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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous residents find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Numerous research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying decisions, creating goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 utility companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Could Humans Use The Energies That Surround Them With Their Brain And Make Other People Cancer?
Yes. Here's how:
1) Using brain (and the internet) construct a massive array of solar cells and wind turbines to capture the wind and sun energy ("energies that surround them")
2) Using brain (and the internet) construct a high power X-Ray machine
3) Power the X-Ray machine with your wind turbines and solar panels
3) Expose human to constant bombard of the X-Ray machine
4) In the long term, this will lead to DNA damage and almost certainly "make other people cancer"
5) Don't tell "other people" I taught you how to do this.
How Many Acres Of Solar Panels Would It Take To Replace One Coal Fired Power Plant?
Keep In Mind The Coal Plant Can Run 24Hrs.
Many, many, many when the sun is shining brightly. More when it's cloudy. And there's not enough room in the entire US to replace one coal fired plant after dark.
The same goes for wind. When the wind is blowing strong it takes a lot of turbines, more when it's not blowing strong. And when it's not blowing? Oh well!
Now if we could trap all the hot air coming from politicians and turn that into electricity. We'd be unlimited.
Hey I'll give in to the enviros on CO2 emissions. So let's go nuclear. France gets 80% of it's electricity from nuclear. The US only gets 20%. And we started nuclear power. The knee jerk reaction since what happened in Japan is to say no more nuclear power plants. Before we say no, we should look at where plants are built. So far no one has died or even been made sick by the accident in Japan. Let's wait and see how it plays out. So far the only people who have died from a nuclear accident were as a result of a reactor that had no containment dome, Chernobyl.
Could Solar Panels Contribute To Global Warming?
If We Invest Billions In Green Energy And Put Up Thousands Of Square Miles Of Black Panels That Give Off Radiant Heat Couldn'T That Significantly Cause More Warming, Not To Mention The Energy Required To Even Make Them?
Yes but in a different way than you think. The manufacturing of solar panels emits nitrogen trifluoride or NF3. NF3 is a greenhouse gas 17,000 times more potent than CO2.
"The concentration of NF3 in the atmosphere was artificially increased by a factor of 20 during the last two decades. The measurements of the concentration surpassed the previous estimates by a factor of five.
As far as any albedo effects from solar panels, the entire USA only occupies a little over 2% of the worlds surface, if you painted the USA black, it would have a minimal effect on globally averaged temperatures. The mining of the resources alone required to cover the entire USA with solar panels would devastate the planets ecosystem.
I Need To Know Some Specifics About Solar Energy?
What Is The Cost Per Surface Area?
What Is The Average Energy Absorbed Per Surface Area?
What Is The Maximum Threshold For Absorbed Energy Per Hour?
What Is The Specific Reaction/Mechanics Of The Energy Capture?
Are There Different Grades With Variable Prices And Effectiveness?
Which Manufacturer/Retailer Has The Most Reasonable Prices For Solar Panels?
Is There Anything Else I Should Know About Solar Power That Is Important To Its Use?
If You Can'T Answer All My Questions, Answer What You Can And I'Ll Be Grateful. I Would Also Be Grateful For Any Helpful Info/Product Websites Listed In The Source.
Thanks For The Help!
Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live completely, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient”
The house is built utilizing natures natural elements, in the shape of an octagon with 8ft wide arch doors on every wall to catch every angle of wind (typical 4 sided homes have half the chance as one with 8 sides. A circle being the most efficient design). Woodburning stoves, solar chimney, solar AC, solar heating, solar water heating (pool and home), solar stove, solar power, wind power, hydrogen powered back up generator, hydrogen back up water heater, hydrogen stove, 2 hydrogen powered trucks, 1 EV (electric vehicle) and satellite internet.
There are no utility lines, no water lines, no roads, tv, cell service, etc. on our ranch. EVERYTHING needed is produced here. All electricity comes from 27 solar panels, 2 main wind gens and a back hydrogen generator if needed (typically we can last 9 days with all luxuries of sunless windless weather, hasn't happened yet). Water is caught and storaged from the rain. Hot water is made with solar batch water heaters with an on-demand hydrogen hot water heater as backup. Even our vehicles use alternative energy (2 hydrogen trucks, 1 EV electric vehicle converted). Because of this we have no bills, no debt and no mortgage.
The fallowing steps were taking directly out of a DIY guide I offer to those who would like to run their homes on solar power safely, reducing their monthly utility bills or even selling power back the the electrical companies. The entire guide is available at www agua-luna com. Its pretty simple but if you have any problems feel free to contact me directly I can walk you threw the process.
Materials you will need
A sheet of copper flashing from the hardware store. This normally costs about $5.00 per square foot. We will need about half a square foot.
Two alligator clip leads.
A sensitive micro-ammeter that can read currents between 10 and 50 microamperes. Radio Shack sells small LCD multimeters that will do, but I used a small surplus meter with a needle.
