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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 conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your regular 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 One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic 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 electricity costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more rapidly 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 end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (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 finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what cost, 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
Is The Unintended Consequence Of Big Government, Corporate And Union Funding Of Their Favorite Candidates?
Rather than a simple economic issue, this is a matter of national defense. Just as industry found it unprofitable to build the Interstate Highway System, government must again finance new infrastructure.
For security, we need a smart grid and a nationwide power and communication network buried completely underground. For energy independence that will get us out of the Mid-East, we need homes with near-perfect insulation, solar panels, and geothermal wells. To battery-power our entire automobile fleet, we need dozens of safe, thorium-based nuclear power plants. And to eliminate the long-haul truck and air traffic that uses a major portion of our energy and our highway and airport maintenance expense, we need a network of efficient maglev freight and passenger trains zipping through low-pressure tubes faster than a jet plane.
Who says we can’t finance infrastructure? Bond holders are paying us to keep their money safe at a negative real (inflation-adjusted) interest rate. And we can buy bonds ourselves, as we did during WW II. And money can be generated on computer keyboards, as the Fed is doing for banks.
How much can we afford to spend annually on infrastructure? According to the Congressional Budget Office, $1T of annual government spending on infrastructure hires about 20 million unemployed and induces about $1.5T of consumer spending and $0.15T of consumer savings. If industry likes that growth enough to annually borrow and invest $0.5T, the total annual spending would increase to $3T. And the GDP growth rate would reach 20% and ensure low interest rates.
So what would be the annual deficit? Zero! In fact, we could actually reduce the debt by spending $1T annually on infrastructure. First, we would employ twenty million jobless workers, each of whom would stop drawing the equivalent of $25,000 in annual relief benefits of all kinds. Also, the improved infrastructure would produce at least an annual 1% productivity increase. With tax revenue at federal and state levels increasing with GDP, the federal budget gets a boost:
Reduced unemployment benefits = $25K benefits x 20 million people = $0.50T
Productivity improvement = 1% x $15T+ economy = $0.15T
Federal tax revenue increase = $3T increased spending x 20% = $0.60T
Reduced federal aid to states = $3T increased spending x 5% = $0.15T
Total annual budget gain = $1.40T
Less cost of stimulus - $1.00T
Net debt reduction = $0.40T = $400B
A small government cannot build the world’s greatest infrastructure.
Without the world’s greatest infrastructure, we will not have the world’s greatest industrial base.
Without the world’s greatest industrial base, we will not have the world’s greatest defense.
Without the world’s greatest defense, our nation will be in jeopardy.
A small government is the road to serfdom.
A small government would betray those who died for our freedom.
The traitors demanding a small government deserve scorn, if not execution.
What Is Photosynthesis?
What Is Photosynthesis I Need To Know Everything I Tried Some Other Sites But I Need More Info Help.......
Hmm. It's how plants use the energy from sunlight to chemically combine H2O and CO2 into C6H12O6.
The reactions are conducted in specialized mini-cells within the plant cell called chloroplasts. The chain of reactions and enzymes that makes this possible is pretty complicated. The chemicals that absorb the energy from sunlight are chlorophylls a and b plus some carotenoids. Plants look green because they've never figured out how to use the green part of the spectrum; it's the only region that doesn't get absorbed and so is reflected back to your eyes.
Chlorophylls and carotenoids act like little solar panels. They turn photons of light into an electrical current through a series of enzymes. First, it helps power this enzyme that chops water in half and makes oxygen and hydrogen. As the electrons pass down the electron transport chain, they power these little molecular pumps that move H+ ions from one side of a membrane to another. It'll also yank H+ ions out of the H+ deficient side by sticking them to NADP to make NADPH.
This is handy, because with an H+ gradient is the key to the most awesome enzyme ever: ATP synthase. It's like a turbine at a dam. H+ ions flow back through it, and as it turns it recharges ADP molecules into energetic ATP molecules. ATP powers most things in the cell... including the Calvin cycle, which is this equally awesome looped chemical reaction that finally grabs onto some CO2 and the Hs from NADPH to make sugar. Lots and lots of delicious sugar that can act as a battery so the plant still has power at night. Mmm... sugar.
Is A Heat Sink Necessary For This?
I Bought This ( Http://Www.Radioshack.Com/Product/Index.Jsp?Productid=2062599 ) 5V Regulator To Bring A 6V Solar Panel Down To 5V For Usb Charging...Will This Generate A Considerable Amount Of Heat That Would Require A Heatsink? Or Do You Think I Will Be Fine Without One?
