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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 ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider 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 photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market 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 growth 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 factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of 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
Why Would A Dc Toy Motor Not Work When Attached To A Solar Panel?
So I Salvaged A Toy Dc Motor From A Racecar Thing And It Runs On Aa Batteries. It Seems Like It Can Run With Only One Aa Battery At 1.1 V And Up To 6V Until It Won'T Run. However, Why Won'T It Run When I Attached It To A Solar Panel With Sufficient Voltage? Is It Because The Voltage Is Not Constant Enough Or The Amperage Is Too Much Or Too Less?
You need to hook the solar panel to a 6V storage battery then it will charge the battery which will run the motor. That is the usual way of it. See if you can find one of those solar patio lights, they have solar cell and circuitry to charge the battery. You can go to places like Ocean State and and get them for 1.50. You could cannibalize the circuitry for the motor. Getting one that does 2 batteries would probably be even better. It wouldn't be real efficient but it would get you started understanding solar cells on the cheap.
Have You Ever Installed Solar Panels For Your Home?
They Are Pretty Expensive. So Does It Save You Money On Electricity In The Long Run? How Easy Is It To Connect Solar Panels To Your House?
Yes, solar panels can cost allot of money up front. They will eventually pay for themselves over time. Today it is pretty easy to install solar panels. They've made panels so easy that you can pretty much just have a technician hook them up to the electrical box outside your house & you start saving money. Any electricity you generate over what you use...the utility company will PAY you!
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What Are Some Methods For Capturing Low Voltage Electricity From Solar Panels?
Most Solar Panels (The Flat Ones That Go Onto Roofs Of Houses) Reject Electricity Produced By The Panels If They Are Too Low In Voltage. For Example, On A Cloudy Day, Although The Panels May Still Get Some Sunlight To Produce Some Electricity, It Is Rejected Because Its Too Low In Voltage. So, Does Anyone Have Any Ideas?
I have a 2.25KW system which uses micro inverters. Instead of one inverter powered by all panels, each (Canadian Solar CSp6-225W 36V no load 225W) PV panel has its own grid tie micro inverter. Each PV cell acts as its own independent system and avoids issues a traditional single inverter system would have. Single inverter systems must rely upon all of the PV cells in the array operating under identical conditions. If not then the entire array gets pulled down to the level of the weakest link. (A single PV cell partially shaded takes the whole system down for example)
Each inverter is operated with a large voltage overhead which allows for low power operation and allows the panel to supply as little as 2W. My 10 panel system is being logged as coming on line with less than 8W yield and peaks over 2KW in bright sun.
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Are Solar Panels For A Home Expensive?
Do They Provide You With All The Electricity That You Need Or How Does That Work?
Short answer: YES. Solar photovoltaic systems are very expensive.
Longer answer: maybe not, after a few years have passed. Electricity isn't going to get any cheaper, and over its lifetime a photo panel can generate many, many times more energy than it took to make the panel itself. Typical warranties on photo panels are 20-25 years, so you know they're pretty reliable in the long run. However much you pay for a year's electricity, how many photovoltaic panels will that buy? Quite a few, I bet. Multiply that by several years' avoided utility bills and you could look at it as a long-term investment on future savings.
A large photovoltaic array can generate all the energy your home requires, but there are some caveats:
You will need a large battery bank to provide the surges of power your house requires, and to provide electricity after the sun goes down -OR-
You will need a grid-intertied system that has to be inspected and passed by the local utilities and meet your locality's electrical and building codes. In this case, the local utility performs the duties of the battery backup. In this paradigm however, you have the capacity to sell excess electricity to the utility, which is awesome. Damned unlikely, but awesome just the same.
Actually, that code stuff applies to the battery backup system, too.
I have seen "pirate" installations that flew under the code radar. Can't have grid intertie that way, but you can reduce your utility bill a huge amount or eliminate it entirely.
Want to dip your toes without breaking the bank? Take one room off the grid: either install new wiring or segregate one room's wiring out of the main breaker panel, and create a battery backup system for just that room. The big energy hogs are the kitchen, the water heater (if it's electric), central heat and air. Something simple like a bedroom, however, doesn't take much power at all and is easily supplied with a very modest solar system and a small battery bank.
Read up on it. Get online and read back issues of Home Power and Backwoods Home Magazine, and Mother Earth News. Run the numbers, and see what you can afford to do. When the power goes out, it's nice to have a room where the lights still work, so a bathroom, the living room and a bedroom are, in my opinion, a great set of places to take off the grid.
Good luck with it.
Do Solar Panels In Space Absorb More Energy From The Sun?
I Was Wondering If A Solar Panel The Same Size Absorbs More Energy From The Sun When It Is In Space Other Than Earth. Just Outside Of Earth'S Atmosphere. Is There A Major Difference?
Space based solar panels can collect 5 times more energy than ground based ones can due to the fact that space-based panels can collect sunlight continuously without being affected by the day/night cycle. They can also collect more power when compared over the same amount of time with a ground-based panel due to escaping the filtering affect of air pollution/smog, weather and so on.