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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
If I Get A Mirror And Point It At A Solar Panel, Will It Generate More Electricity?
Sort of. If you have the solar panel in the sun, and use a mirror to reflect more sun onto the panel, it will generally put out more power.
This idea has been around for decades, but it's hard to make it practical. The main drawbacks as I remember them are
1) Heat is a problem. The solar cells have to get rid of the heat, or they will go bad. They will also not be as efficient at high temperatures.
2) When the sun moves, the spot of light from the mirror moves. So a mirror-type system usually needs a motor to make the system track the sun across the sky.
3) Panels are so cheap now, it's simpler, cheaper, and more reliable just to have more panels, than to try to do a mirror arrangement.
How Do We Stop Global Warming?
I'M A Skeptic And It Seems To Me When Ever I Hear A Method Of Stopping Global Warming It Usually Ends With Sign Here And I'Ll Need Your Credit Card Details. What Do You Get With That Purchase Is Something Very Close To Useless And Very Inefficiant, But Hey It Claims To Help Global Warming. Hybrid Cars Oh Yes I'D Love To Buy A 50 Thousand Dollar Sedan I Could Of Easily Gotten For Half That. Solar Panels Ohh Yes I'D Love To Save 50 Cents Of My Next Electricity Bill At The Cost Of 2-5 Grand Up Front! Don'T Worry It Pays Itself Off In......*Cough*60-100 Years
Now Some Of These Points Are A Littlebit Exagerated But Proves The Point That Some Methods Of Stopping Global Warming Seems To Be A Bit Suspicious!
Why stop it. If global warming ends, we all die.
there is no controlling the climate. Heck, we can not even control daily weather. As far as buying "Green" products, I do when it makes financial sense. For example, I bought a low water use washer because in about 4 years it should pay for itself. As for the new light bulbs at 4 times the price, hell no. I would buy a hybrid IF they had a style I liked and it was not $4,000 to 5,000 more than a regular one.
Let's do the math on this one. Average person (me) drive 12,000 miles per year. My current car gets about 20 MPG city/highway. The Camry Hybrid (most similar to my car) get around 34 MPG highway/city. So for my car, I will buy about 600 gallons of gas vs 353 for the Camry. At $4.00 per gallon, the Camry saves me about $988 dollars per year. This is pretty good since I tend to keep my car about 5 years. So in that 5 years I save a total of $4,940. Which means if I spent an extra $5,000 for it, it would never pay for itself. However, it looks like the Camry hybrid is about $4,000 more so it may pay to get it. BUT, we can not forget about the time value of money. Being that I spend an extra $4,000 today, I do not have this money available to invest. If I take that $4,000 and earn only 4% interest over 5 years, I get $800 in interest. Also, we would need to look at the actual loan value on the car since you would be paying interest on the additional $4,000. Over 60 months we would pay an additional $740 dollars just in interest on the car loan (60 months, $4,000, 6.94%, pmts = 79.09, times 60 months = $4,745 minus $4,000 for car = $745).
In conclusion, this car will never pay for itself in 5 years given the above scenario. When the price comes down, or gas goes up (which it is) the case may change. But for me, it still goes to teh crappy styling of the hybrids.
How Does Taxes Work On Solar Panels?
Like You Have Sales Tax When You Buy It. But Once You Own It And Use It Make Power Without Being On The Power Grid. How Does Taxes Work On It? Do You Have To Report To The Irs How Many Kwh'S It Made Or Something?
Many states don't charge sales tax on solar equipment for your own house. If yours does, some web based companies don't charge you taxes unless they have an office in your state.
If you are off-grid, it's nobody's business how much power you make, there is no tax on generating your own power.
Many states have a law that says you cannot have your property taxes go up (at least for 10 years in some states) if your property value goes up due to adding solar.
So, the answer really depends on what state you live in, and who you buy it from.
Having Solar Panels At Home, Is There Anybody Who Can Help Me With Energy Laws In Florida?
I'M Moving To Florida Next Week, And I Have Read On Internet, Some Electricity Companies There Can Detect When Energy Is Being Used Or Not, We Are A Couple And Know How To Operate Electricity But We Do Not Know Too Much About Laws In Florida , Could Anybody Help Us , Please...
I'm not sure what information you are looking for. DSIRE has a database of all of the rebates, incentives, and regulations around renewable energy, maybe what you are looking for can be found here, http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index...
If you are installing solar on your house, and tying it to the electric grid, you must sign a Net metering and interconnection agreement with the electric company. This allows you to sell any extra power you generate during the day back to the electric company. You would arrange that with the electric company itself.
2 Questions On Solar Panels?
How Much Energy Does 1 Solar Panel Produce,
And How Long Can Solar Panels Go Without Maintenance.
Solar panels are available in a wide variety of power ratings. Energy is the sum of power over time, so how much energy a panel produces depends on the intensity of the light hitting it and how long it's applied.
I understand that current single-crystal silicon PV panels are warranted to produce ~85% of their rated output for 25 years. Most will do better, and will produce useful output for perhaps 50 years or more.