Are you making a dedicated charging port? And if so, is your solar panel big enough to source 1.8A at 5.25V? If so, the 7805 can handle this with a heat sink, but without the heat sink you should stick to currents under 1A.
The 7805 can get very hot during normal operation, and it will automatically shut down if it overheats. If your device is used in direct sunlight, a heat sink would be a good idea anyway. (You can raise the output voltage of the 7805 by putting a rectifier diode between pin 2 and the ground, btw.)
The 7805 is a linear regulator, and it basically works by wasting excess power (which is part of the reason for all the heat), although in your particular case this may not be a major problem. You could generate less heat with similar performance if you used a switching regulator, but the circuit will be a little bit more complicated, as you will need a few inductors and caps thrown in.
edit: If you can rewire your panel to output 12V or more, you can really cash in with a switching regulator because you'll be able to efficiently convert a tiny solar current into a big charging current.
One little annoyance you may need to know about is that the 7805 likes to have at least 7V on the input, or it will output slightly less than 5V. Check with a multimeter to make sure you're getting enough voltage to charge, but you probably don't need all 5.25V to get the job done.
What Solar Racking System Is Best?
I Am Looking To Have Solar Panels Installed On My Company Roof Top But I Have Some Restrictions. It Has To Be Non Penetrating And Non Ballasted. Meaning I Cant Drill, Nail, Or Glue Anything To The Roof And The Roof Cant Support That Much Weight So Ballasts Cant Be Used To Hold It Down.
So Far I Have Found A Company Called Hb Solar Of Southern California, They Are Based In Southern California But Are Not Limited To There. They Have A System They Call The &Quot;Scirocco&Quot;, And Its Both Non Penetrating And Non Ballasted, And Its Extremely Light. It Uses Wind To Keep The Mounting Rack Down. Before I Proceed With Them, Does Anybody Else Know Of A Place That Can Offer This? They Claim To Be The Only Ones And Its Patened.
When I inquired information from unirack about this CLICKSYS racking they said that there is still some penetration that needs to be done just not as much, and the system is actually pretty heavy compared to. And also I dont think barrel and spanish tile mean too much to you, since we are talking commercial flat roof.
So if you really need something that is light and non penetrating like it sounds you do, then I for one would go with scirocco from hb solar. It has an awsome design, I seen it at the solar expo in anahiem, and as a matter of fact I am working with them right now on a 1MW system on a single flat roof commercial building. I'm pretty excited, this should boost my sales by alot becuase of all the static load problems we have here. hope i could be of help
Getting Ready For New Roof,Shingles Or Metal?
I Have 25 Year Old Shingles Now And Ready For New Roof.I'Ve Been Talking With People That Say Metal Is The Best Way To Go It Can Be Put Right Over The Shingles And It Last Lifetime.I'M Leaning Toward Metal Right Now But Want To Hear From Others That Have Metal Or Roofers That Do Metal And Shingle.I'M Looking At The Blue Metal And Wondering How Long The Color Will Last Before Fading.Also Wondering About Price Difference I Know Metal Is Higher Price But Not Sure How Much More.My Roof Is 60Ft.Long And 28Ft Wide Around 1600 Sq Ft. Thanks To Anyone With Info For Me..
We put a new roof on this old house mid summer and went with the metal. The coating on the roofing my contractor used is guaranteed for 40 years. And we went with the navy blue color; looks awesome! We live in an area where any possible solar gain from the dark color is attractive; we only get about 4 months of "warm" weather here.
He's been in the business about 15 years and told me he's not had any problems with the color fading thus far.
Keep the roof painted and you'll easily get 100 years out of it! And metal is fully recyclable at the end of it's life span.
We did not do a tear off either as we only had 1 layer of shingles. We did spend the extra $ to have the "bubble" wrap installed. It's a material that has reflective coatings on both sides and looks just like bubble wrap (but heavier) in the middle. It reflects heat back outside in the summer and reflects heat inward in the winter. We immediately noticed a big drop in the temperature of the upstairs on hot days. I'd bet it was 10 degrees plus. The attic even more; you couldn't stand to go up there on a hot day, now it's warm but not like being in a blast furnace.
My metal roof cost me about 30% more than a 40 year shingle roof would have. But we had the wrap, all the trim pieces (really finished the job up nice), the snow breaks (those little brackets) and all the flashings done along with putting some clear acrylic panels in the patio roof (they were more expensive than the metal panels). But the job turned out better than we had expected!
Your job should be pretty straight forward; ours had a lot of peaks and valleys in the roof and fussy things to work around and with.
Warning - get ready to paint the trim. After you put the new roof on, the trim will look so shabby! That's what we spend the rest of the summer doing!