1. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and, natural gas are responsible for polluting our planet. When we burn them, they release vast quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which include the following:
Greenhouse gases pollute the air we breathe and also contribute to what’s known as the greenhouse effect – a phenomenon that contributes towards climate change. Using the sun as an alternative to fossil fuels avoids the release of these gases. Therefore, it is much better for the environment and can help to reduce the effects of climate change.
2. Solar energy systems can generate electricity without direct sunlight: At first glance, the term solar panel, seems to imply that they need the sun directly on them to work, however, the science behind solar panels' production of electricity is based on the photons present in sunlight. The implication of this is that your solar panel will still work when the skies are cloudy.
3. Solar power systems are viable for almost 30 years or more: Solar systems are built to last and will perform at over 90% production capacity for the majority of their viable duration.
4. The international space station is powered entirely by solar energy: Recent upgrades have seen the ISS produce even more energy than it needs via harnessing solar energy.
5. A household rooftop solar panel system can reduce pollution by 100 tons of CO2 carbon dioxide in its lifetime—and this includes the energy it took to manufacture the solar panels.4 Solar panels can improve future air quality for humans as well as the millions of birds, fish, and mammals that are negatively affected by pollution each year.