Solar energy is extremely attractive as an alternative energy source—most notably because of its positive impact on the environment when compared to more traditional types of energy. Consider these reasons why solar energy is superior:
These benefits sound good, but only when you understand how dangerous greenhouse gases, and carbon dioxide (CO2) specifically, are will you fully appreciate the beauty of solar energy. Carbon dioxide has a significant impact on global warming. Carbon dioxide produced as a byproduct of energy use remains in the earth’s atmosphere for 50 – 100 years, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates. This chart, also published by the EPA, shows what a large impact energy use has on carbon dioxide production.
However, there is an alternative. Solar Energy produces energy that contains ZERO carbon dioxide emissions which results in cleaner energy, helps the fight in global warming and reduces our dependency on foreign fossil fuels. Every solar electric system makes a strong positive impact on our environment.