The electricity unit rates are increasing every year. If you install a sustainable source, you would for the next 20 years save on your entire bill and the increasing unit prices won’t affect you at all.
The solar technology has advanced to such a level, that solar energy has become one of the most reliable and consistent source.
Solar energy is a natural and infinite source of energy
Solar electricity power plants produce zero emissions.
Solar power has minimal impact on the environment
After the installation, the solar panels requires very little maintenance
The generation of electricity through solar power produces no noise. So noise pollution is also reduced.
Solar energy can be used in remote areas where it is too expensive to extend the electricity power grid.
Continual advancements in solar panel technology is increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of production, thus making it even more cost effective.
Government offers attractive subsidies for private individuals and businesses who want to install solar panels or solar heating devices.
A solar power system for a typical 3-bedroom home will offset 50 tons of carbon dioxide over 20 years, saving the equivalent of – Driving a car 125,000 miles, Carbon Dioxide absorbed by 60 trees, 40,000 gallons of water used in electricity, Equivalent of 12.1 tons of coal
THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS THROUGH ELECTRICITY
Our urbane society has become dependent on fossil fuels from the time man found out its functional properties. Though being an essential part of our infrastructural and industrial development, it is still a finite source of energy. Also, the high emission rate of fossil fuel produces heavy amount of CO2 along with other pollutants which is adversely affecting our ecosystem causing global warming, climate change, acid rain and more importantly, depletion of natural resources.
One solution to this energy crisis is using renewable source of energy like solar energy, which is an everlasting resource. Widely available resources like the sun, water, tide etc. allow us to generate clean and sustainable energy without being dependent on the depleting sources.
Moreover, aspects that make it economically sound are – they save more money than the conventional fossil fuel. Estimations show that by switching 70% of planets electricity to renewable options, we can save crores of rupees a year, simultaneously creating large employment opportunities.
CLIMATIC CHANGES, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, RISE IN TEMPERATURE
One sole factor that has been majorly causing climatic changes, global warming and environmental degradation, is the substantial rise in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 (carbon dioxide).
The atmospheric concentration of CO2 has been steadily rising; and projections indicate rise to as much as 500-1000 ppm (parts per million) by year 2100.
Higher concentration of CO2 results in climate change and rise in temperature along with direct effects on the growth, physiology, and chemistry of plants.
Since the Industrial Revolution, human activities have contributed substantially to climate change by adding CO2 and other heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere.
The main reason for this catastrophic effect is due to our complete reliance on one finite source of energy, the fossil fuel.
The main human activity that emits CO2 is the combustion of fossil fuels to generate electricity.