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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 system, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity rates have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, 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 jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
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.