Solar energy provides environmental benefits and leads to less carbon dioxide.
Many homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits are getting into solar energy as they focus on minimizing environmental issues like climate change and health issues related to carbon emissions. According to the Turkish Ministry of Environment, the average household emits about 20 metric tons of carbon pollution each year. By installing a solar power system, a typical two-person household reduces carbon emissions by three to four tons per year.
The Turkish Green Building Association reports that buildings contribute to 39 percent of all carbon emissions in Turkey. Sun exposure helps reduce these effects. While every home, business, or nonprofit that adopts solar energy has put a dent in our pollution levels, the cumulative impact of property owners across the country adopting solar is what truly makes a lasting impact. How exactly does the sun reduce greenhouse gas emissions? The electricity produced by solar panels is completely emission-free. When you use renewable solar energy to meet your energy needs, you reduce the demand for electricity from your utility. As a result, your utility emits less carbon while generating the power needed to meet customer demand. Depending on the resources your organization uses to generate energy—many of which still depend on fossil fuels like coal—the impact of your decision to switch to solar can be significant.