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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, 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 environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated 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 key part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added 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 expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that select to run properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next Twenty 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
I Want To Light Up A Building Using Solar Panel What Do I Need?
All I Want To Do Is Provide Enough Electricity For 12 Fluorescent Bulbs I Was Looking At Some 80 Watt Panels How Many Of Those Would I Need And What Else Do I Need For Storing The Electricity For Use At Nite? And How Much Would It All Cost?
Let's start from the simplest theoretical solution and work our way up to practicality.
Assuming you want to power 26W fluorescent bulbs (equivalent to 100W incandescent). You want to power 12 of them.
So total wattage requirement = 12 x 26 = 312 W
# of 80 W solar panels required = 312W / 80W = 3.9 ~ 4 panels
Now, the above calculations assume that your solar panels are exposed to sunlight while you are using bulbs, but if you want to use bulbs at night, you need a battery (or batteries) to store the energy and use it at night.
So, ideally if you charge your battery for 12 hours using 4 solar panels, you can use 12, 26W bulbs for 12 hours. Now this ofcourse assumes that your battery has enough capacity to store energy generated by 4, 80W solar panels during a 12 hour time period. This capacity is given in watt-hours.
For our case it would be, 80*4 W * 12 hours = 3840 watt-hours
For reference a typical laptop battery's capacity is around 100 watt-hour and that of a car battery is 700 watt-hour, so you need 39 laptop batteries or 6 car batteries.
Solar panels generate electricity in form of DC voltage and current. Batteries also store electricity in form of DC. But fluorescent bulbs need AC energy, so you need an inverter to convert DC energy stored in the battery to AC form.
Let's account for inefficiencies now,
- A solar panel rated at 80W would generate 80W max in ideal conditions I think. So if there is less sunlight, or intermittent sunlight, it would generate less energy.
- There will be some loss of energy associated with every device and component. So there will be some loss due to wiring, some due to battery and some due to DC to AC conversion in the inverter.
Lets add 1 extra solar panel and 1 additional car battery to cover inefficiencies.
Cost: (based on just a quick search on the internet)
- 1 80W solar panel = $500, so 5 solar panels = $2500
- 7 car batteries = 7 * $94 = $658 (laptop batteries are more expensive, so we will use car batteries :-)
- 12 26W GE fluorescent bulbs = $35 approx
- Inverter, no idea, but guessing $200
- wiring probably another $200 assuming you will have to run long good quality wires from your backyard or roof to the room.
So you are looking at $3600 roughly
If you put $3600 in an online savings/checking account with interest rate of 3%, you get $108 a year in interest. Those $108 would probably cover the bill for running 12 fluorescent bulbs for 1 year (ofcourse the actual usage won't be 24 hours a day) off of the regular electricity.
Wind or water turbine would generate a lot more energy with low equipment cost, but you need to be fortunate to have good wind or a water spring near where you live.
What Are The Top Three Things Usa Could Do To Avoid Default?
I'Ll Just Throw Out A Few Suggestions -- You Don'T Need To Pick From My List -- Your Three Can Be Whatever You Think Is The Truth -- The Top Three Things To Avoid Default.
Here Are Some Possibles:
1. End All Useless Wars And Do Not Start Any New Useless Wars.
2. Seal The Southern Border Utterly And Block 95% Of All Visa Applications.
3. Abandon &Quot;Free Trade&Quot; In Favor Of Fair Trade That Results In No Trade Deficit At The End Of The Year. Dollar For Dollar Even Steven Actual Trade -- Not Unilateral Opening Of Our Markets And Jobs To All Countries As Bribes For Them To Enjoy At Our Expense.
4. Create A Tax Schedule Just For Non-Salary Income Like Bonuses, Pensions, Golden Parachutes, Stock Options, Anything Of Any Financial Value Present Or Future That Is Not Included In The Salary Check Reported On The W-4 Form. Start This Tax Schedule At 25% For The First Five Million. 50% For Goodies Over Five Million, And 95% For Goodies Over Ten Million.
5. Repatriate All Illegals Back To Their Countries Of Origin.
6. Close The Department Of Education, Give Half The Money Saved To The States Earmarked For Education Only.
7. Return The Unspent Stimulus Bill (Political Bribery) Money $500 Billion To The Treasury -- Use That Money To Reduce The Size Of Auctions Of New Federal Debt.
8. Recover All Tarp Funds That Can Be Recovered, Especially From Aig And Bofa And Jp Morgan Chase. If They Can'T Repay The Tarp Funds, Put Them In Liquidation, Sell Off All Assets To Smaller Banks That Are Not Too Big To Fail, Assign All Liabilities To The Shareholders And Bondholders Of Those Private Companies.
9. Create A Program To Award Large Prizes For Technology Breakthroughs That Can Revitalize Usa Industry And Create Many Jobs In Usa -- For Example A Breakthrough In The Algae For Fuel Area, Or In The Car Battery Area, Or In The Solar Panel Area. These Prizes Should Be Tightly Defined In Terms Of What Specifications A Prize Winning Breakthrough Would Have To Meet, And They Should Be Large Enough To Pay For The Research Program Needed To Get The Prize As A Sort Of Reimbursement After The Fact Of A Breakthrough Being Made. The Company Still Gets To Keep Its Patents, But If It Gets A Prize, The Research Is Reimbursed. The Company Has An Obligation To Use The Research To Create New And Good Jobs For American Citizens In Usa And Not For Other People In Other Places.
