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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing 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 considerable, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. 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 educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, 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 tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease 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 domestic solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of 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 well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next 20 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
Hydrogen And Solar Cells?
How Much Electric Can A Solar Cell Generate? How Much Energy Is Required To Split Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen?
Each solar cell is different. The older solar cells were only 5-10% eff, but they are able to work at lower levels of light. The newer cells have achieved as high as 30% eff. The size of the solar array and its orientation to the sun will determin how much power can be created. The average US home can be self suffiecient with a solar array on its roof. My house is 1600 sq ft and I use about 1.5 Mw per month. If the initial cost was less, I could put an array on my roof to produce as much as 10 Mw per month and sell the rest to the electric company. If one were to put a solar cell on the roof of a Toyota Prius and a larger battery pack one could achieve 150 MPG in such a car without a problem.
What Is Tidal Energy?
Briefly, What Is Tidal Energy
Tidal energy is generated by the relative motion of the water which interact via gravitational forces. Periodic changes of water levels, and associated tidal currents, are due to the gravitational attraction by the Sun and Moon.
Tidal power is the only form of energy which derives directly from the relative motions of the Earth–Moon system, and to a lesser extent from the Earth–Sun system. The tidal forces produced by the Moon and Sun, in combination with Earth's rotation, are responsible for the generation of the tides.
Basically You set up a generator in the ocean, and as the tides go in and out you get a constant motion allowing you to drive your generator or any other type of power production.
Watch the video on http://www.diamondstonedevelopment.net/home/tidal-power to see tidal power in action
Other sources of energy originate directly or indirectly from the Sun, including fossil fuels, conventional hydroelectric, wind, biofuels, wave power and solar. Nuclear is derived using radioactive material from the Earth, geothermal power uses the Earth's internal heat which comes from a combination of residual heat from planetary accretion (about 20%) and heat produced through radioactive decay (80%).
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What Is The Most Energy Efficient Heating System?
My Husband And I Are Possibly Buying A House That Has Base Board Heating, Which We Know From Experience And From The Previous Owners Of The House, They Are Very Expensive. We Are Looking To Tear Them Out And Update To Something More Energy Efficient. However The Question Is, What? We Once Lived In An Apartment That Had Ceiling Heating And Our Electric Bill Was $75 In The Dead Of Winter, With Our Stat Set On 75/80 Everyday, So Perhaps This Would Be A Good Choice? Please Help Us!
Depends on what you can afford up front for the install.
You do not indicate the general area, so it is tough to say which will be cheapest in the long term, nor the style of house like "slab on grade", split entry, etc.
If you do not have a large amount to drop for a ground looped geothermal system, and your baseboard heat is electrical, you do have to look at the installation costs for a forced air system versus a baseboard hydronic system, plus you have the instalation of the boiler to consider as well. The boilers avaialbe today will usually double as your water heater for the hot water at your faucets.
Then is the matter of how old the house is, how well insulated, how weatherized is it, what services are available- Is natural gas in the area, or are stuck with propane? and what those connection costs will be.
If there is a forced air cooling system in the house, then you can look at forced air heat, which gives the fastest response when you turn up the thermostat.
Then how laong are you going to live there? If less than 10 years- leave the baseboard heat and just optimize it with small fans. If more than 10 years, you can do the hyrdonic heat, and geothermal heat pump as your boiler. Ground loops do not require a lot of space to be effective.
Call a number of local contractors and get estimates for the different types of heat, and you can ask them how they compare for type of system hydronic versus forced air and fuel versus fuel. They have nothing to hide, so they will give you honest totals and honest estimates of what to expect with each in you specific part oft he country.
If you are looking to cool the house as well, you would do better with forced air, but using the geothermal heat pump again for maximum efficiency. prices will vary, but you should not be shocked if the up front cost for a gerothermal system runs you 30 to 40 thousand dollars. The flip side is miimal if any heating bills per se. You effectively pay your heat and cooling bills right up front with a geothermal heat pump as opposed to spreading that money across a decade or two with gas oil or electric. If you plan on solar in the future, the heat pumps can be set up initially so they can be easily hooked up to a later installed solar system.
You can also get some additional ideas on supplemental heat methods, weatherization, etc here, http://www.builditsolar.com
Is There A Way To Store Kinetic Energy From The Human Body To Charge Say A Small Battery?
Say For Instance A Cell Phone Battery Or More Important A Cell Phone Case That Can Charge The Battery. I Know Biometric Heat Is Hard To Harness And Solar Energy Is More Efficient But, Im Not Leaving A Cell Phone In The Sun. This Was Just And Idea For A School Project And It Can Be A Fictional Product But I Wanted To Know If Its Possible. Thank You
Yes your idea is a possible one. Like we invented the cycle dynamo to run and light the front bulb. You must have seen a pedometer which measure the number of step we take. It works with the motion sensor which is converted to number by battery power. Now the same motion can be made to generate electricity too. I think there is already a research going on in some hand phone companies to power their hand phone in the same way you think.
Good thinking and there is a possibility to get there.
Kinetic Energy Of The Sun?
What Is The Kinetic Energy Of The Sun?
The Sun *puts out* lots of kinetic energy in the form of radiant (light), thermal (heat), and motion (solar wind). It also contains LOTS of rotational kinetic energy -- it spins around its axis, just like we do on ours.
Kinetic energy is motion of waves, molecules, objects, substances, and objects.
Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of position gravitational energy. There are several forms of potential energy: chemical, mechanical, nuclear, gravitational and electrical.
Still, an argument could also be made that since the hydrogen atoms are being fused into helium atoms, and thus releasing heat and light (and obviously, on a tiny tiny scale, moving), the Sun thus carries an enormous amount of kinetic energy in addition to its rotational energy.