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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need 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 a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- 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 utility business are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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 The Advantage And Disadvantage For Solar Energy?
The primary advantage is it does not produce CO2 and other pollutants.
1. Initial cost is much higher. Payback for the average is 15-20 years.
2. Unreliable - Only produces when sun shines
3. Area required - Very large area required relative to conventional
4. Depreciating efficiency - Panels degrade with time.
Wind has almost the same disadvantages, except depends on wind blowing.
In my opinion, Nuclear is a better option. No CO2, smaller footprint, Reliable 24/7 source of power. Wind and solar are great, but are limited to supplemental source only in areas that are practical for the type.
Do You Think Solar Energy Would Be Good For Greenland?
What Are Some Factors Should The City Council Consider Before They Make A Decision? Is Solar Energy Appropriate For The Resources And Culture Of Greenland? In Your Opion And Why
Solar Energy is from the sun, if you live in a sunny climate the answer is yes. Anything less than pretty sunny would not be worth the often hefty price for quality panels. Resources besides sun aren't an issue because that's all that is required for it to produce power. Alternative energy is one of the best decisions people on earth could make right now because the amount of pollution we put into our atmosphere and oceans when we use oil, coal, etc. is gigantic and an alternate way that doesn't pollute nearly at all is a yes.
How Much Solor Energy Would Be Needed To Run A Air Conditioner?
Far more than you can afford.
A 3 ton central air conditioner draws about 7,500 watts. The sun doesn't shine all the time, indeed you typically get less than 8 hours of usable sunshine for photovoltaics so you have to generate three times the power that you need in order to run the air conditioner around the clock so that's 22,500 watts. Inverters are inefficient and are more inefficient the bigger they get to the point where motor generators are used with large sale DC to AC conversion, however most solar systems use an inverter so you'll likely to have 60% efficiency therefore it's 37,500 watts that's needed. Air conditioners are ideally sized to meet the cooling demands as closely as possible as a short duty cycle results in high humidity so let's say it has an 80% duty cycle, that brings the requirements to 30,000 watts. A solar cell costs $1.20 a watt to manufacture in China and $2 a watt to manufacture in the US but by the time a system is installed, it would likely be $5 per watt so your solar panels would cost $150,000. Oh, and you won't have enough roof space facing the Sun.
If you do want solar powered air conditioning, your best bet would be evacuated tube solar thermal panels running an absorption air conditioner. But this won't be cheap either and it will probably still require natural gas as a backup source of heat and it would mean completely replacing your air-conditioner.
What Are Problems Ancountered When Using Solar Energy?
Systems rearely generate at capacity. Normally on a good day a system will produce 80% of its rated value.
It only works during the day and only when the sun is above a certain angle.
Along the coast, Solay systems have been ruined because Sea gulls drop shells and rocks on teh arrays. Its kind of off, by the seagulls target teh arrays. newer systems have sufaces that will not crack or break but they can still get scratched. Scratches reduce performance.
When you clean the arrays you have to be carefuyl about how. several large arrays have been ruined because of overly aggressive cleaning created abbrasions in the top lens. this reduced the amount of light getting to the semi-conductors and thus decreased the output of the arrays. These were significant decreases. Produciton dropped by more than 40%.
Snow. Snow can cover your array and all production stops.
Heat, the best sun is gehnerally in h ot environments. solar array have lower production as they heat up. Having a solar PV array in say Arizona will also cut the life of the array due to heat.
Batteries. Batteries are expensive and have a relatively high maintenance factor. also batteries banks generally have a low life. Meaning you should replace the battiers once every 5 years or so. this get VERY expensive. The environmental impact of many of these batteiries is significant.
I hope you find this useful.
What Percentage Of Solar Energy Is Used Up Each Year?
Wow. I'm pretty vague about what you mean by "solar energy" and what you mean by "used up."
If by solar energy, you mean the electricity generated by solar panels, then I'll have to say 100%.
If by solar energy you mean all the radient solar energy that strikes the earth, then I'll have to ask what you mean by "used up."
If by "used up" you mean that it goes somewhere, then I'd have to say 100%.
If by "used up" you mean that it is somehow consumed by a living being, then I'd need to do a web search on how much of the earth is covered by concrete. Because all the rest of it is "used up" by plants - both on land and in the ocean - or by animals sunbathing or by solar panels or to heat homes..
If by "used up" you mean that it strikes solar panels, then I'll need to do a web search on the total square feet of solar panels installed to date.
But since I'm not prepared to do two or three web searches to answer one question, I'll just ask you what you mean instead.
I hope this helps. Good luck.