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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many home owners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated 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 a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will remove 3 to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
What Is The Difference In A Solar Panel That Converts Light Into Heat, And One That Converts One From Light In?
Also, How Does A Solar Panel Convert Light Into Heat?
A solar hot water heater panel, is just a metal plate coated with a flat black paint. Behind or through the plate is run tubing that carries water to be heated.
A solar electric panel is a 2D array of photodiodes, that absorb (usually) infrared light or a bit more energetic, and electrons are pushed across a diode junction gap. This produces a voltage difference, so that the displaced electrons can flow through the circuit, back to their original junction.
They are alike in that there is a flow involved. They are different in the active wavelengths, the cost, and complexity.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Solar Panel?
If I Leave A Solar Panel Out For Hundreds Of Years, Will It Keep Producing Electricity? Assuming A Small Tribe Keeps Cleaning It And It Wasn'T Accidentally Broken - How Long Until It Stopped Functioning?
"Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer warranties that guarantee electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%"
Why So Less People Are Fighting To Stop The Global Warming? Nobody Cares About Our Lifes?
Oh, wow, Al Gore and several other thousand democrats would cheer for this question right about now. "Global warming is ruining us, coastlines will be flooded and we will all die! Let's start driving hybrids and using solar panels and we will all be safe!"
Global warming is one of the dumbest, stupidest, and ridiculous theories out there. Oh no, the temperature is raising. I'm sure our climate has never gone through changes in temperature before, this must be the first time..........NOT!
It's stupid to assume that just because the temperatures have gone up a bit that the Earth is going into a "global warming." Our climate has gone through changes before, it's stupid and ignorant to assume that it is the issue now. And the do you know how much the temperature has raised (According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)? .6 degrees Celsius OVER THE LAST CENTURY. That is so significant, isn't it? I don't think so either.
And this slight SLIGHT raise in temp isn't our fault at all. Half of the global warming of the last century has happened between 1900 and 1945. If it was our fault, it would have happened more recently, seeing as we have been burning more fuel more recently.
So don't buy into the crap about how global warming will wreck us, it's all a bunch of stupid political garbage.
How Come Solar Panels Are Not Very Efficient?
I Need To Write A Paper On Alternative Energy Sources For School.
Solar panels use a lot of different materials, but silicon is the most common. The problem is that slight imperfections and impurities in the solar panel dramatically decrease the amount of electricity that can be produced.
How Many Solar Panels Do You Need On Your House To Power Your Heater In Winter?
I would not use photovoltaic solar panels at all for heating. A solar heating system is much less expensive. I have an experiment running in Manitoba (latitude 50 deg 7 min N) that uses passive solar heating in a building 60' long by 36' wide. The long wall that faces south to catch the sun is clad with 2 layers of infrared absorbing poly. The building has 3000 sq ft of roof. The poly cost $1500. The north wall is insulated R20. The east and west walls are insulated with straw bales to R50. The east and west walls are painted dark red, which warms the external surface by approximately 5 C in sunshine. At night an insulating curtain is drawn over the south side to minimize heat loss. The internal temperature depends upon the weather. On an overcast day in February, the building is 6 C warmer than the outside. In a February heat wave the outside temperature hit +2 C and the internal temperature spiked to 36.5 C, somewhat incongruous with 4 ft of snow on the walls of the building. More typically, the internal temperature is 23 C warmer than the external temperature during daylight hours (+6 C inside - 17 C outside). In October, internal temperatures exceeded 50 C, so be prepared to vent excess heat on a warm day. For a residential building, you need to buffer the temperature by adding a heat exchanger (cooling during the day, heating at night), insulated water tanks to store the heat and a pump to circulate the water.
Edit @ Peter
6 hp = 4.2 kW. Lets take a pessimistic view and say the solar cell is 10% efficient (The best lab result is 27.4%). Assume that you store energy in a battery to operate the pump at night. In December the solar insolation in Winnipeg, Manitoba is .99 kW-hr/day/m^2.
To run your pump 24 hr you need 1028 m^2 = 0.254 acres. In July the solar insolation is 5.92 kW-hr/day/m^2 and you need 0.042 acres to run the pump for 24 hours. Further south in the US, the numbers are more favorable.