Does renewable energy really have an impact?

Recently, renewable energy seems to be on vogue. Being wind turbines and solar panels the most popular choice when opting for this type of energy. But why is people changing their minds about their ways of generating electricity?

It is well known that human activity has been the main (if not the only) cause when talking about environmental degradation. Playing a huge role by polluting water, land, air, and overloading the atmosphere with global warming emissions like CO2 and other greenhouse gases. But with the passing of the years, we seem to have gained some conscience about this topic, therefore we have developed different ways of generating energy without destroying the environment, trying to have as little impact as possible. So, let’s talk about the benefits of using solar energy:

Most renewable energy sources produce little to no global warming emissions. Even when including “life cycle” emissions of clean energy (ie, the emissions from each stage of a technology’s life-manufacturing, installation, operation, decommissioning), the global warming emissions associated with renewable energy are minimal.

Lately, the use of solar panels have exponentially increased. Since they are a PV (photovoltaic) solar energy source, they not only cut the costs of energy, but also produce less CO2.

Another good thing of solar panels is the fact that it is renewable energy. We will always have solar energy, for billions of years.

Also, it is abundant. The earth takes about 120.000 terawatts of solar radiation. 20.000 times more than the energy required by the whole world.

It is available in every corner of the planet. It does not matter if it is a country located in the northern hemisphere, or even in places near to the poles.

It requires little maintenance. You barely need to clean the panels, which might even have a 20-year guarantee.

Solar panels, at the same time, represent a huge advance for technology. The innovations in nanotech and quantics physics mean hope for getting three times more energy from smaller solar panels.

So, do not think about it any longer. Make a change! save money and help the environment, all of this without losing comfort.

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