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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 daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand 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 component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs 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 contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving 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 cash down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
What Solar Panel Do I Need For This Heater?
I Would Live To Use This Heater: Broan Two Level Portable Electric Heater With Thermostat
To Heat A 100 Square Foot Room 24\7 In Winter. It Just Needs To Stay Above Freezing All The Time, Doesn'T Need To Be Super Warm.
What Solar Panel Would I Need To Power It?
so many variables here.......how good is the insulation in the room? Does the heater need to run 24/7?
The details on this say it's 1500 watts. That's about the size of a small hair dryer. So I would expect it will run, lets say, 12 hours a day.
12 x 1500 = 18,000 watts a day consumed.
Solar panels come in all different sizes and shapes. A 220 watt panel is about 2 x 3 feet and costs about $300.00.
You don't say where you are, but in most of North America during winter you get , lets be generous, 4 hours of useful sunlight a day. 4 x 220 means each panel will put out about 880 watts a day.
You need 18,000. Plus several batteries to store the panels output, and then to feed the inverter which converts panel DC voltage to heater AC voltage.
This is technically doable, if you want to spend the money and have the room. Figure an area 30 feet by 4, and oh, 7>8,000 dollars
Can A Solar Panel Work With An Inverter?
The Inverter I Am Using Gets The Required 12 Dc Volts From The Solar Panel, But Fo Some Reason It Just Won'T Output The 110 Ac Voltage. When The Inverter Is Hooked To A Car Battery, It Works Just Fine Off The Same 12 Dc Rating. Help Me Out Please...
Solar panels output a very small amount of current. Even though you're getting 12V from the panels, you aren't getting enough amperage to power even the inverter itself, let alone anything plugged into the inverter.
Car batteries are able to be used with inverters because they can crank out enough amps to power the inverter and whatever is plugged into it. Inverters only step up voltages and change DC to AC. They do not increase power (wattage) potential. If you want to plug in a 20W appliance into the inverter, the 12V source must be able to deliver 20W of power regardless of voltage.
In pretty much everything solar powered, the panels are used in conjunction with batteries. The solar panels slowly recharge the batteries. The batteries are where most of the power comes from. Nothing is driven directly from the solar panels themselves unless the power requirement is low enough, such as a calculator.
Solar panels will have an output rating in watts (W). If the wattage of your inverter plus whatever you plug into it is lower than the panel's output rating, then it can power it directly, provided you have 100% light input into the panel.
How Does A Solar Panel Work?
I Need To Know How Do Solar Panels Work. I Need To Know What Are They Made Of.
"The term solar panel is best applied to a flat solar thermal collector, such as a solar hot water or air panel used to heat water, air, or otherwise collect solar thermal energy. But 'solar panel' may also refer to a photovoltaic module which is an assembly of solar cells used to generate electricity. In all cases, the panels are typically flat, and are available in various heights and widths."
Why Are Photovoltaic Panels So Expensive? Would They Be Cheaper If They Were Produced In Greater Volume?
Also I Am Told That They Are More Toxic Than Coal For The Energy Produced Due To The Materials Used In Production And The Mining To Manufacture Them.
He Also Told Me That It Would Take An Area Of 100 X 100 Miles To Produce All Of Usa'S Electric Needs.
Ten Thousand Square Miles Of Solar Pv Panels Would Cost A Lot.
But Would The Massive Order Bring The Cost Down To Reasonable If The Us Committed To Going Solar?
And No, I Do Not Think They Would All Be Put In The Same Place, But On Rooftops Near Their Usage Point.
Would Such A Massive Manufacturing Project Deplete The Reserves Of Some Vital Element Or Something?
What Are They Made Of Anyway?
Why Do We Not All Have Pv Roofed Garages And Electric Cars By Now?
Probably not more toxic than coal. Mass produced toxic abatement might increase cost instead of reduce cost.
10,000 square miles may be correct for USA electricity needs in some future year. If we harvest an average of 100 watts per square meter = 100 megawatts per square kilometer = 1000 gigawatts for 10,000 square kilometers = about 2000 gigawatts from 10,000 square miles, but we may loose half of the energy getting it from the best solar locations to the customers. What is the present USA peak consumption of electricity?
Roof tops are not practical in most locations at the present cost of solar panels. A ten times price reduction at the solar panel factory, might make 30% of our electricity from roof tops practical. Generally, only the portion of the roof that faces South or SW is practical. New construction could have about 80% optimized roof, but the initial cost of the building would increase at least 5%, and some people would be unhappy with the appearance of the new buildings, as the roofs need to be steeper to capture enough energy in December. Optimizing for December would also make the solar farms perhaps twice as expensive. Having fossil fuel plants that rarely operated other than in December, would cost double or more.
The principle raw material is silica sand = unlimited even for a 1000 times increase in electric consumption. Possibly a shortage of hydrofluoric acid and some other process materials might occur, but substitutes could likely be found at slightly higher cost.
My yard is surrounded by tall trees which are removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, So my yard is impractical for both wind and solar, by a factor of about ten, in spite of Florida sunshine. Can someone tell details of making methane from tree leaves and twigs, that the city zoning people would approve? Neil
What Do I Need To Get Started To Do Solar Power For My Home?
I Am Going To Build My Panels, I Do Not How Many I Need Nor Do I Know How Many Battery'S I Need, Also Inverter. Can You Give Me The Answers? I Have A 2 Bedroom Home With 2 Bathrooms. A Shop With Plenty Power Tools. 2 Ref And 2 Freezers,Washer And Dryer Also. What Am I Going To Need?
OK - some rules of thumb:
10 watts per square foot, unless you go to amorphous-crystal cells - then you may get up to 15 watts per square foot.
Storage should be three times (3 x) the average load in your house. The average load may be calculated from your appliances, frequency of use, lighting load and heating load.
Your solar panels must be able to deliver at least 2 x your average load in order to actually store power as well as meet your needs.
Commercial installations less subsidies are typically $10/watt, fully installed + storage but including the inverter. Subsidies will cover most of this in some locations. So check your area.
So: if you have an electric stove, electric dryer, general lighting and a shop with various 20A motors, television, freezers, refrigerators and so forth - 50A max on the stove. 25A on the dryer, 25A on the water heater - allow 40A for everything else. comes to 140A peak - average (rule-of thumb) is about half that. 70A. You are a heavy electric user as compared to most individuals.
At 220V, that comes to 15,400 watts. Times two, and rounding comes to 30,000 watts of capacity required to meet 100% of your needs or 30KW. Roughly 3,000 square feet (30 square meters) of panels.
Battery Storage at using 100AH batteries comes to (working backwards and allowing a 15% inverter loss and not wanting to kill your batteries) - will require forty (40) 12V storage batteries in parallel.
And why it is that most installations are to supplement power only - and not replace 100% of the requirements.
You are looking at an unsubsidized cost of around $100,000 +/- if you do 100% of the labor yourself. About $8,000 in the storage system alone. And if you do this yourself, you will not get any subsidies.