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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense 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 versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that choose to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
Demand Is More Elastic For Which Of The Following?
Demand For Electricity Today Or Demand For Electricity 5 Years From Now?
I Understand That Electricity Is Inelastic Because It Is A Necessity, But There Are So Many Factors That Could Affect The Demand In The Future. Population And Alternative Energy Sources Are Two Examples. In A Market Perspective, If Say, Energy Produced From Solar And Wind Power Increased, Wouldn'T The Competition Cause The Electric Companies We Pay Now To Experience A Decreased Hold On The Market? Then, If The Electric Companies Raised Their Prices, Demand Could Decrease, Making Electricity In That Sense More Elastic. But No Matter What, Any Source Would Be Generating Power. The Overall Demand Would Increase With Population Growth, But What About These Other Factors?
Demand for electricity 5 years from now would be more elastic. As of right now, there is nearly no popular alternative for electricity, therefore when the price changes people MUST continue using it. 5 years from now though there could be cheaper alternatives, so it would become a more elastic good.
***DO NOT TRY TO THINK OF CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES TODAY BECAUSE EVEN IF THEY DO EXIST THAT IS NOT WHAT THE QUESTION IS ASKING.
The key is to not over think the question.
***REMEMBER--CETERIS PARABUS (Hold all else constant)
You'Ve Stated That Green Energy Jobs Are The Future, Why Aren'T You Pushing More For This With No Compromise?
There Are Green Energy Companies That Need Start-Up Monies And The Federal Government Can Play A Significant Role In Providing This. It Is In Our National Interest - Security, Health, Environment - To Increase The Jobs These Technologies Provide. I Believe This Is Our Future, Please President Obama, Be A Strong Advocate Along With The Millions Of Us Who Are Progressive And Not Loud! We Are Here And Still Want To Believe That You Are An Advocate For Sensible People Across Our Nation.
Thank You, Barbara
Watch Fox news for a few hours. The Tea Party and many Republicans believe any new energy policy is "anti-business" and a "job killer". There seems to be a general agreement by the American public, just look at who took office in the last election. Look at how much coverage the solar company that got govt money then went under is getting. Yet no mention of the $70 billion dollars in subsidies the oil company gets each year.
The average citizen needs to understand the benefit before this will ever happen and with all the misinformation going on in the media, that's unlikely to happen soon.
Solar Energy/Power Question?
How Can Solar Energy Help Reduce Ecological Footprint And Make A Country A Sustainable Society?
Solar panels reduce the footprint because they create energy that otherwise would be created by unsustainable resources. Solar energy is the best type of energy because the sun is the source of most energy on Earth. It is better than getting energy from lower trophic levels. One solar panel does not do much, but when enough people do it, entire coal plants can be taken off the grid. This reduces the amount of pollution created. This the footprint of the human race is made "less deep". This helps make a country sustainable because eventually the footprint is made so that nature can erase the footprint, instead of humans constantly making it deeper.
Solar power is the most abundant fuel available. Solar power is essential for a sustainable lifestyle. Using only a fraction of that power can solve all of our energy needs! It is the fastest growing market, with an increase of 48% a year since 2002. Once a solar panel is installed, you don't really have to worry about it much. Also, there is the potential to make money from the power company. When you use less than the solar panel produces, then the extra energy is put back into the grid. Make money from the power company? Why doesn't everyone do this? Well, solar power, although abundant, is the most expensive way to produce electricity. Oil, on the other hand, is cheap. Because there is relatively low demand for it, solar power does not grow to it's full potential; therefore, the panels stay as an expensive luxury, when it could slash the electricity bill.
The one problem with wind and solar power is their unpredictability. There might not be any wind on hot days when one might want to use an air conditioner. Also, it's never daytime 24/7. This is why power companies are reluctant to switch to these clean alternatives. They don't want the headache of predicting the weather, when they could just fire up a coal plant on a summer day. A way around this is to import electricity from the Mid-West (for wind power) to cities. Unfortunately, this type of infrastructure does not exist yet. A battery, although, works for most people to solve this problem. It captures the energy and stores it for use later on. It's like getting free batteries for your house. Why not use the energy from a windy night to power the lights for a couple days? Or why not sell the electricity created while your away on vacation to the power company. On a hot day, the power company is willing to pay extra for electricity. Batteries are important for people that have, or are thinking about getting, solar or wind power.
found a great way to start using solar and wind power, while keeping costs down. I recommend taking a look at this: http://tiny.cc/newbattery . This website also teaches how to make and buy the ever so important battery cheaply.
Another option is to build your own solar panels or wind turbine. It really only takes some initiative. Most people dismiss this option because it seems like only the scientists and engineers can build these seemingly magical sources of energy. A little research reveals that all wind turbines are just spinning magnets with wire around them. The concept is elementary. As for solar panels, purchasing the silicon mixture (the blue metal) and attaching it to the other components is still cheaper than buying one already done, but like I said, it takes some initiative. http://tiny.cc/solarandwind
Another solar power option, is a solar water heater. It is a great way that is not complicated at all. It is simple: the heater uses the sun's power to heat the water, with no gas or coal. Like the solar panels and wind turbine, a solar water heater can also be built for a lower cost. http://dwarfurl.com/c1222
Poll: Will Solar And Wind Power Save The Planet And If It Does Then How Will It Do This Remarkable Feat?
