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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power rates have actually increased by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic 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 accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of 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
How Much Does Solar Panels Cost For You Home?
What Is The Average Cost, For A Single Family Home, To Install Solar Panels? I Live In Ca.
I just got a quote for my place. It came out $8/Watt installed.
The quote was for 24 - 210W panels. Dividing the total quoted price by the 24 panels comes out to $1,750 per panel.
This includes the complete system with the converter and cutoff switch to connect it to the grid. This is also a top-of-the-line system. There are cheaper systems with shorter life spans. My quote was for a system with a 30 year life expectancy.
There is a Federal tax credit in 2009 of 30% that will bring the system cost down. There are also nice state tax incentives in CA.
Comparing Cell To Restaurant Help!?
I Have A Biology Project On Comparing A Cell To A Restaurant Please Help Fill In How A Restaurant Goes With These Words:
And If You Could Add Maybe A Small Description After Each One So I Can Understand Why You Chose Those Thing For That Specific Word. Thank You So Much!
Nucleus- I'd put that as the manager's office. This is where the head of the restaurant is and where they keep the master copes of recipes for the delicious food and where they copy these recipes to send to their chefs to make the food.
Reason: The Nucleus is where DNA is stored within Nucleus. DNA replication and transcription occurs within the nucleus, hence the "recipes".
Nucleolus- The vault where the Master Recipes are stored.
Reason: The nucleolus is where DNA is actually stored in the nucleus. This is where you find chromosomes
Ribosomes- Where the chefs bring the copies of the recipes and make the delicious food.
Reason: The ribosome is involved in translation of mRNA(a copy of DNA) to Amino Acids which then make proteins in the cell. This is where the genetic code is used to make proteins. tRNA is like the actual cook, reading from the recipe and making proteins based on what he reads.
Mitochondria- The generator room. Where the restaurant gets some energy to run all the stuff in there. Not the best description. But I can't think of too much more. Maybe a generator room?
Reason: The Mitochondria is the site of cellular respiration. Specifically the Electron Transport chain. This is where animal cells get ATP(energy) to do work.
Chloroplasts- Solar Panels in the restaurant to also provide restaurant to run the restaurant. This energy comes from the sun and other places.
Reason: The Chloroplast is where Light Dependent energy cycles take place in plant cells(only plant cells) to produce energy.
Cell Membrane- The walls of the restaurant. There are doors to allow staff and patrons in-and-out, but it keeps the outside world separate from the restaurant.
Reason: The cell membrane is a semi-permeable membrane that separates the cell and its environment. Channel proteins and ion pumps allow certain certain molecules in and out, but for the most part the membrane is impenetrable.
Cell Wall- A tall fence outside the restaurant. Not too sure how to put this one...sorry.
Reason: The cell wall is an additional layer of protection for plant cells. It's rigid and tough and protects the cell and keeps its shape.
Cytoplasm- The area inside the restaurant. This is where everything is. Tables, chairs, food, etc.
Reason: The cytoplasm is the liquid inside the cell where organelles are.
Vacuoles- The restaurants beverage area. Provides storage and serves different beverages but mainly water.
Reason: Vacuoles store water and other compounds in the cell. Plant cells generally have one large central vacuole, while animal cells may have several smaller ones.
Golgi Body- Where food goes to get delivered to patrons and also where trash is delivered to be put into the garbage disposal.
Reason: The golgi apparatus(or bodies) is involved in transportation of molecules in and out of the cell.
Endoplasmic Reticulum- The bar where food is put so waiters and waitresses can deliver meals to customers. Can be connected to the kitchen(ribosomes).
Reason: The Endoplasmic Reticulum is like a shipping area. Proteins come in here with signals that designate where they they belong in the cell and the ER ships them there.
Lysosomes- The garbage disposal of the restaurant. Breaks down left overs and trash.
Reason: Lysosomes break down molecules/organelles that the cell no longer needs or wants to get rid of.
Chlorophyll- More solar panels. These ones also provide energy to the restaurant, but where the chloroplasts helps provide energy to make food, these chlorophylls only use the energy for powering stuff in the restaurant. They also help power the Chloroplasts.
Reason: Chlorophyll and Chloroplasts are very similar, but Chlorophyll is found inside the chloroplast and is specifically the part that absorbs energy from light.
How Badly Are They Damaged?
That depends on many factors: quality of construction and the building code in effect when the house was built, how close are the large trees to the house, how well the neighbors' houses are built.
When Hurricane Charlie passed through Charlotte County, FL in 2004, my parents' house suffered minimal damage: the pool solar heater panels blew away (what's left of one panel still hangs on a pine tree in a vacant lot across the street,) and a gutter over the garage door got smashed when a palm tree crashed into it, but the house itself remained watertight. The most damage came from a tree in the backyard that fell and took out the pool enclosure.
