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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 daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Several research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that pick to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Where Does ______ Come From?
What Countrys Produce:
Its For School And I Cant Find It Anywhere On The Web Where Theese Materials Come From. I Just Need To Know A Country That Produces Those Materials.
Example: Wood - Canada
Does Anyone Know?
Many many many countries produce these... America & Canada produce all of those products. India, the UK, Mexico... take your pick really.
Where Is The Best Place To Get An Education/Experience And Job In The Installation Of Solar Panels? ?
How Can I Start Working As A Solar Panel Installer/Technician Without Years Of Education?
With the economy as it is, it may be difficult to find a job in this sector. There is a surplus of solar panels and companies are hurting.
That doesn't mean that people aren't interested. I think it is a great time to market these products. Everyone is interested in energy conservation and reducing costs.
You could consider opening your own company, but a little differently. There are many different manuals out there telling you how to make your own solar panels and wind turbines. See http://www.makerenewableenergy.blogspot.com for a review of a bunch of these.
If you could produce and install these, at a much lower cost, it would be a viable business opportunity. You could be helping satisfied customers who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it and you would be working in your choice of careers. It wouldn't cost much to produce these and you could require a large percentage upfront.
Anyway, another avenue to explore. Good luck!
What Is The Most Efficient Solar Panels?
What Is The Most Efficient Solar Panels?
Hey Matthew, at present, Sanyo is boasting the highest efficiency from a solar module, or panel. Their new model HIT-N230 is advertised to capture just over 20% from the incoming sun and convert it to electricity. That may not sound great, and for many reasons, it isn't, I'll explain. When you say efficiency, you are talking about a conversion rate. In a car, miles per gallon is king. Everyone knows they need to drive X miles, they want to do it with the least gas. In a solar panel, it means converting the most sun to electricity in a given space, but for most solar users, this is of no importance. Our home is completely powered by the wind and sun, we have 11 year old Kyocera KC-120 modules, that are about 11% efficient. Yet the entire array takes up less space than the tiny roof on our carport, and when the sun is out, it runs everything on the property and recharges the battery. The nice thing about off the shelf products like this is the cost. You can buy similar modules to ours for around $300 USD. While a Sanyo HIT module can make the same power in less space, it will cost you almost twice as much per watt for the high tech device, so in the end, both our arrays will put out the same 1.4 KW, but mine will cost half as much. This is why people in the know are not concerned about efficiency. Unless you are trying to power the space station, or an RV completely by solar, better to use a little more space and save a ton of money.
In time, these panels will come down in price, as newer even more efficient ones come out, but you could be powering your home already for even less money if you want, you just have to decide what is important. Good luck Matthew, and take care, Rudydoo
Which Solar Panel Is Most Efficient And Best Price For My Home?
Looking For The Right Solar Panel For My Home, What Is The Most Efficient Panels Is Best For Me.
You really need to look at your energy useage, that will give you an idea of the scale of your solar power instalation. I can save however that if you buy the parts and assemble them yourself you'll be paying about $150 per 1000w output, compared to from $1,200 to $1,500 for the same wattage if you buy prefabricated units and have them installed. I recently did this, if interested you can check out http://www.earth4power.biz which is where I got my schematics. It also includes sources for the cheapest materials.
I wish you good luck, go for it. The energy savings far out does the initial start up cost quickly.
What Are Solar Panels Made Of?
I'M Doing A Project And I Need The Raw Materials.
Hey Tanner, you're doing a project and need the raw materials? As in you are building a solar panel from scratch, or you're researching what materials and processes are used to make one?
Solar electric, or, "Photovoltiac," panels are made from silicone wafers. They start with a solid ingot of pure silicone, slice it into hundreds of very thin layers, less than one mm thick. Then they take half of the wafers and dope them with phosphorous, and the other half are doped with boron. When this is complete, they take one boron doped and one phosphorous doped wafer, glue them together with an electrical conducting epoxy cement, and attach small solder lines to each side, which connect to a wire at one end. When the sun shines on the cell, the photons striking the wafers cause a reaction which forces free electrons off of one wafer and onto the other, and a small voltage is created. Each cell creates about 1/2 volt in direct sunlight. By taking 36 of them and connecting them in series, we can make 18 volts DC, which is used to charge a 12 volt battery. If you look carefully at a completed solar panel, you will almost always see 36 individual cells under the glass all neatly tucked close together. If the installer needs a higher voltage, they simply connect several panels in series until they reach the desired voltage. Many newer grid tied inverter systems work at voltages upwards of 200 volts DC, so as many as a dozen of these panels might be used to form one high voltage string.
You might find some more information about manufacturing at Solar Energy Internationals website, or just try googling your question, or checking wikipedia, but that is the long and short of making panels. For most people, it isn't something they'll be able to do effectively in their basement on the weekends. There are plans out there to make your own panel, but they are starting with already completed cells from a factory someplace and simply wiring them together. Good luck Tanner, and take care, Rudydoo