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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 a/c, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Multiple studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure 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 substantially decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
How Many Solar Panels Would I Need To Charge 4 Aa Batteries, Each Produce 1.2 Volts. The Solar Panel Delivers About 0.3-Amps At 0.55Vdc In Full Sunlight. How Long Would It Take To Charge Them With The Fewest Amount Of Solar Panels?
are you sure about those numbers?
0.55VDC is too low to charge any battery. The voltage has to be at least 2 volts.
The 0.3 amps is enough, more than enough to charge AA cells.
If those are correct numbers, you could put 3 in series and get 1.6 volts, barely enough. If you really get 300ma out of the panels, then it should charge the a battery in 3 hours. 12 hours for all 4. But monitor voltage and current carefully.
What Are Social Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Panels?
Advantage: Solar energy is a completely renewable resource. This means that even when we cannot make use of the sun’s power because of nighttime or cloudy and stormy days, we can always rely on the sun showing up the very next day as a constant and consistent power source.
Disadvantage: The Solar Cells and Solar Panels that are needed to harness solar energy tend to be very expensive when you first purchase them.
Advantage: Solar cells make absolutely no noise at all. They do not make a single peep while extracting useful energy from the sun. On the other hand, the giant machines utilized for pumping oil are extremely noisy and therefore very impractical.
Advantage: Solar energy creates absolutely no pollution. This is perhaps the most important advantage that makes solar energy so much more practical than oil. Oil burning releases harmful greenhouses gases, carcinogens and carbon dioxide into our precious air.
Advantage: Very little maintenance is required to keep solar cells running. There are no moving parts in a solar cell, which makes it impossible to really hurt them. Solar cells tend to last a good long time with only an annual cleaning to worry about.
Advantage: Solar panels and solar lighting may seem quite expensive when you first purchase it, but in the long run you will find yourself saving quite a great deal of money. After all, it does not cost anything to harness the power of the sun. Unfortunately, paying for oil is an expensive prospect and the cost is still rising consistently. Why pay for expensive energy when you can harness it freely?
Advantage: Solar powered panels and products are typically extremely easy to install. Wires, cords and power sources are not needed at all, making this an easy prospect to employ.
Advantage: Solar power technology is improving consistently over time, as people begin to understand all of the benefits offered by this incredible technology. As our oil reserves decline, it is important for us to turn to alternative sources for energy.
How Does A Solar Panel System Store Energy?
In Specific, Can A 40 Watt Solar Panel Store 100 Watts In A Battery. Also What Is The Difference Between Volts And Watts. Another Question Was That Can I Was A Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter From A Car To Change The Voltage From Dc To Ac.
Seems like your watts, volts and amps confusion has been handled. I'll tackle the headline question.
Some solar panel systems store energy and some don't.
One type of system has no storage capacity at all, hooks up directly to your meter (and the power grid) and delivers power to your house as long as it is generating electricity. Extra capacity is sent to the utility and the home owner's account usually gets credited.
The second type takes any excess capacity and stores it on site. This is done in a battery array. Although one university professor in NJ is doing it with hydrogen.
Solar Energy: How To Get More Wattage From Several Solar Panels?
Here'S The Thing. I Have This Little Farm In A Far Far Place Where There'S No Electrical Power. I Only Have A Generator That I Can'T Afford To Have On All Day... I Have This Chickens I Need To Keep Warm At Night Among Other Things, Like Turning On Light Bulbs (Both Old And Energy Saving Ones), Tv, Radio, Etc For A Few Hours.
Here'S The Thing, I Was Looking Online And I Found A Descent Price On A 130 Watts Solar Panel, 12 Volts Output So I Was Thinking Of Buying It.
I'Ll Explain What I Know So Far So You Can Maybe Help Me Out With My Doubts:
I Am Supposed To Sum Up The Amount Of Watts Consumed By The Devices Connected To My Panels Right ? For Instance, If I Have Three 40 Watts Bulbs That Would Mean 120 Watts Per Hour, Which Means The Panel Would Do The Job Right ? Let'S Assume For A Second We Have Ideal Weather Conditions. So That Would Mean That If I Need The Bulbs On For 4 Hours That'S &Quot;120*4= 480 Watts Hour&Quot; .. The Panels Would Need To Be Working Under Ideal Conditions 4 Hours As Well Right ? That Would Mean &Quot;130*4=520 Watts Hours&Quot; So I Should Be Fine, Right ? No Energy Storage Involve So Far. Just Direct Energy Consumption Right?
