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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
What Is The Most Energy Efficient Car?
The Car Does Not Necessarily Have To Be Available To The Consumer Or Be Fully Operational/ Finished. I Was Just Curious How Efficient Some Of The Newer Vehicles Comming Out Are And What Type Of Gas Mileage They Receive.
Hydrogen cars. Electric are second best. Hydrogen cars do not he range and weight problems of electric cars but have an introduction problem.
Hydrogen could be MADE at every gas station using electrolysis using water and surplus electricity, when the power company dictates. This also improves the efficiency of power plants.
Hydrogen also has the potential of being made at home, overnight, like in the gas stations. Also, there is the possibility of using roof solar panels to provide the electricity to make the Hydrogen at noon time, when the house may be empty, the storage of Hydrogen is a lot easier now than it was last year. There is a new nanotechnology way of doing but it is not in the market, yet..
Whatever Hydrogen is not used for the family car, would be available to make electricity and reduce the amount of energy bought from the power company. And, further reduce the need to build more powerplants.
Where Does Light Energy Come From?
Why Are Headlights (On A Car) Considered Light Energy? Like, Most Light Energy Comes From The Sun, So What Creates Artificial Light Energy?
Also, If You Can, Try To Put Your Answer In A Simple Form So That An 8Th Grader Will Understand It! Thanks:)
First, there is NO "light energy" - light IS a form of energy.
When you use the headlights on a car, the energy to give the light comes from either the electricity stored in a battery, or being generated by the engine. The lights also give off energy as heat (another energy form). Energy also goes from the engine to the wheels, to provide motion - energy being used to do work.
Energy from the sun can be captured by solar panels, which use a photo-electric effect to take the energy we see as light and store it in a battery of some form.
So, we keep converting energy from one form to another. and that's how we can get artificial light.
What Solar Panel Do I Need?
During The Summer My House Uses About 1.47 Kw/H I Am Wondering What Solar Panel Do I Need To Cover Most Or All The Electric Bill. A Link Would Be Helpful Too :)
If you are installing a full system, you need to factor in the fact the sun is not always shining, and may not be shining everyday at full strength.
There is no hard and fast rule for sizing systems, but if you factor in the amount of time you are not using power during the day, the panels can be charging batteries. So your 1.5 Kw of usage if it were spread over 24 hours becomes maybe about 60 watts/hour, if you were to add into the plan if you are able a wind plant: a 400 watt wind plant with about 400 Watts of panel Is probably the minimum of what you want to have taking into account the average amount of sun per day on average is 6 hours to account for the cloudy days. Otherwise figure for 800 watts of solar panels to cover for the days the sun is not shining, and that may not be enough.
If you are planning to be off grid, probably 800 to 1000 Watts of panels could work, along with some of your changes to usage habits, etc.
If you are planning to be grid tied, check with your power utility, because they may have a program to help cover some cost of installing solar or wind. Some utilities do have incentive to promote those programs. Expect to shell out 30,000.00 to 40,000.00 (US) for a basic system under a
power utility program. So weigh the cost versus how long you plan to stay there. If you are going to move in 5 years or less, get a number of small panells in a quantity you can afford. If you do not know enough electronics to make your own regulator and control circuits, then factor in for a charge controller of adequate size. They operate on the same principles, so going with the cheapest ones is just fine. And do not forget to get batteries and remember to check them periodically.
The Universal Electric Code has addressed these types of low voltage installations, so it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with those specs. In some areas inspections may be mandatory, especially if you plan on having insurance. If you are paying a mortgage, Insurance is often mandatory. Having it inspected also get you off the hook when it comes time to sell because some modifications can eliminate any chance at financing for most people.
You can get some good ideas from http://www.builditsolar.com If you just want something that reads like a compilation of sales brochures, pick up a copy of Homepower magazine. For suppliers, http://www.northerntool.com
If you have a fair chunk of money to drop on a standing seam steel roof, check out who "Powerfilm" has as their preferred installers for their roofing panels.
What Are Engineering Challenges To Develop Solar Energy For Comfort/Home Uses?
What Are Engineering Challenges To Develop Solar Energy For Comfort/Home Uses?
Solar is an old technology now and is fairly developed. Cost is a bit of a barrier but that is coming down quickly. Production scale could also be considered a barrier, as the industry can't yet make enough solar panels to satisfy demand. The panels themselves are limited in how much energy they can take out of the sun's rays, but they are getting better at this. Materials are a big thing now, mostly in trying out different materials and structures in the cells to bring down the cost and boost the efficiency.
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If You Buy A Solar Panel, Does The Electric Company Send You Checks For The Electricity?
I Heard From A Friend That If You Buy Solar Panels And They Generate More Electricity Than You Use Then The Extra Will Be Sold To The Electric Company And You Will Receive A Check.
Is This True?
In my state, they just credit your bill with what you produce. I guess you could install a system that produces more than you use, but that would be very silly because the power you produce would cost you a lot more than what you can buy it for on the grid.
Fact - Solar is NOT FREE. Fact - Solar power for most people will cost MORE than grid power, even with federal and state subsidies using our Tax Dollars.
Solar Power is great for the well off who can afford it to help the environment, but please do not take my hard earned tax dollars to help the well off that can afford it to get richer. If we are going to subsidize, then help the people that NEED the help. Lets buy solar for a poor single mom trying to get by. This way we help the environment, AND help someone have a better life.