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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, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 cash down.
Numerous property owners select to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
What Are The Benefits Of Installing House Solar Panels?
Solar Power is the energy generated by sunlight. Solar energy is being increasingly adopted throughout the globe because of its environmental benefits. This use of energy produces no waste and does not give out any harmful emissions. Also, it does not put strain on the Earth’s ecosystem by using up too much land space, as it requires minimal machinery to operate.
Sunlight is actually the Earth's primary source of energy.
For instance, it makes possible the photosynthesis process of plants, algae and bacterias that maintains the atmosphere's level of oxygen thus making life possible as we know it. The amount of energy generated only by photosynthesis on Earth's organisms is about six times larger than the whole human power consumption.
Currently mankind's energy production is mostly derived from fossil fuels, such as coil, oil and gas. An interesting fact is that most of that energy is really Sun's energy stored. So one way or another it is the Sun's energy that we are using, why not do it in the most efficient, clean and direct way?.
There are two ways of converting sunlight energy into electricity: directly on indirectly.
Direct conversion is achieved by using Solar Panels, also called PhotoVoltaic Arrays. Most solar panels are constructed with silicon PV cells, which are somewhat analogous to the chlorophyll used by living organisms. Solar Panels can be installed either on the ground - on country-side houses or massive power plants- or on rooftops for individual use.
You can check the following sections for further information: How does solar power work? - How are solar panels installed? - U.S. Solar power plants
Indirect conversion is achieved by concentrating sunlight using lenses or mirrors to generate heat. The heat is then transferred to a transfer fluid for a conventional power plant or it can even be combined with PV arrays to improve their efficiency. It is the same basic process as using a magnifying glass to burn something.
You can check the following sections for further information: Concentrating Solar Power
Are Solar Panels Worth It In Southern California?
Green Issues Aside, Are Solar Panels Worth It, Monetarily Speaking?
I Don'T Mean That My House Might Be Worth More Or Any Of That. All I Am Asking Is This: If I Invest In A Set Of Solar Panels, Will The Cost Be Paid Back To Me Over Time? If So, How Long Will It Take≫
Take Into Account The Following:
1. Currently I Pay The Electric Company Around $100 Per Month
2. I Use Around 400 Kilowats Of Energy Per Month
I Realize That Exact Numbers Are Hard To Come By, But Any Opinions Are Welcome.
There are several factors to consider when looking into solar power for your house.
If you want to replace your use of utility electricity with solar power for say a 1500 - 2000 square foot home then the system will cost you at least $30000 - $50000 to install. You will also have the maintenance issue of your storage batteries, panels, and inverter which will eventually wear out over time.
So lets say we have an optimistic price of $30000 for a whole house system (this would be really cheap), dividing this by your yearly consumption would give you the amount of years it would take for the expenditure to pay for itself (not counting maintenance which could be costly).
The payoff would be about 25 years, so all things remaining equal, I would say that it is a bad investment. Solar panels as they are manufactured today do not have a very long life span. They will greatly decrease in efficiency after several years and will most likely need to be replaced in 10 years. The panels themselves are the greatest expense.
You could problably find better ways to make/save more money by investing $30000 - $50000 somewhere else IMHO.
Solar technology is still not at the point where it is profitable in the sense you are thinking about. Unless of course, there are huge tax incentives for you or large rebate programs through your local utility, but you would have to do the math on that as well.
If you are thinking small as in a couple panels to supplement your utility electric, the above still applies as well. In fact will it take longer to recoup the cost of a smaller setup.
Hope this helps!
Is There A Kind Of Light That One Can Purchase Which Will Charge Solar Panels?
I Have A Watch That Runs On Solar Power, And It Runs Out Of Battery Too Soon, When It Gets Dark In Alaska Winter.
Most solar cells work in a single narrow band of electromagnetic emission.
It has to to do with chemical properties of the photocell.
there are a few that react with multiplier frequency bands ,(3 maybe) .
And the cost reflects it's efficiency.
So Lets assume you have a standard incandescent bulb or standard florescent bulb as power source.
Then I have to determine what kind of photocell you have
Simple way is for you to test. One day under incandescent, one day under florescent ,see what holds charge best.
I was going to look it up. When I realized I do not have make of watch. Oops.
Most cheap photo cells are "thin film" yet that is no qualification of a particular EM band .
Absorption of energy is distance squared ,IE.the closer to light the square to the power absorbed.
With incandescent bulbs put out a lot of wasted infrared heat. So careful not to melt your watch or components.
if not solution ,Studied solar ,E-mail.
PS cadmium batteries have a "memory" of previous charge cycles.
Solution is full discharge (days) and then full charge (days).
Can You Make A Solar Panel From Potato Chip Bag ?
Ok I Was Watching Discovery Channel When I Saw This Thing,
Where You Can Make Solar Panel From Potato Chip Bags.
Is There Any Vedio That Shows How To Do This And Setting It Up ?
i believe you can. i have heard of this interesting guy who used pop can bottles to make his own solar panels...which would be the same concept (or similar) to building one using potato chip bags. Ive added the website below.
Good luck on your invention!
How Much Should A 100 Watt Solar Panel Cost?
I Thinking Of Buying A Few Solar Panels, Can Anyone Who Had Bought Solar Panels Or Sells Them Give Me A Price For Them. I Dot Wanna Over Spend On Them...
Solar panels range from 200 to 400, depends on where you get them from. I got a good setup from iron edison which came delivered. I bought a 100 watt solar panel for $225, upon opening the delivered package, it was a high quality, clean cut panel that really obliged me to power it with a high quality battery. So I searched all over the place for HIGH quality solar batteries/asked many people, and came across VMAX solar batteries. These are top of the line, they have the best lifespan out of all the batteries I've tried and have been buying them from Bargainshore for years now. I recently bought more panels and used the the same setup, couldn't be happier!