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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component 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 country from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market 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 nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
It Is Worth Using Solar Panels In England?
Judging On What The Weather Has Been Like The Past Year?
around london, no. considering the amount of rain and cloudy days it gets, it would not be worth it. england is typically a cloudier place, so it would not gain you too much. however, it's always worth a try to say the environment. (: if you don't live around london, i'd say give it a try. however take a look on a weather website and have a look at your city's past precipitation percentage. if it's high then i'd say no, if not i would give it a try.
Is It Ok To Leave A Solar Panel Exposed To The Sun Without A Load?
I Am Installing A Small 40 Watt Panel To Keep A Battery Charged. Have Not Yet Received Charge Controller So Don'T Have It Hooked Up. Will It Hurt The Panel To Be Exposed To Sun Open Circuit For A Few Days?
It won't hurt the panel, it will just have a photovoltaic reaction and produce a protential at the open terminals of the panel (for safety reasons, do not touch them)
Is Solar-Paneling My Roof Realistic?
I Figure I Could Save A Lot Of Money On Electric Bills If I Was Self-Reliant. Sure, I'D Need Something To Cover Them Up When The Weather Gets Bad, But Could You Give A Ballpark Estimate For The Average-Sized House?
Solar electric panels are durable, designed to withstand the elements for decades. There is no need to cover them up in bad weather. They are generally rated for 1" hail, and will withstand a heavy snow load, if your roof is not tilted enough for the snow to slide off.
There is no "average-sized house," unfortunately. A solar electric system could be $4000 to satisfy the electric needs of a very modest user, or 10, 20, even 50 times that for a house of the same size, that consumes a lot. The most common size of system to install is 3-4 kW, and that costs $10-20k net, depending on rebates in the particular area.
A typical system warranty is 20 years, with the panels warranted for 25. Whether you recover the cost of your panels depends largely on the cost of your electricity, and where you live (how much sun). You would generally not get your money back for at least 5 years. It might be never, if you don't get enough sun. The only way to know for sure is to go to a local solar installer. It costs you nothing to get the quote, and you could always say no thanks.
How To Tell If Solar Panel Can Work With Inverter?
What I Would Like To Do Is Use My 12V, 5W Solar Panel To Power Some Small Ac Devices. Those Devices Would Need Between 15W On The Low End To 50W On The High End. Typically, I Will Get Anywhere Between 130-300Ma Out Of My Panel.
My Question To You Is This. I'Ve Checked Out A Number Of Inverters, Mostly 75-120W. But I'M Not Sure How To Tell If My Panel Would Provide Enough Current To The Inverter So I Could Get The Needed Wattage To Power My Devices. Voltage-Wise, My Panel Outputs Anywhere Between 13-21V, So I'M Not Concerned About This.
Looking At The Specs Of Some Inverters I'Ve Seen Online And In The Stores (75-120W) Have Different No Load Currents. Some Are As Low As ≪150Ma. Others Say ≪350Ma Or ≪450Ma. I Don'T Know If The No Load Current Rating Is The Minimum Current The Panel Needs To Provide In Order To Power The Inverter. Or If That'S What'S Needed To Get The 75-120W Out Of The Inverter.
So I'M Having Trouble In Knowing Whether My 5W Panel Will Work With An Inverter. And How To Tell Which Specific Inverter To Get.
For Example, I Have A 5W Inverter That Somebody Had Given Me. I Connected My Panel To It And The Led Lit Up. But When I Plugged In A Small Device, Just A Small Radio, It Wouldn'T Power Up. Since My Panel Is Working Perfectly, As Is The Radio On Batteries And Ac, My Guess Is That The Inverter Itself Requires More Current Than My Panel Is Providing.
So If Anybody Out There Can Help Me Determine How To Tell If An Inverter Will Provide Enough Wattage, That Would Be Great! Once Again, My Thinking Is That I Should Focus On The No Load Current Of The Inverter. And That This Rating Would Tell Me How Much Current Is Necessary To Provide Enough Output From The Inverter. But Perhaps I'M Wrong On This. And Yes, I Do Have A Charge Controller.
