There’s a lot of talk right now about harmful emissions and their impact on the environment but do you truly know the extent and damage it does to our planet? As the ozone layer depletes, it literally forms a hole in the layer. This hole allows for harmful ultraviolet rays to enter Earth’s atmosphere. Ultraviolet rays from the sun are associated with a wide range of health and environmental issues.

Aside from skin ailments, disturbed plant life, and destruction of marine life, the effects of dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun go well beyond that. Exposure to ultraviolet rays significantly increase the risk for several types of cancer. Effects of UV rays include impairment of the immune system, eye damage, accelerated aging of the skin, and is also associated with respiratory issues like difficulty breathing or chest pain.

This is where solar energy makes a positive impact. Unlike fossil fueled power plants, solar energy produces clean, renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation, transportation, or combustion. Solar panels create absolutely no waste. It’s also a simpler, cheaper, cleaner, and an all-around better energy solution.