Modern science is finally demonstrating anthropogenic climate change to be a reality. We are experiencing rising temperatures and extreme weather on a previously unseen scale.It is also estimated that we are currently exceeding the carrying capacity of our planet by 20% [WWF, 2002] and therefore it is clear that action must be taken to not only limit but also reverse the long term damage, ensuring that we live on this planet in a sustainable manner.Appolo solar geysers pretoria
The source of electricity determines the extent to which a SWH system contributes to atmospheric carbon during operation.
The term “carbon footprint” refers to the amount of carbon (C0₂) we emit individually in any one-year period. C0₂ is the primary gas responsible for Global Warming and the resulting alarming changes in our climate. Apollo solar geysers pretoria
The average domestic SWH system can reduce your carbon emissions by about 400kg per year.
The mitigation of carbon footprint through the development of alternative projects, such as Solar Energy, represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint and is often known as Carbon Offsetting.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) takes into account the total environmental cost of acquisition of raw materials, manufacturing, transport etc.
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In an increasingly carbon-constricted world, Solar Energy Technologies represent one of the least carbon-intensive means of electricity generation. Solar power produces no emissions during generation and LCA clearly demonstrate that it has a smaller carbon footprint from “cradle-to-grave” than fossil fuels.
With clear market signals from Governments, these low-carbon technologies could provide 30% of the world’s energy supply in aggregate by 2040. Apollo solar geysers Johannesburg,Apollo solar geysers Gauteng