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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 everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many property owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs 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 expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past ten years, domestic electricity prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that pick to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- 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 companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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 Are Solar Panels Made?
Solar panels that make electricity directly from sunlight are arrays of solar cells. Solar cells are semiconductors; similar to computer chips but of simpler design, although making them still requires ultra pure materials and expensive, high tech equipment. Production also takes quite a bit of energy and produces toxic waste.
How Much Electricity Would Be Generated If The Entire Surface Of The Earth Was Covered With Solar Panels?
A lot. Treating the earth as a disc, with a diameter of 13,000 km, we get an area of 531 trillion square kilometers, and at 100 watts per square meter, we would have 53 quadrillion watts -- about 50,000 times the installed generating capacity of the US. But much of that area is ocean, and much of the rest is too far north or south to be useful for power generation.
Is It Worth Getting A Solar Panel For The Sole Purpose Of Feeding Elecricity Back To The Grid?
Is There An Economical Advantage Besides Being Earth Friendly?
Can you economically break even with solar energy as an individual? Sure. It will take a while, even with support from the government, unless you have a very good electricity tariff, in which case you can't. But then you would have more money over for solar panels, anyway... :-)
The question I would ask myself is if solar energy is the best investment of my money to help the environment. In my case it wasn't, YET. For one thing, we had old appliances. Replacement of all incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lights, a new fridge for $800 and a new washer/drier for $1000 have cut our consumption from 280kWh/month to 150kWh/month. We got a hybrid a couple months ago, which cuts our CO2 budget for commuting by more than half.
I also replaced a bunch of bulbs at work and I have optimized my computers not to run when I am not there. These measures cost only a few dollars, yet save solar panels worth $10,000.
Next thing will be to insulate the windows better for winter.
And then, some way down the road, I will invest more in solar with the goal of actually becoming a net producer at home to offset my energy use in agriculture etc.. But personally I am not doing it for financial return, anyway.
Solar energy and carbon budgeting are an economics 101 problem. One should invest money first in things that return the most the cheapest. Solar cells amortize in three to five years energetically, luminescent bulbs in probably three to six months. The new car amortizes financially almost immediately, leaving more money over for investments in other energy saving/producing technology. So if you have exhausted all your other options, go for solar. But there are usually a lot of things before that which make more sense - for you AND the environment.
Is It Possible, And If So, Then How Can I, Get A Free Guide To Making Cheap, Efficient Solar Panels?
I Want To Reduce My Carbon Footprint, And Solar Energy Is Completely Renewable, And 100% Clean Energy, So I Need Help Figuring Out How To Make Solar Panels That Will Power My Entire House And Will Eliminate My Reliance On The Power Grid Completely (Or At Least 80%+).
Everything in the body of your question is laudable, and possible, except for the part about "cheap."
Solar electric is generally a large ($10k or more) up-front investment, and a cost savings over time, as well as environmental benefit. And in many areas, it would never recover its initial investment, not at today's prices. Costs continue to fall, though.
The internet is full of sites that suggest you can power your whole house with just $200 or less of homemade panels. As to the information, you could probably find it through a bittorrent search site, by looking for "solar panel", and would see that the kind of information being sold is not practical at all. See http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php for a rebuttal to these scams.
You could build your own solar water heater, and plans will come up in Google.
What Is The Future Of Solar Energy, And Would You Recommend Home Solar Power?
Where Do You See Solar Energy Going In The Future? Maybe Next 5 Years? Next 10? Are Home Solar Panels A Good Investment (I Live In Florida). Or If You Have Other Commentary On The Future Of Energy, Feel Free... Thanks.
Solar energy has quite a few advantages, but also some disadvantages. If we use them for our homes, they will
Obviously give clean energy
Give free energy
Take up a lot of space
Will be unreliable, in days of cloudy weather they will not produce much electricity.
Also, they are expensive to buy but cheaper in the long run. You will also need to buy a large battery so that you can store electricity for night time use.
If you are planning to buy solar panels, make sure you have a large roof or something. Check out the humidity levels in Florida as solar energy doesn't work well in high humidity.
Here is a helpful website aimed at solar energy in Florida: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/
Maybe its best to buy them now than 20 years later when oil will be rare and solar panels will be 5 times their cost!