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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill 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 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electricity prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that select to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners 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 service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Which Lasts Longer, Batteries Or Solar Panels?
Which One Lasts Longer?
I'm not sure how to approach your question. batteries and solar panels aren't really comparable. Solar panels make electricity from sunlight hitting them, while batteries just store electricity. Fundamentally, they are different technologies. One is an energy producer, the other is an energy storage medium.
What Negative Environmental Impacts Are There From Manufacturing Solar Panels?
I'D Like To Green Up My Existing Home During Our Next Remodel, But My Husband Reminded Me That The Materials, Energy, Low Returnn, Not To Mention The Aesthetic Scar On Nature Really Didn'T Outweigh The Productivity Yet. He Suggested Designing Passive Solar Passages On The South Side With Convection And Wind Energy To Disburse The Household Heat.
I get the impression PV panels have become quite fashionable in the States, I heard of someone in the UK placing a panel on the north side of the building "because that's where people will see it".
I'm not sure on the amont of embedded energy in PV panels, it is too significant to be the best option environmentally in the context of installing them on an house which is on grid.
You've got yourself a smart man there. I have heard about people using fans to move heat from the south to noth side with success, I'm not sure you mean wind energy as such.
Below is a link to a book on the subject.
Don't forget your solar water heating, not pretty, but probably worth it.
Solar Power Energy - How To Make The Panels Work!?
For A Project I Have To Make Solar Panels Produce Energy, Does Anyone Know How I Would Do This? I Found Where I Can Buy The Panels But I Dont Know How To Get To Them Creating Energy In Order To Produce Warm Heat Or Cool Air, Any Suggestions Or Sites That Would Help?
Facade: First, the panels must obviously face south to gain the most energy at mid day (meridian, when the sun is at it's highest point).
Declination angle: The panels should be angled at an ideal 52 degrees above the horizon so that the maximum flat part of the panel is exposed to the sun at meridian.
For heat: The top part of the panel will be hot and that is where you would have a vent (connect a tube or duct at this point to direct the heat to a place where it will be used or stored).
For cooling: The panel needs to be up high so that the air duct at the bottom of the panel comes from the room where there is cooler air. The hot panel with the top vent open, will draw the cooler air up out of the room (remember, hot air rises) If the room is connected to an earth tube, it will really start to get cool. You can simulate an earth tube for your project by using a metal tube in the shape of a 'U' and placing it in a deep tray filled with ice. Connect with air tube feeding into the room.
Buy (or borrow) a number of thermometers to show the temperature at every important point in the system (panel air out, panel air in, room air, earth tube air, etc. - just run it and experiment).
I hope this gives you an idea of how to start.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
For Instance, How Much Would It Cost To Buy Solar Panels Which Could Power One Hypothetical Standard American Home Of Two Parents And One Child?
Go to altenergysource.com there you will find some energy alternatives. such as solar panel heating 1 panel heats 1000 sq foot home It cost around $1600 a panel. I thought it was interesting and am considering getting one. take a look and tell me what you think my yahoo [email protected]
How Can You Get Affordable Solar Panels?
I Was Watching An Idiot Abroad, And I Saw A Family That Lived In Tent Like Huts, With No Plumbing. And They Had A Solar Panel, Now If They Can Afford It, I Know I Can. Where Do You Get Cheap Ones?
We are having solar panels installed this Friday. Call a company called "Solar City". You can work it through them 3 different ways, you can buy them out right and reap 100% savings, or lease them (like we are) and sign a contract. You won't pay a dime to lease them but your savings won't be as much. The plus side is, you don't have the huge expense either and they are responsible for the maintenance. Lastly, you can lease as the latter option, and purchase during any point of the lease at a pro-rata cost. You can also chose to buy the panels cheaply when your lease is up, but they may be very outdated by then.
We have found Solar City top notch, highly trained, extremely polite and considerate. We found them set up at Home Depot. It took from about last January, I think it was, until this Friday, for installation, and then it will be about another 6 weeks until the service is actually turned on. Government red tape, etc.
Good luck. I hope this helped.