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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Multiple studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes 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 a key part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added 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 nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 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 corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving business 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.
Many house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
I Have (2) 6 Volt Batteries For My Trailer & A 15 Watt Solar Panel To Keep The Batteries Up While Stored.?
Do I Need A Charge Controller. I Live In San Jose, Ca. We Get Pretty Good Sunshine Year Around.
Hey Mike, the answer depends on the batteries and the panel. I am guessing they are golf cart batteries being 6 volts. Many RV applications use these types of storage batteries to run onboard stuff when the motor or generator are not running. Golf cart batteries hold 220 amp hours each, but if you hook them in series for 12 volts, which is typical, then the 12 volt pair still is rated at 220 amp hours. A 15 watt panel wired to charge a 12 volt battery will not put out more than 1 amp in direct sun. If the batteries are indeed golf cart type, you will not need a charge controller. There is a rule of thumb that as long as the maximum amperage of the panel is less than 2% of the batteries amp hour capacity, it is physically impossible to over charge the battery, that small of a charge rate is basically a trickle charge. You might need a diode if your panel does not have a controller or diode built in. A diode is an electrical check valve, allowing the panel to charge the battery, but not allowing the battery to discharge through the panel at night.
Now I'm wondering if that small panel is designed as a battery maintainer. Many of these small panels have a cord with a cigarette lighter plug on the end. In most cases, these are designed to sit on the dash of your car and simply plug in, and in almost all cases, they have a small charge controller built in anyway.
So you'll have to find out more about your battery and panel. Look for a manufacturers name and model number, then put it into google and look for specs. If you want to really understand the charging process, there is an excellent book at your library, "The Complete Battery Book," by Richard Perez. Richard happens to be the founding editor of Home Power Magazine, a great periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of homemade energy. We've been powering our home for 11 years now on the wind and sun. It works great, but we've made plenty of mistakes. So unfortunately we have become resident experts on the technology. It's a little like growing your own tomatoes, at the end of the season you know a great deal about tomatoe bugs, ph, water, dirt and bugs, even though you really don't want to. Renewable energy people live with a similar curse. Check out Richards book, and maybe consider a subscription to the mag as well. Then look up the specs on your panel and batteries, you'll probably be fine. Good luck Mike, and take care, Rudydoo
I Want To Start Powering My House Off Of Solar Panels And Possibly A Wind Source?
I Would Like Some Website Links Please.
I Have Heard There Are Shingles That Look Relatively Normal That Are Solar Panels; Anyone Know Where I Could Find Some Stuff Like That For Not Alot Of Money?
This is just one of many sites on the web.
Just put in "home solar panels" in a websearch and you'll get more.
By the way, solar electric power is not cheap. If it were, everyone would have them including the electric company. The time it takes to get your money back from one of these systems can be 10 years or more. Energy conservation is a better way to go.
Isn'T It Curious That Even Here On Ya The Libs Are Saying One Word About....?
.... What The Democrats Plan To Do If Elected. Every Single Campaign Add Of Their Is An Attack Ad On A Conservative. Not One Word Of Anything Substantial.
Isn’t small government the road to serfdom?
Rather than a simple economic issue, this is a matter of national defense. Just as industry found it unprofitable to build the Interstate Highway System, government must again finance new infrastructure.
For security, we need a smart grid and a nationwide power and communication network buried completely underground. For energy independence that will get us out of the Mid-East, we need homes with near-perfect insulation, solar panels, and geothermal wells. To battery-power our entire automobile fleet, we need dozens of safe, thorium-based nuclear power plants. And to eliminate the long-haul truck and air traffic that uses a major portion of our energy and our highway and airport maintenance expense, we need a network of efficient maglev freight and passenger trains zipping through low-pressure tubes faster than a jet plane.
Who says we can’t finance infrastructure? Bond holders are paying us to keep their money safe at a negative real (inflation-adjusted) interest rate. And we can buy bonds ourselves, as we did during WW II. And money can be generated on computer keyboards, as the Fed is doing for banks.
How much can we afford to spend annually on infrastructure? According to the Congressional Budget Office, $1T of annual government spending on infrastructure hires about 20 million unemployed and induces about $1.5T of consumer spending and $0.15T of consumer savings. If industry likes that growth enough to annually borrow and invest $0.5T, the total annual spending would increase to $3T. And the GDP growth rate would reach 20% and ensure low interest rates.
So what would be the annual deficit? Zero! In fact, we could actually reduce the debt by spending $1T annually on infrastructure. First, we would employ twenty million jobless workers, each of whom would stop drawing the equivalent of $25,000 in annual relief benefits of all kinds. Also, the improved infrastructure would produce at least an annual 1% productivity increase. With tax revenue at federal and state levels increasing with GDP, the federal budget gets a boost:
Reduced unemployment benefits = $25K benefits x 20 million people = $0.50T
Productivity improvement = 1% x $15T+ economy = $0.15T
Federal tax revenue increase = $3T increased spending x 20% = $0.60T
Reduced federal aid to states = $3T increased spending x 5% = $0.15T
Total annual budget gain = $1.40T
Less cost of stimulus - $1.00T
Net debt reduction = $0.40T = $400B
A small government cannot build the world’s greatest infrastructure.
Without the world’s greatest infrastructure, we will not have the world’s greatest industrial base.
Without the world’s greatest industrial base, we will not have the world’s greatest defense.
Without the world’s greatest defense, our nation will be in jeopardy.
A small government is the road to serfdom.
A small government would betray those who died for our freedom.
The traitors demanding a small government deserve scorn, if not execution.
Can Two Solar Panels Power A Whole House?
Air Conditioning/ Heater
Electric Kitchen Appliances
Flat Screen Tv With Surround Sound Speakers
Flat Screen Computers In Each Room
Hi Alina, unfortunately , the answer is NO. I live off the grid and have for over 16 years now. First of all , you cannot run your air conditioner off solar unless you have about 48 panels and 25 very large batteries. The elect. range is way out of bounds for solar as well as any elec. heater. You could however lessen you bill by at least a third or More by switching your main use appliance over to gas. IE> tankless water heater, gas stove, gas heaters and things like that. If you want to learn more, contact me through email, and I would be happy to educate you on solar living. There are also systems called sell back where you have the solar panels, and during the day while they are making elect. you sell it to the power co, and at night you buy from them. Usually cuts your bill by about 90% or more, depending upon your being careful , especially at night.
We Have A 90 Year Old Spanish Tile Roof But I Want To Put Up Solar Panels. Any Bulkless Solar Framework.?
I Would Like A Really Nice Solar System But Mounting The Panels On Some Bulky Framework Is A Pain In The Neck. They Have To Remove The Tiles And Put Them Back Up.
I Have Investigated Solar Tiles (Low Voltage Output). Any Suggestions?
I have successfully installed solar panels on a concrete tile roof using only stainless steel or galvanised wire to secure the panels to the wooden rafters under the tiles.
Each panel with its aluminium frame is mounted directly on top of the tiles, after the wires are run under the tiles by gently lifting them and pushing them back down again. I used 2 sets of wires for each panel, one at the top and one at the bottom passed through holes drilled in the aluminium frame, and none of the wires were visible when the job was completed.
The gauge of wire required would depend on wind loadings etc. but panels installed this way have been operating successfully without problems for 15 years.
Another advantage of the tiles is that the electrical output wires can also be passed under them into the attic cavity without using any sealants and without compromising water tightness.
Edit: Once the panels are positioned on the tiles, the wires are twisted to tension them, and to prevent any future panel movement, before securing the wires to the rafters. Very simple, and it works!