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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 a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your property value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with 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 anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, creating 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 cash down.
Lots of house owners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- 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 Investment
The utility business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
Generator For Solar Panels....?
Why Should I Have A Generator If I Have Solar Panels.....?
Usually, a generator is more cost effective than a battery backup system for your solar panels. Most grid-tied solar arrays are connected to the grid without batteries. My company has installed well over 100 solar arrays for residential and commercial clients and almost none of them had battery systems with them. Many clients asked to see the costs and after that, they agreed that a generator seems better, especially if there is access to fuel readily available.
Also, unless there is a battery system, the solar inverters will not operate when the electricity goes out. This is a safety feature, but it keeps you from using any power at all from the panels when the grid goes down. This explains the "utility interactive" solar inverters compared to the "stand alone" generators.
How Do Solar Panels Work ?
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Solar cells use light (photons) to generate power (voltage). It naturally follows that this process be called the photovoltaic effect.
When solar radiation is absorbed by solar cells, photons from the sunlight enter the cell and bump into electrons and displace them. At this point, special electrical semi-conductors within the solar cell capture these electrons and complete a circuit between the top (negative charge) and bottom (positive charge) of the solar cell.
The process may vary slightly depending on the various types of solar cell, but the basics remain the same as shown in the diagram in the link
How Do Solar Panels Help To Prevent Global Warming?
I Literally Need A Really Fast Answer Because I Was Meant To Do This For Yesterday But I Didn'T So It'S Already Late So Can Someone Please Help???
They don't currently, and likely never will. According to scientists, you need to cut 80% of CO2 emissions to stop global warming. Getting electricity from solar power instead of coal reduces CO2 emissions, however the effect is small because there are so few solar panels. To effectively prevent global warming, you have to convince China, India, and the rest of the developing world to use them. there they represent less than 1% of electricity, and the carbon emissions are growing rapidly. Already developing countries account for over 2/3 of emissions. IF these countries adopted solar power or other renewable energy in a broad way, then they would hep to prevent the portion of global warming caused by CO2. Note that the planet has been warming naturally for centuries, so it is still possible that the effect would be small.
How Much Is The Benefit Of Solar Panels?
What Are The Pros And Cons? Do You Still Benefit On Cloudy Days?
Solar power panels use sunlight to generate electricity.
Solar power cells can also refer to cells that heat up water or another fluid and use the heat from that.
- They do not generate as much power on cloudy or very much at all on rainy days.
- They do not generate power at night when it is most needed.
- They have to be kept clean to work right (this kills many Mars probes).
- They are expensive and at best 28% efficient, but solar cells with 40% efficiency are under development.
- Fields of them would be an eye sore.
- They can be fragile, but technology under development can fix that.
- Although the technology is old it still needs a lot of work.
- They have no moving parts.
- They require little man power to maintain or supervision
- They can be created fairly economically and with new technology (still being worked on) they can be printed out like circuit boards.
- They are made of boron and silicon, which is dirt (sand) cheap.
- Sunlight is free, renable and requires no fossile fuels or persiable or products in limited supplies.
- They can be integrated into existing roofing structure and so not be an eye sore.
Why Do Solar Panels Cost So Much When They'Re So Good For The Environment?
I Wish That They Were Less Expensive, But They Are. Why?
Because they're expensive to make! Costs are falling - silicon panels cost about $7.50/Watt-peak in 2007/08. First Solar's new thin film Cadmium-Telluride cells are being installed at about $3-3.50/Watt-peak and they cost under 90cents/Wp at the factory.
As production increases we'll get economies of scale and costs should continue to fall. Give it a few more years - by the end of the 2010s they should be cost effective in most sunny countries :)
Nate: we might one day get 50%, we already have ~42% in labs. But I don't think they'll be in the first wave of mass market panels. The highest efficiency you can get from a single junction solar cell is 31% or so - this is a fundamental, physical limit (explanation on request). To get higher efficiency you need more layers (ie junctions), which is more expensive. It looks like thin film solar cells will be cheaper for quite some time - dye sensitized ones should be too, and maybe organics if we get a few more breakthroughs.
Even at 10% efficiency, provided your cost is low enough, solar power is good enough to go commercial. Look up the company 'FirstSolar'!