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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing TV, 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 environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free 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 decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks 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 an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 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 obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 infamous for their varying and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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 Not Use Solar Power Plants Instead Of Nuclear?
I Hear Mcain Talking About Nuclear Power Plants And How It Will Help The World Blah Blah, But It Just Sounds Gross, Like In 5 Years We Will All Be Mutants, Like In &Quot;I Am Legand&Quot;...Why Is Solar Power Plants Not An Option?
Solar energy is a good, environmentally friendly source of energy. However, solar energy requires a large area to generate a relatively small amount of energy. I live in southern Alabama, and a demonstration project for solar energy to heat an indoor pool here required a solar array roughly the same size as the pool. You don't need a lot of energy to heat a pool in south Alabama, and we get plenty of sunshine. Plus, you can't generate solar energy without sunlight.
On the other hand, nuclear power is very efficient, but there is the problem of waste disposal and the remote possibility of radiation release. There is a nuclear plant about 15 miles from where I live that currently stores its waste on site. Yet I have three healthy children who were all born here and have lived here all their lives. My wife and I have lived here for 25 years and we are perfectly fine. I have never seen any mutated animals or plants. Nuclear plants are so overdesigned it is almost impossible for any serious accident to happen.
I would love to generate all our power using solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, etc. I have three kids that have to inherit the planet that we leave them. But I don't see that happening any time soon. At present, the bulk of Alabama's power is generated from coal. Even though there have been vast improvements in emission control from coal plants, they still are relatively messy. I would rather have something else, and at present nuclear energy is, to me, a viable alternative along with the other sources I mentioned above.
By the way, the sun and wind won't last forever, either.
Help On Saving Energy Costs?
What Are Your Ideas On How To Save Energy?
How Can Cities Save Money On Energy Costs?
Just Looking For Ideas.
The Link Below Talks About How Some Cities Are Starting To Save Energy. Please Read It And Give Your Ideas.
Help on saving energy costs?
What are your ideas on how to save energy?
How can cities save money on energy costs?
Just looking for ideas.
The link below talks about how some cities are starting to save energy. Please read it and give your ideas. mmmmmmmmmm, let me think on energy saving techniques or energy saving methods which means to me energy efficiency methods.
1) Using energy efficient light bulbs which save a lot of money from th electrical bills - museums, galleries, libraries, colleges, nurseries, civil service departments, police stations. bus stations or any other large building in cities throughout the world can start to save a lot of money.
2) Teach children in schools to switch off the TV, radio, CD player, computers and etc and do not leave it on standby.
3) In Sydney in Australia - they use doubledecker carriages in the Metro or Subway or underground for their transportation to carry more passengers instead having more underground train trips as well as cutting on the congestion of cars and trams which uses a lot electricity or fuels from the cars.
4) In colder regions in the world - better insulation like double glazing or trible glazing windows to prevent heat loss as well as saving a lot of money on the gas boilers for warming the water for a hot shower or bath.
5) Loft insulation in the roof areas in the colder regions in the country.
6) Solar panelling roofing in every homes in the country to produce electricity for the National Grid.
7) Hung out your clothes to dry instead of using the Tumble Dryer as welll as saving electricity and money as well.
8) Using winding technology to produce electricity for laptop and charging the mobile phone which takes 5 minutes winding.
9) Use Sunroof for natural lighting in the houses.
10) When washing dishes by hand, fill a bowl with warm water and a little detergent, washing the 'cleaner' items first. Use cold water for rinsing.
11) If you use a dishwater, wait until it is full before using it. Don't be tempted by the 'half-load' facility, as it is nowhere near as energy-efficient.
12) Use the 'economy' or 'eco' programme if your dishwater has one. It will use less electricity and take less time.
13) Switch your dishwater off completely when it has finished; it is still consuming electricity on stand-by.
14) If you switch off the machine and open the door when the dishwater enters its 'drying phase', the dishes will dry naturally, saving a considerable amount of energy.
15) wait until hot food has cooled down before putting it into the fridge.
16) Don't keep the fridge door open any longer than necessary because the motor of the fridge starts consumes alot of electricity trying to remain cool.
17) Keep fridges and freezers well away from heat sources such as cookers, dishwaters, and washing machines - proper kitchen designs implementation on building new homes.
18) If possible, site fridges and freezers out of direct sunlights, as your appliance will use more energy trying to keep cool in the sun.
19) Try and keep your fridge and freezer full; they will use less electricity.
