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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous property owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical property solar panel system will remove three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since 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 undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy costs).
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
How Much Extra Does It Cost To Get A Toyota Prius With A Solar Panel And What Exactly Does The Solar Panel Do?
More info about the solar-powered ventilation system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchHIy7Jg...
Which is built into the available power tilt/slide moonroof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pcSxWiun...
Which is also bundled with the Remote Air conditioning system.
It is an available option, that isn't on all ZVW30 Prius (2010 model). In the US, it can only be added as a package to the level III or IV optioned Prius. (What is available in your actual Toyota region will vary.)
MSRP on a Prius III is $23,750, plus another $3600 for the Solar Roof Navigation (SR) option package (includes the navigation system + backup camera, besides the moonroof and solar ventilation system.)
MSRP on a Prius IV is $26,550, plus another $3600 for the Solar Roof Navigation (SR) option package as listed above.
(Use the "Build your Prius" tab on http://www.toyota.com/prius-hybrid to configure/price a Prius to what is offered in your area (based on ZIP code).)
To quote Toyota:
"The Solar Powered Ventilation System uses an electric fan to draw outside air into, through, and out of the cabin once the inside temperature reaches 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It will lower the cabin temperature to near the outside ambient temperature to help make the cabin more comfortable when reentering the vehicle. It must be turned on prior to leaving the vehicle and cannot perform cooling such as with an air conditioner."
Essentially: The solar panel powers the fan in the solar-powered ventilation system. The system helps to keep your car cool while parked out in the sun. If your car is cooler, then when you get into it the AC won't have to work quite so hard to get you comfy. Less AC use means less hybrid battery use (since the hybrid battery powers the AC), which means that your gasoline engine will run less (to recharge the hybrid battery), meaning better fuel economy for you.
Which Charges Faster?
Which Charges Faster, The Wind Turbine Or The Solar Panels?
Too many variables. How big is the turbine? How many solar panels? Do you live in a windy area? Do you have good weather? Solar won't charge at night, Turbines won't charge when there is no wind.
What Is The Most Efficient Way To Harvest Solar Energy?
My Fiance And I Are Currently Looking To Build Our First Home And Would Love To Utilize The Mississippi Sun In Powering My House. What Is The Most Effective And Aesthetic Way To Do So? Are There Any Alternatives To Traditional Solar Panels?
Aside from buying more efficient cells (which cost a lot more than standard cells) or putting tracking motors on your solar panels (and have the panels rotate during the day which would actually be surprisingly easy to do) there isn't really going to be much you can do.
You could use the sun for water heating directly as others have suggested but that's about all you can do with your home.
A solar thermal could have higher efficiency if you can get the temperature up high enough but those are for big power stations.
I think it would also be wise to look at where the electricity where you live comes from to see if you really need to use solar power because if you've already got a grid connection it may be cheaper to just use it all the time (and if you're not going to have batteries you'll end up using it when the sun don't shine) and if you're doing it for environmental reasons I think that you should know how much you're helping.
I did manage to find out that in the state you're looking at it's mostly fossil fuels so you will help out quite a bit (even if you don't get batteries the baseload you'll use when the sun isn't shining will have a higher proportion of nuclear than in the day time when the gas plants are operating so the power you use then might be better).
Which Is The Best Diy Solar Panel/Wind Turbine Program? Real People Only, Please.?
I'Ve Been Looking At All Of The Options For Installing Solar Electricity Systems Online, And I'Ve Noticed That Even The So-Called Review Sites All Seem To Be Part Of A Sales Pitch....Haven'T Found A Single, Independent Review Of Any Of These Products. Has Anyone Out There Actually Used Any Of These (Earth4energy, Homemadeenergy, Etc.), And If So, How Good Are They?
If you have noticed that Earth4Energy is a scam (which it is), then you may be amused by my analysis of it at http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.html
If you want to build a wind turbine yourself (like a good engineer would), then get the following book:
Homebrew Wind Power
A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO HARNESSING THE WIND
Dan Bartmann & Dan Fink
Foreword by Mick Sagrillo
Published by Buckville Publications LLC
You can get this from www.otherpower.com This is a startlingly complete book and it has all the background theory you need too. They explain why, for example, you cant use a car alternator or something from a generator, and then proceed to build alternators from scratch. The references are compete -- if you explore them and have the time to read, you will be right up there with the pioneers.
As for DIY solar, you can get the parts (panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers) individually from many sources and make a system. It will not be cheap. You can't make your own silicon cells, and probably aren't up to designing the electronics, can't make your own batteries etc.
My recommendation is this: Get the wind book. Look through the web sites of some of the better looking solar dealers, and if they seem to be "no bull" then e-mail them and tell them what you want. e.g. an entry level system, 80W panel, battery, inverter and charge controller so that you can make enough power for say, a small laptop. The good ones will be able to tell you what works together.
If you are thinking of a whole home solution, then you have a lot of reading to do. You need to switch to natural gas or propane (no electric heat, electric stove, electric hot water) and absolutely mininize the electrical load.
It would be nice to market a good DIY manual, but with a truthful title like "Generate power at home for more than you are paying now" or "With thirty thousand dollars in equipment, you too can avoid those monthly power bills" sales would be pathetic.
As for "real people" comment, when I see questions like this, I wonder if I am wasting my time because many of the questions are not real either. They are simply created by scammers so that they can add their scam replies and rate it best answer. I find this particilary galling when someone says, "this is for my science fair, and I am 14 years old" and all the answers are Earth4Energy scammers. Other times, I find my comments pasted on fake energy sites with links to pharmaceuticals. It is a mad world out there.
When Are We Going To Develop Solar Panels That Are More Effective At Catching The Sun'S Rays?
Today In Order To &Quot;Complement&Quot; The Electricity In The Home You Need To Install Large Solar Panels On Homes, Approximately 1300Kw. Are We Getting To A Point Where We Will Only Need A Small Panel To Feed Our Homes With The Energy Necessary To Run All Our Appliances? When Can We Expect To See New Solar Technologies That Are Much More Effective?
Unknown. After a research during last months, I found today panels have approximately an efficiency of 15% (very low). NASA has make some experiments lead to a result of 25%. This because no solar panel use all wavelengths of light (colors) which the sunlight have a lot.
Today the most efficient way is steam produced indirectly from sun.