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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing 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 significant, numerous home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease 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 domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most notably, 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
Do Solar Panels Make Sense?
I Am Building A House In Northern Ireland And Was Wondering If Solar Panels Are The Way Forward? I Want To Do My Bit For The Environment, But Not At The Expense Of My Pocket! How Many Years Payback Is The Average In Northern Ireland? Would A Pv System Be Much Better Than A Water Heating System? People Have Suggested That It May Be Much Better To Concentrate On Good Insulation
I wouldn't actually worry TOO much about the amount of sunlight - you're approximately the same latitude as northern Germany and they have the highest per-capita use of solar in the world. What I WOULD be concerned about is cost. Solar is usually the last step in making a house efficient and cheap. Before you start thinking about solar you should work on other areas of efficiency. $40,000 will go a lot further towards energy efficiency and cost savings if used for insulation, solar water heating, energy efficient appliances, etc. than it will if spent on solar.
What Fuse Size For Solar Combiner Box Per String Should I Choose?
I Am Wanting To Convert 12 Solar Panels In 3 Strings And Each String Consisting Of 4 Panels. I Have The Following Data For The Solar Panels:
Maximum Power At St(Pmax)W: 300Wp
Maximum Power Voltage(Vmp)V: 18
Maximum Power Current(Imp)A: 16.66
Open Circuit Voltage(Voc)V: 19.8
Short Circuit Current(Isc)A: 18.33
Operating Temperature℃:-40℃ To +85℃
Maximum System Voltage:1000V(Iec)Dc
Temperature Coefficients Of Pmax:-0.45%/℃
Temperature Coefficients Of Voc:-0.27%/℃
Temperature Coefficients Of Isc:0.05%/℃
Nominal Operating Cell Temperature(Noct):48+-2℃
Number Of Cell(Pcs):6*12
Could Anyone Please Suggest Fuse Size Would Be Best For Use In A Combiner Box. What I Have Read Is That The Conductors And The Over-Current Protective Device Are Sized At 125% Of The Maximum Circuit
Current Or 1.56 X Isc.
yea like the guy said above me you dont need a fuse in the solar panel circuit unless your main house power distribution is fuses. and by that your meaning that you want to connect your solar panels to the main power distribution in your house which you would need a grid tie inverter. which puts the electricity to your electrical meter and reverses it thereby the electric company owes you money or you could use it for your house.
Solar Panel Off Grid System Set Up Help Needed.?
I Am Setting Up A Off Grid Solar System In My House. All The Lighting And Load Will Run Directly On 12V Dc Ex- Led Lights, Ceiling Fans, Evaporation Cooler, Refrigerator, Water Pump Etc.
Total House Load Is 1200W Obviously Not Everything Will Run At The Same Time So Average Comsuption Will Be Around 300W To 400W.
Planing To Buy 1500W Of Solar Panel And 150A/H X 2 Batteries.
So I Have Few Concerns
How To Connect Batteries Via Charge Controller Bec Batteries Can Only Be Charged Via 1/10 Of Their Amp Rating.
(150A/H X 2= 300Amp/H ) ( Charging Amp 300A/H ÷ 1/10 = 30Amp
So If I Connected Call The Solar Panel In Series And Connect Is Via 12V 120Amp Charge Controller To Batteries I Think It Will Damage The Batteries? Pls Help Me
2. Or Should I Use Two Separate Charge Controllers One 12V 30Amp Just To Charge The Batteries And Via Another Charge Controller 12V 100Amp I Can Connect The Load Directly To Solar Panels Without Batteries So It Can Sustain Load During The Day And At Night I Can Use Power From Batteries Vis 30Amp Charge Controller.
