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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with 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 nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since 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 an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that pick to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, 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
What Are The Uses Of Solar Energy?
Hey Tiffany, the simple answer is that solar energy is used in two ways. First, we can heat things with it. Typically it's used to heat water for the home or business, or heat air, or some other medium, like glycol, that is used to heat something else up. In the desert, they are building solar farms that heat oil to 600 degrees, which is used to boil water and run steam turbines, ultimately generating electricity. The largest of these farms is being built in the Sahara Desert to produce electricity for Europe. The second way to harness solar energy is to make electricity directly with a, "Photovoltiac," panel. These panels use particles from the sun, called photons, to excite two different alloys of silicone and release electrons that can be used to charge batteries or run electrical devices directly. These were invented in the 60's for use in space, but are becoming common in remote homes, on boats, RV's and even in some cities now. These type solar panels are expensive, but can last 30 to 50 years without any maintenance.
We actually live in a home that is solar powered, has been for 10 years now. It still is not very common for people to generate their own solar power, but it will be one day. Did you know that in the United States, over 100,000 homes and businesses are using some level of solar energy right now, that's good news. If you really want to learn more, I would suggest going to the source, Solar Energy International. They are a non profit group that tracks the use of solar energy, tests new products, and teaches courses in the application of solar energy. There are some other excellent places to get information on solar power as well, I will give you a short list below, you can google any of them and check out their websites. Good luck Tiffany, and take care, Rudydoo
If I Want To Power A 500 Watt Air Conditioner, What Watt Solar Panel System Will I Need?
Depends on how long you run the A/C. Let's use 500W of panels as an example. Consider the fact that the panels are generating power at 500W rate for about 6 sun hours a day in the summer (depending on where you are). When you figure in losses, if you run it for 4 hours, 500W of panels may do it. 500W x 4 hours = 2000 watt hours (or 2kwh) needed, 500W panels x 6 sun hours -35% losses = 1950wh generated.
You can calculate how much you would need in panels and batteries on an off grid calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato... If you are planning on staying connected to the grid, but want to offset the amount of power the AC uses, you can go to a grid tied calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato...
Which Is Better Nuclear Of Solar Energy?
Plz, Give Your Opinion And A Reason Why?
Nuclear is a more thorough form of energy because its output is very dense. I support nuclear power as long as it's maintained properly and the plants adhere to all the regulations. Solar is much cleaner however. The problem with solar is that it's expensive, and the output you get is only 5%. It can't provide base-load generation. Maybe if it had 50% output, that would be one thing. I hope sometime in my lifespan solar will be that effective.
Where Can I Go (College), Or What Should I Major In To Study Solar Energy?
I Really Want To Study Solar Energy. What Would Be The Best Major, Or Where Is The Best University For Me To Do This. Thank You!
major in physics
What Size/Strength Solar Panel Would I Require To Run An Ordinary Laptop?
I Have A Standard Laptop, I Think It Requires 110V To Run. If I'M Looking To Run The Computer For Around 5 Or 6 Hours A Day, What Size Or Strength (Ball Park Figure, As I'M Aware There Are Many Different Factors Relating To Power Consumption) Of Solar Panel I Would Need To Do This? If More Details Are Needed, Let Me Know. Thanks.
The 110 volts is normally converted down to 16 or 20 volts DC. If you have a 20 volt, 90 watt notebook that's about 4.5A of current needed to drive the components. Solar cells already output DC.
Most notebooks transform the 110V down to the 16V or 20V through the power pack attached to the AC cord. So the power port on the notebook is a DC input.
You would need to generate 540 watt-hours per day to sustain the notebook. You would need a sets of solar panels placed in parallel and then in series with other sets of solar panels.
If a set of four cells generates .45W x 1Hour = .45Watt-Hours then you need (540/.45) = 1200 4 set panels.
But this depends on the output of the solar panel.
You need to first create the voltage configuration to get 25volts. The two create the needed current you would place multiple voltage sets in parallel. This would run into a variable voltage controller and a current bypass circuit.
All of which needs to be on a fuse. You also need a heat sink on the voltage controller.