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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 air conditioning unit, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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, lots of property owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have increased by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up 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 attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in worldwide 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 overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
What Are The Physical Advantages And Disadvantages Of Nuclear Energy?
It'S For A Science Project. Please Be As Specific As Possible, Thanks.
It can produce enormous amounts of energy for a small amount of nuclear fuel.
There is a plentiful supply of fuel available.
It is unlike renewable energy sources like solar, wind, ... , in that nuclear energy
is always available when needed. Solar doesn't work at night, and works poorly
on cloudy days. Wind energy depends on the wind strength. ...
It does not pollute the atmosphere and it does not generate greenhouse gases
that contribute to global warming.
A majority of France's electrical energy is generated using nuclear fuel so
it can be used exclusively if needed. It also has an excellent safety record
nowadays. Past accidents were the result of human errors by extremely
It would be impractical to even consider providing the same amount of energy
using renewable energy sources.
Disadvantages of Fission Reactors:
Very expensive safety measures are needed to prevent an accident because
the nuclear fuel is extremely lethal and it remains lethal for many thousands
of years. (accident examples: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and others).
There is no long-term place to store used fuel in the US (for 25000+ years)
so it is kept on site at each reactor facility. This creates safety and security
issues (example: It may be a terrorist target).
Due to public fears, politicians are hesitant to approve new reactors.
Storage Of Nuclear Energy?
I Need To Know How Nuclear Energy Is Stored. I've Looked Through All The Other Answers That Have Been Given For This Question, But They All Talk About Storage Of Nuclear Waste, Not The Actual Energy That Is Produced. Please And Thank You!!!
Conversion to electrical energy to charge up batteries.
Storage of any kind of energy is difficult. You can pull a large weight to the top of a skyscraper and then let it drop; but that is only a little bit of energy that you can recover from the falling weight.
The most efficient energy storage system we have to date is a lithium battery. So when we store energy from power plants we put into the old lead acid batteries that we use as car batteries. Lithium batteries is a new and expensive technology so we don't use them in very many devices (except small ones).
As for solar power plants there is one plant that takes heat energy from the sun and uses it to heat up liquid sodium. At night the sodium retains the heat and it is reheated the next day. Otherwise power is created and used as it is needed.
Nuclear power plants are really just like the old steam locomotive. They substitute the coal or wood fired burner with a nuclear pile that generates heat. This heat is used to heat water, which is converted into steam that turns a steam turbine. The steam is then cooled and allowed to run through the heat pile again. Outside water is used to cool the steam, but it is kept separate from the radioactive water so the cooling water can be safely released. Those big towers you see in nuclear reactors are cooling towers and the outer containment cell.
The problem is that we can't store the nuclear energy. We use control rods to control the reaction, but the radioactive pile runs at full decay (or top power production) all the time. The control rods just absorb some of the extra neutrons to try and slow down the reaction. If you pull the rods out then there is more nuclear reaction allowed and the nuclear pile heats up. But, the fuel decays at a constant rate that we can't change.
Now take this same power plant and pull out the nuclear pile and put in a coal furnace and you have a coal power plant. Put in an oil burning plant and you have an oil powered power plant. The technology is that old, that common and that simple. You would think that we use the actual action of the neutrons but we don't, we only use the heat energy that the action of the neutrons can create.
So nuclear energy is converted into electrical energy and that energy is stored in electrical batteries; that is the ONLY way we store the energy. We can slow down the nuclear reaction so the pile isn't as hot, but it will still decay at the same rate so we aren't actually storing energy in the nuclear pile.
Most power plants are heat reactors. Hydroelectric power plants are operated by the energy of falling water running the turbine, but they use the same kind of turbines that the other power plants use. There are two other ways to generate electricity (besides the chemical energy we get from batteries); the first method is solar cells that take the sun's radiation and convert it to electrons and so electrical energy and a bi-metal or thermoelectric pile.
When you take two dissimilar conductive metals like steel and brass and put them together and heat them they will create an electrical flow. This is how the thermonuclear piles on space craft operates. The problem is that this is about only 4-5% efficient so we don't bother to use it very often.
Our best solar cells approach 40% efficiency and our best heat operated turbines are all less than 60% efficient. We havent' come up with a better way to make electrical energy so that is what we are stuck with.
Nuclear reactors are just extremely efficient burners of fuel and they only need a very small fuel source (that is highly radioactive and deadly) to create the required heat. The power source is very rare and has to be refined (pulled out and concentrated), but it lasts a very long time. The problem is that the waste lasts 10 times as long or even longer. It continues to decay and creating heat for centuries. The only way we hold that waste is either bury it or hold it in cooling ponds and hope they don't leak into the ground. Buried waste could leak into the ground to so you have to be careful with that waste.
Whats Going To Happen To The Solar Industry?
While Solar Power Seems Perfect For Energy Use, The Bottom Line Is That It Is Not Cost Efficient. How Can An Investor Be Ready To Make The Most Of This (Possibly) Emerging Industry?
There has been a black out on the high flying solar stocks.
Lower oil prices will not make solar more desirable. Solar is very expensive.
Few people have money to spend on solar and who has equity in their home to spend $20-50,000 on solar panels?
And what bank is going to make that loan?
Just look at the plunge in solar stocks.
FSLR, LDK, TSL, JASO, CSIQ, SOLF, STP.
Obama can be excited about being green all he wants. Who is going to pay for it? The gov is trying to keep the banks in business. I can assure you that they won't be bailing out the solar companies.
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How Do Your Religious Views Impact Your Views On How The Failing Economy Should Be Handled?
For Examples, One Of The Most Severe Economical Problems Today Has To Do With Energy. Do Your Religious Beliefs Lead You To Support The Research Of Secondary Energy Resources (I.E. Solar Power Or Wind Power Vs. Off Shore Drilling) To Protect The Earth?
It doesn't take religion to figure out that the problem with the economy has been, and continues to be, government interference with the free-market.