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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
Can I Charge A Lead Acid Battery With Solar Panel?
I Own A Sunlight 12V 7.2Ah Battery And I Was Wondering If I Could Charge It Using A Solar Panel. I'Ll Be On The Field For A Long Time And A Nice Solution Would Be Charging My Batteries Using Solar Panels. I Understand That First I Need To Mesure The Consumption Of My System But It Actually It Is A 3-12Vdc Motor Using A Circuit To Control Its Rpm. A Gearbox And A Shift Will Be Present. Is It Possible And If Yes, What Are The Specifications(Approximate) Of The Solar Pannel I Should Get
Definitely! This is being done all the time, for instance, automatic radio equipment in remote locations, such as mountain tops.
You need a solar panel which produces enough current to keep the battery charged even if you have a couple of cloudy days. You will also want a charge controller to prevent overcharging the battery. These devices monitor the charge on the battery, and disconnect the battery from the solar panel to prevent damage to the battery.
Would You Be Interested In A Product That...?
Ok, So This Is For A Project And We'Re Trying To Determine The Feasibility Of This Product For Our &Quot;Company.&Quot; Thanks For All Your Answers =) (10 Points To Random Answer That'S Thoughtful)
1. Would You Be Interested In A Backpack Or Bag That Used Solar Panels To Wirelessly Charge Your Portable Electronics While Inside?
2. How Much Would You Be Willing To Pay For Such An Item?
3. What Features Would You Like To See In A Bag Like This?
4. Approximately How Much Time Do You Spend Outside With Your Current Backpack/Bag?
C. 1-2 Hours
D. 2+ Hours
3.) Waterproof!!! Durable. relatively lightweight.
It seems like this would be a good idea for people who hike/camp. They spend all day outside, and probably use various electronic devices to help them survive outside.
Wind Turbines, Generators Driven By Waves/Tides And Solar Panels Take Energy Out Of The Environment. Has?
Anyone Considered Whether This Could Have Any Effect On The Environment And Alter Ocean Currents And Air Movements And Consequently The Weather. It May Be That The Amount Of Energy Taken Out Will Always Be Insignificant Compared To The Vast Quantity Available In The Movement Of Atmosphere And Ocean Or Perhaps The Source Of All The Earth'S Energy, The Sun, Is More Than Capable Of Replacing What We Remove? Has Any Consideration Been Given To These Questions? What Do You Think?
Hey Chris, Sam is correct. The use of a wind turbine for example, has such a small effect on the local wind patterns. How much? Did you know the most efficient wind turbine in the world is 37% efficient? That means two thirds of the wind that goes through it's rotor is unnaffected. There is enough wind energy in North and South Dakota to power the entire US power grid, even at 37%. But beyond that, even if we could make devices that capture a larger amount of the existing forces of nature, it might have small short scale effects on weather patterns, but the large picture remains the same. Let me explain:
If the sun shines on the roof of your house, it heats up and sends radiant energy back into the air. If it shines a solar panel on the roof instead, the solar panel doesn't get quite as warm as the roof, because some of the energy is wicked off through the wiring to run the refrigerator and TV. But when the refrigerator and TV run, they get hot, and the same amount of radiant energy is eventually leaked back into the air. It might happen later in the day, or in a slightly different location, in the end it would be the same as moving your house 10 feet to the left and letting the radiant energy emit from there. The energy from the sun ends up in the earths biosphere someplace, we just tend to move it around a little bit.
When we burn fossil fuel, and allow the combustion wastes to vent into the atmosphere, then we are making some real changes to the chemistry of the biosphere. The atmosphere can hold more energy and emit less into space, which is how global warming works in the end. At least a wind turbine, a solar panel, or a water wheel can offset some of this chemistry from fossil fuels, that is the real value in using renewable energy.
Try googling, "The Butterfly Effect," some time, it is an interesting concept that gets to the heart of what you are asking. I will list a few websites below you also might find interesting. Take care Chris, Rudydoo
Are There Any Health Risks Associated With Solar Panels?
Hi, I'Ve Recently Bought A Solar Charger For My Ipod Touch. Are There Any Health Risks Such A'S Skin Cancer Or Radiation Associated With It? If So, Do I Have To Handle It With Care? Ie Wearing Gloves Or Something
Hey Pano, don't worry about the panel. Solar panels are made up almost entirely of aluminum, acrylic and silicone. As long as you don't eat one, it won't harm you. We live in a solar powered home, it has been for 11 years. Our panels are large, 12 of them cover the single car carport roof. I have a few portable ones I handle almost daily. We use them for school presentations, camping and other applications. Nobody here has skin cancer, lupus, or a third eyeball yet. Burning coal is certainly more dangerous, each year several homeless people are killed in abandonded buildings trying to heat a sleeping space with a charcoal grill, they end up suffocating. We've been buring coal for years in many of our power plants, and the stuff coming out of the smoke stack does cause cancer, lung ailments, and provide our fish with the mercury in their diet. I'd stick with solar. Take care, Rudydoo
How Large Of A Field Of Solar Panels Would You Need To Power The Entire Usa ?
In Square Miles ? And Optionally If You Wouldn'T Mind Adding Your Views On Why We Haven'T Done This Yet ?
I've seen estimates that a solar panel field of roughly 100 miles square (a square of a 100 miles on each side) located in the Southwestern US could power the entire US but it depends on the efficiency of the panels....newer thin-cell designs and some thermo-solar designs are more efficient than older silicon-based ones so it could take even less room.
The problems with powering everything with solar is the higher costs to produce power versus cheaper fossil fuels, the limits of solar energy production...you need a scalable backup power system when the sun is not shining or cloudy days... how to transmit power over long distances cross country, ecological impacts of solar farms that size, possible disruption of power due to centralized energy production, limited resources of rare earth minerals used to make components of EV's , etc.. You could use solar power to generate hydrogen from water and then transmit the hydrogen to distant areas to then use it to make electricity. Or some designs use molten salt storage during daylight and use the high temp molten salts to generate steam for turbines/generators.
Here's a link that shows how much land area would be needed to power the whole world with wind and solar...
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