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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your property value
Multiple studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks 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 terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 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 business social duty are very important components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
Projector/Solar Panels Help?
I Really Want A Projector But I Hear They Use A Lot Of Energy Because Of The Lamp. I Want A Good One To Watch Movies And Play Games On. But I Don'T Want One That Is Gonna Kill The Lighting Bill.Is There Like A Solar Panel Or Something I Could Use For It. Plz Help.
Do understand, that a solar panel is slow to pay for itself. Let's say your electric bill was $200 a month ($2400 a year). A solar system would cost perhaps $24,000 so you would actually have paid your first 10 years of electricity in advance when installing the panels. After that 10 years, you start to be ahead financially. It can still be a good idea, but it may not be the quick and cheap solution you were looking for.
Within The Next Ten Years We'Ll Have Point Source Production Of Electricity With Millions Of Homes All Across?
The Country Equipped With Small Wind Turbines And Solar Panels. This Will Become Inevitable As The Ridiculously Inept Three Stooges Style Management Of Energy Companies Forces Up Electricity Rates And It Becomes Far Cheaper To Purchase A Small Wind Turbine And Get Up To Half Of Your Power From Renewable Energy Units Installed On Your Property.
In Addition, Fischer-Tropsch Refining Technology Is Advancing Rapidly And We'Ll Also See Point Source Conversion Of Reclaimed Methane To Liquid Hydrocarbons, With Landfills, Sewage Treatment Facilities And Commercial Livestock Operations Becoming Significant Sources Of Highly Refined Sulfur Free Gasoline. This Will Become Inevitable As The Constant Pushing Up Of Gas Prices By Oil Refiners And Relentless Hedging Of Shares By Wall Street Fund Managers Makes Having A Fischer-Tropsch Unit A Necessity Of American Business.
In Addition, Rapid Advances In Hybrid Vehicle Technologies - Including Thermo And Piezo Electric Technologies Which Can Capture Energy From Vehicle Exhaust And Suspension Component Movements Will Create Significant Improvements In Hybrid Vehicle Mileage. Within Ten Years You'Ll Be Able To Purchase A Vehicle The Size Of A Toyota Yaris For Less Than $20,000 That Gets In Excess Of 120 Mpg.
Which Of These Future Technologies Seem Most Attractive To You?
Do You Believe The Practicality Of These Devices Will Shut Out Political Opposition?
Also, What Is Your Current Political Affiliation?
(Also To All Of Those Who Are Going To Make Sarcastic Comments And Say These Things Are Impossible. You'Re Wrong. All Three Of The Projects I'Ve Listed Here Are Under Development By Members Of The Ows-Perfect Capitalist Group And We Fully Intend To Crush Oil And Energy Companies That Sponsor The Republican Party.
Most people will come around when it is practical, cost effective, and "cool". Conservatives hate those little compact cars....many people see them as death traps. But the fact is, they already have better looking, more practical vehicles. The same goes for solar panels. Currently, it's costly and an eyesore to most people. Eventually, we will find a way to make the panels into a "shingle-like" material....a cheap and good looking solar panel is highly marketable.....even to people who hate the thought now.
I really like this idea, and I can't believe more people aren't talking about it.
How Does A Solar Panels Help To Generate Electricity.?
Explain In Detail.
It doesn't help, it DOES generate electricity, all on it's own, although with the help of the sun.
The solar cell works in three steps:
1. Photons in sunlight hit the solar panel and are absorbed by semiconducting materials, such as silicon.
2. Electrons (negatively charged) are knocked loose from their atoms, causing an electric potential difference. Current starts flowing through the material to cancel the potential and this electricity is captured. Due to the special composition of solar cells, the electrons are only allowed to move in a single direction.
3. An array of solar cells converts solar energy into a usable amount of direct current (DC) electricity.
What Are The Social, Economic, And Environmental Benefits Of Solar Panels?
The question is a bit slanted. It is my opinion that there are not many of any kind of benefit with solar panels.
The mining process is difficult and the materials needed are rare. Some of them are dangerous to the miners.
It would be wonderful if we could all get clean power, power that does not depend on contaminating the atmosphere, or making water fit for nothing, but such is not the case with Solar power. There is just too little power produced for the amount of money needed to produce the panel. Sometime when your driiving down the highway, you might find a sign powered by a solar panel. Look at the size of it. My estimate is that they are 60 cm wide by about 90 cm long (just a guess. They are fenced in). That's about 2 feet by 3 feet if you still use that system. The signs are not particularly huge ones. If you need that much power to run that little amount, what will it take to heat a house? A panel in Canada that produces 60 watts comes from a store called Canadian Tire. They cost over 500 dollars if Canadian Tire still has them.
Power for 1 light bulb = $500.00 Do you think it's worth it?
Will the price come down? Not likely. Pure Silicon Oxide is needed and that stiff though common enough on the earth's surface, is quite rare in its pure form.
That's the problem with every alternative method of producing power that we have so far. Either it involves a technology that does not produce much power (like wave power -- you know power from ocean waves moving a platform up and down) or it is really expensive from either an environmental or manufacturing point of view or both. For example atomic power which shreds up the water temperature after you get the plant built. The building of an atomic energy plant is a real headache. There is so much red tape to go through and so much conventional energy needed to build it that it takes years to make back what has been invested in it.
You may think that hydroelectricity is a worth while alternative. Ask an environmentalist if they think so.
I know I've strayed a bit, but I'm trying to point out to you that accepting the propaganda that a new energy is right around the corner if only we buy into it is a little like believing in the tooth fairy. The problem is that the amount of energy needed is so large that only hydrocarbons can produce the energy we need at this time and do it economically. Natural Gas is abundant but not infinitely so and that is our only alternative at this time.
Solar Panels are a pipe dream.
They are meant for a public who like George W Bush (the second Buth) thought ethanol would solve the energy crisis. He soon discovered that it took more energy to produce the ethanol than was returned by burning it. Now let's hope you get an answer from someone who works in the industry, so you get a balanced view. I have seen such a person on Yahoo Answers.
What Companies In The Chicagoland Area Would Lease Your Rooftop Space From You To Install Their Solar Panels?
I Recently Heard This Was A Thing From A Sustainability Committee.
I Have A Large Warehouse Sized Building With An Ideal Roof That I Would Like To Lease To A Power Company That Collects Energy From Solar Panels.
I Am Not Intending To Get Any Of The Power Benefits, Merely The Payment For The Lease.
Thanks For Your Help!
The deals are usually less attractive than that, you typically contract with the company to purchase your power through them at a rate alleged to be lower than market rates but whether or not the rates remain lower depends on the contract terms over pricing and the market itself. Indeed as you are then tied to them as the provider for the useful life of the panels, they would be relatively insulated from competition from your selection of another provider. That's the alleged benefit to you, a presumably more attractive power contract to you plus eventual ownership of the equipment after most of the useful life has been exhausted.
As with anything on the free market, they will try to arrange the pricing such that there really is no overall benefit over your alternatives. Often the deals are worse as they are often structured as if the consumer is not aware of net present value, internal rate of return calculations or market driven risk premiums and only consider the misleading payback period calculations in a riskless situation, consequently, they are often marketed to individual households rather than businesses which may have professional accountants and business advisors. Given the large number of possible clients who would be unaware of how to make a rational business decision, it's very unlikely for you to find or negotiate favorable terms.
Without the lock in on the power contract, they have little motivation to lease your roof space as they would not be insulating themselves from competition. It's like how cell phone companies will give you a free cell phone but only if you sign a contract.
As a business, the concept may have a promotional value to you that could make it worthwhile.
However, a quick google search turned the companies up fairly quickly.