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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 a crucial part of accomplishing 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 price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall 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 tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that choose to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy business are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what price, 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
Why Are Semiconductors Used In Making Solar Panels?
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So that the accumulated charge of the battery is not discharged through the solar cell when the voltage of the cell drops in low or no light conditions.
The devices are diodes, which only allow current to flow in one direction.
How Do You Build A Solar Panel To Generate Electricity?
Hey Done it, the way you build a solar panel is to get enough solar cells to reach the voltage you want, then glue them down to a backing of some kind, wire them together and cover the completed array with glass or acrylic. The cells themself can be purchased, but you really can't build the cell at home. The process requires some pretty high tech manufacturing resources. In my experience, it's a better deal to take the time you might use building one and buying the cells, go make some money at a regular job, and save up to buy an already built panel. They are pretty easy to find and the cost has come down dramatically in the last 2 years as a result of the European Union cutting back on their solar mandates. You might find a 50 watt panel for example for under $200 if you look around. Getting enough cells and other parts to build that same panel would cost over $100, and then you run the risk that it might not work properly when it is done. The one you buy will have already been tested and certified, and is ready to hook up to the battery or charger controller as soon as you take it out of the box.
We live in a solar powered home today. Our home is small by many standards, only about 1200 square feet, and has efficient lighting and appliances. But we can run all our loads on a solar array of just 1600 watts. That array purchased today might cost around $5,000 USD, quite a bit less than we paid for it 10 years ago. The good news is our electric bill since we installed the array and other equipment has averaged less than $8 per month, and that our home has not been without electricity for even a minute in all that time. There are periodic power failures in our area, like most places. Generally we are not aware of them. The few times that we have been on utility power due to a shortage of solar power, and the power has gone out, we've always been able to cut back on usage a bit, put the batteries into reserve usage and wait for the solar array to catch up while it powers the home. It's hard to put a price tag on something like that.
If you are really a hobbyist and want to build a small solar panel yourself, try googling, "Build a solar panel instructions." There are several out there, and once you have your cells, it isn't hard work, it just takes time and parts, and some patience. If you want to learn more about solar power, I'll list some places below you can check into. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Do I Really Need An Inverter For A Solar Panel Setup?
I Am Trying To Add Some Solar Panels To My Camper Van. I Know That Inverters Transform 12V Current From The Batteries To Ac Current That Is Needed For Appliances. The Question Is If I Only Use 12V Appliances Do I Need An Inverter? I See That Most Of The Things I Use On My Van Like Cooler, Small Tv, Water Pump Etc Are 12Volts. Do I Need Any Kind Of Accessory Connected To The Battery To Connect My 12V Appliances?
Ok, you'll need:
- the solar panels rated for charging 12V batteries
- a charge controller (unless you use very high capacity batteries with a very low power solar panel)
- a battery bank which is independent of the vehicle's starter battery
- if you also want to charge the battery from the alternator, a corresponding automatic or manual switch
- a fused distribution panel (essentially, a board with holes in it where you mount the fuses, plus the fuses)
Connect the panel to the battery (bank), connect the appliances to the fuses' outputs.
But I'd guess that your battery won't last long if you run the cooler off it.
Are Our Scientists Making Solar Panels All Wrong??
Okay So.. If Light Deflect The Light Of The Sun And Black Absorbs It, Then Aren'T Solar Panels Just Absorbing More Light, Sun And Heat Into Our Atmosphere? Wouldn'T This Lead To An Increase In Global Warming? Shouldn'T Solar Panals Be White? No Rude Answers Please.
There are two basic types of solar panels.
1) Thermal absorbers
Thermal absorbers are black in order to convert sunlight to thermal (heat) energy. The whole idea is to capture all of the light with a dark surface, convert it to thermal energy and transfer the energy into your home for water heating or space heating. If you make the surface white or reflective, then the surface will absorb only a small fraction of the available light, hence the efficiency will be very low. In other words, the panel will not produce any heat.
Photovoltaic panels produce electricity instead of heat energy. Photovoltaic panels are made from thin slices (“waffers”) of silicon with special coatings on the front and back surface. One of these coatings on the front is an antireflection coating to capture the light and channel it toward the silicon. Underneath the antireflection coating the silicon waffer is coated with other chemicals that convert the sunlight to electricity. The combination of these coatings gives the panel a dark color, usually blue or black.
Here's the bottom line. If you want thermal heat or electricity from solar panels, the panels have to capture the light. When that light is captured, the surface appears dark because no light (or very little) light is reflected back to our eyes. It is not possible for a surface to be an efficient absorber, capturing all available light, and at the same time appear white or bright color or reflective to our eyes.
Can I Use My $8000 First Time Home Buyer Credit To Buy Solar Panels And Use That As A Deduction?
Use the $8,000 to put towards your home and then check into the new stimulus bill signed by President Obama. This stimulus has a lot of tax credits for those who try to make energy improvements to their home including a tax break on the cost of solar panels.
Hope this helps.