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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 daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic 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 consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, property electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration 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 solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#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 fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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
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* Solar Energy is better for the environment than traditional forms of energy.
* Solar energy has many uses such as electricity production and heating of water through photovoltaic cells and directly for drying clothes.
* Solar energy can also be used to heat swimming pools, power cars, for attic fans, calculators and other small appliances. It produces lighting for indoors or outdoors.
* You can even cook food with solar energy.
* Solar Energy is becoming more and more popular. The worldwide demand for Solar Energy is currently greater than supply.
Facts about Solar Energy usage:
* Solar Energy is measured in kilowatt-hour. 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts.
* 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) = the amount of electricity required to burn a 100 watt light bulb for 10 hours.
* According to the US Department of Energy, an average American household used approximately 866-kilowatt hours per month in 1999 costing them $70.68.
* About 30% of our total energy consumption is used to heat water.
Facts about Solar Energy systems:
* A home solar system is typically made up of solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge controller, wiring and support structure.
* A 1-kilowatt home solar system takes about 1-2 days to install and costs around US$10,000, but can vary greatly and does not take into account any incentives offered by the government.
* A 1-kilowatt home solar system consists of about 10-12 solar panels and requires about 100 square feet of installation area.
* A 1 kilowatt home solar system will generate approximately 1,600 kilowatt hours per year in a sunny climate (receiving 5.5 hours of sunshine per day) and approximately 750 kilowatt hours per year in a cloudy climate (receiving 2.5 hours of sunshine per day).
* A 1-kilowatt home solar system will prevent approximately 170 lbs. of coal from being burned, 300 lbs of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and 105 gallons of water from being consumed each month!
* About 40 solar cells are usually combined into a solar panel and around 10-12 panels mounted in an array facing due North to receive maximum sunlight.
* The system usually comes with a 5-year warranty, although the solar panels are warranted for 20.
* Relying on the battery back up, a solar energy system can provide electricity 24x7, even on cloudy days and at night.
* Solar panels come in various colours.
* Solar energy can be collected and stored in batteries, reflected, insulated, absorbed and transmitted.
Sun related Facts about Solar Energy:
* Sunlight travels to the earth in approximately 8 minutes from 93,000,000 miles away, at 186,282 miles per second.
* The sun is also the main source of non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, gas and petroleum), which began life as plants or animals whose energy came from the sun millions of year ago.
* Solar energy is responsible for weather patterns and ocean currents.
* Clouds, pollution and wind can prevent the sun's rays from reaching the earth.
Other Interesting Facts about Solar Energy:
* Da Vinci predicted a solar industrialization as far back as 1447.
* In one hour more sunlight falls on the earth than what is used by the entire population in one year.
* A world record was set in 1990 when a solar powered aircraft flew 4060km across the USA, using no fuel.
* Fierce weather cost the world a record $130 Billion in the first eleven months of 1998- more money than was lost from weather related disasters from 1980 to 1990 ($82 Billion).
* Researchers from the Worldwatch Institute and Munich Re blame deforestation and climate change from Earth warming for much of the loss. The previous one-year record was $90 Billion in 1996. Source - Associated Press, November 28,1998.
* About 2 billion people in the world are currently without electricity.
* Accounting for only 5 percent of the world's population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world's energy.
* Electric ovens consume the most amount of electricity, followed by microwaves and central air conditioning.
* Third world countries with an abundance of sunlight and a population currently without electricity, represents the fastest growing market for solar energy, with the largest domestic market being the utilities sector.
* Shell Oil predicts that 50% of the world's energy will come from renewable sources by 2040.
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What Are The Disadvantages Of Using Tubular Skylight?
* Why Is It Not Widely Used As Light, Lamp, Etc?
* What Do You Think Can/Should Be Improved Or Added In A Tubular Skylight?
*Disadvantage: Climate Control:
A major disadvantage of home skylights can be their influence on a home's power use. During hot summer months, solar heat gain through the skylight may compel you to readjust the air conditioner's thermostat to compensate, raising power bills. During winter, the frigid air, snow and ice on a skylight can likewise force you to use more heating energy. Condensation that forms on the inside of a skylight also can be a problem in winter.
Disadvantage: Cleaning and Fading:
Cleaning and dusting high skylights can be a problem. Some dusters with extended handles can be used to clean the surface of a skylight, but cleaning often requires the use of a ladder. Most skylights are not equipped with coverings or window treatments, so dust can accumulate quickly. The intense sunlight also can cause fading of exposed furnishings.
Why People Think They Have To Decide For The Energy Policy ?
When You Go To Hospital, You Trust The Specialist And How He Is Going To Make The Surgery, Right ?
So Why Do Hippies Or Conservatives Think They Know Better Than The Specialist What To Do?
(Like Either All Solar Or All Oil And Nuclear)
Did You Ever Read In State Philosophy That The Decisional Power Should Be Given To The Lowest And Closest Competent Level ? And Since Not Everybody Has A Phd In Energy Policies And Technology...
In All The Comments Here I Almost Never Read From Efficiency Which Is The First Way To Go (Since It Is Good For The Environment And The Economy), Why ?
Energy efficiency IS the best way to go. Most Americans have no concept of this, however. We have been raised to believe that energy should be cheap, resources are unlimited and that we should consume whatever we want to without worrying about the consequences. A world where energy is expensive and not guaranteed, where we can't just toss whatever we want into the trash and where we have to conserve water is a scary world and most Americans react to this reality with anger and denial. It's really quite embarassing for those of us who get it to see this. As far as who makes the decisions, it's politicians and they are NOT the most competant to make the energy call. They get their power from votes and money. They do what energy and utility companies want them to so they can get money. As far as votes, telling an American the he or she has to pay more for gas or use less water is a good way to earn votes for the other guy.
We are still fumbling with ways to encourage efficiency. One good example is this: most of our energy utilities are rewarded for selling MORE electricity, not for being efficient. In other words, selling energy is the only way they earn renevue. If they sell more, they earn more, but if companies use less, then the utility suffers. Thus, they give a discount to volume purchasers of energy and effiecient users are at a disadvantage. A few progressive markets such as California are changing this. In every case where efficiency is allowed to compete with new production, efficiency is always more cost effective.
How About Running An Ac In A Sedan Class Car With The Help Of A Solar Powered Battery?
The Solar Panel Can Be Placed On The Top Of The Vehicle. Will It Increase The Efficiency Of Vehicle? Does It Possible To Run The Ac Compressor Totally By The Solar Battery?
Every one has stated the obvious reasons I say roll the windows down. On the New electric cars had problems dealing with Heaters and air conditioning and the fan to blow them with. If your in a clod area you need heat to defrost the windows so maybe a solar pannel could do that but you need to have a fan for that to unless they can design the car to allow heat and cold to flow threw the car well enough to not need a fan. They could use the wheels as generators or alternators to also generate heat and cold but it would be expensive. For instance I just bought a ford focus 2012 and paid $17,500 for it the hybrid ford had was 20 thousand dollars more that my version so why would I buy the electric when I can get 44 MPH with the cheep car, I know this is more than you asked but keep asking the right questions and someone will come up with an answer.
What Parts Of Kyoto Did Canada Not Meet And How Did This Impact The Population?
In order to meet the Kyoto goals, Canada was supposed to reduce their carbon foot print. That would have required Canadians to burn less fuel by traveling less, shutting down some of their industries, not heating their homes quite so much, using less electricity, and going nuclear, wind energy, solar, and hydroelectric.
By not meeting the requirements, they failed to reduce their standard of living, and damage their economy.
This failure has little effect on how much CO2 is in the atmosphere.