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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electrical power rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing cash circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Question About Charging A Sealed Lead Acid Battery With A Solar Panel?
I Am Looking To Buy A Solar Panel With:
1. 12 Volts
2. 4.5 Watts
3. Up To 250Ma- (Milli-Amps)?
Do You Think This Small Solar Panel Will Generate Enough Electricity To Charge A 12 Volt Sealed Lead Acid Battery?
If all you want to do is maintain a charge on a large battery without drawing anything from the battery then it would do for that purpose, thats a fully charged battery only connected to the cell to maintain charge.
The panel will not charge a large battery. When you connect the panel to the dead battery the battery will act as a short pulling the voltage down, - lower voltage = lower power.
That and the 4.5 watts being a best case result from the manufacturer, not what you can normally expect.
To charge batteries you need to be able to supply enough current to have a voltage build up on the cell plates, about 2 amps minimum for larger batteries. 85 watt panels are the norm. with the number of panels calculated for the house load, the batteries similarily.
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What Will Benefit The Environment More?
In The Pacific Northwest I See So Many Homes With Solar Panels On Them Now And A Surprising Number Of Hybrid Cars On The Road. What Will Help The Environment More: Solar Homes, Hybrid Cars Or A Third Option?
Let Me Know What You Feel With A Point That You Think Makes Your Case!
Likely hybrid cars will make the major difference. There are a finite number of homes that can make use of solar panels, but there is no limit to the number of miles cars can rack up -- and every mile they can drive without using petroleum products, the greater the benefit to the environment. The only problem is that hybrids are still pretty pricey.
What would like do more to help the environment is to promote the use of little golf-carts for driving within city limits. Yes, driving regulations would have to be changed, but if people could use the golf carts for the 5-10 mile trips to the neighborhood store, post office. library, school, etc. if would make an enormous difference, without a huge price tag being attached. The family would have a car for family outings but the little golf cart would suffice for the daily runabout errands that make it necesssary for so many famlies to have a second car. Although why that car has to be a Hummer is something that I've never quite figured out......
I Need A Power Backup For My Office For 20 Desktops With Lcd Monitors, 5 Ceiling Fans And Ac.?
I Need A Power Backup For My Office For 20 Desktops With Lcd Monitors, 5 Ceiling Fans And Ac. There Is Too Much Power Failure, So What I Prefer, Generator Or Inverter? Please Tell Me Approximate Cost For Both.
If you have own building then you should use solar panels, these may costly at initial but their running cost is very low.
As you said there is too much power failure, I think you should use a generator for power backup. You should calculate total power load in your office and ask a quote from generator and solar panel dealers. They can suggest best option for your power problems. You can contact Sudhir, Yamaha, Mahindra, Kirlosker, Honda or Perfect generators.
Problem & Solution With Solar Energy?
What Are Some Problems With Solar Energy That Have Been Solved?
Problems with longevity and reliability of the materials have been mostly solved. That applies both to solar water heating and solar electric panels. A standard warranty for a solar electric panel is now 25 years.
Cost is an issue that is never truly solved, as solar electric will never be free. But panels have reached grid parity (that is, the all-in price of solar electricity is the same or less than buying from the electric company) in some areas such as mine, even without subsidies. Panels are literally less than half the price per watt that they were 4 years ago, when we installed our system. Our house has low energy consumption, we have no air conditioning, electric heat, electric stove, or pool. And still, solar will pay for itself, unsubsidized, in about 15 years. A big electricity user, including tax breaks, could see payback in as little as 3 years if they only offset their top-tier usage. But in places where electricity is already cheap, solar is not yet a good deal. Costs are moving in the right direction, though.
The problem that is yet to be solved is how to have an electric grid that handles massive amounts of electricity injected into it from thousands of tiny sources. The grid can absorb the small amount of solar connected today, but cannot handle every other house having grid-connected solar.
45 Watt Solar Panel -?
I Have A Shed That Has Wiring Run For Light Bulb And A Couple Outlets. It Is In A Dark Corner Of My Yard And At Night Is Kinda Creepy To Go In With Even A Flashlight. I Am Weighing The Option/Expense Of Running Electricity From The House On An Overhead Line Versus Putting Up A 45 Watt Solar Panel On The Metal Roof With Inverter, Battery Etc. Sunlight Is Good To Excellent At The Location.
Question Is - Will This Be Sufficient For The Occasional Use Of Light And An Outlet? What Can I Expect? Pros And Cons Appreciated
For solar you need direct sun light hitting the panel. It cannot have any shade....
If your considering a 45W system from Harbor Freight
For occasional use a solar light using LED's will be okay and provide enough light to keep your from stumbling around in the dark. If you want more light to do some work a fluorescent light powered by an inverter would be best. How long such a light will operate from the battery/inverter will depend upon a number of factors including your expected usage. I would guess that you could get several hours of continuous use one or two times per week. If you use additional power to operate some small tools or chargers than you would reduce your lighted operating hours. This is not a problem for some occasional tinkering in the shed for limited periods of time.
If you want to charge tools and operate the chargers unattended this system will not be capable of meeting your expectations. This is because you would be using an inverter 24/7 to operate the home chargers. You would have to manage the charging by turning the inverter on/off to allow the car battery to charge back up. Its certainly do'able if you don't mind making a trip back and forth to the shed to start/stop the system to charge tool batteries.
If you want unattended charging of electric tools then its best to use the stored charge in a battery to charge the power tools directly without the need for an inverter. Batteries are charged with DC at a voltage slightly higher than their voltage rating. By direct charging you avoid the losses associated with the conversion of DC to AC to operate a charge that converts AC back into DC.
So if you have low voltage electric tools like a 9.6V drill you can avoid the need to operate an inverter by having a small solar cell charge that battery directly or use the 12VDC to charge the 9.6V battery through a small resistor to limit the current.
Rather than an overhead cable you can bury a cable or PVC conduit and power the shed with 120AC. You can easily supply 15 to 30A of 120V AC that supply all of your power needs without the issues and limitations of the Solar system. If your shed is within 200 ft of your home you should be able to power the shed for less than $400 if you do the work.