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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal property solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 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
Is There Anyone Trying To Create A Cheaper And More Efficient Solar Panel?
I Read On Cnn'S Website Last Year Some Company Was Creating A Very Cheap Type Of Solar Panel, That Needs Minimal Maintenance And And Has Minimal Glare From The Sun. And The Creator Of The Project Said He One Day Wanted To Cover Every Rooftop In The Us With These Solar Panels. Seems Like A Good Idea To Me But I Havent Heared Anything Of It For A Long Time And I Don'T Know What They Are Called... Any Help?
About every week I read another article (or several) that is describing an increase in efficiency in solar panels, a potential reduction in price, a cheaper way to make them, or how much closer to grid parity they have become. Many times when you read the article in addition to the headlines you find that the "breakthrough" will often come to market in 5 years. And every maker of solar panels wants to cover "every rooftop in the country." Much of it is hype for sometimes small advancements in technology. Sometimes there remain many problems to be disposed of before the advancements will be seen on the market.
Some of the online publications you can subscribe to and get these updates are:
Some of the approaches for improvements in photovoltaic panels include:
--improved optics: http://thefraserdomain.typepad.com/energy/2006/04/holographic_sol.html
--improved production techniques: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/15/photos-sunpower-factory-tour-25-years-to-1-gw/
--improved education: http://www.csudh.edu/oliver/smt310-handouts/solarpan/solarpan.htm
--capturing "hot" electrons: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/25345/
along with multi layered cells, anamorphic panels, thin film solar, printable solar panels, thermal solar panels, improved inverter technology... it is an interesting time for solar panel technology.
Whichs Cheaper When In An Rv,, Livin Off Solar Elect., Propane Or Batteries That Are Built In To Rv?
Im Wanting To Scale Down My Living So Bills Will Be Much Less Expensive. Im Planning On Getting A Rv (Travel Trailor), 500- 600 Square Feet. Ive Researched Solar, But If I Went With That, Id Have To Pay To Have It Installed Also. With Research, I Think Most Things Can Be Powered By Propane, And Another Option Is Batteries That Come With The Rv (Ive Heard About, Not Sure How It Works) In All, Bying The Batteries If You Need Them During The Month, All The Expenses, Which Of The 3 Options Would Be Cheaper To Live Off Of.
I actually did this.
The thing that you miss is that to live off of solar there is some considerable expense to get set up.
The first thing is that you will need are multiple batteries to store the power (the sun doesn't shine at night!) which I put in under the bed (usually storage area under there).
You will then need a converter to adapt the power from 12v to 110 (DC to AC) (an inverter goes the other way)
You will then need a large enough panel, this one will be the biggest challenge because there are a number of different types but you also need to compare the efficiency of the panels too. Companies are getting them real close to being cost comparable to line power so a little discovery on your part would do you well.
Btw - if you haven't experienced living in an RV trailer then I would strongly recommend getting one with AT LEAST one slide out. It will make a world of difference in your level of comfort.
How To Charge A Solar Panel?
Its Cloudy Out And I Have A Solar Panel That Has 3, 1.5 Volt Cells But How Do I Charge It Without Sun Any Other Ways?
Just to clarify the terminology here, solar panels can be used to charge batteries. The solar panel produces electricity from the sun but you do not "charge" the solar panel.
So I'm assuming you have 3 1.5 volt rechargeable batteries connected to a solar panel in some kind of integrated unit. The batteries are probably wired in series giving you a 4.5 volt output from the unit which you can use for powering LED's, portable radio etc. The solar panel may have about 12 solar cells wired in series, each producing up to 0.5V in good sunlight, but the amount of current they produce depends on their physical size, the sun's intensity, the load being supplied, and the type of solar cells.
If it has the cheaper "amorphous silicon" solar cells, they will actually produce some useful output on cloudy days and charge your batteries slowly. However if they are more expensive crystalline cells they will only work with good sunlight, but then they will work very well and charge your batteries relatively quickly..
If your batteries are not charging enough on a cloudy day you could connect a mains-powered 4.5V charger to the output terminals of your unit. However you may need technical expertise to make this work because of the possible presence of internal blocking diodes. You also need to ensure the mains charger has appropriate power ratings and the connection to your unit is made safely, + to + and - to - .
I hope this helps.
Will Fracking Give Us The Breathing Room We Need For Renewable Energy Development.?