Hey Mso, Gintable has some good data, but I'm afraid this setup is simply not going to work without a battery. You actually have two problems there. First, you have to think of a solar panel like a boat, you have a choice of anchoring, or tieing up to the dock, but if you do neither, the boat will drift. The solar panels output voltage is not self regulating, and any power inverter needs voltage input in a small envelope all the time. This is why there are two types of inverters, battery based or utlity intertie. In the second case, the grid acts as the dock, or in the first, the battery is the anchor. When the sun shines on the solar panel, it will force whatever is available out into whatever it is connected to until it reaches its open circuit voltage, then it won't do anything. Unless the inverter and its load is exactly balanced to the panels output, your circuit will have wild voltage swings, and the inverter will simply shut down to protect itself. The little LED that lit up when you hooked it to your panel was likely an overvolt or undervolt indication, so it wasn't putting out AC power anyway.
If you had a small battery to let that panel feed into, then you could connect any size inverter to the battery you wanted as long as the battery could carry its load that was running. Then when the inverter was shut down or not carrying a load, the panel could recharge the battery. The charge controller will not help out either, it is not a voltage regulater, it is a CHARGE controller, it needs a battery to anchor the circuit voltage also, so it can Control the Charge. Utility intertie systems don't use charge controllers because the grid voltage is already regulated by the power company.
The second problem is that panel is designed to keep a car battery at float voltage all the time, with nothing turned on. At 300ma, it can barely run an LED flashlight on its own, so trying to get enough watts out of it for even a radio won't happen. You're basically trying to heat the kitchen with a candle. You might be able to heat one can of soup up with that candle, but it would take all morning. The same is true of your radio. If you ran the radio on the battery for an hour, then in a few days with good sun, that 5w panel might put that small amount of usage back into the battery. All the data you're looking at as far as an inverter using 50ma or 300 ma is its idle load, how much amperage is required to keep the inverter on with nothing running on it. Again, even if you balanced the panel output with the inverter idle load and managed to get it to idle on a sunny day, as soon as you plug in a night light, the balance would be lost, the voltage would sag and the inverter would shut down.
Don't let this information turn you off to your idea though, If you have a small 12 volt battery hanging around, either one from a car or lawn tractor, or a smaller hobby type rechargeable, like you might find in an RC car or a DeWalt rechargeable drill, it will charge on the panel just fine, and it will run a small inverter or radio or light, even when the sun goes behind a cloud momentarily. Try it and see. We did the same thing here 12 years ago, and for a year or two, we ran our 12 volt under cabinet lights on a couple golf cart batteries and one 50 watt panel. Today our entire home is solar powered from our 1.4 kw array. It's been fun and rewarding. Good luck and take care, Rudydoo
Why Dont We Have A Gigantic Solar Panel System In The Warm States,Stretching Miles Across To Supply The Usa?
A Fiber Optic Network Could Distribute Solar Energy From Warm States To The Rest Of The Country. Using A Federally Created Program,The Energy Would Be Used Through A Trust Program To Benefit All Of Our Citizens Equally. It Would Create Thousands Of Jobs And Help Us With Our Dependence On Foriegn Oil Supplies. This Is No Different Than Work Programs Created By The Feds During The 1930'S Depression Era.
As a matter of fact these types of facilities are being built today. People are already hard at work on it. Yes solar is more expensive that conventional electricity sources, but only at first. A solar power plant has no fuel costs and so although it costs a lot more to build at first over its life time it can actually cost a lot less.
That doesn't even count the costs of byproducts from conventional power plants. Most people are not aware that particulate pollution kills between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the United States every year. The majority source of particulate pollution is electrical power production, but our electrical bill does not include the costs of those deaths. If the electric utilities had to pay their fair share of those medical costs electricity produced by fossil fuels would look a lot less attractive.
Some people think solar panels take more energy to build than they every collect from the sun but that is not true. A solar panel generates the energy it takes to make it in between 1 and 2 years and after that the power it generates is basically free. Solar panels are expected to last between 30 and 50 years, so that is a lot of free power.
By the way, I installed solar panels on my house. They cost me about 6000 dollars (after rebates and tax deductions) and saves me about 1000 dollars every year from my electrical bill. I have a 5 bedroom house and a family of three and our electrical bill averages just $35/month. That is in California with some of the highest electrical rates in the country. So I can say that solar works.
There are dozens of companies working very hard to make solar power more affordable and they are being successful. The solar industry is about 7X larger in 2006 than it was in 2000. It is one of the fastest growing industries and has sustained growth of 40% per year for the last five years. Solar power will become the largest industry on Earth, but it will take some time. It is a very encouraging development.