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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electrical power rates have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Solar Panel Battery Charging?
So Idk How To Connect A Solar Panel To A Battery ...Is It Like A Series Connection From The Solar Panel To The Battery, Or A Parallel Connection From Solar Cell To Battery? (To Charge) Please And Thank You
it depends how big the panel is.
a small trickle charger (like a 2W panel with built-in diode), just connect + to + and - to - (parallel) to trickle charge the battery. The diode will keep the batter from discharging through the panel when there is insufficient sunlight.
for a large panel (like a 220W 24v panel), you best go through a charge controller. the charge controller has 2 leads for the solar panel input, 2 leads for the battery connection and 2 leads for the 12v load. just follow the instructions to connect the panel and battery to the controller, and MAKE SURE YOU USE THE REQUIRED FUSES.
very straightforward stuff -- just RTFM
How To Hook Up Solar Panels To Meter?
I Want To Know How To Hook Up Solar Panels To My Existing Power. All I Can Find On The Internet Is To Use Batteries And A Inverter. But I Want To Use All Of My Existing Lights And Outlets Off Of The Solar Energy. I Have Heard That You Can Actually Turn The Meter Backwards And Use Supplied Power When Needed. Thats What I Want To Do And Is It Possible To Do Myself And If So, How?
Im an ex solar installer. I dont know all the details but I know of 2 companies in hawaii that are doing what youre talking about - and yes, it feeds power back into the grid and makes your meter turn backwards.
uh... darn... locate a company that does that stuff and they will tell you best how and what and why. The electric comapny will know less as they are (believe it or not) behind the times.
21st century technologies is the co. in hawaii. the owner is way cool. its a full-on expensive system though, not some cheesy diy thing. its gnarley. you need the special panels and all that.
Photovoteic panels are really expensive. The system costs like 10k + but pays for itself after perhaps 6 years and then you reap the monthly check from the electric company for life (instead of you paying them)
Inh hawaii, the sun is strong = $$$ for solar. good luck in your....quest? whatever, man. Hope you find what youre looking for.,
So You Think You Can Solve This Physics-Geometry Challenge? :)?
Use Surface-Area-To-Volume Ratios To Explain Why Solar Panels Are Shaped Like Large Thin Rectangular Prisms.
All Answers Are Greatly Appreciated
Please Show All Your Work.
Thank You For Your Time And Effort =)
Solar panel material is expensive (higher volume = $$$).
Solar panels are only useful for their surface area.
Thus you want to maximize surface area and minimize volume.
That means you want a high SA / V ratio.
Then you would try different 3D shapes to show the highest SA / V ratio. For example, a cube has SA = 6h^2, V = h^3, so SA / V is 6/h. A sphere has SA = 4pi r^2, V = 4/3 pi r^3, so SA / V = 3 / r
Do that for rectangular prisms and you'll see that it works out the best.
How To Build A Solar Panel?
Please Give Detailed Answer And Source If Possible.
you can find many sites where you get a idea to assemble a solar panel by purchasing there components online but i don't believe that i suggest you to do heavy research go through the entire technology and basics i can give a basic idea The solar energy conversion into electricity takes place in a semiconductor device that
is called a solar cell. A solar cell is a unit that delivers a certain amount of electrical power
that is characterised by an output voltage and current. In order to use solar electricity for
practical devices, which require a particular voltage or current for their operation, a number of
solar cells are connected together to form a solar panel, also called a PV module. For largescale generation of solar electricity the solar panels are connected together into a solar array.
The solar panels are part of a complete PV solar system, which, depending on the
application, comprises batteries for electricity storage, dc/ac inverters that connect a PV solar
system to the electrical grid, and other miscellaneous electrical components or mounting
elements. These additional parts of the PV solar system form a second part of the system that
is called balance of system (BOS). Finally, the solar system includes products such as
household appliances; radio or TV set that use the solar electricity for their operation. We
refer to these products as a load.
In summary, the PV solar system consists of three parts:
i) solar panels or solar arrays,
ii) balance of system,
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Need To Do A Paragraph On Solar Panels On How They Work And Stuff And What You Save And How Much They Are. Oh And I Need Ot Know What Disadvantages There Are For Having Them
Light impinging on the surface of the photovoltaic cell cause electrons to be kicked free. These electrons are encouraged to move due to specific impurities intentionally placed in the silicon lattice. Electron movement is current flow. So we attach a couple of electrodes and, voila, we have a photovoltaic cell.
There are lots of more detailed explanations available on the internet.
The disadvantages of photovoltaic cells are (among others)
1) high initial cost
2) low efficiency
3) they can only work when they have adequate sunlight
4) they produce low voltage DC, requiring large banks of (expensive) batteries to store enough power to be useful
5) they're fragile