The increasing pollution has always been a global concern. Talking about India, it is among the top countries with the highest level of air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) global air pollution database, India has 14 out of 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of 2.5 concentrations.
This increasing pollution level has also become a major cause for the rising respiratory diseases like Asthma and Bronchitis. The problem is more adverse in the metropolitan cities, where the increasing vehicular pollution has added insult to injury.
Among many, the thermal power plants are the major contributors to air pollution in India. According to the centre for policy research, the coal, fly ash and its secondary particles account for the 41 per cent of the particulate matter in Delhi in summer.
Looking at the current scenario, there is just one question that comes into mind. What future are we going to give to our coming generation?
In the recent times, the solar energy has shown its enormous strength and potential, as an alternative renewable source of energy, to serve the surging energy needs. And as someone rightly said that if only there was some infinite energy source that was free to use all day, every day; it’s solar energy.
In most parts of India, the sun shines all throughout the day. Who would have realised that it’s every rays is so precious, capable enough of generating electricity.
Yet gradually, India has now realised how useful the solar energy can be. To substantiate it with an example, the Cochin International Airport is the world’s first airport, which is completely run on solar power. Interestingly, despite the fact that airport has a heavy power consumption, the Cochin International Airport is producing excess energy that is being given back to the state electricity board.
Another example is of Gujarat, which has been the leading solar power producer and contributes to the 900 MW of photovoltaic in the country, through its biggest solar park at Charanka village.
The above two examples are sufficient to make one analyse the amount of potential solar energy has. In this blog, we will be discussing how solar energy and most importantly solar panels can help considerably decrease the air pollution level. How they can help foster a green future.
Renewable energy is the energy produced from the sources that do not deplete. Such energy sources are infinite and automatically get replenished by the nature. Thus, Solar energy is also one such renewable energy source that never gets exhausted. If your office or home is powered by solar panels, you are contributing to saving the natural resources.
Just like wind energy, solar energy is also one of the clean energy source. Solar panels installed do not emit harmful greenhouse gas or other suspended particulate matters. Not just that, unlike big power generating factories, they don’t even cause noise pollution. In other words, solar panels are a silent source of power.
Low Maintenance Costs
Apart from the initial installation cost, solar panels require a very low maintenance. Ideally, most solar panels are strong and durable that can withstand diverse terrains. They are made to last for minimum 50 years and come with a warranty of not less than 20 to 25 years.
The solar energy has a diverse application. In the remote areas where there are long power cuts or no supply of electricity, the solar energy can be utilized to distil water in such regions. While talking about the space, solar panels are used to power the satellites.