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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners decide to finance 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 takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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 Can I Power Led Light Strings With A Solar Panel?
I'm Interested In Purchasing Some Led Icicle-Style Light Strings To Go Around The House And Was Thinking It Would Be Nice If They Were Solar Powered To Cut Back Even More On Energy Consumption. I've Seen Icicle-Style Led Strings With A Regular A/C Plug And Single-Strand Led Lights Attached To A Small Solar Panel On A Garden Stake But No Solar Powered Icicle-Style Led Strings. Is There An Easy Way To Get Both The Solar Power Feature And The Style Leds I Want? The Icicle-Style Led Strings Draw About 5W Each And I'm Not Sure How Many I'll Need, Probably 4-6 Strings. Thanks!
Those LED lights use so little power, I'm afraid there is not much to be saved by powering them off solar. If solar was all you had, then it might be worth tinkering, but I'd say just plug them in to the wall, and if you're not using them, turn them off.
1000 Watt Solar Solution For Advertising?
I Have A N Advertising Panel That Consumes 1000 Watts Needed To Be Working For 9 Hours At Night. How Many Solar Panels And Batteries Will I Need For This Solution. This Is In Dubai So Sunlight Is Not An Issue.
What about during the daytime, does it have to operate then as well. 9 hours of night time use would be 9,000 watt hours of energy which at 12 Vdc would be 750 amp hours. Anybody just using watts for how much to store is displaying a very basic level of ignorance. However there are two issues with lead acid batteries, efficiency and deep discharges. The efficiency of a lead acid battery is 95% at discharging but only 50% at charging, therefore you would use up 790 AH ( 9,473 WH ) of your batteries each night but would need to produce 18,948 watt hours per day from the solar panels, to get the wattage you need, you would divide this by the number of useful hours of sunlight in your area which would be far less than the hours of sunlight unless you had a tracking mount ( in southern US states, it's 6 hours of useful sunlight per day ). The other problem is that lead acid batteries do not like deep discharges, indeed their marketed useful life is based on no more than 20% discharges hence to get the lifespan you expect, the batteries should have five times the diurnal usage which would mean 3,950 AH of batteries.
A grid tied system would easily be a third of the cost as the panels would not need to be doubled and you would avoid the costs of the batteries but if you must use batteries, nickel iron batteries might be a good idea as they can be discharged completely without damaging the battery.
Don't forget that you would also need to add the power needed by the panel to the solar panels if the panel is to also be used during the day.
I Have 265W Solar Panel, How Meny 12V Batteries Do I Need For Storage?
You are approaching the problem backwards. Even utilities don't build power plants and then decice how many houses they can connect.
Start first with the demand. Determine how much of the demand cannot be satisfied directly by solar panels and then balance the cost of a back up system with the cost of energy storage.
You might need 1kwhr of energy per day. This would seem to equal about 4 of your panels but because of the way your panels are rated it could be as much as 6 or 8 panels. You might purchase a back up generator for 500 watts and need to provide 500 watts from batteries. A watt is equal to volts x amps. 500 watts / 12 volts tells us that your batteries will have to provide about 42 amps. Batteries are rated in amp-hours. A 42 amp-hour battery could provide this rating for one hour. Inverters and chargers will use up some of the power.
Solar Panels With Snow?
Hi There. I Live In Colorado, And We Obviously Get A Ton Of Snow There. I Im Looking Into A Solar Power System For My Home, And I Am Wondering If The Snow Will Accumulate On The Panels, Or If, Because Of The Energy Passing Through, It Will Melt On Contact? By The Way We Get About 20' Of Snow Each Year, And It Comes On Often. I Will Also Be Putting Them On My Roof.
Thanks For Your Help.
Good news and not so good news. You need to be able to access the panels to clean the snow off. There is not any heat generated other than the heat of the sun hitting the black colour - which would amount to some melting ability during a sunny day - but it isn't sunny when it snows! Apparently, solar panels work better in the cold and where snow can reflect light so to increase the amount of light - photons - hitting the panel. You can read more here: http://www.solar-systems.ca/solarpanels....
Will A Solar Panel Generate More Electricity Facing The Sun Than Not, Or Does It Not Matter?
Like... If A Solar Panel Is Facing The Sun Would It Generate More Than If It Wasn'T Quite Facing The Sun? Or Does It Not Matter Whether A Solar Panel Is Facing Toward Or Away? I Mean, The Sun Produces Light, Yes, But Light Is Everywhere...
Abolutely the panel will generate the most energy when pointed directly toward the sun. There is a slight drop off with only a few degrees of error. If you are not loading the panel near capacity, it may not make much difference to you. But if you want to get every drop out of the panel, it is worth keeping them clean and constantly adjusted.
The incident light on the panel will be reduced by the cosine of the angle of the light source to the panel.
I lived for several years on a boat that used solar panels as the primary electrical power source. When that is your primary energy source, you learn to get the most from it.