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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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, many residents discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar 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 costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with changing cash flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties 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 an essential element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many property owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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 Can Radiant Energy Be Used?
I Need It For A Science Report...
Radiant (electromagnetic) energy is used in many ways. First, its our primary source of energy in general, because the sun gives it off. Second, it is used in any sort of flashlight, lamp, etc. because its seen as visible light. Lastly, it can be transformed into other forms of energy using stuff like solar panels. Hope this helps.
How Will 12V, 28Ah/20Hr Deep Cycle Batts. Preform With A Solar Panel?
I'M A Electricity Novice Beginning To Dabble In Solar Power. I Have A Friend In The Health Care Industry Who Got The Above Mentioned Batteries Out Of Portable X-Ray Machines. They'Re Still Good, But Hosp. Regulation Says They Have To Be Changed, I.E. Thrown Out Regularly. My Plan Is To Place 10 Of These In Series To Power A Fish Pond Pump And Shop Tools. I Have A 175W Solar Panel With Over Charge Protection, And A 1500W Modified Sine Wave Inverter. This Will All Be Set Up Outside The House, But I Would Like To Know If Anyone Out There Thinks This Will Or Won'T Work, Or Will Catch Fire! Thanks In Advance!
You could certainly put together a functional system.
You would want to connect the batteries in parallel, not in series. Wiring batteries in series sums their voltage together, so you would end up with a 120v, 20Ah DC battery. Wiring them in parallel would give you a 12v, 200Ah battery (minus some losses). That's a lot of storage capacity. It depends how much you are using the system to power, but you may not need that much.
175W is a large panel. Do make sure to use a solar charge controller between the panel and the batteries. It will automatically maintain the charge without the batteries going over-voltage.
There are losses introduced when using an inverter to convert 12v DC to 120v AC. If possible, try to find loads that also use 12v DC so that you can power them from the battery bank (don't forget fuses or another type of over-current protection) without an inverter. You may need the inverter to power certain loads but whenever you can get by without it, you are better off, efficiency-wise.
The risk of fire or heat damage in a circuit comes from too much current for the components. Make sure to use large-gauge wiring to make connections and use the shortest-length wire necessary to minimize losses and voltage-drop. Make sure to use current protection such as fuses. A 1500w inverter uses a lot of current at full load--probably 150 amps or more, not counting start-up current from devices, which is quite a bit higher. Drawing batteries down too fast can damage them. You can use that large an inverter but try only to use a fraction of its capacity. If you are only using small 120v AC loads, use a smaller inverter. Large inverters have high current loss and cause needless battery drain.
Nuclear Energery Vs Solar Energy?
Dont You Think That We Should More Concentrate On Solar Energy Instead Of Nuclear Engery? As We Know That Nuclear Reactors Are Not Good And Safe For The Human Being And All Other Creatures. The Current Example We Can See In Japan Nuclear Disaster. Many People Have Been Suffering From Radiation.
Solar energy can indeed be a useful form of energy but there are limitations to it...only works during the day, limited areas where solar farms can be built, needs a storage medium, etc... and newer thin-cell technology, solar-thermal or multispectrum methods can bring the price per watt down to 1/3 to 1/10 of silicon based systems and being more in line with coal-fired prices.
Globally, the amount of energy produced from fossil fuels equals around 17 terawatts...trillion watts...per year. It will take a huge investment to eliminate all forms of fossil fuels and convert to clean fuels, solar, wind or nuclear.
"New World Record Achieved In Solar Cell Technology
ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2006) — U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner has announced that with DOE funding, a concentrator solar cell produced by Boeing-Spectrolab has recently achieved a world-record conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, establishing a new milestone in sunlight-to-electricity performance. This breakthrough may lead to systems with an installation cost of only $3 per watt, producing electricity at a cost of 8-10 cents per kilowatt-hour, making solar electricity a more cost-competitive and integral part of our nation's energy mix"
" Much Land to Power The Whole World with Solar?"
Nuclear energy from thorium can also be safe, cleaner and cheaper than current designs and fossil fuel plants...small mini-nuke plants can be buried in the ground and produce cheap power for decades with fewer concerns over safety, proliferation and wastes...thorium-based plants also mitigate concerns over wastes.
Japan's recent problems could have been avoided had they build the plants another 30-40 feet higher or had more robust backup systems..they did not properly consider past earthquake magnitudes and tsunami risks when designing the plants and backup systems. In the 2004 Sumatran earthquake/tsunami, India shut down it's nuclear plants and restarted with no problems.
"Development of Tiny Thorium Reactors Could Wean the World Off Oil In Just Five Years "
"Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes£13m shed-size reactors will be delivered by lorry
"Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb.
The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.
The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based company which said last week that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five years. 'Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a kilowatt hour anywhere in the world,' said John Deal, chief executive of Hyperion. 'They will cost approximately $25m [£16m] each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $2,500 per home.'
" Toshiba's Micro Nuclear reactors are designed to power a single apartment building or city block, and measure a mere 20-feet by 6-feet. The 200 kilowatt reactor is fully automatic and fail-safe, and is completely self-sustaining. It uses special liquid lithium-6 reservoirs instead of traditional control rods, and can last up to 40 years, making energy for about 5 cents per kilowatt hour."
Renewable Energy In The Us?
I Know That The Us Does Not Have A Renewable Energy Target (Where They Have To Use A Certain Percent Of Energy That Is Renewable) But I Have Been Told That 29 Of The 50 States Do. I Have Looked And Cannot Find Any Mention Of Which States These Are. Does Anyone Know? I Am Writing A Paper And Really Need This Information So Any Help Or Anyone Pointing Me In The Correct Direction Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
New Jersey has one:
New Jersey has one of the leading renewable energy portfolio standards in the United States, calling for the installation of over 2,000 MW of solar, 3,200 MW of wind, and 900 MW of biomass by 2020. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program was created by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in order to support progress towards the renewable portfolio goals and to help reduce energy use by 20% by 2020, which is the overarching target for the State of New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan
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How Can Renewable Energy Benefit 3Rd World Countries?
They won't have to rely on other people to obtain the needed fuel for their energy such as those who depend on fossil fuel (i.e. needing to rely on the energy company who depend on the oil company who need to obtain that from an arab nation), they won't have to worry about prices going up and down, and it will keep their air, land, and water a little bit cleaner. In many cases it could be cheaper such as if they use wind power (it's actually quite easy to construct your own wind generator) and when you consider that oil is now at $100 a barrel. Coal is not only detrimental to our air, but also to our land and water as it needs to be mined or taken from mountaintops (look up mountain top removal and see how badly it is affecting the local communities around the Appalachians...).
It's not just the energy which will benefit them, being more earth friendly in general will benefit them greatly as it costs less money and is more resourceful. A few examples would be using a solar oven for cooking, using local resources such as straw and clay to make their homes with which is also better insulated and would therefore require less energy for heating and cooling, composting to make the land more fertile and to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and bio-filtration for their water supply as most 3rd world countries have limited and/or unhealthy water sources.