Why You Should Go Solar and How To Make It Affordable

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We all know that solar power is a greener energy source than most. We see them springing up on houses around us, we hear large multinationals proclaiming that they are incorporating this energy source…it makes sense. Harnessing the power of the sun is far better than burning fossil fuels right?

But how exactly does it work?

What energy is required in order to harness the solar power in the first place?

And how can we make use of this at home?

Surely those panels don’t come cheap! ….and as for the installation……

Well that is where The Good Human can come in. We have been digging around online and want to share the facts about changing over to this eco friendly option. Hopefully we will cover all of your questions here, but if there is anything else you would like to know please comment below and we will do our best to fill the blanks!

Why Is Solar Energy A Greener Option?

  • Solar energy doesn’t emit greenhouse gases or other pollution into the atmosphere.
  • Solar energy uses a very small amount of water compared to other energy sources. Wind power is the most efficient in terms of water consumption, but solar solar photovoltaic (PV) is a close second and it uses far less than coal and oil.
  • We use water in order to pump oil from the ground, flush out the power plant exhausts, clean residual fossil fuel and keep power plants cool amongst other things.
  • Researchers at Virginia Water Resources Research Center found that fossil-fuel-fired thermoelectric power plants consume more than 500 billion liters of fresh water per day in the United States. That works out to 95 liters for 1 kilowatt hour of electricity.
  • This is of particular interest when you consider that water resources are being depleted at an alarming rate.
  • Solar energy means we will have cleaner air, water and soil.
  • As a nation we will not need to rely on importing fuel – as we have free access to the sun.
  • Using solar energy on a massive scale will mean creation of new jobs.
  • …and of course…reduced green house gases in the atmosphere….and a reduction in Global warming effects.


  • A small amount of pollution occurs during the manufacture of the solar panels.
  • Also some parts of the panels themselves are not the greenest things you can find – but there are different companies who are more eco-friendly than others.
  • Overall, the pros far outweigh the cons. As well as being good for the environment they are light on your pocket over time. Let’s look at the benefits to you in more detail.

Benefits To You

There are advantages to installing solar panels in your home, your business or public service buildings. Yes, there are outlays in cost and we will look at those a little further along….but lets get started with the good stuff.

Reduced Electricity Costs

Using solar power results in IMMEDIATE savings on your electricity bill. Your bills will be smaller, without a doubt. But just how much smaller?

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