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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing 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, many home owners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included 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 anticipated to continue. Since 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 minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical property 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 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company 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 cash down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- 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 Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
How Much Non-Renewable Energy Is Used By Humans Versus Renewable, And Why?
Unfortunately the bulk of energy used is from non-renewable resources like coal, oil, natural gas. That's because fossil fuels provide a lot of energy which is hard for renewables like solar and wind to match. It's tough to match the performance of a gasoline powered car with one using solar power converted to electricity for example.
How May The Nuclear Power Plant Energy Production Method Change In The Future?
Energy: Nuclear Power Plants
How Might This Energy Production Change In The Future?
Likely Advances In The Efficiency Of Nuclear Power Plants?
Do You Think Nuclear Power Plants Will Be More Or Less Utilized In The Future? Why?
The most likely advance will be the use of thorium as in liquid flouride thorium reactors.
Thorium reactors are more efficient
They produce waste that has a much shorter half life and not so dangerous to store
They can use conventional nuclear waste as fuel
Thorium is much more plentiful than uranium
It is difficult for nuclear weapons to be made from them, as they dont produce plutonium, which is the main reason they did'nt get developed in the first place, as governments wanted to stockpile atomic bombs.
Nuclear is ultimately our future, fossil fuels will eventually run out, solar and wind will never supply enough energy, if we want to progress, nuclear is the only way.
Why Would Anyone Be Against Renewable Energy?
Seriously Why Have We Not Increased The Use Of Renewable Energy In The Us? Oil Is Running Out, Which Is Why We Are Using These Tar Sands Out Of Desperation. Whats The Point Of Even Using These Tar Sands? It Is Even Good Oil Plus We Degrading The Environment Even More. It Would Only Take A Couple Of Months, Maybe Less, To Convert To 50% Of Our Energy From Renewable Sources. So Why Not Make The Switch? Usa Is Considered The Saudi Arabia Of Wind Power, Yet Only About 2-3% Of Our Energy Comes From Wind.
Renewable energy, particularly wind farms and solar are extremely expensive and inefficient. In most cases prohibitively so. It's not that governments don't want these technologies (although fossil fuels have some very powerful lobby groups) but at present they simply can't afford it. Too much money for not enough and or unreliable supply.
How Long Is Petroleum Likely To Last As A Viable Fuel Resource?
I Mean, At What Percentage Of Remaining Fuel Does It Become Impossible To Sustain, Not Only To Run Vehicles, Trucks, Cars, Planes, Etc, But Also Manufacturing?
By conventional estimates, now becoming outdated and obsolete, we have used 1 trillion of the 3 trillion barrels considered recoverable. However, that 3 trillion may increase to as much as 12 trillion barrels using unconventional oil recovery methods, and applying newer concepts in how oil migrates. It was only a decade ago that the common paradigm was the when oil formed in source rocks, it was expelled very efficiently and very little oil was left behind. We now know that 50% or more of the oil originally formed has never left the source rock. In the past we could not recover oil from source rocks, but with newer technology developed in only the last decade we now can recover large amounts of oil from rock that was once thought impossible to produce oil from. With these new concepts, oil could easily last another century or more.
While many will point out that the amounts of "undiscovered" oil is impossible to know, the opposite side of the equation is equally unknown. It is impossible to estimate the demand for oil going into the future and demand growth is not a given. It has been demonstrated in recent years that demand for oil can and does decline dramatically under certain economic circumstances. As alternative fuels such as natural gas, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, and nuclear energy all are added to the energy supply the demand for oil may fall. Likewise, efficiency could easily change the demand for oil dramatically. Changes in miles/gallon for cars and trucks, new public transit, changes in fuel efficiency of jet planes and ships, and new efficiency of diesel engines could easily cut the amount of oil needed for the same amount of work by dramatic amounts.
Technology has a tendency to alter markets for the better when scarcity becomes an issue. This is likely to happen with oil, and for this reason I believe we have centuries of oil supply ahead of us. As is often quoted, the stone age did not end due to lack of stones, and the oil age will not end due to lack of oil.
How Will Climate Change Impact Texas?
Impacts of Climate Change
Texas experiences a variety of climates, from the subtropical southeast to arid desert climates in the north and west. All regions are likely to experience an increased mean annual temperature and an increasing shortage of freshwater. Other effects of climate change differ as a function of the state’s geography.
Texas has nearly 600km of coastline, this will experience higher sea levels leading to increased beach erosion, subsidence and saltwater infiltration. Higher sea temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico could produce more frequent and larger algal blooms which could prove to be toxic to indigenous fish and plant species. Warmer waters in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will contribute to the intensity, and probably the frequency, of coastal storms and hurricanes.
Rainfall across the state will be disrupted by climate change, most noticeably affecting the agricultural economies and the availability of freshwater. Texas has been drawing excessive water from its aquifers, in future it will have to rely more on freshwater captured in surface reservoirs. As the climate becomes warmer and drier, these supplies will become less reliable, something that has been demonstrated by the droughts in recent years.
Rising temperatures will further enhance the strong urban heat islands and this will result in more heat-related illnesses and deaths.
At the same time, the increasing temperatures will lead to more severe localized weather events such as thunder storms and outbreaks of intense rain; the consequence of which will be increased flooding.
The economy of Texas relies heavily on agricultural and forestry production. As the climate changes these will be impacted by the changes in rainfall, localized flooding and the reduced availability of water for irrigation purposes. Rising temperatures will be accompanied by the northward migration of certain weeds and pests that could be damaging to the harvests. Insect infestation could lead to reduced crop yields and the increasing reliance on pesticides and herbicides.
Effects on Energy Supplies
Texas has the good fortune to benefit from several sources of renewable energy that, in recent years, have begun to be developed.
At present the largest portion of its electricity needs come from coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Recently, the state backed away from approving 11 new coal-fired power plants and is in the process of redefining its energy policies.
Technological advances have reduced the price and increased the efficiency of solar energy generation. With the hot and sunny summers, Texas is well placed to capitalize on the abundant radiant energy from the sun.
Additionally, wind generated power is becoming increasingly economical and is being produced in greater quantities, especially by the wind farms in west Texas; today the state ranks first in terms of US wind power generation .
To date the federal government has yet to implement a meaningful climate protection policy at the federal or state level. As a consequence, many Texan cities have implemented initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprints and to push for action on climate change. Seventeen Texan cities including Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio have signed the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement committing themselves to carbon reductions similar to those provided for by the Kyoto Protocol.
Austin and San Antonio are both members of the Cities for Climate Protection, this is a global campaign which involves the implementation of rigorous processes with the objective being a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
• Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change and Texas
• Ewing, Pendall and Chen - Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact
• Hurst, Kent - University of Texas at Arlington
• ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Cities for Climate Protection Campaign
• Philander, S George – Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
• Texas Department of Transportation,
• US Conference of Mayors, Climate Protection Agreement