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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 air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped 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 key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 loads 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 very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many property owners choose to finance their photovoltaic 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 looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, 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
How Do I Create Solar Energy For Myself And Use It?
Ok So Here'S The Thing, I Want To Make My Own Solar Energy. I'M Not Saying Huge Amounts That Can Power My House, I Just Want Enough That I Could, I Don'T Know Charge A Battery. I Also Would Like To Learn How To Make Solar Energy For Things Like Flashlights I Make Myself. I Need To Know How To Hook The Solar Power Up As A Power Source. Thank You For All Your Help And Website Links Would Also Be Appreciated.
Well, it's true that PV cells are by far the most efficient, portable, and easiest way to capture solar energy, there is at least one more. Before the 20th century began, Nikola Tesla invented a machine that would use sunlight to heat water into steam. It was basically an array of finely tuned mirrors aimed at a tube filled with water. This method is still used today for solar power stations, except oil is used instead of water, and steam is created through the use of an oil to water heat exchanger (intercooler). This is the best way for large-scale stationary facilities, but since the mirrors have to follow the sun exactly, it requites constant attention.
Just something you may want to think about incase the hight price of solar panels turns you away, and you don't want to steal them from weather stations.
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How Is Solar Energy Converted To Be Used In Everyday Lives (Powerplants?, Turbines?) ?
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Solar energy in the form of photons of light can be converted directly to dc electricity using photovoltaic panels.
The same light can be converted to heating water or air using a solar heater.
A solar cooker concentrates the sun's rays via a parabolic reflector or fresnel lens to cook food. A very large concentrating array can melt metal or generate steam to run a steam engine.
The sun's power is responsible for wind and rain. So indirectly the sun is the motive power for hydroelectric and wind turbines.
What Does Solar Energy Mean?
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It means energy from the sun
What Are The Processes By Which Energy Is Converted From One Form To Another, Including Reference To Chemical/?
Fuel Energy ( A Re-Grouping Of Atoms), Hydroelectric Generation (Emphasising The Mechanical Energies Involved), Solar Energy (Nuclei Of Atoms In The Sun), Nuclear Energy, Geothermal Energy, And Wind Energy?
Fuel energy involves reduction-oxidation chemical reactions that generate heat (exothermic), that heat is then converted to mechanical energy using a working fluid passing through some machine which in turn powers an alternator (or generator) which converts mechanical energy to electrical energy to keep my computer running.
Hydroelectric generation converts gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy (moving water) which is converted into mechanical energy by a turbine which spins an alternator which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy
Solar energy involves the fusion of atomic particles (protons and neutrons) which results in a product with slightly less mass a;pong with the liberal release of energy using e=mc^2 given that c is very large, even a tiny decrease in mass creates much energy. The energy is in the form of a high energy photon and a neutrino along with kinetic energy of the products. That energy bounces around until it finally arrives at the surface of the sun where it is either emitted as a black body photon or its energy is converted into kinetic energy.
nuclear energy is the splitting (fission) of atoms into lighter atoms whose total mass is again slihtly less than the starting atom along with a liberal release of energy. That heat is used to drive a working fuild which spins a turbine which turns an alternator which can heat a filament which becomes incandescent which emits light
Geothermal energy can directly heat a working fluid (water if have hot source) which is used to drive a working fuild which spins a turbine which turns an alternator which can heat a filament which becomes incandescent which emits light which is absorbed by a plant converting the photon into chemical potential energy of a sugar which can be consumed to create a different form of chemical potential energy ATP which can be used in the mitochondria to make the muscles move and create mechanical energy which can turn a crank to spin a generator that can light a lamp to make a photon which a plant can absorb ...
linear wind kinetic energy is converted to rotational energy by a turbine to spin an alternator which can heat a filament which becomes incandescent which emits light. In the past the energy was used to run a crank which operated a pump which pushed water up a pipe converting that kinectic energy into potential energy.
It should be noted that it is possible to create electricity directly from heat using thermoelectric devices utilizing the seebeck effect. this is typically used in space probes with RTG or radioisotope thermoelectric generators.
enegry can be converted to other forms - electricity can be stored in chemical bounds of batteries, as potential energy of water pumped to a higher location, as potential energy of a compressed gas, as kinetic energy in a flywheel - in other words in many different ways.
Can Photosynthesis Be Used To Produce Energy?
It Seems That The Most Efficient Systems Are Those That Are Alive. Is There Any Way To Harness This Natural Phenomenon Via Some Sort Of Organic Technology. Perhaps The Sugars Produced Could Be Used As Biofuel, Or Even Converted Directly To Electricity. The Mental Image In My Mind Is Something Like A Living Solar Panel. Besides Producing Electricity, It Would Produce Oxygen And Filter Out Some Carbon Dioxide Too.
Your question could be, "Can sunlight be used to produce energy?" Which of course is yes with solar panels. The reason I wanted to change the question somewhat is because the idea of producing energy is the correct question, but how and which ways are the best to do so?
On NPR they discussed experiments in which the carbon dioxide formed from burning coal was captured, not with alkali to produce a carbonate to store somewhere, but with water and to grow algae in sunlight. While that helps to reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, algae are not exactly the easiest thing to use to power your automobile. That will always be problem with any photosynthesis system. You will have captured the sun energy in reducing carbon dioxide into sugars and other other organic compounds. However, you still need to process this biofuel into a more convenient fuel.
As an alternate, you could capture the sunlight into electricity to electrolyze water to generate hydrogen. Then you could use a hydrogen technology or parlay it into a liquid fuel.
So, lets think more futuristically, what we need is a method to capture the energy of sunlight and make a direct conversion into a safe and usable form of energy and in a high quantum yield (the fraction of the sunlight that becomes stored energy). There are patents describing the conversion of carbon dioxide into methanol by electrolysis. However, I don't know that any of these are at a commercialization stage yet. In their raw form, they are just using electricity from anywhere (solar panels, wind farms, nuclear, or coal powered), but imagine if someone could discover a way to harness plants (or their chemistry) to make methanol without the cells and other parts that make the cells grow, but may not be needed to produce a fuel.