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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, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce 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 minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties 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 an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide 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 jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving business 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 cash down.
Many house owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
What Is The Best Alternative Energy Source For The United States?
What Is The Most Practical Renewable Energy That Should Be Exploited By The United States, Considering The Availability Of The Source And The Ability Of The States To Use The Energy?
At present there are many options, but we don't know the full impact of all the new available technologies. When oil was first used as a fuel there was little understanding on the environmental effects which we all know about now.
I would say wind to be the best alternative at present. As long as the world keeps spinning, there will be wind. There is some concern regarding birds killed by the blades, but I don't think it's too significant a factor.
Solar is great, but we don't have the technology to use it independently. The panels are not efficient, they require huge surface areas to produce the required electricity.
Biofuels are a good option, but not when it comes to using food based commodities because this is apparently driving up the cost of those commodities, such as corn and rice. Biofules (specifically methane) derived from waste (landfill, waste water, compost...) are a good option, but there is some concern regarding burning waste... I'm not sure what it is though.
Nuclear is probably the cleanest choice at present and most viable, but I feel that we'll soon find many complications derived from the use of nuclear power plants. The water can't be the same after bombarding it with radioactive substance, and it will affect the surrounding environment, it just seems like common sense. But till we know for sure... Nuclear aint so bad.
In my opinion, we need to figure out how to use less energy with the same economic output in conjunction with an energy source that can return to it's initial state without any negative byproducts after it is processed.
Why Has Solar Energy Not Taken Over Yet?
Its Our Most Abundant Resource And It Creates Life Instead Of Destroying It.
Big Oil And Big Coal Were At One Point Very Expensive And Then Lowered In Price When It Became Common And Popular. Yet The Pollution From Both Is At The Very Least Bad For Mankinds Lives.
Pvc Cells Come From Silicon Which Is The 2Nd Most Prevalent Resource On Earth. The Technology Is Not New. Its Actually Over 40 Years Old.
It Can Be Put Literally Anywhere As It Has Nothing To Do With Temperature.
Sunlight Is Sunlight.
Many Countries Where There Is Less Sun Do Not Need Solar Pvc Energy. Iceland Where It Is Dark 3 Months Out Of The Year Depend On Geothermal And Hydroelectric Energy To Power 100% Of The Country.
Hydroelectric,Wind,Nuclear And Geothermal Energy Can Provide All The Energy The Usa Needs In The Evening Hours.
A Solar Pvc System 3 Times The Size Of Rhode Island Can Power The Entire Usa During The Day. This Easily Fits In Empty Areas Of Utah,Arizona And Nevada.
And There Is Room For More !!
If you checked into the financial aspects of developing solar energy you would find it is not financially viable. While you are covering a couple of states with solar panels, where does the money come from and what is the return and efficiency on solar panels?
Simplistic question.....very, very, very complex answers. And by the way....Iceland probably requires about the same amount of energy as Cleveland does.
Why Is Geothermal Energy Needed?
Wow, there are lots of things you could be asking with these 5 simple words. First 2 clarifications, geothermal energy is the heat in the Earth but this has 2 different sources. The deep heat that comes from the center of the Earth is considered to be due to Nuclear activity in the Earth. The last several hundred feet would be some 30 degrees cooler if it were not due to solar radiation heating up the Earth.
"Need" might be considered a function of requirements. Life has developed to take advantage of the present heat range available on the planet. Life is therefore dependent upon geothermal energy.
We "need" energy that is clean, constant and affordable. Technology has made use of the Earth's heat in volcanic areas to produce electricity and heat for homes on an industrial scale. There is also promise to use old oil wells in a kind of "Dry well" geothermal energy production. By using geothermal heat pump technology we can heat our buildings with relatively shallow wells. So far there has not been widespread use of capturing waste heat to drive stirling engines for home electrical production from shallow geothermal wells.
Geothermal energy has close to a 90% capacity factor (how much you can use it, compared to about 75% for coal and 35%- for wind) in electrical production. It produces no emissions and where available makes a very attractive energy source. About 6% of California's electricity comes from geothermal. There is an argument that we "need" clean reliable energy sources that don't work only when the sun shines or the wind blows.
Geothermal - ground source heat pump is the most efficient way to use electricity in heating as it is only used for compressors and pumps. Operating costs on a ground source heat pump central system may be less than 25% those of a similar gas or oil fired system. And at the home or business it produces no emissions. It is cheapest to install where there is a lake or other surface water instead of having to drill wells.
If You Would Make A Homemade Green Energy Source, What Would It Be, Wind Turbines Or Solar Cells?
Meaning To Say, Which Would You Mostly Prefer?
I see the key words in your question to be "Make Homemade".
It is much easier for the home hobbyist to make a homemade wind turbine out of commonly acquired parts over making solar cells. Solar cells are the term for photovoltaic components. Solar water heating would be easier still.
Out Of Coal, Wind Energy, And Solar Energy, Which Is The Best For Producing Electrical Energy?
Out Of Coal, Wind Energy, And Solar Energy, Which Is The Best For Producing Electrical Energy????
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That depends on what you define as "best". Solar and wind are good for the environment and they pretty much provide free energy once they're built. Coal has the advantage that it's cheaper and that it can provide dependable energy. Wind and solar only work at certain times, so a power grid based on them isn't going to be reliable.