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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 house owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global 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 general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be generated, 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
Solar Panel Power Or Solar Power Utility.?
Has Anyone To Date Been Able To Use Solar Panels Or Any Form Of Solar Power To Produce Or Manufacture More Of That Power?
What I Mean Is Has Anyone For Example Used Solar Panel Power To Manufacture More Solar Panels(Practically Not Theoretically).
Solar panel power source is a very expensive power source and its efficiency is less than 10%.
No manufacture dare to use this type power source since 100 times cheaper electricity is available.
Solar Panels As An Investment And Saving - Sounds Too Good To Be True!...?
(Firstly I Apologise For The Length Of This, But I Wanted To Explain The Whole Situation Just So There'S No Ambiguity).
Here In Brisbane, Australia We Get 7-8 Sun Hours Per Day On Average (Source: Http://Www.Livingin-Australia.Com/Sunshine-Hours-Australia/ ); Our Household Uses ~20Kwh Per Day Based On The Average Of All The Power Bills For 2009. Using This Calculator ( Http://Www.Bdbatteries.Com/Panelcalculator.Php ... Too Lazy To Crunch The Numbers Myself) It Tells Me The Ideal System Is 3.2 Kw. Our House Has A Large North-Facing Roof So That Is Good Enough For Solar Panels. For Practicality (And To Keep The Numbers Conservative) I Sourced The Figures For A 3.5Kw System Which Is Within The Price Range Of $30-40K, But After Selling Recs (Renewable Energy Certificates) And Taking Advantage Of Federal And State Subsidies And Offsets It Is Priced At ~$15-20K; I'Ll Assume A Worst Case (Say, $25K) To Keep It Conservative.
With A Home Equity Line Of Credit Loan We Currently Have $220,000 In Debt Overall. At ~6.5% Interest The Monthly Repayments Are ~$1,190. If We Were To Throw The $25,000 For The Entire Solar Setup Onto The Loan, The Loan Would Increase To $245,000 And Interest Would Be ~$1,330 Per Month, A $140 Increase. Since We Are Currently Paying $126 Per Month ($4.20 Per Day) In Power Bills, It Seems It Is Not Worth It. However, 3.5Kw X 7.5 Avg Sun Hours Gives 26.25Kwh Daily, Or ~6.25Kwh More Than Is Needed. When Taking Into Account The 44C/Kwh Feed-In Tariff That Is A Lowest Possible Return Of ~$82.50 Per Month (I Say &Quot;Lowest&Quot; Because It Is Real-Time Net Metering, So If We Have Nothing Running During The Day It Will Send A Lot Of Power Priced At 44C/Kwh To The Grid; When We Buy It Back When We Are Back From Work At Night It Will Cost Only 16C/Kwh, So Overall We Will Gain More Than $82.50 Per Month).
So Then If We Had To Pay $140 Extra Per Month On The Loan But That Eliminates $126 Per Month In Power Costs And Includes $82.50 At The Minimum In Feed-In Credits, Is That Is Effectively A Saving Of $68.50? I Know It Isn'T Really A Saving Per Se Since Simply Paying Loan Interest Doesn'T Reduce The Loan'S Size, But To Me It Seems To Be A Saving Since The Power Cost Of $126 Per Month Will Always Be There So It May As Well Be Moved From One Account (Elec) To Another (Heloc Loan) Without Making Much Difference Financially; Also The Heloc Loan Can Be Paid Off And Thus Interest Repayments Become Lower, While The Cost Of Electricity Is Only Set To Rise (On Top Of Inflation-Adjustment Each Year, We Are Expecting Sharp Rise When The Carbon Trading Scheme Gets Passed, And The Generators Were Granted A 16% Increase For January 2010 Anyway!!!). Additionally When The 3 Kids Have Moved Out Of Home The Power Use Will Drop, Leaving More Electricity For The Grid (So More Money Returns) In Addition To Less Expenses Overall (So The Heloc Loan Will Be Easier To Pay Off) - Seems Like A Double Win!
There Are Two Major Downsides That I Can Immediately See: Variable Interest Rate Rises And Home Valuation. However For The Latter, I Am Not Sure Whether It Is Really A Problem. For All I Know, Solar Panels Would Most Likely Increase The Value Of One'S Home (Seems To Be Logical Anyway), Which In Turn Means More Flexibility Regarding The Floor Of The Heloc Loan If It Is Needed.
I Am Somewhat Naive Regarding How Heloc Works So That Is My Main Concern In This Plan. So Is This Too Good To Be True, Or Have I Missed Something (I Generally Don'T Believe In &Quot;Too Good To Be True&Quot; Hence Why I Am Asking).
Not bad. I'll answer with what I know about California (USA) - it may or may not apply to where you live.
