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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning 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 environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn an excellent 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 conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense cost savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical power rates have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. 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 informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four 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 responsibility are very important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving service 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 loan down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Why'S Coal Nuclear Wind And Solar Energy Used For Electricity And Oil For Transportation? Is This Good Or Bad?
I pretty much agree with Jeffry.
Except with the comments about solar manufacturing producing pollution. While that is undoubtedly true, why single out solar? Pretty much everything we make has some environmental impact.
Wind turbines too. Carbon fiber blades must have some impact in their manufacturing for instance.
Solar thermal power plants may have less impact in their manufacture than PV. It's basically glass and steel, with a generator of some type.
(turbine, stirling engine for example)
At any rate, both wind and solar have small impacts over the life of them, providing completely clean energy once they are installed.
They both have advantage of being able to be built in relatively short times, compared with coal or nuclear plants.
Mass production of plug in hybrid cars in the U.S. would save lots of oil. They are more marketable than pure electrics, because they have no range limitation. The average American driver would get overall mileage of 100 mpg. Recharging at night for $1 of electricity.
Plug in Partners - advocacy group for PHEVs
"Charging the battery each night would cost less than $1.00 at current rates. PHEVs outfitted with a battery pack providing a 40-mile electric range could power, using the all-electric mode, more than 60% of the total annual miles traveled by the average American driver. That means tens of millions of motorists could make their daily commute using little, if any, gasoline. "
"PHEVs would result in significant fuel savings for most motorists. The initial cost of the plug-in vehicle, however, would be more than a conventional car or one of the existing mass-produced hybrids. However, a 2004 study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) found that plug-in hybrids can achieve life cycle costs parity with conventional gasoline vehicles – meaning that over the life of the car the cost will be equal or less despite the initial higher cost. The study calculated gasoline price as $1.75/gallon."
So at $4 a gallon which we will see soon, how much would you save?
Using the grid to charge cars at night is already cleaner than burning gasoline. As we make the grid cleaner, PHEVs and EVs will make more and more sense.
Good ideas here:
A Blueprint For U.S. Energy Security
Scientific American A Solar Grand Plan
and here:Green Wombat several stories about solar thermal power plants in California etc.
What Is Solar Energy? Need Help?
Doing Some Research
The energy trapped from sun and directly converted to electric current is Solar energy.
It is expensive as the solar devices use the high grade silicon.
But it is totally environmental !
Can We Run A 3 Phase 1 Hp Motor Using Solar Energy?
Yes you can. You will need
1 the correct area of solar panels;
2 a suitable battery charger;
4 a 3-phase inverter that has the correct output alternating current frequency and voltage;
5 a direct on line starter to control the motor.
I would not suggest a system without batteries, or without some 0-volt protection (the direct on line starter) because if the batteries or the solar energy go low due to a cloud or sunset, then the inverter electronics may be severely overloaded.
How Efficient Is A Car Powered By Petroleum?
I Am Doing A Project In Class And For The Life Of Me I Cannot Find Any Information. My Project Is About How Efficient Is A Wind/Battery Powered Car And Now I Have To Find Wind Efficiency Vs. Petroleum Efficiency. Please Help!
Efficiency of that type is difficult to compare, because they're two entirely different systems. One runs off of stored electrical energy from the general power grid, which is powered by whatever form of electrical generation available... one is powered by burning a refined ("cracked") product of raw crude oil (petroleum).
A better comparison might be to look at gasoline vs. ethanol engines.
Modern electric vehicles are extremely well engineered. Look at the Tesla Motors website below. Their cars are roughly equivalent to standard automobiles in terms of range (but still shorter) between "fill ups," and are admittedly slower to "fill up" but you can just drive it home, plug it into the same socket that your large appliances (like a washing machine or clothes dryer) go into, wake up the next morning and drive all day without a thought. So it's very cheap. As far as street "fun" performance, the Tesla Roadster is the fastest accelerating production sports car in the world (so not one of these one-off cars that they try to set records with, but a real car that people can buy). Nothing else even comes close, because of the nature of the energy curve of an electric motor versus gasoline engine. And *way* better than hybrids. Hybrids suck all around, in performance and efficiency at the same time.
But, if you try to compare "fuel" side by side (like I said, kind of hard to do), a gasoline engine get out only about 30% of the energy actually available in the fuel (and often no better than 20%). The rest is just gone mostly as waste heat and exhaust gases that serve no useful purpose, along with the creation of various particulate matter. Electric batteries on the other hand, as far as the "what you get out" of what you put into the battery when running the motor, is instead about 80% useful versus 20% waste. So in that sense, it's more efficient. By a lot.
Some people who own electric cars that are actually useful around the city these days spend a few thousand dollars up-front to install solar panels in their yards... then they just use those panels (modern ones can last for decades) to charge their cars "for free."
What Are The Scope And Limitations On Preventing Global Warming? Pleeease Help!?
Need A Long A Good Answer To This, Hope Someone Could Help Me. A Site Would Be Helpful Too. Thanks To Those Who Could Help :D:D:D
The scope and limitations on preventing global warming?
"While more than half of the CO2 emitted is currently removed from the atmosphere within a century, some fraction (about 20%) of emitted CO2 remains in the atmosphere for many millennia. Because of slow removal processes, atmospheric CO2 will continue to increase in the long term even if its emission is substantially reduced from present levels."
Even if we stop all emissions now, global warming will continue through the 21st century. We need to stop burning coal as soon as possible, planning ahead to replace energy sources. Solar and wind are not the solution. Nuclear power will have to be considered as an alternative energy source. We must plan for a world that will be changed by global warming. "The Central Intelligence Agency is launching The Center on Climate Change and National Security as the focal point for its work on the subject." -This is from the C.I.A.'s own web site. They take it serious. Why shouldn't our politicians?
Deutsche Bank, on of the worlds largest investment banking firms has this to say about global warming: " The scientific evidence is clear: our planet is getting warmer. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) - including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons - are increasing rapidly in our atmosphere. Human activity such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation is a major source of these gases...."
Insurance companies as well as the Department of Defense are also planning for a future governed by global warming. It is past time to begin planning for a future that is governed by climate change. Stay involved with educating people and urge politicians to take steps to mitigate CO2 and to plan ahead. Alarmist? If you'd call the CIA alarmist, well maybe so.