The great green energy hoax
In the business world, when you combine bad management, faulty science and fanatical ideology, it's a recipe for disaster. Strangely enough, when the federal government does it, the result is the same.
I'm referring to the national green energy policy that is actually costing us jobs, hurting our economy and increasing our dependence on foreign oil -- all at a time when we can least afford it. It may even be having an indirect effect on rising gas prices.
Sadly, you didn't have to be Nostradamus to know that force-feeding an initiative this big against free market forces would end badly. In fact, the renewable energy bubble was evident years ago. Back in 2008, CNET ran an article entitled "The alternative energy bubble," where today's situation was indeed foretold:
"What do you get when you mix Al Gore, global warming, whacky environmentalists, skyrocketing oil prices, lots of venture funding, and irrational exuberance? An alternative-energy bubble. What, you don't believe there's an alternative-energy bubble? Then you're just not paying attention. All the signs are there. As bubbles go, I think this one's going to be big. How big? You got me. But I think that global warming and alternative energy (solar in particular), like Al Gore, are all overblown."
Yes, I wrote that, and we all know that I'm no medieval seer with an omniscient ability to predict the future. I just pay attention and understand fundamental business concepts like supply and demand and risk management. I also have built-in radar for anything that sounds remotely like fanatical ideology.
10 signs that going green is just a fadGreentech pastures not so green
Now, that article and others like it were written before our economy melted down. So clearly, the administration saw the renewable energy push as a sort of stimulus. In hindsight, however, it's now evident that not only didn't it work, it's actually had the opposite effect. Here are some examples of how our green energy policy has negatively impacted the jobs picture and our economy.
The solar meltdown
Over the past few years we've watched the entire solar industry implode in agonizing slow motion. One solar company after another -- Evergreen (ESLR), Solyndra, Abound, and others -- bit the dust amid weak demand, a glut of low-cost panels from China and swirling controversy over ill-conceived government loans that have cost taxpayers billions.
Even First Solar (FSLR), America's biggest solar panel maker and the recipient of $3 billion in government loan guarantees, finds itself in big trouble. The company fired its CEO late last year and recently announced a disastrous quarter as news of its panels failing in desert climates sent an already depressed share price plummeting to multi-year lows.
The electric car fad
Look, I'm just going to come right out and say it: the whole electric car thing is nothing but a crazy fad that makes no logical sense. The Chevy Volt is an expensive mess that nobody's buying and can barely get you to work and back on a charge. And now, the federal government, which already subsidized the GM (GM) car's development, wants to hand you another $10,000 of taxpayer money just to get you to buy one.
And don't even get me started on government loan guarantees made to electric automakers Tesla and Fisker so the latter can make a $100,000 electric sports car in Finland. And just last week, Consumer Reports paid $107,850 for a brand new Fisker Karma that broke down during the check-in process and could not be restarted for an actual road test, "the first time in memory that's happened," according to the publication. You can't make this stuff up.
The real jobs boom: Oil and gas
This is where the story gets out-of-control ridiculous. There's an energy jobs boom going on in America, but it's in oil and gas, not green energy. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, oil and gas production now accounts for 440,000 jobs, an increase of 80 percent since 2003.
It's even plausible to suggest that, with new technology and production methods, if you combine coal, natural gas, off-shore oil drilling and shale oil deposits, we could not only put our unemployed back to work, we can also end our dependence on foreign oil. And that, in turn, would stabilize gas prices at the pump.
And that can all be funded privately, with no Energy Department loan guarantees. If only the federal government would just can its political agenda, quit kowtowing to lobbyists and environmentalists, put the American people first and get the heck out of the way.
Don't get me wrong; I love green energy. And if the government wants to get involved, I have no problem with it funding some core research, building infrastructure and creating some shovel-ready jobs. But when it comes to funding individual companies, let private industry do its job. And when it comes to energy, our economy and our jobs, let the market decide.
Back in 2008, I wrote, "You don't want to end up like Icarus, who got a little too exuberant and flew too close to the sun. Wings melt, bubbles burst -- same result." Been there, done that; let's try something else.
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Can Gravity Be Used As A Source Of Free Energy?
Gravity Causes Tidal Movement Which Can Be Harness As Hydro-Electric Energy. Am I Thinking About This Right?
This is not 'free' energy in terms of physics. It is not energy out of nothing, just as solar power is not 'free', I mean it comes from a nuclear reaction that eventually gets used up. But it is certainly 'cost free'.
People sometimes think that gravitational energy sort of comes out of nothing, but in fact it comes from the expansion following the big bang. At that time, all of the matter in the universe was flung out and apart by an unthinkable amount of force. And now we have all of these planets and stars and galaxies floating a long way from one another, and so, at least in theory, we could 'harvest' this gravitational potential energy. There would be lots of it!
Anyway, the tides are an effect of gravity. The energy that is 'spent' to create the tides actually comes from the dynamic of the orbit of the earth and the moon around their center of gravity.
From Wikipedia: Tidal drag slows the Earth's rotation by about 0.002 seconds per day per century. As a result of the conservation of angular momentum, the slowing of Earth's rotation is accompanied by an increase of the mean Earth-Moon distance of about 3.8 m per century, or 3.8 cm per year.