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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 daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Multiple studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs 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 jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease 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 normal property solar panel system will remove 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving 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 loan down.
Many property owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
Why Are Solar Cells So Expensive?
The price is coming down. In the 70's, it was $100 per watt, but in the 80's, it was only $20 per watt. Now, it's $4 per watt.
There is a way to calculate a cost per kilowatt-hour for solar. You take the price of a system, and divide it by the total kWh's you expect the system to produce over its lifetime. By such measures, solar electricity is about 50% to 100% more expensive than general grid power. It will, of course, be cheaper in some areas and situations. When solar electricity comes down to the same cost as the average household would pay the electric company, there will be a huge demand for solar, because it will only get cheaper from there. This point is called "grid parity."
I think we should hit grid parity in 2-4 years, both because solar is getting cheaper, and other energy is getting more expensive.
I Want To Set Up An Off Grid Power System For My House?
I Am Wondering What Is The Best Way To Go About This. I Am Pondering Solar, And Wind Power. My House Will Be About 5200 Sq Ft When It Is Finished And Will Be Very Energy Efficient. Does Anybody Know Of A System That Is Cost Effective For These Types Of Applications? Any Advice Or Insight Would Help. Thanks
use wind if you have the site for it, it will be very efficent and practical.... total economic payback time will be 2-4 years. anywhere between $1000-$20000
Solar will be a lot more costly with a total economic payback time of about 20-25 years, a total system will cost minimum $15000 and up to 50k depending how much you need.
Look into evacuated tubes for solar hot water systems.
Good evacuated tube company.
They look better and are much more efficent and work good in cold and cloudy weather.
These are best systems to heat your hot water which is largest energy consumer in the home. Also these do heating, I would have a look at getting hydronic heating under the slabs as this is most efficent way to evenly heat your house and you can set up solar evacuated tube heating systems very cheap.
Hope this helps.
Hydrogen Uses, World-Wide, Locally, And Inside Our Homes...?
1. How Can We Use Hydrogen World-Wide As An Energy Source?
2. How Can We Use Hydrogen Locally (In Sacramento Area) As An Energy Source?
3. How Can We Use Hydrogen To Make Our Homes More Energy Efficient?
Don't think of hydrogen as an energy source - think of it as an energy transfer mechanism. We can make hydrogen from water by electrolysis or from methane (natural gas), but it takes energy to make hydrogen. If you use a low carbon footprint (nuclear, solar, wind, hydro electric) power source to make hydrogen, then when you burn it either in a combustion engine or a fuel cell (latter is more efficient at recovering the energy) then the byproduct is water - (a combustion engine can produce other noxious gases even though the fuel is hydrogen because it uses air - a mixture of several gases including oxygen...) Hydrogen by itself is not an easy gas to work with - it is a very small molecule, so what would be gas tight to natural gas, might leak like a sieve to hydrogen. It also is subject to an odd phenomena called the Joule-Thompson Effect - it actually heats up when expanding rather than cooling as most gases do - not exactly a great idea if you are expanding it into an oxygen rich atmosphere like your house when you are not expecting to; plus it burns with a flame that is well into ultraviolet - so it looks clear to your eyes, but is incredibly hot... I am reasonably OK with using it in cars via fuel cells - provided the storage technology is reasonably crashproof - but electricity wins the day for most household applications...
Do You Have An Electric Boat?
While A Significant Majority Of Water Vessels Are Powered By Diesel Engines, With Sail Power And Gasoline Engines Also Remaining Popular, Boats Powered By Electricity Have Been Used For Over 120 Years. Electric Boats Were Very Popular From The 1880S Until The 1920S, When The Internal Combustion Engine Took Dominance. Since The Energy Crises Of The 1970S, Interest In This Quiet And Potentially Renewable Marine Energy Source Has Been Increasing Steadily Again, Especially As Solar Cells Became Available, For The First Time Making Possible Motorboats With An Infinite Range Like Sailboats. The First Practical Solar Boat Was Probably Constructed In 1975 In England.
There are many large and powerful electric boats in service but it is doubtful if any are in private hands other than a few in museums. All submarines which are not nuclear powered are electric boats. The world's first successful submarine was built in New Jersey by the Electric Boat Company now called General Dynamics. Many foreign countries including Russia, The Netherlands, The UK etc. either bought Electric Boat Company submarines or took out licences to build to the Electric Boat Company's designs.
All of them are propelled by electric motors, driven either from storage batteries when submerged or from diesel-generators, (similar to a railway locomotive's power system) when surfaced. It is because of the historical association with the Electric Boat Company that in the Royal Navy, all submarines are referred to as 'boats' and not ships.
Solar Energy Question?
This Is For A Project And I Say They Will Use More Solar Energy And Less, I Need Help!
From What You Learned About The Energy Source Or Device, Describe In Your Own Words What
Will Be The Future For Humans Using These Types Of Devices Or Energy Sources. (Energy Source/Device: Solar Energy)
I Say They Will Use Less And More (Can'T Decide)
Will They Use More Or Less? And Why?
I think that it will gradually transition from one to the other. At first, solar panels will be relatively inefficient, but I think they have a lot of potential. Those who rely on solar panels would at first have an unreliable power source, but, as solar technology advances they will eventually have an advantage over fossil fuel users.
Good luck on your project.
If you can give me more details, I would be happy to give you a more detailed answer.
Also, what grade are you in, and what subject is the project in?