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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 property owner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners find that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, residential electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up 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 an essential component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what cost, 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
I'Ve Read How Solar Panels Can Now Be Produced For Under $1 Per Watt. Where Are These Panels?
I'Ve Looked On Ebay And The Lowest Prices Seem To Be Around 4/5 Dollars Per Watt. Who Is Buying These Cheaper Panels. Where Are They Going!?
The ones that you are referring to are the ones from nanosolar. Unfortunately they are not selling commercially to end users yet. They are only supplying large amounts to utility companies and major solar installations.
I cant wait either.
How To Develop Our Own Solar Power For The Home?
Developing Solar Power Is Quite Tough But It Has High Advantages Over It...Suggest Me A Good Idea About It....
you need four main components to made the own solar power for home.. They are solar panels, batteries, charge controller, inverter.. solar panels which can be quite expensive if purchased retail and the best way to save some cash is to build them yourself. Source out a good guide and follow it correctly and you shouldn't have a problem.quite expensive if purchased retail and the best way to save some cash is to build them yourself. Source out a good guide and follow it correctly and you shouldn't have a problem.These moderate the amount of power transferred from the solar panels to the battery. They also help in keeping the batteries from over charging and trickle charge them to help maintain a long life.When your energy is stored in your deep cycle batteries off your home built solar power system, it is stored as Direct Current (DC). In order to be able to use it for household appliances the power must be converted to Alternating Current (AC). That is the job of a power inverter.
How Come Solar Panels Do Not Appear Darker Under Load?
Based On The Law Of Conservation Of Energy, When You Draw Current From A Device, Something Else Is Affected In Some Way. It Seems Mystifying To Me, As It Would Be Like Stating If You Draw Current From A Generator, The Generating Motor Will Not Be More Difficult To Push. When You Use A Motor To Generate Electricity, And Draw Current From It, It Naturally Slows Down. When You Place More Load On A Cart, It Becomes More Difficult To Push. When Your Car Is Heavier, You Use More Gasoline Per Mile.
But Solar Panels Appear To Be Mystifying. I Would Figure That Given That Light Is The Mechanism Used To Support The Load, Just As In Gasoline Supporting The Load Of The Car, Would Be Consumed More Quickly If Used To Perform More Work, And, Of Course, The Absence Of Light Is Darkness. It Would Be Sensible To Assume That, Based On The Above Logic, Solar Panels, As You Increase The Load, Will Darken And Darken And Darken Until They Turn Black When Loaded To The Maximum Physically Possible Level.
It Has Been Speculated That Perhaps There Would Be A Noticeable Change In The *Infrared* Band, Which You Would See With An Ir Camera. Is That True?
If Not, Where Does The Unused Light Go When You Are Not Fully Loading The Solar Panels? The Law Of Conservation Of Energy States That It Has To Go Somewhere. Is It Possible That It Is Dissipated As Heat, And, Therefore, The Solar Panels Will Be Cooler When Under Load? If That'S Not The Case, Then Where Does It Go? It Has To Go Somewhere.
Indeed solar panels are colder under load, than they otherwise would be if you turn off the DC disconnect.
In summer conditions, solar panels tend to operate at about 60 Celsius. This is usually considered to be as hot as you expect them to get while operating.
If you throw the disconnect to off, they will heat up to 65 to 75 Celsius. This is due to obvious reasons as you mention. Perhaps 1600 Watts of sunlight are incident on a module that produces 240 Watts. This means that, assuming negligible reflection, during operation, 1360 Watts of power are absorbed as thermal energy. It must be re-radiated or convected away, and the module gets hot to encourage it to do so, as it achieves equilibrium.
A perfect solar module would be completely black. And some of the better modules available on the market today are black-celled. It is usually polycrystalline cells that are blue, and monocrystalline cells that are black. Monocrystalline cells are typically more expensive to manufacture than their poly counterparts, but they have the advantage of efficiency to oppose that. When available space is a large concern, you select a monocrystalline module.
Whatever reflectivity a module may have, which is what causes you to see any non-darkness of them at all, that is what it will have no matter what. It will always reflect this, regardless of the load. The reflections are undesired, but unavoidable in the practical sense.
The reason why infrared cameras are used in inspecting PV arrays, is that this can tell you a profile of the temperature of the modules. All objects not cold enough to freeze your hand solid, are emitting IR, due to their temperature. More temperature means more re-emission of IR as a means of trying to achieve equilibrium with the background, and at a higher frequency of IR.
the PV module doesn't contain the battery by default. The battery is a load, connected externally.
And batteries can draw a dynamic load too, depending on temperature and state of charge.
PV modules are very dynamic in the power they can produce. It depends on sunlight intensity, cell temperature, and the situation of the load.
Generally, the voltage is a function of the temperature, and the current is a function of the irradiance. When under load, voltage drops slightly from its open circuit value, due to series resistance within the connections and wiring. Current drops slightly from its short circuit value, due to shunt conductances that may be present.
There exists an optimal point on the I-V curve, called the MPP, or maximum-power point, where the product of voltage and current will be a maximum. The inverters and charge controllers are specifically designed to seek this point, as an operating basis, and strategically set the load to match.
Grid-tied inverters let the modules produce whatever they can in full, and then feed it as a supplement AC current to the utility grid. Charge controllers will seek this point, and also work with the battery, so that maximum available power can flow to the battery and DC loads.
Without a charge controller, production is subjected to the dynamics of the PV module and battery, with no optimization technology seeking anything that's best for either.
What Solar Panel Equipment Do I Need To Charge 2 18V Battery Packs?
Please Give Detailed Answers And Specifics
The only panels I hav seen put out 12vdc. To charge 18v packs you need more than 18v going into them. 2 panels wired in series would probably work depending on the amperage of the battery pack and the amperage of the panels. When wired in series, the amps of the panels is the same as 1 panel but the voltage will double.
What Are Some Major Components To An Energy Efficient House?
We Are Doing A Science Project Where We Have To Build A Model Of An Energy Efficient House. What Are Some Parts Of An Energy Efficient House That We Should Include? For Example, Solar Panels On Roof And Windows On South Wall. Please Include Things That We Can Build And Put Inside/Outside The House.
Some of the things I took into consideration in designing my mountain home were weather conditions and access to sunshine, as the property has lots of trees. The exterior walls are 6" thick instead of the usual 4". There are lots of south-facing windows, of course. Extra insulation in the attic helps conserve energy. On the inside, window quilts help and a wood burning stove compliments the radiant floor heating system while providing fire mitigation by utilizing fallen trees.