How Solar Power Can Improve Air Quality in Urban Areas

Image by Peter Alfred Hess , CC 2.o From recycling to hybrid cars, it has gotten cheaper and easier to curb the damage our long-term reliance on fossil fuels has done to the environment . For those of us who live in densely populated areas, we’re reminded of the impact nearly every time we look up at the sky. Layers of smog and trapped, dirty air are becoming more common in cities across the nation. Dependence on finite fuels like coal and oil has done more than leave us reliant on a fuel source that is eventually going to run out: it has made our air difficult to breathe. If we want cleaner air, it’s time to take a serious look at alternative energy sources that are renewable, sustainable, and kinder to the world in which we live. Why solar energy? The sun is a clean, sustainable source of energy. It can provide direct heat and light, generate electricity, and provide sol...

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