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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 air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, numerous residents find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, 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 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 lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have gone up by approximately three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that choose to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service 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 utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, 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
Can I Power My Electric Air Conditioner With Solar Panels?
Do I Have To Buy A Solar Air Conditioner To Power It With Solar Power, Or Can I Use My Regular Electric Air Conditioner? The Solar A.C.S Are Crazy Expensive, So I Want To Use What I Have. Is That Possible? And If So, How Do I Do It?
Hi I am the owner of Mountain Wind & Solar http://mountainwindnsolar.com (please be aware though that this website is still under construction).
Yes you can, it is as simple as this:
install the solar panels
Hook the DC output of the solar panels up to a DC to AC inverter
Plug your air conditioner into the DC to AC inverter
Wa LA you have a solar paneled air conditioner.
be aware that you will have to make sure that you have enough solar power to run the air conditioner.
If you have any other questions about energy, wind turbines, or solar panels feel free to email me at [email protected]
If Smoking Is So Bad For Us, Why Do Companies Still Sell Them?
Also, If Solar Energy Things (Like Solar Panels, Electric Cars Etc) Are Good For The Planet, Why Are They So Expensive?
Cigars and cigarettes are still sold because it is free will of the smoker to continue. Tobacco companies have obviously found their way out of lawsuits and laws.
Solar is expensive because
(a) It is a new, not fully contained energy source.
(b) Some people will go green no matter what the cost, so the solar companies charge extra.
Poll:Life In 2100......?
I think Canada and the US will merge together and become the biggest country on Earth. India will have bustling businesses, the streets will be cleaner, the people will be more liberated. Gay marriage will be legal. People will be less religious. There will be solar power in everything. Roof shingles will be mini solar panels to power individual buildings. Cars will have solar panels to power them. Cancer will be cured.
If I Connect A Solar Panel To A Rechargable Battery, Will It Charge The Battery?
If The Circut Just Goes Solar Panel To Battery And Back To Solar Panel, With No Other Components, Will The Battery Charge?
Even assuming that you got the connections the right way round, you will still have some problems. Obviously the voltage produced by the solar panel in the light must be higher than the voltage on the battery when it is fully charged, otherwise the charging current will not flow. However, in the dark the voltage on the solar panel drops and the battery will discharge back through the panel. At the very least, therefore, you will need a blocking diode in the circuit to prevent that happening.
How Many Solar Panels Does It Take To Power A House?≫?
I will first answer your question and then rant on the answers you got so far.
To power your home you need to get your last 12 months electric bills and total the kWh for the year and divide it by 365 days. That gives you your daily usage. In most areas in the USA there is 4 to 5 hours of Peak Sun. You would then divide the daily usage by the peak sun hours and that is how many solar modules you will need. Then you will need to size an inverter. If you are on the Grid you do not need batteries because the grid is the biggest battery in the world. In most states you can roll over your over production from one month to the next for a full year. So your big months in the summer will pay for the less sun months in the winter.
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I have noticed that the same people keep saying the same thing over and over and have no idea of what they are talking about. I have answered this question over and over and even showed 30 years of math to prove it.
I have done the math over and over at 7.5 cents per kWh and without any grants or insentives you will pay off a solar electric system in about 30 years.
Think about a few things. Like you are renting electric from the utility. I don't see where you are gaining anything at all from renting? You do not have any thing in the end. But if you were to buy a solar electric system no matter what your cost per kWh is, you can sell the system with your home and get every penny you spent on it back. So your cost was Zero and you had years of free electric as well.
People need to add in all the taxes they pay over the years as well .You will pay 8% in taxes. Plus there is an inflation rate of a minium of 3.5% every year. That alone would be more savings in taxes and inflation then the intrest on your loan. You don't pay taxes on the power you make your self.
Then there is a tax break because it is a home improvment and at the minute you can get up to 2000 dollars tax credit just for installing solar.
I have yet to understand why people want to say it cost so much. Maybe they don't know anything about it is my guess.
Check it out for your self is the best way. Call a solar electric dealer.