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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 resident to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy prices have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs 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 expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Basic, Important Questions About Life At Sea?
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1. When Living On A Boat Or Yacht (24/7), Where Does The Water Come From That Is Used In The Shower, Sinks, Toilet, Drinking, Etc? Are You Supposed To Collect Rain Or Use Ocean Water? Why Is It Dangerous To Drink Ocean Water (Aside From Pollution)?
2. Are There Normally Bathrooms On A Yacht Or Boat? Where Am I Supposed To Dispose Of My Waste Without Polluting The Environment?
3. What Is The General Price For A 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Yacht?
4. Arn'T All Yachts Custom Made? If So, Does Mangusta Make Custom Yachts?
5. Please Tell Me Everything You Can About Using Strictly Solar Energy For A Yacht. How Long Do Solar Panels Last? What Do I Do If I'M In A Cloudy Area Without Much Sun? Exactly How Much Power Will The Solar Panels Provide To The Boat?
I'M Planning On Owning And Living On A 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Yacht Manufactured By Mangusta. The Yacht Will Be Home To My Three Future Kids Plus Me And My Husband. I'M Against Pollution Of All Kinds And I'D Rather Help The Planet Than Damage It, So Thats Why I'M Wanting The Yacht To Be 100% Environmental-Friendly. It'Ll Have Two Jet Propulsion Motors And Numerous Solar Panels. My Family And I Will Be Traveling Around The World, Cleaning Up Ocean And Land Pollution. I'Ve Already Got A List Of Countries I Want To Visit And Oceans I Want To Dive Into. My Kids Will Be Homeschooled, So The Education Bit Is Already Taken Care Of. We'Ll Collect Rain Water For Drinking, Fish For Seafood, And Grow Fruits And Vegetables. Basically, It'Ll Be A Yacht Of The Future. It Won'T Have A Jacuzzi Or A Bar, But It Will Have All The Neccessities Of A Modern House, And Still Look Luxorious.
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I Know There Are Risks Of Living At Sea; Pirates, Storms, Marine Predators Such As Sharks - But, To Me, It Is No Different Than Living On Land; Burglars, Lightning Storms, Murderers. Besides, At Least I Won'T Drown When The World Ends. I'Ve Predicted, Much Like Most Others, That Global Warming Will Cause The Oceans To Flood The Land. Survivalists Like Me Will Be In A House That Floats On Water, And Will Still Have All The Things Needed In Order To Survive (Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Rain Water).
1. the water needs to be unsalted so dont use sea water and u can collect it from rain but normally people fill up the holding tank while on the pier
2. theres never a normal place for a bathroom on a yacht but usually they r inside and the waste has to be pumped out later on
3. at least 300 thousand $$ if its used and they r still in really nice condition
4. not all yachts r custom and most companies will customize it for a price
5. solar panels last around 10 years and if its cloudy u have to wait for the sky to clear up and most likely wont be enough power to move a yacht around
Solar Panel Stops &Quot;Working&Quot; When Plugged Into 12V Port?
I Have A 12V Solar Panel Which Can Be Connected To Your Car Battery, Either Directly With Clamps Or Through A Cigarette (12V) Lighter Port.
The Solar Panel Has A Red Led Which Starts Blinking Once Enough Light Is Present, Indicating That Electricity Is Produced. I Measured The Power On The Lighter Plug, And It Is There, It Works And Reaches Manufacturers Specifications.
But Here Is The Problem, As Soon As I Plug It Into A Port In The Car, The Red Led Stops Blinking (And Therefore No Charge Is Happening).
I Have 2 12V Ports, One Is The Original Cigarette Lighter Port, The Other One A Auxiliary Port. Both Are Connected Permanently, Meaning There Is Constant Power Available.
When I Plug It Into My Jump Starter, It Works Just Fine.
Any Idea Why This Is Happening And What Is &Quot;Wrong&Quot;?
Firstly you have not mentioned if the engine was on or off. This makes a big difference.
