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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple research studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer faster 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 become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped 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 a crucial component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 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 responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple 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 (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 Large Of A Panel Or Panels Would I Need To Charge An Electric Car Battery?
I Would Like To Have A Designated Solar Panel Electric System To Charge An Electric Car. Can It Be Designed As A Portable System To Take With Me If And When I Move To A New House? Or Can One Be Designed As A Portable System To Take In The Car And Used To Charge The Car When Needed?
First we need to examine the required parameters. "An electric car battery" is not a standard item. The Volt and I-Miev batteries are 16KW-hr. The Leaf battery is 24KW-hr and the Tesla Roadster battery holds 53KW-hr of energy. The larger the capacity the longer it will take to charge all else being equal.
The second issue is time. Even from the grid you can charge your electric vehicle with a Type I charger at low voltage and amperage or a Type II charger at a higher voltage and amperage. The Type II charger is likely to be 4 times as fast. The same will be true of the size of the solar panel array.
As long as a solar panel will add more to batteries than the losses it will charge the vehicle. So are we considering only standing losses of about 3% per month, daily driving up to the battery range of the vehicle, or do you want to consider the continuously running the vehicle? Lets use the Nissan Leaf as an example:
The leaf battery is 24KW-hr. In a month such a battery would lose about 3% of its charge just sitting around. This amounts to (24 x .03) .72KW-hr / month. On a daily basis this would be (.72 x 12/365) .02KW-hr Solar insolation varies by location and time of year. The daily average in Arizona at the peak time of the year is about 7KW-hr / sq meter / day. Solar panels vary in efficiency but 10% is not an unreasonable number with today's technology. This would give us .7KW-hr of electricity / sq meter for our panels and a maintenance panel would only have to be (.2/.7) .286 sq meter in size. This would probably fit on your dashboard and such items are already sold: http://compare.ebay.com/like/32070032398...
If however you anticipated using the full EPA range of the vehicle on a charge (73 miles) you would need 24 KW hr / day. Our best case solar panels would then have to be (24 / .7) about 34.29 sq meters (or 369 sq ft in size) This would approximately be equal to a surface area of 8 feet by 46 feet long. While this is hardly portable there have been some efforts to combine stationary and portable solar panels to drive electric cars: http://puregreencars.com/Green-Culture/A... Here also is a portable solar panel trailer: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Electrochemi... There are solar cars but these are not passenger vehicles. They are built ultra light and efficient: http://electric-vehicles-cars-bikes.blogspot.com/2009/10/solar-car-uses-less-power-than-toaster.html
Last if you were to try to power your Nissan Leaf continuously like a solar vehicle we might derive that the Leaf would require (24KW-hr/73 miles) about .329 KW-hr/mile. Traveling at 60 mph in one hour the vehicle would need 19.72 KW-hr / hour or about a 20 KW power supply. Commercial solar panels you might put on the roof of your house are rated from about 165 watts to just over 300 watts power output. You would need from about 66 to 121 of these panels to continuously power the vehicle. A genset trailer might be a better option: http://www.evnut.com/rav_longranger.htm
Could Hydrogen Fuel Cells Be Created And Or Maintained Using Solar Energy?
I Think A Hydrogen Fuel Cell Could Be Powered By Solar Energy-But I'M Not Exactly Sure How.
Yes, they can. But it's a kind of inefficient process.
Solar panel powers two electrodes, sunk into water.
The electricity of the electrodes causes electrolysis, breaking water down into hydrogen (at the anode) and oxygen (at the cathode).
The separate hydrogen and oxygen gases are collected.
They are then combined to create energy.
Thermal Energy Experiment That I Need Help On. Please!?
We Have To Show How In An Experiment How Certain Types Of Energy(Mechanical, Electromagnetic, Chemical, Solar...Ect.) Can Be Converted Into Thermal Energy. So Far The Only Thing My Group And I Can Think Of Is Melting Ice Or Boiling Water. Teacher Said No. Any Suggestions?
LOL.. Wow.. back to basics..
Mechanical energy to Thermal.. Think.. Friction
Chemical.. think.. Vinegar and Baking Soda.. gets hot and foams.. watchout..
Chemical think.. Burning Hydrocarbons.. gasoline is a good example.. oxidation is good also
Solar.. well, radiaition has a low transferance..but think Black and enclosure..
That's all the homework help today.
Is Obama'S Victory, America'S Demise?
Explain Your Answer... Or Prepare To Get Blocked. I Have No Time For Insults Or Trolls.
Yes. The EPA is trying to stop fracking which would cause our electricity to sky rocket just like Obama said. The EPA is also closing many coal fired power plants which will also make our energy bills sky rocket. They are closing many coal mines but the ones that pass muster currently will sell their coal to China and are doing so now. He will never permit the pipeline and has stopped 30% of drilling permits on federal land that had already been issued as well as preventing exploration and deep water drilling while funding Mexico and Brazil with billions of dollars to do so.
You see, without cheap energy, this country is going no where but down. Your electricity will become so expensive that your quality of life will nose dive. That is just the main issue. Add to the the many effects of Obamacare. Yes we are going to experience the complete demise of the USA. Solar panels? There are 167 solar panels on the roof of the white house. They heat the swimming pool and provide the domestic hot water. How many solar panels and wind turbines will it take to replace fossil fuels. One unit of fossil fuel electricity costs 22 cents vs one unit of wind turbine energy $22 dollars.
Can You Put Paint And Oil Pastels On Solar Panels?
Can You Put Paint And Oil Pastels On Solar Panels?
Can You Put Paint And Oil Pastels On Solar Panels?
Im Trying To Do A Science Project And Im Trying To Incorporate Art In It, So Can U Paint (Regular Acryllic No Water) And Put Oil Pastels On Solar Panels? Would It &Quot;Blow Up&Quot; Basically, Is It Dangerous? Any Pre-Cautions, So Can I????
22 Hours Ago - 3 Days Left To Answer.
Like I K... The Whole Point Is To See If It Works Better Or Worse (Thank U 4 Those Who Put It Is Safe. :) ) My Project Is Basically That Lol Anyway...If I Put Very Little Of Each.. It Is Possible For It To Still Do Something Right????
16 Minutes Ago - 4 Days Left To Answer.
Umm... First Off To Those Who Mention A Price; Im Getting These Mini- Like $3.95 Solar Panel...Not Expensive.. The Whole Point Of The Project Is To See If It Would Work Geezzz... So If I Put Very Little Paint...- Like One Side Of It The Solar Panel, And The Other Side Blank... Its An Experiment!! Best Answer Goes To People Who Actually Answer My Question... Not Critiizize My Project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it will not blow up
but it may crack and get destroyed
the light hitting the photovoltaic panel has to be uniform and the same wavelength (color)
PV panels are sensitive to infrared light
so if you get translucent paint that is clear to IR
here is a typical response