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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, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing 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 substantial, many property owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, domestic electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar company 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 Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least 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 Do Solar Panels Work?
From My Understanding, Photons React With A Silicon/Phosphorous Panel, Which Causes Electrons To Be Released From The Molecules. If This Is Correct, How Are The Electrons Then Harvested?
In order for electricity to flow, a positive charge must also be created. This is achieved in solar panels by combining silicon with an element such as boron, which only has three electrons to offer. A silicon/boron plate still has one spot left for another electron. This means the plate has a positive charge. The two plates are sandwiched together in solar panels, with conductive wires running between them.
Are Any Of The New Low Cost/High Efficiency Solar (Photovoltaic) Panels On Sale For Consumers?
I Keep Hearing About These Great Advances In Photovoltaics, (Such As; Plastic, Thin Film/Nanotube Technologies), But Everywhere I Look, Even Manufacturer’S Websites, There Seems To Be No Way To Get Your Hands On Any Products. Does Anyone Know How I Can Get My Hands On Some Of This “Great Stuff”? Or When Anything Will Be Available To The Consumer? I’M Trying To Determine Whether To Pull The Trigger On A Silicon Based Array (Tied Into The Grid) For My Home, But Don’T Want To Drop This Much Coin If These Supposedly Great New Technologies Are Looming On The Horizon And Especially Not If They Are Already Here.
Added** The lowest manufacturing cost today is from firstsolar @~$2/W (www.firstsolar.com , instead of using silicon, the active pv material is Cadmium Telluride thin film), however, does not necessary translate to be the lowest cost to consumer. The average module per Watt cost to consumer is about $5-6 /W. Adding the mounting, wiring and installation comes to about $10/W. Average household system size is around 3kW. If there is an installer close to your place, then it would be about $30K minus state incentives. Don't wait for dye sensitized solar cells. First, its more an R&D effort (might take another 20 years to mature). Secondly, the material system relies on organic or liquid ionic transfer, which is inherently not stable under the sun (bummer when we're talking about "solar" cell)...
If you can afford it, buy it now. New technology in solar is unlike in electronics, it does not come out every year and a lot of the new technologies, are "forward looking statements". What is more, State incentive might be lowered later. In return, the cost to you could be about the same.
In the States, a system would cost ~$10/W, with incentive, it could be half, i.e., if you're installing a 2kW system, it would be about $10K, less than buying a car.
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Hope it helps.
Are Photovoltaic Solar Panels That Are Currently On The Market, Environmental Friendly Upon Disposal?
Photovoltaic Solar Panels/ Cells Are Getting More Efficient & Affordable. But Are They Safe For The Environment When It Is Time To Dispose Them?
The components of a solar panel are designed to be inert: they sit exposed to the environment for 20 or more years with little degradation.
The creation of photocells is not so benign: it takes a fair amount of strong chemicals and energy to produce a photovoltaic panel. The payback, economically and in terms of environmental damage (tradeoff on energy/chemicals used to create it vs. CO2, Hg etc. reduced during cell's lifetime), may take twenty or thirty years.
Solar Panels Are Dangerous To Fire Fighters. Is This Something Obama Wants? Does He Wish This?
Solar Panels Continue To Produce Electricity After The Panel(S) Are Shut Off. Fire Fighters Get Shocks From The Panels During Fire Fights.
Actually, assuming that the fire happened during a time of bright sun, photovoltaic panels still have a power capacity of less than a typical house circuit. Firefighters can deal with it, the same as they can deal with regular house wiring, if it's not possible to get to the service panel to shut it off. Firefighting is inherently dangerous, of course.
I live in a large metropolitan area, and see a fire on the news about once a day. We also have the lion's share of the nation's photovoltaic installations. Not once have I heard of a firefighter injured on account of a solar panel, either electrically, or otherwise.
Are Solar Panels An Effective Way To Gain Power? Why?
I am in the process of getting solar panels, I get a great rebate from my utility, so my pay off will be more like 6 years. It would be around 10-12 without the rebate.
They are tested to withstand winds, hail and other damage. They are durable. They do require some maintenance, mostly rinsing dust off. They can create electricity in cold regions, but you need to make sure the snow isn't covering them. In snowy regions they can be mounted in a way that will encourage the snow to slide off.
Many people confuse heat with solar exposure, I've seen installations in many colder climates, the amount of daylight and the orientation to the sun determines how much they will generate.
The best way to determine if they would be right for you is to contact a licensed solar contractor and get a bid. They should be able to give you information on estimated power production, projected payoff and any rebates available in your area.