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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Several research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively 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 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier 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 utility companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
An Electric Motor Is Designed To Turn Electrical Energy Into What Please Answer If You Know It!?!?
A. Solar Energy
B. Potential Energy
C. Static Electricity
D. Mechanical Energy
Mechanical energy in the form of rotation & torque.
Renewable Vs. Nonrenewable?
Wind - - Renewable
Hydro - - ??
Solar - - Renewable.. I Think
Nuclear - - Nonrenewable..Right?
Then I Also Have A Question On My Test Tomarrow That Asks What Energy Conversions Would Be With Pushing A Chair Across The Room. Can You Help?
When limited to the earth, wind, hydro, and solar are renewable. Energy that is ultimately derived from the sun, which includes wind, hydro, and solar, is considered to be renewable, since energy from these sources are replenished by the sun. Nuclear derives energy from nuclear materials mined from the earth, so there is a limited amount of these materials that we can mine from the earth, so the are nonrenewable.
Conversion of energy from pushing a chair across the room would include conversion of biochemical energy from food that we digested to mechanical energy through the muscles to the chair, which would receive kinetic energy to be accelerated and to attain a velocity. Then there is friction between the legs of the chair and floor which would convert the kinetic energy into heat.
How Long Would It Take For A 3-Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 7-Amp (Sla-Gel) Battery?
I Have Been Using Solar To Charge My Small Electronic Devices (Cell Phones, Mp3 Players, Ect) For A While Now, But I Recently Upgraded To A Setup With More Power. I'M Now Using A Small 12-Volt/3-Watt Solar Panel And A 12-Volt/7-Amp Sealed Lead Acid Gel (Sla) Battery. My Question, How Long Would It Take For A 3-Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 7-Amp Battery? Basically Is It Safe To Leave The Charger In The Sun During The Day; So I Can Then Charge My Small Electronics Off Of It At Night? Is There A Possibility That Several Hours Of Day-Light Could Overcharge This Type Of Battery?
A 7 amp battery is pretty big. I have a 12V 4.5 amp battery and it takes a week to charge with my 12V 0.144 amp solar panel, when placed in direct sunlight.
In the equasion A= W/V, 3 watts / 12v is 0.25 amps. Thus for 7 amps, you will need about 28 hours (7 / 0.25) of sunlight to charge the battery. That's assuming I used all the correct calculation. As long as the voltages are right there should be no problem with burnout. If you're using an inverter, that will take some energy to maintain so I'd add a couple hours just to be on the safe side.
That 28 hours is assuming you don't use the battery at all and it goes from empty to full in that time. Using it will obviously require more time, which you can calculate by checking the wattage usage of your devices. Cell phones are usually about 5 watts, mp3s, 1 to 5 for small and more for higher capacity or video models).
How Much Money Would It Cost To Put Solar Panels At My School Versus The Cost Of Wind Power At My School?
You See, I Have To Do A Report On How To Make My School More Eco-Friendly. I Decided That They Waste The Most Electricity So I Am Now Trying To Decide, Which Idea (Solar Panels Or Wind Power) Will Cost Less And Save More For My School. I Also Want To Switch The Paper Towels Into Hand Dryers To Cut Waste Of Paper. Back To The Solar Panel/Windpower. I Am Looking For A Few Things:
1) Which Will Cost Less Money?
2) Which Will Be More Effective?
3) Which Will Be More Green?
4) Is It Pratical?
5) Pros And Cons Of Each One
Anyway I Need This Info Fast! I Will Give The 10 Points To The Person Who Gives Me The Best Info And The Most Info The Fastest. Thank You!
YOu can't give a full answer ot the question without a whole lot more facts. The location of the building will tell you how effective solar panels will be. If it is in the far north, it will not be effective at all because for half the year, the sun is insufficient to power them. Wind power works only where there is consistent wind to run the turbines by turning the fans.
Solar energy has become less expensive because it is now mass produced and is built to be installed in a single facility. Most wind power is gathered in large collectives and the power is distributed through the power company. They are monstrously expensive to build because many of them are in locations that are difficult to get to like out in the ocean or on top of mountains though there are locations on flat land as well in windy areas.
You have to be where the sun shines more than not and where the wind blows more than not or you have to supplement it with purchased power.
Does Anyone Have Info About Solar Water Distillers?
Is There A Way To Purify Water Using The Sun'S Energy? An Affordable Method Everyone Could Have?
Water has the highest specific heat of any liquid below the molecular weight of 100 - it really takes a lot of energy to boil water!!! Using solar energy to boil water is certainly possible, but are you really interested in creating drinking water, or distilling water?
Someone in India needed an affordable way to make lots of drinking water inexpensively (I saw this on TV). What they came up with was a "germicidal" UV lamp and a shallow aluminum tray for the water to pass under the lamp, thereby "purifying" the water to drinking water quality by killing all the bacteria.
The germicidal lamp fits in an ordinary fluorescent fixture, and is very efficient on power. His task was to design the parts that would certify that all the bacteria was killed. The design will treat LARGE volumes of water economically; something a distiller won't do.
One more important point to consider: a true steam distillation process is intended to remove the minerals from the water as well as everything else. You need to think this through very carefully and research what happens when people drink (only) distilled water.
Because of difference between salinity in people's body and the distilled water, the distilled water will strip the electrolytes (minerals) from your body. This is not a good thing! If you distill the water, you'll have to add some minerals back before it would be drinking water quality.
This is why the bottled water at the store offers both drinking water (water with small amounts of minerals) and steam distilled water (for your steam iron, where you don't want any minerals)
One other person in Yahoo! Answers wanted to purify water using UV LED technology - UV LEDs operate at even lower power that UV germicidal bulbs, and could be driven by solar cell/battery combinations. UV LEDs are just now becoming available, and will soon be affordable.
This is assuming that the water you have is drinkable but just needs to be affordably cleaned of bacteria.
Water that is brackish or saline would need to be steam distilled, but that is expensive due to the energy required. There are other water treatments available (osmosis, filtering, dissolved mineral removal such as iron, hard water treatment, etc), but these cost money.