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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, 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 Significantly decrease or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, domestic electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with solar 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 achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking 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 energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be produced, 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. Wind Energy?!?
Hey Guys. I Would Like To Begin Heading Up A Commitee In My School That Focus' On Making Our School Greener. I Would Like To Present Some Facts To Them And See If It Would Be A Possibility To Have Wind Or Solar Energy At Our School. I Live In Northern Michigan So It Gets Very Cold, If That Makes A Difference.
Could You Please Tell Me All You Know Of Solar Panals And Wind Turbines? Another Big Factor Is The Cost - We Have About 90 Kids Per Grade K-12. Thanks
The current solar panel technology is actually more efficient in cold weather. We installed ours when it was -10 degrees (F) and they generated 120% of their rated capacity. So your cold weather is not a problem. However, you may wish to consider whether the number of sunny days warrants a solar generating system, which tends to be pricey.
As for wind, it's also spendy. You don't want to mount it on the roof, because the vibrations will transfer into the building. So you need a separate tower for the turbine. We set up a 350 watt turbine on a 45-foot tower for about $1,500. But it generates 24 volt DC electricitry, so it requires an inverter in order to provide 120 volt AC power used in most buildings. Add another $4,000 if you want it to reduce your school's dependence on fossil fuels. Otherwise, it's little more than a demonstration project.
Solar also is typically set up to generate 24 volt DC power, so it too needs an inverter. Our 1KW solar system, with inverter and battery backup, cost about $16K. About $4K was for the batteries, which you wouldn;t need. And we got a $4K tax credit from the fed and state. Still, you're in the $8,000 range if you include the inverter.
Alternatively you can try to see whether some of the school's needs could be met with DC power, either 12 or 24 volts. A more practical, if less visible, approach might be to talk to your utility and see if you can contract to buy wind power (ours sells wind power for about 3 cents per KWH more than coal power).
What Is The Difference Between Thermal And Solar Energy?
I Know That Solar Energy Is Energy From The Sun Converted Into Elctrical Energy And All That Great Stuff, But If You Heat A Sheet Of Flashing Copper, Put It In The Sun And It Makes A Little More Energy Than It Did In The Shade, Is That Thermal Or Solar Energy
Solar energy is energy from the sun.
There are many forms of energy.
- Plants use photosysthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
- Solar cells convert solar energy into electricity.
- Evaporated and condensed water, thermals, and winds convert solar energy to mechanical energy.
- Copper flashing, like most things sitting out in the sun, convert solar energy to heat.
So, its solar energy until it is absorbed by the copper, then it is thermal energy (heat).
Edit: I know 2 ways to convert thermal energy to electrical. First is a thermoelectric generator. These tend to be costly, delicate, and have low efficiency. Check out the links below the article, especially the HZ-14 one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelect...
2nd way is to use an engine or turbine. Concentrating sunlight with mirrors onto a small boiler creates high pressure steam. It is used in a turbine to make electricity. Some experimental units have actually been deployed by utility companies in sunny areas. While they depend on government subsidies, with enough emprovement, the technologies may stand on their own. You can also use solar energy to heat air or other working fluid inside an engine to convert the thermal energy to mechanical motion that drives an electrical generator. The most efficient such engine is called a carnot engine, which is unfortunately impractical to make economically.
Finally, things like windmills and waterpower actually convert solar to mechanical power, which is then used to drive generators. These are actually variations of the 2nd point.
BTW, if you're asking how to make a simple solar cell from copper, see link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
Are Humans Able To Survive Only By Consuming Solar Energy?
Can Humans Utilize Sunlight And Use It As An Energy In Their Body Without Consuming Food For Years?
Uh, no. Humans are not able to convert sunlight into energy like plants. Humans do not have the photosynthesis cells in the skin. Work on the genetics and maybe someday we will be able to quit eating and just bask.
Solar Energy In Delhi?
Write In Detailhow Has Solar Energy Helped In Conserving Electrical Energy In Delhi
A solar hot water system, specifically the thermosyphon system will use the sun to heat all the hot water without electrical power. It has no moving parts and requires no electricity to heat the water.
As the sun heats the solar panels the hot water will rise to the top of the tank and the cooler water will return to the bottom of the solar panel. You can't see the water moving but you can put a thermometer on the bottom of the solar panel and one on the top of the tank and you will notice the top is hotter.
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It?
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It? Can You Explain Or Give Websites To Me? Thanks
The inefficiency in solar cells is because they convert from one energy form to another, there are always "losses" when you convert from one form of energy to another. Using energy in its original form is always more efficient.
Solar cell designs are becoming more efficient but will always have limitations.