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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents find that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create 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 reduce your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that pick to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners pick to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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 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.