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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers 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 an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that choose to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what price, for at least 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
Can I Heat My Pool (900Sqft) By Solar Power?
What Size Would The Panels Need To Be? I Live In The Caribbean So Plenty Of Sun!
Is The Heater I Use Now.
Yes U can. Solar heaters come large, small, industrial use or hook up several in series or just do it yourself. Build a large box to fit on roof of your house or garage from galvanised or stainless metal that reflects heat, then inside line large copper tubing; pipes along side forming a bend of 4 inches each end from the top of UR box to the bottom, then a thinner section of narrow copper pipes, half and half into a copper or stainless tank and insulate the tank to keep the water hot. The beginning is hooked up to the water supply; the tank end is the out let to tap for hot water
By the way for a big pool; you'll need a lot of copper pipes, that will be expensive but will heat the pool when its sunny, but tough luck if you cop a wet season, You'll have to wait for a dry season but if you consult your local plumber he'll show you what’s on the market readily available; another device would be a lot of solar panels to drive a series of batteries to hook up to a 250 volt inverter to run a pool heater which is slow to heat where the copper pipe and tank unit heats better. Several units that will cost you thousands, A welding shop can fabricate something' cheaper if you get the right plumber. If you can weld and braze you can make one yourself where the copper pipes are heated by sun and produce sizzling hot water but if you got the dollars its expensive but will save you heaps in electricity later. Don't forget wind power is much stronger energy to produce electricity to power pool heaters other wise a lot of solar cells will be needed and that's too expensive; it’s the rectifier that will burst your wallet. So contact your electrician or plumber what’s on the market or simply do it yourself
Solar Panel 2 M2 Absorbs Energy At 950W/M2, In A 110 Liter Tank How Long To Heat Water From 15 To 65 Celsius?
A Solar Panel Of Area 2M Square Absorbs Energy At The Rate Of 950W/M2 . Assuming That All The Energy Will Be Used To Heat The Water Of A 110 Liter Tank How Long Will It Take To Increase The Water Temperature From 15 To 65 Degree Celcius??
The energy, Q, in joules required to heat water is calculated as:
Q = m x C x (T2 - T1)
Where, T1= 15C
m= 110kg = 110,000g
C=4.18J/c/g specific heat capacity of water
Thus, Q = 110000 x 4.18 x (65 - 15)
= 22.99 MJ
For here know that 1 watt-hour is equivalent to 3,600 joules (1 W x 3600 s)
Thus, 22.99MJ = 22.99M/3600 = 6.386 kWhrs
The solar panel absorbs 950W/m2 x 2 m2 = 1900W = 1.9 kW
Thus the total time requires is 6.386kWhrs/1.9kW = 3.361Hrs
Of course this answer assumes that all the energy will be used to heat the water.
Does A 5V Solar Panel Charge A 3.7 V Battery ? Is It Safe For The Battery ?
I Want To Make A Solar Powered Wireess Charger. My Cellphone Battery Is 3.7 Volts An The Solar Panel Is 5 V ? Is It Safe To Charge My Phone ? Should I Add Something Like A Step Down ?
How are you charging it? You can't just take a solar panel and plug in a battery.
You can take a solar panel and feed a charging circuit. For instance, you can feed it into your phone with the battery inside. The charging circuits inside the phone will correct the power, protect the battery, and prevent reverse current from discharging it.
Otherwise, you need to have a charging circuit. Example: http://www.adafruit.com/products/390
Is 18 Gauge Speaker Wire Ok To Use?
I Recently Built A 50W Solar Panel And Am Now Ready To Attach The Wires That Will Go To Power Things. Is Using 18 Gauge Speaker Wire Ok? I'Ve Used It With My 5 And 10 Watt Panels, But The Current On Them Is Much Less. Here, I'Ll Have Around 4 Amps. And I'M Not Sure If My Speaker Wire Is Designed To Handle That Much Current.
18 wire is 6.4 ohms per 1000 feet.
If you have a run of 100 feet, that is 200 feet of cable, so the resistance would be about 1 ohm, which is a 4 volt drop at 4 amps. A power loss of 16 watts.
Use something thicker. #12 is 1.6 ohms / 1000 feet, so the numbers are 0.3 ohms, 1.2 volts and 5 watts loss.
#10 is 1.0 ohms / 1000 feet, so the numbers are 0.2 ohms, 0.8 volts and 3 watts loss
#8 is 0.6 ohms / 1000 feet, so the numbers are 0.12 ohms, 0.5 volts and 2 watts loss
It comes down to how much money do you want to spend on wire versus power loss.
If this is running outdoors, use outdoor rated cable, not speaker wire. Don't forget some sort of lightning protection.
edit: re additional details (and it would have been better if you listed those before)
3 ft x 2 = 6 ft
#18, 6.4 ohms/1000 ft, so this is 0.038 ohms. Voltage drop at 4 amps is 0.15 volts and power loss is 0.6 watts
#18 would work, as the 0.6 watts loss is small. But if you want to avoid even that, go with a larger size, 16 or 14 or even 12
Why Don't People Believe The Partial Use Of Solar Energy Can Be A Useful Alternative Or Addition To A Home?
...Is It A True And Good Alternative? Is It Just Denial? Do They Not Want To Change? Is It The Initial Cost? Does It Need More Time/Study/Research?
What Could It Do For Our Country's Future Energy Needs?
...I Honestly Want To Hear Your Answers; Please, No Abusive Or Cynical Answers...I Really Desire Honest Discussion.
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