20) If you freezer isn't full, fill empty spaces with scrunched-up or bubble wrap to stop warm air circulating when it is opened.
21) Defrost food by putting it in the fridge the night before you want to use it. This will cool the fridge down and reduce its power consumption.
22) Keep the metal grids (condenser coils) at the back of fridges and freezers clean and dust-free, and not jammed up against the wall; this allows the air to circulate more easily around them, and makes them more efficient. Also a chest freezer uses less electricity than a front-opening model because the cold air doesn't fall out every time the freezer is opened.
23) If you have a fitted kitchen with a built-in fridge or freezer, make sure there is ample ventilation to allow for air circulation around the condenser coils.
24) Defrost the fridge and freezer regularly. If the ice inside gets more than 5mm thick, the appliances become inefficient.
25) Consider buying an energy-efficient freezer to replace older appliances. You should recover the cost remarkably quickly.
26) Check the door seals on your fridge and freezer: shut the door on a £5 note. If you can pull it out easily, or if your seals are damaged, they need replacing. Please also note that a new 'A' energy-rated fridge consumes about one third of the electricity of some of the older models.
27) If there's nobody in the room, or the room is bright enough without having lights on, switch the lights off. Get into the habit; it costs nothing and is really simple and effective.
28) Have Candlelit suppers for romantic occasions.
29) Take control of your heating. Consider turning down the thermostat controlling the temperature of your room or house by 1 Celsius. You will have eithere a single control at a central position such as in the hall, or thermostats attached to the individual heaters or radiators.
30) Turn radiators off or down in rooms you only use occasionally. please note warning - if you are elderly or infirm, try to keep your room temperatures at least 18 celsius, and your living room and bathroom about 21 celsius.
31) You don't necessarily need to turn up the heating for babies; a room temperature of about 16 celsius - 20 celsius is ideal.
32) Turn down the thermostat when you are going away on holiday: 5 celsius will prevent pipes bursting in cold weather.
33) Set the timer for your heating system so that it comes on about 30 minutes before you get up, or when you come home in the evening. Switch the heating off about half hour before you leave in the morning or go to bed.
34) If you use plug-in electric heaters such as bar heaters, oil filled radiators or panel heaters, use them sparingly as they are very expensive to run. Please note that just lowering the temperature of your thermostat by 1 celsius can reduce your energy bill by 10%.
35) Move furniture away from any radiators or heaters, to allow heat to get out into the room.
36) If you are too hot in your room, turn the heating down or off rather than opening a window.
37) Rather than turn up the heat, put on an extra layer of clothes.
38) draw curtains over windows at night; they provide insulation and help to keep the heat in the room.
39) If your curtains over windows at night; they provide insulation and help to keep the heat in the room.
40) If your curtains are thin, line them with thicker fuffy materials, such as brushed cotton, to help keep the heat in.
41) Open the curtains during the day if the sun is shining on your windows, and let the sun heat your room. Keeping our homes warm during the winter months accounts for about two thirds of our household energy bills.
42) Avoid covering radiators with curtains - they will funnel the heat out through the glass of the windows. Tuck them in behind, to enable the radiator heat to come into the room.
43) If you do not have double-glazing, you can reduce your heat loss by putting cling film over each window pane. It works very well, will reduce noise coming through the window, and should last the whole of a winter.
44) Keep external doors shut.
45) Buy and fit a draught excluder to your letterbox. They only cost a couple of pounds, but make a big difference.
46) Fit draught excluders to external doors and windows. Foam strips are cheap, but if you can afford it, buy the longer-lasting rubber or plastic systems. You may not want to do this in your bathroom or kitchen if you have problems with condensation. Make sure you still have sufficient ventilation. Please note - warning - Don't block up air vents or grills in walls if you have an open gas fire, a boiler with an open flue, or a solid fuel fire or heater. These need sufficient ventilation to burn properly - otherwise highly poisonous carbon monoxide gas is released.
47) Stop draughts coming under skirting boards or through floorboards by filling the gaps with strips of wood, cork, or the correct sealant. Make sure you still have sufficient ventilation. Please note that about one quarter of all the energy we use to heat our homes escapes through single-glazed windows.
48) If your walls are not insulated, put some radiator foil between the radiators and the walls. It's cheap, very effective and easy to install. Actual radiator foil is best; it has a layer of insulation behind the alumination foil. Ordinary kitchen foil helps, but is less effective. Stick it to the wall with double-sided sticky pads, with the shiny side facing into the room.
