How Much Does a Solar Heating System Help The Environment?
On average for every 1kWh of energy produced by a coal power station, 0.966kg of carbon dioxide is produced. Now, a good quality solar system with 3m2 of solar collector area will on average generate 7kWh of thermal energy per day. Therefore, you will personally be responsible for saving our environment of another 2470 kg of carbon dioxide per year. Carbon dioxide traps heat in our atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect, which alters our planet’s climate and ecological systems. Using solar energy in place of non-renewable fuels may also reduce nitrous oxides and sulphur dioxides, which are components of smog.