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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 house owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering 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, numerous residents find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic 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 benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs 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 development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic 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 corporate social duty are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least 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
What'S Good About Solar Panels?
How Do They Help The Environment. What'S Their Purpose?
Your energy will be free, last as long as the sun does, and it is non polluting, minus what it takes to create the panel. It replaces the need to use coal for energy which is dirty and running out and run by people who have a monopoly on the energy industry.
I saw on the History Channel that a farm of solar panels 100 square miles in the middle of Nevada could provide the energy needs of the entire USA. If the oil and coal indusrty didn't have such a tight leash on us, we might be able to have something like this in the near future. How cool would that be!
Where Is Solar Energy Currently Used?
For Example One Is Housing, Any Others?
Overhead parking lot lights. Together with a small wind generator, it lights up the parking lot quite well.
Emergency road side phones uses solar panels to recharge the battery so you can call for help.
Small emergency portable radios uses a solar collector to run the radio when there is sun so you can conserve and recharge the batteries for night use.
Solar ovens are been used in some third world countries where they do not have raw materials for fuel.
Solar energy is used in farm business to grow an algae for food.
Solar energy is also used to heat swimming pools.
What Do Solar Panels Reduce?
Do They Reduce The Amount Of Energy Consumed By People?? If Not, What Do They. Thanks Alot
Hey S, Dana and Orochimaru are both correct, but there is much more. If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the United States alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical devices, that's good news.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one of those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar, wind and biomass resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
There are other reasons, but I think you get the picture. For us, solar energy has become something of a hobby. It will probably never save us any real money, utility power is really pretty cheap. Adding all this up however, you can see that solar can reduce pollution, mining deaths, wars, unemployment, energy shortages and illiteracy, other than that, it isn't much good for anything. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
What Type Of Panels Should I Use For Home Solar Energy?
I Want To Put Solar Collectors In My Home But I Don’T Know Which Are Better Flat Panels Or Vacuum Collectors?
You didn't mention your location, but that is a fairly important part of your question. It appears that you are asking about a Solar Hot Water system rather than a Solar Electric System. Even the experts are still asking the question that you are asking.
Best advice is to contact a trustworthy and experienced contractor and ask for advice in your situation. My company is in the Northeast and we would be well qualified to help answer your question with an onsite visit.
Are Solar Panels Affordable?
I'M Re-Doing My Roof.
Is It Workable?
Can I Get A Government Grant Or Something To Put Solar Panels On My Roof?
I Know They Did Something Like That For Windows.
I don't think you can get a government grant? At least not just yet... But, you can get a nice Tax break for having installed solar panels on your home or for some their backyard works well.
But, again you must be aware that having professionals install these panels can be quite costly. If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, tackling this project on your own isn't as hard as you might think!
And you will be amazed at how much money you can save from the start. And if you get the family involved all the better! Building affordable solar panels for your home, is no pipe dream...But, you must be willing to do the work yourself! That's usually where most people fall short.