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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 daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally 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 minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or property owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Several studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups 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 photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Hydrogen And Solar Cells?
How Much Electric Can A Solar Cell Generate? How Much Energy Is Required To Split Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen?
Each solar cell is different. The older solar cells were only 5-10% eff, but they are able to work at lower levels of light. The newer cells have achieved as high as 30% eff. The size of the solar array and its orientation to the sun will determin how much power can be created. The average US home can be self suffiecient with a solar array on its roof. My house is 1600 sq ft and I use about 1.5 Mw per month. If the initial cost was less, I could put an array on my roof to produce as much as 10 Mw per month and sell the rest to the electric company. If one were to put a solar cell on the roof of a Toyota Prius and a larger battery pack one could achieve 150 MPG in such a car without a problem.
What Is Tidal Energy?
Briefly, What Is Tidal Energy
Tidal energy is generated by the relative motion of the water which interact via gravitational forces. Periodic changes of water levels, and associated tidal currents, are due to the gravitational attraction by the Sun and Moon.
Tidal power is the only form of energy which derives directly from the relative motions of the Earth–Moon system, and to a lesser extent from the Earth–Sun system. The tidal forces produced by the Moon and Sun, in combination with Earth's rotation, are responsible for the generation of the tides.
Basically You set up a generator in the ocean, and as the tides go in and out you get a constant motion allowing you to drive your generator or any other type of power production.
Watch the video on http://www.diamondstonedevelopment.net/home/tidal-power to see tidal power in action
Other sources of energy originate directly or indirectly from the Sun, including fossil fuels, conventional hydroelectric, wind, biofuels, wave power and solar. Nuclear is derived using radioactive material from the Earth, geothermal power uses the Earth's internal heat which comes from a combination of residual heat from planetary accretion (about 20%) and heat produced through radioactive decay (80%).
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What Is The Most Energy Efficient Heating System?
My Husband And I Are Possibly Buying A House That Has Base Board Heating, Which We Know From Experience And From The Previous Owners Of The House, They Are Very Expensive. We Are Looking To Tear Them Out And Update To Something More Energy Efficient. However The Question Is, What? We Once Lived In An Apartment That Had Ceiling Heating And Our Electric Bill Was $75 In The Dead Of Winter, With Our Stat Set On 75/80 Everyday, So Perhaps This Would Be A Good Choice? Please Help Us!
Depends on what you can afford up front for the install.
You do not indicate the general area, so it is tough to say which will be cheapest in the long term, nor the style of house like "slab on grade", split entry, etc.
If you do not have a large amount to drop for a ground looped geothermal system, and your baseboard heat is electrical, you do have to look at the installation costs for a forced air system versus a baseboard hydronic system, plus you have the instalation of the boiler to consider as well. The boilers avaialbe today will usually double as your water heater for the hot water at your faucets.
Then is the matter of how old the house is, how well insulated, how weatherized is it, what services are available- Is natural gas in the area, or are stuck with propane? and what those connection costs will be.
If there is a forced air cooling system in the house, then you can look at forced air heat, which gives the fastest response when you turn up the thermostat.
Then how laong are you going to live there? If less than 10 years- leave the baseboard heat and just optimize it with small fans. If more than 10 years, you can do the hyrdonic heat, and geothermal heat pump as your boiler. Ground loops do not require a lot of space to be effective.
Call a number of local contractors and get estimates for the different types of heat, and you can ask them how they compare for type of system hydronic versus forced air and fuel versus fuel. They have nothing to hide, so they will give you honest totals and honest estimates of what to expect with each in you specific part oft he country.
If you are looking to cool the house as well, you would do better with forced air, but using the geothermal heat pump again for maximum efficiency. prices will vary, but you should not be shocked if the up front cost for a gerothermal system runs you 30 to 40 thousand dollars. The flip side is miimal if any heating bills per se. You effectively pay your heat and cooling bills right up front with a geothermal heat pump as opposed to spreading that money across a decade or two with gas oil or electric. If you plan on solar in the future, the heat pumps can be set up initially so they can be easily hooked up to a later installed solar system.
You can also get some additional ideas on supplemental heat methods, weatherization, etc here, http://www.builditsolar.com
Is There A Way To Store Kinetic Energy From The Human Body To Charge Say A Small Battery?
Say For Instance A Cell Phone Battery Or More Important A Cell Phone Case That Can Charge The Battery. I Know Biometric Heat Is Hard To Harness And Solar Energy Is More Efficient But, Im Not Leaving A Cell Phone In The Sun. This Was Just And Idea For A School Project And It Can Be A Fictional Product But I Wanted To Know If Its Possible. Thank You
Yes your idea is a possible one. Like we invented the cycle dynamo to run and light the front bulb. You must have seen a pedometer which measure the number of step we take. It works with the motion sensor which is converted to number by battery power. Now the same motion can be made to generate electricity too. I think there is already a research going on in some hand phone companies to power their hand phone in the same way you think.
Good thinking and there is a possibility to get there.
Kinetic Energy Of The Sun?
What Is The Kinetic Energy Of The Sun?
The Sun *puts out* lots of kinetic energy in the form of radiant (light), thermal (heat), and motion (solar wind). It also contains LOTS of rotational kinetic energy -- it spins around its axis, just like we do on ours.
Kinetic energy is motion of waves, molecules, objects, substances, and objects.
Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of position gravitational energy. There are several forms of potential energy: chemical, mechanical, nuclear, gravitational and electrical.
Still, an argument could also be made that since the hydrogen atoms are being fused into helium atoms, and thus releasing heat and light (and obviously, on a tiny tiny scale, moving), the Sun thus carries an enormous amount of kinetic energy in addition to its rotational energy.