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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, watching 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 ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing money flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that 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 way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business 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 property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, 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
I Want To Know How To Calculate The Number Of Solar Panels To Be Used When Designing A Solar System?
Pls I Want To Design A Solar System In My Home (3Kw) And I Want To Know The No Of Panels To Be Used.Tanks
On Google Price per watt:
Sun-A-205 205 Watt, Solar Panel, 18.4 Volt is $ 508.40 each
for one 200 watt panel.
You would need 15 panels that is $7,626.00 for 3,000 watts.
The price per watt is $ 2.48 by their chart.
Add shipping costs to that.
Will also need batteries.
Will also need a charge controller
This Google page has parts suppliers:
Hope this helps!
Good idea roderik...I was sure that Macdonall...would catch that, but it never hurts to add information. Thank you.
How Much Does It Cost To Install Solar Cells In A Typical American House, And When Will It Be Paid Back?
I Am Very Concerned About Global Warming, And When I Grow Up (I'M Fourteen), I Plan On Helping To Solve The World'S Problems By Looking Into Environmental Research (College Course Options Would Be Nice To Include In Your Answers) And I'M Wondering Currently How Much It Costs To Install Solar Cells And How Long It Will Take To Pay Off.
Yhis is a very complicated question. I won't be able to answer it, but will give you some things to think about.
First of all, I have a solar system. I installed it because I had enough money, and it was higher on my priority list than anything else. My first goal was to do it in the name of reducing my impact on the energy and ecology situations.
The second goal was to provide enough power to keep from buying power from the utility. I went overboard, and bought a system much bigger than I needed. As a result, and due to some changes in my life (I now live alone) I have been able to not only provide all the electricity I needed, but to heat the house with electricity instead of gas. I still have a gas water heater. In California, if you use more electricity than you make on any given day, you can feed electricity to the utility. If you are using more than you are making, you can take power from them. At the end of a year, you pay for any amount you used over what you put back in. They call it net metering. In addition, I pay a small monthly charge for the right to use the utility's system.
There are a great many things to consider when thinking of installing photovoltaic solar. Think of the roof. If it will have to be replaced in a year or so, it might be best to do both at once, or wait until time to reroof. If the system is to be mounted on the roof, worry about future leaks. They have to make a lot of holes when mounting the panels. Mine are over the garage and an overhang, not the attic. I did have a leak in the garage. Not nearly as big a deal as if it were over the attic.
At today's costs, it would take many years to break even on cost. Perhaps by the time you would want one, the costs of systems will have gone down. Surely the cost of power will have gone up. Since my system cut both my lighting and heating bills, my system will pay for itself in a shorter time. Also I will sell this house in a few years. The system will add value to the house, so that helps.
So when you are deciding, first define your goals. Write down just what you want the system to do. Then decide what you are willing to do without in order to have the system.
If you maintain your present attitude about the environment, I don't think it will matter what you study in college. That is, unless you plan to work in the area of environmental management. You will want to pick the kind of job you are interested in. If you are like my kids, you will change your employment goals more than once, as you mature and change your interests. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you settle on something. Let your parents in on your thoughts and goals. I hope they give you a free hand, but a lot of good advice too.
I didn't mean to write a book, but your question was a challenge.
Is It Only Possible To Harvest Solar Power From Visible Light From The Sun?
Why Can't We Use Other Frequencies? They're The Same Force, After All.
And Why Can't We Use Lunar Power - Moonlight Is A Reflection Of Sunlight, Right?
The answer to your main question is a hesitant "yes".
From the ground, the higher energy photons do not get to us. They are blocked by the atmosphere. We could use the lower energy photons (infrared or radio) but since they carry a lot less energy, they are far more difficult to "harvest".
Still, using black pipes arranged in a tight circle on your south facing roof, it is possible to heat your pool water: this captures the energy from the visible light AND some energy from the infrared.
Some places use huge mirrors to concentrate sunlight in special ovens: that uses all the available energy in the light (after being filtered by the atmosphere).
However, most panels use photoelectric effect which only works with photons above a certain threshold energy (this was proven by, of all people, Albert Einstein).
If the chemical in the panels only work with blue photons, you could shine a thousand red projectors on the thing (red photons have less energy) and crank up the power until the panel melted from the heat, the red photons would still not trigger the reaction to create electricity.
Moonlight is much weaker than sunlight.
The energy we get from the Sun at ground level is almost 1,000 W per square metre (if the square is held perpendicular to the sun's rays). Most of it in the visible light.
The same square, held perpendicular to the rays of the Full Moon, would intercept almost 0.007 W (= 7 mW).
A lot less at other Moon phases.
Simple Definition Of How A Solar Panel Works?
I Need How A Solar Panel Works, If Possible Make As Easy To Understand As Possible Like Because Of This , This Happens And If You Could Please Put A Web Source You Got It From
Sunlight (photons) hit a piece of silicon and knock electrons out of it. That causes a flow of electrons, which is electrical current.
a better explanation from wikipedia:
A solar cell is a device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight such as solar panels and solar cells, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Assemblies of cells are used to make solar panels, solar modules, or photovoltaic arrays. Photovoltaics is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells in producing electricity for practical use. The energy generated this way is an example of solar energy (also known as solar power).
1. Photons in sunlight hit the solar panel and are absorbed by semiconducting materials, such as silicon.
2. Electrons (negatively charged) are knocked loose from their atoms, allowing them to flow through the material to produce electricity. Due to the special composition of solar cells, the electrons are only allowed to move in a single direction.
3. An array of solar cells converts solar energy into a usable amount of direct current (DC) electricity.
Solar cells are often electrically connected and encapsulated as a module. Photovoltaic modules often have a sheet of glass on the front (sun up) side, allowing light to pass while protecting the semiconductor wafers from the elements (rain, hail, etc.). Solar cells are also usually connected in series in modules, creating an additive voltage. Connecting cells in parallel will yield a higher current. Modules are then interconnected, in series or parallel, or both, to create an array with the desired peak DC voltage and current.
The power output of a solar array is measured in watts or kilowatts. In order to calculate the typical energy needs of the application, a measurement in watt-hours, kilowatt-hours or kilowatt-hours per day is often used. A common rule of thumb is that average power is equal to 20% of peak power, so that each peak kilowatt of solar array output power corresponds to energy production of 4.8 kWh per day (24 hours x 1 kW x 20% = 4.8 kWh)
To make practical use of the solar-generated energy, the electricity is most often fed into the electricity grid using inverters (grid-connected photovoltaic systems); in stand-alone systems, batteries are used to store the energy that is not needed immediately.
Solar cells can also be applied to other electronics devices to make it self-power sustainable in the sun. There are solar cell phone chargers, solar bike light and solar camping lanterns that people can adopt for daily use.
How Does A Solar Panel Work?
How Does A Solar Panes Generate Electricity? It Can't Use Oil To Move A Generator Because I've Seen Then On Calculators So How Do The Solar Panels In Calculators And On Top Of Houses Generate Electricity?
To understand this, it requires at least Grade 12 Physics.
It's called the Photoelectric Effect. I suggest you look it up.
Basically, light is made up of photons. The photons hit the solar cell, dislodging electrons which, assuming they have sufficient kinetic energy, move from the positive terminal to the negitive. This creates an electric current