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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 unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion 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 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
How Much Electricity Does A Solar Panel Generate?
How Much Electricity - Preferably In Watts - Does A Solar Panel Generate In Say, A Day.
Solar panels for serious rooftop installation run about 170-200 watts nowadays. WIth 5-6 hours of peak sun, that means that such a panel would produce about 1 kWh of energy.
Remember, when talking about energy in a day, you want watt-hours (or kilowatt-hours), not watts.
Why Are Solar Panels Flat? Wouldn't A Round Panel Be Better Suited To Their Task?
Wouldn't A Solar Tube Be More Suited To Provide Solar Energy Than A Panel? As I Understand It The Panels Must Be Pointed At The Light Source In Order To Harness Energy From The Sun, Wouldn't A Tube Always Have A Surface Pointed Towards The Sun, Thus Eliminating The Need To Constantly Rotate The Panel?
what you want, is the most surface area, exposed to the most sun, possible.
the way to do that, in the northern hemisphere, is to have a flat panel, tilted south, sort of toward the equator.
but not all the way south.
around here, the energy is calculated over a year, so you want to optimize the generation in the summer, when more energy is available.
it's not a good idea to make an accordion.
the materials to make the solar panels are expensive, so folding them wastes material.
panels don't care much whether electricity strikes them vertically, or at an angle, other than, vertically concentrates the available energy more, and generates more electricity.
How Well Do The Ikea Solar-Paneled Desktop Lamps Work? Do You Think They'Re Cute?
Do You Think They'Re Cute?
Mine does not give enough light, it is not bright enough, and I get headache's, when I try.
I Need Help With Buying Photovoltaic Solar Panels, What Are Good Brands?
I Have Everything I Need For My Solar System Except For The Panels.
I Purchased 6 Vmaxtanks Batteries And The Wiring From Bargainshore.Com , And I Purchased The Rest Of The Components From Amazon. I Am Still Comparing Prices For The Panels, Any Input Would Be Greatly Appreciated. :)
Where? What? and How much? are the questions that come immediately to mind.
Where are you? This makes a huge difference in the advice you will get. If you are in some US states and parts of Canada, you may be eligible for some pretty hefty subsidies for your installation. And if that is the case, a grid-tie (utility-grade) inverter becomes an absolute necessity.
What do you wish to accomplish? Reduce your electric bill? Get off the Grid? Support a structure that is off the grid?
How much power do you need? As you are clearly contemplating storage, is your need continuous?
What are the consequences of inadequate power? Do you go back to mains power or do you shut down altogether?
You need to do some basic calculations and determine:
- Average use. This means *everything* you will use over an entire week continuous and occasional such as refrigeration, lights, appliances, television, computer, telephone, chargers, whatever, divided by 168 (hours in a week). This is a bit painstaking, but it is critical to the result.
- Peak use. This means everything that may be on at the same time. No mistakes here either.
- Minimum storage capacity. More on this later, but it is the least capacity you will need to meet your peak load and your average load across the worst conditions you might encounter for the longest time choose to consider.
- Charging capacity. This is a function of your storage capacity and battery design. Your battery charger will need to exceed the charging capacity of your storage by at least 10%.
Take your average hourly use and multiply it by 24: This is the absolute minimum amount of power your solar modules must produce on a daily basis. And, your storage system must be able to deliver this amount of power for a minimum of 18 hours without damage to the batteries - no sun, winter, and heavy snow as an example.
Take your peak use: This is the minimum capacity your system must deliver through the inverter - and if your peak use occurs when there is no sun, this must also be the minimum output of your storage system.
With all that in mind and your basic goal, you now know how much capacity you must have (in watts) from your modules.
Modules are made from cells, and cells come from many sources. And there are two basic types these days - poly and mono-crystalline. Mono is more efficient (and more costly). Modules are typically either 60-cell or 72-cell, and rated at typically 240 or 300 watts peak output. Good makers include Panasonic, Bosch, Q-Cell (Hanwa - Chinese) and a few others. The raw cost of the panel in small quantities will be in the $2/watt range. Possibly much more. Possibly slightly less if you find some orphan panels.
So, you have your average load. Now consider inverter losses (about 7% for small systems). Charger losses (about 10%) and line-drop and other losses (about 3%).
Let's take 5,000 watts @ 120V (40A) as your average load. Working backwards, this means your panels will have to make 120,000 watts per day, not including losses. Add the system losses only and that comes to 132,000 watts. Calculate the average "Solar Day" at about 4 hours of peak and 4 hours of 50% of peak - to an average output of 75% of peak output. Now you need 176,000 watts of output to keep your batteries charged, meet your needs, overcome system losses and have a bit of excess capacity as a buffer. So, 176,000/8/300 = 73 panels at 300 watts each. That is about 1,500 square feet of panels.
You can do a simple ratio calculation to increase or decrease the size and capacity of the system as needed. For instance, a 2,500 average load will need 37 panels. 1,000 watts will need 15 panels and so forth.
Nobody ever suggested that solar power was cheap or easy.
How Many Watts Do Solar Panels Produce?
I'M Considering Solar Panels And I Was Wondering How Much Power Can Be Produced From 500 Sq. Feet Of Solar Panels. Please Go Ahead And Link Any Other Websites About Solar Panels You Think Will Be Beneficial. Thanks!
First notice that solar panels produce electric power according to their size, efficiency and how much sunlight they receive. According to Wiki from 10 sq. ft you might receive from 100 to 200 watts because it depends on how much sunlight it receives, and on a daily basis the total power is much less than the rated wattage. so for 500 sq. ft. it could be from 5000 to 10 000 watts which is pretty good power energy.