Jul 30 Are There Side Effects to Solar?
One of the best ways for us to build trust with our customers is by having a completely transparent service. We want you to know every aspect of our installation process along with every benefit of solar panels. Solar panels are a great addition to your home. However, with all of the positives that come with solar there are also always some side effects that come with solar. Being aware of the side effects of solar allow you to assess whether or not the positives outweigh the negatives. Our transparency is all a part of this process in order to save you the most money in the end.
The land use that comes with solar power is not a small amount. To power large amounts of energy, a large amount of land is needed. What this means is that habitats can be lost in the production of solar power. Along with this, local vegetation can be damaged when solar panels are installed on a piece of land. However, at Vision Solar we are taking advantage of land that is already being used. Residential solar power is just a small step towards cleaner energy. We are using your existing roof to install solar power in order to ensure that we are not interrupting any habitats. Residential solar power makes a huge difference in our energy production and how we power our homes.
Creating energy with solar panels does in fact require water in their production process. Water is not needed for the actual energy production, but there is water needed when manufacturing the panels. In the United States electricity production accounts for more than 40 percent of the freshwater withdrawals. However, an important aspect of this is that a lot of the water can be reused, never putting an issue on local water resources.
With anything being produced, there are almost always some form of toxic chemicals that are being used or released. Solar panels employ the following toxic chemicals:
- Hydrochloric acid
- Sulfuric acid
- Nitric acid
- Hydrogen fluoride
These following toxic chemicals are constantly trying to be reduced. The more careful manufacturers are with following regulations that are put into place the less toxic chemicals there are. At Vision Solar we are doing everything we can to make sure our manufacturers are following all regulations. A reliable manufacturer is so important.
At Vision Solar we want to ensure that you know our process inside and out. Knowing all of the positives and negatives that come with solar is a great way for you to be aware of what you are investing in. With your savings, we hope that you can be more aware of more of the positives that come with your solar panel installation.