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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, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have increased by approximately three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing money flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 a crucial element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that choose to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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 Solar Panel Output Rippled Or Smooth?
I'M Interested In Building Generator And Would Like To Ask For Help. I Plan On Building Everything Including Rotor And Stator. I Have 30A Mppt Battery Charger For Solar Panels. I Plan To Build My Generator To Be About 12V, And Use Rectifier To Convert Ac To Dc. Here Is The Question. Can I Directly Connect Wires From Rectifier To The Charger? Because The Dc Output From Generator Would Be Rippled And Not Smooth. Do I Need To Build Regulator Circuit That Could Handle More Current For Generator?
Out Of Curiosity, Is The Output From Solar Panel Smooth Out?
Thank You In Advance.
You can use a DC generator instead of the AC generator.
Or use a full wave bridge rectifier to produce about 12 volts DC with lots of ripple. A large capacitor can smooth that to about 15 volts DC.
If the output of the generator is 3 phase, such as an automobile alternator, then you can use a set of rectifiers connected as a full wave 3 phase rectifier, again as automobile alternators do (most have the rectifiers built into the case of the alternator). That DC output is much smoother and a smaller capacitor, or none, is needed.
A regulator would just waste power.
The question is: an MMPT (Maximum power point tracking) controller is made for solar panels and adjusts the load to optimize the power from the panels. It will not work well with a generator, unless it has a setting that turns off the MMPT part of it. And then the second question is: how much ripple can it handle? Only the manufacturer can tell you that.
If you are just using the generator to charge a lead acid battery, you can use a regulator such as automobiles use to control the charge of the battery, and skip the MMPT.
edit: a battery acts like a huge capacitor, so if the generator is feeding the battery directly or via a simple charge controller or auto regulator, then you don't need any caps at all.
As to the MMPT, again, you have to ask the manufacturer or read the manual.
3-phase FW rectifier requires 6 diodes, see link.
To Help The Environment Don'T You Think We Should Have Cars Run On Solar Power Instead Of Gas?
To Help The Environment Don'T You Think We Should Have Cars Run On Solar Power Instead Of Gas? I Mean Not Only Would It Be Healthier For The Environment But It Would Keep Gas Prices Down Too And The Energy Would Be Coming From A Long Lasting Energy Source If We Take Care Of It Right The Only Would Be For People Who Work Late When The Sun Goes Down , How Would They Get Home?
It sounds great, but it's currently impossible. The existing solar panels aren't strong enough to collect enough energy to run the car, even if you covered the entire car with them. Remember, you're trying to move 2000 lbs or more of metal and plastic. If the panels could collect enough energy, they could store it in a battery, like electric cars do now, and that would allow people to get home when the sun went down, but until we can get the solar technology to work, the whole idea fails.
What'S Going On With The Wires?
My Mother Has Two Sets Of Hummingbird Shaped Lights, They Are Solar Powered. The Thing That Connects The Lights To The Solar Panel Is A Wire ( I'M Guessing Its Copper) That Is Coated In A Soft Green Plastic. Today I Went Outside To Mow The Lawn. Before I Started, I Noticed That The Wires Were Cut, However They Weren'T Cut Cleanly. I Assumed They Had Been Chewed. When My Mother Came Home After I Finished The Lawn, I Was Afraid To Tell Her Because I Thought She Would Go Ballistic On Me (She Did). The Wire Was Only Cut In A Single Place And The Only Animals That I Think Could'Ve Done It Are Eastern Cottontail Rabbits Or Mice. Rabbits Are My Guess Because We See Them Very Often But I Know There Are A Lot Of Mice Where I Live In Eastern Pa. This Isn'T The First Time Something Like This Has Happened
You can either repair or replace the wire, repairing is fine as long as you waterproof it to some extent (being outside). Just strip off some insulation on the broken wire, tie it together and wrap it (shrink wrap or tape, both cheap). The wire to replace it isn't expensive either at hardware stores. Either way it's a very easy repair you can do yourself.
If it's a long stretch of wire on the ground and you don't want anything to eat it again, you can run the wire through some small diameter pipe and bury it just under the surface of the ground.
Edit- I was thinking a larger solar panel light setup, not the ornamental things. Disregard the pipe part, the rest still applies.
If You Need A Permit For Solar Power, Are Solar Kits Technically Illegal?
I Don'T Know About Each Other State, But Here In Georgia You Need A Permit To Legally Use Solar Energy. So Does That Mean Buying Those Cheap Little Solar Power Kits On Amazon Are Technically Illegal To Use? I Just Want To Perpetually Power My Laptop Outside. Is That So Hard To Ask? T_T Is It Illegal?
You need a permit for any renovation to your house such as installing panels, any grid tied inverter must be installed by a professional installer approved by the utilities, a grid tied system requires an agreement with the utilities. You do not need a permit for temporary folding camping panels to power or recharge your laptop however you will find it difficult to keep your laptop powered continuously and you may only have a few hours of use per day. A MacBook Pro would need the 80 watt to run, 40 watts could charge it when not in use.
Solar Panel System Without Batteries?
Is It Possible To Skip The Battery In A Solar Panel System? I Know I Wont Be Able To Power Appliances When The Sun Is Not Shining, But Can It Be Done? If It Is Possible, Do I Just Simply Hook Up The Charge Controller To The Inverter?
Thanks In Advance
It is possible although it is not recommended. I have done this with a small power inverter and a solar panel. I used it to charge a phone with a 110 charger. The inverter kicked in and out based on solar output from charger. It did need an auto reboot inverter though. www.OutsideSupply.com should be able to help. http://www.outsidesupply.com/definitive-power-inverter-guide.aspx