Walking the walk: Clean NRG Solar’s environmental commitment

At Clean NRG Solar we are committed to helping the environment.

And we know what you are thinking… everyone says this.

Right before they jump into their petrol car, head off to the shops, forget their reusable plastic bags (again, sigh) and eat McDonald’s out of unrecycled plastic containers, straws and bags.

But we like to practice what we preach.

Clean NRG Solar has partnered with the Climate Foundation.

The Climate Foundation is made up of people from all over the world who all have the same goal: to change the world for the better.

The Climate Foundation explains on their website: They are “dedicated to educating and empowering people to halt global warming in our lifetime.”

What an amazing cause and goal for a business. This is why we wanted to be involved…

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”
—Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa might’ve been onto something. Ok, she’s possibly onto a lot of things, but for the sake of this discussion let’s talk just about waste.

Unfortunately, due to the way technology works and how our electrical safety standards change, we find that it’s more practical and economical to replace old solar PV systems than upgrade them.

The inverters are often at end of life but the panels still have plenty of life left in them. These panels end up in landfill and this of course is not ideal and a huge waste of a precious resource.

Clean NRG Solar has found a solution to this problem that not only recycles the panels but helps our environment at the same time.

Together with the Climate Foundation, we have found a use for these solar panels.

Let’s explain.

Marine Permaculture

Healthy seaweed growth is an important part of marine permaculture.

The more seaweed, the more fish, the more fish, the more nutrients, the more nutrients…

You get the idea.

Unfortunately, due to rising sea temperatures, seaweed is not growing at anywhere near the same rate as it used to.

This is where the clever people at the Climate Foundation have come up with an innovative solution: “Upwelling”.

They are pumping cool nutrient-rich water from the depths of the ocean and flooding the seaweed beds. This cool nutrient-rich water makes the seaweed grow much faster than seaweed without this treatment.

So where do the pre-used solar panels come in?

The clever engineers at the Climate Foundation are using these solar panels to make electricity to drive the pumps to move the water from the depths of the ocean. 

Amazing technology that’s saving our planet, and our oceans.

Clean NRG Solar is proud to be a part of this amazing initiative.

If you would like more information on this check it out here:

So how can you help?

There are other ways that you can help the environment too.. one big impact can be simply installing solar on your roof.

We all know that solar panels help reduce your carbon footprint. This is by harnessing the power of the sun, rather than the grid.

The grid burns coal as one of the ways to light our homes. It is the most abundant and cheapest fossil fuel but unfortunately also makes the most pollution into the atmosphere.

Solar however captures the energy of the sun and you use that power for your home during the day, only to utilise the grid at night.

In addition to solar panels, if you invest in a solar home battery system you don’t even have to use the grid at night. Excess solar power captured during the day charges your battery to be stored for usage at night. Night use of power is the ‘peak’ time, when it’s the most expensive.

If you are interested in saving some money, and helping the environment at the same time – consider solar.

If you would like a friendly quote head to our quote page and we will be in touch with you to tailor a system just for you and your energy needs.

If you’d prefer to have a chat with someone our team is happy to help – 9244 9200.

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