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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, property electricity rates have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove 3 to four heaps 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 very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that pick to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least 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
I Am Considering Putting Solar Panels On My Roof So I Can Go To Solar Energy. What Do You Think?
I Was Wondering About The Pros And Cons. Also I Live In A Climate Where You Get Hail And Tornadoes. Could The Hail Break The Panels? Are They Secure Enough To Handle The Wind? Also What Happens When It'S Cloudy Out For A Week Or So? Can They Store Up Enough Energy?
1. Pros and cons - solar is a good choice. Make sure you realize though that if you go through a solar franchise / company you'll pay waaay more than you need to. Source the parts yourself and get a local installer / electrician..
#2. Hail won't be a problem.
#3. Wind won't be a problem. They'll only come off if your roof was going to come off anyway.
#4 & #5 - Battery storage technology has advanced a lot, you won't have a problem unless you live in the polar winter.
What Is The Solar Panel Efficiency (As A Decimal) If Its Rated Power Of 421W And Capacity 300M2?
What Is The Solar Panel Efficiency (As A Decimal) If Its Rated Power Of The Solar Panel 421W? And The Capacity Which Need To Be Covered Is 300M2
Here Is Formula But Still
As A First Estimate, Know That The Incident Maximum Power Of Solar Radiation Is 1.4Kw/M^2 (Look It Up With A Search Engine.)
Then You Can Estimate The Area Of Your Panel In M^2, Multiply It By 1.4, Then Write
Max Efficiency = 421W / (1400W * Area Of Your Panel)
Efficiency = (Actual Production In Watts) / (1400W * Area Of Your Panel)
Solar energy received at the Earth's distance is 1,400 watts per square meter.
So, for 300 square meters you theoretically could receive 300 * 1400 watts or 420,000 watts.
According to the problem, the one square meter panel produces 421 watts.
So, efficiency = 421 / 1,400 = 30.07%
How Can We Make Progress Towards Getting Off Oil When We Have Americans Who Are This Ignorant?
A Town Council In North Carolina Rejected Plans To Rezone Land For A Solar Farm After Residents Voiced Fears It Would Cause Cancer, Stop Plants From Growing And Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun.
I am proud of my State. My education system taught me the truth about the universe, that lightbulbs are really darksuckers, and Solar Panels have the power to potential absorb the entire Sun. Solar Panels are the purest form of Darkness, that is why birds fall out of the sky when they fly over Solar Farms.
For years it was believed that light wes emitted from an electric bulb; recent information has proven otherwise - dark is sucked into the bulb - therefore, the bulb is a dark sucker.
There are many types and sizes of dark suckers. The largest manufacturers of dark suckers are General Electric and Sylvania. Some modern dark suckers utilize solid power to operate properly. Solid power units can be purchased from Eveready, Exide, and Duracell.
The dark sucker theory proves the existance of dark suckers as well as proving that dark is heaver than light. Some examples are as follows:
Electric bulbs: There is less dark near the electric bulb than at a distance of 100 feet when it is operating; therefore, it is sucking dark and can be classified as a dark sucker. The larger the dark sucker, the greater the distance it can suck dark. The larger the dark sucker the greater its capacity of dark. The dark sucking capabilities are evident when the dark sucker has reached its capacity and will no longer suck dark. At that point you may notice the dark area on the inside portion of the dark sucker. The larger the dark sucker, the larger the area of dark found within. This type of dark sucker can be made directional by placing a shield around a portion of the unit or behind it. This will prevent dark from entering the dark sucker from that side thereby extending the range of the dark sucker on the unprotected/unshielded side.
Candles - primitive dark suckers: There is more dark 30 feet from a lit candle then there is at a distance of 3 feet. Proof of it's dark sucking capabilities is relatively simple. Examine a new unused candle, notice that the center core is not dark. Ignite the center core. Allow the center core to burn for about 5 minutes. Notice the lack of dark around the candle. Extinguish the candle flame. Notice that the center core of the candle is now dark. The center core is a dark sucker protected by a soft insulator to extend it's life expectancy and maintain rigidity to verify that this primitive dark sucker is operating properly. Ignite the center core and allow it to burn for a minimum of 2 minutes. Pass a clean pencil over the top of the flame, left to right, approximately 3 inches above the center core. Notice that there is no dark on the pencil. Pass the pencil over the center core now about 1/2 inch. Notice that the pencil now has a dark area. The pencil blocked the path of the dark being sucked to the core of the dark sucker. This type dark sucker is very primitive and does not suck dark any great distance nor does it have a large capacity.
Dark sucker solid power units may be purchased locally at a variety of outlets. Size does not determine the life expectancy of the dark sucker solid power unit. These solid power units work with many modern dark suckers, and absorb dark from the dark sucker. The absorbed dark is converted to solid power within the unit.
