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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar 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 take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more rapidly 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 educated about solar, demand for 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that pick to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
Can Anyone Tell Me Where To Buy Cheap Solar Panels?
The Small Town I Live In Thrives It Self On Being The Electric City Because It Was The First Community West Of The Mississippi River To Have Power But They Cant Supply Adequate Power For The Town So We Have To Pay An Extra Fifty Dollars A Month So The City Can Buy Power From Somewhere Else To Keep The Town Running
There are a few ways to offset the initial cost. Some companies now lease them which allows you to have them installed with out a big out of pocket expense, and locks in your electric rate for the life of the panels. You can also use home equity, it is considered an imporvement so you may be able to get some money without too much equity. Look to your state and utility to see if there are any rebates available. You can also get a smaller system and add to it as you have the money, it will be more expensive in the long run.
The reason solar panels seem so expensive is you are prepaying for 20-25 years worth of electricity. Most systems pay for themselves in less than 10 years.
Don't forget the power of conservation. Do all you can to insulate your home, cut standby energy and look for other smaller investments that can save you money like, CFL's, programable thermostats, shade trees etc.
How Big Of A Solar Panel Do I Need?
I Am Trying To Run A Water Pump (5.2 Watts 120V 60Hz) Off Of A Battery That Is Being Recharged By A Solar Panel. This Pump Would Only Have To Run For A Few Hours A Day. What Type Of Solar Panel (Size And Output) Should I Be Looking For And Also What Would Be A Recommended Battery For This?
Are you sure it's 5.2 watts cause that would be a really small motor like an aquarium pump. Also, you should try to replace the motor with a DC motor, you would have to use an inverter to use an AC motor and inverters are inefficient.
If you were to use the motor for 4 hours a day, that would be 20.8 watt hours per day but if you can't find a DC water pump, you would have to use an inverter and even a small one such as in a UPS would be a few hundred watts so your utilization rate would be low which means the efficiency would be close to 50% hence you would need 42 WH to feed the inverter even if you only have it on when you are using the pump. A lead acid battery is 92% efficient at discharging so you would need 46 WH in the battery but lead acid batteries do not like deep discharges so you should keep it to about 20% of it's capacity so you should have 230 WH in your battery which at 12 V means a 19 AH battery. You only need to charge just a bit more than your 46 WH of daily usage but a lead acid battery is only 50% efficient at charging so your panels would need to produce 92 WH per day. The Sun only shines productively for about 6 hours a day in the southern states and about 4 hours a day in the northern states so if you're in a sunny state, you would need a 16 watt solar panel. Most solar panels come in 100 watt sizes but you can find a 16 watt panel, you would have to find a charge controller or have someone who understands power electronics to design one for you. You could probably take apart a UPS for the basic components.
Solar Power Please Help!!?
Give Some Reasons Why, If The Usa Wanted To Power Itself Via Solar Power, The Area Of The Paneling Required Would Be Much Greater Than The Result Calculated In Part B.
**It Doesn'T Matter What The Answer To Part B Was, Why Would The Area Of The Paneling Be Much Greater Than The Area Of Solar Panels In Part B In A Single Day (12 Hrs Of Sunlight Per Day)?
if part b was how much EXACTLY is needed, then the answer is that things like clouds get in the way, reducing the power output of one or more panels, thus requiring more space to make up for whatever was lost due to lack of light. Of course, that could be entirely wrong, as you are assuming a 12 hour timespan of full sunlight, which means you may well be assuming also that there are no clouds or any other anomaly to interfere with the process. If you assume both of those things... Then I don't know.
How Can A Small Solar Panel Be Used To Operate Something?
I Am Looking For Help On How To Use A Small Solar Panel To Operate Something
We kinda gotta know what that something is, and how big the solar panel is. I cannot run my car on the solar cell attached to my calculator.
Can I Plug A Solar Panel Into A Wall Socket To Lower My Bills?
I Have Seen New Products Offering This Technology Is This Possible?
If it is UL approved (UL-1741) grid tie inverter with 120VAC output connected to solar panel or array of solar panels, it is definitely possible.
However, the output power from the inverter must be less than 1.8KW. It is because the household plug socket has maximum capacity to handle 1.8KW or 1800Watts (120VAC x 15Amp). Also, please make sure that the wall socket is dedicated (no other load on the same line).
We are providing our PluggedSolar product (1.2KW and 1.7KW) across the north America. All of our customers have been approved for plugged solar system by their utilities companies. Some utilities do need an outside located disconnect which we provided. Some customers choose to go for 240VAC and connected to the main electric box near the meter.