49) Insulate your walls. If you have cavity walls, they are easy and quick to insulate, and in most cases it can be done in a day. Solid walls are insulated by placing cladding either inside or outside; it's more complex, but worthwhile, as solid walls lose more heat than cavity walls. There will probably be a grant available to help you pay for this.
50) Insulate your loft. This is probably one of the simplest and most effective methods of reducing your heat and energy loss. Loft insulation should be a minimum of 270mm thick. You can do it yourself. There are some very user-friendly materials available, but whichever insulation type you choose, protect yourself with appropriate clothing and a face mask. There will probably be a grant available to help you pay for the installation.
51) Fitted carpets with underlay will give you much more insulation than bare boards, and will stop draughts.
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I Have Begun Experimenting With Solar Energy?
I Am Currently (Npi) Charging 2Ea Deep Cycle Marine 12 Volt Batteries In Sucession And Have Sequenced 2Ea 6 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries Pos To Neg Along The Chain My Pannel Puts Out 19.5 Volts And.3.5 Amps
My Concern Is That I Might Overcharge The Batteries And Ruin Them
Should I Get A Regulator Of Some Sort Or By Using Them Regularly Will They Never Be Overcharged?
Also I Run A Small Inverter To Pwer A Few Things In My Workshop Using The Battery Packs As Source. So Far There Has Been No Problem
I Want To Get More Pannels And Start Building A Solar Bank
Thanks For Any Imput
I Am Running #8 Wire To The Batteries From The Pannel
Lead acid batteries can be charged at C/20 (full charge in 20 hours) indefinitely, provided you make sure to keep water levels above the top of the plates by adding distilled water as needed. Your batteries are probably 85 amp-hours, so at 3.5 amps you are charging at less than C/20 which is 4 1/4 amps per battery (8.5 amps for two in parallel). If you add more charging capacity (more than about 10 amps if you charge all the batteries at the same time), you'll need a controller.
If you wire and fuse both batteries and solar panels individually, you can use #12 house wiring (about 8 amps max a circuit for 12v work) at substantial cost saving. Use the heavy wire from charge controller to fuse distribution to batteries and from fuse collection from batteries to inverter.
If Every Roof In America Had Solar Panels - How Much Energy Would Be Produced?
Good question. It would be an enormous amount, equal to millions of barrels of oil daily, and solar is nearly free once it's installed. It's just a matter of time, within the next 50 years, until it's a necessary reality. And an electric car parked in the garage that helps store energy.
For the hundreds of billions Bush has squandered in Iraq, every house and business in America could and should have solar panels, now. If Bush had half a vision, America would be making solar panels and electric cars and selling them to the world, instead of blowing up weak countries for their oil. America could be proud of that, and making profits and friends, instead of enemies.
Can You Go Solar Without The High Cost.?
I've Been Working With - 115 Watt Evergreen Solar Panels, Rated 7.62 Amps Output. I'm Starting With One For This Experiment To Run One Motor And Alternator Setup. I've Found Low Amp Dc Motors, 1.4 No Load Amps At 3000 Rpm To Run An Alternator That Has A 105 Amp Output At 12 Volts Dc To Charge My Battery Bank. I Know This Set Up Wouldn't Do Whole House By Itself But Since Your Output Is More Than The Solar Panel Output Itself You Can Put Together Multiple Units And Still Keep Your Costs Down. I've Thought Of Replacing The Dc Motor With A Battery Inverter And Ac Motor Setup But Would Need More Panels Because The Inverter Has A 40 Amp Input Amperage. The Idea Here Is To Go Solar Without The High Price Of Huge Arrays. Would Like Feed Back On This, Thanks
As soon as you put a load on the DC motor you’ll use up more electricity then you make, sorry.
Way back when, in my science class we had a very small generator and connected to the generator was several small lights and a few switches, anyone could turn the generator when there were no lights on, but with one light it was very hard to turn the generator, with two lights one only the biggest guys could turn it, and no-one could turn it with three lights one. Too many people have turned a generator/alternator with no load on it and think that’s how much energy it takes all the time, but when you want power from it takes more energy.
If what you are wanting to try worked you wouldn’t need the solar panels at all, you would take the power from the batteries to run the DC motor which would turn the alternator and charge the batteries and have power leftover. It’s been tried and it doesn’t work.
The first law of thermodynamics basically states the best you can do is break even.
The second law basically states you can’t even break even.