Climate change: How a solar PV system can save the planet

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With climate change becoming more and more of a problem we at Solar Matters Group want to help prevent the ongoing issue and turn all the roofs into solar PV systems.

As our globe warms, glaciers melt and ocean water expands, leading seas to rise about 7 to 8 inches. Added volume of water creeping up coastlines slowly swallows land and homes and fuels more flooding inland. Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities.

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More Droughts and Heat Waves

Summer temperatures are projected to continue rising, and a reduction of soil moisture, which exacerbates heat waves. In summer. By the end of this century, what have been once-in-20-year extreme heat days (one-day events) are projected to occur every two or three years over most of the nation.

Hurricanes Will Become Stronger

The intensity, frequency and duration of hurricanes have increased since the early 1980s. The relative contributions of human and natural causes to these increases are still uncertain. Hurricane-associated storm intensity and rainfall rates are projected to increase as the climate continues to warm.

Sea Level Will Rise

Global sea level has risen by about 8 inches since reliable record keeping began in 1880. It is projected to rise another 1 to 8 feet by 2100. This is the result of added water from melting land ice and the expansion of seawater as it warms.

Storm surges and high tides could combine with sea level rise and land subsidence to further increase flooding. Sea level rise will continue past 2100 because the oceans take a very long time to respond to warmer conditions at the Earth’s surface.

How will a Solar PV system combat climate change?

The production of solar energy in cities is clearly a way to diminish our dependency to fossil fuels and is a good way to mitigate global warming by lowering the emission of greenhouse gases.

After the extraction of fossil fuels, burning happens to produce energy. The process leads to the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. However, solar panels do not release harmful gases to the environment. In the process of transforming light into energy, solar panels have zero emissions. That said, the process of producing the panels in itself is energy intensive.

According to National Renewable Energy Laboratory, when you produce about 1000 kWh of electricity using solar panels, you reduce emissions by more than 1,400 pounds of carbon dioxide. A solar panel with a projected 28 years of operation would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

We understand that starting your solar journey may seem daunting, but we’re with you every step of the way. From understanding your unique needs to recommending and installing the best solar panels for your home, we’ll make it easy for you to get set up and get going.

You can get in contact with Solar Matters Group here, and they will arrange a free, no obligation visit.