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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 house owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally 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 minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven 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 photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped 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 accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce 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 common property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Where Can I Find Out How Much It Would Cost To Install Solar Panels For Electricity?
My House Is Approximately 2,500 Sq Ft And We Use About 1800-2500 Kwh/Month. I Live In A Very Sunny Area And I Am Thinking About Installing Solar Panels For Water Heating And Electricity. I Am Just Researching Estimates, I Am Not Ready To Contact A Dealer Or Contractor Yet, But I Really Have No Idea Where To Start. Any Informative Sites Or Answers Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
The link below is to an estimation program. You have all the information you need for it to estimate for you. It is quite accurate. The estimation program works for both solar electric and solar hot water.
This is probably one of the very best sites for finding a qualified solar installer as well.
The second link is a great site for learning more about all types of alternative energy technologies.
I installed solar on my house 4 years ago and it is great. It saves me about $1200 per year on my electricity. You have about twice the total draw of my house (and I thought mine was an energy hog ;-). One thing you may want to look at hard is whether you can save some energy by replacing wasteful appliances before you install solar. If you can it will very easily pay to do so. If your house is electrically heated if you can switch to gas that will save you a bunch of money and greatly reduce your electrical usage.
What Are The Parts Of A Solar Panel?
I Need To Know Wat The Parts Of A Solar Panel Are.
A solar panel is just a collection of solar cells all wired up in parallel and series to provide a useful voltage. Typical solar cells only provide half a volt, maybe less, so usually you put 12 of them together to get a 6v solar panel or 24 of them to get a 12v panel.
Solar cells are made in various ways, the most popular are silicon solar cells which are made with a chunk of silicon with a P-N junction in the middle and contacts on either side. When a photon of light comes in, the energy of the photon is converted to electrical energy. Individually, photons contain a tiny amount of energy, but when you have a solar cell in the sunlight, billions and billions of photons hitting it constantly create a useful amount of electrical energy.
Solar panels are incredibly simple!
Solar Panels That Generate The Most Electricity?
I'M Looking To Generate The Highest Amount Of Power Possible From A Single Solar Panel, Which Panel Would Be Up To The Task Of Doing This? Price Is No Object So Let Me Know If You Find Anything!!
The most efficient ones that you can buy on the open market are probably the Sanyo HIT. Sunpower makes more efficient modules, but they are only sold to installers. You can probably buy one if you poke around.
When people say price is no object, usually, they realize that price is an object when the see the cost of more exotic technologies. It would theoretically be possible to hire an engineering firm to design a durable, custom panel for you, built out of Spectolab triple-junction cells. I'd put the task at $50,000, plus $50,000 for the cells, for a 200-watt panel. I'm not aware of anyone doing this, as one can get the same power panel for less than $1000, only it would be perhaps 25% larger in area.
What Size Solar Panel Do I Need To Power A Meraki Outdoor Router?
The Meraki Outdoor Router Is 12W. What Kind Of Solar Setup Do I Need To Power This Thing 24Hrs A Day?
You need something that will provide enough power to charge some batteries as well as run the router. This mean you need 12 w X 24 hours or 288 watthours of power. The solar panel needs to provide a minimum of 288 watthours of energy during daylight hours. Depending on where you live, calculate the number of hour of sunlight during the shortest day of the year. If you figure 6 hours of daylight as the shortest day, this means you need 48 watts per hour or 4 amps per hour if this is a 12 volt system. A common solar panel can deliver 1 amp so you would need 4 of them if that's the size you use. Remeber, this is a minimum. More capacity won't hurt.
What Capacitor Should I Use To Store Energy From A Solar Panel?
I'M Making A Model Of A Solar Photovoltaic Tower For A School Project. I Need A Way To Store Energy, And We Thought About Using Capacitors (Mainly Because Of Our Somewhat Limited Funding). The Tower Will Have A Small Photovoltaic Panel (Around The Size Of A Laptop Keyboard With Number Pad) And Some (Around 50) &Quot;Heliostats&Quot; (Just The Mirrors, No Moving Parts). What Kind Of Capacitors Should I Use? And Would A Capacitor Bank Be Better? I Am Getting Confused With All Those Uf, Pf And Can'T See The Difference.
Thanx In Advance
There are two things to consider with capacitors:
1) The voltage rating
2) The capacitance
The voltage rating tells you the maximum voltage that can be applied across the capacitor. If you exceed this, you'll destroy the capacitor. For storing energy from a solar cell, you just need to check the voltage output by the solar cell under sunlight (using a voltmeter, or by checking the spec sheet for the cell if you have it), and choosing a capacitor with a voltage above the value output by the cell.
The capacitance tells you how much charge is stored per volt applied across the capacitor. So a 1uF capacitor stores 1 millionth of a coulomb per volt applied across it. Once you've made sure that you have a capacitor with a high enough voltage rating, you basically want to pick the capacitor with the biggest capacitance value. From smallest to largest: pF (pico-farad), nF (nano-), uF (micro-), mF (milli-), F, kF (kilo-). You can look up the terms (pico, nano, micro etc.) to see what each of them means.
The energy stored in a capacitor is given by:
E = (1/2)*C*V^2
Where C is the capacitance and V is the voltage applied across the capacitor (not the capacitor voltage rating! Its that voltage that YOU put on the capacitor). The higher the voltage the better, but that will be a fixed value based on the solar cell you use.
The size of the capacitor that you use in the end will depend on what you're actually planning to power with it. If its just for demonstration purposes (say, powering an LED or something) then you can use a very small, cheap capacitor (look for something in the 1000's of uF range). If you're really wanting to power some hefty equipment, then you'll need a bigger capacitor (in the 1 - 1000 F range), which are quite expensive. Here's an example: