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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally 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 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Numerous studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since 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 great method to decrease 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 typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Starting A Solar Panel Business?
Hello To All, I Want To Start My Own Solar Panel Business. Sales, Installing And Repairs. I Know How To Install The Panels I Just Need Some Advice As How To Go About Starting. Where Do I Start, How Much Do I Need, Any Required Licenses. Thank You For Your Time.
In most areas you will need to have a contractors license or pay someone who does to oversee the actual installs, also will you be doing Grid Tied systems or off-grid systems? You will need to have agreements with inverter manufacturers, and panel manufacturers.
You will probably require a Business License (depending on what State, county ..etc..) you live in. First stop would be City Hall or your county government office. I'd also ask my State representatives if they could supply any info as to any advantages given to "GREEN BUSINESSES"
Questions About Charging Batteries Via Solar Panel...?
I Have An Electric Bicycle That I Travel To Work By, Pulling A Modified Child Carrying Trailer That Holds Two 12 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries In Series To Power The 24 Volt Bike Motor. I'M Thinking About Adding A 50 Watt Solar Panel (Or Larger Depending On The Room I Can Make Available) To Charge While I'M At Work And To Provide Some Extra Juice While On My More Distant Travels.
Can I Get A Solar Panel To Charge Them While They'Re Connected The Way They Are: In Series? Does Charging Work That Way?
I'Ve Read That In Order To Charge The 24 Volt Battery Setup (If The Answer To The Q Above Is Yes), The Output From My Solar Panel Would Need To Be A Little More Than 24 Volts. Is This True? If So, How Many Volts?
Since The Bike Is Supposed To Be Powered At 24 Volts And I Have An X-Volt (X ≫ 24V) Solar Panel Connected To It, Will This Cause Any Damage To The Controller Or Other Components While Running Them?
Will It Help Supply Power Even While The Motor Is Being Run?
The important part of the long answer is the charge controller - those batteries cost way too much to cook them out. And the controller maker will specify how much voltage your panels need to supply (more than 24 certainly) to provide a charge for several hours a day so you aren't wasting money on something that actually does very little.
I also hope you have a very secure location to store this rig at work because while a bike with a tow trailer is easy to disguise and awkward to move, as soon as you put a solar panel on it, it becomes a very obvious theft target and maybe a vandalism target. And since you want to charge at work, it has to be outside. And since for effective use the panel has to mostly face the sun but you don't want to drag it broadside through the air while riding, you will have to either work out a pivoting mount or angle the whole trailer to the general position of the sun when parked and have the panel flat on top. I personally would probably redesign so that at work the trailer pulled up along side the bike and was chained/locked to it to make a really awkward mass that had the panel bolted through the lid with blind bolts.
What Are Different Uses Of Solar Radiation?
What Are Different Uses Of Solar Radiation?
The energy from the sun can be utilized a number of different ways. The visible light is, of course, how we see during the day (although to a lesser extent up here in Seattle.) This is also what plants use for photosynthesis, where they use the sunlight to create chemical food energy for themselves. Plant life is the basis of all food chains, and so solar radiation is essential to life on earth. Solar radiation is also our planet's major source of warmth.
As far as what we as humans can engineer, there are a few things we do. One is the use of the sun's light* for heat. Since ancient times, humans have designed our buildings so that they are warmed by the sun, especially after the invention of glass which is used to retain that warmth efficiently. Some kinds of solar energy plants are also based on this idea. They use mirrors to concentrate the sunlight, using it to boil water for a turbine to create electrical energy.
Solar panels are another way of getting electrical energy out of solar radiation. These work off another principle, using the sunlight to create an electrical current directly.
*A lot of the light that transmits heat energy can't be seen by human eyes. This is called infrared light, which is just like the light we can see, except our eyes don't have the ability to interpret it.
If We Use Solar Energy As An Alternative What Would Be The Benifits For You And Your Community? Where Can I Get Good Data Showing The Differences Between Solar Energy And The What We Use Now (Burning Of Fuel)?
I dont know where you can get graphics about solar vs fuel but as benefits-- cleaner future although they claim solar panels are not recycleble... It depends on your location. For community the biggest adv can be net-metering. We are one of the biggest private community in Italy who sells solar produced energy to others:) We also invested into solar street lights and security lights as community- the rest was up to individual homes.
See an example on YouTube video about Green Homes in Sacramento: http://www.solarenergy-solarpower.com/solar-energy-for-homes.html
Its a big investment, use Solar Estimator to get an idea. Get prices from different companies. Most important take your time to search best deals- you can save lots of money. Compare prices and efficency, [(warranty is usually 20-25y), (company backround...)]
Do it right & claim then tax incentives/grants.
Run A Air Conditioner Off Solar Panel?
Can Someone Tell Me If I Can Run A Air Conditioner Off Solar Panel?
I Have A Et-P654210 210Wp Solar Panel. What Do I Need To Make It Work? I Am Told I Will Need A Enphase Energy Microinverter M210. Is That True?
I Am Looking To Run A 5000 To 8000Btu Air Conditioner To A Max Of 10000Btu Air Conditioner. I Need To Cool A 10X30 Space.
One Time I Read, I Need Total Watts Of Panel To Match Total Watts Of Air Conditioner. Then I Read, That I Do Not And Can Run More Watts Then What The Panel Is Depending On The Inverter And Batteries.
Can Someone Tell Me What And How To Make This Work Please? More Panes Or Inverter And Batteries?
You can expect such an air conditioner to use something like 500 - 800 watts of power.
The ET-P654210 210Wp solar panel produces at most 210 watts so you will need at least three of them. Since solar cells make DC (Direct Current) electricity, and air conditioners use Alternating Current (AC) electricity, you do need an inverter. The M210 is a 220 volt inverter, and I suspect you are looking at a window air conditioner that will probably use 110 volt power. And the M210 only puts out a maximum of 240 watts so you need one for each of the 3 or more solar panels you will have to use.
So the first thing to do is shop for air conditioners, getting the most energy efficient model you can find, paying close attention to the voltage and wattage ratings in the owner's manual or on the UL label on the back. Say it is a 500 watt, 110V unit. You will need three solar panels and three 110 volt model inverters.
Also note that the 210 watt rating of the solar panels if when the panel is facing DIRECTLY at the Sun. If you just lay them on the roof, then even if the roof is sloped at a good angle (30 degrees) and facing south, it will only produce the maximum power around noon. 4 hours before noon, unless to go up there and tip them up to face the morning Sun they will probably produce only about half that amount of power. So right there you either need a motorized mount to automatically follow the Sun or twice as many panels. However, if you are going to connect the solar panel(s) into the house power, so that it(they) merely supplement the power company power, then you can use any amount of panels, and the power company will supply whatever extra power you need. That requires a licensed electrician to do.
Or if you want to just power the air conditioner directly from the solar panels without any interconnection to the house power, then you need to know a lot more about electricity that you appear to know.