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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents find that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electricity rates have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations 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 homes 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 key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
How Can I Convert Solar Energy To Mechanical Energy?
Stirling engine. Here's an excellent description of the history and mechanics of a stirling engine, as well as a low cost solar one to buy as a display. http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4...
In a nutshell, a difference of two temperatures causes the engine to turn. You can concentrate the sun onto a spot on the stirling engine to generate heat for it to move.
How Do I Cost-Effectively Use Solar Energy To Provide Light At Night?
I Am Moving To Sierra Leone, The Poorest Country In The World. There Will Be No Electricity Where I Will Be. If I Buy A 12V Solar Charger And A 12V (We'Ll Say Flourescent) Light Capable Of Creating As Many Lumens As A 60W Light Bulb, How Many Hours Of Light Can I Provide Each Night (Assuming 14 Hours Of Sunlight)? Any Additional Suggestions For Off The Grid Power Are Very Welcome.
You need the wattage of the bulb to determine the draw, then a solar charger big enough to replace the power used.
Ok...let's make some guesses and assumptions.
A 12v DC flourescent that puts out as many lumens as a 60W will draw about 15watts.
Watts / Volts= Amps, so 15/12=1.25 amps.
Ok...now the battery is not so much the problem, because a typical deep cycle battery, if fully charged will give you that 1.25 amps long enough to go a couple full nights without sunshine during the day.
The problem is the solar charger...you need someting big enough to replace the 1.25 amps you are drawing, plus something for loss of efficiency.
Here is an example of an available product that might fit your needs. http://store.sundancesolar.com/10watsols...
This panel will give you 18.7V at .62amps, so in rough numbers...you would get one hour of light run-time for every 2 hours of solar charge time.
You can get some pretty nice "starter" units that have battery; chargers and inverters included...this system to less than $400, and you could live like royalty...in Sierra Leone, anyway.
What Kind Of Battery Do I Use For A Solar Powered Heating Device?
I'M Making A Solar Powered Heating Device Which Consists Of A Solar Panel Connecting To A Battery Of Some Sort By Wires. The Solar Panel'S Heat Is Turned Into Energy And Stored Into The Battery, But At The Same Time The Battery Is Connected To Another Set Of Wires Which Lead To A Metal Disk Which Is Where The Heat Comes From. I Would Like To Know What Kind Of Battery Is Like That, That Can Be Connected By 2 Sets (2 Wires On Each Set, Positive And Negative) And Have Energy Stored In It And Be Transferring The Energy At The Same Time It Is Being Stored. This Way So That You Can Use The Heating Device At Night Time.
So Which Battery Do I Use And Where Can I Buy It? Online Stores Are Fine As Well. Thanks!
What you suggest is not a commonly done thing. By the time you store solar energy in a battery, and get it out again as heat, you may have thrown away 95% of the energy. Also, heating applications take a lot of energy, so if I had (say) a 200-watt panel, I would not expect to do more than warm a cup of coffee for a few minutes with it.
To answer your question about batteries, the standard battery used for storing off-grid electricity is lead-acid, AGM type if you can afford it. If cost efficiency is not important, you can get lithium oxide batteries that are intended for electric bicycle use. A 0.3 kWh battery of that type costs about $500, 10x what a lead acid would cost, but it will be smaller, lighter, and you can drain it flat without harming it. You can find such batteries by Googling "electric bike battery."
If your goal is to store solar heat, it would be cheaper to have a very large collector, heat water, and pump it into a large, well-insulated tank.
Why Are The People In Hot Climatesnot Provided With Handy Cost Effective Solar Energy Tools And Electricity/?
Hydro Projects Lead To Depletion Of Natural Resources ,The Need Is To Popularize Solar Energy, As The Telecom Sector Has Shown Aggresive Drive Creates Demand Makes Technology Cheapand Affordable ,Similar Drive Is Essential For Saving Our Resources And Making A Bright Lighted World
Are you saying that people in hot climates can't take care of themselves?
"handy cost effective solar energy tools and electricity/? "
Do you think "people in hot climates" are retarded or something? If it WERE cost effective don't you think they would already have them??
Maybe "solar energy tools" are NOT cost effective and THEY know it, but YOU obviously don't.
How Can You Harvest Wind Energy (Like The Kind In Windmills) When There Is No Wind ?
Kinda Like How Solar Panels Harvest Energy And Use It When There Is No Sunlight.
It depend on where you live. 1/2 of this country is desert or plains. That means that either the sun is shining or the wind is blowing...usually both at once. Here in Arizona and most of the southwest the sun shines AND the wind blows almost everyday....certainly enough days..about 350 of them to make wind and solar a viable option for most power generation. With the proper investment and the application of even current technology 85% of ALL the electrical needs of half the United States could be met without burning an ounce of coal and at a lower cost and without the dangers of nuclear energy. A good portion of the rest of the country could also generate a substantial portion of their needs the same way. Only the coal mafia and the nuclear industry are against moving forward into the 21st century....they have a cash cow to protect and they will protect it at all costs. It's all about their profits, none of it about the future of our country...and that's why we continuously get propaganda as in this 'question'. How sad is that?