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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 daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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 home owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic 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 take in, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense cost savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped 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 a crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added 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 tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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 Solar Panels Work Efficently When Installed On The North Side Of Roof?
I Have 3 Large Dormers On The Side Of My Roof That Faces South Anjd Because Of My Very High Electriic Bill Which Was $560 Last Month During The Hot Spell We Had In The Shore Area Of New Jersey,. I Thought I Would Look Into Solar Panels. I Have Been Told That Front Part Of My Roof Which Faces South Doesn'T Have Enough Space To Install Some Solar Panels Because They Are Too Large To Fit On The South Side Roof With The Dormers I Have. I Have Also Been Advised By Others To Make Sure That If I Decide To Get Solar Panels That I Get A Money Back Guarantee From The Installer If The Panels Do Not Work To Efficiently Save Me Money On My Electric Bills. Does Anyone Know About These Solar Panels And Where They Can Be Installed To Work Correctly?
I've seen hundreds of installs, and in only one case did someone put the panels on the north side of the roof (in the northern hemisphere). And even in that case, there was a scaffolding structure underneath so that the panels did not lay flat on the roof, but actually tilted south. I suppose you could ask a professional installer to make an estimate, but just know that there are good reasons why panels are not often put on that side of the house.
Is your house already super-insulated? That could save on your A/C bills, too, as would installing awnings, shades, or reflective film on any south-pointing windows. Cover those dormers, especially.
Maths Talent Quest Topic Help?
I Live In Vic, Australia And They Have This Thing Called Maths Talent Quest Where You Choose A Topic, Which Has Mathematics Incorporated In It(Pretty Much Anything And Everything On Earth) And Write About It And Stuff. But I'M Stuck On A Topic(Which Is In The Form Of A Question). At First My Topic Was 'How Do Solar Panels Convert Sunlight Into Electricity?' But I Can'T Find Any Mathematical Equations And Stuff In That Topic. So... Any Help?
Instead of how solar panels convert sunlight to electricity, what about analyzing the weather patterns and other environmental effects that would determine how much electricity could be generated by solar panels per square meter in different areas of Australia, or some smaller area such as a province. This is a study which a business might do which wishes to sell solar panels, so as to find what areas would be best for producing more electricity than other areas, due to clouds, dust storms, or any other environmental effects that would impact the yearly average of power per day that could be expected in any town, village, or other smaller area of the country or province. You would need to gather weather information for the areas treated, but that is information which should be available on the internet and elsewhere. It would involve a good amount of statistical data, so you would need to know or learn some statistics of data analyzing once you have gathered enough data to do analysis.
Do You Have An Off-Grid Home In A Cloudy, Rainy Climate? Would Solar Panels Be Worth It?
I'Ve Been Doing A Lot Of Research On Places To Live When I Finish School, And I Really Think Oregon Is The Perfect Place For Me. Me And My Boyfriend Want To Build An Off-The-Grid House. The Thing Is, He Says We Can'T Live In Oregon Because It'S Not Sunny Enough, And If We Relied On Solar Panels It Wouldn'T Work Out. Is There Some Other Off-Grid Solution Besides Solar Panels We Could Use As Backup? I Don'T Know Much About Wind Turbines And How Much They Would Cost. Does Anyone Living In A Rainy, Cloudy Climate Make Much Use Of Solar Panels? Or Should I Move To A State That Has More Days Of Sunshine (I'Ve Been Considering Colorado)? Suggestions? Thanks.
There are a lot of off-grid houses in Oregon, and many sell their power back during the sunny days to balance the rest of the time. Just do a search on green houses in Oregon to find some of the projects listed. There are also cob houses in Coquille that are quite interesting. But at present. it costs more to get these off grid houses built than they recover. Most folks just starting out can't afford to do it.
I'm looking for ways and colaborators to take an existing house and pull it off the grid - affordably. Have lots of ideas, but little free time to play with doing them. Would love to share ideas.
Does It Cost More To Have Solar Panels Installed Than To Buy The Actual Solar Panels?
I assume you mean is the cost of installation more than the cost of the panels themselves. I'll ignore the fact that by posting the question here you might feel there is some religious or spiritual component to PV power!
In most cases no, but the cost of installation will vary widely depending on what is involved (e.g. is this a grid tied system .. in which case there are no costs for batteries, etc; are there sun tracking mounts or long distances or high wind condition, etc)
Can I Make A Solar Panel Out Of Aluminum Foil?
I Trying To Make A Solar Panel. Right Now I Dont Have Money To Go And Buy A Copper Sheet. So Can I Make It Out Of Aluminum Foil. If There Is A Way Please Tell Me How. And What Do I Use For Wires. I Making This To Charge Batteries.
You can't make a solar panel to generate any reasonable amount of electricity from that.
You need a semiconductor to start with, in order to have something that can generate free charge carriers(electrons and holes) from photons. Then you need a junction which can separate the charges.
In principle you could make a Shottky Diode solar cell from copper if you could find a doped semiconductor to bond a sheet of it to the copper. To form a decent electric field there should be a significant difference in work functions between the copper and the semiconductor, this will generally require the semiconductor to be doped.
On top of this you would need a transparent conductor (most used are things like ITO or other 'TCOs' - Transparent Conducting Oxides) to be the top electrode to inject replacement charges into the semiconductor to replace the effect of recombination current.
In summary, it's difficult to DIY. You generally need complicated machinery to get decent crystal growth and/or doping.