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Solar All The Way

Solar power is one of the most promising and innovative technologies that can significantly mitigate climate change.  Solar power has the potential to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels as the primary source of energy.

First, solar power is renewable and sustainable. Unlike fossil fuels which are infinite and will eventually be depleted, solar power is virtually unlimited as long as the sun keeps shining. Solar panels can generate electricity from the sun’s energy without producing any emissions or pollution. The use of solar energy reduces the need for fossil fuel combustion, which is responsible for 75% of carbon dioxide emissions globally.

Second, solar power is affordable and accessible. The cost of solar energy has been decreasing steadily over the years, making it more affordable for homeowners and businesses to install solar panels. The cost of solar panels has dropped by more than 80% since 2010, making it one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity in many parts of the world.

Third, solar power is versatile and can be used in various ways. Solar panels can be installed on rooftops, parking lots, and even in deserts. They can be used to power homes, businesses, and even entire cities. Solar power can also be used to heat water, power cars, and even generate hydrogen for fuel cells. Solar energy is versatile and can be used in many different applications, making it an attractive option for addressing climate change.

Lastly, solar power is scalable and can be rapidly deployed. Solar panels can be installed in small or large scale depending on the needs of the community or region. This flexibility makes it possible to deploy solar power rapidly in emergency situations or to provide electricity to remote areas that lack access to the grid.

Overall, solar power would be the best innovative technology that would be the most impactful on mitigating climate change. Solar power is renewable sustainable, affordable, accessible, versatile, creates jobs, and stimulates economic growth.

So the scalability and flexibility of solar power make it an attractive option for rapid deployment to address climate change

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Sources:

Why Go Solar: The Benefits Of Solar | EnergySage

Solar Energy (nationalgeographic.org)

 

 

 

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  1. The argument is correct to say solar energy significantly mitigates climate change and is becoming more of a trend as the years move on. Also called photovoltaics, their ability to convert sunlight energy of heat and transfer it to the housing units as lighting, heating, ventilation, and electrical equipment. It is a benefit for many homes, especially in urbanized areas. Even in remote locations, the use of solar panels is best as the energy needed for running on power grids is not necessary anymore. Open spaces in remote areas also are a greater factor that benefits the use of solar panels in sparsely populated housing. Other than homes, charging stations for electric cars and bikes use solar power in charging stations becoming more popular. As for the price which was an issue at the beginning of the trend of solar panels, it has seen a decrease over the years up to recent times when the manufacturers have already been keeping up with the demands and the supply rates for these systems which have been leading to a fall in prices. With the further implementation of such systems, the use of the power grid would decrease and that is improving with the cheaper alternative which the photovoltaics are becoming compared to the high rates of prices on utility bills. The popularity of these systems is leading to a way to mitigate climate change in the most efficient ways without the dependence on fossil fuels and the use of the most natural energy of the sun.

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