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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 property owner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many residents find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
How To Install A Solar Panel System?
I Want To Install A Solar Panel System And Our Power Grid Can'T Work In Reverse(So It Get Its Electricity From Us). My Question Is How Do You Prevent Electricity From Our Panel To Go To The Grid Without Disconnecting The Grid? How Can We Also Use The Grid And The Panel At The Same Time When The Panel Are Not Creating Enough Power?
Ps Dont Say Ask An Electrician
If you are grid-tied, then a standard solar electric system will always feed back into the grid if you are not utilizing more power in your home than is being generated by the solar panels and inverter system. It is possible that a grid isolation device designed to prevent direct back feeding is available, but haven't heard of one in common use.
New laws in most areas of the US are now mandating that utilities allow grid-tied alternative energy systems. Double-check you local laws. Sometimes you can't take the utilities word for truth--most will automatically say 'no' and will only relent when you show up with the law in hand.
Unfortunately, some utilities have figured out another way to shut down alternative energy pioneers--they demand multimillion dollar insurance policies covering damage that their equipment could sustain from your little PV system. Technically, they are still in compliance with the law, they just make it impossible for a homeowner to meet their requirements.
If you are getting the runaround, go to your state representative for help. It's amazing how contrite those utility people can be when a state senator (or even US Senator) has just sent a letter asking them why they are stonewalling a law-abiding and well-meaning citizen.
Good luck, and don't give up!
What Is The Material In A Solar Panel That Allows It To Absorb Solar Radiation?
Anything that casts a shadow prevents solar radiation.
Solar panels (cadmium telluride) absorb solar radiation and convert it to electricity. Something tells me that this technique is the most effective, considering all of the solar panels in space.
Solar radiation is far more than just Ultra Violet, and more commonly referred to as electromagnetic radiation. Generally the less shiny an object is, the more radiation it absorbs.
How Many Solar Panels And What Wattage Would I Need To Power 5 Shop Lights?
The Lights Are 120V, .62A And Need To Be On 16 Hours Per Day, As They Are Being Used As Grow Lights. What Size Solar Panel(S) Would I Need And What Type Batteries Would I Need?
OK - this is a bit of a long answer.
Solar panels come in two basic configurations: 60 cell and 72 cell. Of those, the 72 cell modules are most common in the US.
The best 72-cell modules make 300 watts at 24V under full sun. At 120V, that is 2.5 amps. You can assume (at best) that you will get 50% of full output on-average, and that based on an 8-hour day. This means you will need some level of storage in order to make 16 hours of continuous power - that will most likely be lead-acid deep-cycle batteries.
You will need a charger in addition to the anticipated load. That will be approximately five (5) amps at 120V. Then the inverter and inverter losses.
So, .62 x 6 = 3.73A, make it 4A. Add a 5A charger.
Assume 10A as your heaviest anticipated load. That will take four (4) panels to make. Given the 50% rule, inverter losses (10%) and the need to run 16 hours, you will need a minimum of twelve (12) panels to handle the full load. Seems like a lot, but work it through.
Load: Total Load is 12,480 watts as follows:
1. Lights: 4A x 16 hours x 120V = 7680 watts.
2. Battery Charger: 5A x 8 hours x 120V = 4800 watts.
Multiply that by 1.1 to account for inverter losses.
Double that as you do not get 8 full hours of full sun.
12,480 x 1.1 x 2 = 27,456 watts.
Divide that by 8 (average sunlight hours): 3,432 watts per hour *minimum capacity*.
Divide that by 300 (module capacity in watts): Comes to 11.44 (12) panels.
Add the cost of a good inverter (grid-tie is best as you can turn your meter backwards when you are not growing), the batteries (4 deep-cycle batteries so you do not wipe them out overnight) and the charger, and you have a substantial installation.
