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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your property worth
Numerous research studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal property solar 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 responsibility are very important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of 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 electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
Why Can'T We Just Bury The Carbon?
A Lot Of Talk Has Been Done About Sequestering Co2 As A Gas Or Liquid, In Places Such As Old Oil Wells Or At The Bottom Of The Ocean. Fine Enough Idea, But Filled With Problems Such As The High Probability Of Leaks, The Impracticality Of Trying To Suck Co2 From The Air, The Energy It Takes To Transport And Store It...Etc.
Furthermore, It Is Inefficient--One Pound Of Carbon Dioxide Is Only 27% Carbon By Mass.
So Why Can'T We Just Store The Carbon Itself, As A Solid? This Has Already Been Proposed In Another Way, Ie Using The Carbon In The Soil As A Fertilizer (Known As 'Bio Char'), But There Are Issues Associated With This Such As What Will Happen When All Of That Carbon Soot Goes Into The Air, And Whether There Is Even Enough Farm Land Out There.
But What Of Just Using Plants, Which Naturally Use Energy From The Sun To Reduce The C Atoms To Their Neutral, Solid Form, And Then Turn These Plants Into Charcoal (Not A Very Energy Intensive Process, It Can Be Done Just Like A Charcoal Pit)? The Charcoal Could Then Be Dumped As Solid Carbon Into A Hole Somewhere, Such As A Cave Or Old Coal Mine, Creating A Permanent Sink.
Some Carbon Could Be Left In The Soil To Refertilize Future Forests, But Most Would Be Stored. There Would Be No Danger Of Leaks, And The Carbon Could Be 80, Perhaps 90% Pure Carbon--A Much Better Bang For The Space Than Storing The Gas Itself.
Why Is This Not Being Proposed As A Serious Solution? Is There Some Major Drawback I'M Not Considering?
This concept begs the question: if we can capture as much carbon as we're emitting, why not just use the captured carbon instead of drilling or digging more? It would save both the extraction and burial steps.
The point is moot, however, because of one inconvenient truth: the Net Primary Productivity of the biosphere isn't sufficient to divert that much carbon. For instance, the Billion-Ton Vision found a potential of about 1.3 billion tons of biomass per year in the USA (after many improvements; current potential is around half that); at 45% carbon, this would contain less than 600 million tons of carbon. The USA burns over a billion tons of coal alone every year, plus around 1.3 billion tons of crude oil and quite a bit of natural gas. You're not going to offset this by burying carbonized corn stalks.
Trying To Buy Solar System, Need Clarification On Parts?
I Have A Solar Panel Distributor Contact Me After I Requested A Quote (No Prices On The Site...) And We Talked. He Said, I Would Have Problems With Using Micro Inverters Because Of My Location (Texas) From The Heat. But Yet, The Size Of System I Am Wanting Isn'T 'Big Enough' For Their Grid Tie Inverter.... It Is Frustrating. I Want To Run @ 10 Panels (Which I Can Get At Their Site, 230W Panels For @180 Bucks Each) And A Small Battery Bank, And I Want To Run Some Window Unit Air Conditioners With It. 2 One-Ton Units, Upstairs And Down. I Feel Like, I Should Be Able To Set Up Something Like This For Under 4 Grand. But, What Do I Need? What I Ask About, He Suggests Isn'T Whats Right For Me.... I Feel The 'Upsell' Is Happening. What Products Would You Suggest? What Methods Would U Suggest? It Is Going On A Slightly Angled Patio Roof Over My Back Porch Area, Approx. 330 Sq Ft Of Strong Roof That Is Not A Part Of My Homes' Roof. ( I Can Feel Safe Nailing Holes In It. Not So Comfy With Doing That To The Main Roof) @ 2.5 Kw Panel System. 2 One-Ton A/C Units. 4 Trojan 105 Batteries On My Mind. Need Ideas How/Where To Invert, Ect.
10 panels of 230 watts each means the system is a total of 2,300 watts. That is NOT too small for a grid tie inverter. If that supplier cannot provide a system as small as 2,300 watts, find another supplier.
Are Solar Panels Worth The Cost?
I Was Wondering If Solar Panels Are Worth The Initial Cost. How Many Watts Of Energy Do I Need At Any Given Time? I Have A Family Of 4 With 2 Roommates, So 6 People Are In The House. The Front Of My House Faces North And I Have Heard Its Best To Face The Panels South So I Could Put Them On The Back Of The House. Does This Matter? If I Have 1 Killawatt Power Is That Enough? Is That Just 1000 Watts For Use A Day? How Do They Measure That. Any Information Is Greatly Appreciated!
Depending on where you live, whether you use inverters to their full capacity, the insolation number for your area, whether your ridge line runs north and south, whether there is an abundance of solar contractors in your area, the extent of any available grants or rebates, whether the electrical utility has net metering, and other things, it might be cost effective over a long period.
If you want to provide all power, you will need at least a 10 kW system, unless you heat with electricity or live where the air conditioner runs a lot in summer.
Before spending any money, do some research on solar panels on the Internet and in the green search box at the top of this page.
What Are North Carolina Laws Regarding Solar Panels Hooked To Battery Banks?
I Have Installed A Small Solar Setup (Less That 250 Watts) On My Roof That Is Tying Into A Battery Bank That Will House About 350 Ah When I Am Done. All Of This Is Stored In A Large, Plastic Tool Box On Wheels And Will Be Tying Into A 5000 Watt Inverter In My Place. Ok, Does Anyone Know If Laws Require That Such A Setup Be Inspected/Approved? Thanks.
If your installation meets the prevailing electrical code for your state, Inspection is one aspect to meet the code.
If you have homeowners insurance and want to keep it- you need to have it inspected.
If you plan on trying to run your power meter backwards- Don't. One you will lose all electricity if the power copmpany finds it, and they will eventually. And 2, your insurance company will not cover anything if there a problem that led to a fire, or caused a personal injury to someone working on the powerline.
If you wired your installation to parallel the AC mains, if you followed best practices, and met the fundamental requirements, such as a common bond to ground, adequate lightning protection for the roof mount brackets, and related, and extra ground rods driven into the ground, and have a panel installed for that parallel system, an inspection should not be that big of a deal. If you did not do those things, it is cheap insurance to find out what you do need to have. And that your work is of adequate quality.
If you wired in a power transfer switch to switch the panel system in event of power loss- you need to have it inspected.
How Can I Make Cheap Solar Cell From Cheap Materials With High Efficiency And Gain.Pls Help Me?
We Have A Thesis And We Have To Make A Sample Of This Could Anyone Tell Me How To?
Visit the URL in my sources to see how to build your own solar panels from existing materials.