10 Build Down The Army By 80% Keeping Mainly The Predator And Its Personnel. Build Down The Navy By 50% Keeping The Boomers, The Seals, The Slbm Platforms, And The Aegis Platforms. Build Down The Air Force By 20% -- Cancel The Joint Strike Fighter Program. Build Down The Marines By 10% --Cancel The Osprey Program. Use Half The Money Saved By These Cuts To Build Up Nro And Nsa Particularly In The Areas Of Methods And Systems For Target Location And Identification -- Expert Systems, Integrative Data Systems, Innovative Approaches And Techniques.
My List Counts For Nothing -- Your List Is What I Want -- You Can Pick Anything That You Think Would Help Usa To Avoid Default, Which By The Way Is Coming In About 24 To 36 Months Unless Some Smart Thing Is Found -- And Obama, For Sure, Is Not Going To Find It, But Maybe You Can. Take A Try!
Ending a war is a great way to save money, but you should never cut down the military by too much. 80%? Other nations would immediately try to attack us. This is how great empires fall. They become overloaded with debt, reduce their military, and get conquered. This is just proof that we never learn from the past.
I Want A Solar Panel To Put On My House(I Am 15 So I Need To Convince My Parents). I Live Right Outside Washington Dc In Virginia. I Have A Few Questions...
How House Is One Of Those Homes That It One House Split In The Middle, I Think Its A Duplex? W.E. Its Three Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms. Generally Its Sunny. What Power/Size Solar Panel Would We Need To Make Even A Small Difference?
What Kind? I Have Heard Of The Ones That Are Like Solar Thermal Or W.E. They Heat Water With The Power From The Sun Right? Are Those Worth It, Cost Wise/Environmentally Etc? Also The Photoelectric Or W.E. Ones That Turn The Solar Panel Into Electricity Right? Are Those Worth It, Cost/Environmentally? Which Would Be Better?
How Do We Go About Getting The 30%(Up To $2,000) Tax Cut Thingy? Is It Just Like Any Other Tax Right Off Or W.E?
Where Do I Buy A Solar Panel?
Tell Me About Set Up. Costs? How Do I Make Sure Someone Is Certified?
Also Anything Else I Might Need To Know. Thnx
There about 26 to 28 volts each,,around $300 to$450 dollars each depending on there voltage and amperage output.You need a DC to AC converter unit and so on " A lot of bucks "
My dad has a 14 panel setup with all the electronics..My place of work has a 3.5 million dollar setup on all there buildings."It's a FAIR Ground in California..The Electric Co.payed for 1/2 of it..
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What Type Of Battery And Solar Cells Should I Use For A Solar Panel System?
I Was Thinking Of Making A Small Solar Panel System. One That Could Charge Aa Batteries, Ipod, Laptops, Maybe Power A Small Fan, Not All At Once Though. I Was Thinking Of Having The Panel Charge The Battery, And Have The Battery Attached To Something That Would Convert It To 115 Volts Ac Current. From That I Could Charge The Stuff. My Question Is What Type Of Cells Should I Buy, How I Should Assemble The Panel, What Type Of Battery Do I Need, What Can Convert Battery Dc Current To 115 Volts Ac Current.
A good place to look for a very small system like that is Boat supplies. I bought a small flexible one years ago from West Marine to keep my boat battery charged. Just use a cheap car battery for storage because there are many small 12V to 110V converters available at places like Wal mart, radio shack, etc. I keep one in my car all the time that plugs into the cigarette lighter like socket. I use it when camping or on the road to charge computer, phones, etc.
How Much Can You Really Save Using Solar Panels?
Been Thinking Of Saving More And Spending Less For My Electricity Services. I Just Want To Know Some Figures To Compare Before Making A Big Financial Decision. Thanks.
This is a moving target based on where you are, the cost of power from the grid, whether you have local subsidies (feed in tariffs or tax abatements), net-metering or not and so forth.
Now, getting to costs: the very best solar panels make (are rated at) about 135 - 140 watts per square meter, or about 13-14 watts per square foot - and this only at peak solar input, or about 4 hours per day over about 20 days in a given year. The brute reality is that you might average about 50% of the rated output overall and that under ideal conditions.
Small residential systems (less than 30,000 watts) average very roughly between $3.50 and $5.50 per watt installed, un-subsidized. The smaller the system, the higher the cost-per watt. Utility-scale systems (1 megawatt or larger) can run as little as $2 - $2.50 a watt - so you understand the economies of scale.
You will need panels, racking to hold the panels, a grid-tie inverter and cabling as necessary. Potentially also, combiner boxes and a socket for the meter if your utility does net-metering.
So, let's take a 5,000 watt home roof-mounted system at $4 watt (low). That will cost $20,000 and cover about 400 square feet of your roof, assuming it faces dead-south. If you are paying $0.14/KWH and you are averaging 2,500 watts/hour/8 hours/day/320 days per year (snow, rain, etc.), that is 6,400 KWH per year. Which translates to $896. Which comes to a 22 year payback without subsidies or tax credits. And that is the key to whether it is worthwhile or not.
Good luck with it.