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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering 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 discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free 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 decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need 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 a crucial component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal 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 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They also 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 chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
Whats The Difference Between Electrical And Solar Energy?
From a biology standpoint: Solar energy comes from OUTSIDE the organism and is used to drive biochemical processes (such as photosynthesis), while electrical energy is generated INSIDE the organism as a result of biochemical processes.
From a physics standpoint:
Solar energy is radiated from the sun, it is the byproduct of the thermonuclear fusion reaction going on inside the sun and powered by the gravitational compression of all the gasses which make up the sun.
This energy is primarily in the form of ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, which is to say heat, light, radio waves, microwaves, x-rays, and gamma rays. There are some particles ejected from the sun as well, but these have relatively little effect on the surface of the earth (the aurora borealis or "northern lights" is caused by these particles interacting with the upper atmosphere after being collected near the poles of the earth's magnetic field).
Electrical energy is caused by the desire of atoms to remain whole (where they are stable) -- if you pull an electron off from an atom, that electron will have a negative charge and the atom will have a positive one, so the atom and the electron want to come back together. The electron will move* with considerable force through a wire conductor to get back to the atom, and this energy can be harnessed to do things.
Solar energy can be converted into electrical energy by different means. The most direct method is when sunlight shines on a SOLAR CELL, which is a special kind of circuit: the sunlight causes electrons to pop off from some of the atoms and travel across a "barrier" so they can't just come popping back -- now they have to go all the way around through an electrical circuit to get back to where they want to be* and you can harness this motion and use it to do things like turn motors or light lights.
Solar energy can also be used to heat water and boil it into steam, which can turn steam turbines to generate electricity.
Indirectly, solar energy is even at the heart of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, since those come from organic matter (plants and animals) that needed sunlight to live, and after they died they were compressed in the ground and over a very long time were converted into coal and oil. Even burning wood first requires trees, which cannot grow without sunlight -- so when you are burning oil, coal, or wood you are really using sunlight indirectly. And it is the power of the sunlight that evaporates water from the oceans, and then moves it in the air up to the mountains where it falls as snow and rain, and when it comes back down the mountain in a river we capture some of that energy in our hydroelectric dams. So you could say even our hydroelectric dams are "solar powered" in that sense.
*Actually the electron does not move the entire way throught the wire. The wire is made up of metal atoms which form al electric CIRCUIT (a continuous linked ring of conducting atoms). If you have a big ring of atoms like this and pull the electon off of one atom and put it onto the next atom, that atom will then pop off a now-extra electron which goes to the next atom, where another electron pops off and so on and the whole thing ripples down through the ring of atoms until they all have the right NUMBER of electrons again, but now each one is holding one electron that originally came from the atom next to it.
If You Had A Chance Would You Use Solar Panel Energy And Wind Energy To Power Your House Or Car?
I Wish To Hear Your Opinions About Using Thess Forms Of Energy.
Nope, nope and nope. These "forms of energy" are not useful on a house alone. While they could be used quite well on a city or county sized scale they are too expensive for the house owner to handle. This is less true in southern and southwestern states where the sun's energy (The winds are a product of solar energy) is stronger. (consider this: one $700 110 watt, 10v PV cell will provide you at peak solar exposure (sometime in the summer with no clouds at noon) a cool 9 amps of power, almost enough for your computer. But forget any heating or cooling of your house, cooking, or big televisions. )
What most people don't understand, likely because the powers that be don't want them to, is that only about 9% of the energy used in the US is electricity for domestic use. 1/3 of the energy used in this country is used in transportation and 1/3 of that in cars, most of which are needless. Another third i used by manufacturers. So to become greener we need to make transportation more efficient (people can walk and ride bikes). Too many good are moved by trucks where railroads are 15 times more efficient. Not to mention that machines themselves last 50 years or more as opposed to a truck's 10 years,
You must understand that it was a major boon, though insidious, that we were able to tap this highly concentrated pool of the sun's energy, OIL. It has made the marvels of this society possible, as well as the damage to our little blue home. Not that the ancients were to be outdone. The expansion of the Sahara and the deforestation of Europe was mostly done and completed by the Romans and the Carthaginians and the Greeks some 2,000 years ago.
If your interest is to save money and energy, have your city provide most of its own energy, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and use it to power a public transportation system. At the same time consider a passive solar heating unit. At latitude 40 (most of the US is below that) it can reduce your heating and cooling demands by 90%. They are about three times as expensive as a conventional furnace, but will pay for themselves in two years. (http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/HeatCool.html#ACTIVESPACE)
What Do You Know About Solar Energy?
There are two ways to harness solar energy through solar electric (photovoltaic) or solar thermal means.
A PV system creates electricity which can be used by the electric loads in your home. PV systems can create electricity thanks to the photovoltaic effect. When the sun strikes the silicon PV cells, electrons are excited and want to get on the move. The wiring of the PV array corrals these electrons and marches them to the inverter, where the combined current is converted to AC and sent to the appliances in your home or back to the power grid. PV modules are flat, glass-encased panels that often have a shiny bluish or black appearance. Typical PV systems combine 10 to 50 of these modules into an array.
A solar thermal system uses energy from the sun to heat water used in a home or pool, or for heating the home itself.
A solar thermal system is a closed-loop system where a liquid such as glycol circulates through the collector on the roof. As it does, the sun is beating down on the collector and warming the liquid flowing through it. The heated liquid then travels to the home’s hot water heater and transfers its heat energy to the water in the heater. This is basically heating the water for free, rather than paying for electricity or gas to heat up the water. (Instead of your water heater, the heated liquid could be used in a smilar way to heat your swimming pool.)
What Is The Process Of The Solar Wind Interacting With Earth's Magnetic Field Called?
Not sure if this is the process you're looking for or not, but the central process of converting magnetic energy into kinetic energy is called magnetic coupling. This occurs when the magnetic fields stored in the solar wind interacts with the magnetic field of the Earth, with the two fields merging, thereby forming two new field configurations. This converts the magnetic energy in the solar wind into kinetic energy, which makes the plasma accelerate and flow into the Earth's magnetosphere via plasma rays. This is where we get what we call The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. I hope this is what you were looking for, if not I'm sorry.
What Is Thermal Energy?
The Definition Of Thermal Energy I Have Is The Sum Of The Kinetic And Potential Energies Of All The Particles In An Object. I Don'T Quite Understand This Concept, What Does It Mean?An Example Would Be Helpful Too. And If You Have An Easier Definition It Is Also Welcome! Thanks!
Definitions of Thermal energy on the Web:
In thermal physics, thermal energy is the energy portion of a system that increases with its temperature. ...
the total kinetic energy possessed by a substance by virtue of the motion of its component atoms.
The total potential and kinetic energy associated with the random motions of the molecules of a material.
The total kinetic energy due to disordered motions and vibrations of a system of microscopic particles such as molecules and atoms.
Properly, thermal energy is used to mean the total amount of energy possessed by an object, while heat indicates the amount of thermal energy transferred in or out.
The energy derived from heat.
the movement of energy from one substance to another; also called heat
The kinetic energy of molecular motion. Measured as temperature and perceived as heat.
The energy in a body that is measured with a thermometer