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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free 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 decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with 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 tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company 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.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier 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 Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what rate, 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
What Is Solar Generation And Heating Systems?
What Is Solar Generation And Heating Systems?
Solar Generation and heating systems if taken together would probably mean using solar power to offset you r water and household heating bill.
There are many plans available to build a solar heating system for hot water in your home.
If you produce solar energy the best thing to do is pump it back into the grid, it offsets your usage and lowers your bill.
Does Anyone Have Any Good Ideas Of Alternative Energy?
Sources To Power Cars
For the mass market...
Medium term - hybrids offer the best payoff.
Long term - pure electric so that more sustainable (e.g. wind/solar/geothermal) and non-greenhouse-based (e.g. nuclear) energy can be used to power them through the grid.
Ethanol has some promise but as presently deployed (corn) the energy return from burning versus the energy invested in growing the corn and refining the fuel is debatable - the industry is largely sustained through massive government subsidies. Other non-corn ethanols could be better.
Biodiesel is an interesting niche, but basically can't scale.
Hydrogen is totally flawed. It burns clean, but it's expensive to extract. The only economical way to produce hydrogen now is - drum roll - from other hydrocarbons. Yep, you guessed it, oil. There's no advantage there in cost, availability, or global warming. Yes, you can get it from water too, but that requires massive amounts of hydrogen. This is a way oversold technology.
Solar Cell Phones And Automobiles? We Can Do It!?
I Have 2 Ideas, Actually 3. 1) Make Automobiles Have Solar Bodies, So That In The Daylight, The Sun Generates Power To Run An Electric Engine, Which In Turn, Could Charge Batteries That The Car Could Run On At Night. 2) Have Solar Panels On Our Cell Phones. Have The Body Of The Outside Of Cell Phones Collect Electricty From Sunlight, So We'D Never Ever Need To Plug Them Into Power Outlets. It'S Possible To Do. 3) Make It A Law World Wide To Have All Homes, Roofs, And Buildings Have Solar Panels On Them. Since So Much Land And Water Is Real Estate, Why Not Have All Surfaces Made Into Solar Panels? It Can Be Done. But, Electric Companies Would Have To Buy Power From Us!
The solar car has been done. But in order to be practical, it only leaves about 2 cubic yards of space for the passenger and any cargo. NO ONE is going to squeezing into a 6x3x3 area to drive around each day, and certainly not if they have kids. And that doesn't even begin to address truck shipping needs!
Rooftop solar panels have also proven to be a lot more expensive to manufacture, install, and maintain than the energy output they provide. A typical rooftop costs about $75,000 to install. It would take you over 100 years to recoup that cost. So it simply isn't practical.
Solar powered cell phones? I'm all for that! This way, most of the time when people want to use them inside cars and restaurants and movie theaters, they wouldn't work! You'd have to go outside and be in direct sunlight for them to work. THAT is a fantastic idea.
A much more practical solution is to require more people to ride motorcycles, by law. They do it on Bermuda and other island nations where traffic and pollution are a concern, and in places where there are large numbers of people like China, India, Europe and the rest of Asia, motorcycles are not only more prevalent but they are also more efficient. The typical 650cc motorcycle today gets between 40-mph and 50-mph. THAT is a REAL thing we can do today.
If the law said you could only use a motorcycle within city limits, you'd not only see a massive savings in energy use, but much better traffic, much better and more attentive driving skills (by necessity), and much more interest in letting people work from home.
Does Japan Really Have Self-Sufficient Solar Energy Homes?
I Have Heard From A Friend That In Japan, They Have Some Houses That Utilize Solar Energy To Power The House And Charge Their Electric Car, And This Is The Only Energy It Ever Needs. Is This True, And Where Can I Learn More About It?
Nothing new. I have several friends in Mexico that have homes that are not connected to the electric system and use solar power with battery bank for storage.
This is well known old technology. Solar systems are great and works well. It is just very expensive relative to the electric power grid in most areas.
Japan should be very advanced in this area because they have had very high power cot for many years. It is primarily the cost effectiveness of solar that is holding it back. It is also not reliable in many areas due to cloudy weather and shorter days.
