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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 everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, residential electrical energy rates have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Multiple studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower 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 common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Not Grounding A Solar Panel Decrease Output?
I Have 10 50 Watt Solar Panels (3 Amp Max) That I Laid On Bricks In My Backyard Wired In Parallel Going To A 550 Watt Grid-Tie Inverter And Did Not Ground Them And The Most Watts That I Could Get Was 300 Watts (According To A Kill-A-Watt Wall Plug Thing). I Just Moved My Panels To The Top Of A Shed And I'M Now Grounding Them, But I Was Wondering If The Reason That My Max Watt Output Was Only 300 Was Because I Didn'T Have Them Grounded. I Have Not Hooked Up The Gti To See The New Output Yet.
What Are The Reasons For Grounding Solar Panels?
Is The Reading From The 20$ Kill A Watt Ez Accurate? I Don'T Have A 30 Amp Multimeter That Can Check The Output Of The Panels. But The Voltage Is Usually Between 19 And 21 Volts.
Each Panel Says 2.9 Amp Max And 17 Volt So Why Am I Getting A Higher Voltage Reading Than 17?
I Know This Is Probably A Simple Answer But If You Have A Complex Math/Physics Explanation, Give Me That. I Will Understand It.
Possible, but unlikely. Sounds more like you changed the incident angle of the panel to the sun when you put them on the roof, since most roofs are canted toward the sun.
The most efficient way to collect solar energy is to have the panel incident (perpendicular) to the sun at all times.
Grounding the panels is a safety feature to prevent electrical shock in case the wiring touches the frame. The ground wire for homes *does not* typically carry current. The HOT wire forms a closed circuit path with the NEUTRAL. The GROUND pin is reserved for a *low resistance return path* in the event that the NEUTRAL fails or is short-circuited.
Can I Run My House Power At Night On A 45 Watt Solar Panel And A Few Deep Cycle Batteries?
I Want To See If I Can Offset My Electric Bill By Running My Electricity, At Night Only (While We Sleep), On A 45 Watt Solar Panel And 2 Or 3 Batteries. How Can I Figure Out How Many Watt Panels And How Many Batteries I Need In Order To Do So. It Would Run, Refrigerator, Night Lights, 3 Ceiling Fans, Window Fan, Any Other Appliance Plugged In Like Microwave Clock, Tv And Other Such Things But Not Turned On (If That Makes Sense).
I Don'T Want To Run My Electric Strictly On Solar During The Day But When The Electrical Usage Is Consumed The Least (At Night). What Do You Think?
You did not say what the voltage out of the solar panel happens to be.
Probably only 13 volts at best. What you want to try, is to go to the auto parts store and buy a 12 volt trouble light made to work under the hood of a car.
That one solar panel will charge one battery. Connect the trouble light to the battery at night and see how long it lasts. Do it again every night for a week and see how it goes.
Try the trouble light on the solar panel in the day time, without the battery, and get a better idea of what the panel is realy capable of doing for you all by itself. Then you see for yourself the answers you're after.
Solar Panels In Upstate Ny?
I Live In Central Ny, A Little North Of Syracuse And Winters Here Are Between 6 And 8 Months Long. I Don'T Know Much About Solar Power, But I'M Wondering If It Would Be Worth It To Invest In Some Solar Panels For My Home? Do Solar Panels Even Work When You Don'T See The Sun For Days Maybe Weeks At A Time For Such A Large Portion Of The Year?
Before you run out and invest in such a thing, you'll need to research your city (or town's) building codes, zoning ordinances, and/or homeowner’s association rules before installing solar panels.
Some place restrictions on the size, placement, or number of solar panels you can use. Many towns also require a building permit for solar panel installation.
Best of luck going "Green."
110 V Solar Panels Were Given Free, Why?
110 V Solar Panels Which Evidently Were Developed After Research, By B P Solar For Example, Were Practically Withdrawn From Market, And They Were Donated To Organizations In Asia With The Condition That They Should Not Be Sold. Why ?
I don't know specifically, but it sounds like the sort of thing that is often done for tax reasons.
This happens frequently with automobile design -- hudreds of thousands if not millions of dollars are spent buiilding a "concept car" and making it work. As long as the car or cars remain in existence, their value is whatever it cost to produce them and the company can then be taxed on the value of them as inventory or property. If they are sold, even for a tiny fraction of the cost to develop them, the cost of developing them is no longer eligible for research and development tax incentives. As a result, most are destroyed when the development is completed. The jet turbine powered car developed in the 1960's (by Chrysler if I recall correctly) was a good example.
By listing the panels as "destroyed" and then giving them away at no cost to a charitable organization, the company probably manages to maintain a tax credit that was worth more to their business than the sale of the panels would have brought in.
Alternatively, they may have had some manufacturing defect which prevented them from being sold in the originally-intended market country for purely regulative reasons, and which would have been too costly to fix for sale. The goods are decalred "defective manufacture" and "destroyed" again for tax reasons. The "scrap" is then disposed of by giving them away.
Sankey Diagram For A Solar Panel?? Help!!?
Science Homework! I Need To Explain How A Solar Panel Works And Draw A Sankey Diagram For The Solar Panel, Can Anyone Show Me A Sankey Diagram For A Solar Panel Or Explain How A Solar Panel Works?? Ill Give U Best Answer If U Help With Both =]
There are two kinds of solar panels..one that heats air or water and the second is one that converts sunlight to electricity.
For a solar panel that converts sun to electricity, this is what happens. Approximately 1000 watts per square meter of energy from the sun strike the solar panel surface.
About 8% of the light is reflected off the surface of the solar panel because it is impossible to get 100% absorption of light.
Then the process of converting the photons of energy of the sun and changing them into electron flow (which is electricity) happens in the silicon semiconductor substrate. This conversion is only about 14% efficient , which means about 85% of the sun's energy is lost in the conversion. So if a 1000 watts reaches the semiconductor , only 150 watts comes back out as electricity.
Then there is a charge controller, which is a device that keeps the electricity from the panel going in one direction toward the 12v battery. This stops electricity from the battery from going back into the solar panel when the sun isn't shining. It also stops the battery from overcharging once it is full. This device wastes about 3% of the power.
Then you have a battery which stores the electric power. It only is about 90% efficient, which means for every 100 watts going in to it, it only gives you 90 watts output. Finally you have the Electric output...which is only about 7% of the total power that came in , once you run it thru the batteries and charge controller.
I drew a crappy Sankey diagram for you: