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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups 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 homes equipped 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 crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners choose to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most importantly, 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
How Is Uv Increasing In The Tropical Regions?
Why Do You Hear Corals (Like In The Caribbean) Being Affected By Increase In Uv, And Yet The Ozone Layer Is The Greatest In Tropic Region. Plus, After The Montreal Protocol, The Ozone Depletion Decreased And Then Stabilized. So How Is Uv Still Increasing?
"How is UV increasing in the tropical regions?"
Because the ozone layer is depleted, year around, over / near the equator. Has been getting worse every year, since the late 1700s. Take a look at this:
... you can see the 2006 ozone hole in black. See the red band over the equator in both images? This ozone is at very low levels too, and it is receiving lots of UV that should be making new / more ozone.
"Why do you hear corals (like in the caribbean) being affected by increase in UV,"
Because UV of that wavelength, is not stopped by a few inches depth of water.
"and yet the ozone layer is the greatest in tropic region."
False. The highest year around insolation (light from the Sun) is highest "in the tropic region", but trade winds loft whatever water vapor is present, and with increasing surface temperature, more water vapor is present. Water vapor both blocks ozone formation (via stabilizing NOx* free radicals that would otherwise decay into ozone), and providing a photocatalytic decay path (essentially via formation of H2O2).
"Plus, after the Montreal Protocol, the ozone depletion decreased and then stabilized. So how is UV still increasing?"
You believe the politicians, when they started patting each other on their backs? Ozone layer farther from the equator thickened a little, but ozone layer near the equator got thinner. What is more, we had another record-sized, late-season, ozone hole just last year.
UV is still increasing, because we choose to deny our effects on climate, and this has consequences. We lose more and more arable land, because the UV sterilizes the soil, and fries anything that tries to live near the ocean's surface.
Now imagine if we had Cloud Nine's, equipped with the means to coalesce water vapor from the air, using solar panels, perhaps...
What Is The Plastic-Like Material In A Typical Solar Panel?
See the source below for how a solar panel is made. The solar panels are placed on glass but there are layers and treatments so that the solar panel is strong.
What'S The Are Best Career'S Without A College Degree?
I Just Wanted To Know What Are The Best Career'S Without A College Degree. I Live Up In Vermont So There Really Isn'T Much That I Know Of For Good Careers. Although I Am Currently Taking Classes To Get My Associate'S Degree In Accounting But I'M Not Sure How I'Ll Do With That.
Network installers, network administrators, computer systems administrators
If you enjoy tinkering with computers and wireless-network routers, consider this field. The business slowdown may have damped demand a bit, but it'll rebound fast as the economy picks up, says Laurence Shatkin, co-author of "300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree." Salary: $49,801.
Law-and-order types who enjoy working with people might consider a quick career change into law enforcement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports some police departments take candidates right out of high school and let them start with just a few months of training provided by the department, while others require one to two years of police-academy training. $47,485.
This one's a great recession-proof career for those who enjoy courtroom drama. There's great job security as the courts must continue to function in good times or bad, notes author Shatkin. $47,275.
Clinical laboratory technologist
Science nuts who regularly watch "CSI" might want to consider this line of work. Clinical lab techs examine tissue and body fluids under a microscope and test them for diseases. This field is expected to grow as new diagnostic tests continue to be developed, says Shatkin. Entry into the field requires at least a two-year training course from either a technical college or hospital. $47,081.
Heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC) installer
If you enjoy working with your hands, this job's got that, along with the satisfaction of knowing you're helping people stay cool -- or warm. You can earn the required certificate at a community college, private school or online (click here for a list of schools), and get started in just a few months. $44,814.
Computer numerical control
In areas of the country that still have a strong manufacturing base, there's demand for people who can program the robots that do much of today's assembly-line work, says Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "You need strong analytical decision making skills, where you can diagnose a problem in a machine," he says. $44,629.
Solar energy systems installer
This and many other "green" jobs are hot now, as the recently signed federal stimulus bill put billions into alternative energy and energy conservation. Albrecht reports classes in this field are filling up fast at his college, as a boom in installing solar panels is expected. $44,460.
Working in prisons can be stressful and hazardous, so it pays pretty well. Corrections can also be a good option for those who want to work the night shift, as prisons must be staffed 24/7. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report on this occupation notes that local and state prisons may accept high school graduates without further training. $42,795.
Security and fire-alarm systems installers
Demand for security systems, Webcams and fire alarms is increasing, author Shatkin says, because the price of these systems is falling. The National Alarm Association of America says training can be done in less than two weeks and costs under $1,000. $41,417.
People who enjoy tinkering with their cars -- and live near an airport -- might consider this field, which pays better than automotive repair. Unless Americans suddenly give up their love affair with cheap travel, this field is expected to see continued steady growth. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 170 schools nationwide are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer the needed training, which usually takes between 18 months and two years. $39,584.
What About A New Roof With My Trees Nearby?
I'D Need To Hire A Professional. I Don'T Think I Can Do This With A Little One On My Hip. I'M A Busy Mommy. I Can Do Some Stuff, But Not This Roof Stuff. It'S Serious Work. I'M Busy With Mommy'S Daycare Of One Child (My Own.) Business.
You will need a roofing contractor to tell you how much it will cost. The house inspector can help you with references.
From personal experience I recommend you stay away from white or light gray colored roofs. Algae grows on roofs, especially with trees close by. Have you seen light colored roofs on homes that have big black or dirty looking streaks on them? This is from algae and make a homes roof look awful. To clean it you have to have the right chemical and pressure washer to get rid of it, and it will come back. Medium colored shingles are your best bet. Tin roofs outlast shingled roofs, most tin roofs last about 50 years vs. 15 + yrs for shingles. Tin roofs are also much more expensive than shingled roofs. A contractor will advise you what is recommended for your climate, life span and cost.
Congrats on your new home!!
Can You Easily Reduce Your Energy Use Painlessly And At Modest Upfront Cost?
The Biggest Bang For The Buck Is Replacing Incandescent Lights With Compact Fluorescent And/Or Led
(The Color Is Now Much Better On Cfl'S And They Have Cfl Dimmer Bulbs. Use Led Outside, They Are Incredibly Low Energy Consumption But Not The Nicest Color Temperature To Look At. If You Have 20 Light Bulbs, On For Many Hours, Just Doing This Could Cut Your Bill In Half.
Energy Efficient Appliances: Old Refrigerators, Old Tv'S, Old Air Conditioners Use A Ton Of Power Costing More Over The Long Run Than Replacing Them. The Old Refrigerator In The Garage With A Siz Pack. Ouch. Costing A Bundle. Better To Get Rid Of It (Sometimes Your Local Power Company Will Pick It Up And Pay You A Rebate If You Buy A New One. Get A Used On On Cl That'S Newer. Keep Your Refrigerator Full, The Power Comes From Cycling On And Off And When There'S Cold Food In There It Stays Cold Longer And Uses Less Power.
Home Insulation. Attic Insulation. Wall Insulation. Floor Insulation. Weatherizing Doors And Windows. Caulking Drafts. Of Course New Windows Are More Efficient And There Have Been Some Rebates But The Rebates Are Disappearing. Insulate!!! That'S Not That Expensive And Pays Back Fast.
Plug Ty'S And Stereos Into Power Strips And Turn Them Off When You'Re Not In The Room. Turn Lights Off When You Leave The Room Or Get Motion Sensor Switches To Do That Automatically.
Walk (Better Exercise Than The Gym)
Ride Your Bike (Get Some Sunshine When You Exercise)
Ride Share (Spend More Time With Friends And Co-Workers In A Relaxed Environment And Split Cost Of Gas)
Use Public Transportation (That'S Always And Adventure In People Watching And Some Buses Hold Bikes)
Make Your Next Car Smaller, A Hybrid, A Chevy Volt
Solar Panels And Residential Wind Turbines May Cost Less Than You Realize. Get A Quote. Do Some Research On You Tube And Watch And Hear Others Experiences To Educate Yourself. If You'Re Serious Get 3 Quotes.
Name Some Other Ideas... This Is A Start...
I have a solar water heating system that will hopefully make it through another hurricane season. All bets are off.
I have all energy and water efficient appliances, but it's a slippery slope. In order to get my clothing as clean as they should be, I need to run the washer for longer than my old one. So, do I save water or energy?
We also sprayed soy foam insulation in our rafters. That reduced our costs significantly.
I walk daily, but the grocery store is 4 miles away and it's darned hot here!