Are you looking to transform yourself into someone who makes smarter and greener choices all while saving your hard-earned money? If yes, this read is for you.
Sustainability is the latest talk of the town (actually, every town in this whole wide world). Let us see what the fuss is all about, shall we?
Coming to some serious terminology business, let us ctrl+c and ctrl+v the world’s definition of sustainable development – ‘As per the Brundtland Report, the essence of sustainability is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.
But what needs does this definition talk about?
Sustainability transcends the concept of environmentalism to inculcate the ideals of social equity and economic development in its fabric. The Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, support the same. But what does that exactly mean to us, the aamjanta?
As we look around, we notice our friends, family, neighbours and the future generation are gradually coming around to the idea of becoming sustainable (synonymous to becoming cooler) to conserve the natural resources of Earth. By and large everything we do in our day-to-day lives has an impact on the planet. This gives us a plethora of areas where we can showcase our sustainable prowess.
If you ask us, the best way to conserve energy is to Go Solar via the most efficient solar panels brought to you by Orenj Solar. Let us, ‘sunlighten’ you with the benefits of solar energy!
Solar Energy Over Other Renewable Sources of Energy
Although all renewable sources of energy are beneficial, solar energy stands above all with the following benefits –
- Solar over Wind – Though positioned as one of the most rewarding investments when it comes to renewable energies, it has since come up with certain problems–
- The maintenance of wind turbines can be a time consuming and costly affair when compared to the maintenance of solar panels. We offer a 25-year warranty (just saying)
- To set up wind energy generating plants, large masses of lands at distant locations are required. Thus, unlike solar power, it cannot be a viable solution for a densely populated country like India. All we need is a rooftop for themost efficient solar panels.
- Solar over Hydro– Hydroelectricity is an effective form of renewable energy, but it needs large dams with huge volumes of water to turn hydroelectric turbines. Unless you have a river flowing in your backyard, it will not help you become energy independent!
- Solar over Biomass– Biomass is a commonly used source of energy. Though it is very effective in the generation of electricity, however, you face certain challenges such as
- The burning of biomass can expel volatile organic compounds like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides whereas photovoltaic cells of a solar panel are a completely emission-free source of energy and do not require the burning of organic matter.
- In addition, most solar panels have efficiencies as high as 19%, meaning that most of the sun’s energy is converted into electricity. The efficiency of biomass in comparison is much, much lower – perhaps less than 1%.
Now that we have proved solar energy to be the rank holder of the renewable classroom, let us present to you its meritorious record, ft. benefits of solar energy –
- Against Climate Change– As a non-conventional source of energy, the power generation by the sun does not emit greenhouse gases. Thus, it is a cleaner solution to prevent environmental degradation.
- Inexhaustible And Renewable– Compared to conventional energy sources such as coal, gas, oil and nuclear whose reserves are finite, solar energy is infinite, justas long as there is the sun in the sky. This makes it an essential element in a sustainable energy system that allows development in today’s time, without risking that of the future generations.
- Non-contaminating– Solar energy is non-toxic and non-hazardous in nature. It is waste-free and doesn’t contaminate water, which is essential when the world is facing a rapid scarcity of water. Unlike the fossil fuels and nuclear power plants, solar energy has one of the lowest water-consumption footprints, which makes it a key for conserving hydrological resources.
- Falling Prices of Solar Panels– Nowadays, solar photovoltaic panels are cheaper than conventional energies. The PV technology has been seeing a drastic reduction in their costs and they are fully competitive with conventional sources in a growing number of locations. Due to the increase in efficiency of global production processes and continuous innovations in the field, solar energy is becoming one of the most sustainable solutions, environmentally, economically and socially.
- Subsidised By the Government– The current policy of the Ministry of New and Renewable, the central government offers 30 per cent of the installation cost for the rooftop photovoltaic system. In order to encourage people to adopt the renewable sources of energy for their homes, the central and state government provides a subsidy to the people installing rooftop PV systems. Also, did we forget to mention that it reduces electricity bills too?
- Targets SDG 2030: The solar energy if used solves the following Sustainable Development Goals:GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal.
Now that we are ticking all the boxes, it seems like an overachievement with a single solution. What do you think?
As an individual, sustainable responsibility is on each one of us. Our advice – Come over to the sunshine state of mind, switch to Orenj Solar and reap the benefits of the coolest sustainable option. Remember, you can make a difference too.
To know more, Contact Orenj Solar.