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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, 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 remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed 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 key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs 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 United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
Can Solar Panels Be Used For Heating Water?
We Are Soon Having Solar Panels Installed. As We Will Then Need To Use As Much Electricity As Possible And We Have Gas Central Heating, Is It Possible To Have A System Linked Up To Create Hot Water During The Day Instead Of The Gas Boiler Firing Up Every Time We Turn The Hot Tap On? Any Ideas On Cost Would Be An Advantage Too Please.
It is a good decision. If I were you I would prefer the vacuum tube solar collector which is very efficient although it is about 20% more expensive but in no time you will recover the additional cost. I have one and I have never needed to use the electrical backup even with three or four overcast days. Even with no sunlight they will obtain heat from the infrared waves of the light. I live in the tropics but it will be even more useful for those living in th e temperate zone.
How Long Does It Typically Take For Solar Panels To Pay For Themselves?
I'M Thinking Of These Solar Panels That People Have On Their Rooftops In Domestic Properties. I Suppose I Mean After How Long Do You Break Even With Respect To Just Carrying On Without Them And Getting You Electricity From The Utilities Companies? Or Answer In Any Way You Think Is Pertinent. The More Info The Better.
It's generally stated that it takes 10 years for them to "pay for themselves". But the concept of "paying for themselves" is a primitive concept used by those who do not understand finances. You're still losing money when it "pays for itself". A more appropriate analysis would be the "Internal Rate of Return" calculations, Excel makes this calculation easy. Overall, solar power is expensive power and works out about 38 cents per kwh ( proper economic estimates typically place it between 23 cents to 45 cents per kwh ). Some idiot here will insist solar doesn't cost that much per kwh, it does unless you're uneducated in finance.
Note, it's also not clear if the energy produced by solar panels exceeds the energy required for their manufacture, delivery and installation. It takes a lot of energy to melt silicon and the costs triple if you try to recycle the toxic wastes which is why the panels are made where it's still possible to dispose of the toxic wastes. They could very well be causing more environmental damage then they save.
With the Europeans what happens is the feed in tariffs makes the solar panels worthwhile. They still don't really pay for themselves but they allow you to take some of the tax money from your neighbors, a bit of an ethical dilemma really but ethics never stopped Europeans.
What Is Needed For A Solar Panel Set?
I Am Doing A Science Fair Experiment On Solar Panels. The Experiment Is Testing At Which Direction Does A Solar Panel Receive The Most Sunlight. I Need Four Solar Panels For Sure. I Would Also Need Something That Determines The Amount Of Energy A Solar Panel Is Receiving. And Where Would I Put The Solar Panels? Thanks!
Go to Radio Shack and get some small, inexpensive solar panels. They come ready for experimenting and are pretty durable. Dont worry about volts, ma or size. The ones you will find there are about 1.5 vots to 3 volts. I also just got a pretty cool kit from them for $20 that has a small solar motor, fan, lamp, solar panel and plenty of hookup wire.
Get yourself a volt meter while you are there.
Simply hook up the leads from the volt meter to the solar panel leads and move it around to get the maximum voltage output.
As the solar panel gets more direct sunlight, it puts out more voltage.
What Is The Most Efficient Use Of Solar Energy Available To Consumers?
solar panels of course, I haven't heard of anything better!
Do You Need To Pay For Electricity If You Have Solar Panels?
I Am In The Market For Buying A Home. There Is One For Salke That Actually Has Solar Panels On Top. How Are They Used? Do You Need To Pay For Gas And Electric Still. Does It Really Light Up The House And Keep It Warm. What About The Ac Keeping Hte House Cool In The Summer Does It Work For That Too? Please Explain In Solar For Dummy Terms. I Haveno Clue About Solar Panels Other Thatn The Fact That It Needs Sunlight To Run.
Solar Panels are generally placed on a south facing roof that is slightly angled to get the most light.
If you live in certain areas, the power company allows you to put power back onto the grid. This means that when the sun is shining and your solar panels are getting more than enough power to run everything electric in your household, you can actually reverse your meter reading. You become your own power company for your neighborhood so to speak. At night you will most likely need to pull from the grid again, but that should be offset by your daily solar panel production. Often times electric companies will average this out for the year and some people actually get a check in the mail at the end of it based upon their support the the system.
You generally will want to purchase enough solar panels to contirbute that average monthly Kilowatt Hours for your household needs. If you have gas appliances currently they will still need to have a supply of gas. You can replace those appliances, but that is often costly and unnessesary. There are options for people to purchase water heaters that run entirely on solar power as well but again that generally takes another purchase.
Other options if your area does not allow putting power back onto the grid there are storage systems that store up the excess power and give it back when you need it but those can also be very costly.
For example in Southern California I recently requested a quote for my home of approx. 2800 square feet and they quoted me $48,000 for the grid system which after State, Federal and other rebates would cost me around $25,000. Now understand that this varies based upon your appliances gas and electric, their energy efficiency and even your homes quality of insulation.
There are more and more solar companies out there and technology is always changing so keep an eye out. Also, contact your local power company to see what they offer and who can install or fix the system if it breaks. You should also, find out how old some of the current systems are that are attached to a property as maintenance can sometime be costly.
Hope this helps!