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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing 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 benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses 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 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. 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 notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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 Do I Convert My House To Solar Energy?
What Is A Ball Park Price For Converting An 1800Sq House To Solar Power? What Is Involved? Things 2 Consider? How Long Is The Process?Any Info Would Be Appreciated.
Converting to solar is more about how much power you use on a daily basis, where you live and how much space you have to install the PV panels.
First - make a note of your power consumption for the last year or so. Then look at anything you can cut consumption on - new appliances, home improvements, alternative heating/cooling.
Second - Survey your location for solar potential. Remember the sun's ability to power PV panels will change significantly if you the more north you are.
Last - Plan for what you use. If you normally consume 4kW/day you will need to capture (and store in batteries) 4kW of solar on average. You can mount 5-6kW and if you have reverse metering have you meter spin backwards during the day and use the grid power at night.
If you can reduce your need from 4kW to 2kW you can save on the amount of panels you buy. For maximum solar potential you will need to mount the PV panels on a tracker - a motorized stand that will tilt and turn the panels to follow the sun. Thus you may need lots of space.
There are lots of factors that go into the price but a ball park number to start with is about $6/w installed so 5kW is about $30,000 give or take on your area and the complexity of the installation.
If you pay $500/month on average for electricity then you can see the light at the end of that tunnel. If you only pay $100-200 then well, it is a lot harder to justify until price/watt drops.
Hope that wasn't all bad news...
Reasons Why Solar Power Is Good?
A Form on renewable energy without any Liquid or direct unaddressable energy source like Gas. Thus we produce energy with little resources used as well as no Carbon gas's are emitted into the environment.
Why Are We Still Clinging To Fossil Fuels As Our Main Source Of Energy?
With Obviously Better Options Available, I Can'T Help But Think The Reasons Are Strictly Political And Business Related. However, I'M Not Very Well Informed. What Do You Think?
I am going to have to call all the previous answers wrong, because they miss the point. We continue to use (not "cling to") fossil fuels for three main reasons:
1. Sunk costs in infrastructure.
2. The externalization of costs of fossil fuels.
3. The financial system and the time-value of money.
#1 is pretty easy to see. If you already have large investments in natural-gas pipelines for heating and coal-fired powerplants for electricity, you will lose them if you switch to energy supplies which aren't compatible. Having to make investments in new equipment while the existing stuff is still usable is a financial reason not to switch. (Expanded supply and retirement of old equipment are opportunities to switch, and many companies take them.)
#2 isn't all that controversial either. If dumping fly ash and SO2 into the air is free (the costs to people downwind aren't paid by the dumper), they create no incentive to switch to energy supplies which don't make any.
#3 is something that isn't widely understood, and everyone above missed it. If you build a gas turbine powerplant running on natural gas, you have a very cheap plant and you don't have to borrow a lot of money to build it. The fuel is expensive, but you pay for the fuel when you use it, not when you build the plant. Your costs for interest are very low, and you don't have to run your plant all the time to pay them. Coal-fired plants are more expensive per kW, but the cost of coal is also distributed along the plant's entire operating life. The cost of a ton of coal 30 years from now has almost zero impact on the immediate price of getting the first kilowatt-hour out of the plant, and the cost in the out years depends on supplies which affect everyone in the business.
Wind, solar and nuclear are almost exactly the opposite. Most of their cost is up front, incurred during construction. The cost of interest on that construction money doesn't vary with the amount of power produced. You have a certain amount of maintenance over the life of the plant but your major costs are set by the time you break ground and don't change much (barring accidents and the like).
Our financial system discounts costs (and revenues) the further they are in the future. This is called the "discount rate". A system which defers costs so they can be paid with revenues is easier to finance than one which has most of the costs up front; if the revenues are uncertain, it may be impossible to finance e.g. a nuclear plant even if fossil fuel supplies are not assured (this is the situation in Britain, which is running out of natural gas but cannot arrange the financing to replace its aging nuclear plants). You can see why this, combined with externalized costs, makes "clinging" to fossil fuels so attractive.
Why Is Transportation Bad For The Envioronment?
The burning of fossil fuels releases CO2 that had been stored eons ago into the atmosphere hence creates a net increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. CO2 is the predominant green house gas and is a major contributor to climate change.
Now if the fuel is from a biological source then the CO2 was only recently captured from the atmosphere hence it's release is considered carbon neutral even though the bio-fuel is essentially the same as the fossil fuel although often cleaner. This is why bio-fuels like bio-diesel is considered good or at least neutral to the environment.
Bio-fuels like ethanol takes energy for the fermentation process, indeed making one gallon of ethanol from corn requires the equivalent energy of 0.8 gallons of gasoline so corn ethanol is really just another political scam.
What's interesting on the carbon neutral front is that Sandia labs has built a solar furnace (CR5 reactor) that takes in CO2 and H2O, and can make methanol, and many Alkanes such as Octane and Decane which essentially is ideal gasoline and diesel (actually decane, having a chain length of 10 would be kerosene, but modern diesel is also an Alkane with a chain length of 12 or 13 but I'm not sure as to the spelling of those names, perhaps dodecacane?). Of course Sandia labs is proposing that this be done with nuclear power instead of solar power but their test unit is solar powered.
Why Is Obama Taking Away Our Natural Energy When It Provides 97% Of Our Electricity?
America Uses 2% Wood For Energy- Amish Etc.
America Uses Less Than 1% Of Wind Turbines And Solar For Energy.
Yet Liberals Think We Can Survive Without Coal And Oil?
Are They From Another Planet?
Taxing Us More On Oil And Coal, Isn'T Going To Change These Facts. They Are Only Using Global Warming As An Excuse To Get More Money From Us All Around. Its A Scam!
Think About It, Taking More Money From The American People Isn'T Going To Magically Make A Better Energy Resourse For Us To Use.
I Think This Is A Attack On The American People By The Ones Who Hate Us And Want To Destroy Us And Not About Energy At All.
President Obama is not taking away our natural sources of energy. He, as a matter of fact, has stated that we need to change our energy policy because our country's supply of petroleum and even coal will someday run out. It has already run out in southern California; I don't know about Texas. Alaskan oil is there now, but will run out some day. If we just decide to use wood, our forests will be depleted in short order. Presently, we have a lot of coal, but my car doesn't run on coal, and we will someday run very short of that too. What is your solution?
Wind power, solar energy and nuclear power are all parts of a viable energy solution, and the president stated that we need to expand uses of all of them. That, if you were listening, is also what George W. Bush said, because this happens to be the truth.