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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
How Does Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels are built with light-sensitive panels. These panels "soak up" the energy from the sun's light. This energy is changed to electric power. This power is stored in batteries to use whenever / wherever it is needed.
Why Not Solar Panels On Vehicle Roofs?
Solar Energy Technology Is Improving All The Time. I Was Thinking About How Most Vehicles Spend Most Of Their Time Parked In The Sunlight Collecting Heat (In The Summer Anyway). So It Makes Sense To Me To Build Our Vehicles With Solar Panels On The Roof Where Sun Light Can Be Collected And Stored In The Battery, Especially Relevant For Electric And Hybrid Vehicles. Heck, If I Get Only 10 More Miles Added To My Electric Range In A Single Day, I Would Be Happy; It'S Totally Free! I Would Like To See This Happen. What Are Your Perspectives?
Sounds like a good idea! The weight really isn't a problem, solar panels can be very light: the active material is usually somewhere between a hundredth and a tenth of a millimetre (there are over 250 mm in one inch).
I guess it's probably a cost and style thing. Shaping the glass to fit on a car roof is probably more expensive, and maybe it's more vulnerable to cracking. If you got a 250 W panel on your roof, you'd probably get 1.2 kWh if you left it in the Sun for 8 hours/day. That's enough to drive about 4 miles.
Need Answers From Those Who Know How To Generate Solar Electricity, From Interior Of Home, Into The Electric Panel So That Electric Company Buys What Is Not Used,And Or How To Use Solar To Charge Batteries To Store Energy For Non Sun Hours For Heating Our Home..Prefer Do It Yourselfers That Have Had Success. Thank You Very Much
you cannot generate electricity cheaper than you can buy in most cases. They only way a PV system is economical is if the state pays for more than 50% of the cost or the power rate is over $.30 kw-hr or a combination.
If you want the most efficient electric heater, you will need a geothermal electric heat pump. You could not afford solar panels to run a heat pump system as the running amps are HUGE. You would be grid tied and have to have a netting meter. You also could not afford the battery packs required to store the amps intermittently between when the heat pump is off and on.
I Have Two Arco M55 Solar Panels. What Do I Need To Connect To A 12Volt Bank Of Batteries.?
Do I Need Some Type Of Regulator When The Batteries Are Fully Charged.?? The Arco Panels Voltage Is Approx 17Vdc At 2.5 Amps, Should I Limited The Voltage To 14Vdc???. I Would Like To Connect Both Panels To Up To Five Batteries At One Time...???
You can buy "Solar Charger Regulators".
These chargers limit the charging current to the batteries, so you do not get a full efficiency of the solar panel.
They disconnect the batteries from the user side (the bulbs you use) if the battery voltage goes below a certain level (i.e. below 8V for a 12V battery), so you cannot use all the power available in the batteries, even in emergency.
They introduce, at least, a 0.7V loss (diode forward voltage) between the panel and the battery.
If you have SEVERAL panels and a lot of batteries, use a controller as above.
If you only have one panel, insert a 5A trip fuse in line (in your case: twice the current of the panel), and a 10-20A diode in series between the panel and the batteries (Kathode side of the + of the battery, Anode side of the + of the panel).
Install a voltmeter across the battery.
The fuse will prevent any short or over-charge current.
The diode will prevent the battery to discharge into the panel at night if it is not already protected.
The voltmeter will allow you to "watch" the status.
Your thought of limiting the voltage is useless: should the battery be low, the panel will drop its voltage, limited by the max current.
Should the battery be fully charged and the solar panel at full efficiency, it will just try to charge the battery "more". A bit of bubbles may result, hence the voltmeter to watch over it.
If you want to limit the voltage to 14V, put a 14V Zener (14Vx2.5W!) in series with a resistor of, say, 17V-14V/2.5A or ~1 Ohm, 5W, in parallel with the panel.
Benefits Of Solar Panels?
I'Ve Been Reading Up On Solar Panels Because I Think In The Long Run This Would Be Beneficial In The Long Run. My Dad Had Looked Into It Before Passing And Had Said It Was Too Expensive. How Much Does It Range For Getting Them Placed On The Roof And How Exactly Does That Work? I Think I Remember Being Told That Pge Has Incentives And Could Possibly Even End Up Paying You For Having It? What Does Having Panels Cover? I Know Electricity But Does It Also Heat Things Up? Sorry I'M Kinda Dee Dee Dee On This Lol. Any And All Information Would Be Greatly Appreciated. If Anyone Has Solar Panels Can I Get Your Experiences With Them? Thanks!!
Would that be Portland General Electric? I used to live in Beaverton. I think technology has not progressed enough for solar electric panels to be a good deal in that area. Too many clouds. If you were over in Eastern Oregon, that would be clearer.
If you meant Pacific Gas and Electric, that's another story. It's a good deal in most places in California. PG&E only gives a trivial rebate on panels now, but that's ok. There's still a federal tax credit (you have to owe enough taxes to take full advantage of it), and PG&E will let you net-meter, meaning you get full retail value for the electricity that you displace from your own home. Will they pay you? I recall there was some talk of doing that, but it's not a good deal. If you oversize your system to generate an excess over the year, PG&E will only pay a pittance, if anything, for the overage.
Prices are now about half of what they were 5 years ago when we put our panels in. If you want to see what we did http://roderick.hostcell.net/solar/photo...
Water heating panels pay back well in our area of California. Your best move is to ask a solar company to look at your house and do an analysis.