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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic 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 consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or homeowner with changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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
In California After 2020 Every Newly Built House Is Required To Have Solar Panels.What About Houses Th?
That Are Located In Not-So-Sunny Cities Like In Daily City,Bay Area ?
Would They Need To Have Solar Panels As Well Even Though The Number Of Sunny Days In That City(Per Year) Can Be Counted On 4 Fingers ?
Anyone Knows What The Name Of That Bill Is And Where I Can Read Details About Exceptions ?
You cannot find that law because it does not exist. (I am baffled by people who think that because something is said in a Y!A question it must be true.) California has adopted a standard that 33% of electric production should be from renewable sources (not just solar) by 2020. No state law mandates the use of solar panels. Some cities have done so as part of their zoning requirements for new construction. As you might suspect, these are in areas that get a lot of sun, like Lancaster:
However, just FYI, Daly City is sunny over 70% of the time, and averages 261 sunny days a year, above the national average of 205.
Where Does The Energy In The Uk Comes From?
Where Does The Energy In The Uk Comes From? Need 2 Know
- burning oil, coal and gas
- nuclear energy
- wind farms
- solar panels (not as much!)
- a bit of hydroelectric
San Francisco State Vs Cal State East Bay?
Question Says It All.
Most Of My Classmates Who Didn'T Want San Jose State Got Excepted, But When I Wanted It, I Didnt
So, I Live In Berkeley And I Have A Choice Between Sfsu And Cal State East Bay. Which One Would You Choose And Why. I'M Probably Going To Be Commuting Using Bart. Bart Fares:
Sfsu: $8 A Day.
East Bay: $6.50 A Day.
I Don'T Really Mind About The Price But I Just Wnt To Get In The Better School.
We agree with "ownpool"!
The Princeton Review selected Cal State East Bay as a "Best in the West" college in 2010 for the sixth consecutive year. The report is based on surveys of current students, who noted the following highlights about our University: affordable tuition, small class sizes, and a multicultural community. Princeton Review also rated Cal State East Bay as a "Best Business School" in 2010, for the fourth year in a row.
U.S. News & World Report recognized as a "top–tier" institution among master's–granting universities in the West annual "America's Best Colleges" guide. In the 2009 guide, Cal State East Bay was noted for its exceptionally diverse student body, ranking as the second-most diverse master's-granting university in the Western region.
Under the direction of President Mohammad H. Qayoumi, CSUEB is striving to become a model of sustainability. You may have read the news last week that California Public Utilities Commission approved a PG&E fuel cell for installation on our Hayward campus which makes CSUEB one of the first college campuses in Northern California to have a fuel cell. Already, CSUEB holds one of the largest collections of solar electric panels in Northern California thanks to a record $3.4 million rebate from PG&E in 2004. Zipcar just launched on campus earlier this month offering a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car.
Faculty members are not only dedicated to their students but to also pursing advancement within their research areas. Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies Karina Garbesi participates in energy analysis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Forbes magazine wrote about Accounting and Finance Professor Jerry Lui’s research on Google stock manipulation. Professor of Biological Sciences Chris Kitting is participating in his second NASA mission in June 2010. Since 1997, David Stronck, professor of teacher education, has received more than $1 million in funding from Genentech Inc. to improve and expand science education in Bay Area schools. If you watch Bay Area news stations, you have a good chance of seeing Economist Stephen Shmanske or Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman commenting on topical events.
We invite you to take a campus tour and see CSUEB for yourself. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/prospective/...
What You All Think About Solar Industry? Why The Cost Is Still So High?
What You All Think About Solar Industry? Why The Cost Is Still So High In Usa? Because Politic?
I Plan To Build A Solar Plant In Southeast Asia To Manufacure Solar Supplies, So We Are In U.S.Much Better To Have A Low Cost Supplies Since Our Energy Demand Is Increased By Time And So High Here. Residents In Us. To Store A Solar System Here Cost Ranges From 30K To 50K Mimimum For A Home From 1500 To 3000 Square Feets. I Would Like To Bring This Cost Down At Least 50% So Every Middle Class Or Low Class Families Can Afford It.
What Do You Think About My Idea? Anh Anyone Of You Are Interesting In Joining My Project?
Please Email To [email protected]
The price is so high for photovoltaic cells because of the precious materials used in them: Platinum, Rubidium, etc. This will not come down because there is a limited supply of these (and Platinum is often wasted in jewelery just like diamond. Both of these materials have great properties for commercial and scientific products but the price is inflated because they look shinny).
There are ways to make copper/copper oxide solar panels, but copper price is on the rise, too.
The best way to capture solar energy is with mirror farms and greenhouse farms. The mirrors focus the sun's light on a central point, and is used to boil oil, which passes through a turbine. The greenhouses use greenhouse material over a large area. The air inside is warmed, and will rise through an elevated opening and through a turbine.
So, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but individual solar power will probably still be a luxury item into the near future. Building large solar farms and adding them into the grid just like any coal or gas plant is probably the most efficient solution.
you may be interested in this, though:
Where Are Solar Panels And Windmills Made?
Since there is no real market for it, stimulus money ran out and wages and government regulations raise the costs, they are shutting down here.