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Solar Energy Impact on Environment

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Solar energy is the type of energy that is derived from sun light. It is one of the most environment friendly power sources available in the world. There are several environmental benefits of using solar power and the biggest advantage is that there are no carbon emissions from using solar energy. There is no air pollution and it is a renewable source of energy. More than being renewable it is abundantly available across the world. Also, it is more reliable natural source than wind.

While using wind energy is also a genuine cause to protect the environment, the installation and huge sized equipment tend to create a different type of pollution — noise pollution. If just one wind mill is located at a distance, one may not hear and feel the noise. However, if there are too many wind mills in one area, the noise levels will be much higher and can become a source of noise pollution. That is why people often prefer solar energy systems to wind energy systems.

Installation of solar power system is very simple and it does not take much space. It is not noisy and it is used just to absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. It does not give out any toxic waste or poisonous gases. If a lot of people use solar energy, then the burning of coal, which is a fossil fuel, to generate electricity may come down rather significantly. This will help us to preserve the fossil fuels, reduce the carbon emissions and also downsize the progress of global warming.

Taking into consideration the numerous benefits, one can say without a doubt that the impact of solar power on the environment is actually a positive one. Today, the efficiency and dependability of solar energy is questioned. However, technology dealing with solar power is constantly improving and soon we may have a solution to both these questions.