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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly 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, need 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 accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. 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 substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential 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 business social responsibility are crucial components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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 5 Jobs Need Solar Energy?
solar energy can be used to:
heat water using solar geysers.
cook in solar cookers.
some cars use solar energy instead of petrol.
solar energy is also used to produce electricity.
solar energy is is also used to light streets at night by trapping the energy from the sun during the day
Does Anyone Know How Much It Would Cost To Install A Solar Energy System In A 3,200 Sq Foot House?
Here's some info regarding solar power:
The US government has a website dedicated to helping people with alternative energy and such. See:
If you click on the "Remodeling" link, you're led here:
There's tons of information regarding solar energy, including financing information (there are grants and tax credits available for "going green.")
There's a purchasing link where you can find more info on cost, here:
Check out the information, and see what is available to you. You might also want to check out your local extension office, or other city resources for more options.
Solar Energy Has Been Used Economically For Many Years To _____.?
Solar Energy Has Been Used Economically For Many Years To _____.
C.Run Nuclear Plants
That's a matter of perspective, the cost for solar generated electricity is 38 cents per kwh while that for coal generated electricity is 0.6 cents per kwh. However in situations where the grid isn't available or government subsidies have reduced the cost then it has been artificially economic. Drop economic and both b and d applies but economic is more an opinion by the questioner, if the questioner is an educator he/she should be severely reprimanded for being biased.
Information On Solar Panels?
I'M Going To Pitch An Idead To My School About Switching To Solar Energy. What Are Positive And Negative Effects Of The Solar Panels?
Also What Is The Cost For Installing Them Into A Highschool?
How Much Would The Electricity Bill Decline Afterwards?
These are all questions that nobody can answer without evaluating your location, building square footage, solar siting, and energy needs. You'd need to get a solar installer out to really evaluate what it would cost for your application. Don't forget though that there are ways you can make the money back faster. There are federal and often local tax incentives for solar installations, and utility companies in many states have net-metering programs in which you essentially sell your excess power back to the utility company. For a school application, you may not have very much excess power to sell back, but it would at least reduce your draw.
I would look at the US Green Building Council's website, and check out their LEED for Schools certification track. I would also call a rep there and find out what kind of funding is availalbe either through grants or loans, for school applications.
I would say as part of this project you should really push for a renewable solar energy contract with your school's utility provider as well, so that the supplemental energy that solar panels can't provide is also coming from renewable sources and not petroleum.
Also as part of this project, I would recommend looking at ways to reduce your lighting power draw in the school. Lighting power is typically the biggest energy draw in any building, schools being no exception. If you could look at daylighting options in each classroom either through light shelf applications on windows, or solatube skylights, you could greatly reduce your lighting power draw. Minimally I would look at switching over to LED lights in each classroom, and installing occupancy and/or daylight sensors in each space. LED lights are expensive up front, but they are easily able to pay for themselves over the course of their lifespan (which is much much longer than fluorescent or incandescent) both by reducing maintenance costs, energy draw costs and by keeping your cooling costs low. It's something that solar panels can't do. Daylight sensitive controls are controls that monitor the level of daylight in a room and adjust the electric lights to provide supplemental lighting if and when they're needed. Occupancy sensors are much more common, they sense when someone is in the room and they shut the lights off automatically after a minute or so if the room is empty.
Bringing down the power load in the school would be really advantageous in a lot of ways, and would really make a stronger case in my opinion for solar panels. A major solar application then would provide them with enough free energy to run the remaining energy systems with the potential for excess energy to be sold back to the utility.
Of course they should also closely examine how well-insulated the school is. They could be wasting a lot of energy on heating and cooling (probably mostly heating for normal school days) if the school is not well-insulated.
Why Do Some Folks Think That Pollution Should Be Free?
Co2 And Other Emissions Harm Our Health And Destroy The Environment - Why Should Polluting Be A Cost-Free Enterprise? Why Should Everyone Sacrifice Their Health, Shouldn'T The Costs Become &Quot;Personal Responsibility&Quot; By Those Who Drive The Pollution? Doesn'T Putting A Cost Upon Emissions Allow The Free-Market To Manage The Issue?
You are making a very valid & very informative point.. the fact is free Enterprise(Coal Plants) which they have to be obligated by tax or otherwise they have to change the way they do business..Solar and Thermal electricity is replacing coal gas, oil .
Published on March 27th, 2008 in alternative energy, business, fossil fuels, solar energy one of the most common arguments against large-scale use of renewable energy is that it cannot produce a steady, reliable stream of energy, day and night. Ausra Inc. does not agree. They believe that solar thermal technology can supply over 90% of grid power, while reducing carbon emissions.
The ability to utilize solar thermal technology after the sun sets is made possible by a storage system that is up to 93% efficient