But one of the cons of fossil fuels deserves more attention: the cost and detriment of creating its production plants. Simply put, the operating costs associated with producing fossil fuels dramatically outweigh the operating costs of producing solar energy.
Compare that with the benefits of solar energy. Solar panels are easily installed on a rooftop surface or ground mount and they harness an already-available resource: sunlight. That’s a dramatic improvement over fossil fuels that damage our planet from the beginning point of production. Fossil fuels don’t just create greenhouse gas emissions—the process of drilling also degrades and erodes the ground and pollutes the water supply.