Air pollution plays havoc with life and environment. It’s a deadly slow poison that can obliterate life from the face of the Earth. The most bizarre part of air pollution is that it kills slowly without the victims even realizing that they are already in its grip. When they finally come to feel the effects, it’s too late. From overall weakening of the respiratory systems and neurobehavioral disorders to cardiac problems and lung cancer, pollution-induced diseases can take many forms. And most of them can become fatal.
Solar power can act as an excellent antidote to the rising threat of air-pollution.
We all know that solar energy is eco-friendly. It can support a country’s economy by boosting employment and help a nation to achieve energy independence. At the individual level, it can help homeowners save hundreds and thousands of dollars on utility expenditure. But the greatest advantage of solar is that it can be instrumental in preventing premature deaths.
Sounds far-fetched? Not at all.
As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Sunshot Initiative, scientists deal with this very question. Here are the findings of the 2016 study:
The Sunshot Initiative, which was born to encourage the adoption of solar power by driving down the costs of installed solar energy to 6 cents a kilowatt, has maintained that a greater share of solar in the US electricity supply will have a significant positive impact on the environment. The people behind this project believe:
Thanks to the falling prices of equipment, the solar industry has witnessed a rapid surge over the past few years. The sector now employs more Americans than the renowned tech-firms like Apple, Facebook, and Google. If you want to be a part of this historic paradigm shift, embrace solar. If you need any guidance on pricing and installation, contact us here.