Photovoltaics - Carbon Dioxide Savings

Calculator for the saving of carbon dioxide (CO2), when running a photovoltaic system. A photovoltaic system doesn't produce any CO2 in service and usually is also fabricated climate-neutral. Here can be calculated how many CO2 it saves, compared to electricity from fossil fuels like coal, mineral oil and petroleum gas. The value for the emission of fossil fuels is an approximated average value. Please enter the energy, which the photovoltaic system produces in a certain time, to calculate the CO2 savings during this time span. Here, the energy per year of a system can be estimated. The amount of saved carbon dioxide is shown in grams (g), kilograms (kg) or metric tons (t).
This calculator can as well be used for other ways of CO2-neutral power generation, like wind and hydrodynamic power.

Emission of fossil fuels: g CO2 / kWh
Produced energy:
Saved CO2:

Example: a photovoltaic system, which produces 10 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity per year, saves about 8 tons of CO2 annually, compared to average fossil fuel plants.

Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. All gas molecules that consist of three or more atoms absorb infrared radiation, in other words they store heat. There are many such gas molecules that can store more heat than CO2, but CO2 is by far the most common such molecule in the atmosphere and therefore the most important in terms of climate change and global warming. Reducing CO2 emissions is essential for future life on our planet. And photovoltaics is the technology that can make the greatest contribution to this by making fossil fuels, which are leading us to catastrophe, superfluous. But the main reason why it will prevail is that it is unbeatably cheap.

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