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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 everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free 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 bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 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 photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total 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 tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired energy expenses).
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 Can You Make Your Own Solar Cells For Solar Panels?
I See These Things All Over The Internet On How To Make 'Home Made Solar Panels' But All Of Them Require You To Buy The Solar Cells And Nothing Tells You How To Make Your Own. So How Can You Make Your Own Solar Cells?
Firstly, to address the link pointed out by bwise; that's hardly what constitutes what we mean by a "solar panel" is it? sure that can be a solar cell, but I'd like to see anyone build an array of these and get 175W of energy and compare the size difference between what we mean when we say "Solar Panel".
Ok, to the asker, i a not sure what you are referring to when you refer to these online "guides"; but if there is anyone one out there that has a a process of building solar panels from materials made in the home, not only is he going to become a billionaire but also I want a share of it :-)
So, just to give you an understanding of what a solar "cell" is made up of and the complexity of the process in producing it, you will understand that to make a solar panel, you NEED to BUY the cells indeed.
Solar panels are made up of "solar cells", for sake of completeness. The solar cells on the other hand are made up of semiconductor technology, which is basically the stuff that runs our world today, commonly known as "chips" or computer chips. These "chips" that are in almost EVERY single electronic device that exists today can be made with different parameters to exhibit and/or exploit its various properties. Having said this, if you have a slight knowledge of electronics you will know what LEDs are. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode. This is a device which when a voltage is applied, emits light as its name suggests and uses very little power. These are made with tiny chips enclosed in translucent housing so the light can be seen.
The solar panel works on the reverse principle. A solar cell has many LED like structures engineered to work in the reverse process. When the light hits these "cells" the electrons are energised by the photons (a light component) and they are mobilised producing current; i.e. electricity.
Now silicon, a semiconductor material is made from sand. (YES sand, like that of the stuff found on the beach :-) It's heated up to to a molten state, purified...etc etc... and then cut to circular discs called wafers, doped with boron or another depending on the required parameters, the stencil being applied and stuff.... all this being taken place in a multi million dollar semiconductor facility with clean rooms and where all the personnel working there are covered head to toe in white suits and masks whose breath might even be dangerous for the products being developed....
So, as you can see this is a very very very complicated and expensive process hence for anyone who has a much cheaper alternative, that is why I would want to be a part of it as it would be an electronic revolution.
So in conclusion, I would say from what I know and have conveyed the home production of conventional solar cells by us enthusiasts is pretty much impossible. Though, I would appreciate it if you could if you could give me a few of the links that you are referring to that sparked this question. I think it will be an interesting read at worst.
Hope this helped.
Solar Panel? With Different Technology, Which One Is The Most Promising And Cost Effective?
I'M Doing Research On It... Just Want To See If It'S Even Cost Effective To Install One In My 1500 Sq Ft Home.
What is the different technology that you are talking about? Without knowing what you are comparing solar to will be difficult.
Disregarding the "different technology" the use of solar panels is very promising and can be quite cost effective. First off, if the solar panel is located in the ideal location (perfect sun, no obstructions, etc) it can provide a completely renewable source of energy for the life of the panel and equipment. (usually 20-30 years). Secondly, there are government incentives and more often than not subsidies from local utility companies that further reduce solar's initial costs. Last but not least, with the ever increasing popularity of solar energy the high initial costs will be driven that much lower...and that more than anything will make it more cost effective. (especially when the price of oil, natural gas, etc continually increases)
When and if you get serious about the purchase of solar panels, be sure to check out a company called Sun Electronics. They supplied the solar systems for a large retro fit for my Uncle's house in the Florida Keys, a project for my In Laws outside of Chicago, and my brothers boat in the Caribbean. Everybody really likes their product, and got great prices.
Who Lives In A Home With Solar Panels Installed?
I Want A Statistic, I Am Doing Research, I Am Also Trying To Advocate The Use Of Solar Cells. I Welcome Any Criticism, Information, Opinions, Anything That Would Be Useful To My Research. Thank You.
We have photovoltaic panels on our house. It's not a big money-saver in our case. I'm estimating it's going to be approximately break-even over its lifetime. Nevertheless, I'm quite happy with the system, and it's given no trouble since its installation in 2006.
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Oh, and by the way, you might get more answers if you ask this in Home > Environment > Green Living
Why Did Regan Have The Solar Panels Taken Off The White House?
Did He Think He Thought It Was Sending America The Wrong Message Or Did Nancy Think It Looked Tacky And Taxes Would Pay For It.
And Who Cares About Gore This In No About Him.
Reagan had the solar panels removed because the solar panels were defective and they did not work.
12V Dc Brushless Fan - I Want To Run It Directly Off A Pv Solar Panel - But What Size Panel?
I Have A 12V Dc Brushless Fan, Rated At 0.16 Amp, 1.92 Watt (Extracted From A Dead Desktop Pc). I Want To Run It Directly From A Solar Panel (Not Via A Rechargeable Battery), So That It Will Only Operate During Daylight Hours And When There Is A Reasonable Amount Of Light From The Sun (I.E. Not At Times Of Heavy Cloud).
I Would Like To Know What Size Or Type Of Pv Solar Panel (That Generates - Presumably - About 2 Watts Of Power In Full Sunlight And Peak Efficiency) I Would Require To Run The Fan And, Perhaps Just As Importantly, How To Calculate The Size Required.
The Panel Would Be Located On A 45 Degree, South Facing Roof At 51 Degrees North (Uk).
Finally, Is It Feasible To Run A Fan Directly From A Solar Panel Or Would More Sophisticated Electronic Hardware Be Additionally Required?
N.B. I Want The Fan To Boost The Output Of A Thermo-Syphon Solar Air Heater:
Due to inefficiencies, you would most likely prefer to slightly oversize the solar panel. That provides more operating headroom during hours when the sun is not peaking, like in the winter and outside 10 am to 2 pm.
Based on the 2 watt rating, somewhere around 5 to 10 watts for the panel rating is reasonable. If the motor is okay with slight over voltage (like 15 V) it should be okay to directly connect it.
However, during evening hours when there is, say, only 0.25 watt available, it would be wise to interrupt the circuit so the motor won't be damaged by low current which is insufficient to turn, though that should not be a problem due to the smarts of most BLDC motors.
The easiest way to protect the motor would be to use a voltage regulator, a simple electronic component (like this http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/612657-... ) available at electronic component outlets. Choose one rated for at least three times the highest expected current. Most regulators require a filter capacitor, and a choke wouldn't be a bad idea either since stepper motors tend to generate power supply noise.