What Do U Think Will It Work ? Pls Give Me Suggestions
400 watts over 24 hours is 9,600 watt hours per day, this is your diurnal load. As you are using DC appliances, you are avoiding inverter inefficiencies however the efficiency of lead acid batteries when discharging is 95% so the diurnal battery capacity required is 10,105 watt hours which at 12 V would be 842 AH ( it's amp hours not amp per hour as you've written ). Unfortunately, lead acid batteries do not like deep discharges, even deep discharge versions have their life rated at only a 20% discharge therefore you should have at least 4,211 ah of battery capacity ( about 28 of your batteries ). Fortunately, this excess capacity allows for cloudy days, about four cloudy days in a row but this may actually be too short so check your local weather statistics at weatherspark.com, my area had a peak of 22 cloudy days in a row last year so at some point you will need a generator and you need to decide which point is the most economic to switch over. Now your diurnal capacity that you would need to recharge is still 10,105 wh but lead acid batteries are only 50% efficient at recharging so you need to generate 20,211 wh per day. You need to look up the solar insolation for your area but generally it's 6 hours of usable sunshine per day without tracking in the Southern US states, 4 hours in the Northern states and two hours in Alaska ( yes some days are longer but these are the values used for calculations ). That means to generate 20,211 wh over 6 hours, you would need 3,369 watts of solar panels. The current rating of your charge controller would be 25% over the short circuit current rating of your solar panels or the C rating of your batteries, whichever is lower. This is because NEMA regulations is to operate electrical wires and devices at 80% of rated maximum load. The C rating of a battery is the capacity divided by 1 hour but you will probably never reach that rate in a bulk charge.
You could save money by going to Nickel Iron batteries which do not require replacement every two to five years and can be discharged completely without damage. If you forgo cloudy day coverage, the savings can be substantial but if you still cover cloudy days, you will still save on solar panels due to slightly better overall efficiencies though the batteries are more expensive. Lithium Ion has the best overall efficiencies but are expensive and need to be replaced every two to five years.
Heat driven absorption air conditioners are in the 30 ton range so not really an economic solution but you could have absorption refrigeration running on a propane tank buried under your yard. This would be mostly to preserve your food despite cloudy days. There is a new 3 ton, one stage model that might be available for home AC, the Robur 5 ton model is no longer produced and dumps heat to water not air ( great if you're on a lake ).
A home wind turbine can perhaps add 780 watts of power generation but they only work 1/6th of the time for 1,560 watt hours diurnal production. Larger turbines are available but are much more costly, the 780 watt versions use a car alternator. You need to do a weather model or check weather statistics to see how reliable wind generation would be in your area. Weather models are done with the public domain WRF software package but unless you are a meteorologist by training, you probably won't be able to do it, a reasonable computer cluster to do it would cost about $300,000 US but you can use Amazon or Google cloud services to do it inexpensively, Google only charges by network use, Amazon by compute time, you can break up the model into a lot of units to do it on Google very inexpensively so long as you window your data.
Solar Project Question... Panel Or Cell? Lighting?
Hi All. I'M Working On A Solar Project For A Science Fair And Here Is A Bit Of Information On It.
Q: When Different Colors Of Light Are Shined Onto A Solar Cell, Does It Affect The Electrical Output?
*Basis Of The Experiment & Objective:*
Shine Different Colors Of Light On The Solar Cell And See If That Affects Electricity Output. We Will Use Four Different Color Light Bulbs To See Which Produces The Most Electricity While Turning On A Fan. Use A Voltmeter Or Ammeter To Record The Results Of The Electrical Output. In The End, The Objective Is To Compare The Different Electrical Outputs Of The Different Colors Of Light Bulbs/Filters Shined Onto A Solar Cell. Considering The Panel Is Hooked To A Motor Fan As Well, It Will Help Us Determine Which Color Is More Efficient Considering There Is Another Component In The Project (Motor). Each Light Bulb Will Have 3 Tests. All Results Will Be Posted On The Tri-Fold.
Now I Have The Following Questions:
1. Do I Use A Solar Panel Or Cell? Which And How Many Amps/Watts Should It Be?
2. For The Lighting, Should I Use Different Color Light Bulbs Or Colored Filters?
3. Which Would Be More Useful To Record Data? Ammeter Or A Voltmeter?
10 Points To The Best Answer. Thanks In Advance For Any Help.
You are best off with a solar panel. A cell puts out only about half a volt, and very little current. The wattage of the lamp must be high enough to produce sufficient energy to drive the fan. The fan must be DC operated, and rated close to the solar panel voltage and current. You can buy a solar panel on the Internet, or from stores like Radioshack and Fry's.
I suggest you use a single light source, to be sure that the output is the same for all tests.
Since you want to measure power, it takes a watt meter or both a voltmeter and ammeter so you can calculate wattage..
What Is One Benifit In A Solar Panel?
Solar panels can be used for main grid connection, remote power with batteries, remote solar lighting, on vehicles or boats. Solar panels have a life of up to 30 years. The energy used to make a solar panel is recovered and solar panels can even make an income. Green power can be sold back to the grid at premium prices in some places around the world.