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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce 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 costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating money flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer 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 end up being more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, 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
Why Is An Electric Car Good For The Enviroment? We Never Look At Impacts Of Production Or On Electric Grid.?
Should We Not Look At The Impact Of Mining For Battery Materials? The Ramification Of Electricity Generation Ie Damming Rivers, Burning Coal, Nuclear Waste, Visual Pollution From Solar Panels? Not To Mention The Power Company Monopolies.
Or the energy required to build them.
If we look at a Prius, it takes 113 million BTU's of energy to manufacture one Prius. The consequence is that you would have to drive it 100,000 miles before it's less damaging to the environment than a second hand Tercel.
Electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell cars are just the tail fins of today. Just like Flex Fuel, Hybrids, SUV's, mini-vans, station wagons, tail fins and model years, they are just designed obsolescence to try and get people to buy more cars. It's about economic growth, not being environmentally friendly. So long as our free market economy does not take into account the total cost to society and the ecosystem, and so long as it's possible to mislead, misdirect and misinform the consumer, we will always over consume, over produce and we will structure our demographics in unsustainable configurations (too many people in cities dependent on factory jobs vs in the country...). It's the parable of the commons, such behaviour will lead to a tragic collapse such as we are experiencing now.
Best Backup Generator For Ev?
I'M Looking To Do A Road Trip In My 2013 24Kwh Nissan Leaf Sl. I Know, I Know, I Know! It Has A Limited Range And Isn'T Meant For Long Distance Driving And It Will Take Up To 21 Hours To Level 1 Charge, 4 Hours To Level 2 Charge And 30 Minutes To Level 3 Charge And Then Only Go 84 Miles Or Less. Yes, I'M Fully Aware Of That.
But, I'M Using Plugshare And The Nissanconnect Ev'S Route Planner To Figure Out How I Can Take A 225 Mile Road Trip (One Way. It'S 450 Miles Total) By Taking My Time And Charging Along The Way. There Seem To Be Enough Places To Level 2 Charge From (No Dc Quick Charges Around) In Order Get To Where I'M Going. But A Few Are Kind Of Far In Between, And Most Towns Around Here Only Have One Place To Charge From, If Any, Meaning That If That Charging Spot Is Down I Could Find Myself In A Pickle.
So I Want A Good Backup Generator Just In Case. I Don'T Want To Spend A Lot Of Money, But I Would Find A 240V Generator More Useful (Which Would Add A Mile Worth Of Charge Every Couple Of Minutes Of Charging.) Compared To A 120V Generator (Which Would Add A Mile Of Charge Every 15 Minutes.)
I'M Guessing I'D Probably Need An Inverter (Clean Sine Wave) Generator? I Was Thinking A Propane Generator Would Be Best (No Gasoline Smell In Car). Where Do They Sell Those?
I Saw The Honda 7000Eu. Also A Similar Power House Generator That'S Half The Price. The Honda Is Fuel Injected But Maybe The Power House Could Be Converted To Propane?
And Ideas Would Be Helpful.
First congrats on owning an electric car. But now you have the challenge of taking one over a distance. In my 4 day test drive of an EV I was able to travel some distance as I charged the vehicle overnight. You are in a more challenging situation as you are also trying to do the trip as quickly as possible.
The absolute quickest way to do this would be to charge the vehicle as you drive. This would likely require a genset trailer. While you can have one custom made and there are a number of manufacturers who have proposed making them there doesn't presently seem to be any commercial models available: http://www.evnut.com/rav_longranger.htm in addition you would have to overcome the inbuilt safety that prevents the vehicle from moving while it is charging. The genset on the trailer pictured puts out about 20KW. A leaf requires about .34KWh / mile. A leaf traveling at 60 mph would travel 60 miles in an hour and require about (.34 x 60 = ) 20.4 KW generator for continuous travel
The actual charger, an AC to DC converter that allows you to charge the batteries at the proper voltage DC is built into the car and is not part of the power supply for type I and type II public or private "chargers." Most generators will put out AC power at 120 volts usually with a 15 or 20 amp limit and a 240 volt with a a 30 amp limit. A rare few generators will have a DC output. A generator with a sufficient output Charging might give you a Level III charge.
