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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 energy bills and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly 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 residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
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 capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
How Much Would It Cost Tocover My Roof W/Hurricane Resistant Photovoltaic Cells To Power My Fridge & Lighting?
Assume My Roof Is 1000 Squarefeet! I Live In Houston! I Want To Say Good-Bye To The Electric Grid Provided By The Ripoff Utilities Who Only Milk Me For Profits For The Upper Management Team And Big & Rich Shareholders! I Want Engineers To Jump In And Help Me--- Maybe Even Start A Business!
Pls, Only Helpful Answers!
It is not as simple as you would like for it to be, you are going to have to either contact, solar installers in your area, or choose a system by mail and install it your self.
The link below will give you what is available, however I would suggest that you get a free estimate from a local dealer, one that know what is necessary to work in your area.
What Do You Guys Think About This Cheap Solar Panel Company?
I Came Across This Site That Had Links To Incredible Deals On Solar Panels For California And Colorado Residents (Up To $60,000 Discounts With The New Rebate Acts)... Just Wondering What You Guys Think About This? I Want To Install This On My Residential And Vacation Home So I Can Make Some Money...
Hey Geek, NW Sales does not make solar panels, they are a marketing clearing house, much like Expedia, Travelocity and others are not an airline, they market travel suppliers like airlines, rental car and hotels using their website. They have partnered with Real Goods, a company that has been around for years to sell other peoples green products. You can go to real goods own website and see all the products and prices. To say a user can save up to $60,000 is like a phone company saying you can save 55% on rates. On what rates? What is the real cost? All you can do is ask them for a "Quote," and then wait for them to write up a full system cost for you, then take it and compare it to someone elses. If you really want to compare products and suppliers, check out Home Power Magazine, we did 12 years ago, now our home is powered by the wind and sun. The people and places we eneded up doing business with did ot promise us 50% off, or savings of up to any amount of money. In the end, our entire system cost a lot less than $60,000 anyway. I'll include the link and others below. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Important Question About Solar Power!?
I Have A Assignment Due, And Theres This Question Im Insanely Stuck On, So Its..
Who Is In A Good Position To Use Solar Electricty?
Please Help :)
Any country which enjoys good Sunshine can exploit Solar Energy .
Any Company that needs low Electrical energy to operate can use Solar Power for atleast Street lighting, Room Heating, Water Heating , Low Wattage Equipments etc.
The Cost involved too is not much.
Please contact the Renewable Energy Department in your State and they will give you a good answer and solution. Using Solar Power for Community Purpose can reduce Pollution and Green House Emissions.
What Evidence Is There That Solar Power/Energy Is Actually 'Working'???
Doing An Assignment And Need Some Help...Evidence Of Solar Power Working In Other Countries...
It is! The person who answered this question before me has provided some useful links.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provided 1,00,000 solar cookers to people living in the Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) and the initiative really worked!!
My friend has solar geysers installed at her place.
Another person I know has designed his house in such a way (a dome structure) that for the most part of the day he doesn't need to switch on the lights.
Sure, the solar cooker is affected by change in seasons, but for the major part, it is very helpful.
Good luck with your project!
Explain How Solar Energy Works?
Please Explain, How It Convert The Heat Energy In Electrical Energy, Unless I Got That Bit Wrong.
Start From The Top And Just Go, But Please, Even Though I Must Sound Stupid, But Can You Say It Simply.. :)
Follow the path of solar energy from the Sun to your world:
The Sun produces radiant energy by consuming hydrogen in nuclear fusion reactions. Solar energy is transmitted to the earth in portions of energy called photons, which interact with the earth's atmosphere and surface. It takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for the sun's energy to reach the earth.
The Earth receives and collects solar energy in the atmosphere, oceans, and plant life. Interactions between the sun's energy, the oceans, and the atmosphere, for example, create winds, which can produce electricity when directed through aerodynamically designed wind machines.
Solar photovoltaic cells convert solar radiation into electricity (photovoltaic literally means "light energy"; "photo" = light, "voltaic" = energy). Individual cells are packaged into modules, like the one shown at the right; groups of modules are called arrays. Photovoltaic arrays act like a battery when the sun is shining, producing a stream of direct current (DC) electricity and sending it into the building or sharing it with the grid.
A weather station, located on or near the array, tracks current weather conditions at the site. The weather station usually contains an anemometer to measure wind speed, a pyranometer to measure the amount of solar energy reaching the array, and a thermometer to measure the temperature. The electronic signals from the weather station are transmitted to the data acquisition system where they are interpreted and stored for collection on a periodic basis.
The DC disconnect switch allows professional electricians to disconnect the photovoltaic array from the rest of the system. With the switch in the "off" position, workers can safely perform maintenance on other system components.
The inverter converts direct current (DC) electricity generated by the array into alternating current (AC) electricity for use in the building. Most electrical loads (energy-consuming devices like lights, motors, computers, and air conditioners) in schools, homes and businesses use AC electricity.
The transformer ensures that the voltage of the electricity coming from the inverter is compatible with the voltage of the electricity in the building.
The AC disconnect switch allows professional electricians to disconnect the building's electrical system from the solar photovoltaic system. With the AC disconnect switch in the "off" position, workers can safely perform maintenance on the solar photovoltaic system's components.
The electric meter keeps track of the amount of electrical energy produced by the solar photovoltaic system and sends electronic signals to the data acquisition system where they are recorded. Electrical energy is measured in kilowatt-hours. How much energy is contained in a kilowatt-hour? We're glad you asked. Use our calculator to find out.
The data acquisition system (SolTrex logger) receives signals from the weather station and the electric meter. It runs a computer program to calculate and record the weather conditions and electrical output of the system, and it allows system owners and others to log in and download information from home, work, or elsewhere.
The electrical distribution panel receives electricity generated by the solar photovoltaic system, combines it with other electricity supplied by the electric utility company, and routes the energy throughout the building to power lights, appliances, computers, and other energy-consuming devices.
Everyone enjoys the benefits of solar electric energy without even thinking about it. The building or home owners also benefit by having a portion of their electrical needs met by solar power, resulting in lower monthly electric bills.