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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar 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 consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for 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 attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that select to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving 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 loan down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- 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 energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what price, 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
Which Is More Cost Effective?
Running A/C At Constant 78Ish Degrees (When People Are Home) Or Opening Windows Which Heats The House Up And Then Running A/C To Cool It Back Off At Night?
First, use a programmable thermostat so you can have the house warmer during the day when no one is around. That way you set it and forget it.
Second, plant shade trees or install solar shades on the outside of the south and west facing windows to block most of the sun's UR rays from even entering the house to create that excessive heat inside.
Third, have an energy audit (free from most utilities) that will tell you the areas of your (not some one else's) home were you have excessive air leakage causing the cool air inside to leave and the hot humid air on the outside from entering. Most air leakage issues are easily fixable by some caulking and weather stripping.
If you haven't ever seen an energy audit report, here's a link where we wrote numerous posts about the one we received with all the charts, graphs and recommendations. We couldn't find one before we had our's done, so we thought we would write about the one we received.
Fourth, for when folks are home, I go with the open windows approach until the A/C comes on and then close all the windows, sliding doors, etc. Just today, our neighbour who takes the opposite approach and keeps all the windows closed had his A/C come on around 10:30 in the morning whereas ours didn't come on until around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Hope that helps!
Why Is The World Facing Energy Problems?
All the energy problems are a result of poor engineering. Think about it-energy is everywhere and we have no way to access it. Our best solar systems so far are about 15% efficient and cost a lot more than they are worth. We spend billions on oil when gas is less than 1/4th the cost of oil. We have lots of coal which is even less costly than gas and don't have a clue how to use it in an environmentally friendly way. Poor engineering in every case.
What Are Three Reasons Why Solar Energy Is Better Than Geothermal Energy?
1) There are more locations on earth where Solar energy is more readily available than Geothermal.
2) Solar energy systems can be placed on top of existing structures (roofs) even in cities while Geothermal would require digging. This poses a problem with existing buildings being crowded together.
3) Economies of scale. There are a lot of people putting in a lot of solar energy systems, both PhotoVoltaic and Solar Thermal. With a lot of equipment being sold, the manufactures have competitive pricing and new developments are quick to get on the market. Geothermal is a bit more specialized.
4) Solar energy can be harness passively. That is to say planning can take advantage of the Sun's energy to heat and light a building.
What'S Your Opinion On Solar Energy?
What Do You Think The Future Will Hold For Solar Energy? Do You Think It Will Be Used More Or Less In The United States? Do You Think It Will Eventually Have Different Uses?
I think solar power is great as long as you have enough sun every day. I think wind power is great. There's always wind. I've always been wondering about water power. All of our big cities are located along the coast lines. I've often wondered why they don't put the power of the ocean into good use.
Why Have We Become Dependent On Fossil Fuels When All Along We Could Have Been Using Solar Energy?
Despite The Increased Price To Produce Photovoltaics Do Fossil Fuels Have Some Superior Advatange Over Solar Energy That I Am Missing?
They're cheap and easy -- and the latter is more important than you may think. All you need to get widely-usable energy out of fossil fuels is a reliable way to create fire: they burn easily. Not so with sunlight. Manufacturing photovoltaic cells requires technology that we most certainly didn't have back when we first adopted coal and oil.