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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 daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing money flow, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped 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 crucial part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
How Are Solar Panels Made?
Solar panels that make electricity directly from sunlight are arrays of solar cells. Solar cells are semiconductors; similar to computer chips but of simpler design, although making them still requires ultra pure materials and expensive, high tech equipment. Production also takes quite a bit of energy and produces toxic waste.
How Much Electricity Would Be Generated If The Entire Surface Of The Earth Was Covered With Solar Panels?
A lot. Treating the earth as a disc, with a diameter of 13,000 km, we get an area of 531 trillion square kilometers, and at 100 watts per square meter, we would have 53 quadrillion watts -- about 50,000 times the installed generating capacity of the US. But much of that area is ocean, and much of the rest is too far north or south to be useful for power generation.
Is It Worth Getting A Solar Panel For The Sole Purpose Of Feeding Elecricity Back To The Grid?
Is There An Economical Advantage Besides Being Earth Friendly?
Can you economically break even with solar energy as an individual? Sure. It will take a while, even with support from the government, unless you have a very good electricity tariff, in which case you can't. But then you would have more money over for solar panels, anyway... :-)
The question I would ask myself is if solar energy is the best investment of my money to help the environment. In my case it wasn't, YET. For one thing, we had old appliances. Replacement of all incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lights, a new fridge for $800 and a new washer/drier for $1000 have cut our consumption from 280kWh/month to 150kWh/month. We got a hybrid a couple months ago, which cuts our CO2 budget for commuting by more than half.
I also replaced a bunch of bulbs at work and I have optimized my computers not to run when I am not there. These measures cost only a few dollars, yet save solar panels worth $10,000.
Next thing will be to insulate the windows better for winter.
And then, some way down the road, I will invest more in solar with the goal of actually becoming a net producer at home to offset my energy use in agriculture etc.. But personally I am not doing it for financial return, anyway.
Solar energy and carbon budgeting are an economics 101 problem. One should invest money first in things that return the most the cheapest. Solar cells amortize in three to five years energetically, luminescent bulbs in probably three to six months. The new car amortizes financially almost immediately, leaving more money over for investments in other energy saving/producing technology. So if you have exhausted all your other options, go for solar. But there are usually a lot of things before that which make more sense - for you AND the environment.
Is It Possible, And If So, Then How Can I, Get A Free Guide To Making Cheap, Efficient Solar Panels?
I Want To Reduce My Carbon Footprint, And Solar Energy Is Completely Renewable, And 100% Clean Energy, So I Need Help Figuring Out How To Make Solar Panels That Will Power My Entire House And Will Eliminate My Reliance On The Power Grid Completely (Or At Least 80%+).
Everything in the body of your question is laudable, and possible, except for the part about "cheap."
Solar electric is generally a large ($10k or more) up-front investment, and a cost savings over time, as well as environmental benefit. And in many areas, it would never recover its initial investment, not at today's prices. Costs continue to fall, though.
The internet is full of sites that suggest you can power your whole house with just $200 or less of homemade panels. As to the information, you could probably find it through a bittorrent search site, by looking for "solar panel", and would see that the kind of information being sold is not practical at all. See http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php for a rebuttal to these scams.
You could build your own solar water heater, and plans will come up in Google.
What Is The Future Of Solar Energy, And Would You Recommend Home Solar Power?
Where Do You See Solar Energy Going In The Future? Maybe Next 5 Years? Next 10? Are Home Solar Panels A Good Investment (I Live In Florida). Or If You Have Other Commentary On The Future Of Energy, Feel Free... Thanks.
Solar energy has quite a few advantages, but also some disadvantages. If we use them for our homes, they will
Obviously give clean energy
Give free energy
Take up a lot of space
Will be unreliable, in days of cloudy weather they will not produce much electricity.
Also, they are expensive to buy but cheaper in the long run. You will also need to buy a large battery so that you can store electricity for night time use.
If you are planning to buy solar panels, make sure you have a large roof or something. Check out the humidity levels in Florida as solar energy doesn't work well in high humidity.
Here is a helpful website aimed at solar energy in Florida: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/
Maybe its best to buy them now than 20 years later when oil will be rare and solar panels will be 5 times their cost!