Other houses were not as lucky. A two-story apartment building a few blocks away lost its entire front facade. Another house in the neighborhood had no cross bracing for its roof trusses. Once the roof deck plywood blew off, the trusses came down like dominoes. The whole house was a total loss.
After Hurricane Andrew it was noticed that the houses with clay tile roofs suffered less damage, so the building authorities mandated that houses should be built with clay tile roof. That was a mistake. What nobody realized was that the clay roofs were on the more upscale houses and workmanship building them was better. During Hurricane Charley the shoddy construction turned the clay tiles into 25 lb. projectiles smashing everything in their path.
Chances of a hurricane making a direct hit on a particular spot are actually rather low. Typically, the hurricane's "path of destruction" is fairly narrow, usually about 60 miles wide, rarely more than 100 miles. Charley was the first hurricane to hit Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area in 44 years. To be sure, the area was "brushed by" by numerous hurricanes and tropical storms in that time, but they caused some flooding and minimal wind damage.
Help!!!! I Have This Super Hard Question I Cant Answr?
I Need To Find Where Wind, Solar Energy Is And How It Is Recovered. I Really Don't Get It At All.Best Answer Gets 10 Pts.
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Solar Energy-I Need Help?
Why Do We Need To Look For Alternative Energy Sources?
How Does Teh Renewable Energy Source Work?
How Has The Renewable Energy Source Been Used In The Past?
What Are The Potential Applications That The Energy Source May Have In The Future?(How Would Life Be Different For The World If We Started Using This Energy Source?)
Why Should We Use Renewable Energies In Australia.
What Are The Positive And Negative Aspects Of Using Renewable Energy.
Are You For Or Against Renewable Energy
1. Current energy sources - mostly fossil fuels - have several problems. They are nonrenewable (on a human time scale - they will be replenished over millions of years), so when they run out, we'll be out for good. Burning fossil fuels produces a lot of pollution, including carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Nuclear doesn't pollute as much, but there is still a problem with waste, and it is nonrenewable.
2. This depends on what source is being used. Hydroelectric energy is usually extracted by letting water flow through turbines in a dam. Wind energy is extracted with wind turbines. Solar energy is extracted with solar panels (or by heating water and driving a steam turbine). Geothermal energy is used to make steam, which is used to drive a turbine. Biomass energy would be extracted by burning (either in a power plant to drive a turbine, or it would be converted to liquid fuel and burned in vehicles).
3. Before the widespread use of fossil fuels, all energy used by humans was renewable. The biggest one was biomass - most work was done by people or domesticated animals, who get their energy from food. Windmills have been used to provide energy for milling The first factories were always established along rivers so that they could be powered by waterwheels. And of course, plants get their energy from the sun.
4. Widespread use of renewables should reduce pollution and global warming, and prevent us from running out of energy sources. It will also change the balance of political and economic power - solar and wind energy are pretty widespread, so whichever countries can exploit these resources (and export the required technologies like solar panels and wind turbines) first will have an advantage, much like oil-rich countries have today. On the other hand, countries lacking in these resources, like ones without much sun, might have to import energy or look for other alternatives (like geothermal). Finally (and this gets into #6), renewables are harder and more expensive to use - energy will be more expensive and less available, but not nearly as much as it would be if we just ran out of fossil fuels with no alternatives.
5. Australia has a fair amount fossil fuel reserves, but isn't the largest producer of these (I think it is currently a net producer and exporter of energy though). It has a lot of uranium, so nuclear power should be a part of Australia's energy plan (though it currently has no reactors or nuclear program). Australia also has a lot of renewable energy potential - it has a sunny climate with large expanses of uninhabited land, which could easily be covered with solar panels.
6. The positives have already been spelled out above - it is renewable and we won't run out of these resources, they tend not to pollute as much, and they don't contribute to global warming. The main negative is cost - they are more expensive than fossil fuels. While this cost can be brought down somewhat by focusing more research on renewable technologies, you must remember that fossil fuels are a very concentrated source of energy. All sources of energy that we use, with the exception of nuclear and geothermal, ultimately come from the Sun. Wind and rain are driven by solar heating, plants use sunlight to grow, and some dead plants eventually turn into oil, coal, and natural gas. A deposit of fossil fuels represents thousands of years of stored solar energy, concentrated into a nice, usable form. Thus, extracting some amount of energy from a coal mine takes up a lot less land than does extracting the same amount from solar panels or wind turbines.
7. I'm for it, but I think you are supposed to decide this...