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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 everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard 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 significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners pick to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, 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
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.