The Role of Solar Energy in Saving the Environment

The sun is a great ball of energy in our solar system, and we, humankind, have tapped into its energy potential. India receives annual sunshine of 2600 to 3200 hours. With such an immense sustainable energy option, we can generate a clean, non-polluting flow of electricity. Therefore, resulting in no global warming emissions.

We are blessed to have been living in a good technologically advanced era. Now we have companies like SunSource Energy Pvt. Ltd. that work to store and utilize solar energy on a global scale. The purpose of green energy solutions is effectively working to substitute conventional sources of energy. The world is transforming and turning towards clean energy power, where solar energy has risen to show significant importance.

Households choosing solar energy over conventional resources

An increasing number of households are adapting to installing solar panels in their homes with the core aim of reducing energy bills. People are well aware of how miraculously they can save thousands of dollars by opting for solar panels and how reliant the power grid is.

How Is Solar Energy Better Compared to Other Renewable Energy Sources?

Renewable energy plays a crucial role in fulfilling the potential energy demands in both rural and urban areas. The world's demand for renewable sources of energy is increasingly rising. In developing and developed countries, it is also highly important to use solar power on a large scale to attain sustainability.

Solar Energy vs. Other Renewable Energy

Sun generates nearly 173,000 terawatts of solar energy each and every burning second. That's more than 10,000 times the total energy of any planet, which is completely renewable. Now, talking about fossil fuels, they are polluting and non-renewable. These resources will run out, or sourcing them can cost a fortune for humankind for such a large population already. Solar power projects can be built faster compared to other energy plants. Any land or rooftop installation is easy and can be maintained well, as India is blessed with more sun time compared to Western countries, which makes energy storage easier.

Solar Energy vs. Wind

We all know wind energy has been out of the market for a very long time due to some problems. The first reason is that power generation via wind is costly, and the turbines need higher maintenance than solar panels. Next, wind turbine zones are built in remote locations at a height, which makes it more tedious to travel towards the location. Besides, the efficiency of turbines to generate power depends on the weather.

Solar Energy vs. Hydroelectricity

No doubt hydroelectricity is very effective; the power usually gets generated by large dams, which leads to higher installation costs. Furthermore, constructing a huge dam has the potential to change a whole ecosystem. Hydro plants also have the potential to modify the rivers they take over. These structures can also impact local wildlife and can affect fish migration and changing habitats. In comparison, photovoltaic panels do show much of such impact and are much smaller compared to dams. One of the main benefits of the solar power project is its adaptability. A land or roof installation happens much more quickly.

Solar Energy vs. Biomass

Biomass is green, and burning it to generate electricity has some kind of appeal. Considering the overall logistics and entire energy balance controvert the point because the transportation of biomass to energy stations needs a huge amount of energy mainly fossil-based. This is not the case with solar power panels as they are constructed on-site or off-site based on the energy requirement.

Why Switch to Solar Energy and How It Helps the Environment?

Even if it is a small energy plant, it can easily reduce dependency on conventional resources by 80% and has the capability to reach 100%. Transitioning to solar helps the environment in several ways. Over twenty years, a solar setup to a home supplying only 80% of energy demand can compensate for the CO2 emissions from over 70,000 kg of coal burning. Also, the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 45 tons of landfill waste can be eliminated. Besides, water pollution also comes under control with the installation of solar power. A large amount of water for cooling purposes is used for nuclear, natural gas, and coal-fired power plants. Solar energy does not pose any direct threat to water bodies, and its activity does not cause problems in water supply for irrigation, drinking water systems, and other critical water demands.


Setting up solar panels could be expensive initially; however, in the long run, solar panels help you bill your electricity and save a huge amount of money as you become independent in generating your energy. Additionally, the Indian government offers numerous benefits for those willing to use green energy solutions. For rooftop systems, one can receive subsidies as India is located in a tropical zone; it gets a high amount of solar radiation all year, totaling 3000 hours of sunlight. In addition, you can also sell extra energy generated to the government. In short, Clean Energy Transition is an eco-friendly and feting investment.

Author Bio:

Kushagra Nandan is the Co-Founder, MD & CEO of SunSource Energy Pvt. Ltd. With a keen focus on India’s net zero target, he champions the pivotal role of the industry in this transformative journey. Kushagra advocates for government policies that not only empower Indian corporations to drive towards the ambitious net zero goal but also foster sustainable business growth. His insights extend to the greening of the supply chain, the surge of interest and investments in Renewable Energy in India, and the critical contribution of the C&I segment in realizing net zero targets.

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