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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous home owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 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 great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly 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 equipped 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 a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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
Are Solar Panels The New Edsel?
The Government Has Dump Millions Into This Industry And Plants Are Going Bankrupt.
Almost all forms of energy that we use is solar. Fossil Fuels are solar power stored chemically by ancient photosynthesis over millions of years. Wind power is from the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun. Wave power is from the interaction between a body of water and the wind. Hydro power is from the evaporation of water by the sun, the subsequent precipitation at a higher elevation and the flow back to the sea. The only sources of energy that isn't solar is nuclear, tidal and geothermal.
Solar energy have always been here. Photosynthesis has a theoretical maximum efficiency of 6.6% and modern plants typically have 0.5% efficiencies. Commercial photovoltaics are about 15% efficient but the record is 42.8% in research labs and 65% efficient ones are on the drawing boards. What solar panels can't compete with is the millions of years that inefficient organic photosynthesis has been in operation and the fact that no one had to pay for them. In time, solar panels will eventually be the norm if we survive.
The problem with Solar now is that if you wait a couple of years, you'd get a much better product so it just isn't worth it to jump in now.
Just a couple of years ago, the smallest solar powered lithium bromide chiller ( air-conditioner ) was a 30 ton unit and was only feasible if you got ten of your neighbors to share the unit, now Sakura makes a 3 ton unit suitable for residential use. Just this year, Fulvalene diruthenium has been found to store heat indefinitely with no loss proving that thermochemical systems can allow us to store solar energy till needed and even transport it via pipe lines or trucks to where it's needed.
As to nuclear technology being the Edsel. Current solid fuel nuclear plants were a mistake, the technology was developed to produce weapons. Liquid fuel nuclear would be inherently safe, produce little to no waste as the waste is continuously reprocessed, use the more common thorium as the fuel stock and what byproducts it does make would be less than ideal for nuclear weapons. What we currently have for nuclear power is obsolete but nuclear power can be so much better.
I don't believe the government ever dumped millions into the Edsel.
Should The Government Give Citizen’S Money If He/She Installs A Solar Panel And Gets Off The Electric Grid?
I think so. By installing a solar panel, you are reducing the need for the government to lay down wiring and upkeep and regulation of power facilities and dependence on foreign oil are all reduced. Maybe they should give you a tax break or some sort of rebate. They give incentives and deductions for getting married, buying a home, and having children, why not encourage something that reduces the strains on the environment for a change.
I am not trying to bash marriage or having kids, but I think it is personal responsibility to take care of these people, if you need a deduction to provide for a person, even if it is small refund, then maybe you should hold off on certain decisions for a little while.
How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce In Kwh?
How Much Energy Would A Single 2'X4' Solar Panel Produce In Kwh?
Hey Kyle, the short answer is about 80 watts in direct sun. Most solar panels today operate at around 12 - 14 % efficiency, meaning they convert about 1/8 of the suns energy to electricity, the rest just heats up the panel. That might sound terrible, but consider many of our current day technologies. A car is about 25% efficient, an incandescent light bulb about 4%. A common panel today, at 12% efficiency will produce about 10 watts per square foot, so the panel in your example at 2' x 4' = 8 sq feet, should produce about 80 watts. In terms of kwh, if you have 4 hours of sun per day, 80 watts would equate to about 1/3 kwh per sunny day.
In most cases, solar panel efficiency is not a concern. A good example of this is our home. We produce about 80% of our own electricity using a solar array and a small wind turbine. The array is 1.4 kw, or 1,400 watts peak power. There are 12 panels, each is about 2 feet wide and 5 feet long, and rated at 120 watts. That entire array fits very nicely on the roof of our single car carport, with some room to spare. If the panels were 25% efficient instead of 12, they would take up half the space, and cost about 20% more money. This would accomplish nothing more than expose more of our garage roof to the sun, and reduce the size of our bank account.
Some new companies are touting their solar panels as being the most efficient. One company claims to have reached 18% efficiency. That's great, but for most users, it's of no concern, because the space on the roof of their home is way more than they need for even the most inefficient panels today, and generally they cost less per unit power in the first place. All of this applies to solar electric panels, or photovoltiacs. In the case of thermal panels, the ones that heat water or air, they run much higher, in the 50 - 60 % range, but it is a little hard to quantify because they are also affected by ambient temperatures more dramatically. If you're interested in learning more, check out some websites below. Take care, Rudydoo
Why Is A Big Meeting Required To Agree To Put Up A Few Windmills And Solar Panels?
2) Dang conservationists and NIMBYs
3) Do you realize how many 20 kw wind turbines, .5kw solar arrays, how much transmission line you need to run to replace even one 285mw coal fired plant? Hint 5kw wind turbines =1 mw. 200 .5 solar arrays = 1mw.
What Can Photoelectric Effect Do?
What Are Some Of The Many Ways To Use Them In Devices.
Solar Panels? Or What?
Photoconducting sells are used as ON-OFF switches,in anti theft alarms,for street lightning and for detection of illuination of light.(example-CdS cell)
Photodiodes are used in telecommunication
Solar cells are used in sattelites,space ships and making solar pannels.
Photovoltaic cells are used in operation of relays