Environmental and Health Benefits of Solar Energy

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Environmental and Health Benefits of Solar Energy

The long-term financial benefits of using solar energy to power your home or business are significant. Who wouldn’t want to lock in at lower energy rates and do away with their energy bill once and for all?

While many people are aware of the financial upside for solar energy, the environmental and even health benefits that come from harnessing the power of the sun are just as important.

Helps Communities Become More Eco-Friendly

The switch to eco-friendly energy starts small and spreads out nationally and internationally. In fact, the greatest impact is made on the smallest scale – in Canadian cities, provinces and small communities. Solar technology is easily accessible and developed locally, thus, allowing communities to develop programs and technologies that enhance their eco-friendliness. For example, community solar offers shared solar power that reduces the costs of panel installation and offers homeowners access to solar power on a wider scale and at lower prices.

Helps Preserve Nature

Solar energy has little to no effect on plant life, making it a favourable renewable energy source for this and many other reasons. Since ecological health is tied to human health, this makes solar energy good for human beings, too.

Improves Environmental Air Quality

Solar power is lowering annual greenhouse gas emissions globally. This means it’s helping to make the air cleaner, dramatically improving the air quality in Canada and beyond. Cleaner air is better for the environment and your lungs, helping to reduce asthma, allergies, bronchitis and other lung diseases.

If you’re comparing solar energy advantages and disadvantages, give our team a call and discover the many ways that solar energy can add value to your property while bringing about positive change for the environment and the health of your community. Contact us today.