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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 conditioner, washing clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight 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 costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have increased by an average of three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 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. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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
Can Someone Tell Me About Solar Panels For Homes?
I Was Trying To Look Online For Solar Panels For My Home To Take Some Of The Strain Off Of Using Oil And Electricity But I Find It Very Hard To Understand Exactly How They Are Used.
Like One That I Looked Up Is 100 Watts.....Is That Like A Light Bulb Watt? How Many Things Can That Power?
Is It Really Cheaper In The Long Run Because The Panels Are Very Expensive?
If Anyone Has Web Sites That Can Explain This To Me I Would Appreciate A Link, Or Anyone To Answer Part Of My Question.
There are two types of devices that collect energy from the sun:
Solar photovoltaic modules use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity.
Solar thermal collectors use the sun's energy to heat water or another fluid such as oil or antifreeze
There is only a one time cost to installing solar panels.
The way to get the most for your money is, really to have them installed at the time of the home being built.
You have to figure, over-time, how long it will take regarding the cost of the solar panels vs the cost of your energy now.
In A Dc Circuit Running From Solar Panels To Batteries Do I Only Need One Diode In Series?
In A Dc Circuit Running From Solar Panels To Batteries Do I Only Need One Diode In Series?
I Am Connecting A Small Solar Panel To A Battery And Put Two Diodes In Series On The Positive And The Negative, But When I Only Put One In Circuit It Works Fine. Will This Prevent Backfeed Back Into The Solar Panel With Only One Diode In Series?
You only need a single diode inline between the solar panel and the battery. A diode acts like a one way valve. Place a diode on either wire effectively blocks reverse flow.
You may also consider a charge controller, unless you want to manually check voltages during the day and disconnect the solar panels when the battery is charged. Otherwise, you may overcharge the battery and damage it.
What Does Having Solar Shingles Or Panels Installed On The Roof Involve?
For A Small House, Can It Be Done In Conjunction With A Regular Asphalt Shingle Roof Replacement? How Does The Electrician Then Wire It Into The Existing System? Do They Need To Get Into The Walls Or Attic Or How Do They Connect It? In Other Words, How Much Disruption Would Be Expected In The Process And How Long Would It Take? Thanks!
Solar shingles are special shigles with a photo voltaic film on it that makes direct current electrcity (like a battery) when energized by converting the sun's rays. You need to have new solar shingles installed over the old ones.
Solar panels are installed either on the roof or on the ground.
Either way they need a collector box where all the panels or shingles are wired together, a disconnect (on off switch), and inverter (changes d.c. voltage to a.c.voltage energy to run household appliances or sell the excess back to the power company).
Some units require transformers if the output a.c. voltage is either to high or to low for your use.
Some people buy storage batteries to store up excess energy made from the sun to use during the night when the sun has set.
The time to get it installed varies on how complicated the system is.
Normally you get a survey first to see where is the best place to place it is. Shade from trees, buildings etc. can either loose part of the panels efficency or cause the whole panel to put out 0 volts.
A average installer with some mechanical and electrical ability can do it in a week end. A good installer can do it in less tah 1 day. But it may cost a couple hundred dollars.
Check with your state and the federal government. It can take 30% off the top or more in savings. Federal or off your income tax is easiest. State money is a first come first surve and the funds may be used for that year.
Plant Cell Analogy To A House?
I Need This Tonight Please Answer Now
Walls = Cell wall (because its a wall!)
Chloroplasts = Solar panels on the roof (gain energy from light)
Mitochondria = Generator in the basement (produce energy from fuel already in the cell/house)
Vacuole = Refrigerator/Storeroom (vacuoles store nutrients [they also keep the cell turgid, but I'm not sure how that analogy could apply to the house])
Nucleus = Study? (Nucleus is where all of the cell's functioning is ultimately determined, I guess instead of a study, you could decide to include the person who makes all the decisions in the house)
cell membrane = Windows (Lets things into the cell when needed, otherwise keeps them out, almost like how we can close/open windows in a house)
Endoplasmic reticulum OR ribosomes = Kitchen (ribosomes along with the ER produces all the goods the cell needs, and may also be involved in exporting those goods outside [in the kitchen analogy, this would be like people walking out with packed lunches I guess...])
Cell cytoplasm = hallway (everything has to travel through the cytoplasm to get anywhere else)
That's about all I can think of, hope it helps!
What Is A Reasonable Price For Enough Solar Panels To Power A Large Amount Of Condos And Other Buildings?
I'M Doing A School Project And We Need Ways To Be Green. I Have To Power A Retirement Community In Florida. I Have 15 Large Condos, 3 Beach Houses, 3 Restaurnats, A Pool, Gym, Hot Tub, Sauna, Grocery Store, Gas Station, And Several Offices. They Don'T Have To Power Everything But I Would Like To Be As Green As Possible. Also Maybe Other Suggestions On Good Ways To Go Green.
i would look at this in a diverse approch.
1. being that it is florida, i would start with using PV on the houses in combination with a couple of small peak mounted wind turbines (sources oynot.com, solardyne.com, sunwize.com and on and on).
2. condo's are different. they usually have flat roofs so the turbines would be out of the question and so would PV. Instead i would use hard mount solar panals, and try to be energy efficent in other areas of the construction.
3. the pool is an easy one. your in florida, unless you want to cool it in the summer, and heat it in the winter, then just run the water through a condenser that is in a solar water heater loop. and the same answers apply to the rest.
But the best ans is think about it before you build, build with the surroundings, and plan for it by being construction wise.