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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
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.