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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create free 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 decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have increased by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic 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 component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Solar Panel System Companies At The Swapmeet?
My Dad Met A Guy Representive For A Solar Panel Company At A Swapmeet
Hard to say. Solar panels are becoming more common these days. May want to ask if the vendor is licensed and bonded contractor (if he's doing installation as well as panel sales). Find out the name of the equipment that this guy is selling (panels and other hardware) and do a search.
For that matter, get the guys name and do a search on it to see he pops up elsewhere.
How Do You Figure The Amount Needed Watts Of Solar Panel And The Number Of 12 Volt Batteries You Need ?
I Am Moving To Area With No Electricity And Trying To Figure Out What Wattage Of Solar Panel I Need And How Many Batteries Will It Charge?
Add up all your electrical loads in watts. For example, say 100 watts.
Calculate how many hours of direct sun you will get per day, on average, worse case. For example 8.
Decide on how many hours the batteries need to supply power if the sun is not out, eg, on cloudy days, or several cloudy days. For example 24 hours.
Since you only have sun 1/3 of the day, you need 100 watts x3 or 300 watts of solar power.
But you need more to charge the batteries for cloudy days, so double that to 600 watts.
A large lead acid battery will store 1kW-hr of energy, or enough for 100 watts for 10 hours. Since our example has stored power for 24 hours, that is 2.4 batteries, say 3 batteries.
so bottom line, you need
1. a 600 watt solar panel ($4000)
2. 3 marine lead acid batteries, each 100 amp-hour, about $900
3. A charge controller $400
4. An inverter to convert 12 volts DC to 120/240 volts 1000w $300
Solar Panels On Roof. Can You Help Me Decide?
If Ed Begley Is Around Maybe He Can Help Also! :-)
My Home Is Directly Southwest Facing And Needs A Completely New Roof (Composite Shingles)
I Would Like To Place Solar Panels Across The Entire Front Of The Roof. Approximately 900 Square Feet In The Front Of The House.
1. Do I Reroof Underneath The Panels First Or Can I Leave The Old Shingles On Underneat.
2. Will This Be Adequate To Take Me Off The Power Grid In My 1800 Square Foot Home And Outside Lighting In Garden Aea?
I Have A Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Dishwasher And Electric Stove, And Air Conditioner To Run.
Thank You For All Your Help. I Need To Make This Decision Before Having The New Roof Put On.
Just rough guessing here. a 115 watt solar panel I have on my home is right at 3 foot wide and 5 foot long. That is 15 sq. feet. So you will get about 7.6 watts per sq foot. Times 900 = about 6,900 watts in solar power on your roof. If you get 5 hours of peak sun a day you will produce about 41.4 kWh a day.
That is just over twice what I use in an 1700 sq foot home.
Yes you will need to replace your roof because it could leak and you would have to remove all the solar from your roof to fix it in a few years.
So being you are replaceing your roof why not save a little money and install Solar roofing shingles. Should be about the same or less being you are going to reroof and add solar. And no one would know you had solar unless you told them.
How Long Till Computer Makers Market Self Charging Laptops And Cell Phones? Wtf?
Ok It Is Very Important To Note I Am Not Asking If Self Charging Notebooks Are Possible!! So Please Read This Question Before You Answer It!!
I Am Not Asking For Opinions I Am Asking People Who Are Familiar With The Stirling Motor Concept And Power Generation!! If You Have Never Worked With Solar, Batteries, Generators, Inverters Than Please Do Not Bother My Question Just For Points!!
Ok Now The Stirling Motor Concept Is Two Copper Tubes About Half Full Of Water!! Like A Bottle These Tubes Move The Water Into Kind Of A Goose Neck, Where Inside Is A Piston For Each Tube, So What Happens Is You Simply Add A Flame Tourch To Heat The Copper Tubes, Which Heats The Water Into Gas Pumping The Pistons,, Then The Gas/Steam Is Sent To A Radiator Where It Cools And Is Sent Back To The Tubes And Repeats The Entire Thing Again!! Now The Concept Is They Hook The Stirling Motor To A Little Power Generator.. So The System Makes Electricity And The Only Fuel It Uses Is The Fuel It Takes To Light The Torch!!
Now Here Is Where It Gets Interesting For Laptops!! Laptops Already Have Half Of This System Inside Them!! In Fact As Long As Notebook Computers Have Existed They Have Had Everything They Need To Power Them Self!!
You See The Laprop Has Two Copper Tubes Inside It That Are Used In The Exact Same Way As The Stirling Motor. Except It Does Not Need A Gas Flame Because It Uses The Heat From The Hard Drive!! Except It Has No Pistons So Instead Of Converting The Heat To Electricity A Little Fan Which Uses More Power Blows The Head Away Completely Wasting It And Then The Water Is Sent Back To The Copper Tubes To Cool The Hard Drive!!
Wow!! All Im Saying Is Put Two Pistons Inside The Copper Heating System So They Turn A Shaft Before Going Into The Radiator And You Have Some Horse Power!!
So This Is What I Could Do Right Now!! Only When I Am Done I Guarantee Nobody Will Allow Me To Carry My Self Charging Laptop Onto An Airplane!! It Would Look Like A Bomb!!
But Here Is How It Would Work!! The Laptop Needs A Condenser Or Battery That Powers It Just Long Enough To Get The Hard Drive Hot!! Once That Sucker Gets Hot And Starts Turning That Stirling Motor Itl Not Only Power Itself But Itl Charge Its Battery System Too!! When You Purchase Your Laptop You Will Never Have To Plug It In To Charge It!!
