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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property worth
Multiple studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties equipped 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 key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Solar Panels Can Be Energy Efficient,Who Owns One ?
Our 3rd year on an 800-watt system, 10 RV-battery backup. nearest grid power is over a mile away, so solar was the way to go. We burned 15 gallons of gas in the generator last year due to bad weather. Overall reliability is better than the grid in our area. Upgrading this year to 1500 watts and 16 RV batteries so we'll have enough power to run the freezer we're buying and have about 4 days of bad-weather storage. Love our system, have no interest in connecting to the grid.
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger?
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger? I Want Enough Power To Charge A Smart Phone, A Gps Or Rechargeable Batteries For The Gps, And Maybe A Tablet.
I Know The Lightweight Ones Might Not Have Enough Power. But Maybe Just The Ability To Charge It Slow? Who Knows. Tell Me What U Have Used. And What You Have Heard. Thank You
My guess is you can't find one that weighs less than a spare set of batteries. The Goal Zero Guide 10 is a pound, the Nomad 7 nearly 13 ounces and the cheaper of the two is $80 at REI (not the cheapest outlet, I know). One AA battery is less than an ounce, and four lithium AAAs are about an ounce. Unless you need a dozen or more AAs, I think it would make more sense to just carry spares and charge them at home or with a car charger. Unless you're off the grid for more than about ten days or are using stuff constantly, one set of spares should suffice. On my last trip we carried digital cameras, a couple of cell phones, MP3 players, someone had a Zune, and - I think - about 900 flashlights (OK, maybe somewhat exaggerated, but we had a lot of them). We used four extra AAs on cameras and two AAAs on flashlights (one of which was on the second day, so it wasn't fully charged when we started). For the four of us, less than a half-pound of spare batteries was enough for an eight day trip.
The real problem with all of these chargers, however, isn't weight or even cost, it's charging time. The top-rated (not stupidly priced like the $360 Sherpa 50) charger at REI (Solio Bolt) takes 8 hours to charge a set of batteries. Unless you're hiking in death valley or only go out on the summer solstice, you're probably not going to get enough sun to charge everything. Maybe you love the sun, but when I'm hauling a pack I try to find all the shade I can, especially in camp. This may not be an issue if you're going above timberline.
As an alternative, have a look at this item from Amazon - for under $10, it'll charge a smart phone from a AA battery:
I don't know if it works well, but I'm sure there are others around, and with a few spare AAs, you can charge any USB item you're carrying.
Then again, if money is no object and you don't mind carrying nearly four pounds of charging junk around, go with that Goal Zero Sherpa 50 at $360. It looks like you could run a refrigerator on that thing and keep your beer cold on the trail. Seriously, however, if you're camping with a fairly large group, that might make sense. Spare batteries for - let's say six people - and all that stuff each would add up. You can shuffle stuff between packs to even out the weight. If someone's willing to spring for the cost, it might work well, although it seems like it's somewhat oriented toward base-camp use.
Better yet, leave all that stuff at the trailhead. Isn't that the whole point of getting off the grid?
2 Questions On The Solar Water Heater?
1.) What Is The Average Payback Period?
2.) What Is Its Life Expectancy?
And If U Know Them:
3.)On Average, How Much Heat Energy Does It Produce?
4.)By How Much Does It Reduce The Use Of Electricity To Heat The Water (On Average)?
5.) How Much Money Is Saved On Electricity Bills (On Average)?
1.) Lot's of input variables on this one. How many users, what the mean daily solar radiation of the region is, what system type(active, thermosiphon, passive) and do you have a gas or an electric water heater. The solar system will preheat the water in its own tank that will feed the water heater you have.
That way your water heater dosn't have to heat it much or at all, but will be there ready to go if there is no sun that day.
2.) A good system can exceed 20 years. Panels can go over 30 years.
3.) 2 - 4' x 8' panels heating an 80 gallon storage tank can raise the water temperature over 100 degrees in a single day.
4.) 80 gallons x 8.34 pounds/gallon x 100 degree rise equals 66,720 b.t.u.'s. A therm of gas is 100,000 b.t.u.s and there are 29.3 killowatts in a therm. So, about 20 killowatts a day will be saved on your electric bill. Where I live 3rd tier electricity is about 30 cents/kwh. That would be a daily savings of 20 x 30, or 6 bucks a day/180.00 month. Gas on the other hand at $1.50 a therm ( 20 therms/month) x 1.25 inversion modifier for an 80% efficient gas water heater would save about $37.50/month. Yes in this very possible scenario, gas is 5 times cheaper then electricity, which means solar water heating is way more cost effective in California, at least, if you have an electric water heater.
Where Do We Get Our Electricity From? (In The Usa?)?
Where Does Our Electricty Come From?
Many different sources. There are atomic powered plants, as you know. There are also coal-burning and oil-burning plants, but those are becoming obsolete. There are hydroelectric plants, which sit on dams and use the pressure of the water to turn turbines. There are windmills -- miles of them in the open spaces between the mountains on the way between California and Arizona -- and there are solar panel arrays, although those are still pretty new. Of course, many people also have solar panels and passive solar devices on the roofs of their homes. There are a few geothermal plants, which use the heat of the earth's interior for their energy, and hydrothermal plants, which use the difference in temperature between the lower parts of the ocean and the upper levels. I don't know if anyone has actually built those yet, but they have been designed.
What Is New Jersey Doing For The Environment?
There's bunch of non-profit organizations in NJ who been working many years to clean up dirty rivers and streams. They work hard to get politicians to sign a bill to ban certain toxic substances that damages the environment and pollutes the water and also causes human diseases such as cancer.
Besides these organizations, companies and towns are taking their own initiative for a cleaner environment. Many towns have installed solar panels and you can see them on almost every single light pole. Several schools have installed solar panels on their buildings. Power companies are working on installing wind mills along the coast. In matter of time, majority of energy produced in NJ will come from renewable energy.
Any company that contaminates the environment will be liable for cleanup. They will be heavily fined by NJ Dept of Environment.