If your power utility offers net metering on an annual true-up basis, then less sun in the winter doesn't matter. You would theoretically build up a credit on your power bill in the summer, and draw it down in the winter.
If your utility offers time-of-use metering, where the rates are higher during the sunny hours, then you may not need to size your system so large.
The value for sunlight hours - was that "peak equivalent sun," intended for sizing solar systems? In the winter here, the sun is out for 10 hours, but the equivalent sun is only about 2 hours, when dawn, dusk, and overcast weather are taken into account.
If your utility is set up such that they will never pay you cash for power, then it's pointless to size your system so large that you might generate more than you use over the course of a year. This is in fact how the utility works where I live. The first year that our system was installed, we generated $80 more electricity than we used. We didn't get a check for it, the balance was just set back to zero at the end of the year, as a donation to the grid.
What you should do is ask a professional installer to look at your house and make a quote. They will probably know about the financing angle, too. Then decide whether it's truly a value, or whether they're trying to do a sales job on you.
How To Make Solar Lights Last Longer?
Any Ideas Or Help On This Would Be Great, I Want To Put Some Solar Lights At My Dad’S Grave, There Is No Mains Lighting So I Will Have To Use Something Else I Have Tried Buying Top Of The Range Solar Lights But None Of Them Last The Whole Night, And They Look Very Dull. So I Was Thinking Of Maybe Getting A Car Battery &Quot;But Smaller Of Course&Quot; Of Wiring The Lights Up To That, And Burying The Battery In The Ground In A Plastic Battery Box Or Something. I Could Take It Home To Charge Or Get A Small Discreet Wind Turbine Or Attach A Few More Larger Solar Panels?
I Have A Few Bits And Bobs Around The House Batteries, Wire, Solder, Iron, Resistors, And Led Lights But I Don’T Really Understand How Electric Works.
I Have X4 And X8 Aa Battery Boxes So The Battery Box Which Holds 8 “X8” Would Take 8 Aa Battery’S And Each Battery Is 1.5 Volts. So If There Is 8 Attached To Each Other That Would Be 12 Volts?
So If I Did That Would The Led Light Last Longer? Or Would It Just Guzzle More Energy And Die Out Faster?
My Perfect Plan Would Be To Light 2 Bright Spot Lights, Which I Already Have Each One Has X3 Clear Led Lights In Each. But The Little Battery Which Comes With Them Is Very Weak It Dies After 30 Minutes Even With A Full Day Solar Charge. I Wired Them Up To Bigger Batteries And They Are Capable Of Being Bright So They Would Perfect. Also I Have Another Set Of Solar Lights, These Are In A Chain Type Each Set Have 15 Led Lights I Have 2 In Total Again These Are Solar But Very Weak.
You can buy a solar battery charging kit that would do the job as long as the lights connected to the system are the proper voltage.
Use LED lights to extend the battery life.
What Is A Solar Panel?
Please, I Want A Good Definition. :Dd
Solar panel is a battery of solar cells.
Solar cell is a device which uses the sun's rays to produce electricity by the photovoltaic effect.
The photovoltaic effect involves the creation of a voltage (or a corresponding electric current) in a material upon exposure to electromagnetic radiation. It utilizes the generation of a voltage when radiant energy falls on the boundary between dissimilar substances (as two different semiconductors).
What Are The Costs Of Installing Solar Panels In A School?
I Have To Do A Brochure Project On Solar Panels For My School. I Need To Include Costs, Benefits, Political Concerns, Economic Concerns, And Social Concerns.
I Need This Information Asap!
Thanks In Advance(:
There are two types of solar panel installations one is domestic (the one you are using in your home) and another one is commercial (used for business like your school)
Domestic installation are up to 4kW and usually you can install them without any special permits. Installation process takes about 2 days if you want to find out benefits of that kind of installation go to
http://www.tudorsolar.com/cost-calculator/ and enter your postcode and the size of the system you would like to install ( ex: 4.00kW). There is also a lot of useful information you could use for your project like..
-How much you can save and what are your benefits.
Political concerns... Government encourage people to install solar panels. The offer FIT's (Feed in tariffs for 25 years (UK)) and also grants for some businesses and privates houses. Government will spend millions on this project. They also have the right to pick the sup-players which mean that that some small businesses will get bust.
Electricity prices will go up. Electric providers will have to make up the lost in business by putting prices up in UK this year 18% for electricity and 16% for gas.
Solar panels are now produced faster then ever. They produce clean pollution free energy however there is waste created during manufacturing process.
After Solar Panel life time expire this is about 30-40 years. It will turn to the wast which will have to be utilise.
Solar panels do save a lot of money but to start with you have to have money to install them in first place. If you don't you will be the one who will have to pay electricity for the people who had many for it. The gap between poor and wealthy will get even bigger.