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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress 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 expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight 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 ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize 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 typical property photovoltaic 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 commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly 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 rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Solar Panels, When Does It Work (Winter&Summer)?
Does A Solar Panel Work During The Winter? Or When Its Cold?
Does It Produce Power Mainly From The Sun Or Also From Heat?
So If Its In The Middle Of December, Snow Is Everywhere But The Sun Is Shining, Would A Solar Panel Still Be Able To Produce Power?
And Finally Would It Be Possible To Put A Lot Of Panels Out In The Desert And Wire Them Into The City? So It Would Bring Electricity From The Desert Many Miles To A Building/House In The City.
It works only from direct sunlight. Yes, it can produce power in the winter, if the panel is in the direct sunlight.
There are racks of panels already in the desert, and yes, the electricity can be pumped to the city.
There was an article 6-12 months ago in Scientific American about this, where the authors proposed a 20 year $40 billion plan to do just that on a large scale.
What Would Happen If I Hooked Up A 6V 70 Milliamp Solar Panel To 4 Rechargeable 1.2V Each 90Ma Aa Batteries?
A 6 volt solar panel would charge the batteries from dead to 6 volts in approximately 3 hours. It will start charging at 70 milliamps, but as the battery voltage increases the current will decrease. When the voltage of the batteries reaches the voltage of the solar panel no more current will flow.
However, most 6 volt solar panels deliver more than 6 volts, so it could cook your batteries if left too long. You would need a voltmeter to monitor the progress.
If the batteries are rechargeable type, they are not supposed to reach 1.5 volts each, more like 1.35 volts. Four in series should be 5.4 volts. So the 6 volt panel would definitely cook them if you left it too long.
Why Do We Not Put Solar Panels On Cars?
If We Can Put Them On Everything Else And They Save Power And Run Things For Days, Why Do We Not Put Them On Cars?
For practical reasons.
1. Solar panels are expensive and fragile.
2. Most cars have limited flat areas where these can be placed.
3. Attaching these to cars is alien to current auto production methods.
4. They are not cost effective yet in terms of the cost-benefit trade-off.
They only produce a tiny amount of current which can only help recharge a battery.
you need a much larger area of PV solar cells to generate enough current to actually drive an electric motor so the only function of a solar cell on a car today is to provide a trickle charge to a battery. What would you be willing to pay to have a trickle charger installed on your car?
Probably a lot less than a big solar panel costs. They add some value to electric cars, but the technology isn't practical for much on vehicles yet. you'd have to have a car shaped like a giant pancake to be able to get enough solar panels on it to have enough power for even a small electric motor.
Has Anybody Used A Solar Panel To Charge An Ipod?
I Want To Know If I Can Use The White Cable That Comes With The Ipod To Connect It To A Solar Panel And Charge My Ipod
Well it is possible and I am sure people have done it before. Only problem that I can see with this is to prevent power surges to your ipod. Also if you do construct one of these make sure to MATCH UP THE VOLTAGES~
If you don't there is a potential(no pun intended) to do some big damage to your ipod.
Try to look up some circuits used for solar panels to prevent these surges.
Here is someone who has done it before:
It is a really simple circuit that uses a 6 volt solar panel and a voltage regulator to get it down to 5 volts.
"diy ipod solar charger"
for more info.
Also to improve on your design, I would KEEP the original ipod cable AS IS and use a femal usb port in the circuit. That way you can use this solar charger for any usb device.
Why waste a perfectly good over priced IPOD cable?
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H2 As An Alternative Fuel Source Using Solar Panels?
How About Using Solar Panals To Provide The Electrical Power To Separate The H2 From The O? H2 Would Be Fed Into The Engines Carburator Like A Gas/Air Mixture Ratio, But H2/Air Mixture Ratio Instead. How Would You Control The Exact Measurements?
Currently solar panels are rated at about 15 percent efficiency. That means that about 85 percent of the solar energy that is falling on it, is wasted. Electrolysis is also about 67 percent efficient. So the TOTAL amount of solar energy you would have "converted" into hydrogen is 67 percent of 15 percent.
Using my calculator that comes out to: about 10 percent total efficiency. About 90 percent of your solar energy gets wasted in the process. A better alternative to solar panels would be solar powered sterling generators.
Sterling engines are EXTERNAL COMBUSTION engines, like the old fashioned steam engine, and can be run off any heat source - including the sun. Heat from the sun is focused using parabolic mirrors, and the efficiency of a sterling engine / generator combination is rated at about 30 percent. Your TOTAL efficiency - both solar sterling and electrolysis combined - would be around 20 percent.
If you are dead set on using hydrogen? Even though there are better alternatives? Such as alcohol? Then I would suggest storing it in titanium dioxide pellets. This way you can store the hydrogen, without it being in danger of exploding. You can ALSO ram a hydrogen container like this into a solid brick wall. Once again? Without fear of an explosion.
Numerous studies have been conducted on this.
As for controlling the exact measurements? Nothing in the air-fuel ratio of a car - - or the timing - which you are also going to have to change - needs to be exact. A "good enough" approximation will do. As for how you get your measurements? You need to compare the density of gasoline vapor with hydrogen gas. A comparison of the molecular weight of gasoline - - as compared to the molecular weight of hydrogen - should get you started in the right direction for this.