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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 daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth 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 United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that pick to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what price, 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
How Can I Take More Advantage Of Solar Energy?
What Are Some Inexpensive, Easy Ways To Benefit From Solar Energy Around The House And Yard?
You can really just start to build your own solar power panels. It's really not that hard.
You can start by putting solar power in your home today. There is absolutely no reason why you can't reduce your monthly electricity costs by at least 50%. Think about that, the next time the electricity bill comes in the mail the next time.
Every single day, people are building solar power kits which are feeding electricity into their homes. They are simple and cost efficient to make, so no one really has any excuses to make anymore.
Here are some things that can be accomplished.
Solar cooker: A solar cooker is a cooking utensil that uses absolutely no fuel for cooking. You can cook food for up to five people in the small box. If you are thinking that using a solar cooker will reduce your chances of spreading up a varied platter on the dining table, you will be surprised to know that you can not only boil food items in the cooker but also roast and bake! The only limitation with the solar cooker is the time it takes to cook. However, given the free source of energy it uses, this is a great option for cutting down those sky-rocketing bills and saving some power.
Solar home lighting: A solar home lighting system converts solar energy into electrical energy for your home. This is done via cells that are charged with solar energy. So, in the night, if you wonder how the lights are on in the house, it is because of the solar energy stored in the solar cells. You can install the solar home lighting system in your house and not worry about the electricity bills anymore.
Hope this helps.
What The Greenhouse Effect?
The phenomenon whereby the earth's atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that allow incoming sunlight to pass through but absorb heat radiated back from the earth's surface.
A similar retention of solar radiation, as by another planet or in a solar panel.
Besides water vapor, many other feedback mechanisms operate in the Earth's climate system and impact the sensitivity of the climate response to an applied radiative forcing. Determining the relative strengths of feedback interactions between clouds, aerosols, snow, ice, and vegetation, including the effects of energy exchange between the atmosphere and ocean, is an actively pursued research topic in current climate modeling.
The burning of fossil fuels adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, and therefore places the Earth at risk from an increase of this effect.
The greenhouse gases:
Quantum mechanics provides the basis for computing the interactions between molecules and radiation. Most of this interaction occurs when the frequency of the radiation closely matches that of the spectral lines of the molecule, determined by the quantization of the modes of vibration and rotation of the molecule.
Positive feedback and runaway greenhouse effect:
When the concentration of a greenhouse gas (A) is itself a function of temperature, there is a positive feedback from the increase in another greenhouse gas (B), whereby increase in B increases the temperature which, in turn, increases the concentration of A, which increases temperatures further, and so on. This feedback is bound to stop, since the overall supply of the gas A must be finite. If this feedback ends after producing a major temperature increase, it is called a runaway greenhouse effect.
Anthropogenic greenhouse effect:
CO2 production from increased industrial activity (fossil fuel burning) and other human activities such as cement production and tropical deforestation has increased the CO2concentrations in the atmosphere. Measurements of carbon dioxide amounts from Mauna Loa observatory show that CO2 has increased from about 313 ppm (parts per million) in 1960 to about 375 ppm in 2005. The current observed amount of CO2 exceeds the geological record of CO2 maxima (~300 ppm) from ice core data.
The term 'greenhouse effect' originally came from the greenhouses used for gardening, but it is a misnomer since greenhouses operate differently. A greenhouse is built of glass; it heats up primarily because the Sun warms the ground inside it, which warms the air near the ground, and this air is prevented from rising and flowing away. The warming inside a greenhouse thus occurs by suppressing convection and turbulent mixing.
The greenhouse effect is important. Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would not be warm enough for humans to live. But if the greenhouse effect becomes stronger, it could make the Earth warmer than usual. Even a little extra warming may cause problems for humans, plants, and animals.
Why Don'T We Vote Out All Congressmen Until They Vote To Drill For More Oil? Who Agrees This Bill Is Very Bad?
It Is Insane To Force Already Hurting Automakers Into High Fuel (Mpg) Requirements But, Then Again, That'S What Those Who Advocate Socialism Do. How About Massively Drilling For Oil &Quot;In Parallel&Quot; (In Multiple Locations) To Boost Supplies And Reduce/Eliminate Dependence On Foreign Oil? How About Cutting Taxes On Companies That Drill And Extract Oil And Bring Huge Amounts Of It To Market? It Is Actually The &Quot;Free Market&Quot; High Price Of Oil Which Is Benefiting Whole Other Industries Such As Solar, Wind, And More Advanced Nuclear. As Usual, Socialism Advocates Are Not Only Unwilling To Wait For These Free Market Initiatives To Bear Fruit But, Actually, Want To Be The Power Brokers Of New Never-Ending Government Programs That They Can Tax And Regulate.
