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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 system, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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, numerous residents find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or house owner with changing cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house worth
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at what price, 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
Can A L.E.D Light Power A Solar Panel?
I Have This Usb Solar Panel Charger I Am Building And The Solar Panel Is About 2&Quot; By 1.5&Quot;, So I Was Wondering If A Led Light Can Power It, If So Will One Be Good Or Would I Need More? If So How Many?
Yes, shining light from a visible-light LED on a solar panel will cause the solar panel to generate electricity. There is a long-wavelength cutoff (probably in the near infrared) where photons from an infrared LED would not have sufficient energy per photon to excite the solar panel, no matter how bright the LED was.
Of course the amount of electricity produced is a fraction of the power needed to power the LED. The best possible efficiency you could achieve under optimal conditions is about 30%.
The typical optical power output of a single LED is around 0.3 Watt.
The density of sunlight is such that the amount of sunlight falling on a 2" x 1.5" area perpendicular to the Sun's rays is about 1.3 Watts. So maybe you'd want a few LEDs, or a particularly bright LED to simulate sunlight. But you'll get something with one LED. A bright LED flashlight would work.
I Have 2 Solar Panel Of 150 , 150 Watts And 1 Battery So How I Will Both Solar Panel With 1 Battery ?
The output of your solar panels is about 16-20vdc. Some designs are much higher. Connect all of the (+) wires together and to the (+) terminal of the battery. Connect the (-) wires together and connect them to the (-) terminal of the battery.
You must use a charge controller between the solar panel array and the battery to control the output of the solar panels so they don't overcharge the battery or allow the battery to discharge through a faulty panel. Only small, trickle charger type solar panels can get away without a charge controller.
Solar Electrician Math ? What Is Reasonable Fall Off For A Solar Panel Before You Should Return It To The Manufacturer Under Warranty?
Charles, the "rated"power of the panel, 250 watts in this case, is found by multiplying the voltage at maximum power point (Vmp) by the amperage at maximum power point (Imp). 30.91 X 8.09 should be 250 watts. Take 90% of this amount, 250 X .9 = 225 watts. If you've found your panel is not developing this amount of power at noon time sun on a clear day, then it is not performing according to its manufacturers specs. You can contact them about this, or if you just have a question, since you'll have to call them anyway if you think you have a warranty issue.
We've been running our place on the wind and sun for 15 years now. The only time I've had a panel not operate according to specs was when it quit entirely. They do degrade slightly over time, but usually not a measurable amount in 10 or 20 years. This is why most manufacturers warranty them this long. When that panel is new, all of its specifications are warrantied to be within 5%, the voltages, amperages, temperature coefficients,and so on. The warranty also states it will produce at least 90 % of its rated power for the warranty period. The two percentages apply at different times. 90% of its rated power over 15 years, 80% over 25 years. The 5% is a seperate rating, it doesn't apply to power output. Take care Charles, Rudydoo
How Does Solar Energy Work?
I Need To Know For An Assignment.
How does solar energy work? The answers are as simple as you warming up in the sun and plants growing in your garden.
And it’s as complex as using solar panels and photovoltaic cells to make electricity. Solar energy power. It's as complex as the human beings that use it.
Plants convert solar energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis. Eventually they became the fossil fuels that we now use so abundantly. On this page I will focus on human-made solar energy applications in answering part ofyour question: how does solar energy work?
Even then, answering “how does solar energy work?” completely will somewhat depend on the purpose and type of application used to harness solar energy. Some of those aspects are covered more fully elsewhere (diy solar heating). And of course you must have broader solar energy information too.
So, you’re ready to go through this with me now? How does solar energy work?
Solar energy can be direct or indirect, or active or passive. How does solar energy work" is a question of which the answers can be classified also by focus type.
First, there are two approaches towards solar energy conversion into energy we may use, both involving the use of a solar panel. Let’s start with those shall we? These are
Solar thermal and
The solar thermal method uses energy from the sun directly to generate heat. Solar panels can be used to collect heat from the sun to capture its heat and transfer it for water and space heating in buildings. Commonly such panels are positioned to maximise absorption of heat from the sun throughout the day and contain tubing through which water circulates. This tubing is known as solar thermal collectors There is also an indirect method where not water but a non-toxic anti-freeze liquid is used. The sun warms this liquid which in turn transfers this heat to water held in a tank. Passive thermal building design is as simple as designing to maximise the sun’s use.
This method converts the sun’s power into electricity. This is the photovoltaic process.
Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells are often silicon-based pieces of material that absorb the sun’s light. Not warmth, as in the thermal application
Many of these solar cells are often combined in solar panels
Numbers of solar panels can be combined and interlinked for greater power
Solar energy excites the electrons in the solar cell and electricity is produced
This electricity is in the form of direct current or DC
DC however is not useable for most common purposes
So, next DC power is transformed through an inverter to alternating current, or AC at 120 Volt, a common-use voltage
A small amount of solar energy is lost in this DC to AC conversion but is now ready for distribution to household appliances night time use and reduced sunlight
You may be connected to the regular power grid. It may be possible to feed any excess energy that your batteries cannot hold, back to the grid. In this way you may become a green contributor to a public utility.
A further classification that I need to cover in answering your question How does solar energy work? is this one.
Direct and indirect solar energy
Direct solar energy
Using direct solar power involves only one step in transforming it to useable energy, its electromagnetic radiation. Some examples of direct solar energy include
Sunlight striking a solar cell by which electricity is immediately generated
Sunlight that is absorbed by the dark surface warms water in solar thermal collectors
Sunlight absorbed by a fibre optic cable that is fixed on the exterior of a building and lights the inside
Amazingly a solar sail on a spacecraft can move it through the direct force of sunlight. How does solar energy work? Mysteriously it seems sometimes.
Indirect solar energy
You probably guessed it! This process involves more than one step from sunlight to useable energy. Here are some examples
I mentioned photosynthesis already. Plants convert sunlight into chemical energy, including carbon. Biofuel can be made from them as well as methane gas and hydrogen without waiting billions of years for them to turn into fossil fuels, a very indirect method indeed!
Hydroelectric dams and wind turbines derive energy from solar-caused wind, rain and other climatic interactions
Ocean thermal energy is indirect too through its solar-caused differences in temperatures at various depths and wave movement by the wind
After all this, I still have not answered your question: "What is solar energy?" as fully as I might. So, keep moving along with me please…
Can Solar Power Be Converted Into (Alternating Current) Ac Before (Direct Current) Dc?
Can It Be Converted In To Either First Or Does It Have To Be Dc Then Ac? If So Why Do We Need To Convert It To Ac, Why Not Just Use Dc For Everything?
The output of solar panels is DC. That is true and a fact and can't be changed.
That DC can be converted to AC, or it can be left as DC, depending on what you want to do with it. If you want to operate appliances and lights in your house, you need to convert it to AC to operate them, as they are designed to be operated from AC.