Wild Energy / New Study Highlights 20 Solar Benefits
From reducing air pollution to improving wildlife habitat, solar panels come with benefits beyond providing clean energy. The Center for Biological Diversity partnered with scientists at UC Davis' John Muir Institute for the Environment, and 11 other organizations, to identify 20 overlooked advantages of solar energy. The first-of-its-kind study, published in Nature Sustainability earlier this month, provides a framework that can be used to plan new solar installations as well as fight back against fossil fuel companies and electric utilities that are trying to stifle solar.
The study's release also marks the launch of a partnership between the Center and UC Davis to advance a "Wild Energy" future, which emphasizes the potential of solar energy systems to benefit not only humans, but the entire planet.
Read more about this exciting new framework in Solar Magazine.