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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 a/c, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity prices have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Multiple research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer 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 property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 key part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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 You Non Polluting Electric Car Buyers. Where Do You Think Electricity Comes From (Pfm)? .?
How About Coal, Nuclear Power, Natural Gas.
Try Solar Panels & PM Alternator Windmills! A carport or garage roof covered in solar panels that charge a battery bank that in turn runs an alternate battery charger that charges the vehicles battery bank(s). PM (permanent magnet) alternator wind generators also providing power to the charging banks. All of which are grid-tied providing energy to the grid as well!
Who Are The Top 5 Manufacturers Of Industrial Solar Panels, Industrial Humidifiers & Water Pumps?
All I Need Are Company Names. &Quot;Top&Quot; Means &Quot;Companies That Produce The Most Revenue&Quot;. This Question Should Result In 3 Lists Of 5 Companies (15 Companies). Finally, For The Last Question, I'M Specifically Interested In Agricultural Water Pumps. Thanks!!
Solar panels, look into Sharp, Suntech Power, Q-Cells as the top producers. I'm not so certain about the crowded players under them - probably Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Sanyo. Possibly First Solar and Sunpower. Of course, the Japanese companies produce other things besides solar panels, so you can't just look at total company revenue.
Hi Does Anyone Knows Of A Place Where I Can Learn To Install Solar Panels?
You can get some really good guides online. I found this website - www.freerenewableenergy.info that lists the best guides on the internet. I eventually bought earth4energy - man was I impressed. Honestly, i can barely wire a plug but I've already managed to build my own set of solar panels that work (well so far). They cost me around $150 and a bit of time - but thats much cheaper than buying it from the local DIY store.
What Does Electricity Do To The Environment?
I Am Doing A Project On How Much Really Electricity Impacts The Environment. I'M Only Asking Questions That Basically I Can'T Find. I Figured Another Person With Another Veiw On This Would Point Me In The Direction Of Finding A Source For My Research.
What Are Various Things That You Know Electricity Does To The Environment? How Much Does It Affect The Environment? How Much Does Turbines And Solar Panels Have To With The Damage? Do They Cause The Majority Of The Damage?
I'M Mainly Looking For A Source Regarding How Much Damage(To The Environment)Solar Panels And Turbines Make By Producing Electricity.
List Your Sources To The Exact Place You Found The Information.
The most significant damage to the environment in the production of electricity is the pollution from coal burning power plants. Dark plums of pollution are released into the atmosphere causing acid rain, smog, cancer and even global warming.
The next most significant damaging electrical production process is actually hydro-electric dams. Although the production of electricity from these damns are pollution free, the fact that they stop the flow of water is what causes the most damage. This creates stagnant water with rotting leaves and debree which break down and create methane gasses. Not to mention the ecological disasters that happen down stream from lack of sediment and nutriants.
Wind power/wind turbines are very clean and very effective ways of producing electricty. Yes some birds are killed by wind turbines, but the number is so very small compaired to natural deaths and deaths of birds running into glass buildings that I consider it almost insignificant.
Solar power, in my opinion is the ultimate alternative energy. Solar panels are getting more efficient and less expensive at a rate of 5% per year and are a great way to escape the grasp of your local electricity companies. The energy is clean and not pollution is produced in the conversion process (like wind). Of course the production of wind turbines and solar panels do use resources, however when compaired as a whole to other "dirty" forms of electricity, Solar and Wind are by far the cleanest.
Hope that helps ya out!
What Is The Best Solar Panel To Install In A House?
Hi All! I’M Interested In Making A Solar Panel To Be Connected In My Rooftop. Which Is Better An Amorphous Silicon Or Polycrystalline Silicon?
Anyone Can Give Me Info On How Can I Buy This Product Here In The Philippines, Luzon?
Thx To All.
Here is some useful info for you.
Solar Power, An Introduction
Solar panels or modules convert sunlight directly in to D.C. electricity. This is a semiconductor process within the silicon cells. The light energy is transferred to electrons where it is available as electricity, from this you will see that the output is dependent on the amount of light energy falling on the panel. Temperature has an effect but is negligible in comparison. Panels are usually designed to charge a battery of 12volts, during charging a higher voltage of about 14volts is required to force a charge in to the battery. A panel will have a voltage of about 20volts with no load. When the panel is connected to the battery a charging current will flow in to the battery causing the panel voltage to drop to the battery voltage of 12-14volts. Panels can also be connected in parallel, this increases the power output by adding together current produced by each panel.
The power output depends on the weather, siting of panels and many other variables - therefore exact figures are very difficult. From experience in clear sunny weather an output peak of about 80-100% of the panels rated output power can be expected. An average of 50% over the day can be improved upon by moving the panel to track the sun. As it is difficult to define light levels without expensive equipment, a guide to when panels begin to charge the battery system is that dark and grey clouds remove the direct light that the panels require to give a useful output, white clouds allow enough direct light to pass through. Overcast days will usually produce sufficient to overcome battery self discharge.
A regulator/charge controller is required when the maximum current in to the battery exceeds 10% of battery capacity in Amp hours. Use of a regulator/charge controller will prevent over-charging of the battery, and is essential with large panels or when using small capacity batteries. If the output of a solar panel is less than 10% of the battery capacity a diode may be used instead of a regulator. When the panel is able to supply power to the battery, the diode lets it through, when the panel cannot supply power (at night or in bad weather) the diode prevents the battery discharging back through the panel. Fuses should be used as a safety measure, and fitted as close to the battery as possible.
Panels can also power equipment directly, these should be loads such as fans and pumps, not voltage sensitive equipment like televisions, radios etc. When using solar power to charge a battery, equipment can be connected and used at the same time, the battery will stabilise the voltage.
Types of Solar Cells
Essentially four solar cell technologies are available commercially:
Single Crystal Silicon (Mono-Crystalline)
Cells are sliced from a pure crystalline silicon ingot.
(~15% conversion efficiency).
CIS (Copper Indium Diselenide)
Representing the latest development in Thin film technology solar cells. Approximately 11% efficient.
Poly-Crystalline or Multi-Crystalline Silicon
Molten silicon is poured into a mould and then sliced into cells. Now the most efficient technology (~16% conversion efficiency).
Commonly used in toys, calculators and consumer electronics. Thin film technology, inexpensive but least efficient alternative (~8% efficient).
What size of panel do I need?Required for 12 Volt Battery Charging (ideal conditions).
This depends on the size of battery you have, the amount of power you use and the amount of light available each day. In power terms we measure the amount of energy consumed in amp hours. A 1 Amp draw over 2 hours is a total of 2 Amp hours (AHr) of current.
Determine the number of Amp hours you will use to run your electrical equipment in one day such as lights, TV, Stereo. If you divide the wattage of the equpment by 12 this will give you an approximate Amp per hour rate.
e.g A typical 15" LCD Television rated at 36 watts uses approximately 3 Amps per hour.
The maximum current available from a solar panel is given by dividing the panel Wattage by 17.
e.g. A 75 Watt solar panel will give a maximum charging current of: 75 divided by 17 = 4.4 Amps per hour.
Where possible it is a good idea to reduce the amount of energy you consume our low power TV's and Low energy Lights are good solutions.