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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 a/c unit, washing clothes, viewing 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 significant, many home owners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up 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 capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#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.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Question About Charging A Sealed Lead Acid Battery With A Solar Panel?
I Am Looking To Buy A Solar Panel With:
1. 12 Volts
2. 4.5 Watts
3. Up To 250Ma- (Milli-Amps)?
Do You Think This Small Solar Panel Will Generate Enough Electricity To Charge A 12 Volt Sealed Lead Acid Battery?
If all you want to do is maintain a charge on a large battery without drawing anything from the battery then it would do for that purpose, thats a fully charged battery only connected to the cell to maintain charge.
The panel will not charge a large battery. When you connect the panel to the dead battery the battery will act as a short pulling the voltage down, - lower voltage = lower power.
That and the 4.5 watts being a best case result from the manufacturer, not what you can normally expect.
To charge batteries you need to be able to supply enough current to have a voltage build up on the cell plates, about 2 amps minimum for larger batteries. 85 watt panels are the norm. with the number of panels calculated for the house load, the batteries similarily.
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What Will Benefit The Environment More?
In The Pacific Northwest I See So Many Homes With Solar Panels On Them Now And A Surprising Number Of Hybrid Cars On The Road. What Will Help The Environment More: Solar Homes, Hybrid Cars Or A Third Option?
Let Me Know What You Feel With A Point That You Think Makes Your Case!
Likely hybrid cars will make the major difference. There are a finite number of homes that can make use of solar panels, but there is no limit to the number of miles cars can rack up -- and every mile they can drive without using petroleum products, the greater the benefit to the environment. The only problem is that hybrids are still pretty pricey.
What would like do more to help the environment is to promote the use of little golf-carts for driving within city limits. Yes, driving regulations would have to be changed, but if people could use the golf carts for the 5-10 mile trips to the neighborhood store, post office. library, school, etc. if would make an enormous difference, without a huge price tag being attached. The family would have a car for family outings but the little golf cart would suffice for the daily runabout errands that make it necesssary for so many famlies to have a second car. Although why that car has to be a Hummer is something that I've never quite figured out......
I Need A Power Backup For My Office For 20 Desktops With Lcd Monitors, 5 Ceiling Fans And Ac.?
I Need A Power Backup For My Office For 20 Desktops With Lcd Monitors, 5 Ceiling Fans And Ac. There Is Too Much Power Failure, So What I Prefer, Generator Or Inverter? Please Tell Me Approximate Cost For Both.
If you have own building then you should use solar panels, these may costly at initial but their running cost is very low.
As you said there is too much power failure, I think you should use a generator for power backup. You should calculate total power load in your office and ask a quote from generator and solar panel dealers. They can suggest best option for your power problems. You can contact Sudhir, Yamaha, Mahindra, Kirlosker, Honda or Perfect generators.
Problem & Solution With Solar Energy?
What Are Some Problems With Solar Energy That Have Been Solved?
Problems with longevity and reliability of the materials have been mostly solved. That applies both to solar water heating and solar electric panels. A standard warranty for a solar electric panel is now 25 years.
Cost is an issue that is never truly solved, as solar electric will never be free. But panels have reached grid parity (that is, the all-in price of solar electricity is the same or less than buying from the electric company) in some areas such as mine, even without subsidies. Panels are literally less than half the price per watt that they were 4 years ago, when we installed our system. Our house has low energy consumption, we have no air conditioning, electric heat, electric stove, or pool. And still, solar will pay for itself, unsubsidized, in about 15 years. A big electricity user, including tax breaks, could see payback in as little as 3 years if they only offset their top-tier usage. But in places where electricity is already cheap, solar is not yet a good deal. Costs are moving in the right direction, though.
The problem that is yet to be solved is how to have an electric grid that handles massive amounts of electricity injected into it from thousands of tiny sources. The grid can absorb the small amount of solar connected today, but cannot handle every other house having grid-connected solar.
45 Watt Solar Panel -?
I Have A Shed That Has Wiring Run For Light Bulb And A Couple Outlets. It Is In A Dark Corner Of My Yard And At Night Is Kinda Creepy To Go In With Even A Flashlight. I Am Weighing The Option/Expense Of Running Electricity From The House On An Overhead Line Versus Putting Up A 45 Watt Solar Panel On The Metal Roof With Inverter, Battery Etc. Sunlight Is Good To Excellent At The Location.
Question Is - Will This Be Sufficient For The Occasional Use Of Light And An Outlet? What Can I Expect? Pros And Cons Appreciated
For solar you need direct sun light hitting the panel. It cannot have any shade....
If your considering a 45W system from Harbor Freight
For occasional use a solar light using LED's will be okay and provide enough light to keep your from stumbling around in the dark. If you want more light to do some work a fluorescent light powered by an inverter would be best. How long such a light will operate from the battery/inverter will depend upon a number of factors including your expected usage. I would guess that you could get several hours of continuous use one or two times per week. If you use additional power to operate some small tools or chargers than you would reduce your lighted operating hours. This is not a problem for some occasional tinkering in the shed for limited periods of time.
If you want to charge tools and operate the chargers unattended this system will not be capable of meeting your expectations. This is because you would be using an inverter 24/7 to operate the home chargers. You would have to manage the charging by turning the inverter on/off to allow the car battery to charge back up. Its certainly do'able if you don't mind making a trip back and forth to the shed to start/stop the system to charge tool batteries.
If you want unattended charging of electric tools then its best to use the stored charge in a battery to charge the power tools directly without the need for an inverter. Batteries are charged with DC at a voltage slightly higher than their voltage rating. By direct charging you avoid the losses associated with the conversion of DC to AC to operate a charge that converts AC back into DC.
So if you have low voltage electric tools like a 9.6V drill you can avoid the need to operate an inverter by having a small solar cell charge that battery directly or use the 12VDC to charge the 9.6V battery through a small resistor to limit the current.
Rather than an overhead cable you can bury a cable or PVC conduit and power the shed with 120AC. You can easily supply 15 to 30A of 120V AC that supply all of your power needs without the issues and limitations of the Solar system. If your shed is within 200 ft of your home you should be able to power the shed for less than $400 if you do the work.