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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 daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or homeowner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since 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 well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
Looking For Advice Re: Buying / Making Solar Energy System For House In L.A.?
Any Homeowner In A High Sun Area, Like Los Angeles, Has Probably Seen Those Ads Saying You Can Add Solar Panels To Your Roof &Amp; Save Big In The Long Run. I'M Not A Contractor Or Engineer, So The Technical Stuff Is Kind Of Beyond Me, But I'Ve Tried Googling &Amp; Reading Articles To See If It Made Sense To Jump Into This At The Present Time, Or If I Should Wait Till The Technology Is Cheaper, More Efficient More Proven, Whatever (I Know The World Needs Early Adopters, And I Might Be Willing To Do This Even If It Was A Close Call On It Making A Profit, As A Way Of &Quot;Doing My Part&Quot; To Support The Clean Energy Movement).
I Just Find Myself Confused By The Different Opinions And Options. I'Ve Had Success With The Yahoo Answers Community Getting Some Straight Dope...I Mean You Get Some Sales Pitches, But Also Some Honest Advice From People With Brains, Knowledge, Experience.
My Situation: Own 1500 Square Foot Home In San Fernando Valley (West Hills), With Detached Garage. The Slope Of Both House &Amp; Garage Roofs Are E/W, Which I'Ve Read Is Not Ideal (South Facing Slope Would Be Best To Maximize Sun), But In L.A. Area, I Think This Could Still Be Good Enough. I Can Get Full Sun On The Roofs Of House Or Garage With Just A Little Trimming Of Nearby Trees, Not An Issue. We Seem To Average 600 Kwh (Kilowatt Hours?) Per Month, Higher In Summer (A/C Presumably), Lower In The Winter. I Think 600 Kwh Is Roughly Costing $100 These Days.
So, If I Had Enough Solar Power To Power My House, I'D Be Saving $1200 A Year, Maybe Round Up Because I Could Change Some Natural Gas Stuff To Electric(?). So I'Ve Read The Companies That Specialize In This Are Charging At Least $20K For These Whole Home Installs. So It Would Take, Maybe, 17 Years For This To Pay For Itself? Or, I Guess, If I Can Generate Extra Energy And Sell Back To The Electric Company, There Could Be An Added Profit That Shortens This? I'M Not Sure If The Solar Cells And Stuff Are Likely To Last That Long, How Much Services Will Cost, If This Will Be Obsolete In 5 Years, Or What. So Right Now It'S Just Hard Cutting To The Chase On Whether To Do This.
Part Of The Problem Is Not Really Knowing If I Have To Spend $20K Or More For This. I Understand Some People May Be Making A Lot Of Money As Specialty Companies Selling Their Packages, But I'Ve Also Read This Is Not Rocket Science... If To Take What It Actually Costs For The Solar Panels, The Labor For Installation, Etc., It Might Be Possible To Do This For A Lot Less, And Then It Might Make Quite A Bit More Sense.
While I Don'T Have Contracting/Building/Electrician Experience, I Do Like Diy Stuff Generally And Don'T Mind Getting My Hands Dirty Or Reading To Get Up To Speed On A New Topic If It'S Within The Realm Of Possibility For Me To Get A Better System By Getting More Involved, Than Just Hiring A Solar Company That Will Take A Cookie-Cutter Approach And Try To Maximize Their Profits.
So, If Anyone Was Willing To Read Through All That, And Has Info Or Opinions They Think Would Help Me, That Would Be Appreciated.
(I Don'T Know If It Matters, But Another Thought I Had Was If I Could Get An Electric Car, Charged By My Solar System, Then I Could Stop Paying Gas Bills...With My Current Commute, That Is Running Me $350 A Month For Gas At Least, Sometimes More, So I'M Also Trying To Figure If There'S Some Combination Of Solar Panels, Electric Or Hybrid Car, That Makes The Most Sense In Terms Of Being Practical, Saving Money, Saving The Planet, Etc. If Anyone Has Thoughts On That, That'D Also Be Welcome.)
cost for electricity is in the process of a fundamental change here in California see ab 327. I think you can figure that moving forward the cost for juice with delivery will be about 21 cents per kwh
While most believe that the utilities control pricing here in California that is not the case. CPUC has that responsibility SoCal Edison gets paid for delivery and service. The Utilities are maintaining that solar customers have been given a free ride and should be billed for delivery and service for net metered systems
In other words solar customers will be billed probably a flat rate for using the service.
Residential customers have never been given the ability to sell back more than they use per year. Net metering does allow you to "bank" watts to use later but at the end of the day toy can never sell more than you use.
Electric Vehicles have a program by which you can charge at night for a reduced rate
At 600 kwh you are an average user here in Southern California. Conservation is the most price effective way to reduce costs. Low hanging fruit would be get rid of the second refrigerator. Install cfl or led lights. Turn lights off when you leave a room. etc
Solar is a great option but it is not for everyone. Cost for systems has come down significantly.
the cardinal orientation of your home. a west facing is not terrible but not ideal either. It will produce less in winter months when you are not using ac and more in the summer. you cannot have shade hitting panels during production hours
Do a bit more research to make an informed decision. Without seeing your house nor your usage giving advice is not possible.
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Make Home Made Solar Panel?
Could Someone Tell Me How To Make A Solar Panel With Items U Can Get In A Town, Ones That Are Not Too Expensive. I Just Want Enough Power Out Of It To Light An Led. Plz Give Me Instructions With Diagrams If Possible. Thank You
There is some rediculously poor generator of electricity that you can make up with chemical compounds like cadmium sulfide that I stumbled across on an internet search, but basically the answer is "not worth the effort" You can't make semiconductors, which is what solar cells are, at home.
Are Solar Panels Worth It At This Point? And How Much Power Do They Produce For Your Home?
Thats An Example Of A Solar Panel... Say I Were To Buy.. 3 Of Them, Which Would Be A Little Over $1K. How Much Power Would That Generate Through My Home? Enough To Power A Tv? A Microwave? Maybe The Kitchen Lights?
And How Long Would That Take For It To Pay For Myself And Start Saving Me Money.
A friend lives on an island where they pay 50c/kWh for electricity. Solar panels are very cost effective for him. Another friend lives in WA state where her power is 5c/kWh. Not such a good deal there unless the grid fails and she really needed electricity enough to buy backup batteries. I live over a mile from the nearest power line- it would cost me hundreds of thousands to run a line to my house so solar is not just an option but a necessity for me.
Is It Safe To Use Solar Panels If They Installed In New Apartment And Home ?
If they are put up profesionally by a good company then yes. try not to do it yourself or have someone do it who doesnt know what theyre doing
Can I Use Armasafe Plus Battery With Solar Panel?
I Have Armasafe Plus 12V 120 Amp Battery And It Is Agm (Absorbed Glass Matt), It Is Use In Military Truck ,Suv ,Tanks Etc.
Can I Use This Battery For Back Up And With Solar Panel.
It should work fine. You may need a charge controller depending on the size of your solar panel. You can probably use a panel up to about 5 watts without a charge controller.