Energy & Environmental Science?
Imagine That You Are An Official At The Department Of
Energy And You Are In A Budgeting Process For Alternative
Fuel Energy Research? Where Would You Put The Money And
What Do You Think The Political Repercussions Would Be?
Re answered.. Unfortuanately, if you are looking for the " one best answer", there is not one. It makes more sense to divide the funding amoung a "group" of Biofuels..
Solar and wind energy help reduce dependance on fuels to some fractional amount, but they will never produce enough power to completely replace hydrocarbon power entirely, though they should still be employed.
Don't do Corn derived fuel (E-85) EXCLUSIVELY ... I like it, and use it, mainly because the effective octane is much higher than premium gasoline, (less energy density, but higher effective octane) but it is too ineffecient to produce on a massive scale (specifically and sadly, production to a greater volume than gasoline would be a mistake).
Look at Salt grass for future fuels from plants....and other biofuels...
Biogasoline, or ethanol, is being fermented out of corn (USA), sugar cane (Brazil), sugar beet, wheat, potatos, grass and wood (=Methanol)
-Biodiesel is being made out of plant oil (like palm oil, soja and canola), used cooking oil and carcass (
-Biogas is also being made by fermentation of grass, plant waste, animal and human waste like garbage and liquid manure.
The chart below is from Swiss Study on the production effeciency of biofuels versus fossil fuels, and gasoline from oil is given a 100 % eco-rating. lower than 100 % is a better "carbon footprint" for production :
-Biofuel from whey 70%
-Biogas from liquid manure 75%
-Biodiesel from used cooking oil 75%
-Biogas from garbage 75%
-Biofuel from wood 80%
-Natural gas 80%
-Biofuel from grass 90%
-Gasoline from oil 100%
-Biofuel from sugar beet 110%
-Biofuel from sugar cane 130%
-Biodiesel from palm oil 130%
-Biodiesel from canola 180%
-Biofuel from corn 250%
-Biofuel from potatos 480%
-Biofuel from rye 500%
Notice Corn (AKA E-85) is at 250 % versus good old 87 octane gasoline from oil. The greater the distance from the Midwest farm and processing plants for E-85, the higer the Carbon Footprint .
POLITICAL consequences, yes. I can hear Farmers and E-85 plants protesting now, etc, etc. Yes, there is already an infrastructure in place for E-85, Government programs for subsidies... (and the political atmosphere that creates). Yet looking at the chart, whey...Soybean...waste producs, garbage, wood, cooking oils, even natural gas comes in ahead of gasoline from oil.... Corn does NOT at 250 %....
Bottom line: YES, KEEP the "existing level" E-85 (but do NOT expand it !), MAINTAIN only.....for now
and invest (FUND) in everything on the list that's less than 100 % for gasoline from oil, except Diesel from oil, which is lower on the refinement process on the way to gasoline....
Eventually, E-85 from Corn may start to be replaced by other crops, or biofuels... but not yet.
When technically feasible in the future, Nuclear Fusion for power generation is viable as a fuel replacement for power plants and theoretically, anything that currently runs on Nuclear Fission for power genertation. Nuclear Fusion for power generation would be the BIG TICKET that would solve a great deal of the energy issues, but the tech is NOT there yet... too early to invest.
(Unless you are investing for a newborn grandchild...) Nuclear fusion for power genration is at least 50 years away (perhaps more)... that's why I would NOT look at investing in ITER, the NIF or any of their supporting companies at this time. The Technology Readiness level (TRL) is around a 3 at best...which means the concept is there, but analytical studies and laboratory studies are on-going to physically validate the analytical predictions of separate elements of the technology, which in this case, the technology has not been acheived yet (not with more output energy than input, with sustainment). Additionally, there is not yet enough integration of sub-systems to make it happen and those sub-systems are still technically beyond us. I would estimate TRL 6 by 2060. But a TRL of 9 is needed. Look at investing for an un-born Grandchild !!! When a new born in 2015 retires at around 70 years of age, they may be in a position to reap the benifits at that time (late 21st Century...early 22nd). Too bad Heavy machinery, transportation tech and power generation does NOT follow Moores Law like computer memory does....