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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 energy bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electricity costs have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property worth
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need 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 crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks 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 growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common property solar panel system will remove 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 necessary parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 loan down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most notably, 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
Can Solar Panels Be Made With Plexi-Glass Covers Instead Of Glass?
Everywhere I See They Use Glass. Plexiglass Seems Like It Would Be More Durable. Does Anyone Know Something Of This?
in addition, plexiglass might absorb some of the frequencies that the solar panels use, decreasing the output.
and the answer might well be a combination of both.
plexiglass can be made to not break.
but it does not weather as well, becoming cloudy sooner than glass.
What Size Should The Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Jupiter Be?(Need Help Soon Please)?
A)What Size Should The Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Jupiter Be If It Is To Collect The Same Amount Of Radiation From The Sun As A 1.0 M^2 Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Earth?
B)Can Radio Waves Have The Same Frequencies As Sound Waves (20 Hz-20,000 Hz})?
Radiation (light) goes down as the square of the distance, so take the ratio of jupiter's distance to the sun with earth's distance to the sun, square it, and then multiply the area of the solar panel by that factor.
b) yes, but the wavelength will be so long that they are not usable for much of anything.
What Would You Do?
Here'S One And I Thank You All For Playing
If You Woke Up Late Tomorrow To Find That There Was
No Cell Phone
No New Papers Delivered
Your Mp3'S Will Not Play
There Is No Electricity
Your Car Will Not Start
Your Generator Will Not Kick Over
Nothing Mechanized Works
If You Plug It In, Put Batteries, Gas, Cells.... Nothing Works....
What Would You Do?
What would I do. Go saw some reclaimed timber (I was doing it all by hand yesterday anyway). Light the wood burning stove, make a nice cup of tea. Then go pick some fruit for breakfast and if the right season maybe some nuts. The school bus wouldn't arrive so I would have the kids home with me.
I would go plant more trees, or continue pointing the barn with lime putty, or continue sanding the reclaimed beech work surfaces I am finishing. Then I would wander down to the pond, collect some veggies for lunch, go back in and prepare lunch.
After lunch I would miss the internet (like to read articles and play on y/a) but I would get one of my well loved books down and have an hour reading. Then back outside to finish whatever project I was on with this morning. Maybe start sorting out the slates for the re-roofing.
Before tea I would hand wash out some clothing (hot water from stove or maybe we have actually finished installing the solar panels we have, waiting, for hot water), hang it on the line to dry. Collect some more stuff for tea. After tea, I had better start planting some more veggies in case this power cut lasts a long time.
Evening, lanterns and candlelight, we use beeswax candles a lot in winter anyway. So I would probably do cross stitch, mend stuff, draw, paint, start the patchwork quilt I promised myself I would do, make cards and write letters to family and friends (well you have taken away emails and MSN) then when I get tired I would go to sleep.
I would really miss the computer but it sounds nice.
Anyone Who Knows Or Has Solar Panels?
Ok So If I Wanted To Put A Solar Panel On My House And I Live Where It Snows, Will That Be A Problem? If The Snow Covers The Solar Panel Will That Be A Problem? If So Then Do I Have To Climb On My Roof And Clear It Off Or What?
Yes, snow will reduce the amount of energy the photovoltaics recieve and convert to electricity. Because the panels usually have a very flat glass surface, and because the slope for the panels is usually fairly high, snow will often slide off.
Freezing rain, esp freezing rain changing to snow can make a covering that's difficult to get off. If you don't usually get freezing rain, and if you usually have nice sun after snow storms, your panels should be clear most of the time.
How Much Energy Would I Save If I Bought A Solar Panel?
If you live in urban areas, or on the grid in rural areas and are thinking of putting up panels the last time I got quotes they were for 15-watts a square foot of area. That means if you put up 1,000 sq.ft. you get 15-kilowatt-hours of power per hour of full sun.
If you count on full sun output for 2-3 hours a day, take your average daily use in kilowatt-hours from your electric bill and divide back to get how many square feet you need to supply your house in 2.5 hours. Then consider the lot location, latitude, climate and all to figure things from there.
Then double that to pay the bills if you can (how many square feet face the sun well enough to use, etc.). This means you make money after the initial capital expense is paid off which doesn't take long. For where there are restrictions against large panels there are cells made in what looks like roofing tiles; 1,000 square feet of panel in Seattle paid off in about 7 years.
What this means is that overall you are turning your roof into a small electric generation station tied to the grid so it adds to the power available for where it's needed.
Not only will you save all the energy you use, you'd make more for others to use most days. Most homes use > 50-kilowatt-hours a day, but consider other things as well so it's all installed at the same time to keep costs down.
If millions of people used panels, the existing grid can handle surges better, so, less likely to have a blackout or brownout during the summer for example. Panels are hard to get immediately, worldwide demand is high, Europe and Asia are installing a lot of them.
Improving your home's insulation pays, so does putting up barriers to cold winds, improving solar gain on rooms where you can. Keep thinking about how your home either gets too cold or too hot. Lattice screens and awnings reduce solar gain where it's too hot from too much sun. Work with what you have to reduce power needs, doesn't take a lot to make a big difference at most sites.