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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your property value
Numerous studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. 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, demand 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 accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce 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 common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation 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 house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Can You Use Solar Panels Indoors Ie Will The Lights/Window Sill Be Enough To Create A Charge?
Yes, that will work. The main factors to consider is the amount of direct sunlight through that window, the angle of the solar panel in relation to the sun's light, and the refractive index of the window glass.
Possibly, since most solar panels are designed for outdoor use, the solar panel could be inserted between the bottom edge of the window frame and the sill, much like an airconditioner is inserted into a window frame.
I Want To Start A Apartment Building Business With All Solar Power...Good Idea? Where To Find Solar Panels?
Where To Find Solar Panels, And How Much Do They Cost
Look up a company called "Powerlight"
Also see the Solar Living Center in Hopland CA
There are already businesses that install solar panels and also businesses that will lease the gear so that any given business owner can get the benefit of solar without the huge up-front expense.
Just a bit of web surfing would get you all sorts of INFORMATION on this subject... Go for it!
Solar Energy Question?
I Have A Paper About It. It Says &Quot;Describe The Energy Transfers And Anergy Transformations Involved In Solar Use. Can Someone Help Me On This And Specific Terms?
Solar energy itself is a broad spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
There are many energy transformations involved in utilizing solar energy productively.
Photosynthesis is a photo-chemical process by which a very narrow frequency bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation is utilized to store energy as chemicals such as sugars. This chemically stored energy is then either transformed into conventional biofuels or slowly transformed over millions of years into fossil fuels (yes, fossil fuels is solar power). The efficiency of photosynthesis is typically less than 1% in plants, the theoretical limit of photosynthesis is 6.6% efficiency.
Photovoltaic uses a very very narrow bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation to liberate an electron from a semiconductor material thereby producing electrical power. However there are techniques of utilizing different semiconductor materials that respond to different frequencies and using materials that absorb light in one frequency and re-emit them in another in order to utilize more of the available electromagnetic energy. University of Delaware has been able to achieve 42.8% efficiency with photo-voltaic but most commercial units are in the 15% to 25% range. There are also technologies in the 3% to 5% efficiency range that should prove to be very inexpensive, literally solar panels that are painted on.
Solar thermal involves a broad range of frequencies being absorbed and re-emitted in the infrared spectrum (heat) and then collected for use as such. Although this collects much of the energy from solar radiation, it's in a form that's of the least value. It is possible to air condition with heat via absorption cycle chillers but otherwise this technology is mostly suited to general heating and water heating although it can be used to run steam turbines for the generation of electricity when used on a large scale.
Hydro power is when solar energy evaporates water from the sea, precipitating that water out at higher elevations which then flow back to the sea allowing the energy to be transformed from the kinetic energy of the water to electricity via turbines or stored as potential energy.
Wind power is from temperature gradients in the atmosphere caused by uneven heating from solar radiation which can then be transformed into electric power by wind turbines.
Basically the use of solar energy involves transforming it to another form of energy, whether it's transformed from radiation to chemical, to thermal, to electric to kinetic, transformations are needed before the energy is useful.
As to the term "anergy", that must be a complete and utter misuse of the English language. Anergy is the medical term for a body's failure to respond to an antigen and is an immunological disorder characterized by the pathology of a "lack of energy". In this sense the "energy" refers to the vigor with which one has to live life and though that is related to the biological availability of chemical energy, it is not meant to be a term directly related to energy in a physical sense.
Where Is This Energy Stored In Glucose?
The Energy For Photosynthesis Is ____________?
Where Is This Energy Stored In Glucose?
in glucose and all sugars the energy is in the phosphoric bonds that keep together the sugars and the energy needed is solar energy, the out come product is light energy and then it is converted to chemical energy.
How Are Solar Panels Developed And Distributed In America?
I Have To Get A Lot Of Information On How Solar Panels Are Developed And Distributed In America Because I Have To Do Two Pages On This. Please Help Me Get Information In This I Really Need It!! Thankss...
The first link below is one of the best sites for recent news about solar panels. You should be able to find stories about solar panels under development today.
A little bit of the history:
Solar panels have been around for about 50 years now. They were first used to power spacecraft. Solar power for domestic use started to develop rapidly in the 1970's during the first oil crisis, but as energy prices fell in the 1980's solar development slowed. Most of the large solar panel makers were purchased by large oil companies who seemed not to be too interested in solar. In the late 1990's as concerns about both Peak Oil and Global Warming grew there was renewed interest in solar power and a number of new companies were started to develop new kinds of solar panels. Many of these new companies have grown larger than the older solar companies still owned by big oil companies.
Over the last 7 years or so growth in the solar market has been explosive with a compound growth rate of almost 40% per year. In 2005 the solar industry for the first time started to consume more silicon than all other electronic industries combined resulting in a world wide silicon shortage that is still with use. New silicon refineries are coming on line and the shortage is expected to diminish by 2008 or 2009.
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