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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. 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 significant, numerous home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker 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 end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners select to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
What Are The Legal Issues About Solar Panel Installation In Ga Or Other States?
If it's a solar water heater, it will have to meet current building codes. One would contact the city, country or whatever authority issues building permits. For example, if your rafters are just 2x4's, that won't be strong enough to support the weight of a water tank on your roof.
For solar electric, the kind the most people get is grid-tied (no batteries). That means getting a building permit, and permission from the power company to connect. After an inspection of the electrical and mechanical work, the building inspector will sign off on the project. At that point, the power company generally will grant permission to connect.
Depending on the area, you may need to have a licensed electrician, licensed roofer, or solar specialist install the system. Where I live, you can install your own panels (still subject to inspections), but cannot install someone else's without a particular certification.
Some areas have covenants that prohibit having solar panels showing. I live in California, so it's illegal for a homeowner's association or anyone else to bar solar panels based purely on appearance.
If you go with a professional installer, they will handle all the legal issues.
I'M Have A Diy Solar Panel And Wanted To Use Micro Inverters?
I Made Three 36 Solar Cell (3X6 .5V 3.5A) Panel And Had It Hooked A Up To An Old Car Inverter. I Was On Line Looking For A Cheap Grid Tied Inverter. I Came Across The Enphase Micro Inverter And Was Wondering If I Could Use One Of Those. Will It Work?
I like your optimism about solar power but unfortunately the utility company does not share your enthusiasm.
Installing a grid tie inverter implies that you wish to connect this solar array to your home AC electrical system and that is not allowed without prior certification. A reversible electric meter will also be needed if you want to connect the grid tie inverter directly to your home.
On its own, the grid tie inverter will produce an unstable amount of power since the solar panels only collect power in 50% or greater sun exposure. If you had a light bulb connected to the inverter, you would see it light up and go off as clouds pass by your home built solar array.
The great news is that you can enjoy the benefits of solar power by adding the following parts to your existing solar array:
1) MPPT Solar Controller to recharge an automotive battery - http://www.associatedcontent.com/article...
2) A Gel Cel or automotive battery to hold the solar power.
Once you have those parts connected, you can run an extension cord to your security lights to power them at night with the solar power you have collected during the day. Later, you can expand your solar array and power numerous appliances like a refrigerator in your garage or even a freezer.
I have been using solar power for several months now and deeply enjoy the ability to create renewable energy.
I wish you luck with your efforts as well!
What Type Of Gases And Toxics Do Solar Panels Use Or Produce?
Im Doing A Science Project And I Need To Know What Gases Or Liquids A Solar Panel Can Make That Is Not Friendly To The Environment. Please Name All The Gases And Liquids And Explain How They Damage The Environment.
It Would Be Most Likely That You Will Get Best Answer If You Find All The Bad Things About Solar Energy And Explain Why They Are Bad And How They Affect Nature. That Would Be Helpful To. Thank You
Once manufactured and put into use, they don't produce anything toxic. During manufacturing various types of solar panels require very toxic processes and chemicals to build. Some require very rare metals that in turn involve complicated and toxic refining processes as they come out of the mine. All these processes produce air pollution and heavy metal emissions, and they consume energy - which brings about more air pollution, heavy metal emissions and also greenhouse gases.
Tellurium is required for manufacturing high efficiency cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic cells. It is mainly recovered from copper ores (1.5-3 ppm). It is refined by the use of sulfuric acid on the ores, which is a dangerous chemical that has significant hazard if accidentally released in the very large quantities required for this electro-winning process.
If you have ever visited an open pit copper mine you will suddenly realize that the mining of tellurium for solar panels is not environmentally benign but is in fact hugely destructive. In countries where this type of mining is not highly regulated the amount of water pollution from these mines can be so significant that it become possible to refine copper from the wastewater that flows in open streams and rivers downstream from the mines. Metals like tellurium would not be economic to extract by themselves, and only because the copper mines process such huge quantities of ore is it possible to have any supply of tellurium at all.
According to the US EPA, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) are used in the manufacture of photovoltaic solar cells. CFC's are a major cause of ozone damage in the upper atmosphere and are a greenhouse gas as well. They were banned and phased out by the Montreal Protocol http://www.theozonehole.com/montreal.htm but many countries still have not signed on, most notably China where most solar cell manufacturing has moved to.
One researcher says this: "Flux, typically a derivative of pine resin, is applied to
cell interconnection strips before soldering to act as a
deoxidizer and to ensure better adhesion between the solder
and solar cells. Conventional flux leaves residues on the cell
surfaces that need to be cleaned with a chlorofluorocarbon
(CFC) compound. CFCs are known to cause ozone
depletion in the atmosphere ." from http://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy98/23902.pdf
Tube furnaces used in some manufacturing processes produce several toxic gases: "For junction diffusion, either a belt furnace or a tube
furnace is typically used. Tube furnaces traditionally use a
POCl3 liquid source dopant, which generates toxic P2O5
and Cl2 effluents and requires frequent cleaning of diffusion
tubes using HF solutions. Belt furnaces are more
environmentally benign because they can use water-soluble,
non-toxic, spin-on or spray-on dopants or vapor dopants
and do not require HF cleaning." http://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy98/23902.pdf
Silane (SiH4) is another toxic chemical used in manufacture of solar panels. Silane is fairly toxic and can be explosive: the lethal concentration in air for rats (LC50) is 0.96% (9,600ppm) over a 4-hour exposure. In addition, contact with eyes may form silicic acid with resultant irritation. Low-cost solar panel manufacturing has led to substantial consumption of silane for depositing amorphous silicon on glass and other surfaces.
Can Someone Offer Advice On Buying Or Creating A Solar Powered Backup System That Has Small Solar Panels?
I'M Interested In A Solar Charging System That Would Be Used As A Backup Power Source. The Speed With Which It Takes To Charge Is Not Really A Big Deal, The Bare Minimum Would Be Enough. I Would Prefer To Have A System That Charges Slow, Takes Up Less Space With Regards To The Solar Panels And Offers Enough Capacity To Run A Large Appliance Such As An Air Conditioner For Example For Several Hours.
I Haven'T Had Much Luck Finding A Commercially Available Solution That Meets These Requiremetns, So I'M Guessing I May Have To Go The Dyi Route.
Can Anyone Offer Some Advice/Guidance On How To Proceed? Also, One Other Question. If Given Enough Time, Would Pretty Much Any Size Panel Eventually Charge A Battery?
IF it is for backup in case of power outrage, 100 watt panel should do the job WITH enough battery storage.
For OFF grid, buy the largest panel setup you can afford, AND a gas/diesel generator also.
Who Thinks Gold Is A Very Good Investment?
Since We Are Headed For A Bigger Better Crash With The Economy And The Guys That Have Some Influence On It.
Gold is good.
Silver looks to be better.
The banks have been flooding the market with paper silver as a measure to make the US dollar look more appealing as a hedge currency. The paper issuers like COMEX and NWT Mint have promised out soo much silver that they have become incapable of actually meeting demand to the customers who want physical delivery. They are starting to default on their obligations. That is a good indication that demand is now outpacing supply. The icing is because silver is being suppressed in value the mining companies have actually been slowing their production down. While at the same time silver is being consumed in the form of electronics, solar panels, etc.
There is good indications that we are about to see a supply crisis if the defaults become rampant and production remains stagnant. If that happens there will be an explosion in value for anyone who has physical possession of silver.
Anyways whether this will be true or not is yet to be seen. Let the lesson of the story be that if you are going to buy bullion, make sure you take physical possession and don't go chasing after paper.