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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#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 cash down.
Numerous house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since 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 notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired energy expenses).
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
Space Based Solar Power?
Ok Umm, It Sounds Great And All But, How Exactly Does One Transport Usable Energy From Orbit, Through The Atmosphere, To The Surface?
That's obviously one of the biggest challenges. Focused microwave has been discussed. Or simply reflecting the sunlight to the desired location.
If you reflect sunlight which would otherwise bypass earth, you are capturing new energy without blocking sunlight for other normal uses. This would have an obvious negative impact to global warming.
If on the other hand you reflect sunlight which would otherwise strike earth, you are potentially generating electricity from it, while diverting incoming solar radiation from heating the earth, favorably impacting global warming.
Most likely the costs of doing anything like this will be so high, they will be justified only where it is of extreme value to direct power to a specific location, and to be able to rapidly change that location. Most likely that would be the military application.
We could also just play God by blocking light from deserts and places experiencing heat waves and hurricanes, and diverting it to places experiencing cold waves or getting insufficient sunlight to grow crops. Build a new tropical paradise in Siberia. Oh so much fun to think about, but oh so dangerous.
In Solar Energy Panels What Is The Method Adopted/Meterials Used.?
In Solar Energy Panels, How The Sells Are Arranged. What Are The Materials Used For The Cells. How It Is Produced. How The Power Generated Therein? How It Can Be Collected From Each Cell And Consolidate. Please Tell Me The Details With Pictures.
One of the properties of silicon is that when light strikes it, electrons flow on its surface. You can make electricity out of that. Other solar converters include heat exchange devices, focusing sunlight to boil water, for instance. But the direct light-to-electricity property of silicon is what powers the most efficent solar collectors.
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular?
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular. From My Understanding, It Seems To Just Be Roaming Rays Of Light That Strike It, Producing Energy. There Is No Additional Cost After Building It, Or So I Believe.
If This Is True, Why Don'T More People Use Solar Energy?
Wouldn'T It Eventually Begin To Save Them Money? Or Is There Perhaps Something That Am I Missing? Is Solar Energy Produced As Quickly, And Easily As Energy Produced From Wind Mills For Example?
Also... I Understand What I'M About To Say Is Quite Far-Fetched, But Please Answer Logically, Without Bashing Me. Would It Be Possible For There To Be A Solar-Powered Vehicle That Just Floated In The Sky, Entirely Powered By Solar Energy. You Know, With Solar Panels Covering The Exterior And Perhaps With People Studying Science Or Something In The Interior? Maybe Even Like A Floating Military Base.
There are a lot of technical problems with using solar power for large-scale power generation.
There are two main ways of generating solar power:
* One is photovoltaic cells- light strikes these and produces electrical energy. The problem is that these are very expensive to make, and not very efficient, so for the most part they don't make enough power to be useful for large-scale applications. Some houses use them to save a bit on power bills (but usually the cells cost so much that it's hardly worth it). Otherwise their main use is in cases where you need a low-maintenance power source and can't connect to the grid.
* The other way is to focus light and use it to boil water. This is probably better for large-scale generation, but is still more expensive than fossil fuels (although the difference is shrinking). The other catch is that most countries already have energy infrastructures set up for fossil fuels, and it would cost even more to shift to a solar-based one, even if you didn't have very powerful oil companies in the way.
Also, it's not true that there are no additional costs after building it. Both of these setups still need people to run them, maintenance, replacement parts, etc. Even photovoltaic cells will wear out over time, as will other electrical components, so they still need maintenance.
As for your space idea- this is already done today. Space stations usually use solar power to generate electricity. In that situation, its low maintenance and ease of use are an advantage. It works well on Earth and Mars, although beyond that the sun's light is too weak, and most space probes out there use nuclear based energy. Also, in the case of a space ship that moves around, electricity usually can't provide a useful means of making thrust, so as well as solar, you still need fuel for your engines as well.
The Significance Of Sun Worship, Was It Worth It?
I Have Read That Many Cultures Have Worshipped The Sun Which Is Ofcourse A Star. But The Sun Was Always A Symbol For The &Quot;Visible Representation Of &Quot;Cosmic Divine Consciousness&Quot; And Intelligent Energy. The Sun Is The Creator And Life-Giver Of The Solar System.
Since The Sun Is Not Conscious, I Wonder Why Many Cultures Thought It Was Such An Awe To Worship. It Is Even Now Thought, Even Though Not Universal That Jesus Was A Personification Of The Sun.
Where's your evidence the sun is not conscious? Not saying I worship the sun, just saying, we can't observe the inner sun directly, so you can't make a factual claim one way or the other as to it's consciousness.
Agricultural societies are so into sun worship because the sun is so essential to their success. In this sense it is indeed creator and life-giver. Throw in the spirituality element and there you go, sun roles personified as deity. Worth no less than any religion.
What Do You Do With Excess Amount Of Energy From Solar Panels?
If You Produce More Than Enough Energy With Your Solar Panels, Do You Have To Sell The Excess Energy To The Utility Company Or Is There A Way To Store It For Later Use?
It's really hard to store the energy locally and recover it at a better price than paying the utility company.
In an area that has a "net metering" plan, the utility company acts just like a huge storage battery in practice.
Let's say you had some actual batteries in your house, and the solar array generated 1 kWh more than you need during the day. You would charge those batteries, then draw the 1 kWh out at night. Net charge from the utility company: zero. But you would still have to buy the batteries and charger, and deal with the hassle of maintaining the batteries.
With net zero metering, if the array generates 1 kWh excess during the day, you drive your meter backwards, effectively selling to the electric company. At night, when you draw out the 1 kWh, the meter advances again, showing a net advance of zero. Net charge from the utility company: zero. Financially the same, except no batteries.
The example above is just an approximation, though. Some utility companies have various ways of charging you even though your net usage is zero.