There Is A Lot Of Concern Right Now About The Environmental Impacts Of Fracking For Natural Gas. Natural Gas Production By Fracking, Though, Is Considerably More Environmentally Friendly Than Coal Production By Mining. Production And Transportation Costs Are Enough Lower For Gas Than Coal That Gas Is Now A Cheaper Energy Source Than Coal In The U.S. There Are Substantial Reserves That Can Be Developed By Fracking In The Rest Of The World As Well.Coal, Which Fuels About 45% Of U.S. Electrical Power Generation Right Now, Generates About .96 Kg Of Co2 Per Kw-Hr Of Electricity Produced. Natural Gas Only Exhausts About .57Kg Co2/Kw-Hr When Burned In The Same Efficiency Powerplant. Newer Dual-Cycle Gas-Fired Plants Can About Double The Efficiency Of Coal-Fired Plants. Replacing Coal-Fired Plants With Natural Gas Would Therefore Decrease Our Co2 Output From Electrical Generation By More Than 20%. In The 10-20 Years Until Solar Becomes The Cheapest Form Of Electrical Energy, Will Lower-Priced Natural Gas Decrease Our Co2 Output Enough To Keep Us Below A 1000 Gt Budget For World Cumulative Output From Fossil Fuel?
Methane can be made quite easily from biomass and then cleaned to pipeline standards, so fracking is not necessary. The cost of production is about $4/GJ, which is close to the current spot price for natural gas. The economic merit depends on location because pipeline transport is a significant cost. Locally, the consumer cost of natural gas is about 75% over the spot price due to pipeline charges. That leaves room for local production from biomass sources to be profitable. $4 cost of production + $2 profit margin + $1 local distribution. For fossil natural gas the numbers are $2 cost of production + $2 profit + $2 pipeline + $1 local distribution. The consumer price is the same, but local production from renewable sources is preferable because all of the money stays in the local economy and it is carbon neutral.
Edit: RE solar vs biomass scale up. I like both technologies. Solar captures a larger fraction of solar radiation than plants, but comes at a higher capital cost. At 50 N, a solar PV panel operates at 25% efficiency in December and January due to low solar irradiation. Solar PV panels are more suited to lower latitudes where the longer duty cycle will justify the investment. I think that biomass energy is more suitable for high latitudes where solar irradiation is more seasonal. The technology for biomass methane is quite simple. If 20,000 peasant farmers in Bangladesh can build anaerobic digestion pits with minimal resources and cook their meals with the gas produced, the technology is within reach for most Americans (although some of the comments on YA make me wonder...). The main limiting factor for biomass methane is political will.
Solar Panel Help?
All I Ever Heard Is How Easy It Is To Get Solar Panels For A Persons Home. I Live In Arkansas And To Do My House It Would Cost 25000 That I Dont Have And No State Incentives. So Where Do I Go And Get These Free Solar Panels? Thanks For The Help
Sorry this is so long.
I live in north west arkansas. I have solar on my home. I installed them myself. Did not cost me anywhere near 25 grand.
Solar will pay you back if you get incentives or not. I have said this a hundred times but people just don't seem to understand or can't do the math.
You are renting from the public utility. You have nothing in the end but a stack of payment stubs. There is no way to get a return on your investment. You paid them money and have nothing. Nothing at all .. Well maybe good service. But still nothing.
If you check it out most solar electric systems last 30 years or longer. If your electric bill is 100 dollars a month. do the math.
100 dollars a month for 30 years is $36,000 dollars you would normally pay the public utility. So why not buy your $25,000 system, you just made $10,000 right there on the spot.
Now add in 3.5% cost of living per year for each year for the next 30 years on that 35,000 you pay the public utility. Then you have to keep in mind you do not pay taxes on any electric you make yourself. You do not pay fees on your own power. You do not pay the cost of fuel incresses every time the price of oil goes up.
In the end you saved $100,000.
So it is free even if Arkansas don't give free handouts like other states. I even know people who say they are waiting for some one to make a cheaper solar module. That will not happen because even if they make it for half the cost (like evergreen is doing) it will still be sold at standard market value not production cost.
The real problem with solar is it is hard to come up with the upfront cost. But renting solar panels is comming but that is the same as just renting power from the public utility.
I wish you luck but it will be a while before Arkansas will make any moves on renewables. They just in 2007 made it law that the public utilities have to let your roll your net metering over to the next month if you over produced.