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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free 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 lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have increased by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic 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 part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots 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 a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 infamous for their varying and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what price, 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
Are All Solar Panels Equal? Can Some Solar Panels Produce More Electricity Than Others?
Lets Say There Are Solar Panels Powering A Car. If There Was A Very, Futuristic, High Quality Solar Panel On One Car, And A Crappy, Cheap Solar Panel On The Other, Would It Make A Difference To How The Car Would Function. Would One Go Faster Than The Other? Any Help Understanding This Concept Would Be Appreciated. :)
Definitely. One big factor is their efficiency rating - how much of the sun's energy is converted into electrical energy. Generally speaking, a silicon based solar panel (the hard panel that doesn't bend) has better efficiency and lower cost than the thin-film solar panels, but there's a bit of overlap in the two ranges. The thin film ones will weigh a lot less which could be important if you're covering the whole car in them.
First Solar has a thin-film solar panel with an efficiency of a little over 20% in the lab, I don't think they're selling them yet. But there are silicon based solar panels for sale with an efficiency of 22%. But a cheap solar panel (like the ones on backpacks to recharge your cell phone) may only have an efficiency of 10% or 12%.
Edit: Just as FYI, an electric car typically uses about 200-250 watt-hours to travel a mile under normal conditions. You can buy a solar panel at home depot's web site that's 1/3 square meter and produces 80 watts.
Can I Get A 30% Tax Credit From The Federal Government For The Entire Project Of Installing Solar Pv Panels?
I'M Installing Solar Panels On My Roof. As Part Of The Project The Company Will Change My Shingles, As They Are Pretty Old. Will I Be Getting A 30% Tax Credit For The Entire Project (Including Changing The Shingles)? Or Can I Only Deduct The Solar Portion Of The Project?
The Company Which Gave Me An Estimate Makes It Sound Like I Can Get A Credit For The Entire Project, Since They Have To Change The Shingles So I Can Get The Project Done.
Only the solar panels are eligible for the credit. Replacing the shingles doesn't count.
The solar panel company a) isn't an auditor and b) figures if they don't break out the expense on the estimate, the auditor won't be able to either. Doesn't make it right.
You do know, right, that this a NON-refundabe credit, right? If you install $40K of panels, you would be eligible for $12K of tax credit, but if your tax bill is only $3K, you would get $3k and carrry the remaining $9K to 2015. Unless the law is extended the carryover stops with the 2016 tax return.
What Types Of Solar Cells Does Most Garden Lights Use?
I Was Just Wondering What Type (Specific Chemicals) Of Solar Panels Do Most Typical Cheap Solar Garden Lights Use.
Hey Sea, most solar garden lights are compact units. Each individual light comes complete with panel, light sensor, battery, and LED. Other solar lights come as sets where each light is connected to one solar panel. These sets can be placed in the shade as long as the panel receives adequate sunlight.
The basic component of a solar cell is pure silicon, which is not pure in its natural state. Pure silicon is derived from such silicon dioxides as quartzite gravel (the purest silica) or crushed quartz.
The resulting pure silicon is then doped (treated with) with phosphorous and boron to produce an excess of electrons and a deficiency of electrons respectively to make a semiconductor capable of conducting electricity. The silicon disks are shiny and require an anti-reflective coating, usually titanium dioxide.
Were Can I Get Some Thin Strips Of Metal That I Can Screw Onto The Roof To Hold A Pipe?
It Does Not Have To Be Thick, Just Strong Enough To Hold The Pipes In Place So The Solar Panels Don'T Slid Off The Roof.
Any hardware store should have what you are looking for. However, I do not recommend screwing anything into a sheet metal roof with out proper flashing. Caulking, though it is widely excepted as a waterproofing agent, tends to break down faster then the lifetime of any roof. I assume you have a standing seam roof? My suggestion would be to clamp the pipes onto the seams instead of creating any penetrations in the roof.
Best of luck,
Is Solar Power Considered To Be Dirty Energy?
Hey James, Kano is correct here. There are some toxic side effects to building solar electric panels, mainly in the doping process that mixes the silicone pancakes with boron. The amount of energy needed to make them is not 'insane' however. There have been lots of studies on the 'embodied energy' of solar panels, wind turbines and so on. This refers to the amount of energy a solar panel has to generate to offset how much was used in manufacturing them. It's difficult to quantify, but on average, a solar panel earns back its embodied energy in 2 to 6 years, depending on how far it is shipped and where it is used.
It's always interesting to me that people only hold renewable energy technologies up to this yard stick. I never hear news articles or blogs asking about the embodied energy in a coal plant, or nuclear reactor. And there are very few studies done on it. What you have to remember is this: Electricity has been with us for over a century now, it isn't going anyplace, so what is the best way to produce it? If you bulid a coal plant and put it along side a solar array that generates the same amount of power, which earns back its embodied energy first? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once we invest our embodied energy building a coal plant, nuclear plant or oil or gas fired turbine, we then have to feed it fossil fuel the rest of its life, which it converts to electricity at some efficiency less than 100%. So it keeps digging itself a deeper energy hole it can't climb out of until the plant has to be decomissioned and destroyed. At least a panel or wind turbine have a chance to get even some day. Take care James, Rudydoo