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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off 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 solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for 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 component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater 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 responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 utility business are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least 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
Help Answering Some Questions About Wind Generated Energy?
- Where In Canada/Ontario Is This Method Used?
- Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using This Method
- Benefits Or Hazards To The Environment When Using This Method
- How Does Energy Production Using This Energy Source Compare With Energy Production From Solar Power?
- How Much Energy Can Be Produced By This Method; Is It Enough To Be Used Alone Or Must It Be Used With Another Energy Source?
- Summarize The Process
- Are There Any Commercial Products That You Know Of That Are Powered By Wind Energy?
If You Could Help Answers Any Of These Questions, Or Just Give Me Good Pictures Or Websites To Find Information On It Would Be Super Helpful. Thanks! :)
1. http://www.renewables-info.com/energy_ne... and http://www.renewables-info.com/renewable...
3. the same link as No.2
5. 6.7. more or less in this article http://www.renewables-info.com/wind_energy/wind_energy.html
P.S. have fun :)
If A 1200W Appliance Is Only Used For 1 Minute Off My Solar Battery, How Many Stored Watts Were Used Up?
I Have Batteries That I Supply/Maintain With Solar Panels. I Try To Ensure That I Don'T Use The Batteries Lower Than 50% Of Their Stored Capacity. For Example, A 12V Battery With 110 Ah Is &Quot;Storing&Quot; 1320W. But I Never Want It To Go Below 50%, So I Can Only Use 660W At A Time Without Letting It &Quot;Fill&Quot; Back Up.
So If I'M Using A 1200W Appliance (Such As A Power Tool Or Vacuum) For A Portion Of An Hour, Am I Using Only A Portion Of That 1200W Or Have I Used The Entire 1200W As Soon As I Turn It On? For Example, If I Run It For 15 Minutes, Have I Used 300W Or The Entire 1200W Shown?
Batteries do not store "watts". The energy stored in them is usually measured in watt-hours (w-hr) or kilowatt-hours (kWH).
A 12 volt - 110 amp-hr battery can store about 1.3 kWH (1,300 w-hr). Battery rating are usually based on a very slow discharge rate. The amount of usable power drops the faster you discharge the battery. See the chart in the data sheet linked to below for a common 12 volt -110 amp-hr battery.
A 1,200 watt appliance uses 1,200 watt-hours (1.2 kWH) per hour of operation. So if you run it for 15 minutes it will use 300 watt-hours of energy.
Your battery has to supply more power than that because you will lose some in the inverter. Lets guess a 25% loss (this depends on how good an inverter you have).
So the battery has to supply about 1.6 kW into the inverter. This is about 133 amps @ 12 volts. (How big are your battery cables?)
Now the guessing begins. I'll make a wild *** guess and say that your battery has 0.5 wWH capacity @ 133 amps discharge. 0.5 kWH/1.6 kW = 0.31 hours = 18 minutes. Half of that is 9 minutes.
Your battery was probably never meant to supply 133 amps for more than a few minutes. Notice that the sample data sheet only has data down to a 5 hour discharge rate; that's about 16 amps - 200 watts.
A much better idea is two use several batteries to get the discharge rate down to something reasonable. To deliver the 1600 watts you would need about 8 to get down to the 5 hour discharge rate.
Might as well say 10 batteries in case the inverter has more than 25% loss 8-)
>If a 1200W appliance is only used for 1 minute off my solar battery,
If your battery is rated to act as a starting battery ( ~720 amps CA), then running 133 amps for a minute shouldn't be a problem. But how many one minute shots you get is a good question, the time between shots would probably have some affect.
Is The Source Of Electrical Energy Fossil Fuels And Nuclear Power?
The source for electric generation in the US is approximately as follows:
Natural Gas 23%
Other such as solar, wind, Biomass, etc.is about 5%
Coal and Nuclear generation is what is considered "base load" -- those generation plants run all of the time 24 hours/ day. Natural Gas are usually "peaking units". They are expensive to operate (vs coal and nuclear) and are only used for portions of the day when power is most needed.
