How to reduce your carbon footprint using solar panels
The impact of increasing carbon footprint is accurate on the global environment. The emission of greenhouse gases due to pacing human needs and activities has brought a drastic growth in the greenhouse effect.
Speaking of human needs, one of the primary human needs is electricity. According to a report, that 1.2 Billion tons of CO2 emissions are caused in the India only by the power and energy industry.
All these emissions can be mitigated simply by switching to solar energy for all electricity needs. In this article, we will quickly run you through how carbon footprints can be reduced using solar panels and switching to solar power for all electricity needs.
But before that, let’s understand what carbon footprint means:
Carbon footprints are the number of greenhouse gases generated by direct and indirect human activities. Daily, we generate a positive carbon footprint in almost every activity.
Transport, communication, consumption of mass-produced goods, electricity use, and more account for carbon footprints. An average US household emits 10 tons of CO2 in a year. Most of the carbon footprints can be reduced by finding a better and more efficient way of transport and switching to solar or other renewable energy sources for electricity needs.
Now that you understand what carbon footprints are and how much impact they have on the environment let’s have a quick run through why implementing solar rooftop panels is beneficial to reducing carbon footprints.
- Zero operational emission of greenhouse gases
As mentioned previously, the carbon footprint is the sum of total greenhouse gases emitted by direct and indirect human activities. With solar energy generation, there’s zero emission of any greenhouse gases in use.
The electricity generation process via solar rooftop panels has zero greenhouse gas emissions. This has a significant impact on the reduction of carbon footprints. For context, a 5-kilowatt solar power plant can prevent almost 7,000 kilograms of CO2. Thinking of this globally has a substantial positive impact while reducing carbon footprints.
- Lower carbon emissions in production
Many of us have this misconception that even though solar panels have zero emissions while operating, what about production? It is believed that solar panel production has a lot of emission of greenhouse gases. But in reality, it is not the case.
With the modern generation of solar panels, the manufacturing processes are invented and thought of in a way that causes the lowest possible emissions while production. Also, as global electricity relies more and more on solar energy, researchers are constantly trying to find better solutions for producing solar panels in a way that still lowers greenhouse emissions.
- A limitless supply of green energy
Green energy, by definition, means energy that comes from a completely natural source and is renewable. Both benefits are significant in reducing carbon footprints and reducing greenhouse effects.
Studies show that 89% of the reasons for global warming relate directly or indirectly to the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy for human needs. Thus switching to solar energy for your electricity needs can reduce and eventually mitigate your carbon footprints.
So do you care about nature? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you want to stop contributing to increasing global warming? If yes, feel free to get in touch with Saysolar, and we can consult you about how best you can leverage the power of solar energy for your electricity needs.
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