Does not account for short winter days. Does not account for rain, snow, sleet or hail. More storage, a larger charger and more panels would be needed for all such issues. Note that your charge must be a minimum of 25% greater than the total drain over the equivalent charging time. Hence a 5A charger for a 4A anticipated load.
Good luck with it.
Is It Possible To Turn My Unused Detached Garage As A Huge Solar Collector/Power Plant For My Home?
I Live In An Older Neighborhood, And We Have A Garage That We Never Use Because It'S Small And Inconvenient. It Sits About Twenty Feet From The Back Of Our House. The Garage Is Masonry Block Construction, About 18' X 18', And Has A Hipped Roof. It Faces Due South, And Is Level With Our Daylight Basement, Where We Have Our Hot Water Heater And Gas Unit For Heating And Cooling (Newer Model). I'M Wondering If It Makes Sense To Super-Insulate This Garage, Fill It With Water Storage Tanks Or Some Other Material That Will Hold Heat, And Add Roof Windows Or Solar Panels On The South-Facing Side. I Know Next To Nothing About Storing Solar Energy, Or Methods Of Getting The Warmed Air Into The House, But I Will Definitely Do The Research And Try This If It Sounds Feasible And Worth The Effort.
Yes, it has the right location. Make sure no trees cast shadows on it in the afternoon. I have a similar two garage car port that support my four second generation copper solar panels.that heat my 200 gallon solar hot water system. I have a delta-T control system. If you can install the solar hot water tank above your panels by at least a foot you would not need any pump to circulate the water from your solar panel to your tank. I believe it's call a thermal siphon system.
Can I Install Solar Panel Straight To Battery On My Truck?
Can I Install My 12V Solar Panel Straight To Battery To Charge The Battery On My 1989 Ford Ranger?
Bryan, I am assuming you want to charge the battery while the engine is not running with your panel, like when you leave the truck for extended periods, or you are camping in a remote location. If it is one of those small, shoebox sized battery maintainers, yes, you can leave it connected to the battery at all times, even if you run the motor. These little panels are too small to do any damage, and even if they weren't, they have a tiny regulator built into them. If they plug into a cigarette lighter and your cars lighter shuts off with the engine, you'll have to hardwire another to the battery so the maintainer can reach the battery when the key is in your pocket.
If you are using a more mainstream panel, like 30 watts or larger, then you have two choices. You could do as Wildmann says, and make sure there is a diode in the circuit so the battery does not drain back into the panel at night. Most panels today have diodes built into them for this. The rule of thumb is your panel cannot put out more amps than 2% of the battery's amp hour capacity. Most car batteries today are in the 50 to 75 amp hour range, so you're looking at a panel less than 30 watts. Most panels are wired for 18 volts open circuit, so if you divide 30 by 18, you get about 1.6 amps maximum. Anything larger and you'll need the charge controller. Tudor mentions the inverter, you don't need this. Solar panels by design are DC, and so is your battery, there is not anything tricky about it. We've been running our home on solar for 12 years now, and what I've learned is that there are two things in vast supply in the business, sun, and misinformation. What I would suggest doing is forget asking hacks like us online for information, go to the sources below, you'll have better information in the end.
I'm curious, are you making extensive use of the battery power when the truck is shut off? I had a pickup years ago I used to camp in a lot, so I installed a second battery that would charge from the engine when I drove with the use of a small 30 amp relay. Then when the motor was shut off, the relay would seperate the batteries, and even if I drained the second battery running lights and stuff in the camper, the motor always started back up from the main battery. I also charged the second battery with a small panel on top of the camper. You might consider doing this if you plan on making lots of use of your electrical system. If you really want to store some electrons, go with two Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries wired in series, they hold over 200 amp hours, and you can charge them at will with up to a 75 watt panel with no charge controller. Make sure you check out Richard Perez's book at the library, he literally wrote the book on this subject, and was the founding editor of Home Power Magazine, a good inexpensive periodical on the subject. Good luck Bryan, and take care, Rudydoo