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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
Electrical Questions Involving Solar Panels, 12V Batteries, Trolling Motors, Etc....?
Ok, So I Have A Question About What Wattage And Amperage Output Would I Need From A Solar Panel And What Type Of Solar Panel Would I Need For This Setup:
So I Have An Ascend D12 Kayak (12Ft Long) And I Have Fabricated Mounting Plates To Hold A Bar To Mount A Trolling Motor On One Side And A Down Rigger On The Other To Help Balance It Out( I Also Have Pontoons To Stablize The Yak).
So I Have A Minn Kota Endura C2 30Lb. Thrust Trolling Motor But I Dont Know What The Amp Draw Is On It And Theres No Info On It In The Manual. Ive Even Looked Online And Found Nothing. I Also Have A Humminbird 150 Transducer Style Fish Finder, But Im Not Sure What The Amp Draw Is On That. Both Devices Run Off Of 12V Operation. Im Trying To Figure Out (Roughly) What Kind Of Battery I Need For Solar Charging, What Kind/ Brand Of Solar Output Controller To Use And Type Of Panel To Use.
Any Insight On This Issue To Even Give Me A Rough Ball Park For What Components To Use Would Be Appreciate Thanks In Advance
Hey Nick, that 30 pound trolling motor will use about 18 amps at full power, but about 60%, or 12 amps at the next setting down from full. The fish finder will use less than 1 amp. We have a similar setup here for our fishing boat, but since weight is not such a problem, I have 2 Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries for storage, which when wired in series give you 220 amp hours at 12 volts.
A mid level deep cycle trolling battery will weigh around 60 pounds and hold about 80 amp hours at 12 volts. What this means in theory is you can pull 80 amps out of it before it is completely discharged. So if you ran your motor for 4 hours at full power, the battery would be basically exhausted. In reality, only the top 60 % or so of the battery is available, and after that the voltage falls dramatically. The fish finder will quit once below about 9.5 volts, and the trolling motor will run much slower. So figure on about 2 hours of motor time at full power, and another 5 hours on the fish finder if you turn off the motor the rest of the time.
As far as solar charging, panels generally make about 10 watts per square foot today, give or take a few watts. You need 18 volts normally to charge a 12 volt battery, so that means an 18 watt panel will put out 1 amp in good sun, a 36 watt panel will put out 2 amps, and so on. Your real problem with the kayak is space for the panel. Obviously buying one to run the motor at full speed is not possible, 18 volts X 18 amps comes to about 350 watts, which would take up the space of 5 kayaks, and cost about $700 USD. If you could squeeze a 30 watt panel on the deck someplace, which might measure 12" X 30" then you would have a 1.8 amp charger when the sun was out. That would run the fish finder and put about 1 amp into the battery. If you ran the motor on various speeds half the time for 4 hours, you would likely use about 40 amp hours, or half the battery. The panel would run the fish finder and put 4 amp hours, or 10% of the motor use back in the battery during the same 4 hours.
You can find panels this size and similar ones on ebay and other sites, a 30 watt panel might cost you $60 USD, and since the amp output is less than 2 % of the battery's amp hour capacity, you would not need a charge controller, the panel will not be able to overcharge the battery. Controllers cost more money and are prone to breakdown, specially in water environments. All you need is a diode to keep the panel from draining the battery at night, and most panels come with them installed in the junction box already. If not, you can get one at Radio Shack, or similar store for about $1. I would also expect the trolling motor to be ample thrust for yoru kayak, with a streamlined hull and maybe 300 pounds total weight (rider, battery and accessories) it will likely do 5 to 6 miles per hour, about as fast as you can paddle at full speed. Enjoy the project, and take care Nick, Rudydoo
Do Pvs Produce Ac Or Dc?
My Science Book Is Spotty. Help Please? Thank You!
Yes, Photovoltaic cells create AC's and DC's. You probably know that AC and DC stands for Alternating current and Direct current. PV's are generally panels that collect solar energy in the time it's exposed to the sunlight.