Solar and wind are intermittent. They only produce and operate when the wind is blowing, or when the sun is shining.
Hi Guys, Wind Turbine And Solar Panel Specifications For Lighting And Heating (Only) 20 Small Houses ?
Hi Everyone, I Am Working On A Business Plan Which I Need To Submit To An Investment Board In Pakistan And A Some Other Countries By December 2011. After Speaking To Numerous People And Reading Many Journals I Would Like To Know What Would Be The Equipment Specification And Cost For:
1) Wind Turbine For 20 Small Houses (Only Lighting, Perhaps 2 Bulbs And Heating The Gas Stove) Would Be Required.
2) Solar Panels For The Same Need.
I Understand Batteries And Additional Equipment Will Be Required If Someone Can Answer These Question For Me I Would Be Greatly Appreciative. The First Market I Would Like To Target Is Rural Pakistan And The Resources For Both The Solar And Wind Initiatives Are As Follows:
The Average Daily Insolation Amounts To Approximately 5–7 Kwh/M2/Day. Especially
The Southwestern Province Of Balochistan And Northeastern Part Of Sindh . There The Sun Shines Between 6 To 8 H Daily Or Approximately More Than 2300–2700 H Per Annum. The Average Daily Insolation Of 5–7 Kwh/ M2/Day Means Daily Sun Energy Of 18–25 Mj/M2/Day Is Available As
Input Natural Resource Of Energy To Be Exploited For Photovoltaic Power Generation Or Solar Thermal Applications.
Wind Speed From 5 M/S To 7 M/S Persists In Coastal Regions Of Sind And Balochistan Provinces
And In A Number Of North-West Frontier Valleys
Given This Data Could Someone Be Kind Enough To Tell Me The Kind Of Equipment Required To Power A Small Village On 20 Or So Households For Just Lighting And Heating The Stove. My Business Plan Intends To Alleviate The Poverty Of These Villagers Who Have Been Living In Darkness For Centuries And To Improve Their Environment.
Any Information Will Be Greatly Appreciated.
Wind and solar ouputs/costs can vary greatly depending on the designs. First of all solar...newer thin-cell designs offer much greater outputs compared to silicon based systems as measured per K/Hr. Other designs that use multi spectrum or solar heat-harvesting can also increase yields/lower costs although construction costs are higher and require large solar farms....thin-cells can be roof mounted or in small arrays. I'll add some links below with more info.
Wind turbines can also vary depending on large fixed blade or egg-beater/vertical axis designs... VAWT's..which are smaller/easier to mount on roofs or small areas and require less wind speeds than larger units.
If your plan is to create a large solar array/wind farm and transmit power to villages, then infrastructure costs go up versus small, local turbines or solar arrays which can be roof or pole mounted. LED lighting would lower energy requirements.
Some related links with more info...
See related articles under solar and wind...
Thin cell solar and other methods...
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines...VAWT...can generate power at low wind speeds down to 2 mph.
Hydrogen can also be produced by electrolysis of urine which uses less energy and has two extra molecules of H compared to water. Wind turbines or solar cells could be used to split water or even eaiser...urine... into hydrogen which can be stored and used for cooking/heating.
Hydrogen from sea water using radio waves...
Sodium silicides and water create hydrogen gas...used to power bicycles or other uses...
What Are Two Problems With Solar Energy?
Cost and Reliability.
It only produces power when the sun is shining. That is only 35-40 percent of the time. Since power is needed 24/7, we must still have another source for back-up, or build a very large and more complex system to store electrical power which is even more expensive and inefficient.
One panel about 3x4 ft. can only produce about 100 watts of power for say 8-10 hours a day on average. Even if I have a very good storage system, I will need 2-3 panels to burn a 100watt bulb for 24 hours. You also will need a rectifier / distribution controller, and charge controller, and battery bank. All of this drives the cost up to the point the system can never pay for itself with the average cost of grid power at 10 cents per kilowatt hour.