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The amount of carbon dioxide that melts into the atmosphere as a result of our routine actions creates footprint of carbon. In fact, at times, we unknowingly tend to perform some actions, which lead to an increase in our carbon footprints on the environment, which proves detrimental for our own survival. Inefficient use of energy is one of the first things that are being blamed for an increase in carbon footprints. It is now being widely discussed that carbon footprints can be effectively reduced by efficient use of energy.
Solar energy is considered one of the cheapest and most reliable alternative energy sources which has been with us since times immemorial. In fact the living beings on the earth use solar energy in many ways already, but now scientists and technologists have started thinking about the ways and means which could help us in tapping the solar energy. This would not only help in preserving many resources, but the humanity will be benefitted by way of reduction in carbon footprints as well. Companies are also carrying out researches to devise replacement products which could work on solar energy, thus reducing the burden on the nature.
Solar farming is one simple method of generating electricity on the farmland using photovoltaic cells. Solar farms spread over the land collects the sunrays on the solar panels and the cells help in converting this energy into electrical energy, which can be subsequently transferred to different places using transformers. Realising the importance of renewable energy, many countries have started offering attractive schemes to their citizens to go for solar farming. It is the concept of renewable energy, which helps in production of ‘green energy’ thus reducing the carbon footprints and undue burden on natural resources.
Though the concept has started gaining ground amongst the nature lovers and scientific community, but the masses in general remain aloof to the intricacies of how solar farming can help. NGOs and community organisation have a leading role in sending across this message. A Hindu temple in California has recently taken steps towards reducing the carbon footprints1. This temple has installed solar panels in the vicinity which helps in generating enough energy for the use of the temple. In fact, the temple is able to generate an electricity of 60KW which is more than its requirement. Therefore the excess energy is passed on to local grid for distribution amongst the residents.
Such steps will no doubt go a long way in informing and educating the masses about the need to reduce carbon footprints on the one hand and reaping the benefits of solar farming on the other. It is estimated that while reducing the power consumption, this California temple will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by 155o tonnes, which is equivalent to planting 62,244 trees, over a period of 25 years! As a part of their social responsibility, a number of corporate houses too have started taking initiatives to help the cause of the nature.
Google, for example has started making good use of its Mountain View parking space by resorting to solar farming2. The company installed pole-mounted solar panels between the parking rows, which provides some shade to the vehicles and invaluable energy to meet 30 percent power demand within the premises.
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