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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of residents find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or house owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. 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 educated about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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'S The Life Expectancy For New Solar Panels?
Solar Generating Plants Are Popping Up All Over The Country. The People That Back These Plants Seem To Keep This Question A Hidden Secret.
Hey Dinkylinker, Mark and Ed are correct on this one. It isn't a hidden secret either, it's just that the warranties on these things have been around for so long that nobody talks about them much.
Solar electric, or "photovoltiac" panels are generally warrantied to deliver 90% of their rated power for 25 or 30 years. You can go to the manufacturers websites and read this, try looking for Siemens, BP Solar, Kyocera and Sharp models. The way the manufacturers decide on these warranty lenghts is by doing long term testing. Generally the warranty period is about half what the actual life expectancy is, so it isn't uncommon for panels to produce at least 80% of their rated power for 50 years today. We have a 1.4 kw solar array on our garage roof that is about 11 years old now, and to be honest, with our data logging equipment, I've not been able to measure any loss in performance over that time. They probably put out about 98% or what they did 11 years ago, we just can't see the change yet. Two years ago, on a routine check, I discovered that one panel was not putting out it's rated voltage, and therefore was not actually charging the battery bank at all. After some phone calls, it was discovered that the panel, and 2 others were under a recall from Kyocera for bad solder joints inside the panel. They sent me brand new replacement panels, paid for round trip shipping and added a few hundred dollars for me to pay my installer to change them out. They definitely stood behind their warranty.
A really good place to learn more about this is Home Power magazine, the only periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of homegrown electricity. I'll put the link and some others below for you. Take care, Rudydoo
Are Solar Panels Damage Resistant?
How Well Do They Deal With Hail Damage And Snow Acummulation?
You might want to do some shopping around for solar panels that can tolerate the climate in your area, but generally I would say that they can probably hold up to normal inclement weather, since they are made to be placed outside.
One of my grandfather's friends has used solar panels to power his entire house for some time now, and living in Appalachia, he sees all kinds of temperature extremes and sometimes some pretty heavy snow accumulation, so neither of those should really be a problem. Hail, on the other hand, might cause some trouble if you don't shelter the panels before a big storm. Since solar panels are a fairly sizeable investment, you might want to do some research on what to do with them during inclement weather.
Why The African Countries That Have Huge Deserts And So Much Sun Don'T Cover Those Areas With Solar Panels?
I am no expert but I think the sand storms,extreme wind and the temperatures falling below minus values at night are factors preventing using solar energy in Africa.
I don't think the reason is economical as other users have mentioned because there are some rich nations that have deserts but yet again they don't use solar panels.
Any Help Financially To Buy Solar Panels?
Interested In Buying Solar Panels To Save On Electric Bill.Any Government Help Plans?
Yes, there are tax and other incentives to installing solar panels, both electric and thermal (hot water). In the USA, the tax credit for residential solar is 30%, plus whatever your particular state offers, if anything.
Look up your state on:
Also, realize, that installing solar is generally not an instant-save proposition. You pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to get the system installed, then it pays you back over the years. You need to talk with a local installer to see if the financial case makes sense in your situation.
Wind Energy Or Solar Power?
I Am Just About To Build A House And Was Wondering Due To The Nature Of Unreliable Limited Supply Of Electricity And Instant Shortages, When Considering A Off Grid Or Grid Connect Power System; The Two Main Choices For Renewable Energy Equipment Are Wind Turbines And Solar Panels. So Which Is The Superior For A Mountainous Region In West Coast Of Africa, Wind Energy Or Solar Power?
Obviously, solar would have no moving parts. Wind turbines for residential use tend to be around 700 watts while it's common to have more wattage in solar panels however, the best solution would be to have both as wind tends to blow at night so by having both, you draw less heavily on your batteries. Note many offgrid homes use an absorption refrigerator or freezer running on a propane tank buried in the yard rather than risk losing all the food due to a few cloudy days in a row. Of course, if you have a generator with enough fuel storage ( perhaps a propane tank buried in the yard for a trifuel generator ), you would have a suitable backup for cloudy days.
You may want to consider Nickel Iron batteries, they tolerate abuse better than lead acid and can be discharged completely.