By now you’re probably aware of how a solar power system can help you reduce your electricity bill and that through our ‘Pay As You Save’ program you can:
- sidestep the high upfront cost
- pay $0 deposit
- go solar
- and start saving from day one
But as a conscientious citizen of the planet, you might be wondering… what is the solar energy advantage for the rest of the world?
If you’re on the fence about going solar because you’re not sure about it’s impact on the rest of the world and the communities that exist within it, then this FAQ is for you.
Let’s take a look at the seven main benefits of solar energy for the environment, the world and the communities that we live in…
1. Reduces air pollution
One of the advantages of solar power is that it helps to reduce air pollution.
Unlike other sources of power like fossil fuels which can generate harmful carbon dioxide and methane gases – lowering the quality of the air that we breath.
Air pollution is bad for our health in many ways and has been linked to many issues such as:
- heart attacks
- and even some cancers
2. Less water usage
Another benefit of solar energy is that it uses less water.
Traditional electricity production can require thousands of litres of water each year for example to:
- cool generators
- process and refine fuel
- transport fuel through pipes
In contrast, solar panels only require rain water to naturally keep them clean when they get a little bit dusty.
3. No noise pollution
Adding to the advantages of solar is it’s lack of noise pollution.
This is particularly relevant in urban areas where you are required to live within a close proximity to others.
Wind turbines, another popular source of alternative energy are known to emit a low-frequency sound when operating.
Some people can be extremely sensitive to this sound and it may cause them to feel very uncomfortable.
4. No waste
Let’s continue with the usefulness of solar energy – it also produces no waste.
Unlike other sources of power like, for instance coal which produces a plethora of solid wastes known as coal combustion waste.
- coal ash (fly ash and bottom ash)
- boiler slag
- flue-gas desulphurization
According to Ground Truth Trekking coal combustion waste also contains an array of toxic compounds including:
- poly-aromatic hydrocarbons
5. Preserving nature
The Center for Biological Diversity states that scientists have predicted that more than 1 million species are on track for extinction in the coming decades.
This current extinction crisis is entirely of our own making and a result of various factors such as:
- climate change
- habitat destruction
- overharvest from the wild
- population growth
Each time a species goes extinct, the world becomes less biologically diverse.
The consequences are discerning and impact future generations who will never have the opportunity to experience the flora and fauna that we take for granted.
6. More jobs
An update published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests that employment in the renewable energy industry surged by 27 per cent in the 2018-2019 financial year.
Reaching 26,850 full-time equivalent workers, a new record for the Australian industry.
Almost all of the growth in employment occurred within the solar and wind industries, with the small and large scale industries representing around two-thirds of the entire renewables sector in terms of employment.
When you buy from SunEnergy you are also supporting a local family based business that employs local Australians.
This means local staff, local installers and local support when you need it.
Everyone wins with more jobs for local Australians, now and into the future.
Solar energy can be harnessed in all areas of the world – where there is sun light there is the potential for solar energy.
Solar power is also available every day and it is used in a wide variety of applications including:
- producing electricity in areas that do not have access to a power grid
- distilling water to ensure that it is clean and drinkable
- powering satellites in space
SunEnergy empowers you to go solar
Here at SunEnergy, our mission is to make solar power accessible for everyone.
We all can enjoy the amazing benefits of solar power for no more than you already spend on energy bills.
When you go solar you are not only helping the world but also yourself.
Don’t let the high upfront cost stop you from making the switch.
Speak to one of our friendly, local staff and get a quick quote today.