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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 daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous home owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 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 ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated 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 part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with 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 jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what price, for at least 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
How Can A Car That Runs On Solar Panels Help The Environment?
Other Than Not Polluting The Air???
My guess is that you will not need gasoline to power the car, and yes, the car would not produce emissions that pollute the air. You also would not have to plug it in to recharge so you would not have to rely on electricity.
Solar Panel Wiring, Materials?
I Want To Buy A Solar Panel To Charge Deep Cycle Batteries And Charge Electronics Off The Dcb. I Don'T Know How To Wire Everything Up Though Or What Materials Ill Need. Inverter? Gauge Of The Wire? Ampmeter?
You need to have some idea of what power you need or you will most likely be disappointed.
Batteries rated at 100Ah can deliver about 20A for a few hours. This corresponds with 240W ber 12V battery, so you can say after losses, 200W of AC. If you wish to power 200W or less, that is fine. If you want more, you need more batteries. It is best to connect them in series for 48V or something like that. This keeps the current in the more practical 20A range, and the cables are smaller and cheaper.
When it comes to charging the batteries, the larger panels are around 100W panels. These deliver a current of about 5A to charge the battery. This is the peak, when the full sun is at right angles to the panel and high in the sky, so delivering about 1200W/m^2.
Let us say that there are 5 hours a day equivalent full sun. You can look up your region on the internet in most places. That gives 25Ah per day. That is all you can hope for with one x 100W panel per day.
If you have more than 12V in the battery, you will need a panel for each 12V of the battery, so that is 4 panels minimum for a 48V battery.
As there are only 25Ah from a panel per day, and it takes 1.4 times the Ah to recharge the batteries, we can expect to take 6 days to recharge a 100Ah battery that is not being used. This can be improved by having more solar panels. Thus 8 panels would produce 50Ah per day for a 48V system (to charge in 3 days). As you can see you have to work out a usage pattern for your electricity that suits the limits of your panel string.
Other things you need:
The cable size must be big enough to carry the current safely. It will most likely need to be bigger again to minimise the voltage drop. That depends how long the cable is. Generally it should not exceed about 5m, and that probably means the next size up in cable. You can check all this from cable suppliers tables of resistance per meter and current carrying capacity. There are 2 main cable sizes. The cables connecting solar panels together and to the battery. In a series chain this should be 10A cable (for 5A panels) or larger to minimise voltage drop. If there is more than 1 series chain, wire each string separately to the charger where they are commoned together. The cable from the charger to the battery needs to be bigger to suit the added currents of more than one string.
The other cable size is from the battery to the inverter. It should be at least big enough for the maximum current the inverter can draw. This should be 20 or 30 Amp cable considering 100AH batteries. It should be larger so that the voltage drop through both cables is less than 1% overall. Don't skimp on this. Take the next size up if in doubt. The load side of the inverter is 120/240V AC so leave it to an electrician to make sure it complies with regulations.
A solar charger connects between the panel string and the battery. It needs to suit the maximum current from the panels, as well as the voltage of the battery. If you get an MPPT charge controller that is better. It adjusts the charge current to maximise the power obtained from the panels as conditions change. I think an ammeter for charge current is a good idea. This can be in series with the charger and the battery. A ten amp meter will suit for a single string, ec.
The solar panel side of things doesn't need a fuse because the panels are inherently current limited to less than the cable can carry, by their nature. Between the charger and the battery should be a fuse, mounted near the battery. It is rated to the cable size, so if you have 20A cable, 20A fuse. The reason for this is that the battery connects to the charger, so if you short something in the charger the battery current is there to make a fuse necessary.
There must be a fuse between the battery and the inverter. There may be some sort of battery fuse in the inverter. This fuse prevents a fire if the inverter should fail. It is rated to the inverter maximum current, or allow a little more for surges. It should not be higher than the cable current rating.