I agree. All these other answerers don't get it. Say, all you other answerers, listen up: YOU don't get to rule what companies do, the OWNERS (called SHAREHOLDERS) vote for a Board of Directors which elect a CEO to run the companies; GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STAY OUT AT ALL COSTS!
If you Commies don't learn this, we'll kick your sorry as*es out on the street and the companies will hire whoever they want, whenever they want, and wherever they want.
The only good point Joanby makes is that corporate welfare is bad but you have to be careful about what "welfare" is (or any other label).
Bailing out a company with taxpayer money is wrong, I agree. As the questioner states, it is much better to let the free market reign: if a company needs to go bankrupt, LET IT GO BANKRUPT regardless of whether there was corruption, mismanagement, hugely excessive debt, etc.
Anything over 10% -- for corporations or individuals -- is a Commie rate of tax. Since the corporate rate is already much higher, cutting taxes would be a great incentive.
Finally, I notice once again how liberals always try to show off how much they know: in this case, about "solar" energy, etcetera. As Ronald Reagan once said, "It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so". Of course, in this case, it's not that quoted "facts" are wrong, it's that forcing companies to adhere to so-called "federal standards" is exactly the centralized hammer our Founding Fathers diligently worked to avoid; this force violates both the text and spirit of the Constitution (e.g. separation of powers: those not expressly given to the Federal government by the Constitution are left to the State and the People, respectively).
Where Is It Most Advantageous To Use Passive Solar Energy?
I'M Doing A Project On Solar Energy, And I Need To Find Out Where It Is Most To Your Advantage To Use Passive Solar Energy. I Also Need To Know Why That Place Is The Most Advantageous To Use Passive Solar Energy. Can You Help? Thanks!
In answer to the part of your question, "where it is most to your advantage" I would say not just in a specific location, but indeed anywhere there is a contrast in temperature. Passive solar applications can be used to heat or cool. For example: a wall or a roof that faces the sun for a few hours gets very hot in comparison with the surrounding air. This wall or attic could be cooled with a draft tunnel or a counter-weight vent, or the heat could be used to warm living space.
Where Do I Solar Energy Classes On The Big Island Of Hawaii?
I Want To Go To College For Renewable Energy Sciences And I Cant Find Any Classes To Teach Me How The Technology Works Anyone Know What To Do?
Actual learning is a very personal activity performed by the individual...
There are three ways to educate one's self: 1) go to school and following the instructions given by the teacher/professor 2) get a job in the industry and learn through a combination of the on-the-job instruction provided and personal experience 3) seek your own information. In the very real world in general, and in particular those career/job areas that are more technically oriented, the people who perform best and have the best longevity do all three on a continual basis.
Back to your very real problem of learning more about solar energy...The principles of solar energy, how the technology works, and how the technology generates electricity or powers things up are all based in physics. Of course, calculus was developed/invented/written to mathematically describe physics. And, in the past couple of hundred years, on a increasing rate, it is being discovered that many things in the physical world (the world of physics) are related to the chemical world (the world of chemistry); the converse is also true although, the division lines between physics and chemistry have not blended as well as the lines between psychology and sociology. Being able to communicate is also critical so, a little drafting and English/writing are probably called for. Depending upon what you want to do in the world of solar energy, you may even want some engineering which is ok because, physics, chemistry, calculus, being able to draw a bit, being able to write a memo, and draft a report are all things that are important in engineering too.
Solar energy, renewable energy, alternative energy, and even traditional energy all rest on the same, very fundamental concepts. Even if your search is more based in actual installation concepts, having a fundamental understanding of electricity will serve you well; how many times have vehicle mechanics struggled over the wiring in of a sound system or trailer lights because they lack an understanding of electricity, how to read a wiring diagram, or how to use electricity measurement equipment? If your search is more along the lines of being able to decide how many solar panels are required and/or at what angle then you will need both the skills and the language of mathematics. But, if as you indicate above, your interest lies more in honestly understanding the renewable energy technologies - These are all specialized applications of the basic principles and learning a bit about the basic principles are critical to understanding the specialized applications. You can think of it as being somewhat like learning how to drive different types of vehicles. The rules of the road are pretty much the same regardless of what vehicle you drive; all have some sort of steering, acceleration, and braking system that are operated pretty much similarly; as you start to divide yourself into automatic versus manual transmissions things start to change a bit although on many automatic cars you can "shift on the gas pedal" pedal; and so on. True, an automatic golf cart seems hardly similar to some of the older split axel semi's but, there are still a number of similarities as they take off from a stop.
Check in to your local CC and/or Voc Tech to find out if there is a program in the pipeline. Also, discuss what your goals are and find out what they are able to provide you in terms of valuable background education, information, and certificates/degrees. If possible, try to get to talk to an actual instructor, program director, or department head; physics and/or engineering are good candidates. Mean while, turn to your local library, the school library if you are able, and the internet to read, read, and read all you can about solar and other alternative energies.