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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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 significant, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large 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 do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, residential electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, 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
What Is The Difference Between Renewable And Sustainable Energy Sources?
Can Something Be Sustainable But Not Renewable?
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources—such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat—which are renewable (naturally replenished)Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources.
Each of these sources has unique characteristics which influence how and where they are used.
Sustainable energy sources are most often regarded as including all renewable sources, such as biofuels, solar power, wind power, wave power, geothermal power and tidal power. It usually also includes technologies that improve energy efficiency
How Does Solar Energy Affect The Environment? (In A Good Way)?
I Need It For My Social Studies Class =) Thanks.
Solar energy heats the earth, is the creator of wind currents thus spreading the air around, heats water in the oceans (evaporation) to provide rain (precipitation) without which life on earth would stop.
Creates photosynthesis without which all life on earth would, again, stop.
Our only problem is that life on this planet has started and evolved to suit a fairly narrow band of temperatures, and a fairly low level of radiation. We can wobble only a few degrees before life just falls apart.
Energy/Science Questions- What Is The Magnitude Of The Solar Insolation?
2.Name Two Ways Of Harnessing Solar Power For Electrical Power Generation? 3What Is The Source Of The Earth'S Geothemal Energy? 4What Are The Two Essential Components Of A Device Used In Harnessing The Power Of The Wind For Electrical Power Generation? 5 What Is The Name And Location Of The Site Which Had Been Planned As The National Repository For Spent Nuclear Fuel? What Is The Current Status Of The National Repository? 6Suppose A Hypothetical Radioactive Nucleus (Hy) Has A Half-Life Of 10 Days. If We Have 80 Gms Of The Substance At The Start Of An Experiment, How Many Gms Of The Substance Will Remain Undecayed After 30 Days? 7 Name Three (3) Sources Of Biofuel, Including One Which Avoids The &Quot;Food Vs. Fuel&Quot; Objection. Indicate Which Of The Sources Avoids The Latter. 8 List Four (4) Methods Of Harnessing Ocean Power. For At Least Two Of The Methods, Identify A Location At Which The Method Has Either Been Used Or Is Being Proposed For Future Use. 9 Name Two Major Methods Used To Commercially Produce Hydrogen. 10 Name Two Ways Hydrogen Can Be Used For Automotive Power 11 What Percentage Of The U.S. Energy Supply Comes From Renewables, Including Hydropower? 12 Which Of The Renewable Energy Sources Is The Most Rapidly Increasing In The U.S.? In Which State Is The Growth Most Rapid? 13 What Is The Role Of The Moderator In A Nuclear Reactor? 14 Briefly Describe The Process Known As &Quot;Fracking.&Quot; Also Name Two Energy-Related Areas To Which Fracking Has Been Applied.
(1) In the neighborhood of Earth's orbit, solar insolation is 1400 watts per square meter.
(2) Photovoltaic cells that directly convert sunlight to electric power are relatively new, but hydroelectric power, which was very much used for a mechanical source even before it became a major source of electrical power, is also a way of harnessing solar power. The sun evaporates water from the plains and from the surface of the sea, and some part of it rains down on high-elevation regions, from which it must flow to the sea in rivers that can be dammed.
(3) The source of the earth's geothermal energy is radioactive decay of metals in the deep interior.
(4) Some part such as fan blades must "collect" the wind energy, and some part such as a generator must transform the mechanical energy into electrical energy.
(5) Yucca Mountain. The status now is, proponents of nuclear power are for the most part hopeful of reviving this plan, while opponents of nuclear power (as well as most residents of Nevada) are against the plan.
(6) If there are 80 grams on day 0, there will be 40 grams on day 10, 20 grams on day 20, and 10 grams on day 30.
(7) Ethanol can be produced from corn, from sugar cane, or from "bagasse," the cellulose waste left over after sugar cane has been squeezed to get the juice. The last of these avoids the "food versus fuel" objection.
(8) The ocean's energy is both mechanical and thermal. Four broad categories of oceanic energy that have been considered as energy sources are (a) its thermal energy, (b) the mechanical energy of its tides, (c) the mechanical energy of its waves, and (d) the mechanical energy of its currents. The mechanical energy of its tides has been successfully collected in the Bay of Fundy in Canada. An experimental facility for collecting the energy of surface waves has been built in Portugal.
(9-14) You'll have to look these up for yourself, or see if someone else answers.
What Is The Solution To The Energy Crisis?
As Oil Tops $200 A Barrell We Can Expect $10 Per Gallon In The Next Few Years. Petrol, A Non-Renewable Resource Must Be On Its Way Out. Ethanol, A Renewable Clean Burning Fuel, Is A Favorite, However Critics Have Cited It As A Poor Choice As, They Claim It Will Cause Food Prices To Soar Even Higher, Specifically Corn. And Cause A (Further) Food Shortage Among Poorer Nations.
What Can Be A Solution That Everyone Can Live With?
This is a really tough question to answer because so many people disagree on whether or not we even have a true energy crisis and those who think there is a problem frequently disagree with everyone else regarding a solution. Selfish folks and folks who wear blinders will probably not solve the energy crisis but will always complain that fuel costs too much while they drive large cars and fly from here to there in luxury.
Unfortunately we really must solve the problem. Currently I think our best hope is to build massive solar energy power systems and convert vehicles to plug-in hybrids until a suitable alternative fuel can be developed. For example, a utility in California is already placing several square miles of solar panels on roofs of businesses and will be generating about 320 megawatts for the local community. If every community planned to do similarly, we might be able to avoid building dirty centralized power plants.
There are a lot of local malls in every community that no longer are utilized and are a blight on their local neighborhood. Why not ask out utility company to purchase panels in mass, ask for investors to buy shares of the power plant, then have the plant built and maintained by the utility and each investor would not have to spend a lot for their own solar panels but each would reap the rewards of our national need for more energy. The utility could pay each investor their per cent of the investment or that amount could be taken off each investors electric bill.
In my own local area, I could point to at least a dozen blighted areas that could be converted to power plants. Generally these malls are not in neighborhoods, so nobody would find them objectionable. And what could the objection possibly be? They make no noise, they don't kill birds, there is no pollution, little folks can benefit and make a little cash with small investment.
Plug-in vehicles that are charged at night would enable me to drive to work and back each day of the week, every week of the year and never use a drop of gas because I only travel 30 miles. If I wanted to go further, it would become a normal auto and use gas.
Wind is probably not the best for my area but there are locations where it would be very useful. It is comical how many folks say the windmills are so ugly but those same people never complain about putting cell phone towers atop their church steeple and dotting the mountain tops of every formerly beautiful horizon. Now that's ugly.
This country and most others are going to need massive energy increases and we'll need it soon, so we need to wake up and get started now but it has to be done far better than our previous designs.
Solar Energy Available On Earth Is 100,000 Times The Earth'S Electrical Capacity. Why Is This Energy Difficult
It's low density, only a kilowatt per square meter most of the time, if not less. Most of our energy use is high-density...even if you covered a city in a dome of solar panels, it probably wouldn't be enough to power that city's needs. Plus, of course, we still need to use energy on cloudy days and at night, when solar power isn't coming in as well or at all.
Most of our other sources of power are essentially concentrated sunlight, though. Fossil fuels and ethanol come from living things that have concentrated solar energy in their cells. Wind and water power rely on the weather cycle driven by solar energy. Only nuclear and geothermal are independent of sunlight.