Water gives us life. We are mostly water, we need water to survive, and water provides the sustenance and growth for everything we consume.
Did you know that water is a huge driving force in nearly every means of production for the goods we use every single day for every single task? Water is a key ingredient in foods as well as materials, and large amounts of water are needed for creation of manufactured goods.
Water is even a key element in the production of energy that powers our homes and vehicles.
The only bad thing about this is that as humans we need desalinated and purified water for most of our needs, and desalinating water takes work. Add in climate change and increased water consumption then we’re facing the reality of a potential global water crisis. One way you can help prevent this crisis and conserve water – solar panels.
How Solar Panels Save Water
- Solar panels do not use or require water for energy generation. Solar panels gather unlimited energy from the sun and automatically convert it for home and business use. Meanwhile power plants are consuming over a third of our surface water. Fossil fuels also require water for the extraction and refining process!
- Water IS used in the production of the solar panels themselves, but the amount is very, very small. That amount is constantly shrinking as we grow more efficient, and most of the water is recycled!
- Floating Solar Panels prevent evaporation. One of the coolest developments in solar technology is that floating solar panels have been installed in irrigation reservoirs and they have actually helped with water retention.
- Cheaper Energy for Purification. Water purification facilities are able to stop consuming so much expensive energy when they switch to solar panels. The energy is more efficient and reliable, meaning their work is more effective.
- Solar Spread. Solar panels are rapidly multiplying all over the world, which means the amount of water being saved is increasing day by day. It may seem small, but the effect will be large and impactful over time.
Solar panels are such an incredible development for technology and the environment. But the best part is that the science is totally accessible to you. Solar panels are the most affordable they’ve ever been, and they can begin saving you money (and water) right away. Call Utah Solar today to see what solar panels could do for Utah home or business.