Our planet’s temperature is rising at an alarming rate, and faster than we initially thought. Everywhere across the globe there are severe droughts, flooding, and intense storms. These extreme weather patterns cause chaos in the environment, economy, and society. It has become a part of the human experience and will be for years to come.

Unless we act now, by the year 2030 there will be even more extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people due to the rise in temperature from dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Entire countries face catastrophic consequences from the changes in our planet’s atmosphere and ecosystem. There is no room for argument; sustainable energies like solar power reduce air pollution and get our planet back on track for future generations. The time is now to reduce carbon emissions.

Carbon dioxide from burning toxic fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and oil is the worst offender; it is responsible for most of the pollution we breathe. CO2 remains in our climate system for a very long time. How long? Thousands of years states the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Solar plants produce zero emissions or waste. That pretty much says it all.

Solar Power Makes a Global Difference

We can state the obvious: power from the sun is free, sustainable, clean, renewable, and it’s not going away. Better yet? There are no dangerous emissions from energy generated through solar panels.

On the contrary, fossil fuels are not renewable. They are expensive to produce, they are damaging to our environment, and they’re finite.

Solar panels do not contaminate, they generate renewable energy, last over 25 years, are recyclable, don’t produce any gas emissions.

Here are five of the environmental benefits of renewable solar energy.

  1. Reduces air pollution
  2. Reduce water usage
  3. Reduces dependence on nonrenewable energy sources
  4. Improves humanity’s health in the long run
  5. Helps fight climate change

Making a Positive Change with Solar Energy

It is not only up to governments to fight for the future of our planet. Everyone can make a difference. Sustainable energy companies, homeowners, landlords, utility companies… together we can implement solar panels one rooftop at a time. This is how the environment will get rid of carbon emissions and our planet will get a healthy, bright future.

Installing solar panels, using solar lights and solar powered home products, all help towards reducing carbon emissions. Maybe the reductions are minimal, but every home counts. Done at large scales, it can really make a long-term difference.

Whether you would like to make the world a greener place or you simply want to save money on your utility bills, Smart Energy Florida is here to help you.