What Are The Advantages Of Solar Energy?

What Are The Advantages Of Solar Energy
Some advantages of solar energy include:

  • Reduced electric bill.
  • Insurance against rising energy costs.
  • Cheaper power source.
  • Return on investment.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Energy independence.

How does solar energy benefit the environment?

How Does Solar Energy Interact with Wildlife and the Environment? – As a renewable source of power, solar energy has an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change, which is critical to protecting humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.

  • Solar energy can also improve air quality and reduce water use from energy production.
  • Because ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power installations require the use of land, sites need to be selected, designed, and managed to minimize impacts to local wildlife, wildlife habitat, and soil and water resources.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) supports research to better understand how solar energy installations, wildlife, and ecosystems interact and to identify strategies that maximize benefits to the local environment.