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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. 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 decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have increased by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
What Can Electricity From Solar Panel Be Used For?
Electrical devices do not care if the power comes from a fossil fuel burning power plant or solar panels. Electrons are electrons.
However the power from solar panels like all power might have to be conditioned to a uniform supply, voltage at the proper frequency and current ratings. If you have a "solar panel" sized to run a calculator you can't expect it to run your house. This is no different than expecting the motor in a radio controlled car to power the family vehicle. Size matters. So perhaps your question should be "what can a solar panel with these stats be used to power."
What Is The Most Efficient Solar Panel?
I Have Some Property Off The Grid And Am Looking To Add Solar Power
Of the panels that consumers can readily buy, there is really only one kind that most people get, and that is the crystalline silicon panel. Although the efficiency in watts per incoming light intensity varies a bit, all of these panels are roughly in the same range. Therefore, most people buy based on cost per watt, not efficiency. Since a roof typically has much more area than is needed for a solar array, who cares if the panels are 10-20% bigger, if they're cheaper and deliver the same power?
You can get good advice from the solar forum here http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/index.ph... , and shop the web for the best panels for yourself.
p.s. I'd avoid amorphous silicon panels. They may be cheap, but they'll go bad or seriously degrade in just a few years.
p.p.s. I'd also avoid internet guides that claim you can make your own panels very cheaply, if you'll just pay them $$ for the information. Those guides don't live up to their advertising.
Is It Worth It To Install Solar Panels?
Hi, I Am Starting To Get Curious About The Pros/Cons Of Installing Solar Panels - Has Anyone Done It And Is It Worth It?
Top 10 Economic Reasons Why Installing Solar Makes Financial Sense Today:
1) Solar panels work for 20+ years
2) Solar costs have dropped big in recent years
3) Federal Tax CREDIT of 30% of cost
4) Utility Rebates in California are worth another 10% - 30%+
5) Net Metering: Utility buys your electricity
6) Time of Use: Sell units of electricity for more than you buy
7) Tiered Pricing "penalties": can be reduced
8) Beat energy prices that outpace inflation
9) Tax benefits (especially for commercial installation - use "MACRS")
10) Compare Solar's ROI vs other investments!
TOP 10 REASONS IN A BIT MORE DETAIL...
1) Quality solar panels are guaranteed to last for at least 20 years. (Even panels from the 1970s still work and technology has advanced since then). That means even if you don't live there that long it will increase the value of your property.
2) Over the past few years, prices for solar panels and installation have dropped (from "over $12 a watt" to less than "$7 a watt" including all materials, labor, permits & taxes).
3) Even in states with no state/utility rebates, there is a 30% Federal Tax CREDIT for residential solar installation.
4) Californians also benefit from a very attractive rebate system (before the Federal Tax Credit is applied) where our customers can get anywhere from $2,000 to $50,000+ in ANOTHER cash rebate (depending on your utility company and the size of your system). You'll collect your rebate less than 4 months after installation is finalized or, at your option, we'll even accept your rebate as a final payment so you'll have less to spend upfront. (Note: these state/utility-established incentive rebates are structured in stages so that later customers get less-and-less attractive rebates over time. This means your best chance at a high rebate is now! Waiting as little as 6 months could easily cost your thousands of dollars.) See this government information website: www.dsireusa.org
5) Californian utility companies are required to enable "net metering". Put simply, that means that when your solar panels are making more electricity than what you're using (for example: during the sunny day while you're at work) the utility company is actually buying that energy from you. If you have a sufficiently-sized system you can reduce your yearly electric bill to virtually zero (minimum fees apply = around $10 a month). But starting in 2011, due to California Law AB 920, if you produce more electricity than you consume then the utility company is required to pay you for the difference.
6) You may benefit from "Time of Use" metering. Electricity costs more during the day (when everyone's air conditioners are going full-blast) which is how the utility company encourages conservation (to prevent blackouts). Luckily for us, your solar panels make the most electricity during the day. Consequently, you could easily sell the same units of electricity (measured as "kilowatt-hours") at a higher price during the day than when you use them at night (bought at the lower price).
7) You may drop from a penalized electricity pricing "tier" to a less expensive "tier". Another way utility companies encourage conservation is by pricing electricity in "tiers". Use less than your allocated amount and you pay the lowest price per "kilowatt-hour". Use over that and you get penalized with a higher "price per kilowatt-hour ". Some tiers can get to be double or even triple the price per kilowatt-hour. Installing solar lowers your electricity needs and may drop you down to a less-expensive tier thereby massively decreasing your monthly bills.
8) Energy costs have historically gone up (on average) about 5%+ a year (substantially outpacing inflation). With China and India increasing their energy consumption (per-person from 1/20th that of modern Americans to 1/5th) the economic demand is ever increasing which generally means prices will continue to go up. When you install solar you are locking in its low price of electricity for decades.
9) There are tax benefits for installing solar (examples: corporate accelerated depreciation OR if a resident uses a loan) - consult your tax professional for details.
10) Consider solar as an investment that has a measurable ROI (with an extremely low likelihood of "losing value") and inherent value (it's powering your home/business). Now compare that against other investments (real estate, Wall Street etc.).
...and remember that those are just the economic reasons.
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What Minerals Are Used In Making Solar Panels?
What Are The Main Minerals That Are Used In Making Solar Panels. And Where In The World Are Those Minrelas Usually Found
Heating panels have aluminum for the frame, glass for the top, copper pipes running through them, and possibly some plastic parts. The raw materials are easily obtained. Copper is the most difficult to get probably, but it's not all that rare, since we used to make pennies out of it.
A solar electric panel is similar, with the copper used for wires and interconnect instead of pipes. The actual solar cells commonly used are almost completely pure silicon, which is abundant worldwide. There are traces of other elements in the silicon like boron, arsenic or phosphorous - these are also inexpensive, and easy to get.
Where Can I Find Solar Panels? Can They Be Installed Inexpensively?
Just type solar panels in your search engine ...You will find many sources...Home Depot in most area's will asses your needs and do the installation...There are also do it your self kits, but I strongly reccomend a licensed electircian.....There are also several programs both from the federal Gov. and the power companies that will pay you based on what you produce.....Bob