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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively 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 educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 crucial component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving 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.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier 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 Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
What Is The Difference Between Renewable And Sustainable Energy Sources?
Can Something Be Sustainable But Not Renewable?
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources—such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat—which are renewable (naturally replenished)Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources.
Each of these sources has unique characteristics which influence how and where they are used.
Sustainable energy sources are most often regarded as including all renewable sources, such as biofuels, solar power, wind power, wave power, geothermal power and tidal power. It usually also includes technologies that improve energy efficiency
How Does Solar Energy Affect The Environment? (In A Good Way)?
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Solar energy heats the earth, is the creator of wind currents thus spreading the air around, heats water in the oceans (evaporation) to provide rain (precipitation) without which life on earth would stop.
Creates photosynthesis without which all life on earth would, again, stop.
Our only problem is that life on this planet has started and evolved to suit a fairly narrow band of temperatures, and a fairly low level of radiation. We can wobble only a few degrees before life just falls apart.
Energy/Science Questions- What Is The Magnitude Of The Solar Insolation?
2.Name Two Ways Of Harnessing Solar Power For Electrical Power Generation? 3What Is The Source Of The Earth'S Geothemal Energy? 4What Are The Two Essential Components Of A Device Used In Harnessing The Power Of The Wind For Electrical Power Generation? 5 What Is The Name And Location Of The Site Which Had Been Planned As The National Repository For Spent Nuclear Fuel? What Is The Current Status Of The National Repository? 6Suppose A Hypothetical Radioactive Nucleus (Hy) Has A Half-Life Of 10 Days. If We Have 80 Gms Of The Substance At The Start Of An Experiment, How Many Gms Of The Substance Will Remain Undecayed After 30 Days? 7 Name Three (3) Sources Of Biofuel, Including One Which Avoids The &Quot;Food Vs. Fuel&Quot; Objection. Indicate Which Of The Sources Avoids The Latter. 8 List Four (4) Methods Of Harnessing Ocean Power. For At Least Two Of The Methods, Identify A Location At Which The Method Has Either Been Used Or Is Being Proposed For Future Use. 9 Name Two Major Methods Used To Commercially Produce Hydrogen. 10 Name Two Ways Hydrogen Can Be Used For Automotive Power 11 What Percentage Of The U.S. Energy Supply Comes From Renewables, Including Hydropower? 12 Which Of The Renewable Energy Sources Is The Most Rapidly Increasing In The U.S.? In Which State Is The Growth Most Rapid? 13 What Is The Role Of The Moderator In A Nuclear Reactor? 14 Briefly Describe The Process Known As &Quot;Fracking.&Quot; Also Name Two Energy-Related Areas To Which Fracking Has Been Applied.
(1) In the neighborhood of Earth's orbit, solar insolation is 1400 watts per square meter.
(2) Photovoltaic cells that directly convert sunlight to electric power are relatively new, but hydroelectric power, which was very much used for a mechanical source even before it became a major source of electrical power, is also a way of harnessing solar power. The sun evaporates water from the plains and from the surface of the sea, and some part of it rains down on high-elevation regions, from which it must flow to the sea in rivers that can be dammed.
(3) The source of the earth's geothermal energy is radioactive decay of metals in the deep interior.
(4) Some part such as fan blades must "collect" the wind energy, and some part such as a generator must transform the mechanical energy into electrical energy.
(5) Yucca Mountain. The status now is, proponents of nuclear power are for the most part hopeful of reviving this plan, while opponents of nuclear power (as well as most residents of Nevada) are against the plan.
(6) If there are 80 grams on day 0, there will be 40 grams on day 10, 20 grams on day 20, and 10 grams on day 30.
(7) Ethanol can be produced from corn, from sugar cane, or from "bagasse," the cellulose waste left over after sugar cane has been squeezed to get the juice. The last of these avoids the "food versus fuel" objection.
(8) The ocean's energy is both mechanical and thermal. Four broad categories of oceanic energy that have been considered as energy sources are (a) its thermal energy, (b) the mechanical energy of its tides, (c) the mechanical energy of its waves, and (d) the mechanical energy of its currents. The mechanical energy of its tides has been successfully collected in the Bay of Fundy in Canada. An experimental facility for collecting the energy of surface waves has been built in Portugal.
(9-14) You'll have to look these up for yourself, or see if someone else answers.
What Is The Solution To The Energy Crisis?
As Oil Tops $200 A Barrell We Can Expect $10 Per Gallon In The Next Few Years. Petrol, A Non-Renewable Resource Must Be On Its Way Out. Ethanol, A Renewable Clean Burning Fuel, Is A Favorite, However Critics Have Cited It As A Poor Choice As, They Claim It Will Cause Food Prices To Soar Even Higher, Specifically Corn. And Cause A (Further) Food Shortage Among Poorer Nations.
What Can Be A Solution That Everyone Can Live With?
This is a really tough question to answer because so many people disagree on whether or not we even have a true energy crisis and those who think there is a problem frequently disagree with everyone else regarding a solution. Selfish folks and folks who wear blinders will probably not solve the energy crisis but will always complain that fuel costs too much while they drive large cars and fly from here to there in luxury.
Unfortunately we really must solve the problem. Currently I think our best hope is to build massive solar energy power systems and convert vehicles to plug-in hybrids until a suitable alternative fuel can be developed. For example, a utility in California is already placing several square miles of solar panels on roofs of businesses and will be generating about 320 megawatts for the local community. If every community planned to do similarly, we might be able to avoid building dirty centralized power plants.
There are a lot of local malls in every community that no longer are utilized and are a blight on their local neighborhood. Why not ask out utility company to purchase panels in mass, ask for investors to buy shares of the power plant, then have the plant built and maintained by the utility and each investor would not have to spend a lot for their own solar panels but each would reap the rewards of our national need for more energy. The utility could pay each investor their per cent of the investment or that amount could be taken off each investors electric bill.
In my own local area, I could point to at least a dozen blighted areas that could be converted to power plants. Generally these malls are not in neighborhoods, so nobody would find them objectionable. And what could the objection possibly be? They make no noise, they don't kill birds, there is no pollution, little folks can benefit and make a little cash with small investment.
Plug-in vehicles that are charged at night would enable me to drive to work and back each day of the week, every week of the year and never use a drop of gas because I only travel 30 miles. If I wanted to go further, it would become a normal auto and use gas.
Wind is probably not the best for my area but there are locations where it would be very useful. It is comical how many folks say the windmills are so ugly but those same people never complain about putting cell phone towers atop their church steeple and dotting the mountain tops of every formerly beautiful horizon. Now that's ugly.
This country and most others are going to need massive energy increases and we'll need it soon, so we need to wake up and get started now but it has to be done far better than our previous designs.
Solar Energy Available On Earth Is 100,000 Times The Earth'S Electrical Capacity. Why Is This Energy Difficult
It's low density, only a kilowatt per square meter most of the time, if not less. Most of our energy use is high-density...even if you covered a city in a dome of solar panels, it probably wouldn't be enough to power that city's needs. Plus, of course, we still need to use energy on cloudy days and at night, when solar power isn't coming in as well or at all.
Most of our other sources of power are essentially concentrated sunlight, though. Fossil fuels and ethanol come from living things that have concentrated solar energy in their cells. Wind and water power rely on the weather cycle driven by solar energy. Only nuclear and geothermal are independent of sunlight.