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How does solar energy affect global warming?

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Solar energy, direct from the sun, warms the earth. This is good, because the earth is thus warm enough for life.

In the past, before we started adding amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, there was an energy balance. Enough warmth came in, and enough escaped back out to space, to keep the temperature stable. Now, by the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in industry, transport and the generation of electricity, which releases carbon dioxide (CO2), we are stopping some of this heat escaping to space, and the earth is warming.

Solar energy, captured on rooftops, and turned into electricity, is good for the environment and it slows global warming, because the electricity is clean, with no carbon dioxide emissions. Any electricity generated by PV panels means that less has to be generated by burning coal and oil.

A:Solar Energy does actually prevent global warming because it produces electricity without going through the process of burning fossil fuels (which is the most common reason for global warming). Not only does it generate electricity, it also:

heats water

purifies water

heats air


tells time

So all these everyday-actions can be done without burning any fossil fuels

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