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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners pick to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since 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 well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
How Do You Find The Max Amount Of Energy Striking A Solar Panel Using Volts Amps And Watts?
How Do You Find The Amount Of Energy Exiting The Solar Panel (In Watts).
The simpliest answer is to look at the datasheet for the solar panel as to what it was tested for using Standard Test Conditions (STC). This is the maximum practical energy that it can produce.
If you are wondering what the solar panel can produce in energy during the day, there is the open-circuit voltage and the short-circuit current.
However, this will not tell you the Maximum Power Point (MPPT). This is where the current and the voltage cross on the curves (located in the datasheet) and will be the maximum energy that the panel produces under the current conditions.
This is what most inverters are targeting and the best ones do so automatically.
Tell Me The Guidelines For Making Solar Panels?
Solar Panels Which Is The One Produces The Power...I Wanna The Complete Description About It...
I think it will be useful for you.. just try those things ..To begin, you will need a Multimeter which is able to measure DC fractions of voltage and your collection of solar cells, once you have this, position a light source near your solar cells as this will allow you to get a consistent measurement of voltage output of each of the solar cells.set your Multimeter to measure DC voltage and place the negative test lead on the side of the solar cell which shows negative voltage. Then place the positive test lead on the side f the solar cell which shows a positive voltage. Check to see what the maximum voltage output is and don’t move the solar cell around to try and get a higher reading. Next you need to separate your solar cells into groupings of .05 volt increments and this will allow you to take maximum advantage of solar cell output.the next step is to connect the solar cells with tinned interconnection wire and in order to achieve this you will need to take the spool of interconnection wire and cut it into 10.5 inch lengths.next every piece of the tinned interconnection wire should have solder put on it and you can do this by adding solder to 5.25 inches of the wire beginning at one end, then flip the wire over and add solder to the remainder of the wire beginning at the opposite end.now you must solder a length of the interconnection wire to each connection strip which is located on the front of each of the solar cells.
Who Makes The Best Quality Solar Garden Lights?
I'M Tired Of All The Problems With Peeling, Cracking And General Cheap Wiring With A Lot Of The Imported Ones. Surely The Manufacturers Know That These Things Will Spend Months In The Sun...Why Can'T They Use A Plastic That Won'T Discolor Or Crack? Do The Wires Inside Have To Be The Cheapest Around? I'Ve Repaired A Number Of Them And I Can'T Imagine That There'S A Huge Cost Saving To The Manufacturer By Using The Shortest Possible Wires Inside...How About A Little Slack For When The Thing Has To Be Taken Apart To Replace The Battery? Can Anyone Recommend A Quality Brand That Is Built To Last?
Unfortunately, about 90 percent of everything is imported these days. Saw story on local news or 20/20 that said in an average US home, 90-95 percent of things are made in Asia, mainly China, Vietnam and Japan for electronics. Textiles and wooden items are about the last bastions of "made in America," even US cars have 50-70 percent of things made in Asia though they are constructed in US. I remember 10 years ago when you could go to a good clothing store (like Lord & Taylor) and get a wool coat union made in USA for around $200 (I still have mine; classic style and exceptional quality.) But that's another story.
In my experience, Gama Sonic makes the best quality fixtures in terms of housing, using glass instead of plastic for pricy fixtures, and great batteries and solar. They focus on solar lamps, but have some very good accent spotlights; their selection of regular accent lights is a bit limited.
Some people DO buy the dollar discount store lights, but these usually are old discontinued models and WILL not last more than a season and will likely produce cruddy light. Up to you. The best costs more. So: if you have choice between two or three fixtures from the same store that look pretty much the same, you can bet that there are 2 or 3 levels of quality. Most stores give people the choice. If everything is really cheap, they don't have broad range of distributors.
Also, make sure when comparing prices online that you incorporate shipping costs. For solar accent lights, you may see the same item for 12.00 and at another store for $24.99 or something. When you get through check out BAM, the 12.99 difference pops back in for shipping. Still, we buy ours online because we have done our research.
Before talking about options: yes, most products should be more sturdy to accommodate battery changes: Tip, after you change the battery, take some clear caulk and put it around whatever you took apart; it won't show and it will prevent moisture from getting into the fixture. Also, clean the panels and plastic/glass regularly with mild soap and water or mild mix of water and vinegar or VERY MILD mix of water and ammonia. If you have metal fixtures, wipe small amount of mineral/baby oil on the non-plastic parts.
We take most of our accent lights in during the winter, but when we do, we make sure to remove the batteries so as not to damage the fixtures.
TIP ONE THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE NEWEST/BEST product: (and probably most expensive) - better lights use NiMh batteries rather than NiCD -- gives you an idea about the age of the product model. Some better fixtures use Li-Ion batteries, but these are not really necessary for accent lights, unless they are accent spotlights.
One of the reasons that people have negative opinions of solar light is that people often buy the cheapest out there, and you get what you pay for. A lot of companies are jumping on the solar bandwagon -- either they have focused on traditional low-voltage "Traditional" electric lights and can't economically compete with the specialists to incorporate (not naming names but lots sold at Home Depot), and other companies that make everything including the sink are getting in by churning out plain old garbage.
Read the articles below that discuss your questions. The site focuses on better quality solar products (meaning they cost more), but there is a pretty decent selection including middle of road prices
Can Anyone Tell Me The Carbon Footprint Of 1 Solar Panel?
Solar panels have a ZERO carbon footprint once in operation.
However, there are those who claim the manufacturing process does have a carbon footprint. But there are automated systems that are becoming solar powered, so that they too have a ZERO carbon footprint.
The end-game solution is to move to solar faster than other energies, since solar does have the highest payback of any energy invested in as the cleanest and safest renewable energy available today. It is also becoming the lowest cost solution as solar panel are diving under $1 per watt prices and are to be below $0.50 per watt by 2015.
The faster that solar manufacturing plants convert to solar energy, the sooner we are to an ALL SOLAR ENERGY ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Is There A Government Sponsored Solar Panel Trial Program For People Who Would Like To Participate(Small Scale
Nope. My sister had a $65,000 ($45,000 with tax breaks) system installed in her home in San Diego.
I did the math and pointed out that the system will never produce $45,000 worth of electricity during its expected lifetime.