As we’ve previously discussed, many benefits come with opting for solar power for your household. Property owners will often be swayed to solar panels because of the energy savings and government rebates that are associated with them. However, there are even more advantages that come with solar energy in terms of our environment.

The experts here at Quantum Solar have fleshed out the various environmental benefits of solar panels and have compiled them into a helpful summary for you below.

Solar panels will reduce your household’s carbon footprint

Did you know that solar is one of the cleanest sources of energy available to us? Therefore, by switching to solar instead of traditional forms of energy such as electricity from the burning of fossil fuels, your household will be adopting a much more sustainable approach. Many elements come into play when reducing your carbon footprint through solar panels—for instance, solar panels don’t require any water to generate electricity and they don’t emit harmful gases into the atmosphere.

Solar panels for cutting water usage

Traditional methods of generating electricity, such as the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, uses thousands of litres of water each day. Since water is one of our most precious natural resources and particularly because here in Australia, we experience some of the driest conditions on the planet, cutting water usage wherever possible is critical for our environment. Solar panels require zero water to generate energy and work effectively.

Solar panels and climate change

Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels have drastically increased the level of greenhouses gases being emitted into our atmosphere. These toxic gases such as methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide heavily contribute to air pollution and overall speed up the greenhouse gas effect on our planet. Solar panels, on the other hand, emit zero toxic gases into our atmosphere, making them the more sustainable and clean choice.

Ask Quantum Solar for help

Here at Quantum Solar, we are passionate about property owners making the switch to solar power. Not only are solar panels significantly better for our environment, but they will also lead to huge financial savings. For all enquiries or to arrange a quote, please get in touch with our Tweed Heads team today on 1300 4 SOLAR.