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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 clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar 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 element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely 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 energy business are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Convection Solar Cookers…?
I Am Making A Solar Cooker For A Science Project. My Idea Was That I Would Build A Convection Solar Cooker (Basically, Sunlight Reflects Off Mirrors, Hits Bottomless Beer Bottles, Air In Beer Bottles Rises Into A Pvc Tube, Pvc Tube Directs Hot Air At Cooking Surface) But I Can'T Find Any Other Examples Of Convection Solar Cookers Online. Has Anyone Ever Done This? If So, Any Tips?
In 1970, I attempted to make a reflective solar cooker based on a cardboard foundation with an eliptical-shaped surface covered with aluminum foil. The challenge was obtaining a tight focal point for energy concentration to a suspended pot. The project failed. It is very difficult to concentrate energy, not lose heat from the cooking surface, and obtain reflective efficiency. Furthermore, solar radiation varies by an extreme amount based on lattitude and cloud cover.
From my reading of your design, I am concerned about several probable flaws. You are going to need to heat glass bottles to very high temperatures to heat air sufficiently to carry energy to your heating surfaces. You will have great heat loss into plastic tubing. Plastic is going to be super-heated to beyond the melting point to accomplish any cooking.
Instead, I suggest that you make a metal box with a glass cover. Focus light rays through the glass plate to heat air in the box as your oven area. Typical mirror efficiency is only about 70% in reflectivity. Aluminum foil is worse. Insulate the metal box with non-flammable materials to minimize heat loss. Hopefully, you are at a lattitude with the sun high over-head without obstructive cloud cover.
Ineed Help! How Does Cooking With Solar Energy Work?
I Need Help, Fast- I Have To Do A Science Project, And Yes, I Got The Easy-Way-Out.
I Am Going To Build A Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker.
And I Will Make A Solar Box Cooker Since It Is Inexpensive.
But I Have To Get Articles On My Topic, Since I Have To Fill Out A 'References' Form.
Can You Help Answer My Question?
If Not, Anybody Have Links To Sites That Answer My Question Clearly?
How Does Cooking With Solar Energy Work?
I'd be happy to help as I had to do it for my 6th grade Science Expo.
First off, there are 2 forms of harnessing (collecting) solar energy
The first (and probably the most simplest) is to buy a solar cell which generates photoelectric energy. That electricity can be fed to a ciruit which has an electrical heater/element on the end, which will cook your food.
The second (probably the one your teacher wants you to put in use) is to use a concave mirror to concentrate the light onto a cooking pot. IWhen a ray of light hits the mirror it is reflected at a certain angle which is aligned to the pot. There are many rays hitting the mirror and all being reflected at the correct angle. All this light energy is being concentrated on the pot and converted to heat as the pot is usually coated with black paint (which absorbs light whereas white/silver reflects it). These concave mirror cookers are generally much cheaper than the whole solar cell setup and is more efficient in terms of heat produced.
How Is Energy Stored For Later Use?
That is still one of the major problems we face. Batteries are not very efficient and flywheels are bulky, water in large quantities can only be pumped into higher lying reservoirs in few places.
That's why for space power systems we only use solar panels that grab power from the sun on the fly, or nuclear reactors for flights far from the sun.
Im Clueless On This Question? Help! Best Answer 10 Points?
Make A List Of Things We Can Do As Consumers To Help The Environment Beside Each Item, Explain How It Would Work.≪≪≪ Need Answers!! Helpp
Buy eco-friendly and sustainably minded items.
Purchase food from small farmers who grow organically and raise their animals on natural pasture ,also raw milk.
Buy union made and fair trade clothing.
Use eco-friendly naturally derived soaps and detergents.
Eat a healthier unprocessed diet.
Buy organic and fair trade.
Drive using bio-diesel and electricity as fuel.
Make home more energy efficient and invest in solar energy and wind energy for the home and for townships.
Do not buy from companies that use unethical practices.
Plant tress, especially if you want to use wood heat for heating your home, or a wood stove for cooking.
Recycle grey water.
Recycle everything recyclable. Demand more recycling services from our waste management companies, and store fronts.
Make a composting toilet.
Collect rainwater for usage.
Create edible lawns, (raised beds) or lawns that provide habitat for nature. Not manicured green grass. Unless an animal is manicuring it (i.e. goats, cows)
Compost scrap food and lawn and garden scraps.
If you purchase fair trade, and organic as well as other eco friendly items you are voting with your dollar to help companies and producers who give thought to these kinds of things spread their product to a wider consumer base and bring the price down so low income families and people can purchase them , which should force other companies to either change their practices or go out of business (in a perfect scenario). Most people are going to choose the better option assuming it is affordable. The same applies to transportation and home energy. Buying solar panels helps the prices become lower and more affordable to more people. People producing their own energy could eventually force the energy companies to lower their prices. People buying the right foods can put the unethical companies out of business. Choosing union made and fair trade clothing can stop sweatshops and slave labor in the clothing industry. There is a race to the bottom with big businesses to make items and product as cheap as possible, but the cuts are coming as a result of environmentally destructive, and inhumane practices. Also wages are the same as always but prices on things like gas, real estate and automobiles are sky rocketing. The big businesses (and the government) know this and attempt to make themselves look good by providing you with cheap goods and groceries, but it is the very same people who are making everything else un-affordable. It really doesn't make much of a difference if fruit is on sale for $.99 cents a pound if rent is $900 a month and wages haven't changed since the 1970's.
If you can afford to vote with your dollar than you are encouraging the companies and producers that do the right thing, and helping them spread their business as well as their business model which is what we need to fight against the wrong doings of the govt and big business , and as bad as this sounds the more powerful sustainably minded companies become the more money their lobbyists will have to sway members of congress and the senate to make laws that support their beneficial practices. Just make sure to support the right companies!
How Can I Use Solar Energy?
What Are 3 Ways Solar Energy Can Be Used? I Want To Be More Earth Friendly
1. Skylights are very popular in the roofs of homes or buildings. This will reduce the need for lights in the buildings.
2. Solar hot water heaters are very popular. The most efficient is the thermosiphon solar hot water system because it uses not moving parts or electricity.
3. Photovoltaic panels to make electricity only when the sun is out. This is very expensive now but in time the cost may come down.