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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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 considerable, many residents find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 reduce your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer faster 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 homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
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 generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard 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 substantially reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- 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 business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, 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
Laptop With Solar Charged Battery Enviro Friendly?
In The Long Run, Will Using A Solar Charger And Buying An Extra Battery (So I Can Charge One Battery While Using The Other) For My Laptop Be More Or Less Enviro Friendly? Specifically, Will The Benifit Of Using The Solar Charger Outweigh The Cost To The Environment Of Producing The Extra Battery And Then Dispossing Of It In The Future?
My professor once told me that there is no such thing as free energy. To create a solar powered battery, it will take an emmense amount of energy to make the products that go into it. In the end, the components will break down from normal wear and tear and you will have to get another one.
To show you an example of what I mean, did you know how much energy it takes to make a 12 oz coke can? Enough energy for you to watch your TV for 3 hours, and that is just for an aluminum 12 oz can, imagine what all goes into making a solar powered battery system.
Debate Solar Energy.?
Okay Im Doing An Essay On About Solar Energy And Im Talking About The Negatives So List The Negatives About This Technology Like How It Is Expensive Etc. And Also Could U Give Me Some Information To Debunk These Negatives Because I Need To Make Solar Energy Sound Good Not Bad And Thank You.
1) Expensive (silicon panels typically $6-7 per watt-peak installed. CdTe panels $3-3.50)
2) Can't contorl the output - you get power during the day but not at night. And more during summer than winter.
are the two real problems with it IMO.
1) is slowly being solved as prices fall and tech improves. By 2020 it's generally expected prices will be cost competitive in a lot of the world (First Solar's CdTe panels and Nanosolar's CIGS panels are pretty close to cost competitive in sunny places already).
2) isn't much of a problem in hot countries where energy demand is higher during the day/summer anyway because of air conditioning. But it's definitely a bigger problem in places like the UK where demand is often higher in the winter. So you either need to build far more solar than you can use during summer, or you have to have backup batteries or power stations. Both of these add to the cost and pollution caused by solar panels (though I've seen no evidence to say this makes them worse than normal power sources).
Designing 3D Solar Panels?
Im Curious Because I Read About A Boy Who Invented A 3D Solar Panel, Using A Pyramid He Designed A Solar Panel That Collects Light More Efficiently. Now I Have A Question.
Why Cant I Design A Solar Panel That Takes Adventage Of Convex And Concave Mirror's And Use A Surface That Collects Light And Then Focus's The Suns Energy Into A Beam And Take The Beam Into A Chamber Where The Solar Panels Are Sitting And Surround Them With Mirrors As Well, So Any Light Not Obsorbed By One Particular Spot Is Reflected To Another Area For Reabsorbtion. I Know Solar Panels Dont Absorb Light But Perhaps That Will Allow More Light To Create The Effects It Needs.
I thought about your plan. I think it may work. But you may have to invest some amount in trying that out.
Do you think the beam would go straight without any losses? Will there be any significant benefits of this method over the currently used big solar panels?
Or can this method offer a better alternative than having solar panels all over the roof tops? I think these questions need to be answered before one goes for a 3d solar panel. Anyways, it may require a lot of tweaking to prepare a practically usable solar panel.
If one has to design a solar energy panel for home, one should better go for a cheap solar energy rooftop panel. It can be a homemade panel and can be done without technical knowledge. Some good solar panel systems setup guides are available online http://HomeEnergyMethods.com/
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Sol?
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydropower, Geothermal Power, Or Biomass). Research And Record The Information In The Chart.
Fossil Fuel: Renewable Resource:
Describe This Resource
Advantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
Disadvantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
How Does Collecting This Resource Effect The Environment?
How Does Using This Resource Effect The Environment?
Compare The Cost Of Both Resources. Which Is More Expensive To Create? Which Is More Expensive To Use?
What Technology Is Involved In Gathering Or Using This Resource?
How Do We Use This Resource To Generate Electricity?
What Are The Potential Hazards Associated With Using And This Resource? (Include At Least Two)
If This Were To Be Our Primary Way For Generating Electricity What Effect Would This Have On Individuals And The Environment?
You Have Studied And Researched Different Forms Of Renewable And Nonrenewable Resources. What Recommendations Would You Make To Local Officials Regarding The Types Of Resources That Could Be Used To Generate Electricity?
Expecting others to do your homework again?
If you want to throw a loop at your teacher, compare synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of syngas made from the gasification of coal versus synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of storm debris, trash and dried sewage with the charcoal byproduct used as biochar in our soil thereby sequestering the carbon indefinitely.
The fuels are exactly the same and both would work with existing vehicles but the first is a fossil fuel releasing hydrogen and carbon that had been sequestered for millions of years as water and CO2 to our environment while the later is a biofuel and sequesters carbon into our soil improving soil fertility and removing CO2 from our environment.
Your teacher is looking for far more pathetic conventional answers but it's always good to throw in a twist especially if you research the topics yourself and apply just a slight modicum of effort.
If Brazil Can Achieve Energy Independence Why Can't The U.S.?
Brazil Has Attained Energy Independence. The Major Basis Of Their Independence Is Ethanol Derived From Sugar Cane. In The U.S. We Can't Seem To Get Ethanol Off The Ground. What Is Going To Take? Do We Need Government Mandates For Use Of Ethanol Or Some Other Product? Do We Need Government Investment To Make Ethanol Happen? Do We Need To Raise Taxes On Gasoline To Make It More Expensive Than Ethanol To Force More Interest In Ethanol Or Other Products? I Think It May Be Some Of All Of Those. Why Couldn't We Emulate Brazil's Model And Use Sugar Cane To Make Alcohol? Sugar Cane Requires A Wet Tropical Environment, I Think. Couldn't We Grow It In The Wet Lands Of The Gulf States? Could Sugar Can Also Act As A Storm Surge Buffer To Protect The Coast From The Increasing Hurricane Risks? We Also Need To Promote Cleaner Fuel Sources, But At Least With Alcohol Carbon Is Removed From The Air And Stored In The Sugar Cane Which Mitigates The Net Carbon Emissions When It Is Burned.
The climate in Brazil is favorable to growing sugar cane. Here in the US, we can't grow much cane. But we can grow lots of corn, which is why corn ethanol is popular.
There has been a bunch of negative press about corn ethanol. (My guess is that some comes from the oil industry.) A commonly held belief is that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than you'd get out of it. (Its called Energy Balance.) One recent study supports that notion, while most studies say the opposite: You get more energy out than you put in. And besides, with electricity generation, you get less energy out (at your wall socket) than was put in (at the power plant), but no one says that they won't use electricity because its energy balance is less than 1!
People also cite higher food costs due to ethanol production. But studies have found higher costs for oil raise the cost of food more than higher costs for corn.
Even if you ignore those other arguments, the simple fact that we import a billion dollars of oil every day (and thus export a billion dollars every day) says that using domestically produced ethanol (rather than imported oil) will be better for the health of our economy in the long run. (Instead of lowering the value of the $ vs. other currencies, we're paying domestic farmers and distillers-- and creating jobs here--who will pay taxes on their earnings.)
One real problem with corn ethanol is that we just don't have enough land, so it can never be more than, say, 25% of our total "gas" usage. That's why there's talk (and research) about cellulosic ethanol.
I do believe that part of our problem is that we don't have leadership in Washington. In 2007, our government gave $78B in total subsidies to the oil industry, while giving only $724M to wind power industry and $14M to solar power industry. (Obviously we know where the priorities are.) In any case, I do believe that we should add additional taxes to petroleum. But we consumers also need to change. We need to buy smaller, much lighter cars, and take public transportation.