Solar Energy: An Environment-Friendly and Cost-Efficient Solution

Many homeowners and businesses are now switching to solar energy for two major reasons: it is great for the environment and it helps them save electricity costs.
With the ongoing battles against global warming, many individuals and organizations are now looking for practical ways to help alleviate the current environmental crisis.
It is an obvious fact that energy consumption plays a vital role in the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. However, thanks to the help of science, individuals and business entities can now utilize a more sustainable form of energy without spending an arm and a leg.
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How Solar Energy Impacts the Environment

The sun is a perpetual source for generating sustainable and clean electricity without greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollutants.
The potential environmental impacts associated with the use of solar energy such as habitat loss and land use, water use, as well as the use of toxic manufacturing materials, can significantly vary depending on the type of technology.
The technology relevant to solar power is categorized into two: concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic solar cells (PV). Some of the environmental impacts associated with production and use of solar energy include;
1. Land Use…

Are Solar Panels Genuinely Green?

Due to the increasing global demand for clean energy, the solar energy market capacity substantially increased for the previous five years. However, the manufacturing of solar panels may unfortunately bring a few environmental downsides.
First, the production of the panels requires the use of caustic chemicals and the process involves the use of electricity and water. As a result, this process alone results in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, this process also produces waste.
The environmental downsides brought by the production of solar panels can undermine its ability to offset climate change and diminish …