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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations 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 solar 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 component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect 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 normal domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are crucial parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that select to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of house owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what cost, for at least 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
Should I Buy Solar Panels?
Let'S Say I Can Buy Solar Panels For My Business For $115,000 And My Payback Period Is 18 Years. Would It Be Correct To Assume That My Money Is Best Spent Elsewhere (Such As Paying Down Debt) If I Am Being Charged An Interest Rate Of 3.9%?
Probably, however, depending on what your business does, solar panels can be a somewhat effective marketing strategy. Also you are helping the environment with your investment in solar panels.
On a side note, I didn't think modern solar panels had a payback period of 18 years? From what I've heard it's more like 7 years. Oh well, I don't know much about this topic.
Where Do You Get Cheap Solar Panels And Are They Hard To Install?
What are you trying to do? Heat water? A House? Generate electricity? Heat a swimming pool?
We need more information.
Whatever it is you are doing, try going to www.motherearthnews.com.
When it comes to solar panels, they have covered it. Every type and for every purpose.
Plus they will have links to dozens of other sites on the subject.
Which Is Better: Solar Energy Or Wind?
I Was Just Curious Because I Would Rather Get The Cheaper One If It Is Better.
solar power is usually the best choice for the following reasons.
A solar power system:
* Has no moving parts
* Has better reliability and a 25 year warranty
* Requires less monitoring
* Does not require expensive maintenance
* Provides more predictable energy output based on BOM and NASA data.
* Better value for money in sites with average wind speeds less than 5 meters per second
* Is less conspicuous than a wind turbine
* Is totally silent in operation
* Allows for quicker installation with less cable required
* Is less susceptible to lightning damage
* Is less susceptible to high wind damage.
* Requires less space in most cases as the panels can be installed on a roof
Additionally, many local government authorities are rather averse to permitting wind turbines being erected within townships. Even the quietest of turbines do generate some noise, so they really aren't all that well suited to suburban areas where neighbors may be disturbed and perhaps complain.
availing solar energy is much cheaper.... but on the other way, you need to calculate a lot if wanna go for wind power.
see this article: "Is wind power right for you?" and the link is here:
Should I Install Solar Panels To Cover 90% Or 100% Of My Current Usage?
I Just Had A Visit With A Solar Company That Offered Me 2 Plans. One With 98% Coverage Of My Current Year Usage For $14,000. The Breakeven Point Would Be 7 Years. The Other Plan Entails 90% Coverage For $11,000. The Key Difference Is That Using 1 Less Panel Means Using A Smaller Inverter, And $3,000 Savings. Breakeven Would Be In 6 Years Because Paying $120 A Year For The Uncovered Electricity Use Would Be Cheaper Than Installing The Extra Panel.
Which Is The Better Deal? It'S Hard To Know How Much More Electricity Kids Would Use As They Grow Up. The Rates Would Likely Go Up 4% A Year, So The Breakeven Point Would Likely Be A Year Sooner Than My Estimates. I Will Probably Be Alive And Stay In This House For At Least Another 15 Years. So Forking Over The Additional $3,000 Would Seem Like A Better Deal In The Longer Term. Our Usage May Continue To Go Up.
The Smaller System Could Be A Much Better Value. If Both Kids Are Out Of The House In 12 Years, My Wife And I Would Likely Use Much Less Energy At Home. This Year, I Spent A Lot Of Time On Projects Using A Desktop Computer, And My Mother Inlaw Stayed With Us For 6 Months. Our Usage Might Stabilize From Now On. Any Extra Electricity We Use Will Be Charged At The Lowest, &Quot;Tier 1&Quot; Rate By The Utility Company Company.
Which Is Better? Better To Spend A Little Extra Money Now And Have A Little Extra Room To Grow In The Next 10 Years? Take The Great Deal Now And Worry About 10 Years Later When It Comes? Thanks.
I would go with the bigger unit because solar cells tend produce less electricity as they age.
Is There Anybody Here Who Owns A House That Uses Solar Panels For Electricity?
How Much Does It Costs?
We used solar power and a bank of used batteries for limited electricity while living in a 5th wheel RV in the mountains of remote Oregon for several years. The magazine HOME POWER, published in S. Oregon gave us many ideas, with articles by people who were off the grid, using solar. If you don't live off the grid, we've been informed, it doesn't pay to use solar.