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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed 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 component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of 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 infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
How Can I Convert Solar Energy To Mechanical Energy?
Stirling engine. Here's an excellent description of the history and mechanics of a stirling engine, as well as a low cost solar one to buy as a display. http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4...
In a nutshell, a difference of two temperatures causes the engine to turn. You can concentrate the sun onto a spot on the stirling engine to generate heat for it to move.
How Do I Cost-Effectively Use Solar Energy To Provide Light At Night?
I Am Moving To Sierra Leone, The Poorest Country In The World. There Will Be No Electricity Where I Will Be. If I Buy A 12V Solar Charger And A 12V (We'Ll Say Flourescent) Light Capable Of Creating As Many Lumens As A 60W Light Bulb, How Many Hours Of Light Can I Provide Each Night (Assuming 14 Hours Of Sunlight)? Any Additional Suggestions For Off The Grid Power Are Very Welcome.
You need the wattage of the bulb to determine the draw, then a solar charger big enough to replace the power used.
Ok...let's make some guesses and assumptions.
A 12v DC flourescent that puts out as many lumens as a 60W will draw about 15watts.
Watts / Volts= Amps, so 15/12=1.25 amps.
Ok...now the battery is not so much the problem, because a typical deep cycle battery, if fully charged will give you that 1.25 amps long enough to go a couple full nights without sunshine during the day.
The problem is the solar charger...you need someting big enough to replace the 1.25 amps you are drawing, plus something for loss of efficiency.
Here is an example of an available product that might fit your needs. http://store.sundancesolar.com/10watsols...
This panel will give you 18.7V at .62amps, so in rough numbers...you would get one hour of light run-time for every 2 hours of solar charge time.
You can get some pretty nice "starter" units that have battery; chargers and inverters included...this system to less than $400, and you could live like royalty...in Sierra Leone, anyway.
What Kind Of Battery Do I Use For A Solar Powered Heating Device?
I'M Making A Solar Powered Heating Device Which Consists Of A Solar Panel Connecting To A Battery Of Some Sort By Wires. The Solar Panel'S Heat Is Turned Into Energy And Stored Into The Battery, But At The Same Time The Battery Is Connected To Another Set Of Wires Which Lead To A Metal Disk Which Is Where The Heat Comes From. I Would Like To Know What Kind Of Battery Is Like That, That Can Be Connected By 2 Sets (2 Wires On Each Set, Positive And Negative) And Have Energy Stored In It And Be Transferring The Energy At The Same Time It Is Being Stored. This Way So That You Can Use The Heating Device At Night Time.
So Which Battery Do I Use And Where Can I Buy It? Online Stores Are Fine As Well. Thanks!
What you suggest is not a commonly done thing. By the time you store solar energy in a battery, and get it out again as heat, you may have thrown away 95% of the energy. Also, heating applications take a lot of energy, so if I had (say) a 200-watt panel, I would not expect to do more than warm a cup of coffee for a few minutes with it.
To answer your question about batteries, the standard battery used for storing off-grid electricity is lead-acid, AGM type if you can afford it. If cost efficiency is not important, you can get lithium oxide batteries that are intended for electric bicycle use. A 0.3 kWh battery of that type costs about $500, 10x what a lead acid would cost, but it will be smaller, lighter, and you can drain it flat without harming it. You can find such batteries by Googling "electric bike battery."
If your goal is to store solar heat, it would be cheaper to have a very large collector, heat water, and pump it into a large, well-insulated tank.
Why Are The People In Hot Climatesnot Provided With Handy Cost Effective Solar Energy Tools And Electricity/?
Hydro Projects Lead To Depletion Of Natural Resources ,The Need Is To Popularize Solar Energy, As The Telecom Sector Has Shown Aggresive Drive Creates Demand Makes Technology Cheapand Affordable ,Similar Drive Is Essential For Saving Our Resources And Making A Bright Lighted World
Are you saying that people in hot climates can't take care of themselves?
"handy cost effective solar energy tools and electricity/? "
Do you think "people in hot climates" are retarded or something? If it WERE cost effective don't you think they would already have them??
Maybe "solar energy tools" are NOT cost effective and THEY know it, but YOU obviously don't.
How Can You Harvest Wind Energy (Like The Kind In Windmills) When There Is No Wind ?
Kinda Like How Solar Panels Harvest Energy And Use It When There Is No Sunlight.
It depend on where you live. 1/2 of this country is desert or plains. That means that either the sun is shining or the wind is blowing...usually both at once. Here in Arizona and most of the southwest the sun shines AND the wind blows almost everyday....certainly enough days..about 350 of them to make wind and solar a viable option for most power generation. With the proper investment and the application of even current technology 85% of ALL the electrical needs of half the United States could be met without burning an ounce of coal and at a lower cost and without the dangers of nuclear energy. A good portion of the rest of the country could also generate a substantial portion of their needs the same way. Only the coal mafia and the nuclear industry are against moving forward into the 21st century....they have a cash cow to protect and they will protect it at all costs. It's all about their profits, none of it about the future of our country...and that's why we continuously get propaganda as in this 'question'. How sad is that?