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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.
Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired energy costs).
What are the various payment options?
We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.
- Low, fixed payments each month
- System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
- Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
- We own the solar panel system
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Solar System?
The Solar System or solar system comprises the Sun and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets, their 162 known moons, three currently identified dwarf planets and their four known moons, and thousands of small bodies. This last category includes asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and interplanetary dust.
The principal component of the Solar System is the Sun or Sol (astronomical symbol ); a main sequence G2 star that contains 99.86% of the system's known mass and dominates it gravitationally. The Sun's large mass gives it an interior density high enough to sustain nuclear fusion, releasing enormous amounts of energy, most of which is radiated into space in the form of electromagnetic radiation including visible light. Jupiter and Saturn are the Sun's two largest orbiting bodiesand account for more than 90% of the system's remaining mass. (The currently hypothetical Oort cloud would also hold a substantial percentage were its existence confirmed).
In broad terms, the charted regions of the Solar System consist of the Sun, four rocky bodies close to it called the terrestrial planets, an inner belt of rocky asteroids, four gas giant planets and an outer belt of small icy bodies known as the Kuiper belt. In order of their distances from the Sun, the planets are Mercury (), Venus (), Earth (), Mars (), Jupiter (), Saturn (), Uranus (), and Neptune (). All planets but two are in turn orbited by natural satellites (usually termed "moons" after Earth's Moon) and every planet past the asteroid belt is encircled by planetary rings of dust and other particles. The planets other than Earth are named after gods and goddesses from Greco-Roman mythology.
From 1930 to 2006, Pluto (), the largest known Kuiper belt object, was considered the Solar System's ninth planet. However, in 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) created an official definition of the term "planet". Under this definition, Pluto is reclassified as a dwarf planet, and there are eight planets in the Solar System. In addition to Pluto, the IAU currently recognizes two other dwarf planets: Ceres (), the largest object in the asteroid belt, and Eris, which lies beyond the Kuiper belt in a region called the scattered disc. Of the known dwarf planets, only Ceres has no moons.
For many years, the Solar System was the only known example of planets in orbit around a star. The discovery in recent years of many extrasolar planets has led to the term "solar system" being applied generically to all the newly discovered systems. Technically, however, it should strictly refer to Earth's system only, as the word "solar" is derived from the Sun's Latin name, Sol. Other such systems are usually referred to by the names of their parent star: "the Alpha Centauri system" or "the 51 Pegasi system".
Why Dont We Require Solar Of Some Type On New Buildings & Houses Like They Did In California In The 1980'S?
During The Oil Embargo Years During The 1980'S, The State Of California Required All New Residential Buildings To Install Solar Hot Water Heating Systems. Hot Water Costs A Family Of 4 An Avg Of $55/Month According To Sempra Energy. With The Current Federal Tax Credits It Pays For Itself In Just 2-3 Years, So Why Not Require It On All New Residential Construction Across The U.S.?
Solar Electric (Photovolataics) Has Come Down In Price To The Point Where It Can Pay For Itself In Just 10 Years(Or Less) In Desert Areas Like Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico & Large Portions Of Texas Where Summer Cooling Bills Are Outrageous. Why Not Require It On All New Construction?
With Long Term(10+ Yr) Sallie Mae Loans Solar Electric Can Actually Pay For Itself From The Start When You Factor In Federal Tax Credits And State(Like California) Or Utility Company(Like Nevada) Incentives. Why Not Require It & Give Property Owners Govt Secured, Long Term Low Interest Loans To Pay For It?
There are a few reasons why this has not been mandated. First, as the previous answerer said, solar power is not feasible everywhere. It works well in southern California, because it is very sunny and energy needs are moderate due to very mild temperatures. It would probably not work in Seattle, Washington, where it rains very frequently and is cloudy much of the time. It might also be a poor choice in North Dakota, where scorching summer heat and crippling winter blizzards put a huge strain on the energy grid.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, this is America. Technology and industry are theoretically independent of the government. It's true that the government sponsors research and subsidizes corporations, but individuals ultimately have the freedom to choose what they want to invent and what inventions they want to use. Each person who builds a house has the right to decide how to build it, and each person who buys a house has the right to decide what kind of home they want to live in. A builder who wants to appeal to environmentally concscious homeowners will build a home that takes advantage of alternative energy sources. If solar power technology becomes more and more sophisticated, more efficient, and less expensive, everyone will want it in their own home, and it won't have to be mandated. If it isn't appealing enough for people to choose it on their own, the government shouldn't force them to do it.
How Can I Convert My Pool Pump To Use Solar Power To Conserve Energy And Save Money?
A pool water pump is a electric-induction motor, solar power is harnessed by using photo-voltaic cells(solar panels) to change sunlight in to eletrical current (DC) and store that energy in a battery bank. A rectifier, voltage regulator and inverter are used to convert this stored energy into alternating current for household application HOWEVER, induction motors require excessive current to start, the battery bank to power induction motors would be cost-prohibitive, not the mention it's doubtful you could convert enough sunlight to maintain a usable current.
How Should Energy Be Stored? Please Help?
Ok What Is The Best Way To Store Energy And Help Our Environment? Please Help
This is a very big question and the simple answer is that it depends upon the circumstances. As we are forced to switch from fossil fuels for energy (because they are running out) we will need to turn to wind, wave, tide, hydro and solar energy sources which will require more storage of energy to cope with fluctuating supplies.
People have already mentioned dams. Here the water stored behind the dam can be released through a water mill or turbine to power tools or to generate electricity, so whilst it is behind the dam it is stored energy. It can even be worthwhile to pump the water up to the lake behind the dam as a means of storing spare energy generated by other means, such as a windmill.
Another means of storing energy is in batteries. These can be very convenient but they are not very efficient.
Houses can be designed to use stored energy. For example the sun can warm a swimming pool during the day and the heat can be used to warm the house at night.
Planting trees is a means of storing energy. They absorb the sun's energy whilst they are growing which they will release as heat in a furnace when wanted. They do pollute when burnt but not as seriously as fossil fuels.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Solar Energy?
Please List At Least 3 Reasons. Thanks! :)
Well, fossil fuels are chemically stored solar energy captured millions of years ago by photosynthesis. The problem of using fossil fuels is the release of carbon and hydrogen into our atmosphere as CO2 and H2O, the carbon and hydrogen had been sequestered for millions of years and therefore changes the balance in our environment.
Current solar photovoltaics production produces toxic chemicals which can be recycled but the cost of the solar cells are reduced by a factor of three if the toxic chemicals can just be disposed of. Consequently, the drive to lower cost solar panels has pushed production to countries where the disposal of the chemicals are still permitted.
Current commercial solar cells have an efficiency of 18% but the record laboratory cells have an efficiency of 43% and 65% designs are on the horizon. This makes it clear that abstaining from investing in solar panels till newer technology is available would give you a better return on your investment.