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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, residential electrical power rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 money down.
Numerous house owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
Solar Tax Credit For Residential Swiming Pools?
I Am Considering Replacing My Swimming Pool Pump With A Solar Pump. I Want To Know How Much If Any Of The Job Will Entitle Me To The 30% Tax Credit (Federal), And If Texas Has Any Incentives. I Have To Replacey My Pump, My Filter, And Maybe Put In A Ac Power Pack, Along With The Panels And Plumbing And Labor. Can I Get Credit For The Whole Bill? Is There A &Quot;Swimming Pool&Quot; Exception As There Is For Solar Water Heating?
A system that only powers the swimming pool pump is ineligible. You can look up the form 5695 instructions on the irs.gov site for details.
However, you could install a grid-tied solar system to work along with the grid for your whole house, and that would be eligible for the tax credit. Moreover, it would be cheaper an easier, as you simply keep your existing pump, and need no batteries. And you would get benefit from every kWh produced by your system, whether it was used by the pool, something else in your house, or sold to the grid as excess.
What Exactly Makes Solar Panels So Expensive? Is It A Complot?
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&Quot;It The Silicium,&Quot; But Silicium Is The Most Abundant Element On Earth! &Quot;Its The Procees Must Be Handmade&Quot; False! .. So Waht Excatly Is? Someone Told Me.. Its Obvious Its A Complot From Oil Companies.. So I Thought And Then I Figured That Seemed Llike A True Answer... Or Not? . 10 Points Please!
And VCR's were $1,500 back in the early 80's but you can't even give them away now. There's no conspiracy and it isn't the material that makes something expensive but the work that goes into it. The price of solar panels will come down as manufacturing steps up and manufacturing will step up as demand goes up so there has to be some people willing to pay the high prices now so that the rest of us can enjoy the low prices tomorrow.
Keep in mind that the cost of solar panels are capital costs not operational costs so even at todays high prices, it's remarkably inexpensive per unit of energy over the life of the panel.
Current photo-voltaic efficiency records are 42.8% whereas photosynthesis has a maximum theoretical efficiency of 6.6%. What makes energy from photosynthesis so inexpensive (and yes fossil fuels are energy from photosynthesis collected over millions of years) is that it literally grows on trees and the trees aren't union workers.
What Would Happen To The Ability Of Solar Panels To Generate Electricity After An Intense Freak Hailstorm?
I'M All For Alternative Energies Like Wind Power And Solar Power, But What Will Happen Now That We Have Twisted Nature To Unexpected Extremes?
One October Day This Year We Woke Up To The Effects Of A Freak Hail Storm That Pelted Over 2000 Cars Breaking Windows, Snapping Off Rear-View Mirrors And Denting Any Metalwork It Landed On, Damaged Plastic Awnings, Roof Tiles And Anything That Couldn'T Withstand The Impact. It Even Left Golf Ball Sized Marks On The Sidewalks, Cleaner Than The Rest Of The Area.
How Would A Society Largely Dependent On Solar Panels Cope With Such A Disaster? One Town Barely Coped With Replacing All The Car Windows Damaged Inside A Week.
This Question Is More A Heads Up To Designers Than A Slur On The Technology. I Am A Firm Believer That Every Roof That Sports A Solar Panel And/Or A Small Wind Turbine Is Is A Firm Step In The Right Direction. Aren'T All Big Things Made Up Of A Bunch Of Smaller Parts? The Great Wall Of China Is Made Up Of Stone Blocks.
i think the panels are ok. You just gotta replace that shiny layer. But its actually ok not to. Its made of a mixture of plastic and silicone. Its durable in my point of view.
If You Could Get Solar Panels Installed Onto Your House, Would You?
Assuming It Cost A One-Time Fee Of Like, $2,000 To Install Them Onto Your House. After The Installation Though, Your Electric Bill Would Decrease By About 80%...
So, Would You Get Them Installed Even Though They Are Considered To Be Big And Ugly?
I'M Just Wondering, Because I Don'T See Any Solar Panels On Any Houses, And Yet The Technology Is Hear For People To Be Using Them. Also, Some People Who Have Had Them Installed, Get So Much Power, That They Actually Make Money, Because They Put Power Into The City'S Electrical Grid.
Also, If You Don'T Have Solar Panels On Your House, Why Don'T You Have Them?
First, to previous answerer, you can get solar shingles.
I could install them myself and have looked into it. Esthetics is not a serious consideration to me.
What is a consideration is that they are not yet cost effective, by which I mean that they will not make enough electricity to pay for themselves before they wear out. Yes, they wear out in less than 25 years. There are several kinds, but they all start loosing effectiveness pretty quickly - the more expensive kind more slowly as you might guess.
There have been a number of good articles out about this lately, unfortunatly the only ones I can remember for sure, I read in print - the best was about two months ago in fine home building.
As is commonly said, it is still much more cost effective to replace old appliances with more efficient ones than it is is to create solar energy.
I replaced my washer and dryer with the more efficient front loads, got an eficient fridge and upgraded to a 95% eficient heat pump. I imagine I will also do solar if it ever gets even close to cost effective.
Anyone Know About Installing Solar Panels To Heat A Small Swimming Pool?
I Have A Small, Outdoor &Quot;Endless Pool&Quot; In California Which Uses An Electric Heater. I Want To Hook Up A Solar Panel Heating System To Reduce Costs. I Use The Pool For Physical Therapy And Need To Keep The Water At About 88 Degrees Year Round. I Need To Know Hhow To Get Information About Hooking It Up.
Take a look at solar swimming pool heater on the Internet. Good information there. You will want to decide whether to go photovoltaic, or "waterbag" heating. I think you will find waterbag heating the most economical.