Environmental Benefits

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

There is a reason why governments have created incentives for clean energy – including solar. The value of solar technology produces extends far beyond the market price of electricity that is being avoided. By sourcing your energy from a renewable source such as the sun, you are lowering demand for non-renewable, carbon-based fuels that are responsible for many environmental degradations and health complications. Here is a list of ways in which you are helping the planet and other people by powering your home with solar energy.

LOWERING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Electricity in Jordan is a mixture of several energy inputs, including natural gas and coal. When extracted and burned at power plants, both natural gas and coal emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that exasperate global warming. By going solar, you are joining a growing community of households that are electing to reduce carbon-based grid energy and the quantity of greenhouse gases trapped in our atmosphere.

Add a battery storage system to your solar array and decrease your carbon footprint even more! Batteries allow you to consume solar energy during evening hours when electricity demand peaks. To meet this demand spike, utility providers will switch on “peaker plants” that supplement baseload supplies of energy. Unfortunately, the fuel used by peaker plants is dirtier and worse for the climate compared to fuel that is used by normal power plants. By drawing power from your battery during dinner hours when demand is high, you lessen the need for dirty peaker plants.

IMPROVED PUBLIC HEALTH

Improve the health of community members by switching to solar energy. Coal and natural gas pollute the land and the water in locations where they are extracted, and they pollute the air that surrounds power plants when burned. The people living in these areas face a litany of health issues. Installing clean energy at your home plays a critical role in reducing harmful pollutants to which communities are exposed.

A MORE JUST PLANET

We at Sphere Solar Energy are highly motivated by environmental injustices. Communities who bear the greatest burden of climate change are often those with the fewest resources for adaptation – communities like those that inhabit the arid lands of Kenya where we focus much of our international work. Similar to this, communities located near power plants and extraction sites tend to consist of minority groups and people with income levels well below the national average. Choosing to power your home with sunlight alleviates the environmental and health stresses faced by vulnerable populations across the globe.

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