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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 conditioning unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 lower your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy costs have gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company 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 Financial investment
The energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, 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
Need Information On Chargers Phone,Laptop For A Project I Need To Know Volts Watts Amps Hz That Stuff?
The More Information The Better It Can Be Anything Coffee Makers Printers Phones Laptops Toasters Tv Im Making A Solar Panel That Is Supposed To Charge Anything For Environmental Science And I Need More Data Do Help Me Build It
Solar panels are Direct current devices. They CAN be used to charge batteries of anything that uses rechargable batteries. Including laptops and DC powered televisions. Charging voltages are critical. There are dedicated foldable chargers available for different battery sizes, like AA, C, D and others, the company that manufactures them is Power film, and they are here: http://www.powerfilmsolar.com They have links to some of their vendors for their dedicated chargers.
You can get small panels here:
http://www.northerntool.com Just look in "Alternative Energy"
Watts is simply your Volts multiplied by Amps. When you see a wattage rating on a light bulb, or an appliance- that is how much power they are rated to consume to operate.
DC can be converted to AC, via an inverter.
When charging batteries, there are specific requirements for each battery type. Those used in cell phones and some MP3 players are very sensitive in charging rate and voltage applied- apply too much power, you can blow them up.
In fact, solar panels are rated with a nominal rating for power output, and under conditions will exceeded their rated output. Depending how the cell is configured, a 12 volt cell in the right conditions will produce 19 volts with no load applied to it. As your array gets larger, you need to control current output in event of a short circuit, and you need to control the voltage output to protect the battery. Many times these are simply called a "controller."
Radio Shack used to sell a "Solar Power Lab," and they may still carry it, I have not been in one of those stores for years.
You can get an idea of how they are installed in the home setting, which you can adapt it's scale to a scale model for demonstration. Lots of information here: http://www.builditsolar.com
It is an area where you need to know a lot of things about electricity and electronics to work with the technology competently when you get to larger scale installations of several thousands of watts.
Do You Agree Or Disagree With The Development Of Solar, Wind, And Hydrogen Energy Should Be Left To Private?
Enterprise And Receive Little Or No Help From Federal Government , But Nuclear Energy And Fossil Fuels Should Continue To Receive Large Federal Subsidies Proposed By Various Energy Analysts.
Actually, I think government subsidies should be shifted to alternative energy. While it is possible we might see some relief in the price of gas, I don't think it's ever going to go down very much. We really need to make the commitment to shift to more renewable energy sources - rather than just being a politically correct thing to say and do. In fact, I think the government should strongly encourage the oil companies to pour large amounts of their resources into the development of these alternative energy sources.
But I will exclude nuclear from that. I do think we need to be investing in more nuclear because I think it offers the most bang for the buck and modern technologies are much safer than in the past.
Regardless of what renewable energies we decide to pursue, we really need to make some decisions and start working on putting them into practical use today.
Good Things About Solar Energy?
I Wanted To Know Some Good Things About Solar Energy My Family Wants To Maybe Put Solar Panels On Our House
Hey Zoe, got a few good answers already, here are some other facts you might not have thought of yet: If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the United States alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical devices, that's good news.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in alternative power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one of those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, which happens to be where all the people are, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar, wind and biomass resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
There are other benefits, see if you can come up with one or two yourself doing your own research. Good luck Zoe, and take care, Rudydoo
How Much Mirror Would I Need To Boil Enough Water To Generate Electricity?
I'M Wondering What It Would Take To Generate Electricity With Solar Power But Rather Than Use Panels, I Want To Use Mirrors To Boil Water And Turn A Turbine. Say I Wanted To Turn A Typical Car Alternator/Generator With Steam. I Set Up Mirrors That Shoot Light Into A Collector, Boil The Water, Spin Turbine, Turn Generator. This Seems Possible And Simple In Concept. What Kind Of Mirror Footprint Would I Need. Would The Whole Yard Be Filled With 3X3 Mirrors With A 10' Tower? Thoughts?
It would depend on how well insulated your system is; the less energy lost, the less energy you need to collect with your mirror to boil the water, therefore the smaller collection mirror needed.
Then you have to look up turbine generator set efficiency to know how much steam you are going to need to turn the generator rotor within the stator field.
And if it is wet steam, it will either rust your turbine out or rip it apart depending on how fast it turns. Another reason insulation is important. The steam has to remain superheated all the way to the turbine.
Whats A Good Degree To Have If You Want To Work With Alternative Energy?
Like Solar Energy
Electrical Engineering or Environmental Engineering would both be good.
I hate to burst your bubble if you are bent on jumping on the solar bandwagon. However, in the process of studying alternative energy you will learn that it takes more energy to mine the materials and manufacture a solar panel than it is likely to produce in it's lifetime.
Just the same, don't let the above stop you from researching and working with alternative energy. I am sure you will discover there is plenty of rewarding and useful work you can do in this area.