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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 house owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or house owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house value
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up 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 a key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving 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 decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Which Energy Is Used To Generate Electric Energy In Hydro Electric Power Plants?
The Input Energy To The Water Turbine Is The Kinetic Energy Of Water. This Kinetic Energy Is Caused Due To The Potential Energy Of Water Store In The Dams. Its Due To The Rains That The Dams Are Filled With Water. The Sun Is Responsible To Cause The Rains. So Here We Can Say That The Only Input Energy For Generating Electric Energy Is The Solar Energy.
Now Lets See This Process In Detail.
1) The Solar Energy Causes The Water On The Surface Of Earth To Evaporate. The Water Absorbs The Latent Heat Changes Its Phase To Water Vapor.
2) Now As The Density Of The Water Vapor Is Less.... The Surrounding Cold Air Of High Density Lifts The Water Vapor Due To Bouyoncy Force. Here Gravity Works. It Is Due To Gravitational Pull On High Dense Air That Causes The Low Dense Hot Water Vapor To Rise.
3)Up In The Atmosphere The Temperature Is Very Low( - 40 Degree Celcius). So The Water Vapor Losses Its Latent Heat And Condenses To Water. It Even Gets Further Condensed To Form Ice.
Now As We See The Solar Energy That Was Used In This Process Is Lost To The Upper Atmosphere. So Which Energy Is Used To Generate Electric Energy? I Have Already Asked This Question. But I Dont Agree With The Explanation. There Explanation Is Like This.... The Solar Energy Itself Is Utilized To Raise The Water Up And Give It The Potential Energy. The Kinetic Energy Of The Molecules Of Vapor Is Used To Raise The Vapor. So As The Vapor Raises Up Its Molecules Kinetic Energy Goes On Decreasing And Hence It Cools To Form Water.
But The Kinetic Energy Of The Molecules Of Vapor Is In All The Directions. So Why Would It Follow Only The Path That Is Against Gravity. And Also It Is Due To The Boyouncy Force That The Vapor Is Lifted Up. So Why Would It Loose Its Internal Energy In Lifting Up Itself.
I Know That As You Go Up In The Atmosphere The Pressure Goes On Reducing. And As The Pressure Reduces The Vapor Expands Adiabatically And Its Temperature Reduces. But Even If The Pressure Reduces It Has To Give Away Its Latent Heat To Change The Phase And Get Condensed To Water.
Please Just Dont Say Its Not Possible Because It Violates The First Law Of Thermodynamics. Let Me Know Where I Have Made Mistake. Waiting For Your Reply Friends. Thankyou.
Look at it another way, the solar energy heats the water and causes it to vaporize. It also heats the air. The result is warm air with water vapor mixed in. This rises because it is less dense than cooler air. In the macro sense, cool air flows in from other parts of the ocean that were cooler then the hot area where the sun was shining, it, the cool air, displaces the hot air, which goes up because of it's lower density.
This continues until there is a layer of hot moist air above the ocean, and again, high altitude winds caused by temperature differentials push the hot moist air over land where it cools and falls as rain.
You are getting into weather and winds and such which can get very complicated.
edit: "So are we getting energy due to gravity"
no, it is due to the sun. The energy of the sun heats the air/water. It moves upwards AGAINST gravity because it is of a lower density. Then later it returns down, but not quite as far, so the net is it moves upwards because of the solar warming.
Solar Energy Is The Best Choice For India, Why?
Please Give At Least 5 Points On This Question.
I don't think it's the 'best' in the same way that protein isn't the 'best' nutrient. You can't get by on one thing alone!
Solar is great because:
a) India has pretty good sunlight - http://www.alternativeenergydiscounthous...
b) solar power is quite an 'intense' form of renewable power - you get more electricity out of 10m^2 of solar panels than you do 10m^2 of wind farm.
c) solar is better for poorer areas without grid access because it's easy and cheaper to install than new electricity lines.
d) India doesn't have enough fuel to supply itself:
Solar doesn't need fuel, so you don't have to keep sending money abroad. And you know the price you'll pay for solar straight up, whilst oil and gas prices go up and down. You can get caught out by big price rises.
e) Solar power is very low in terms of air pollution (kills 3 million people worldwide each year iirc) and CO2. The world needs to drastically cut CO2 emissions to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change (Which would cause a problem for India - flooding in Bangladesh could cause a lot of refugees trying to get into your country).
Solar is still probably a little too expensive (especially when you consider the need for batteries etc to store it for night times!), but it's getting there. Prices have dropped a lot, they're still dropping and I think they're going to drop a lot further. Solar is a good hope for the future.
EDIT: answerer below brings up a good point too. This is usually solved in other countries by tilting the panels or by 'roughing up' the front glass layer. So it's not much of a problem in most cases! Although it might add a bit more cost in other countries?
How Does This Energy Source Operate? Where Does It Come From And How Was It Formed? Is It Renewable Or Non-Renewable? Will This Energy Source Run Out? How Efficient Is This Energy Source? What Are The Advantages Of Using This Type Of Energy? What Are The Disadvantages Of Using Your Solar Energy?
(I Know Its A Lot Of Questions But You Don'T Have 2 Answer All Of Them @ Once! Thanks Heaps!)
Pure Silicon reacts to sunlight by freeing electrons, moving electrons = electricity. That's all there is to it, other than hooking up a wire so that those free electrons have someplace to move.
Unsubsidized Solar doesn't compete with Coal yet, for cost. It does, however come pretty close. I put in solar panels in 1984 and they're still running. The batteries are the worst part, but still it's paid for itself easily and it makes us feel like we're doing something.
The very best solar cell is 41%, Boeing makes that panel. It's a concentrator cell, which means the sunlight is focused on the silicon. Most commercial solar panels struggle to get 15%.
The disadvantage to solar is that it powers in sunlight only. The rest we could work with, the cost is better if you look long term enough, and there's no pollution. In the short term another disadvantage is that there's a shortage of purified silicon. There's plenty out there, but it has to be processed, and that takes time. Because of that solar panels are on back order in most places.
The advantages are that they don't damage our world after manufacture, they work off grid if needed so remote places or in disaster electricity is available, they're silent and they pay for themselves in time and then keep right on paying.
What Is The Definition Of Energy Transformation?
Im In 7Th Grade Soooooooo What Is An Easy Definiton I Couldnt Find One In The Dicionary
Energy transformation is the process of energy changing from one form to another. This process is happening all the time in the world around us and even in us. When we consume food our body utilizes the chemical energy in the bonds of the food and transforms it into mechanical energy, a new form of chemical energy or thermal energy. Energy transformation is an important concept in the application of the physical sciences. The ability for energy to be transformed automates, lights, entertains, and warms our world in an astounding multitude of ways.
The concept of energy transformation can be illustrated in a number of common activities:
1.An engine, such as the engine in your car, converts the chemical energy of gas and oxygen into the mechanical energy of engine movement.
2. A light bulb changes the chemical energy of a light bulb into electromagnetic radiation, or light.
3. Windmills harness the energy of the wind and convert it into mechanical energy in the movement of the turbine blades, which is then converted to electrical energy.
4. Solar panels transform light to electricity
Hope that helps you!
Why Is Solar Power Or Electrical Power Better Than Coal Or Oil?
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it has do to with cleaner emissions. the carbon footprint is much less with solar and electrical than with coal and oil. Also both are not as an efficient form of energy, as much of the energy from oil and coal are lost while trying to convert them into a useable form. another plus is that solar and electrical are easily renewable, while oil and coal are not. they take thousands of years and specific conditions to create them from organic material.