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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
What Are Some Jobs Created By Using Solar Energy?
I Mean How Is Solar Energy Contributing To The Job Market?
Is It Creating More Jobs? If So, Which Ones?
If Not, Why Not?
It requires people to manufacture the solar cells (in a semi-conductor plant) as well as people to get up on roofs to install them, PV doesn't require much maintenance although solar thermal (pretty much restricted to large scale generation) does require quite a bit of maintenance.
The diffuse nature of solar power means that you need a lot of collectors to get a decent amount of power out of it so solar would create quite a lot of jobs for the amount of power generated which is one of the disadvantages of solar power compared to other more concentrated forms of power. Creating jobs isn't really of much use if the jobs are useless and having more people working in the energy industry than necessary means that there are less people available to work elsewhere (though there are much better arguments against ground based solar power).
If we reduced our energy usage by the levels that many solar and wind proponents want us to then we'd probably find we don't have enough energy to run any of our factories (although those levels are never going to happen so it isn't a very realistic worry).
Does Any One Know Of A Government Grant Or Private Company Grant To Purchase Solar Panels For The Home?
I Would Like To Install Some In My Home And Use My House As A Demo For Other Home Buyers And Builders To See That Is Not That Complicated And The Benefits Are Huge.
Sounds to me like you can't see the forest because of all the trees are blocking your view.
I understand what you are wanting to do. The hard part is making Joe Public understand that there is a savings.
Most people can't see past the next pay check and if the savings do not show up as a check they can cash, then to them there is no savings. This is like having your car payment deducted from your pay check. You never see the money so you don't think you have the expense. (you don't feel the expence) With solar the savings is over the years and will never be seen unless you do the math. You spend your savings every day on cokes and gas for your car or watching a movie and never notice it is there. You never see the cash so the feeling is there is no savings.
I think you are looking at it the same way. Install your system and get your 2000 dollar government tax credit and you will be saving some money. If you sale your home after 5 years put the price of the system in the home and get all your money back for it. Plus you had free electricity for the last 5 years.
The large savings is there just hard to see it.
Cars On Solar Energy?
Take A Bunch Of Solar Cells, Put Them On Top Of The Roof Of The Car, Link Them With The Car Battery. Leave The Fuel-System As A Backup/Secondary Energy Source. And You've Yourself A Fuel-Saving Environment-Friendly Car.
Sound Easy Enough To Do, Right? Then Why Don't We See Those On The Road?
There are electric cars with solar panels on the roof - for example, the ZAP Xebra Xero.
However, they're only partially charged by the solar panels. They still get most of their energy from plugging into a power outlet. Solar panels aren't efficient enough to generate enough energy to power a car.
The next generation Toyota Prius is going to have some solar panels. They're going to generate enough energy to partially power the A/C system. That's all they can do.
What Is Solar Energy?
I Need An In Depth Description Of The Energy Resource
"Solar" is the Latin word for "sun" and it's a powerful source of energy. In fact, the sunlight that shines on the Earth in just one hour could meet world energy demand for an entire year!
We can use solar power in two different ways - as a heat source, and as an energy source.
People have used the sun as a heat source for thousands of years. Families in ancient Greece built their homes to get the most sunlight during the cold winter months. In the 1830s, explorer John Herschel used a solar collector to cook food during an adventure in Africa. You can even try this at home!
Today, we can use solar collectors for heating water and air in our homes. If you've seen a house with big shiny panels on the roof, that family is using solar power.
solar panels on houseWe can also use solar energy to make electricity. The process is called photovoltaics. If you have a solar-powered watch or calculator, you're using photovoltaics!
In 1954, scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when it was exposed to lots of sunlight. Just a few years later, silicon chips were used to help power space satellites.
You might be wondering why we don't use solar electricity all the time. Solar power systems make a different kind of electricity than big power plants do, so different wiring is needed and that can be expensive.
There are a few big solar power plants in the United States, mostly in California. It's difficult and expensive to make a lot of electricity using photovoltaics because the panels cost are expensive, and a lot of open land is needed.
Where Does The Energy To Power Appliances Come From?
Where Does The Energy That Powers Electrical Appliance'S In One'S Home Come From?
The fact of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of electrical power generated in the USA is generated by burning fossil fuels. Of the fossil fuels, coal is the predominant fuel. Hydroelectric power is a distant second to coal. There is some power being generated by nuclear power plants, but it has been many years since a new plant has been built. Other more environmentally friendly electrical power generation methods include wind powered turbines and solar energy which are considerably more expensive sources of electricity at this time. There are also some small power generating plants that run on combustible material otherwise destined for landfills and some small projects burning the methane gas captured in landfills.
I hope this information helps.