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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing 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 significant, numerous homeowners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar 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 component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease 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 remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just 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 rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, 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
Is Solar Power A Viable Source Of Energy? Is It Renewable?
Let'S Say Almost All The &Quot;Free&Quot; Energies Like Coal And Oil And Nuclear Dried Up Tomorrow. Would We Be Able To Make Solar Panels From The Energy We Have Incoming, And Produce An Net Gain Of Energy Coming In?
Is solar power a viable source of energy? Without coal and oil and nuclear we would be in real trouble. All that would be left is hydro, wind, wood and solar. Modern agriculture depends on fertilizer. World trade depends on oil to power our ships. Billions of people would die if we suddenly lost coal and oil and nuclear. Sure solar would be viable when all the cheaper sources of energy are taken off the table.
How Many Hours Of Direst Sunlight Would It Take For A 5Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 18Ah Battery?
A certain amount of information is missing - the voltage of the battery and the voltage of the cell, and then the capacity of the battery. Example: If the battery will put out 18 amps for one hour at 12V, that is 216 watts for one hour.
Most solar panels are rated in peak watts per hour at full sun.
So, let's make some basic assumptions as follows:
a) the charging is 100% efficient.
b) The voltages are compatible, and nominally 12V.
c) The battery discharges only to 20%, not 100% (usually a full discharge will damage a lead-acid battery, as well as some other configurations)
So, 80% of 216 watts is ~173 watts.
173 watts/5 watts per hour = 34.56 hours AT DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
Unless you are at the equator, and/or use a tracker, direct sunlight is about 2.5 hours per day. So, nearly 14 days.
Solar Panels And Supplementing Your Ac Power Source.?
Ok So How Do These Solar Panels Supplement The Ac From The Grid? Like Do They Invert The Output Of The Solar Panels And Sync Two Ac Sources Together? If So How And With What? Or Do They Convert The Ac From The Grid To Dc And Then Supplement And Then Invert It? If So How And With What? Thanks
The answer to your question is an "inverter." Solar panels produce DC electricity, so the inverter is like a transformer; it converts the DC to AC so that your house can use it the power. The inverter is connected to your meter which is where your house is connected to the grid. For this particular type of application, you would use a "grid-tied inverter." This type allows seamless use from the grid or the solar panels. At night, your house will pull from the grid. During the day, the inverter will power your house from the panels.
Usually you produce so much from the panels during the day that your meter will spin backwards and send electricity back to the grid (to your neighbors, essentially). If your installer has sized your system correctly, your meter will spin far enough backwards during the day that it will spin forward the same amount at night, with a net use of ZERO electricity from the grid.
Here is some more information about inverters:
More info on how solar panels work with the grid:
More info on installers:
Are Solar Panels Actually Efficient?
I Know What They Do And How They Work, But At This Point They're Expensive, Don't Always Produce Enough Electricity As Needed, And Can't Be Used When There's No Sun, As In Half The Day. Wouldn't Wind Power Seem So More Efficient? Or If They Do Use Solar Panels, How About Putting Them In The Desert. But I Really Believe That Research Money Should Go To Fusion Generators Since That's The Future And The Answer To Our Problems. Which Is Best In Your Opinion?
There is not a yes or no answer. But for the majority of the population it is a definite no. Because the energy needed to make a solar panel is more than the energy that a solar panel can return in its life time.
so No for cities and urbanized areas because there is already existing infrastructure therefore you'll be wasting more energy getting them installed. And it is better and more efficient to have the more common energy sources for populated areas.
However that being said it would be more efficient if you live in a remote area as it would not be worth it to build a huge electricity grid just to power one small house in the middle of no where.
Is This A Good Solar System Set Up?
Her Is A List I Put Togeather On Amazon. I Want 4 100W Panels And 4 Of The $60 Batteries. I Don'T Want To Buy The $200 If I Don'T Have To
I think, it is good. A 200 watt MPPT system produces the same amount of power a 300 watt panel with PWM. With PWM controllers you have to use expensive battery type solar panels which are roughly twice as much as Grid Tied Panels. Also 200 watt Grid Tied Panel with a 20 amp MPPT controller will cost you around $450 and 300 watt battery panel with 15 amp PWM controller is going to cost around $650.