Clean Energy Saves Three: Bees, Earth, and UsMay 06, 2019
When was the last time you saw a bee?
Or a butterfly?
When was the last time you felt like you had taken a breath of fresh air?
Can’t remember, right?
That’s because we, as a community of selfish humans, have continually been depleting the sanctity of an environment that is, was, and will remain home to us and millions of beautiful creatures, who just want peace.
Our reckless ways of handling nature could prove to be harmful to us in the future if we’re not careful.
It’s not too late though, for us to make changes in how we behave moving forward. Sustainability should now become the preferred way of living.
Yes, planting trees and flowers could work, but would you like to know what else would work, for the better? Solar Energy.
Shifting our focus from our present power sources to clean energy could be the change that these creatures are looking for. Fortunately, we have become capable of moving ourselves to an efficient future!
Solar panel installation is one of the ways through which we can harness the unlimited supply of energy from the sun along with promoting other activities.
Here’s a fact that you might not have known, for obvious reasons. There are pollinating insects (like bees and wild butterflies) that contribute to the agricultural industry at a large level. On a global scale, if we were to lose pollinators, we could be looking at devastating after effects like:
- Hike in Costs of Crops
- Decrease in Production
- Loss of Nutritional Value
To be fair, it is the method that we follow for agriculture that has also affected the population of pollinators and their ability to pollinate. Chemical based insecticides and pesticides are the principal cause of the rapidly decreasing insects.
Our land development techniques and the rise in accommodation along with the need for regularly expanding industries have done considerable damage as well.
But what’s done is done. Now is the time to focus on what steps can be taken to try and go back to simpler times, when nature worked in its own way to make the perfect environment for each and every organism and plant to live in.
According to researchers, solar panel installation in large spaces of lands, say for industries, may be the key to restoring the ecosystem that is a habitat inclusive of pollinators.
Such areas have proven to become an ideal environment to grow plants that hold the power to bring back pollinating insects. It’s not just the pollination that will be affected, it is also the expansion of botanical diversity (the several kinds of organisms, species, and plants) that are able to grow.
With the idea of combining solar panels and pollination might seem odd at a glance but the advantages it carries cannot be counted on one hand.
Let’s break this whole thing down for a better understanding, yes?
Industries generally own acres of land that often might go to waste. What’s left of this unattended land is either full of gravel, or covered in turf grass. Neither being a great use of the land.
Instead, if this land was converted into a small solar farm, imagine its benefits. Along with the solar panel installation, a variety of wildflowers, plants, and Indian grass could be cultivated here.
If you can’t think of the benefits right at this moment, don’t worry about it. Here’s a short list:
- Industries Could Save Big Electric Bills
- Agricultural Sites Would be able to Pollinate Faster
- Soil Erosion Decreases in the Solar Farm
- Temperatures Around the Industrial Land Cools Down
- Upsurge in Pollinators
- Efficient Use of an Otherwise Wasteland
- Increase in Fertility of the Land
It is a known fact that industries are generally located on the outskirts of a city, surrounded by huge farmlands. With a boost in the quality and quantity of crops, it won’t take a long time for the farmers to realise what solar panels add to their trade.
Industries surrounding farmlands (commercially growing cotton, tomatoes, chillies, soybean, etc.) that have been smart enough to accept solar panel installations, could be major benefactors for the farmers and their yields at the end of the season.
An increase in yields could spike up the gross value of each of these crops, positively contributing to the economy. With an economy that is steadily building up, the possibilities of an increasing number of industries investing in clean energy and solar panels rises.
Acknowledging that we have a problem and the will to solve the problem is what is going to bring each entity in various fields together to reach a goal that might seem impossible today.
Saving the earth and its insects while boosting the economy? Sounds like the ultimate plan. All we’re left to do now is convince the big shot industries to be pro-solar panel installations for the welfare of mother earth and all the creatures that reside on it.
We need to bring back our bees, butterflies, various species of birds and every organism we have harmed in our greed for luxurious lives! We need them to maintain a balance in our ecosystem. And for the beauty of course!
Expecting breakthrough in strategies that will speed up the process of rehabilitation of insect pollinator habitats is not “asking for too much.”
At the same time, it is also the efforts of an individual or an individual entity to do the best they can to reduce the tremendous amount of stress we have put on nature. As we have established in this article that solar panels could be the perfect area to attract pollinators and they don’t affect the energy producing capacity of the panels.
If you are convinced as well that we need to make a change and soak up all the advantages it offers, then you should be wanting to install solar panels for your industry. MI Solar is an affordable solar energy company providing the best renewable energy solutions in India. Get a quote from our experts now.