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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing 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 significant, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty 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
What Is The Difference In A Solar Panel That Converts Light Into Heat, And One That Converts One From Light In?
Also, How Does A Solar Panel Convert Light Into Heat?
A solar hot water heater panel, is just a metal plate coated with a flat black paint. Behind or through the plate is run tubing that carries water to be heated.
A solar electric panel is a 2D array of photodiodes, that absorb (usually) infrared light or a bit more energetic, and electrons are pushed across a diode junction gap. This produces a voltage difference, so that the displaced electrons can flow through the circuit, back to their original junction.
They are alike in that there is a flow involved. They are different in the active wavelengths, the cost, and complexity.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Solar Panel?
If I Leave A Solar Panel Out For Hundreds Of Years, Will It Keep Producing Electricity? Assuming A Small Tribe Keeps Cleaning It And It Wasn'T Accidentally Broken - How Long Until It Stopped Functioning?
"Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer warranties that guarantee electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%"
Why So Less People Are Fighting To Stop The Global Warming? Nobody Cares About Our Lifes?
Oh, wow, Al Gore and several other thousand democrats would cheer for this question right about now. "Global warming is ruining us, coastlines will be flooded and we will all die! Let's start driving hybrids and using solar panels and we will all be safe!"
Global warming is one of the dumbest, stupidest, and ridiculous theories out there. Oh no, the temperature is raising. I'm sure our climate has never gone through changes in temperature before, this must be the first time..........NOT!
It's stupid to assume that just because the temperatures have gone up a bit that the Earth is going into a "global warming." Our climate has gone through changes before, it's stupid and ignorant to assume that it is the issue now. And the do you know how much the temperature has raised (According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)? .6 degrees Celsius OVER THE LAST CENTURY. That is so significant, isn't it? I don't think so either.
And this slight SLIGHT raise in temp isn't our fault at all. Half of the global warming of the last century has happened between 1900 and 1945. If it was our fault, it would have happened more recently, seeing as we have been burning more fuel more recently.
So don't buy into the crap about how global warming will wreck us, it's all a bunch of stupid political garbage.
How Come Solar Panels Are Not Very Efficient?
I Need To Write A Paper On Alternative Energy Sources For School.
Solar panels use a lot of different materials, but silicon is the most common. The problem is that slight imperfections and impurities in the solar panel dramatically decrease the amount of electricity that can be produced.
How Many Solar Panels Do You Need On Your House To Power Your Heater In Winter?
I would not use photovoltaic solar panels at all for heating. A solar heating system is much less expensive. I have an experiment running in Manitoba (latitude 50 deg 7 min N) that uses passive solar heating in a building 60' long by 36' wide. The long wall that faces south to catch the sun is clad with 2 layers of infrared absorbing poly. The building has 3000 sq ft of roof. The poly cost $1500. The north wall is insulated R20. The east and west walls are insulated with straw bales to R50. The east and west walls are painted dark red, which warms the external surface by approximately 5 C in sunshine. At night an insulating curtain is drawn over the south side to minimize heat loss. The internal temperature depends upon the weather. On an overcast day in February, the building is 6 C warmer than the outside. In a February heat wave the outside temperature hit +2 C and the internal temperature spiked to 36.5 C, somewhat incongruous with 4 ft of snow on the walls of the building. More typically, the internal temperature is 23 C warmer than the external temperature during daylight hours (+6 C inside - 17 C outside). In October, internal temperatures exceeded 50 C, so be prepared to vent excess heat on a warm day. For a residential building, you need to buffer the temperature by adding a heat exchanger (cooling during the day, heating at night), insulated water tanks to store the heat and a pump to circulate the water.
Edit @ Peter
6 hp = 4.2 kW. Lets take a pessimistic view and say the solar cell is 10% efficient (The best lab result is 27.4%). Assume that you store energy in a battery to operate the pump at night. In December the solar insolation in Winnipeg, Manitoba is .99 kW-hr/day/m^2.
To run your pump 24 hr you need 1028 m^2 = 0.254 acres. In July the solar insolation is 5.92 kW-hr/day/m^2 and you need 0.042 acres to run the pump for 24 hours. Further south in the US, the numbers are more favorable.