The photovoltaic process is behind how solar panels produce electricity just by absorbing the ultraviolet rays or the heat of the sun. Solar panels serve as a thermal insulator that absorbs all the heat coming from the sunlight and converts it into electricity in its heating or ventilation systems. Now if you are wondering why is it so important to have solar panels now in our society?
To answer your question, our world right now is in grave danger because of the harmful greenhouse gasses emitted by non-renewable energies such as gasoline, fossil fuels, and coals coming from vehicles, power plants, and factories, and because of that, it disables the atmosphere of the earth to protect us from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, thus making our world’s temperature rises, melting ancient glaciers and adding more ferocity to natural calamities such as typhoons and hurricanes, and most of all it damages the environment and natural habitats of animals.
Because of the invention of solar panels to harness the power of solar energy, it comes with a lot of benefits, especially to our very own planet; Earth. One of the most notable benefits of using solar energy is its ability to reduce the cost that is associated with electricity coming from the grid because solar panels produce electricity that comes from a renewable source that is completely free making a lot of consumers of electricity the freedom to afford unlimited amount of electricity without putting holes to their pockets.
Below are some of the best benefits that you can get from using solar energy instead of non-renewable energies.
- Solar panels simply absorb the sunlight and store the heat in its thermal insulator where it will convert all the stored heat into electricity and it is stored in a solar battery where the consumers can enjoy electricity that is free and will not harm the environment.
- Solar power reduces pollution in the air because of coal power plants- Coal power plants are the number one contributor to air pollution because of its ineffective filters that still emits toxic particulates that enter the atmosphere. Among the pollutants that harm our atmosphere is mercury, a deadly type of liquid metal that contaminates different wildlife ecosystems, and even human inhabitants. Solar panels meanwhile, does not emit any harmful toxins and substances in the air, but only produces a clean source of energy from the sun.
- Conserves resources effectively- Since solar panels harness power from the unlimited source of energy, the sun, it does not require to use other sources such as fuel, coal, natural gas, and even nuclear power systems that are non-renewable sources of energy considering that solar power generates its own energy through a natural and unlimited source.
- Prevents the destruction of natural habitats due to coal mining- One of the resources needed in non-renewable energies are coal and uranium for coal power plants and nuclear power plants respectively, and it requires acres of land, or in fact an entire mountain where rich deposits of it that must be mined in order to answer the huge demand of electricity around the world. However, solar panels only require an open space where there is direct sunlight is enough to produce renewable energy.