Benefits of solar power to households and to the environment

DEREK GISRIEL | February 13, 2019

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The world is now slowly shifting towards the adoption of solar power for running small energy dependent devices both at home in small scale cottages. The time when coal and natural gas were used are long gone basically because they are considered as source of pollutants. Such pollutants are harmful to the environment. These sources of pollutant have also be said to cause effects to human bodies. You will agree with me that replacing fossil fuels has improved environmental wellbeing and health wellbeing. It is important therefore for us to appreciate the goodness of renewables such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power though the power from the water in motion may deteriorate with the reduction of water.


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