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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 air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for 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 achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#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 loan down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Is Desert Sand Or Soda Lime A Raw Material For Solar Panel, Who Makes Equipmnt For Processing The Raw Material?
My Interest Is To Identify And Develop A Possibility Of Having Africa To Contribute At A Stage In The Development Of Alternative Energy Solutions
Sand can be used to make the wafers for solar. However there is currently a glut of silicon on the market and it is very very cheap. The set up on a facility with clean rooms and the mterials you need would run into the many millions. Good luck.
What Are Solar Panels Made Of And What Are There Advantages And Disadvantages?
They're made of wafers of crystalline silicon, and attached wires.
They make pollution free electricity.
Dis- not so good under cloudy skies, expensive.
Where Can I Find Instructions For How To Build A Solar Panel Myself?
I Want To Build A Solar Panel, Is There A Website With Detailed Step By Step Instructions?
Its only a matter of time before agua luna.com posts his cut and paste to his web site so that he can try to sell you something.....
While you wait for that just have a look on google and I am sure you will find something..
What Is The Difference Between Photovoltaic Panels And Solar Panels?
Solar panels collect energy from the sun and then provide it to a system that typically concentrates it.
Solar energy comes to us in the form of heat and light. Photovoltaic panels take the light energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. Although the maximum efficiency is around 42% in the lab most commercial models you will see are from 8 to 22% efficient. Adding collectors together concentrates this energy into usable amounts.
Solar thermal panels are from 60 to 80% efficient. They come in many different types and collect the heat energy from the sun. That heat may then be stored in some form of thermal mass where it becomes concentrated sufficiently to be used. Solar thermal panels can be used to heat a medium. This can be a phase change material, air, or water. Solar thermal air panels are cheap to make and offer a quick pay back period. Solar thermal panels for some heating and hot water systems circulate water. Vacuum tube collectors are solar thermal "panels" that may heat water directly or a phase change materials. They can operate better in cloudy and colder weather with more efficiency. Air and water panels are often called "flat panels" as a way to contrast them with vacuum tube collectors.
Solar thermal panels often lead to some form of energy storage called thermal mass (water tanks, phase change materials, masonry walls and rocks.) Photovoltaic panels make electricity that is stored in batteries, used or sent to the general grid.
Panels are only one way to collect solar thermal energy. Other types of "collectors" are used commercially and are often called simply solar "concentrators." Some are called parabolic trough collectors and parabolic dish collectors.
Ive Been Thinking About Getting Solar Panels For My Home. Is It A Good Idea I Want To Hear From You Guys Who?
Have Them On Your Home. My House Is About 1700 Square Feet. About How Much Would It Coast Me To Go Completely Solar? I Have Ac, Water Heater, Couple Of Televisions,Refrigerator And All That Good Stuff.
We looked into that about 6 yrs ago when we built our home. The cost was astronomical. If I recall, something in the order of $90,000 for our 2200 sq ft ranch to go 80% off-the-grid.
I like the idea of 'going green', but "green" often costs double, or even triple. You won't be "saving money" for at least 30+ years, and that's only if the costs of the panels remains stable. I would hope they would have declined by now, but they haven't moved much in the last 10 years.
I read a report in Scientific American about a year or so ago that suggested the cost to produce panels now is less then $500 per panel. So why the 1000+% markup? Answer: Because it's "green".