A 12V solar pannel with no load may make as much as 14V depending on design. However a 12V lead acid battery is charged at 14.4V approximately and car body electronics run at 14.4V with the motor running. A fully charged 12V lead acid battery with no load can be as high as 13.4V if it is brand new or in excellent condition. So if you have a battery in very good condition with no load you will get no current flow because the battery is higher voltage than the solar pannel. You also have to take into account that there is a blocking diode which drops about 0.6V so your output for a pannel generating 13V is actually 12.4.
Firstly count how many cells your solar pannel has. Each cell will generate about 0.55V with no load and 0.45V on full rated load. Typically they have 26 cells which gives 14,2V before the diode or 13.6 after, with no load. On full load this will be more like 11,7 before the diode and 11.1 after on full load.
Check the voltage on your battery with the engine off and everything switched off. If you ger more than about 13.2V then your not going to get much current flow so that is why you dont see the LED flashing. Turn the headlights on with the engine off and you should notice the voltage on the battery drop to maybe 12.5 or so. Less than 12 and you potentially have a faulty battery. At this point the LED should start flashing. If it does not then you have something weird going on.
NB for the guy that damaged his battery with the solar charger. Check the output voltage on it as it sounds like it may be one of the older ones that has too high an output voltage, If the output with no load is above 14.4 then it will damage the battery as you found, If the voltage is less than this then there is something else going on.
How Many Global Warming Freaks Have Solar Panels, Drive Hybrids, And Have Recycled Irragation Systems ? Hmmmm?
Who Knows How Much It Would Cost Every American To Convert To Alternative Energies ? $50,000. . . $100,000 ? They Scream About Feeding The Millions Of Poor People. . .. How The Heck Could We Afford To Convert Every Home And Car In America ?
You Conservatives really make my blood boil.
I'll have you know that Ms. Barbra Streisand, our brave leader in the fight against global warming, is flying her beautiful, Cessna Citation jet all around the country to find just the right decorator color of solar panels to use at her Malibu compound. She will prove to the world that "green" can be beautiful.
How dare you bring up such a crass thing such as money! I'll have you know that Ms. Streisand is probably just scraping by to purchase these solar panels because she doesn't really have a career anymore, and now she also has a husband to support.
Can't you Conservatives ever think about anything but money?
Is Direct Sun Light Needed To Recharge Batteries With The Use Solar Panels?
the output from a solar cell increases with the increase in the intensity of light falling on it
a solar cell will produce power when any light is incident on it (an incandescent bulb , a CFT , a candle, an led ) but the output power will be less
as sunlight is the most powerful and abundant light source available we use it
when direct sunlight is incident on a solar cell it can provide more current so more current will be taken by battery to charge and so it will charge quickly
when light is less ( no direct sunlight ) the battery will charge if the voltage produced by the cell is sufficient but the cell will provide less current hence the battery charge very slowly
for best result the solar cell must be placed normal to the incident light
Conservatives: Why Is It Considered &Quot;Conservative&Quot; To Be Against Clean Energy Sources And Environment Issues?
Shouldn'T The &Quot;Conservative&Quot; Position Be The Adult, Responsible Position On Issues? Surely Nobody Sincerely Believes Air Pollution Is A Good Thing, Yet &Quot;Conservatives&Quot; Seem To Be Opposed To Solar And Wind Generators, Non-Polluting Cars That Run On Electricity Or Compressed Air And Hybrid Car Technology.
I Consider Myself A Conservative, And Am Sincerely Distressed That What Passes As &Quot;Conservativism&Quot; On Environmental Issues Is Not The Responsible Position.
Should I Cease Regarding Myself As A Conservative? I'M A Tea Party Kind Of Guy. Should I Just Disavow The &Quot;Conservative&Quot; Nomenclature?
It's not. Most conservatives are for clean energy and the environment. But like most things conservatives have a practical outlook on it. For example:
Conservative energy view: We should develop non polluting self reliant energy sources like nuclear power.
Liberal energy view: We should shut down all oil and coal plants and just use solar and wind power even thought it will not meet our energy demands and be 10x as expensive