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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 daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous ten years, residential electricity costs have increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar 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 element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners select to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 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
How Do You Find The Max Amount Of Energy Striking A Solar Panel Using Volts Amps And Watts?
How Do You Find The Amount Of Energy Exiting The Solar Panel (In Watts).
The simpliest answer is to look at the datasheet for the solar panel as to what it was tested for using Standard Test Conditions (STC). This is the maximum practical energy that it can produce.
If you are wondering what the solar panel can produce in energy during the day, there is the open-circuit voltage and the short-circuit current.
However, this will not tell you the Maximum Power Point (MPPT). This is where the current and the voltage cross on the curves (located in the datasheet) and will be the maximum energy that the panel produces under the current conditions.
This is what most inverters are targeting and the best ones do so automatically.
Tell Me The Guidelines For Making Solar Panels?
Solar Panels Which Is The One Produces The Power...I Wanna The Complete Description About It...
I think it will be useful for you.. just try those things ..To begin, you will need a Multimeter which is able to measure DC fractions of voltage and your collection of solar cells, once you have this, position a light source near your solar cells as this will allow you to get a consistent measurement of voltage output of each of the solar cells.set your Multimeter to measure DC voltage and place the negative test lead on the side of the solar cell which shows negative voltage. Then place the positive test lead on the side f the solar cell which shows a positive voltage. Check to see what the maximum voltage output is and don’t move the solar cell around to try and get a higher reading. Next you need to separate your solar cells into groupings of .05 volt increments and this will allow you to take maximum advantage of solar cell output.the next step is to connect the solar cells with tinned interconnection wire and in order to achieve this you will need to take the spool of interconnection wire and cut it into 10.5 inch lengths.next every piece of the tinned interconnection wire should have solder put on it and you can do this by adding solder to 5.25 inches of the wire beginning at one end, then flip the wire over and add solder to the remainder of the wire beginning at the opposite end.now you must solder a length of the interconnection wire to each connection strip which is located on the front of each of the solar cells.
Who Makes The Best Quality Solar Garden Lights?
I'M Tired Of All The Problems With Peeling, Cracking And General Cheap Wiring With A Lot Of The Imported Ones. Surely The Manufacturers Know That These Things Will Spend Months In The Sun...Why Can'T They Use A Plastic That Won'T Discolor Or Crack? Do The Wires Inside Have To Be The Cheapest Around? I'Ve Repaired A Number Of Them And I Can'T Imagine That There'S A Huge Cost Saving To The Manufacturer By Using The Shortest Possible Wires Inside...How About A Little Slack For When The Thing Has To Be Taken Apart To Replace The Battery? Can Anyone Recommend A Quality Brand That Is Built To Last?
Unfortunately, about 90 percent of everything is imported these days. Saw story on local news or 20/20 that said in an average US home, 90-95 percent of things are made in Asia, mainly China, Vietnam and Japan for electronics. Textiles and wooden items are about the last bastions of "made in America," even US cars have 50-70 percent of things made in Asia though they are constructed in US. I remember 10 years ago when you could go to a good clothing store (like Lord & Taylor) and get a wool coat union made in USA for around $200 (I still have mine; classic style and exceptional quality.) But that's another story.
In my experience, Gama Sonic makes the best quality fixtures in terms of housing, using glass instead of plastic for pricy fixtures, and great batteries and solar. They focus on solar lamps, but have some very good accent spotlights; their selection of regular accent lights is a bit limited.
Some people DO buy the dollar discount store lights, but these usually are old discontinued models and WILL not last more than a season and will likely produce cruddy light. Up to you. The best costs more. So: if you have choice between two or three fixtures from the same store that look pretty much the same, you can bet that there are 2 or 3 levels of quality. Most stores give people the choice. If everything is really cheap, they don't have broad range of distributors.
Also, make sure when comparing prices online that you incorporate shipping costs. For solar accent lights, you may see the same item for 12.00 and at another store for $24.99 or something. When you get through check out BAM, the 12.99 difference pops back in for shipping. Still, we buy ours online because we have done our research.
Before talking about options: yes, most products should be more sturdy to accommodate battery changes: Tip, after you change the battery, take some clear caulk and put it around whatever you took apart; it won't show and it will prevent moisture from getting into the fixture. Also, clean the panels and plastic/glass regularly with mild soap and water or mild mix of water and vinegar or VERY MILD mix of water and ammonia. If you have metal fixtures, wipe small amount of mineral/baby oil on the non-plastic parts.
We take most of our accent lights in during the winter, but when we do, we make sure to remove the batteries so as not to damage the fixtures.
TIP ONE THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE NEWEST/BEST product: (and probably most expensive) - better lights use NiMh batteries rather than NiCD -- gives you an idea about the age of the product model. Some better fixtures use Li-Ion batteries, but these are not really necessary for accent lights, unless they are accent spotlights.
One of the reasons that people have negative opinions of solar light is that people often buy the cheapest out there, and you get what you pay for. A lot of companies are jumping on the solar bandwagon -- either they have focused on traditional low-voltage "Traditional" electric lights and can't economically compete with the specialists to incorporate (not naming names but lots sold at Home Depot), and other companies that make everything including the sink are getting in by churning out plain old garbage.
Read the articles below that discuss your questions. The site focuses on better quality solar products (meaning they cost more), but there is a pretty decent selection including middle of road prices
Can Anyone Tell Me The Carbon Footprint Of 1 Solar Panel?
Solar panels have a ZERO carbon footprint once in operation.
However, there are those who claim the manufacturing process does have a carbon footprint. But there are automated systems that are becoming solar powered, so that they too have a ZERO carbon footprint.
The end-game solution is to move to solar faster than other energies, since solar does have the highest payback of any energy invested in as the cleanest and safest renewable energy available today. It is also becoming the lowest cost solution as solar panel are diving under $1 per watt prices and are to be below $0.50 per watt by 2015.
The faster that solar manufacturing plants convert to solar energy, the sooner we are to an ALL SOLAR ENERGY ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Is There A Government Sponsored Solar Panel Trial Program For People Who Would Like To Participate(Small Scale
Nope. My sister had a $65,000 ($45,000 with tax breaks) system installed in her home in San Diego.
I did the math and pointed out that the system will never produce $45,000 worth of electricity during its expected lifetime.