panels on the roof of your home or business is a good way to not only lower your electricity bills but to also contribute towards saving the environment by lowering your carbon footprint. Solar energy is an abundant, natural and renewable source because it can be replenished unlike fossil fuels which are finite and non-renewable. Solar energy produces little or no emissions when it’s converted to electricity. That’s why more and more people across Australia are investing in solar to power their homes.
There are many advantages to installing a solar power system. For those people who don’t have access to the Power Grid and are living without access to electricity, solar power can be life-changing. Solar power can also prove to be beneficial to people who install an on-grid solar power system as this will mean cheaper electricity and helps you gain independence from the grid. In addition to the financial savings, solar is also beneficial to the environment as it aids in reducing your carbon footprint.
Residential solar PV systems are capable of generating enough power throughout the day to meet all your energy needs.
Although solar panels require sunlight in order to generate power, solar cells are designed such a way that they are still able to work on cloudy days. However, keep in mind that the solar power generation is lower on a cloudy day and less electricity is generated.
Generally speaking, a 6.6kW solar panel array will be able to produce enough energy to power a home containing a family of four or five people. A 6.6kW system size has become one of the most common system sizes enquired for in the Australian market.
Reduce your carbon footprint by going solar
Solar power generation requires less Water Usage. Solar panels do not require water to function, while conventional electricity sources use tens of thousands of litres of water every year. Additionally, fossil fuels generate harmful gasses like methane and carbon dioxide which reduce the air quality. Air pollution can hinder our health and well-being by causing anxiety, headaches, pneumonia, heart attacks, asthma, bronchitis, and allergies. Solar energy dramatically reduces carbon emissions in the air we breathe, which consequently improves your overall health.
Solar power has also proven to be a positive impact on the environment as studies have shown that transitioning to solar power from traditional energy sources has slowed down climate change.
The burning of fossil fuels increases the presence of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere that contributes to enhanced greenhouse effect which is warming our planet faster than before. The consequent increase in global temperature results in the melting of glaciers, rising sea levels, which in turn causes a number of calamities like cyclones, frequent floods, extreme heat and drought. On the other hand, generating electricity from solar panels does not produce any greenhouse gases and therefore helps to slow down climate change.
We have always largely depended on coal, oil and natural gas for our energy needs. Fossil fuels are finite in nature and are non-renewable. Fossil fuel as an energy source cannot keep up with the increasing demand of energy and is a major contributor for air pollution. Solar energy, on the other hand, is abundant and can be endlessly harnessed to meet global energy consumption, reduce energy costs and ensure a stable energy future.
Contact SunMate Solar today for a free quote and play your part in helping to save the environment!