Solar Power and Public Health: The Benefit of Green Energy

Most of the world now understands solar power and its status as a green energy source, with more and more people coming to realise the specific environmental and public health benefits of solar power.

Some parties climb onto the old “Isn’t it too early to see what the effects of solar power will have on the future” bandwagon because of their limited research into it. Compared to what has been the source of power generation for all of the years before solar power became the preference, solar energy remains the safest and healthiest form of power generation on the planet.


Atmospheric carbon dioxide has the most significant impact on climate change by staying in the atmosphere for decades and radiating heat toward the Earth. Climate change, as a result, has numerous negative effects on public health.

This allows for more infectious diseases to spread easily, increases droughts and famine and heightens natural disasters the world over. By switching to solar solutions like commercial solar panels, you can prevent air pollution because they do not rely on fuel that emits carbon dioxide to run.

Methane is another threat 25% greater than carbon dioxide that lasts even longer in the atmosphere and traps heat and radiation. The burning of natural gas and petroleum puts incredible amounts of methane into the atmosphere, whereas solar requires zero methane for use or transmission – meaning the more solar you use, the less methane and carbon dioxide you release into the atmosphere.


Solar energy does not spill into the ground or seas like oil does, or plumb the earth in the way that fracking does for natural gas.

Solar also does not radiate the ground the same as nuclear power plants do, or cause radiation poisoning in some instances. Solar panels are not contributors to pollution, with a lifespan that lasts 25 years – and they are also recyclable when they do deteriorate.

Unlike the burning of oil, solar panels do not release several harmful chemicals into the air and link to the death of over 4.2m people from outdoor air pollution each year. Unlike the burning of coal, solar panels do not contain chemicals like sulfur dioxide that burn lungs when inhaled or impact organs when entering the bloodstream.

Solar panels do not pollute the air at all, and materials made in their construction do not get released into the air even in extreme situations.

Solar energy emits zero greenhouse gases and benefits both the owners and the planet in multiple ways. It displaces those energy sources that release such harmful elements into our atmosphere, does not pollute the ground or air and does not absorb water or contaminate rivers in any way.

Contact the team at Positive Energy Solutions today for the benefits of solar power and cleaner renewable energy solutions.

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