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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
I Have 50Watt Solar Panel And 80Amp Battery, How Much Time Would It Take To Charge?
I Have 50Watt Solar Panel And 80Amp Battery, How Much Time Would It Take To Charge? And How Much Would The Battery Hold?
The 50w you quote your panel's output, is the maximum possible. The chances are that unless it's a very bright day and you track the sun's rise and fall accurately, you won't get 50w, at least for most of the time.
I'd be cautious and halve the output, as that will (unless you are lucky), be more realistic.It will be a slow, but steady trickle charge, not like a AA/AAA fast charger that takes 1 hour.
It would also depend on the condition of the battery and whether the cells are topped up with distilled water.The charge controller efficiency would also affect it.Too many variables.
If you use a completely new battery, (this goes for any kind of rechargable battery) it takes a few charge/discharge cycles to get the chemical reaction working properly.
Too many things that might affect it.The main ways these things work are by trial and error.
Reality Vs Fantasy: Can I Buy A Sailboat And Go Live Out In The Middle Of The Ocean?
So, I'Ve Got Some Money Saved Up And I'M Thinking About Packing Up My Girlfriend And 2 Dogs, Moving To Florida And Buying A Boat And Just Kinda Be A Beach Bum For A While. Actually, The Idea Is To Put A Mini Recording-Studio On A Boat And Record An Album.
#1. The First Question Pertains To The Pricing Of A Used Boat: I'M Not Looking For Something Fast Or Fancy, I'M Looking For A Boat With A Lot Of Space Because Recording Music On My Laptop With A Guitar And Keyboard Is A Big Part Of My Life And I Need To Ensure My Boat Has A Room Separate From My Bedroom To Do This. How Much Can I Realistically Expect To Spend On A Used Boat With This Much Space? I Have A Boat Budget Of Around $20K, But If I Need To Save Up Another Year For A $30K Boat, I'Ll Do So.
#2. Is There Any Law That Says You Can'T Cruise Out In The Middle Of The Ocean, Drop Anchor And Stay There As Long As You Like?
#3. I Realize You Can'T Just Live Out In The Ocean All The Time. You Have To Dock, Refill Your Gas/Water And Empty Your Sewage & Trash. How Does That Work? Are There Boat Yards Or Something Where You Pay A Monthly Or Annual Rent And Get Use Their Sewage & Water Services? Can You Live At These Places Too?
#4. Lastly, My Equipment Probably Uses A Lot Of Electricity And I'M Wondering How Exactly Is Electricity Stored On The Boat And Is It Enough?
Can you buy a boat and go live on it "anchored out" in the middle of the ocean? No - that is a fantasy.
1. $30,000 will certainly buy you a great live a-board size vessel with money to spare - but it will not come near buying you enough "space or electric" for a music studio - unless you forget the ocean, forget the "yacht", look for a good used houseboat to keep it at a permanent dock w/electric - that's reality! In addition, you have an entire multitude of issues here. . . living on the water is not a friendly place for electronics. In addition, you will have "sound" issues both inside and outside your vessel (or houseboat). Sound & sound waves across the water will result in a million complaints from your boating neighbors, and it will do so at distances you can't even begin to imagine. Your "studio" will have to be sound proof and humidified.
2. You can not anchor out in the middle of the ocean. . . Simply put, it is miles deep. Besides, with all the wind, waves and swells - you, your girlfriend, and your dogs would be absolutely miserable.
3. You can rent a permanent slip and live on your boat at most any Florida area marina - this way, you have water, sewage dump, and (in your case) more importantly, electricity to take care of your electric needs. But you will have to limit your music volume to within the sound proof walls of your vessel - or your friendly neighborhood boaters will have you kicked out of the marina.
4. For what you describe - your electric solution will be your single biggest expense & problem. You will need to reconsider your "recording studio" if you plan on living on a boat. Electric is stored on your boat via batteries. Batteries are kept charged with a generator and/or solar panels.
PS. To give you an idea: I live on my boat and (for the most part) off the electric grid. I have $2,000 in batteries, $4,000 in solar panels - and that simply keeps by anchor & navigation lights burning when needed, my navigation electronics & VHF radio running, and my cabin lights, laptop, TV & ac going. . . along with my coffee pot, George Foreman grill, toaster oven, & crock-pot working - all of which is used "very sparingly" and only when needed - otherwise, I would be, as the saying goes: "up the creek without a paddle". .
What Amount Of Power From Solar Panels Is Needed To Drive A Weight Up A Height Of 5 Meters. ?
Please Explain Whether This Depends Of The Surface Area Of The Solar/Solar Panels, The Type, Or The Sunlight'S Intensity.
missing a lot of data.
If you have the weight of the weight, then you could calculate energy or work. If you have the time you want it to take to move the 5 meters, then you can get the power.
Of course the power out of a solar array depends on the area, and the type, and the sunlight, and the angle the array makes with the sun.
Without more data, the power can vary from millionths of a watt up to the power to light a city.
If you want the math, power = mgh/t where m is mass, g is force of gravity, h is height, t is time. So to lift a 10kg weight 5 meters in 1 second takes work of 10*9.8*5 = 490 Joules, and dividing by 1 second gives you 490 watts.
How Is Solar Heating [Resource] Transformed Into A Form Of Energy That We Can Use?
Hey Mesut, there are two ways we currently use solar energy. First is in heating something. In most cases, it is a panel with copper or steel pipes inside that water or some other medium is circulated through. When the sun shines on the panel, heat is trapped inside below the glass, and the liquid is warmed up for other uses. The other common use is with a photovoltiac, or solar electric panel. In this case, the panel is made of two laters of silicone. One layer is doped with boron and the other with phosphorous. When the sun shines, particles from the sun called photons strike the layers of silicone, and a reaction occurs forcing electrons from one layer onto the other, this is referred to as the photovoltiac effect.
We live in a home in the upper midwest that uses both of these technologies. In the yard there is a box about the size of a doghouse with a 30 gallon metal black tank inside and a glass top and side. Water is fed through this tank first before going to the regular water heater. On warm summer days, the water in the tank gets above 120 degrees in the afternoon, and when we use hot water, the water heater does not have to come on at all. We also have an array of solar electric panels on the garage that charge batteries, which power a large inverter, which then runs all the lighting and electronics and appliances in the home. It all works pretty nicely. If you want to learn more, I have some places you could check out online, I will list them below. Take care, Rudydoo
Are Solar Panels On You Re House Effective?
Forget the last two that answered, solar panels can now be built by yourself for under 200 dollars each. In a short time they will pay for themselves, safer for our environment and will save you money. The utility company will credit your excess electric that you didn't use that the panels generated. So go green and save money!