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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. 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 reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, residential electrical power costs have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties 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 crucial part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with 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 tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that pick to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 energy companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, 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
Can Solar Panels Be Made With Plexi-Glass Covers Instead Of Glass?
Everywhere I See They Use Glass. Plexiglass Seems Like It Would Be More Durable. Does Anyone Know Something Of This?
in addition, plexiglass might absorb some of the frequencies that the solar panels use, decreasing the output.
and the answer might well be a combination of both.
plexiglass can be made to not break.
but it does not weather as well, becoming cloudy sooner than glass.
What Size Should The Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Jupiter Be?(Need Help Soon Please)?
A)What Size Should The Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Jupiter Be If It Is To Collect The Same Amount Of Radiation From The Sun As A 1.0 M^2 Solar Panel On A Satellite Orbiting Earth?
B)Can Radio Waves Have The Same Frequencies As Sound Waves (20 Hz-20,000 Hz})?
Radiation (light) goes down as the square of the distance, so take the ratio of jupiter's distance to the sun with earth's distance to the sun, square it, and then multiply the area of the solar panel by that factor.
b) yes, but the wavelength will be so long that they are not usable for much of anything.
What Would You Do?
Here'S One And I Thank You All For Playing
If You Woke Up Late Tomorrow To Find That There Was
No Cell Phone
No New Papers Delivered
Your Mp3'S Will Not Play
There Is No Electricity
Your Car Will Not Start
Your Generator Will Not Kick Over
Nothing Mechanized Works
If You Plug It In, Put Batteries, Gas, Cells.... Nothing Works....
What Would You Do?
What would I do. Go saw some reclaimed timber (I was doing it all by hand yesterday anyway). Light the wood burning stove, make a nice cup of tea. Then go pick some fruit for breakfast and if the right season maybe some nuts. The school bus wouldn't arrive so I would have the kids home with me.
I would go plant more trees, or continue pointing the barn with lime putty, or continue sanding the reclaimed beech work surfaces I am finishing. Then I would wander down to the pond, collect some veggies for lunch, go back in and prepare lunch.
After lunch I would miss the internet (like to read articles and play on y/a) but I would get one of my well loved books down and have an hour reading. Then back outside to finish whatever project I was on with this morning. Maybe start sorting out the slates for the re-roofing.
Before tea I would hand wash out some clothing (hot water from stove or maybe we have actually finished installing the solar panels we have, waiting, for hot water), hang it on the line to dry. Collect some more stuff for tea. After tea, I had better start planting some more veggies in case this power cut lasts a long time.
Evening, lanterns and candlelight, we use beeswax candles a lot in winter anyway. So I would probably do cross stitch, mend stuff, draw, paint, start the patchwork quilt I promised myself I would do, make cards and write letters to family and friends (well you have taken away emails and MSN) then when I get tired I would go to sleep.
I would really miss the computer but it sounds nice.
Anyone Who Knows Or Has Solar Panels?
Ok So If I Wanted To Put A Solar Panel On My House And I Live Where It Snows, Will That Be A Problem? If The Snow Covers The Solar Panel Will That Be A Problem? If So Then Do I Have To Climb On My Roof And Clear It Off Or What?
Yes, snow will reduce the amount of energy the photovoltaics recieve and convert to electricity. Because the panels usually have a very flat glass surface, and because the slope for the panels is usually fairly high, snow will often slide off.
Freezing rain, esp freezing rain changing to snow can make a covering that's difficult to get off. If you don't usually get freezing rain, and if you usually have nice sun after snow storms, your panels should be clear most of the time.
How Much Energy Would I Save If I Bought A Solar Panel?
If you live in urban areas, or on the grid in rural areas and are thinking of putting up panels the last time I got quotes they were for 15-watts a square foot of area. That means if you put up 1,000 sq.ft. you get 15-kilowatt-hours of power per hour of full sun.
If you count on full sun output for 2-3 hours a day, take your average daily use in kilowatt-hours from your electric bill and divide back to get how many square feet you need to supply your house in 2.5 hours. Then consider the lot location, latitude, climate and all to figure things from there.
Then double that to pay the bills if you can (how many square feet face the sun well enough to use, etc.). This means you make money after the initial capital expense is paid off which doesn't take long. For where there are restrictions against large panels there are cells made in what looks like roofing tiles; 1,000 square feet of panel in Seattle paid off in about 7 years.
What this means is that overall you are turning your roof into a small electric generation station tied to the grid so it adds to the power available for where it's needed.
Not only will you save all the energy you use, you'd make more for others to use most days. Most homes use > 50-kilowatt-hours a day, but consider other things as well so it's all installed at the same time to keep costs down.
If millions of people used panels, the existing grid can handle surges better, so, less likely to have a blackout or brownout during the summer for example. Panels are hard to get immediately, worldwide demand is high, Europe and Asia are installing a lot of them.
Improving your home's insulation pays, so does putting up barriers to cold winds, improving solar gain on rooms where you can. Keep thinking about how your home either gets too cold or too hot. Lattice screens and awnings reduce solar gain where it's too hot from too much sun. Work with what you have to reduce power needs, doesn't take a lot to make a big difference at most sites.