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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American house 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 costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs 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 development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease 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 annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are important elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what price, 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
Could Japan Have Opted To Solar, Thermal, Wind Energies Production Instead Of The Nuclear?
At the end of WWII, Japan found itself drained of available resources for production and its ability to make energy. Solar and wind energy at the time, were largely undeveloped, unavailable, and expensive to build technologies. If Japan had opted for alternative energies, the road to recovery seemed difficult following the war. So, the answer is yes and no. The technology needed to be developed required energy and funds to build in the first place. With the country in disarray, and its energy plants fairly decimated, nuclear was a cheaper and easier rout to the country's restoration.
Reasons Why There Arent Any Solar Optional Powered Sun Phones?
Like The Calculators Of The 70S...Is That To Much Revenue Would Be Lost In Buying Batteries, Car And House Adapters...Not Talking About Having The Cell Run Off Of The Solar Energy But The Capability Of The Battery To Be Solarly Charged...I Don'T Even Know If That'S A Word...
There actually are cell phones with solar cells integrated into the case.
They came out a few years ago but have been overshadowed by the rise in popularity of smart-phones.
There has been some efforts into incorporating photovoltaic into the screens of smart-phones and laptops to extend the battery run times.
One problem with a solar powered cell phone is that the high temperatures that can occur from leaving it in the sun may have an adverse affect on the electronics.
Another problem is that most people keep there cell phones in their pocket, purse or case.
An alternative to a solar powered cell phone would be a protective case that doubles as a trickle charger when exposed to light. Those too are available.
Describe The Availability, Current Uses And Enviromental Issues Related To The Uses Of Hydrogen Fuel Cells?
Wind And Solar Energy To Produce Electricity
Fuel cells (in automobiles) are currently in very limited use, due to the high cost of the technology.
As the poster above me pointed out, a hydrogen fuel cell is just another type of battery. Electricity is used on water to obtain hydrogen. Then later, in the vehicle, the hydrogen is used to get the water and electricity back out. This kind of reversible chemical process is exactly what happens inside any battery.
Except that the hydrogen process described above is much less efficient than a battery. So if we are looking for a way to store and release energy, we should look first to battery research - since it is much less complex than separating, transporting, and storing hydrogen, unless hydrogen gives us some other advantage
The only advantage hydrogen had was the ability to fuel faster than charging batteries. But now that 10-minute-recharge batteries are on the market (see http://phoenixmotorcars.com ), what is the point of hydrogen?
Is The Self-Charging Electric Car Possible?
There Are In-Wheel Motors Out There That Can Create Electricity. There Are Generators In The Works Which Can Produce Twice The Amount Of Electricity. With Battery Technology Improving, The Self Charging Electric Car Should Be Researched.
What is possible depends upon what you are seeking. This world has certain systems in place. IE The sun produces energy it comes to earth as light which plants use and combine with minerals. They store the energy and millions of years later we make gasoline out of that ancient compressed and concentrated sunlight energy. One of the rules that seems to guide our energy systems is that energy is not created or destroyed but endlessly transformed.
According to this you cannot have a car "making energy." But when we look for something that operates outside our apparent systems we are looking for another source of energy, we think that the rules are wrong or we think we can find magic.
One way energy is transformed is by increasing an objects inertia. We can and often do recover inertial energy. In an electric car we do this with regenerative braking. But anytime we recover inertial energy we will slow the car.
Solar panels on an electric car tap into an alternative source of energy. If we have the right set up an electric car left long enough will recharge its batteries. But in most situations a practical (family + highway speeds) electric car can not get enough sunlight from its surface area to keep it in motion during the day.... not to speak of night time travel.
An electric car can have an alternative fuel source like fuel cells, a nuclear battery, or a gasoline engine and use that to charge the vehicle but all these would be "self charging" up to the limit of available fuel. The same is true of some electric cars that have pedals ... in this case the limit would be your stored energy.
Some people have been investigating magnetic motors. Most are obvious scams again running on energy stored in a battery or a heavy motor that has been initially brought up to speed by an outside energy source and for a short time acting like a flywheel. There is also a large body of evidence that suggests that magnets alone cannot drive a motor without some kind of magnetic shielding. Here people are hoping to find magic.
Do I Only Need Solar Panels To Have Energy In Day And Through The Night?
So I Want To Go Completely Solar. Do I Need The Connected Solar Panels Alone For After Sundown Hours; Do I Need Something Else In Order To Have Energy To Run My Entire House Throughout The Night?
In Other Words Do Solar Panels Store The Energy For After Sun-Down Or Do I Need Other Devices To Store The Energy?
Most of the other answers are correct but not comprehensive.
Solar panels produce electrical energy or heat energy but do not store either type of energy.
Solar heat energy can be used in residential systems for hot water and space heating (also keeping a pool hot). Whether passive or active systems, you need some sort of "thermal storage" usually a big insulated vat of water that heats up when it is sunny and cools down as you use the heat. It is not economical to produce electricity from this energy in residential systems. (btw passive systems should be designed into the house when built and essentially the entire house is designed to collect solar energy and be the thermal storage system -- passive systems are almost impossible to retrofit into existing houses)
Solar panels made up of "photovoltaic cells" (PV) produce electricity directly. However, the electricity produced is a direct current (or DC current) like common household batteries or automobile batteries. Not in an "alternating current" or AC like normal household current. So it must be converted to AC to run most common systems. However, if you are going to use only solar energy it may be cost effective to switch to 12 volt DC lighting ...and other systems to save on some of the complexity because any time you begin running systems like DC to AC converters or rectifiers you loose energy.
To store solar made electricity you can use batteries.. like "wet cell" automobile batteries (or more likely deep cycle marine batteries which are designed for long slow discharges)...
Alternatively, as one other person suggested you can "sell" the power to the power company and buy it back at night. One issue is that typically you sell it to the power company for a cheap rate and buy it back at a more expensive rate... so be sure to include the actual rates in your estimates of cost. This type of system also has a safety backup.. you can always buy power from the electrical company if it rains for days and you cannot produce the power yourself.
Hope this helps