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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 everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free 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 minimize your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly 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, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks 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. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, 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
What Are Some Advantages / Disadvantages Of Solar Energy?
only advantages are not burning fossil fuels and creating less pollution.
A solar panel can generate 70 milliwatts per square inch * 5 hours = 350 milliwatt hours per day. You need about 41,000 square inches of solar panel to power a house. That's a solar panel that measures about 285 square feet (about 26 square meters). That would cost around $16,000 right now. Then, because the sun only shines part of the time, you would need to purchase a battery bank, an inverter, etc., and that often doubles the cost of the installation.
100 watts per hour purchased from the power grid would only cost about 24 cents a day right now, or $91 a year. That's why you don't see many solar houses unless they are in very remote locations. When it only costs about $100 a year to purchase power from the grid, it is hard to justify spending thousands of dollars on a solar system.
solar panels are expensive until the cost comes down it's will remain an exception more than a rule. the same applies to hybrid cars because of the high cost & weight of the batteries. They are working on these problems but so far have not found a low cost way to make them.
If Sunlight Is Free, Why Is Electrical Energy From Solar Cells Expensive? 10 Points?
The energy can only be stored in expensive batteries, and a converter is then required to change the battery direct current into usable alternating current and voltage. Furthermore it is so that solar cells are rather inefficient, and collect only a fraction of the radiation energy, that fall upon them, for only a part of the day as well.
The lower the angle that the radiation hit the cell at, the less the energy scored. So they need to be aimed at the sun, to score more energy. Clouds do affect them.
Much less energy is collected during the hours of the day that the sun is rather low, i.e. sunrise and sun set. It is because of the electromagnetic energy being absorbed by thicker atmosphere, before it
can reach the solar cells
What Are Fossil Fuels?
Im Doing Research On Fossil Fuels And I'D Like To Know What They Are....And How They Form? And Is It Bad For The Environment?
Fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas, are a non-renewable source of energy. Formed from plants and animals that lived up to 300 million years ago, fossil fuels are found in deposits beneath the earth. The fuels are burned to release the chemical energy that is stored within this resource. Energy is essential to moden society as we know it. Over 85% of our energy demands are met by the combustion of fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels are made of hydrocarbons. Oil and coal are fossil fuels. It may come as a surprise that these two elements, hydrogen and carbon, can create many, many different compounds with unique characteristics. What makes hydrocarbons valuable to our society is the stored energy stored within them. This energy is contained in the atomic bonds. The original source of this energy is all the solar energy the prehistoric organisms trapped in their bodies eons ago. How do we make use of this bond energy then? We burn them.
Fossil fuels are excellent sources of energy for out transportation needs; however they are also the primary source of electrical energy in the world today. Coal power plants account for at least 60% of our national energy and 52% of the world's demand. We, as a world, burn approximately 1.9 billion tons of coal a year to generate electricity.
Environmental and Health Impact:
The byproducts that form from the burning of fossil fuels are very dangerous. Air particles are deadly. These small particles can exist in the air for indefinate periods of time, up to several weeks and can travel for miles. The particles, sometimes smaller than 10 microns in diameter, can reach deep within the lungs. Particles that are smaller than this can enter the blood stream, irritating the lungs and carry with them toxic substances such as heavy metals and pollutants. Over a lifetime of continued exposure, a person's ability to transfer oxygen and rid pollutants is impeded. Those affected could become afflicted with fatal asthma attacks and other serious lung conditions. the World Resources Institute reports that between the years of 2000 and 2020, 8 million deaths worldwide could possibly occur without changing present conditions. In 1990 alone, respiratory diseases were a leading cause of disabilities and illnesses worldwide. This is a global problem and requires a global solution. Because the contamination is growing at an exponential rate, minor reductions now will greatly reduce the number of lives lost in the future.
With the United States importing 55% of its oil, oil spills are a serious problem. The Exxon Valdez oil spill awakened the nation as we saw its effects on television. To this day there still exists measurable differences in the environment. Some species have not been able to recover.
Serious adverse environmental impacts arise from the emission of carbon dioxide and the oxides of sulphur and nitrogen when fossil fuels are burned. The contribution to the "greenhouse effect", stemming from the emission of carbon dioxide which inevitably occurs when fossil fuels burn, may lead to global increases in temperature and sea-level, with resulting shifts in food-producing areas and patterns of disease, and species extinction. These changes, and the migration of people they could cause, could affect peace and international security. Acidic pollution, arising from the emission of the oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, is implicated in the increasing incidence of asthma and other respiratory diseases, the acidification of lakes, and damage to trees and buildings.
Why Nuclear Energy?
Why Is Nuclear Energy Such A Hot Topic These Days, Why Is Everyone Discussing About It?
Because, unlike many other energy sources, nuclear power doesn't emit CO2.
When people start to talk about global warming, and the effect of CO2 on global warming, they start to talk about ways to limit CO2 emissions.
Most (not all) of the ways that we currently generate electricity emit CO2, including coal and natural gas electric plants. Hydroelectric (building dams) and nuclear are two relatively traditional, large scale, presumably cost-effective methods of producing large amounts of energy that do not emit CO2.
So lots of folks have begun to discuss nuclear as an alternative energy source that does not contribute to global warming.
Also, when you look at the ways to rapidly produce more electricity without increasing CO2 production (wind, solar, nuclear) then nuclear appears to be the most cost effective.
Let me note, before I get a gazillion thumbs down here, that I didn't say that nuclear was more environmental, or that it was the better choice. Only that it currently seems to be more cost effective than the other non-CO2 producing alternatives.
That is why there is so much recent conversation about nuclear energy.
How Would The Mass Capturing And Use Of Solar Energy Effect Climate (Temperature)?
Probably not much at all, since we don't need to cover a significant portion of the Earth to power everything we use (I forgot the specific figure, but it's less than the size of a state).
but, let's guess what it would do if you covered a significant portion. It would collect light, reducing the reflectance back into the atmosphere. This would make it slightly cooler. Right about now that might help undo the increased absorption of the melting ice caps on temperature averages. At its extreme (considering a large portion of Earth covered) I suppose it would induce global cooling, and possibly change the ocean currents.
Solar panels would also bring the heat to the surface instead of the atmosphere, as they would radiate most of their inefficient capture as heat instead of light. The use of solar energy would act similarly. I'm not studying meteorology, so I can't really guess what that would do.
It might help to see the specs of a solar panel which would theoretically be used. How efficient is it? What frequencies does it radiate?
I honestly don't know much about this topic but I thought I'd give it a shot.