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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
To All Space Enthusiasts?
What Do You Think The Culture Would Be Like In A Space Colony Later Down The Line? What Do You Imagine Their Fashion Fads Would Be Like, Their Mentality?....What Kind If Things Do You Think They'D Do For Recreation?..What Would The Architecture Be Like....Tell Me Anything Your Imagination Shows You!
That will depend on what kind of colony you're talking about.
If you want to imagine what's like to live in space, a good way to imagine it is to look into submarines. You have to live in a confined space outside of which you'd die in a short while, and you're concentrated most of the time on your job because you're there to work and not for a cruise.
When you communicate with the outside, often you do so not in real time (here on Earth, you can communicate in real time only because the radio signals take a very short time to travel). Until we can find some way to overcome the limitation of speed of light in the propagation of communication signals, you'll be limited to sending recordings and waiting for the recorded answer to arrive -- kinda like writing emails or posting videos with the limitation that you have to wait a fixed amount of time for whatever answer it might be (even a simple "Yes" to a question). Watch the movie "2001" or "2010" for examples and watch how spaceships far away communicate with Earth (Jupiter is about 1 light-hour from the Earth at closest approach, so it takes twice that much to get a reply, i.e. one way and the roundtrip). It might be possible to communicate by quantum entanglement, but that stuff is just too much of laboratory to be of any conceiveable usefulness -- think of Alessandro Volta working with electricity.
That stuff alone is enough to have a significant effect on how people relate, particularly when it comes to long-term relationships. Think of how sailors used to have (still have?) many lovers in different ports -- simply because they didn't have a way to keep in touch in a "close proximity" way. It gets worse unless you can find a way to make speedy travels across great distances -- which, at the time, we don't know how to do it. We're pretty much doing what people thought of for the past 50-100 years or so -- chemical rockets, or variations of it. Those are sloooow. Actually, it's worse: to keep the spaceships with a manageable size, you have to fire up the engine, make a burn, shut it down and coast the rest of the time (which is in the ballpark of 99% of the travel time); otherwise, you'd have to bring a whole lot more fuel to burn, and therefore the ship would have to be larger. Forget about it; you won't have planetary travel (in a way that gets you there instead of your great-great-great-grandsons) unless we find a way to overcome this hurdle.
Another problem is consumibles -- air, water, food. Air is recycled. Water is filtered out of your urine (blech!) or as a refuse from some fuel cells. Food -- well, remember that you have to keep the organic materials can also be recycled, and the Earth is a great big recycler (think "yummy strawberries"). So far, I don't know whether submarines recycle their own poo for food, but I imagine it wouldn't be too convincing or popular, but in space you'd find you'd have to recycle refuse into your own food. That is until you build a significantly large ecosystem (much larger than a spaceship) that has sources and sinks of nutrients to run by itself like Earth's natural ecosystem does.
But it does come to scale, and time. You need time to scale up everything -- living quarters, size of the ecosystem, number of people it can support, etc. How long it takes depends on the available resources -- not just materials, but also how you generate energy. If you live close to a star, you can use up solar power; otherwise, you have to produce energy such as with nuclear power (the Curiosity rover is nuclear-powered because Mars is at the borderline where solar panels start to become too inefficient to provide sufficient power to the rover).
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This one is not about the future, but the present. See if this helps:
It came from here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy...
You can see that there is no need to recycle food, because it can be transported from the surface. So you just have to expel the residue, and in the remainder of the time you just fill up the automated cargo transport and drop it back to Earth so that it burns in the atmosphere.
Where Would I Be Able To Purchase ~40 Watt Solar Panels At Low Cost?
For A Project For My Engineering Class, We Have To Design And Scope Out The Price For A Solar-Powered Item. Ideally We Would Be Able To Give The Lowest Figures Possible Before Having To Argue For Economies Of Scale, Though I Am Not Very Sure Where To Start. I Have Been Able To Find 130 Watt Systems For Roughly 3.5 Dollars Per Watt, Though I Don'T Need That Much Power And Have Been Unable To Find Smaller Power Systems That Cost Near That Range.
Efficiency Isn'T Necessarily Our Goal Right Now, Just Cost. What Websites Or Companies Would Be Able To Give Me The Quotes I'M Looking For?
There is nosuch thing as a 40w solar PV panel and there would be no point as it would hardly produce anything. 52w are available but they are solar tiles not panels
How Long Would It Take For A 65 Watt Solar Panel To Charge A Car Battery?
The car battery is how big - say, 100 AH? If the battery is flat, I'd say about a week.
But if you mean simply to replace the energy which you should take from the battery each day (20%), then about a day to recharge.
This is about the right size panel to use, in my opinion. 80-watt would be better.
The times depend on how many equivalent peak sun-hours your location gets, of course. I've assumed you get 5.
The Annual Average Solar Radiation Is Tuscon Is 250 Kw/M^2. Suppose 10M^2 Of Solar Electric Panels Operating 1?
The Annual Average Solar Radiation Is Tuscon Is 250 Kw/M^2. Suppose 10M^2 Of Solar Electric Panels Operating 100% Efficiency Were Installed On A Home There.
1. How Many Kwh Of Electricity Could Be Collected By These Panels In One Year.
[250 KWH/HR/m^2 ]x [10 m^2] x [24 HR/DAY] X [365 DAYS/YR] = 21,900,000 kw-hr/yr
Notice that if you multiply and divide all quantities correctly, and cancel out like units in the numerator and denominator of each quantity, you will come out with the correct units. This will provide a good check on wheather you have multiplied and divided the correct quantities.
Is The Production/Manufacturing Of Solar Panels Un-Environmentally Friendly?
Though Solar Panels Are Environmentally Safer To Use As They Don'T Produce Co2 As Much As Burning Coal For Energy, But I Remember Hearing Somewhere That The Production Of These Panels Are Rather Environmentally Hazardous. And If So, How Are Using Solar Panels Environmentally Safer When Their Production Isn'T?
One of the major problems for solar manufacturers to overcome has been the use and neccessity of silicon in panels..... This is a rare metal, this is why it is said to be environmentally hazardous.
However solar manufacturers have gotten around that and are starting to develop other types of solar panels that dont require silicon or much of it.