Now, Here'S One Of My Main Question. I Couldn'T Fine Panels That Could Provide More Than 130 Watts, So What Do I Do When I Need More Energy Than That ? Am I Supposed To Connect Several Panels In Parallel To Keep The Same Voltage Or Am I Supposed To Connect Them In Series And Deal Later With The Voltage Increase ? My &Quot;Common Sense&Quot; Tells Me That I Should Connect Them In Parallel (Assuming I'M Buying The Same Panel Several Times), So I Get The Same Voltage Output, To Them Connect Them To A Power Inverter. But, Will I Get A Wattage Increase, Will It Just Keep Adding Up ? For Instance If I Have Four 130 Watts Panels In Parallel Will I Get Total Of 520 Watts ? *Crucial Question*
Also, Among All The Doubts I Have, I Would Also Like To Ask How To Select My System. Like I Said Before, My Main Issue Is To Keep The Chicken Warm. I Would Like To Light Up Say, 6 Old Light Bulbs Just So I Can Heat Up The Room For The Chickens. Let'S Say 60 Watts (Maybe?). According To My Logic That Would Mean 360 Watts So One Panel Wouldn'T Be Enough, So How To I Get More Wattage ? How To I Get Enough Wattage To Light Up These Light Bulbs Plus A Couple Other Energy Saving Ones For The Surroundings Of The Farm, And Old Small Tv And Maybe A Small Fan ? The &Quot;Warming Bulbs&Quot; Would Be On All Night, That'S The Goal.. The Other Things I Intend To Power Would Be On For 4 Hours Average.
Last But Not Least, Actually This Is Quite Important... How To I Store Enough Energy To Keep This Things Going On Once The Sun Is Gone. As You May Have Figured Out Already I Need Energy At Night, Once The Sun Is Gone, To Keep The Chicken Warm At Night An To Light Up The Patio I Guess. I'M Gonna Need An Arrangement Of Batteries For This.. But Which Ones ? How Many ? In Parallel (Of Course?) ? How Much Time Will They Need To Charge Before I Need To Use Them Again ? Remember I Plan To Use Them On A Daily Basis.
So As You Can See I'M Pretty Much An Ignorant When It Comes To This, But I'M Really Trying To Figure It Out. I Know This Sounds A Bit Nuts But I'M Basically Asking You To Teach Me To Set Up A Whole Systems For My Needs. Is It Even Possible ? Given The Case That I Can'T Keep The &Quot;Warming Bulbs&Quot; On, I Would Still Like To Set Up A System To Light Up The Patio With Energy Saving Bulbs, To Turn On A Small Tv And Perhaps A Fan, That Would Still Help A Lot.
Even If What I'M Asking Is Too Crazy, Do You Know Of Any Other Affordable Way To Produce Or Store Enough Energy For Any Of This Things ? Like Maybe Wind Energy? Or (I Don'T Know) Is There A Way To Charge An Arrangement Of Batteries With My Generator And Then Use These Batteries With An Inverter To Keep The Rest Of The Things On At Night ? Because I Don'T Keep The Generator On All Night, It Would Probably Break After A While. Sounds Like Waste To Have Such A Huge Thing On For Hours Every Night Just To Keep A Few Bulbs And A Small Tv On.
Well Anyway, Thanks For Your Time. I Hope This Doesn'T Sound Too Crazy And I Hope You Can Help Me Out Or Maybe Guide Me In The Right Direction.
To keep a 12v system, mount multiple panels in parallel. That increases available watts leaving volts constant.
Would You Put Solar Panels On Your Home? And Why?
They Are Fantastic! Cause They Are The New Way Of &Quot;Charging&Quot; Your Home, Without Killing The Earth!
Would You Install Them, Or Not? And Make Sure You Say Why
If your house was not built to include solar panels, it may encounter problems that most people do not consider. For example, your neighbor may plant trees nearby and they could shade your panels. Your house may not have good alignment with the sun, so your net hours of sunshine may be too small. If your local planning folks allow panels and your house is oriented properly to the sun and no trees will block the sun, I suspect it will be a good investment long term. Still the up front cost is high.
I feel that common folk like myself would be better served if we could buy shares in our local power company by purchasing a number of panels ... offered and installed by them ... and that we would then get a net monitoring of both our own electrical use and a reduction on our electric bill for the portion of our investment. That way, it seems we could each make a small investment in solar and add to that investment as we earn more money ... and essentially eliminate the need for new centralized power plants.
How many malls does your city have that are completely empty and could be returned to the community as a mini power plant site. My city is loaded with malls that nobody uses anymore. Businesses move and and fail because nobody goes there. They go to the new more sexy malls. Several of these outdated malls have power lines running directly through their empty parking lots. Why not have community solar investments in these sites? Every building could include solar panels and the entire parking lot could be covered with panels. The inside of the building could still be used for other routine purposes. The local power company would be the perfect organizer and maintainer.
This way "solar" would not be so expensive. The cost would be shared by many and so would the rewards.