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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
What Mechanical Conversion Is A Solar Panel? What Are The Mechanical Conversions?
A solar panel converts radiant energy to electricity. There are no macroscopic mechanics involved.
Mechanical conversion involves gears, pulleys, levers, windlasses, etc. which multiply force.
Fans move air, or can be driven by an air current. Engines convert heat into pressure, and pressure
into rotational torque. Mechanical conversion usually involves some form of work which means
applying a force through a distance. The solar panel doesn't fit the conventional interpretation of a machine.
For homework purposes, "mechanical conversion" probably has a specific meaning within the context
where it appears.
For a better answer add details and choose your words precisely.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels rely on the properties of silicon. You see, silicon (Si on your periodic table) has just four electrons when in its natural state. Of course, a silicon atom actually has room four 8 electrons.
One silicon atom can combine with another silicon atom to create a strong bond, sharing each others four electrons. Of course, to create electricity, you need to have a positive or negative charge. Because the two silicon atoms exactly fill each others capacity of 8, there is no positive or negative charge.
So, to create electricity, the silicon must be combined with another element that will give it a positive or negative charge. If you take silicon and combine it chemically with phosphorus (which can give 5 electrons), you end up with a negative charge. There is that one extra electron that is floating around that silicon just does not need.
To create a positive charge, silicon can be combined with an element with three electrons to offer, like boron. This positive combination allows electricity to flow.
All right, so this is all fine and good, but has it really answered the question at hand: how do solar panels work? After all, I have not even yet mentioned the sun, right? Well, be patient, the sun will enter the picture, right about now.
Sunlight has many different particles of energy, one of which is the photon. These photons hit the silicon/phosphorus atoms and knocks off the extra electron, right to where the positive silicon/boron atom can suck it in.
As this continues to happen to atom after atom, electricity is generated. Of course, for this to really work, it requires a lot of atoms, a lot of plates, a lot of solar cells... To power a house or a car, it takes a whole lot of solar panels.
Oh, so what happens to that extra electron that got thrown out of one "negative" home and thrown into the "positive" home? Well, child services take him back to his original home, just so that the process can start all over again!
Solar Power Energy...Cost And Who Installs Them?
Ok Here It Is ..I Need To Install Solar Panels On My Roof And I Have Appliance That Need 220W. Of Electricity , How Can I Do It And Who Does Them?
I'd suggest going to the website below, finding someone in your area who has installed a lot of solar arrays, and asking them for a price quote and installation details.
It's impossible to size the unit based on the info that you've given us. Because the sun only shines some of the time, you'll need to store some energy - if your 220W appliance ever runs when the sun isn't out. And the amount you need to store will depend on whether your appliance runs continuously, or cycles, or whatever.
Since When Did Everything Become Not Cost-Effective?
You Know I Always Hear Everyone Talk About How Much This Would Cost Or How Much That Would Cost. Especially When It Comes To Alternative Energy. I'm All For The Pickens Plan, And Switching To Renewable Energy. I'm All For Enforcing New Building Codes To Retrofit New Buildings To Install Solar Panels, Skylights, And Septic Tanks. I'm All For Large Commercial And Industrial Buildings Installing Skylights And Wind Turbines. I'm All For A Universal Health Care Plan And Rebuilding The Infrastructure Of Our Oil-Based Economy. I'm Just Wondering As Expensive As These Processes May Sound, Does Anyone Realize They Would Only Cost A Fraction Of What This War Has Cost Us? Why Don't I See Anybody Lamenting About This Pointless War That Will Never Be Won? Does Anybody Realize That This War Is What's Put Us In Such A Huge Economic Recession?
Yes, and I knew it 8 years ago when I told people not to vote for Bush. But of course no one listened. What really makes me angry is they didn't just do it once but twice. When any one with their eyes open could see what was happening.
Any Companies That Have Solar Panels?
A Few Months Ago My Dad Said Something About Getting Solar Panels, And How Green They Were. I Was Just Wondering If There Were Any Companies That Sold Them And If They Would Actually Make A Big Difference.
Lots of companies sell solar panels, even Home Depot and Lowe's sell smaller ones. The problem is that they're pretty limited right now due to the cost. Unless the cost of electricity skyrocketed, you're unlikely to recover your investment thru savings on your bill. In Germany they've had much more widespread adoption of solar panels but only because their federal government subsidized the cost. At present solar cells (photovoltaic) are too expensive, they require a lot of care and use exotic metals, and it would take an awful lot of them to produce enough electricity for the average US home. They are handy for charging portable gadgets when you're away from an outlet but it's not yet viable for home use on it's own. You'd still need to be hooked up to the grid or have a back-up power source for cloudy days and night-time, or banks of batteries or another storage method.
Pairing it with wind power makes some sense, but even so photovoltaic may not be the best way to go. Another technology is solar thermal which uses mirrors to focus sunlight on an overhead tube or pipe that is filled with a liquid. The concentrated sunlight makes that liquid boil and the steam is used to turn a small turbine to generate electricity. This can be much more efficient and also a lot less prone to damage or problems with scratched/dirty panels. At the moment I don't know of anyone who is making these for home use but a couple of companies are building power plants in Nevada and other places using this technology. Hopefully in a year or two a home kit may be available.
You could probably design and build your own solar thermal plant using everyday materials since the materials are fairly basic, mirrors, tubing, a liquid (usually water) and so on. Some know-how or a good manual would be helpful but if you're handy with machinery and tools it shouldn't be too difficult. But the average home uses a lot of energy and even this would require a lot of roof-space. If you changed your home to run on LED lighting, got high-efficiency appliances and turned off devices that weren't in use it would be easier to do.
New thin-film cells are better but still so costly that it would take decades to get your investment back in cost savings. It's probably a bit too early for most people to install solar panels to power their homes but with more research and tax incentives that might change in the next few years. I expect solar thermal will become the dominant technology, since we lack enough exotic materials to make massive numbers of conventional photovoltaic cells.