Solar photovoltaic cells do not need water at all to produce electricity, which decreases the burden on this precious resource. The only water needed is rainwater to clean the panels naturally when they get a little dirty.

Fremont, CA: An increasing number of households are turning to install solar panels for their homes in order to help reduce their energy costs. By utilizing the power generated by solar panels, one can save hundreds each year and become less reliant on the power grid.

More broadly, solar power is also a major sustainable, green energy choice. Solar energy does not only significantly reduce electricity bills; it also has enormous benefits for this planet.

Some advantages of solar energy on the environment include:

1. less water Usage

Water is one of our most valuable natural resources. In the near future, there is a risk of running out of fresh water in the future. Traditional electricity generation can use thousands of liters of water each year. Water is mainly utilized for cooling generators, processing as well as refining of fuel and transporting fuel through pipes. However, generating electricity from solar panels does not use any water whatsoever. Solar photovoltaic cells do not need water at all to produce electricity, which decreases the burden on this precious resource. The only water needed is rainwater to clean the panels naturally when they get a little dirty.

2. Reduction of air pollution

The air humans breathe can support or impede their health and well-being. Electricity from fossil fuels can produce toxic carbon dioxide and solarhane gases that reduce the quality of the air we breathe. Breathing bad air quality on a daily basis can have dire implications for our health. Air pollution has been associated with asthma and allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, anxiety, heart attacks, headaches, and some cancers. Using the sun to produce more and more of our electricity means fewer and less toxic pollution from burning fossil fuels. The generation of electricity from solar panels generates no harmful pollution, and the number of homes and businesses that depend on solar energy decreases the toxic emissions of fossil fuels into our air.