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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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 convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that pick to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Numerous homeowners select to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since 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 rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Is Better For A New House, Add A Geothermal System Or Solar System To Save Energy?
If The House Is More Than 20 Years Old, Would There Be Any Difference?
well if u live near geothermal vents than sure geothermal will be more economic and greener options else u may opt for solar water heater i recently installed on top of my house it cost me 500$ minimum for 100 lt capacity with elctric backup in india .it almost gave hot water in slight sunny days and in clean sunny days in winter it gaves too hot water but it need 1 hour time to heat up water completely
else u mat search climatewell solar cooling and heating system that i just search on internet few minutes ago and need more information about it u may call to company for further for further research on internet "climatewell"
I Would Like To Make A Solar Powered Laptop Bag, How Would I Do It.?
I Would Want It To Charge My Laptop. How Much Would It Cost?
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Silicon Solar's portable Solar system is the perfect solution for people on the go who still need to power their high-tech gear. If you live on your laptop, but can't always find a place to charge it up when it's in desperate need of some juice, the PVSMALL is for you. Why not let the sun get your laptop back in shape without trying to find a plug, or ordering a spare battery.
No assembly is required to get the PVSMALL going. Each of these systems are prefabricated, complete with an inverter/battery carrying case, and a solar panel/charge controller package.
The PVSMALL is the affordable compact solution to your portable solar power needs. Each unit comes standard with a (12"x 14" unfolded, 6"x14" folded) leight weight folding solar panel for easy transporting. Your inverter and charge regulating components are ergonomically fitted into a lightweight transportation casing measuring only 12" x 6" x 6". That's it! Everything is plug and play allowing you to power most devices requiring less than 75W(continous)140 Watts(peak) AC 110-120v, 60 Hz.
Can place it in a standard size backpack!
Our Solar portable kit is a great way to start learning more about alternative energies advantages and how they can be applied to larger stand alone systems.
- Weight: Approx. 15 Lbs
- Dimensions (case/panel): 12" x 6" x 6"/ 14" x 14"
- Components: 75W/140W Inverter, Leightweight Carrying Case, 12v 4-5 amp/hr Gel Sealed Battery
- Power Any Laptop!
- Easy to assemble, Plug in play operation
- Portable, Affordable complete solar energy system
- Provides up to 140w of electricity per day
What Is The Current Status Of Solar Panel Installation For Homes?
I Keep Hearing About New Great Progress In The Field - Then Practical Installation Is Still Quite Expensive And Life Span Of The Solar Panels Is Estimated At 10 Years - Not Enough Time To Really Make A Difference Financially
I'M In Southern California Too - Prime Area
Please Cite Any Sources You Have Re: New And Improved Systems That Are Ready To Instal.
Thanks - Solar Seems Like The Answer - And I Keep Hearing We'Re Getting Close - Just Hard To Be Patient.
I assume you're talking about photovoltaic arrays?
You can go on Ebay and check out the going prices for photovoltaic array panels. You will find out very quickly what their current status is.
You can buy the inverters you'd need there also. Then there's cabling, deep cycle batteries. Some of that you might have to get locally, but it's all off the shelf stuff.
And then you can hire an electrician to install all that stuff for you, if you don't know how to do it yourself.
Mainly its the cost of the photovoltaic cells themselves that keep such systems from being really viable. It would simply take too long to recoup the cost from reduced electrical bills, to make the project worthwhile. Except to your occasional rich hobbyist.
I do believe production of these cells is increasing quite a bit in recent years however, and perhaps in time the magic of mass production and refined manufacturing techniques will change the costs involved.
Anyway, just check out what the stuff is going for on ebay, and figure out for yourself what it would cost you for the kind of system you'd like to have.
Now if you mean passive solar heating or solar water heaters, well, those are relatively cheap.
OK, just went up on ebay and did a search on 'soar panels.' Found this.
It's a 100w solar panel for $485. That's a typical price. Ten of these will get you a kilowatt of power on a bright sunny day. Think you can run your house on that? You might want three or four kilowatts. Maybe more.
I wouldn't be surprised if a three or four kilowatt system would end up costing you well over twenty thousand dollars.
So, how long do you suppose it would take you to recoup that?
Of course, if you're lucky, you might be able to sell your excess electricity back to the grid.... at the wholesale rate.....
Still, if you put it all together yourself, and you don't mind spending some cash, it would be interesting.
I'm sure one day it will be more affordable.
If We Had Solar Energy How Would The Energy Be Active At Night?
I Have A Research Paper Due And I Have No Idea How To Answer This Question?
Please Be Pro Solar Enegy.. I Based My Whole Research On The Pro Causes Of Solar Energy.
When it comes to solar power systems, you need to have two basic components which are a PV panel and a storage system. The function of the PV is to generate electricity and the storage systems are used when you aren't using all the solar energy generated. In other words, the system stores the electricity for later use.
The storage system will consist of batteries which are placed in a vented room such as a basement. You don't need to have batteries but they're recommended for those who want to be completely independent in terms of energy production. Batteries will allow you to do this and they're the most common way of storing solar energy.
Although batteries are typically used for solar energy storage, there are also two main types to choose from. These are lead acid and nickel cadmium.
Due to their low cost, you will find that lead acid batteries are the most common when storing solar energy. They're very similar to the type of battery you have in a car. The terminals are positive and negative and they have leads attached to them which contain metal plates that in turn connect to terminals. These plates sit in a solution of sulphuric acid. When there is a reaction between the lead plates and the sulphuric acid you will find that this is how electricity is produced.
This is pretty much how a nickel cadmium battery work too however these batteries are a lot more expensive. The benefit of paying more for these batteries is that they function much better. Not only to the discharge more electric current before they require recharging but they also last a lot longer than lead acid batteries.
Because of the way solar panels work the battery will charge up when the solar panels are not getting any light. This is why they're so important so that you can still run electrical devices in your home no matter what amount of light is currently hitting the solar panels.
The problem with batteries is that they can become drained or can be overcharged too many times. This why charge controllers are used as they stop this from happening. If the batteries become fully charged the controller prevents any more charging from happening. You will find that lead acid batteries are meant to be discharged at about 50% of their capacity allowing you to extend its life.
Solar panels normally last for about 20 years but batteries only last for about half that time. This is why it's so important that you understand you need to factor this into the cost of your solar system. Replacing your batteries can be fairly costly and shouldn't be ignored when making your solar purchase.
Why Can'T Solar Energy Be Used For All Our Energy Needs?
Why Won'T The World Invest More On Solar Energy / Technology That Will Exploit Solar Energy For All Our Day To Day Use? Wouldn'T That Bring Down The Cost Of Our Living Drastically?
Or Is Our Capitalistic World Designed In Such A Manner That We Deliberately Do Not Allow It To Happen?
First off solar is very expensive to use. So it would drive up our cost of living drastically. That alone answers your question.
Second you would have to cover the whole world with solar panels to get enough energy to supply all of our needs. Then you would have place to grow crops. So everybody in the world would die.
Solar does not work at night and is not practical in the very northern climates. When you get above the arctic circle it's night time for most of the winter. You can't store that much electricity in batteries to last that long. Where are you going to get enough batteries to store all the energy needed at night. That is a lot of mining you are going to have to do.
Stick with coal. It's cheap and abundant.