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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. 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 considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic 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 consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Multiple studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that select to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for at least the next 20 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
Looking For Advice Re: Buying / Making Solar Energy System For House In L.A.?
Any Homeowner In A High Sun Area, Like Los Angeles, Has Probably Seen Those Ads Saying You Can Add Solar Panels To Your Roof &Amp; Save Big In The Long Run. I'M Not A Contractor Or Engineer, So The Technical Stuff Is Kind Of Beyond Me, But I'Ve Tried Googling &Amp; Reading Articles To See If It Made Sense To Jump Into This At The Present Time, Or If I Should Wait Till The Technology Is Cheaper, More Efficient More Proven, Whatever (I Know The World Needs Early Adopters, And I Might Be Willing To Do This Even If It Was A Close Call On It Making A Profit, As A Way Of &Quot;Doing My Part&Quot; To Support The Clean Energy Movement).
I Just Find Myself Confused By The Different Opinions And Options. I'Ve Had Success With The Yahoo Answers Community Getting Some Straight Dope...I Mean You Get Some Sales Pitches, But Also Some Honest Advice From People With Brains, Knowledge, Experience.
My Situation: Own 1500 Square Foot Home In San Fernando Valley (West Hills), With Detached Garage. The Slope Of Both House &Amp; Garage Roofs Are E/W, Which I'Ve Read Is Not Ideal (South Facing Slope Would Be Best To Maximize Sun), But In L.A. Area, I Think This Could Still Be Good Enough. I Can Get Full Sun On The Roofs Of House Or Garage With Just A Little Trimming Of Nearby Trees, Not An Issue. We Seem To Average 600 Kwh (Kilowatt Hours?) Per Month, Higher In Summer (A/C Presumably), Lower In The Winter. I Think 600 Kwh Is Roughly Costing $100 These Days.
So, If I Had Enough Solar Power To Power My House, I'D Be Saving $1200 A Year, Maybe Round Up Because I Could Change Some Natural Gas Stuff To Electric(?). So I'Ve Read The Companies That Specialize In This Are Charging At Least $20K For These Whole Home Installs. So It Would Take, Maybe, 17 Years For This To Pay For Itself? Or, I Guess, If I Can Generate Extra Energy And Sell Back To The Electric Company, There Could Be An Added Profit That Shortens This? I'M Not Sure If The Solar Cells And Stuff Are Likely To Last That Long, How Much Services Will Cost, If This Will Be Obsolete In 5 Years, Or What. So Right Now It'S Just Hard Cutting To The Chase On Whether To Do This.
Part Of The Problem Is Not Really Knowing If I Have To Spend $20K Or More For This. I Understand Some People May Be Making A Lot Of Money As Specialty Companies Selling Their Packages, But I'Ve Also Read This Is Not Rocket Science... If To Take What It Actually Costs For The Solar Panels, The Labor For Installation, Etc., It Might Be Possible To Do This For A Lot Less, And Then It Might Make Quite A Bit More Sense.
While I Don'T Have Contracting/Building/Electrician Experience, I Do Like Diy Stuff Generally And Don'T Mind Getting My Hands Dirty Or Reading To Get Up To Speed On A New Topic If It'S Within The Realm Of Possibility For Me To Get A Better System By Getting More Involved, Than Just Hiring A Solar Company That Will Take A Cookie-Cutter Approach And Try To Maximize Their Profits.
So, If Anyone Was Willing To Read Through All That, And Has Info Or Opinions They Think Would Help Me, That Would Be Appreciated.
(I Don'T Know If It Matters, But Another Thought I Had Was If I Could Get An Electric Car, Charged By My Solar System, Then I Could Stop Paying Gas Bills...With My Current Commute, That Is Running Me $350 A Month For Gas At Least, Sometimes More, So I'M Also Trying To Figure If There'S Some Combination Of Solar Panels, Electric Or Hybrid Car, That Makes The Most Sense In Terms Of Being Practical, Saving Money, Saving The Planet, Etc. If Anyone Has Thoughts On That, That'D Also Be Welcome.)
cost for electricity is in the process of a fundamental change here in California see ab 327. I think you can figure that moving forward the cost for juice with delivery will be about 21 cents per kwh
While most believe that the utilities control pricing here in California that is not the case. CPUC has that responsibility SoCal Edison gets paid for delivery and service. The Utilities are maintaining that solar customers have been given a free ride and should be billed for delivery and service for net metered systems
In other words solar customers will be billed probably a flat rate for using the service.
Residential customers have never been given the ability to sell back more than they use per year. Net metering does allow you to "bank" watts to use later but at the end of the day toy can never sell more than you use.
Electric Vehicles have a program by which you can charge at night for a reduced rate
At 600 kwh you are an average user here in Southern California. Conservation is the most price effective way to reduce costs. Low hanging fruit would be get rid of the second refrigerator. Install cfl or led lights. Turn lights off when you leave a room. etc
Solar is a great option but it is not for everyone. Cost for systems has come down significantly.
the cardinal orientation of your home. a west facing is not terrible but not ideal either. It will produce less in winter months when you are not using ac and more in the summer. you cannot have shade hitting panels during production hours
Do a bit more research to make an informed decision. Without seeing your house nor your usage giving advice is not possible.
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Make Home Made Solar Panel?
Could Someone Tell Me How To Make A Solar Panel With Items U Can Get In A Town, Ones That Are Not Too Expensive. I Just Want Enough Power Out Of It To Light An Led. Plz Give Me Instructions With Diagrams If Possible. Thank You
There is some rediculously poor generator of electricity that you can make up with chemical compounds like cadmium sulfide that I stumbled across on an internet search, but basically the answer is "not worth the effort" You can't make semiconductors, which is what solar cells are, at home.
Are Solar Panels Worth It At This Point? And How Much Power Do They Produce For Your Home?
Thats An Example Of A Solar Panel... Say I Were To Buy.. 3 Of Them, Which Would Be A Little Over $1K. How Much Power Would That Generate Through My Home? Enough To Power A Tv? A Microwave? Maybe The Kitchen Lights?
And How Long Would That Take For It To Pay For Myself And Start Saving Me Money.
A friend lives on an island where they pay 50c/kWh for electricity. Solar panels are very cost effective for him. Another friend lives in WA state where her power is 5c/kWh. Not such a good deal there unless the grid fails and she really needed electricity enough to buy backup batteries. I live over a mile from the nearest power line- it would cost me hundreds of thousands to run a line to my house so solar is not just an option but a necessity for me.
Is It Safe To Use Solar Panels If They Installed In New Apartment And Home ?
If they are put up profesionally by a good company then yes. try not to do it yourself or have someone do it who doesnt know what theyre doing
Can I Use Armasafe Plus Battery With Solar Panel?
I Have Armasafe Plus 12V 120 Amp Battery And It Is Agm (Absorbed Glass Matt), It Is Use In Military Truck ,Suv ,Tanks Etc.
Can I Use This Battery For Back Up And With Solar Panel.
It should work fine. You may need a charge controller depending on the size of your solar panel. You can probably use a panel up to about 5 watts without a charge controller.