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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. 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 reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power costs have actually increased by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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'S The Best Way To Repair Shattered Glass On A 24V 100W Solar Panel With Micro Inverter?
I'Ve Been Offered This Damaged Panel But I'Ve Never Used 24V Before And I'Ve Never Encountered A Micro Inverter Either. Should I Try To Remove And Replace The Glass Or Just Laminate It To Prevent Further Damage?
If the glass can be removed carefully without scratching the cells, by all means reglaze it.
If you simply laminate the shattered glass, 1) you lose light energy due tot he reflections from the cracks, and 2) you lose energy by physical damage to the cells as thermal expansion and contraction take place
If you cannot reglaze it to exact fit, make a larger frame and glaze that to contain the panel.
If the glass cannot be removed easily, then just laminate it and live with it, but you should be able to remove the old glass once the aluminum framing is removed carefully. The eurethane sealant will likely soften with modest application of heat.
You should be able to remove the outer banding of aluminum, and it may be selaed tot he glass with eurathane. You can carefully slice through that with a razor blade. Auto parts supply stores can order a long reach utility knife used by windshield replacement mechanics to reach behind the glass to slice it free from the main frame. If at all possible, work with the panel in a way gravity is pulling the glass away from the panel. Build a sturdy frame to hold it if nothing else is available. Try work with the panel overhead if possible. so the glass drops down away from you and the panel.
If I Installed 20, 100 Watt Solar Panels And 20 12V Batteries For Power Storage?
How Much Of My Power Needs Would This Generate? This System Would Be Not Be Tied To The Grid Unless There'S A Benefit. We Use About 600Kw Monthly And Receive 5.5 Hours Of Sun Light Daily. Thank You For Any Help. Chris
Location, weather, shading, and de-rating would be factors, but a rough estimate would be about 230 kWh per month, or just over 35% of your usage. There are benefits to being tied to the grid, but it really depends on what your motivations are for doing solar. Contact me at the E-mail below if you would like a detailed list of pros and cons.
Be advised you will also need racking, a charge controller, a combiner box, an inverter, fuses, disconnects, switchgear, and properly-sized wiring. Please do not try to do this project alone unless you are comfortable and familiar with these items.
Solar Panel Help Please?
I'M Very Interested In How Solar Panels Work. I Understand The Bigger Picture Of How It Can Be Used For Solar Heating Or As A Generator, But I'M Lost At The Smaller Details. Things Like:
- Could My Computer Work On Solar? It Has A 900 Watt Power Supply (This Is Excluding Monitor/Speakers)
- If A Panel Is For Example, A 60 Watt Panel, Does This Mean It Will Pump 60 Watts A Second Into A Battery?
- Does Solar Heating Make The Water Electrified?
Solar heat panels differ from photo voltaics. Solar heat panels simply transfer the heat of the sun to the medium you are trying to heat, be it water/water and antifreeze or air. The only electrical aspect this type of collection is the pump or fan to circulate the mefia to be heated through the collectror. Many simple plans are on the web, and you can find plans for those at http://www.builditsolar.com and http://www.motherearthnews.com Essentially think of these in terms of a green house or your car in the hot summer sun with the windows rolled up as a similar principle
Photovoltaics convert the energy of the light photons they collect into electrical energy. Sizing a system takes several things into consideration. A panel is sized by peak power output, which is the peak current multiplied by the nominal voltage. Knowing when your peak loads occur and your total power usage as well as when the items are in use will aid in sizing the system correctly. If you are using the computer during the day, You would want to size the system large enough to handle the applied load plus some additional to charge the batteries. You would also want to size your battery bank to provide adequate power for times when unexpected loads exceed the panels during the day, but also to allow you to use things at night, and also to compensate for cloudy days. Some power companies have programs to install a panel at your residence at cost plus installation that will allow you send excess power through the powerline when you are not needing to supply your own needs. The ball park for one panel is usually around 35,000 for a 1.5Kilowatt panel.
If you are able to switch to laptop, your energy demand drops considerably. Installers in your area can give you an estimate that is pretty close to what the final cost will be providing for roof mounted installations that the roof is adequate to support the weight of the system and windloading. There are some links aat the Buid it solar site listed above that can help you plan out a system. If you are wanting to go off grid, you will need to change your energy use habits some. Switching some appliances over to low voltage will help reduce the system losses inverters introduce into such systems.
If you are up to some construction or want to know how certain things work, check out this blog;
http://altenciruits.wordpress.com/ If you do decide to install your own system, get the current set of electrical code books so you know how to install the system in a manner that will pass the code requirements, which is required if you wish to have or keep insurance on the house and contents.
Solar is not the complete answer in many places, in some places wind and solar together provide adequate power- but many municipalities do not permit wind turbines, and in some instances for good reason- some experimenters use the blade materials, like PVC which can break rather easily and be quite lethal. You tube has a number of blade failure vids.
Are Having Solar Panels Worth It?
So We Are Buying A Home That Have Solar Panels Already Installed. We Would Like To Know If It Would Benefit Us To Keep Them Or Not? Will We Save More Money With The Solar Panels.? Would Like Every Ones Opinion On This, Especially People Who Have Or Have Had Solar Panels?
Good question...Try out this site its very resourceful. Hope it helps. http://Solargreenearthenergy.com
Does Anyone Know Why Solar Panels For Heating Cost So Much. They Have No Moving Parts. They Just Get Hot.
I Mean The Kind That Are Used For Heating Water And Then Pumped Into The House.
You can make your own. Materials are cheap and readily available. One caution. the sun's heat in a flat panel can raise temperatures high enough to cause deterioration of wood, so significant that if dry and used for a few years, they can set fire to the wood. They need to be mounted on stands that lose heat before contact with wood or asphalt shingles.
Systems of water heating panels have to be protected from freezing or drained. They can be filled with antifreeze, but then we have to be very careful to avoid mixing with domestic water.
Systems have to be designed to deliver heat, and avoid dissipating that heat by circulating when there is no sunlight, or when panel heat is less than that in storage.
We can have a refrigeration line going across the top of banks of flat panel collectors, such that the refrigerator sealed unit removes heat from the panel to deliver it to either a water storage or to inside air. This means we have no freezing problem, no antifreeze to poison us.
But people who have learned how to make reliable flat panel collectors like to make some money. The information is readily available for anyone able to read and understand, with none of that mark up.