An example of the conversion of dark into solid power in the automobile of today. Notice an auto in use during dark hours. Two (possibly four) large dark suckers are located on the front. On the rear there are two (or 3) smaller dark suckers with red filters. You may also notice several dark suckers with yellow filters. These filters are required to remove a percentage of red and yellow from total dark so as to energize the solid power unit. The solid power unit permits the auto to be utilized during hours of no dark by the dark it has absorbed. The number of dark suckers varies with the age of the automobile. Newer automobile solid power units require a greater percentage of red filtered dark. Older units generally require more non-filtered dark. The solid power unit of the automobile has a dark interior. This can be proved by cutting the solid power unit in half.
Dark is heavier than light. Dark always settles to the bottom of a lake and/or river. Submerge just below the surface of a lake and you will notice an absence of dark. Lower yourself to 15 feet below the surface and you will notice a degree of darkness even on a sunny, bright day. Lower yourself to 50 feet (or more) below the surface and you are in total dark. Ergo, the dark has settled to the bottom; therefore, dark is heavier than light. Modern technology has allowed us to utilize the dark that has settled to the bottom of large rivers through the creation of turbines which push the dark downriver to the ocean, which has a larger holding capacity for dark and is a common safe storage location. As the dark is passed through the turbine, a percentage of solid power is removed and transmitted to various short term storage plants for many usages.
Prior to turbines, it was much more difficult to move the dark from rivers to storage areas such as deep lakes or the ocean. The Indians would paddle their canoes very little and not very deeply if they were going in the direction of flow of dark so as not to slow it down. However, if they were traveling opposite the natural flow of dark, they would dig their paddles very deep and rapidly to assist the flow of dark to its ocean storage place.
Dark is faster than light. If you would open a drawer very slowly, you will notice that the light goes into the drawer. (You can see this happen.) You cannot see the dark leave the drawer. Continue to open the drawer and light will continue to enter the drawer; however, you will not see any dark leave the drawer. Therefore, dark is faster than light. Go into a closet, close the door, and turn off the dark sucker. Have a friend open the door about 1 inch. Your friend will not see any dark leave the closet, nor will you. Have your friend open the door until half the closet is dark and half is light. Since 2 objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time, and you do not feel any change in pressure, by compressing the dark, it is logical to assume that dark is faster than light.
One last proof.
What is a by-product of movement of dark? Heat. What is a by- product of dark suckers? Heat, again.
Therefore a dark sucker generates heat during its operation, sucking dark from the surrounding area.
How Is A Dicot Leaf Designed Efficiently To Absorb Energy From The Sun?
Leaves are designed to have a many chloroplasts as possible, chloroplasts help the plant to absorb sunlight and convert it into oxygen. If a leaf was thick it wouldn't have as much surface area exposed to sunlight. Think of them kind of like solar panels.
How Much Is A Set Of Solar Panels That Can Run A Small House?
How Much Would A Set Of Solar Panels Be That Can Run A Small House, Lights, Tv.......Also Is There Some Kind Of Converter System You Need To Get It To Run Stuff? If So How Much Would That Be?
Hi Tim. Normadd is correct that "running a small house," is really more vague than you think. If I asked you, "How much gas does a minivan use?" You might respond with how many miles I drive, freeway or city, and other qualifiers. Some small houses use very little power, like ours, some use an inordinate amount. It really comes down to people and their habits. But let me answer your question this way:
We have a small home now, around 1200 square feet. It is pretty efficient, using compact flourescent lighting, and some LED lights, modern appliances, some solar gain, a solar water preheater and a wood stove for some heat. Our electric bill 15 years ago was around $40 to $45 USD per month. Today we have a 1.4 kilowatt solar array and a 900 watt wind turbine. Now our electric bills come in at just a couple dollars a month, so we are probably producing 90% or so of our power requirements with the solar panels and wind turbine. The panels today might cost you around $4000, the turbine and tower another $2000, and the rest of the equipment another $2500. Maybe more if you have all the work done for you instead of doing some yourself. Will we get our money back over time, probably, but it will take 20 years, or maybe longer. But if you invested that same money in the stock market over 20 years, you might get it back twice, or not at all, depending on what the market does.
There are two other considerations though. First, when we make a pot of coffee or watch the TV, we don't need power from our coal plant 26 miles down the road, so our usage does not affect the environment. Second, because we make most of our own, and the power company is our backup, our home has not been without power the last 11 years for even a minute. Something like that is hard to put a price tag on. On average the power in our county goes out 2 times per year, sometimes for less than 30 minutes, sometimes for 2 days. Normally when these events occur, we are not aware of them until afterward.
If you are considering solar or wind power to save money, I'd say don't waste your time, you're better off investing in long term bonds. The only real way to get ahead financially is if you have property that does not have existing power lines in the area. In those cases, the power company generally charges tens of thousands of dollars to run a, "line extension," out to your property, all for the privelege of paying an electric bill the rest of your life. In those cases, spending just part of the line extension cost on solar equipment pays for itself instantly ,and then again and again over the life of the equipment. I'll list some other sources below if you want to learn more. Good luck in your research Tim, and take care, Rudydoo