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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing 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 substantial, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your property worth
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 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. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 homeowners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty 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
Solar Energy Vs Fossil Fuels??
I Have To Write A Paper On The Advantages Of Solar Energy Vs Fossil Fuels.
Do You Have Any Links To Good Information???
What Do You Suggest I Talk About???
Any Help Would Be Appreciated.
The main disadvantage of solar power is scale. There simply isn't enough energy available from the sun to even come close to meeting our requirements; in North America the sun delivers an average of 1300 watts per square metre at noon. Solar panels convert just 15% of that energy to electricity meaning it would take a panel measuring 1km by 2km to deliver the same amount of power as a single nuclear reactor and it would only deliver that much power for a couple of hours per day. By using solar collectors to generate steam you would improve the efficiency to about 40% but those gains would be offset the energy used to make the collector (a giant mirror).
How Is Solar Energy Clean?
How Is Solar Energy Clean I Need 3 Reasons
1. Doesn't Release Toxins Like Fossil Fuels
Doesn't have as much hazardous waste as a coal-burning plant, nuclear plant, etc.
Silicon is abundant. Less concern for destroying the environment, as in strip mining for coal, mining for urainium, damming a river, or drilling for oil. In the case of solar thermal (like a hot water heater), there is no silicon used, even.
And, as you said, the pollutants released during a panel's life is chiefly the stuff released during the manufacturing process. After that, it's cleaner than any major form of power generation except hydro, wind, and debatably nuclear.
In all of this, it's never that solar is totally clean, it's just generally cleaner than the alternatives.
Solar Energy Vs Redwood Trees?
A Friend Relayed A Story To Me About Two Neighbors In California - Both Environmentalists. One Sued The Other Because The Redwood Trees In His Neighbor'S Yard Were Obstructing The Sunlight From Reaching His Solar Panels. He Won The Lawsuit And The Redwood Trees Had To Come Down.
Can You Tell Me If You Have Heard This Story Or If You Think That Solar Energy Might Be Problematic In This Way.
I'm guessing that the redwood trees in this case weren't old growth, but had been planted.
I don't think this is a major environmental problem. Clearly the benefits of a solar power system are greater than those of a few trees in someones back yard. Cutting them down may be annoying, and an esthetic problem for the tree owner, but it's not an environmental problem.
I don't think you should be totally free to take actions which reduce the value of a neighbor's property. Consideration should be given to the relevant costs and benefits for each.
EDIT - Seems that the judge saw it the same way, compromising:
" In December, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Kurt Kumli found the couple guilty of one count of violating the Solar Shade Control Act. In a partial victory for each side, he ruled that six of the trees can remain and that the two generating the most shade must be removed. He also waived any fines."
Does Oil Or Solar Energy Cost More?
Solar generated electricity costs between 3 times and 10 times more than oil-generated electricity, depending on the type of solar panels involved.
You have to take into account the cost of the generating equipment. Yes, solar energy is more or less free once you have the panels installed, but those panels are extremely expensive, and the price is immediate, rather than spread over decades. Assuming you have absolutely perfect solar energy conditions (which don't exist anywhere in North America), you might break even on costs of solar vs oil after 20 years. But you probably won't.
What Variables Can Be Used In A Science Project About Solar Energy?
I Am Helping My Daughter With Her Science Fair Project And She Has Decided To Go With Alternative Energy. From That She Decided She Wanted To Build A Model Solar Home Or Car And Show How Using Solar Energy Would Help Decrease Pollution. Her Science Teacher Has Told Her To Make Sure She Uses More Than One Variable..Now We Are Lost..What Variables Can Be Used With This Type Of Project? Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated...
For solar I'd use:
# of hours each day of sun (only shine the light so long)
% of transmission of sun , simulating clouds (use filters)
Angle of the sun to the panels, this affects efficency, that's why some are made to move, perpendicular is best
Timing of use of electricty on non critical use items that could be delayed until sunny (clothes washing, dishwasher.....)
Difference between using a battery storage system and not. Using a battery will enable use in non-sunny times and store excess electricty as well that might go unused without it