Environment

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source. There are many environmental benefits of solar energy, including:

  • Solar energy does not emit CO2 and other damaging gases into the environment.
  • Solar energy does not consume water during the generation process.
  • Sunshine is plentiful and renewable (will not deplete resources or damage the environment).
  • The project conducted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment, which included public consultation and has received full Environmental Authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
  • Solar generation provides a clean and alternate source of electricity.

In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise”.

 

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