What are the environmental impacts of solar powers in the Philippines?
- Solar power produces less carbon footprint
- Solar power reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Solar power is all for sustainability and resilience
- Solar power does not harm human health and safety
In the Philippines, solar systems are gaining popularity in the public eye. Not only because they provide a healthy alternative energy source, but also because they offer tremendous impact to the environment and its inhabitants. Sustainability enthusiasts appreciate the fact that, unlike fossil fuels, solar panels do not harm Mother Earth.
Learn more about the sustainable benefits of a solar system to the Philippines here:
Less Carbon Footprint
When solar panels generate electricity, they produce zero emissions, which mean that they do not contribute to climate change unlike traditional sources of energy (e.g. fuel).
As they draw their energy from the sun, they don’t risk depleting resources from the environment. Their abundant resource will always be available and accessible across the world.
Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Burning fossil fuels emits a lot of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. With solar power, you would not have to worry about this because they do not emit any gas into the environment. They simply transform solar into energy that homes, as well as business establishments, can use as electricity.
As the number of roofs using solar panels increases, the amount of greenhouse gas being released into the air decreases.
Sustainability and Resilience
Solar energy is an inexhaustible energy source. The amount of solar energy received by the Earth can exceed the energy that has been garnered from oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear sources in the history of the world.
With this, solar energy is highly modular and it is fortunate that they can be implemented on many scales. Solar technology is also low-maintenance and this can be attributed to its potential as an energy resource that can be globally distributed.
Human Health and Safety
Besides emitting greenhouse gases, fossil fuel consumption can bring about many health risks to people. It can pollute air and water, affecting human health on local and regional scales.
On the other hand, solar energy is non-polluting. With the right kind of technology, it can even cut down on noise pollution that is commonly associated with energy generation; photovoltaic solar systems are essentially silent in operation. Solar systems are also safe for humans to operate. Plus, they do not produce dangerous amounts of radiation.
By opting to use solar, you can be assured that no harm will come to your home and family.
The lasting effects of greenhouse gas emissions are making people think that perhaps they need to start choosing renewable energy options to power their homes and businesses. The Philippines is certainly one of the countries that want bring more awareness towards solar energy—a source that will not be depleting soon and one that is very much environment-friendly.
Of course, many organizations from across the world are showing their support for this movement. In fact, the International Energy Agency has published a 2014 assessment predicting that by 2050, photovoltaic and thermal energy systems could very well be the largest source of global electricity in private and public sectors.