Photovoltaic means "light-electricity". It is formed from photo- which means light and -voltaic which means electrical current or electricity.
PV panels are made up of smaller sections called solar cells. Solar cells, like batteries, each have a rated value of voltage (V or volts) and amperage (A or amps). The total power in wattage (W or watts) delivered is the voltage times the amperage.
Hope this helped hun
Help With Solar Panel Science Project?
I Have A Science Fair At My School And For It I Want To Do Something With A Solar Panel.
I Want It To Have Something To Do With Charging Cell Phones Or Laptops Or Other Electrical Devices.
I Think I Can Afford A 10-20 Watt Solar Panel, Will That Be Enough For Me?
How Would I Then Connect The Panel To My Phone?
Feel Free To Cram My Brain With Electrical Engineering Terms As Long As You Explain What They Mean.
Please And Thank You.
The easiest way to connect a cell phone to a solar charger would be to use a 12VDC car charging adapter and wire to a 12VDC Solar panel.
You can use a cigarette lighter socket to plug the cell phone adapter into, use a Y splitter forund at Radio Shack and cut off one of the sockets and wire it to the Solar Panel.
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To get full output voltage you will need bright and direct sunlight.
To be honest you would be better off just showing that some power is being produced using a Volt meter and/or lighting an LED. You might be able to get a very small motor to turn, a tiny cooling fan such as this one only draws 70mA
A 12VDC solar panel won't work well indoors in a science fair even if you illuminate it with a flood light. However it will work well enought to generate several volts under such conditions.
I would use a Volt meter to measure the Voltage generated and then see what effect shading , orientation and types of light have on the amount of voltage generated. Collect that data and plot on a graph.
FREE DATA LOGGER FOR STUDENTS:
Want to make automated voltage readings using a PC? Connect a Solar cell to a DataLogger and record voltage every few seconds automatically.
DATAQ offers their starter DAQ to students for free upon registering your Science Fair project with them.
Who Thinks That We Should Power Traffic Lights With Solar Panels?
The Solar Panel Wouldn'T Need To Be Very Large, And For The Most Part Could Be On The Back Or Top Of The Street Light. At Night, They Could Be Powered The Same Way They Are Now Or By Batteries That The Solar Panels Could Be Charging Throughout The Day. Please Explain To Me If You Think This Is Good Or Bad.
China already does this on all new install in many parts of the country. It is a small panel with LED lights, they work fine.
Need To Join 2 Pieces Of Metal. Best Way?
I'M Making Solar Panels (Rectangular) And Around The Edges I Wanted A Mental Protective Border. I Found These 3/4In By 3/4In Metal Pieces In The Roofing Section, Looks Like They Would Go The Corners/Edges Of A Roof Or Porch. They'Re 10Ft Long And Would Work Perfect.
I'Ve Mitered Them (90D Angle) And They Form A Nice Rectangular Frame. The Problem, There'S Obviously A Crack In Between Each Piece In The Corner Of The Frame. Because They'Re Going Outside On The Roof, I Wanted To Join Them Together Somehow (Waterproofing It). What Would Be The Best Way To Do This. I Don'T Think They Are Aluminum, Because A Magnet Will Stick To It. But They Are Very Thin Metal. Any Ideas? Preferably Something A Handyman, Dyi'Er Could Do.
If it's magnetic, it's probably steel which means its going to rust, at least at the cut edges if it's epoxy painted.
You can't solder butt edges in thin material. You can't really join them at all reliably.
You could put tape over or underneath the gap, short term. Or you could try riveting another piece of metal across, with some sealant between, but that needs some clearance on the underneath. Or sheet-metal screws.
It's quite hard to waterproof things reliably - you either need gaskets, or rely on gravity and overlap things (e.g. flashing). On the bottom edge of your panel, if I understand right, water is going to run down the panel and under the border. It may be best just to drill drain holes so it won't collect in there, if the panel can withstand occasional wetting but not submersion.