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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many homeowners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power rates have gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with changing money flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower 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 typical domestic solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads 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 essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Power?
What Are The Benefits Of Using Solar Power As An Alternative Energy Source And Also The Disadvantages.
This Is For A School Assignment And I Need The Answers Fairly Soon.
If You Could Tell Me How Solar Power Works And If U Dont Know Could U Give Me Any Websites For Them
The terms solar power and solar energy are often used synonymously but solar power usually refers to photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal technologies that convert sunlight into electricity. In the case of solar PV, the process is direct, via silicon-based cells; in the case of concentrating solar thermal, the process involves heating a transfer fluid to produce steam to run a generator. While PV has advantages in terms of simplicity, the high temperatures produced by solar thermal systems also can provide process heat and steam for a variety of secondary commercial applications (cogeneration).
The utilization of solar energy ranges from traditional and basic technologies (related to food, heat and light) to modern, utility-scale power generation systems.
Saves you money
* After the initial investment has been recovered, the energy from the sun is practically FREE.
* The recovery/ payback period for this investment can be very short depending on how much electricity your household uses.
* Financial incentives are available form the government that will reduce your cost. (visit www.dsireusa.org to find out about incentives available in the state you live in!).
* If your system produces more energy than you use, your utility company can buy it from you, building up a credit on your account! This nifty little scheme is called "net-metering".
* It will save you money on your electricity bill if you have one at all.
* Solar energy does not require any fuel.
* It's not affected by the supply and demand of fuel and is therefore not subjected to the ever-increasing price of gasoline.
* The savings are immediate and for many years to come.
* The use of solar energy indirectly reduces health costs.
* Solar Energy is clean, renewable (unlike gas, oil and coal) and sustainable, helping to protect our environment.
* It does not pollute our air by releasing carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide or mercury into the atmosphere like many traditional forms of electrical generation does.
* Therefore Solar Energy does not contribute to global warming, acid rain or smog.
* It actively contributes to the decrease of harmful green house gas emissions.
* It's generated where it is needed.
* By not using any fuel, Solar Energy does not contribute to the cost and problems of the recovery and transportation of fuel or the storage of radioactive waste.
* Solar Energy can be utilized to offset utility-supplied energy consumption. It does not only reduce your electricity bill, but will also continue to supply your home/ business with electricity in the event of a power outage.
* A Solar Energy system can operate entirely independently, not requiring a connection to a power or gas grid at all. Systems can therefore be installed in remote locations (like holiday log cabins), making it more practical and cost-effective than the supply of utility electricity to a new site.
* The use of Solar Energy reduces our dependence on foreign and/or centralized sources of energy, influenced by natural disasters or international events and so contributes to a sustainable future.
* Solar Energy supports local job and wealth creation, fuelling local economies.
Low/ no maintenance
* Solar Energy systems are virtually maintenance free and will last for decades.
* Once installed, there are no recurring costs.
* They operate silently, have no moving parts, do not release offensive smells and do not require you to add any fuel.
* More solar panels can easily be added in the future when your family's needs grow.
More about Solar energy advantages disadvantages
Solar Energy Disadvantages
* The initial cost is the main disadvantage of installing a solar energy system, largely because of the high cost of the semi-conducting materials used in building one.
* The cost of solar energy is also high compared to non-renewable utility-supplied electricity. As energy shortages are becoming more common, solar energy is becoming more price-competitive.
* Solar panels require quite a large area for installation to achieve a good level of efficiency.
* The efficiency of the system also relies on the location of the sun, although this problem can be overcome with the installation of certain components.
* The production of solar energy is influenced by the presence of clouds or pollution in the air.
* Similarly, no solar energy will be produced during nighttime although a battery backup system and/or net metering will solve this problem. See www.dsireusa.org for details on how net metering allows you to save electricity and money.
* As far as solar powered cars go - their slower speed might not appeal to everyone caught up in today's rat race.
How To Size A Solar Electrical System For Off Grid Cabin?
Off-grid electricity is normally used for low-power applications like phone chargers, battery chargers, laptops, lighting, radios, etc. These appliances should ideally be DC-powered because using inverters to supply AC will waste much of the energy you have carefully generated and stored in your deep-cycle batteries.
First you need to work out your power demand. This is expressed in watt-hours per day. Multiply the wattage of each appliance by the hours you expect to operate it.
Then work out the solar energy available in your region. This depends on latitude and weather. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are rated in peak watts (Wp). This indicates the maximum power output in direct sunlight. For example, in Germany, each 1 Wp of panel output will produce around 900 watt-hours per year, with a summer maximum of 5 - 6 watt-hours per day and an annual average of under 3 w-h per day. Most of the power is generated in summer so don't expect much power to be available during the winter months!
Now you are ready to calculate the PV panel output you will need to meet your demands, in peak watts (Wp). Panels cost $5 or more per Wp so you won't want them oversized.
Shop around for the right panels. Amorphous silicon modules are more efficient (ie., generate more Wp per metre squared) than polycrystalline but also more expensive. You may be able to get thin film PV panels or integrated roof tiles but the costs go up and up! If you are mounting on a pole there are some clever devices to keep your panel facing the sun during the day. You have to weigh up the capital cost against the likely improvement in panel output.
You will also need a good charge controller and plenty of storage capacity in the form of deep-cycle batteries.
Hope this helps
Solar Energy Is Produced In What Process?
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There are a few answers possible, yet since you didn't specify further, I'll give you three that come to mind.
With regards to how the Sun produces solar energy, that would be nuclear fusion. The general process is when two hydrogen atoms fuse into one helium atom, thereby producing massive amounts of energy in the process.
WIth regards to solar energy to produce hot water, solar energy is absorbed by a collection panel (usually dark in color), where the water is either in tubes within the panel and heated there, or a heat transfer medium is used and circulated through a holding tank to heat the water there.
WIth regards to the production of electricity via solar PV arrays, photons produced by the sun excite electrons within the semiconductors imbedded within the solar panels. Electron flow is electricity, all be it DC in this form. The DC can then be run through an inverter and converted into AC for use within a modern home.
Is It Easy Or Difficult To Obtain Solar Energy?
If you are planning to use solar energy to offset 100% of your energy usage, it can get very expensive.
This is a good calculator to find out how much it would cost depending on how much electricity you currently use and many other factors.
You also would need to install solar panels on your roof or another sunny area if you wanted to generate electricity, so it can be a bit of work but remember that after a while, you will eventually "break even" with your up front expenses in savings from lowered electricity bills, so it is worthwhile if you are willing and able to make the investment.
Why Don'T We Use Solar Energy ?
In Machines Like In Cars And Bikes ? Is It Hard ? Or Does It Cost Much ? Because Its Way Better Than Oil
People who can afford to utilize solar energy do. It seems the government won't make the use of solar energy cheaper because President Bush wants us to use oil so he and his buddies can make money off of us. I think if we had a President who cared about his/her people and cared about the earth and the stop of global warming, solar power would be investigated more. It seems everyone uses the excuse that it "costs too much", but that is the law of supply and demand. If everyone worked together and came up with more ideas, then the demand would be great, but the supply would be greater too.
If I were you, I would read books and movies on the environment and ways to protect it -- you may find a way of doing something that could really make a positive impact.