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What are the environmental benefits of solar power?

In short the use of solar PV panels prevents the production of radioactive nuclear waste. Studies tell us that one megawatt-hour of electricity generated through a solar PV panel avoids more than five pounds of sulfur dioxide, 1,300 pounds of carbon dioxide, and about two pounds of nitrogen oxide emission. One of the greatest things about solar power is that it creates the greatest supply as demands spike. Especially on hot sunny days, when air-conditioning and electricity are high, and pollution at a peak. The same heat that causes people to turn to their air-conditioning can be harvested as energy to power those appliances.