An electric stove. My kitchen stove is gas, so I bought a small one-burner electric hotplate for about $25. The little 700 watt burners probably won't work -- mine is 1100 watts, so the burner gets red hot.
A large clear plastic bottle off of which you can cut the top. I used a 2 liter spring water bottle. A large mouth glass jar will also work.
Table salt. We will want a couple tablespoons of salt.
Sand paper or a wire brush on an electric drill.
Sheet metal shears for cutting the copper sheet.
The first step is to cut a piece of the copper sheeting that is about the size of the burner on the stove. Wash your hands so they don't have any grease or oil on them. Then wash the copper sheet with soap or cleanser to get any oil or grease off of it. Use the sandpaper or wire brush to thoroughly clean the copper sheeting, so that any sulphide or other light corrosion is removed.
Next, place the cleaned and dried copper sheet on the burner and turn the burner to its highest setting.
As the copper starts to heat up, you will see beautiful oxidation patterns begin to form. Oranges, purples, and reds will cover the copper.
As the copper gets hotter, the colors are replaced with a black coating of cupric oxide. This is not the oxide we want, but it will flake off later, showing the reds, oranges, pinks, and purples of the cuprous oxide layer underneath.
The last bits of color disappear as the burner starts to glow red.
When the burner is glowing red-hot, the sheet of copper will be coated with a black cupric oxide coat. Let it cook for a half an hour, so the black coating will be thick. This is important, since a thick coating will flake off nicely, while a thin coat will stay stuck to the copper.
After the half hour of cooking, turn off the burner. Leave the hot copper on the burner to cool slowly. If you cool it too quickly, the black oxide will stay stuck to the copper.
As the copper cools, it shrinks. The black cupric oxide also shrinks. But they shrink at different rates, which makes the black cupric oxide flake off.
The little black flakes pop off the copper with enough force to make them fly a few inches. This means a little more cleaning effort around the stove, but it is fun to watch.
When the copper has cooled to room temperature (this takes about 20 minutes), most of the black oxide will be gone. A light scrubbing with your hands under running water will remove most of the small bits. Resist the temptation to remove all of the black spots by hard scrubbing or by flexing the soft copper. This might damage the delicate red cuprous oxide layer we need to make to solar cell work.
Cut another sheet of copper about the same size as the first one. Bend both pieces gently, so they will fit into the plastic bottle or jar without touching one another. The cuprous oxide coating that was facing up on the burner is usually the best side to face outwards in the jar, because it has the smoothest, cleanest surface.
Attach the two alligator clip leads, one to the new copper plate, and one to the cuprous oxide coated plate. Connect the lead from the clean copper plate to the positive terminal of the meter. Connect the lead from the cuprous oxide plate to the negative terminal of the meter.
Now mix a couple tablespoons of salt into some hot tap water. Stir the saltwater until all the salt is dissolved. Then carefully pour the saltwater into the jar, being careful not to get the clip leads wet. The saltwater should not completely cover the plates -- you should leave about an inch of plate above the water, so you can move the solar cell around without getting the clip leads wet.
now place in the sun with the magnefied on top.
The solar cell is a battery, even in the dark, and will usually show a few microamps of current.
That’s it it’s that simple. If you’d a more detailed process and some pics (ouldn’t put them here) it’s available along with some other DIY alternative energy projects at www agua-luna com
Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.
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Can You Power A Volcano Vaporizer With An Inexpensive Solar Panel?
I Want To Know If There Are Any Solar Panels, Or Any Combination Of Solar Panels And Deep-Cell Batteries That Would Allow Me To Power A Volcano Vaporizer In The Desert. Here Is The Power Consumption Of The Vaporizer:
110 - 120Volts / 50-60Hz
The Mechanics Work Basically The Same As A Hair Dryer--There Is A Heating Element That Heats Up For About 2-3 Minutes, And Then A Fan You Turn On And Run For Around Another Minute (While The Heating Element Is Still Going.) Most Likely This Would Be On For About 5 Minutes At A Time A Few Times A Day.
Are There Any Solar Panels For Under $300 That Produce Enough Energy To Directly Power The Volcano? If Not, Is There A Combination Of Deep Cell Batteries + Solar Panel Trickle Charging That Would Keep Up With This Level Of Power Consumption? (Again, For Under $300) Or Preferably Exceed That Level Of Power Consumption, As I'D Also Like To Hook Some Fans/Swamp Coolers To The Same Panel/Battery.
12 Volt components are readily available.
Get an automotive power inverter that uses 12 volt DC battery power to make 120 Volt AC power. Cost: $20-$30.
Then buy a 12 Volt deep cycle battery like they use in small fishing boats. Cost: approx. $100.
Buy two solar panels for $40 each to keep the battery charged: http://www.amazon.com/Instapark%C2%AE-Bl...
The switch to start and stop the vaporizer needs to be wired between the battery and the inverter so that the inverter cannot run down the battery when it is not in use.