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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of property owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free 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 minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or house owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand 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 key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease 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 normal property solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
How Doe Solar Panels Save Money?
I have a system, I paid $16K for it. I am saving approx. $2K per year. Electricity rates increase at an average of 5% per year (last year it was 8% this year is also 8% so my average is low). My system will last 25 years. I will break even in 6.5 years, so I will have free electricty for 18.5 years and I won't be paying the higher rate that others will be paying. I stand to save well over $50K over the life of my system.
Diy Solar Panels For Gride Tie?
I Have Just Made My First Dolar Panel 120 Watts, Charges My 27Tmx Trojan Battery Perfectly. Now I Am Thinking To Build More Solar Panels For A Grid Tie Installation At My House, Maybe 15 Panels Would Do It, Is This Safe?
Congratulations on your solar panel. It takes a lot of work to construct one.
Tying to the electric grid requires permission from your power company, and conformance to local building codes. This generally means compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), meaning your panels must be UL (or similar rating from another standard) listed, for fire and electrical safety reasons. Homemade panels won't qualify, unfortunately.
I really would discourage you from trying to do a jungle installation without permission, as the power distribution in a house is nothing to be trifled with. That would also likely void your homeowner's insurance, and give the bank a reason to call your mortgage, if you have these.
How To Charge A Battery With Home Electricity And Solar Panel Together?
I Have An Inverter And A Battery 210 Amperes.
Daily Sun Shine Approx. 7 Hours.
Do I Need To Buy Anything Or Should I Connect The Solar Panel To The Battery Direct?
No, don't connect the panel directly to the battery.
You need to isolate the solar panel charging output from the AC-powered charger. A couple of high-current diodes arranged with their anodes connected to the charging sources in the positive supply line will allow either the charger or the solar panel to "lift" the voltage high enough to charge the battery, albeit with about 0.6 volts dropped across the diode. Both cathode ends would be connected to the battery. This arrangement allows a positive current to flow from either or both charging sources at the same time, although in practice, one will generally be higher than the other.
Also, if the AC charger's voltage is significantly higher than the solar panel, the charger may always charge the battery. You would need to regulate its output to be slightly lower than the solar panel when it's near it's minimum useful operating voltage.
(note that the 0.6 forward bias voltage on the diode might prevent the solar panel from completely charging the battery if it has any voltage regulation on its output)
Do Solar Cells Contain Anything Toxic?
I Bought A Bunch Of Solar Cells To Make A Solar Panel And I'M Wondering Whether They Are Toxic To Humans.
Cells manufactured in the last few years will generally be ROHS compliant, and contain no lead in the solder. Our panels were manufactured in 2006, and have the "no lead" icon on them.
The processing of silicon wafers involves some toxic substances, but the finished cells themselves don't have these products in them. Silicon tetrachloride is a raw ingredient from which a refiner makes polysilicon. But the finished silicon ingot is immensely pure, no chlorine left in it.
For Sun What Solar Panal Is Saving In The Battery Ac Or Dc?
What Energy Does The Solar Panal Saves In The Battery Whter It Ac Or Dc?
A very basic lesson in solar:
a) At a power-generation level (not just a simple battery charger or decorative light charger), solar modules (made up of individual solar cells) come in 60 or 72 cell types.
b) The very best modules - over the long-term - produce 250 or 300 watts @ 24VDC respectively.
c) You will need an inverter to change the DC from the modules to AC for household use.
d) The very best grid-tie inverters (allowing you to connect to the mains if you wish) run about 98% efficient, but in smaller systems more like about 92%.
e) Module wattage is at full sun. Average production is about 50% of rating as direct full sun does not happen all day. And, of course, no power is produced at night, during a rainstorm, and so forth.
f) Unless you have storage (batteries) charged by the solar panels, and/or remain on the grid, you will not have power without sun.
g) Minimal operational needs for the average household with a refrigerator and various other appliances, lights, computer, and so forth is about 5,500 watts @ 240V peak. No electric heat, no air-conditioning, no electric hot water.
Putting all that together, allowing for losses, reserve and storage, you would need 55 modules at 300 watts each, taking up 110 square meters of area. The installed cost would be in the neighborhood of US$3.50/watt at that level based on prices in place right now and including storage, or $57,750 +/- 20%. What with SRECS, local subsidies and such your actual out-of-pocket might vary.
Using our household as an example (we *could* get by at 5,500 watts), and our average electric bill of US$125/month, the payback would be about 38 years at present prices.