The charger on the Leaf will suck up a peak of about 12 amps of power with a level 1 charge. You will have to look up the level II charge as I don't know it off the top of my head. But you would want a generator that has sufficient capacity to provide that kind of continuous load. A "6000 watt" generator could theoritically provide (6000/240 = ) 25 amps of power but this is not going to be its "continuous load rating" which is more likely to be be 15 amps at 240 volts. (quite likely too low for the Leaf charger)
Many generators could be converted to propane. I would look for one first that had a natural gas conversion and then see if there is a propane alternative.
And then there is the question of cost. If you think this is going to be cheaper than renting a car or maybe even more batteries you may be surprised. To make it economical you may have to consider what other goals you may have in mind for purchasing a generator. An electric construction truck with a built in generator that could be used on the construction site might make some economic or business sense. (as might a carport with solar panels built into a charging system. ) The "best" generator might then be one that fit those other goals in the best possible way.
Why Don'T They Make Mobile-Phones That Give You What You Need And Not What They Think You Should Have ?
Why Don'T They Solve Some Of The Following Issues?
1) Waterproof - How Many Times Have You Dropped Your Mobile Phone In Water - Usually Down The Bog - Normally Afterwards - Which Is So Much Worse To Deal With!!
2) Solar Powered - Didn'T Nokia Once Bring Out A Solar Powered Mobile Phone - What Happened To It? You Know - You'Re In The Middle Of An Important Call - And The Bloody Battery Runs Out - Remember Harrison Ford Up In Air Force One With His Mobile In The Cargo Hold? Mind You He'D Have Called It A Cellular Wouldn'T He - God Americans Are So Weird! Maybe If Not Solar Powered Then A Minature Windmill Could Pop Up Out Of Some Concealed Compartment To Recharge It!!
3) Wristband - How Many Times Have You Fogotten To Pick The Bloody Think Up - Why Can'T They Put Them On A Wristband Like Astronauts Have Their Computers On Their Space Suits? You Wouldn'T Lose It Then; Especially With The Advent Of Pda Phones - There'S Even More Need For A Wristwatch Type Mobile Phone Isn'T There?
I agree with the waterproof and wristband ideas, but solar power is impractical. You couldn't make a solar panel big enough on the phone that would provide it with power unless the phone were bigger. What they could do is make a garment with solar panels on the shoulders that also had power chargers in the pockets so you could charge your phone by putting it in your pocket and walking in the sun.
Is Lightning Attracted To Solar Panels ?
Lightning is attracted to the easiest path to ground. If solar panels happen to be that path, then yes. This is why most solar system have a lightning arrestor to help absorb the hit. http://www.altestore.com/store/Enclosure...
The whole system would also be grounded, connected by a copper wire to a pole driven into the earth, to give the lightening a safe way to ground.
How To Design Solar Street Lighting System With Led Lanterns?
How To Decide On The Quantity And Specifications Of The Solar Components (Such As Wattage And Quantity Of Solar Pv Panels, Ampere Hours And Quantity Of Battery, Quantity And Amperes Of Solar Controller, Cabling, Connectors, Etc.) Given A Certain Led Lantern Power Output.
It Would Be Very Helpful To Show An Example With A 120W 24V Dc Led Lantern Considering Single Fitting Per Pole. Please Provide Complete Configuration With Calculations.....
Assume support 12 hours...
Use 80AH 24V battery pack lead acid type.
Assume charging time is 8 hours full sun light...
Use solar panel rated 10A 24V with open voltage at least 27V.
No need a solar controller, connect solar panel output directly to the 24V battery pack.
If you insisted to have one, let this controller provides 27V 10A for the need of charging.
A constant current LED driver is needed to provide 24V 5A to LED lanterns.