If you connect an ammeter (rated for max inverter current) between the battery and the inverter, it will help you determine what is happening with power consumption. Alternately, have an ammeter in the AC distribution side.
If you have sufficient power (like 1kW or more) you can consider a grid tied system , that uses no batteries. You need to get that done professionally anyway.
The batteries need to be located outside in a well ventilated situation.
Solar panels need to be well ventilated. Allow fre air around the back. The inverter and charger also need good ventilation for cooling, and should not be in the sun ever. Obviously electrical parts are protected from the weather, vermin, ants etc.
I Need Ur Help Here Guyz! Why Is It Important That The Surface Of The Soular Panel Has A Large Area?
A Group Of Houses Uses Solar Panels And Windmills As Alternative Energy Sources
Because the surface area is what collects the sunlight. The more surface area you have, the more sunlight you get at once.
How To Use Solar Panel To Charge 2 Battery Packs Simultaneously?
I Have A 12V, 5W Solar Panel That I Use To For Multiple Purposes. And Two 12V, 1300Mah Battery Packs That I Use To Power Some Other Devices. At Various Times, I Use My Solar Panel To Recharge The Battery Packs. But I Only Charge One At A Time. And Always Make Sure I Keep The Current At C/10 Or Below So I Don'T Overcharge Or Damage The Battery Packs. So I Set It Up For Indefinite Charging.
My Question To You Is This. What Is The Best Way For Me To Charge The Two Packs Together Instead Of Just One At A Time, If Possible? I Don'T Know If It'S Best To Connect Them In Series Or In Parallel. Or If It Even Matters At All.
My Thinking Is To Connect Them In Series. And Treat The Two Packs As Though They Were Simply 20 Individual 1.2V, 1300Mah Batteries. So I'M Thinking Of Connecting Things In The Following Way:
(A) + Of Solar Panel To + Of Battery Pack 1
(B) - Of Battery Pack 1 To + Of Battery Pack 2
(C) - Of Battery Pack To - Of Solar Panel
Would This Setup Work? And Yes, I Do Have A Blocking Diode With My Solar Panel To Prevent Current From Flowing Back Into The Panel And Damaging It. Thanks Everyone!!
Series would mean that the two battery packs would have a total of 24 volts. The 12 volt panel would not charge the batteries.
You need to put them in parallel. Match the polarity of the PV panel and the battery packs. All the + together and separately all the - together.
Depending on your connectors you may be able get a Y adapter that would allow you to connect and/or disconnect each battery pack or device seperately.
Why Solar Energy Is Not Harnessed To It'S Potential?
Solar Energy Is Available For Free, So Why Don'T We Harness It And Say Bye To Pollution And Go Green
1. Cost. Solar Photovoltaic panels and systems are expensive. They also require a significant amount of realestate if you want a meaningful amount of power from them.
2. Life expectancy. Solar panels have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years. simple payback without government incentives often far exceeds 20 years.
Here is some homework for you.
A fair size Power Plant can generate 1,500 MW of power.
At around 150 W per panel how many solar panels do you need to replace this one plant?
answer: 10,000,000 panels
With each panel taking approximately 2 square yeards of space, more if you have tracking and proper maintenance clearance, how much land do you need?
answer: 6.46 square miles
The City on Cincinnatii Ohio has multiple power plants with this capacity to provide power. For this example lets amd to keep it simple say 10x the plant identified above. How many square miles of land is needed to repalce these?
answer 64.6 square miles.
I hope you are starting to understand. Lets add a couple more things.
Panels if you are lucky will only produce about 80% of their rated power.
Now we need 80.71 square miles of panels.
Panels do not produce so well on cloudy days.
Panles do not produce so well at night
The city of New York would require about 15x the number of panels.
So Cincinnatti plus NY city = 1,291.32 square miles of solar panels are needed.
Oh, BTW we still need land for farming, for trees, for grasslands, for rivers and lakes etc. We also still need land for roads, homes etc etc etc
I hope this helps.