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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy rates have increased by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, 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 development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are important elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, 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
Is My Solar Power Inverter A Good Enough Surge Protector?
I Have A Solar Powered Setup Going On And It Has A 2,000 Watt Samlex Power Inverter (Consumer, Not Professional) With The Gfci Outlet And Such. It Is Properly Grounded And Everything (-12V Ground Into A Rod Driven Outside)
Will I Still Need To Get A Surge Protector? There'S No Coax, Ethernet, Or Telephone To Ground. It'S A Simple Electric Solar System With A Few Things To Plug In. I Just Want To Ensure Everything Is Grounded And Safe Before The Spring Storms Kick Up March-May.
Also, Will It Work If Everything Is Plugged In But The Inverter Is Turned Off?
Any Help And Advice Is Appreciated! Thanks!
Danny, we had lots of problems with our solar installation and lightning hits the first year it was up. In the end what we did was similar to you. First the array frame needs to be grounded to its own rod, which I believe yours is. Next, it isn't enought to just ground DC negative, you should connect DC negative and inverter nuetral to a common point, ours is onto a large grounding block inside the DC disconnect box. Then run a #4 bare wire from the block to two or three ground rods at least 8 feet seperated from each other. This will prevent stray power surges from finding their way across your inverter to your DC negative. We also installed surge arrestors on both sides of our inverter, but I don't know if it helped, we just have not had a problem in 14 years now, and I've had plenty of storms. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Does Anyone Know If Using Home Solar Power Is Worth It?
I'Ve Been Trying To Research New Energy Sources For My House Including Solar, Wind, And Human Powered Pedal Options. Solar Seems Like The Most Commercialized Now But If It Works, Why Doesn'T Everyone Use It. A Lot Of Companies Like Bp, Mitsubishi, And Ge Have Websites Advertizing Solar But They Don'T Explain Enough About Cost And Instalation. If Anyone Out There Already Uses This Tech I'D Appreciate Some Intel.
The reason people do not use it is because it is expensive. Most solar panels cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. What most people do not know is that there are tax credits that can be earned from using renewable energy sources. These credits can help pay for some of the cost of the solar panels. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_tax_credits
Another option is to build your own solar panels or wind turbine. It really only takes some initiative. Most people dismiss this option because it seems like only the scientists and engineers can build these seemingly magical sources of energy. A little research reveals that all wind turbines are just spinning magnets with wire around them. The concept is elementary. As for solar panels, purchasing the silicon mixture (the blue metal) and attaching it to the other components is still cheaper than buying one already done, but like I said, it takes some initiative. http://tiny.cc/solarandwind
Another solar power option, is a solar water heater. It is a great way that is not complicated at all. It is simple: the heater uses the sun's power to heat the water, with no gas or coal. Like the solar panels and wind turbine, a solar water heater can also be built for a lower cost. http://dwarfurl.com/c1222
I already use this technology. I decided to build my own solar panel and was successful. Now it works well, and it helps take some of the electricity cost away. I could not build the wind turbine though. My neighbors were not to happy with a large object obstructing their view. But if it works for you, go for it. As for the solar water heater, that was also successful. It does not heat water during low light hours, but saves me some bucks during a sunny day. I suggest you go for it, but start at looking at Energy Star's website on federal tax credits, or talk to your town/city about it.
Is It Illegal To Wire A Consumer Unit?
I Have An Old Shed I Have Tured Into A Workshop I Have 2X 80Watt Solar Panels On The Roof And 4X 220Ah Deep Cycle Batterys About 880Ah All Together I Have It Connected To A 6000Watt 12V Power Inverter Which Pumps Out 240V Could I Wire This Up To A Consumer Unit And Run Lights,Sockets.Could I Wire From The Inverter To The Consumer Unit Would I Need To Be A Qualified Electrician.I Am 3Weeks Into Training To Be Electrician Just Not Qualified Yet.Is This Safe To Do
If you are talking about using it to power your shed and not connecting to the power grid I see no problem with the idea. As a mater-of-fact I think it's a rather cool idea.
How Effective Are Solar Panels In Alaska And Other Places In The Us With Limited Sunlight?
I live in Alaska's Interior and have 7 each 130 watt solar panels on my home so far. Each year I add a few more panels and beef up the system.
From the 2nd week of November to the 2nd week of January I can expect no output. Not even a damn trickle charge of 1 watt. The sun is so weak - our street light sensors cannot tell the sun is up and they stay on all day.
On the othe hand - May, June and July I get 100% of the 130 watt rating of the panels - nearly a full KW per hour - for 16+ hours per day. You simply could not ask for a better place to use these panels in the world than Alaska in the summer!! Considering we are paying almost $.75 a KW that's pretty sweet. If I bothered to move the panels in the am and pm I could grab another couple of kw's at the extremes of the sun's path.
The months between Jan and April, and the fall from August to October I can expect to see my panels hit max rating at mid day, but they will be about 60% for the rest of the day.
If you are willing to go out every three or four hours and re-positon your panels in the daytime it can increase the array effeciency in Alaska. Most automatic devices are out of my price range.
I have a 24Kw battery bank. In the summer it stores the mornng's energy so we can use it for cooking, running the tv, computers, and other low wattage appliances. In the winter - this banks servers more as a UPS - in case the regular electricity goes on the fritz. At -50F it doesn't take long for the pipes to freeze if commercial power goes out. It will keep my oil heater, kitchen, and 60" big screen tv and blue ray going for a week before I need to fire up a generator and recharge the bank for 12 hours.
I did allot of solar work all over Alaska's coast line - both navigation beacons and satellite weather sensors - before retiring from the military. You can email me any questions!
Hope this helps!
How To Power A 400 Watt Heater With Solar Panels And Batteries?
Want To Run 400 Watt Heater 8 Hrs A Day How Many Solar Panels Do I Need And Batteries
well, you need to produce 3200 watt-hours per day with your solar panels
how many you need depends on the type of panel and size and how much sun you get (the energy of the rays depends on your latitude and the time of year)
the amount of batteries you need again depends on your requirements and your insolation
if you only need to heat when the sun is shining then you don't need any batteries at all
if you want to heat for 8 hours after the sun has quit shining then you obviously need batteries to hold 3200 watt-hrs of electricity
to actually size a 3200+ watt-hr solar system you need a lot more information