They Will Likely Come With Power Plugs But Only For The Rare Event You Leave It Off For So Long The Battery Goes Dead!! Then You Would Have To Plug It In Till It Is Heated Up!! Now What If You Turn It On Then Turn It Off Before It Gets Hot Enough To Self Power?
Well The Heat From A Hard Drive Will Power A Stirling Motor Long After You Turn Off The Computer. Itl Peobly Take 3-45 Minutes To Cool Down Meaning Your Little Motor Will Continue To Charge Its Battery For 30-45 Minutes After You Power Down!! Seriously Efficient.
That Being Said There Is Only One Reason This Did Not Go Into Production When They Created Laptops!! That Is Willing And Unknowingly Being A Slave!!
You Paid More To Power Your Computer Than You Paid For That Computer! See The Scam? What Happens When Everyone Learns About The Stirling Motor That Has Been Around Since The 70'S? And That A Laptop Can Not Work Without This Technology Anyway Thus The Entire Time We Never Did Need To Plug Them In!!
Scams Have Been Making Slaves Out Of All Of Us!! When G.E. Figured Out How To Meter Power And Charge Us For Something As Free As Water They Drove Us Into The Most Genius Slavery As We Did Not Realize We Where Slaves!!
Question Is How Long Do People Think Itl Be Before The Major Computer Makers Will Market These Self Powering Systems In Notebook Computers?
Rest assured Desmond that I don't need the "points" and that I am only responding to your "interesting idea." Most people who respond here are not experts but there is sort of a community of some knowledgeable people. Also please be careful about asking very long questions and say your are not asking for opinions as this suggests a "Rant" which is against the YA TOS and is one reason an account may be suspended.
I must admit to being somewhat confused by your question. Having disassembled many notebook computers and not finding any copper tubes inside I wonder at how you arrived at the idea that they contain the components needed for any part of a Stirling engine. Perhaps you are thinking of a specific brand?
Your other idea is that the heat of the notebook computer could be used to power a Stirling engine. If the energy originally comes from a battery and some of that energy is used to operate the laptop and only a portion of the energy is wasted as heat, then even recovering 100% of the wasted heat energy would not give us enough energy to once again power the laptop.
The practical reality is that Stirling engines are also only about 15% to 30% efficient http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_en... and so how would you propose to capture the heat wasted by the Stirling Engine?
"Self powering" devices might someday be a common reality using transmitted power: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4sAzaKfb...
Thanks for your thoughtful consideration.
Despite All The Political Rhetoric Regarding &Quot;Green&Quot; Energy, Did You Know That Solar Pv Has?
Dropped From $69/Watt Installed To Under $2/Watt Installed? In Many Areas Of The Country, Solar Is Already Cheaper As A New Install Than A Coal-Fired Plant.
And Wind (Albeit Only In Very Specific Areas With Consistently High Winds) Has Been Cheaper Than Coal (As A New Install) For Several Years. And The Prices For Both Solar And Wind Are Still Dropping.
Signed: A Lifelong Conservative.
Yes - and you know why??? (and you will not like what I have to say)
Because the German state taxed its cititzen to subsidize this industry at the start of its learning curve in order to scale it up and produce economies of scale - which is why till recently 50% of the PV installed in the world is in "cloudy Germany".
It is basically the same as the initial investment in nuclear which has cost worldwide 150+ billion except... (i) that it is not limited by the availability of the resource; (ii) that it does not need central planning to be successful in the future - and can power and empower small communities, (iii) it is safe, (iv) it has the potential to lower its cost with the exponentially increasing output (which nuclear does not as there isn´t enough uranium for more than 500 nuclear plants worldwide !!!).
Conservatives are the guys "by definition" who go with the known and established (use Merriam Webster) and look by while innovators implement. This is at least the case in the anglosaxon world where there are close to no "progressive-conservatives" (exept the Gubernator - but then again, where was he born?).
They will cheer for renewable power - whose initial financing they opposed on the basis of political-economic dogma (hey - I like wine but I strictly oppose planting vineyards). In one word - they are so dogmatic that they are unfit for the 21st century, especially compared to conservative parties in other countries.
We have to thank the renewable power sources becoming (or having already become) cost efficient to the late Hermann Scheer, member of the german socialist party for having invented the modern "feed-in tariff" for renewable power.
EDIT: and as one country cannot support alone the cost of the "ramp-up phase" we fortunately have - among others - China playing the game.
EDIT2: the cost of bringing the PV industry to the 21st century did cost more than 50 billion to Germany - an equivalent of what is needed to put Greece afloat. The difference is that solar PV is functional and has a return on investment.
...but....but....but the money GOES into the private sector... the state does not keep the money!...the state does not own the mean of productions!... the state is not the one installing PV on large areas or on your roof - all the supply chain is private! - the state (who received a mandate from democratic elections) applies the policy... and the desired policy is to support solar energy for its deployment as long as it has not reached a sufficient economic viability to progress in an autonomous (=non supported) manner, just like other forms of energy before.
..."glasscasing" is not the same as implementing on a large scale... there is a difference between both... you seem to misunderstand the purpose of a laboratory which is for technical R&D... a laboratory is NOT the place to bring to economic maturity.
Last but not least - the cost of 2 wars for the US is equivalent to the cost of saving 3x the worldwide atmospheric system - which nobody asked - the international community only asked the US to take its share which would have been 1/4th so 1/12th of the combined wars. It seems conservative in the US are very stingy with their taxmoney when its about doing the wrong thing - very enthousiastic about doing expensive wrong things. I have rarely seen people like US conservatives pretending so hard to be christians and focused so much self-absorbed during the short life on earth.
“I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” M-19-23