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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic 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 element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are crucial components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving business 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 money down.
Numerous property owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least 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
Can We Really Use H2o As A Replacement For Gasoline/Diesel To Run Our Cars? How?
I assume you mean the "hydrogen" fuel vehicles.
Hydrogen can be obtained from water, but only by using another primary fuel source like oil, nuclear, wind, etc.to produce electric to electrolise the water. It is more efficient (but less profitable for the oil companies & government) to use the electric directly; and no problems of storage & distribution.
Battery vehicle technology available now can meet most of our personal transport requirements. Hydrogen fuel cells have been promised for decades and may yet come good; but hydrogen is only a way of transporting the electric and nowhere near as efficient as the grid. i doubt we will be allowed to home-brew hydrogen in our basement or garage; but you can have your own solar pannel or otehr micro-generator; certainly you can get zero emmision energy via the grid.
Electric motors are far more suited to traction than infernal combustion, max torque at 0rpm, no gearbox, cooling or exaust systems, refuel at home or work, even have your own wind or solar generator. they also recover energy back into the battery when braking or going down hill.
And the driving experience quiet, smooth, smell free and powerfull; the tZero can easilly out accelerate a ferrari; or the tango as driven by george clooney. range >200 miles with current battery technology; we don't need to wait for fuel-cells or the oil to run out, a better solution is available now.
look out for film due for release in US end of June titled "who killed the electric car"
And there certainly won't be enough agricultural land to feed the population and provide bio-fuel; especially once climate change and water shortages bite.
What Is The Effect Of Time Of Day On The Amount Of Solar Energy Collected?
This Is For My Science Experiment.
How Does The Effect Of Time Of The Day Affect The Amount Of Solar Energy Collected? My Experiment Was To Collect The Amount Of Volts And Amps At Different Times Of The Day To Find Out The Amount Of Energy (In Joules) Received By Earth From The Sun.
The amount of energy emitted by the sun on any given day is constant.
When the sun is low in the sky during the early morning or late afternoon / evening...the amount of energy striking the earth is spread out over a larger area than when the sun is high in the sky.
Your hypothesis would be the earth receives more volts and amps per unit area when the sun's elevation above the horizon is higher than when the sun's elevation above the horizon is lower.
You can demonstrate this general concept by conducting a simple experiment with a flash light.
Turn the flashlight on.
Point the beam straight down.
Note the area covered by the light.
Tilt the flashlight at a 45° angle to the floor.
Note the area covered by the beam.
The amount of light coming from the flashlight is constant.
The area covered by the beam is greater when the flashlight is tilted then when it's pointing straight down.
What Is Your Energy Source Of Choice?
I Know It Is Not Possible To Have Just One But What Energy Source Of Todays Society Would You Prefer To Power The Most Of The Grid?
Nuclear energy? Is he high? That would be my LAST option. Radioactive waste, out-of-this world maintenance costs, safety issues, constant possibility of catastrophic nuclear meltdown.
I like wind and solar, I think they're great, and wave energy particularly off of the northerly coasts of the US are great.
But if I could only pick *one* form? Geothermal. It's very efficient, it's damn near 100% clean and best of all? Unless you're just sitting on a mile-thick slab of granite (which most of us are not), you can drill down *anywhere* in the country and find hot geothermal fluids with enough energy to drive a turbine system and light up a city. Just for one example, look up "The Geysers" geothermal plant in Northern California. They aren't even completely tapped yet, but they already put out almost as much energy as your average nuclear plant - and you don't have to worry about anything blowing up. Geothermal isn't ugly, or noisy, and doesn't actually involve putting caps on geysers (though they did in this case -- it was a very early plant). In fact, at current capacity, The Geysers powers about 1 million Northern California households.
Also, at The Geysers, they take in all of the treated waste water (graywater) from the City of Santa Rosa and Lake County and inject it down into the system. The waste is disposed of, cleaned by the heat, and will eventually provide more fluid to drive the turbines. Everybody wins!
(3) Little to no pollution of any kind, land, sea or air
(4) Cheap to run after being established
(5) Best of all, you can find a source almost anywhere, which allows for easy tie-in to the grid, as opposed to putting in different systems. I still think we should have different systems, but for this argument... this is why geothermal is a good idea.
AND NUCLEAR IS A REALLY F_CKING BAD IDEA
Is Solar Power Worth It?
I Was Thinking Of Getting Solar Power Panels Recently But Can'T Work Out How It Is Viable. The Panels That Connect To The Grid Are Around $30,000-$40,000 Then You Have Inverters That Will Need Replacing (Not Sure How Many Times But At Least Once) Which Is Around $2000. The Panels Will Last 25 Years And Then Need Replacing (And The Energy Absorption Efficiency Ppobably Decreases As It Ages Also). So It Will Still Cost You On Average $1,400 Per Year For Electricity Which Is Around $350 More Than I Pay Now. Then Solar Panels Have Toxic And Carcenegic Solvents And Gases, Some Of Which Never Decay, And Have To Be Diposed Of In Toxic Dumps?
Is This Correct Or Am I Looking At The Wrong Places For My Information.
I hear two different arguments. One is environment-based, and the other is cost-based.
1) Environment. There are very few things manufactured that do not have some environmental impact. The question is what is the impact compared to the next best alternative? For example, making a bicycle creates some pollution, but riding a bike compared to driving a car is still a net win in terms of pollution. In the same way, solar panels *in the right location* return enough energy to avoid pollution from other sources.
As far as toxic materials, paper is a good analogy. Toxic materials are used in the manufacture of paper, but the paper itself as an end product is not particularly poisonous. Same thing with silicon solar panels. There are other chemistries with more toxic content, but conventional silicon is fairly benign.
2) Cost. If the system produces electricity at a rate higher than you pay now, it will not be a good deal, unless you know for sure that electricity prices are going to rapidly rise. And even if electricity was going to rise, that would not be a reason to buy solar now, unless you knew that solar was going to rise in price, also. If solar prices were stable or falling, it would be better to wait until the system was definitely cheaper over time than the electricity you buy from the grid.
$30-40k is a possible price for a system. It depends a lot on where you live. In a northerly and cloudy climate, the system might have to be double the size for the same energy output, and would thus cost twice as much. The system we have on our house, which supplies substantially all our electricity, would cost a little less than $9k gross today. It uses standard commercial components, and was self-installed, with all permits. After the federal tax credit, it would be a little more than $6k net. But we are low users of electricity, and live in an ideal climate.
Describe Energy Conversion. The Energy Type Is Solar Energy.?
Are you asking how solar energy is converted into electrical energy?
If that's your question, heres the answer...
Sunlight has certain wavelengths in it that can excite particular types of molecules that are used in solar cells. When the electrons in the molecules are excited (i.e. an electron jumps into a higher molecular orbital) they can either emit light or electricity.
Is that what you're looking for?
Look up Photovoltaics if you're interested