How Solar Panels Impact Our Environment

Solar energy is an amazing source of renewable energy that comes completely from nature. When the energy that comes from the sun hits a solar panel, it can be converted into electricity for use in homes and businesses of all sizes. Did you know that the energy that comes from the sun in just one hour is more energy than what is used by the entire world in the span of 1 year? Because the energy that comes from the sun is clean and pure, it does not harm our environment like fossil fuels do. Fossil fuels emit gases into the environment which cause air pollution and global warming. They are also a limited energy resource, unlike the sun.

When you choose to install solar panels on your home, you are making a choice to reduce your carbon footprint since solar power has low greenhouse gas emissions, and you’re doing your part to encourage the rest of the world into reducing their dependence on fossil fuels.

Solar energy of course does have some negative impacts, but these are minimal compared to other forms of energy and the good can outweigh the bad. For example, solar panels can require a large area of land to generate great power, but many solar panel farms are located in deserts where the land otherwise goes unused.

The materials that make up solar cells are sometimes hazardous and heavy metals and can be an environmental danger when they are not disposed of properly. The good news is that solar research is constantly evolving so that solar panels of the future can be eco-friendlier and give off twice as much energy.

Solar power has so much potential to meet all of the world’s energy needs without leaving any harmful impact on the Earth. Do your part today by looking into solar panel installation for your home or business!

Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

solar panels connecticutLocated in Trumbull, Connecticut, Smart Roofs offers premier solar panel installation and roofing services in Connecticut. Smart Roofs provides quality roofing and solar services to Fairfield County business and homeowners. Their talented roofing and solar teams will design a solution that fits your needs and sticks to your budget. They can help you reduce and even eliminate your monthly electric bill, all while raising the value of your home. Using tax benefits and recently-created SRECs, solar panel installation is more affordable than ever.

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