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Why should people use solar energy? To help the planet!

Lewis, Callum and Indy

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Ever since 1950 our planet has been in danger due to climate change, global warming , plastic and pollution. Climate change and pollution have come from fossil fuels: gas, oil and coal. But we are rapidly running out of these non-reusable fossil fuels-which are bad for the environment and atmosphere. As a world we need to do something about this.

Solar is one of several renewable energies. This is how solar panels work. The sun shines on the solar panels and the panels absorb the energy, creating electricity. The electricity is fed into an electric panel which is called a solar inverter. This converts the current into electricity that can be used in the home.

Solar panels do not produce any greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which is CO2. The reason greenhouse gasses do not come from solar energy is because the sun is the fuel - nothing needs to be burned. Solar panels also do not affect the environment because people can place them on their roof and not ruin any habitats.

In 10 years time, it is estimated by scientists that if we carry on like we are doing: deforestation, pollution, throwing away plastic and using all of our fossil fuels up there will be irreversible changes, but there is still hope. If we use reusable energy, reduce plastic use, stop deforestation and think carefully about transport- it WILL make the world a better place.

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Created with images by AlexAntropov86 - "earth planet atmosphere" • Chris_LeBoutillier - "global warming pollution environment" • PublicDomainPictures - "alternative blue cell" • skeeze - "solar panel array roof home" • geralt - "co2 carbon dioxide carbon" • PIRO4D - "globe moon earth" • Noupload - "earth globe hands"

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