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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many home owners find that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven 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 utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by approximately three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Several studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
Need Some Information About Solar Panels ?
Can The Solar Panels Available Be Coated With A Material (To Improve It'S Looks) And Not Alter It'S Efficiency?
There's 2 types, hydronic (fluid) and photovoltaic (electric). Photovoltaic are already horribly inefficient, typically 9-16% at turning sunlight into electricity. Cost prohibitive (I was quoted $28,800 for a photovoltaic system on my house that would reduce my electric bill by $9-$15/month), the hotter they get the less their efficiency, if one cell becomes blocked/shaded it works as a resistor the other cells must overcome, and to try to boost their very low efficiency often have little magnifying glasses above each cell. All things a coating will not help in anyway, nor likely something you can change the color of.
Hydronic solar heating (fluid) there's evacuated tubes and flat panels. Obviously no amount of coating is likely going to help the "tube" look but the normal flat panels that heats fluid there's a possibility. It will alter its efficiency yes, as black is the most absorbent color however flat panels are 65-90%+ efficient and can take a hit of some efficiency and there are people out there that would rather take a hit in efficiency in order to get more appealing color. However, the coating would have to go on the copper fins and piping at the factory, not something you can spray on the glass and needs to maintain its special properties to handle the expansion/contracting of very hot/cold extremes, and not deglaze after some time. Some flat plate solar panels are covered with black chrome, and are typically the most efficient but tend to deglaze. The winner is some are coated in a solar ceramic which isn't as efficient as black chrome but should last more than 20 years before deglazing and the choice of many. I am guessing changing the color of the ceramic coating is easy, instead of adding black add another ceramic color. But need be something done at the factory in place of the black coating, not covering the black. I wish they had a dark brown flat panel, I'd take the hit in efficiency for the looks. So, to answer your question it would have to be done at the factory, and likely only to flat panel hydronic collectors. You can make them yourself, make the box, add insulation, copper piping bending in a zig-zag pattern, add fins, and then spray them a dark color of your choice but it's a special formula that can survive the test of time in that environment you'll likely find your home-made ones deglazing in a short bit. Wish it were simple.
How To Setup My Home On Solar Panel?
Actually I Want To Convert My Home Electricity On Solar Panel To Cut Down Electricity Cost
I Have 2 Ac'S, A Refrigerator, 3 Television, 2 Computers, 4 Fans Etc
You have to be clear on what you want - "...cut down electricity cost" can be done relatively inexpensively at least as compared to going 'off the grid'. Nor do you tell us where you are which does make a difference.
Keep a few things in mind: A solar panel will deliver 10-13 watts per square foot in full sunlight, and costs about $4/watt to install, or $40/square foot - in US dollars and US measurements. Solar panels do not operate at night (of course), so some sort of storage (batteries) is required if you want to be off the grid. Then an inverter to change from the DC as generated by the panels to AC as required by your appliances. So there is considerable infrastructure.
Now as to how much - assume your AC units are fairly small at 900 watts each, and your refrigerator is about half that. Assume 150 watt each for your computers, and so forth, and then some lighting - say another 200 watts (you will be using CFL lamps, of course). From this, you will need an operating capacity of approximately 5,000 watts or so at a dead minimum. If you want to be able to run overnight, you will need roughly 3 x that amount so as to be able to store against bad weather and short winter days. So, 15,000 watts or roughly $60,000 worth of panels + about another $5,000 worth of infrastructure. And about 1,200 square feet of panels, an area 34 feet square.
Or, you can install a 'typical' home system of about 3,000 watts (3kw) from any number of approved solar contractors that with the Federal Subsidy will come in at a final cost of very roughly $8,000 and at our local price of about $0.14/kwh pay you back in 19,000 hours of operation, or (assuming an average of 8 hours per day of full sunlight) a little over six years. All ideal numbers.
Note that per KW of capacity installed and without subsidies, solar power is more expensive than nuclear power - even today. And the technology, while getting better is still limited by basic physics as to what and how much can be done in a residential setting. Concentrating collectors are simply not in the cards for your rooftop anytime soon. Note also that Solar Cells are complex items that are not either easy *or clean* to make.
You pays you money, you makes you choice.
Where Can I Find Good, Free, And Handy Solar Panel Schematics?
Something I Could Put Together Around The House For Relatively Low To No Cost.
There are many solar panel plans on the web. You just need to buy the cells and the foil strap used to solder them together, and a substrate to attach them to, preferably a fiberglass sheet.
What Is The Best Source For Building Your Own Solar Panels?
I'M Interested In Building Solar Panels Myself. I Don'T Have A Lot Of Money To Invest, But Would Like To At Least Learn About It. Can Someone Recommend A Step By Step Instruction Manual Or Site That Goes Into Detail?
Are you talking photovoltaic panels to make electricity from sunlight. Don't bother making them yourself. Without very specialized equipment you can't make any that will produce a usable amount of power. Leave the manufacturing of solar cells to the pros. If you want to make solar collectors to heat water or your house that's a different story. http://www.bioenergynews.org/RenewableEn...
This book should get you started.
I There Any Notable Places Where I Can Buy Cheap Small Solar Panels For Science?
Any Famous Or Notable Places Where People Usaully Shop
For Solar Panels? I Want To Buy One And Put It On A Radio Controll Car So It Gets Energy From That If It'S Possible?
If you're powering a toy car, what you want is more of a little solar cell. Those can be found at Radio Shack if you're in a hurry, or sites like this http://www.goldmine-elec.com/solar/ in addition to the sites the others mentioned.