The Sunshine Solution – How Solar Power is Leading to a Brighter Future

 

You may not have realized this, but we human beings have been making use of solar power for thousands of years, whether it be to heat our homes, cook, dry our clothes, produce hot water or even just to dry food items such as Tomatoes, Cocoa Beans and Coffee Beans. In fact, Socrates himself said, “in houses that look toward the south, the sun penetrates the portico in winter, while in summer the path of the sun is right over our heads and above the roof so that there is shade.”

 

It is no wonder that in this day and age, we are going back to tried and trusted methods, such as harnessing and fully utilizing the benefits that solar power has to offer us. In this article, we will have a look at how solar power is truly leading us to a brighter future. Read on to find out more.

 

  1. Sustainable Development

 

When you switch to solar power, you are making the conscious effort to no longer exploit and destroy the environment for immediate gains. Rather, a shift towards sustainable development considers how our future generations will be impacted by the choices we make today and helps us make wise decisions regarding the use of these precious resources.

 

Sustainable development also considers the consequences of its actions to avoid creating a butterfly effect of any other problems. Sustainable development places value on the resource that goes beyond the immediate financial gain, ensuring that we do not deplete our resources faster than they can be replaced.

 

  1. A Step Towards Reducing CO2 Emissions

 

Did you know that traditional electricity that is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, when burned to produce electricity, emit harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and global warming?

 

Solar power systems, on the other hand, derive pure and clean energy straight from the sun. Installing solar panels in homes or office will help in the global fight to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and helps reduce our overall dependence on fossil fuels.

 

  1.     Helps Us All Save A Couple Of Dollars

 

Speaking of fossil fuels, not only are they terrible for the environment, they are also a finite resource. Limited availability thus creates volatile markets in which energy prices can truly skyrocket in a short period of time, which is a problem that we are currently facing in Australia.

 

Have you noticed that you have been paying more for electricity in the past year? It may be time to switch to solar panels in a bid to save your family a couple of dollars.

 

  1.    Renewable Energy Protects Public Health

 

You may be wondering how solar power can improve public health. Well, coal and natural gas plants that are situated in the very cities we live in produce air and water pollution that is extremely detrimental to human health. This pollution has been linked to diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, neurological damage as well as breathing problems and a myriad of other health concerns.

 

By replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources such as solar power, we can prevent such pollution from reaching us and our loved ones and reduce premature mortality along with overall healthcare costs.

 

  1.     Creating New Jobs In Clean Energy

 

Lastly, the shift towards creating more solar energy will open up hundreds if not thousands of jobs for the unemployed. Whilst fossil fuel technologies primarily rely on machinery, computers and electrical components, creating solar energy is a lot more labor intensive. The solar installation, manufacturing, and sales can and will be able to provide jobs to so many people in the future.

 

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With these reasons as to how solar power will lead us all to a better, brighter future, how can you not want to make the shift? Solar Power is definitely the future for us all.