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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties 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 a crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater 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 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 common residential solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that select to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners choose to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service 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 Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Space Based Solar Power?
Ok Umm, It Sounds Great And All But, How Exactly Does One Transport Usable Energy From Orbit, Through The Atmosphere, To The Surface?
That's obviously one of the biggest challenges. Focused microwave has been discussed. Or simply reflecting the sunlight to the desired location.
If you reflect sunlight which would otherwise bypass earth, you are capturing new energy without blocking sunlight for other normal uses. This would have an obvious negative impact to global warming.
If on the other hand you reflect sunlight which would otherwise strike earth, you are potentially generating electricity from it, while diverting incoming solar radiation from heating the earth, favorably impacting global warming.
Most likely the costs of doing anything like this will be so high, they will be justified only where it is of extreme value to direct power to a specific location, and to be able to rapidly change that location. Most likely that would be the military application.
We could also just play God by blocking light from deserts and places experiencing heat waves and hurricanes, and diverting it to places experiencing cold waves or getting insufficient sunlight to grow crops. Build a new tropical paradise in Siberia. Oh so much fun to think about, but oh so dangerous.
In Solar Energy Panels What Is The Method Adopted/Meterials Used.?
In Solar Energy Panels, How The Sells Are Arranged. What Are The Materials Used For The Cells. How It Is Produced. How The Power Generated Therein? How It Can Be Collected From Each Cell And Consolidate. Please Tell Me The Details With Pictures.
One of the properties of silicon is that when light strikes it, electrons flow on its surface. You can make electricity out of that. Other solar converters include heat exchange devices, focusing sunlight to boil water, for instance. But the direct light-to-electricity property of silicon is what powers the most efficent solar collectors.
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular?
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular. From My Understanding, It Seems To Just Be Roaming Rays Of Light That Strike It, Producing Energy. There Is No Additional Cost After Building It, Or So I Believe.
If This Is True, Why Don'T More People Use Solar Energy?
Wouldn'T It Eventually Begin To Save Them Money? Or Is There Perhaps Something That Am I Missing? Is Solar Energy Produced As Quickly, And Easily As Energy Produced From Wind Mills For Example?
Also... I Understand What I'M About To Say Is Quite Far-Fetched, But Please Answer Logically, Without Bashing Me. Would It Be Possible For There To Be A Solar-Powered Vehicle That Just Floated In The Sky, Entirely Powered By Solar Energy. You Know, With Solar Panels Covering The Exterior And Perhaps With People Studying Science Or Something In The Interior? Maybe Even Like A Floating Military Base.
There are a lot of technical problems with using solar power for large-scale power generation.
There are two main ways of generating solar power:
* One is photovoltaic cells- light strikes these and produces electrical energy. The problem is that these are very expensive to make, and not very efficient, so for the most part they don't make enough power to be useful for large-scale applications. Some houses use them to save a bit on power bills (but usually the cells cost so much that it's hardly worth it). Otherwise their main use is in cases where you need a low-maintenance power source and can't connect to the grid.
* The other way is to focus light and use it to boil water. This is probably better for large-scale generation, but is still more expensive than fossil fuels (although the difference is shrinking). The other catch is that most countries already have energy infrastructures set up for fossil fuels, and it would cost even more to shift to a solar-based one, even if you didn't have very powerful oil companies in the way.
Also, it's not true that there are no additional costs after building it. Both of these setups still need people to run them, maintenance, replacement parts, etc. Even photovoltaic cells will wear out over time, as will other electrical components, so they still need maintenance.
As for your space idea- this is already done today. Space stations usually use solar power to generate electricity. In that situation, its low maintenance and ease of use are an advantage. It works well on Earth and Mars, although beyond that the sun's light is too weak, and most space probes out there use nuclear based energy. Also, in the case of a space ship that moves around, electricity usually can't provide a useful means of making thrust, so as well as solar, you still need fuel for your engines as well.
The Significance Of Sun Worship, Was It Worth It?
I Have Read That Many Cultures Have Worshipped The Sun Which Is Ofcourse A Star. But The Sun Was Always A Symbol For The &Quot;Visible Representation Of &Quot;Cosmic Divine Consciousness&Quot; And Intelligent Energy. The Sun Is The Creator And Life-Giver Of The Solar System.
Since The Sun Is Not Conscious, I Wonder Why Many Cultures Thought It Was Such An Awe To Worship. It Is Even Now Thought, Even Though Not Universal That Jesus Was A Personification Of The Sun.
Where's your evidence the sun is not conscious? Not saying I worship the sun, just saying, we can't observe the inner sun directly, so you can't make a factual claim one way or the other as to it's consciousness.
Agricultural societies are so into sun worship because the sun is so essential to their success. In this sense it is indeed creator and life-giver. Throw in the spirituality element and there you go, sun roles personified as deity. Worth no less than any religion.
What Do You Do With Excess Amount Of Energy From Solar Panels?
If You Produce More Than Enough Energy With Your Solar Panels, Do You Have To Sell The Excess Energy To The Utility Company Or Is There A Way To Store It For Later Use?
It's really hard to store the energy locally and recover it at a better price than paying the utility company.
In an area that has a "net metering" plan, the utility company acts just like a huge storage battery in practice.
Let's say you had some actual batteries in your house, and the solar array generated 1 kWh more than you need during the day. You would charge those batteries, then draw the 1 kWh out at night. Net charge from the utility company: zero. But you would still have to buy the batteries and charger, and deal with the hassle of maintaining the batteries.
With net zero metering, if the array generates 1 kWh excess during the day, you drive your meter backwards, effectively selling to the electric company. At night, when you draw out the 1 kWh, the meter advances again, showing a net advance of zero. Net charge from the utility company: zero. Financially the same, except no batteries.
The example above is just an approximation, though. Some utility companies have various ways of charging you even though your net usage is zero.