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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, 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 significant, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense 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 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes 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 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor 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 United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least 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
Solar Panels, When Does It Work (Winter&Summer)?
Does A Solar Panel Work During The Winter? Or When Its Cold?
Does It Produce Power Mainly From The Sun Or Also From Heat?
So If Its In The Middle Of December, Snow Is Everywhere But The Sun Is Shining, Would A Solar Panel Still Be Able To Produce Power?
And Finally Would It Be Possible To Put A Lot Of Panels Out In The Desert And Wire Them Into The City? So It Would Bring Electricity From The Desert Many Miles To A Building/House In The City.
It works only from direct sunlight. Yes, it can produce power in the winter, if the panel is in the direct sunlight.
There are racks of panels already in the desert, and yes, the electricity can be pumped to the city.
There was an article 6-12 months ago in Scientific American about this, where the authors proposed a 20 year $40 billion plan to do just that on a large scale.
What Would Happen If I Hooked Up A 6V 70 Milliamp Solar Panel To 4 Rechargeable 1.2V Each 90Ma Aa Batteries?
A 6 volt solar panel would charge the batteries from dead to 6 volts in approximately 3 hours. It will start charging at 70 milliamps, but as the battery voltage increases the current will decrease. When the voltage of the batteries reaches the voltage of the solar panel no more current will flow.
However, most 6 volt solar panels deliver more than 6 volts, so it could cook your batteries if left too long. You would need a voltmeter to monitor the progress.
If the batteries are rechargeable type, they are not supposed to reach 1.5 volts each, more like 1.35 volts. Four in series should be 5.4 volts. So the 6 volt panel would definitely cook them if you left it too long.
Why Do We Not Put Solar Panels On Cars?
If We Can Put Them On Everything Else And They Save Power And Run Things For Days, Why Do We Not Put Them On Cars?
For practical reasons.
1. Solar panels are expensive and fragile.
2. Most cars have limited flat areas where these can be placed.
3. Attaching these to cars is alien to current auto production methods.
4. They are not cost effective yet in terms of the cost-benefit trade-off.
They only produce a tiny amount of current which can only help recharge a battery.
you need a much larger area of PV solar cells to generate enough current to actually drive an electric motor so the only function of a solar cell on a car today is to provide a trickle charge to a battery. What would you be willing to pay to have a trickle charger installed on your car?
Probably a lot less than a big solar panel costs. They add some value to electric cars, but the technology isn't practical for much on vehicles yet. you'd have to have a car shaped like a giant pancake to be able to get enough solar panels on it to have enough power for even a small electric motor.
Has Anybody Used A Solar Panel To Charge An Ipod?
I Want To Know If I Can Use The White Cable That Comes With The Ipod To Connect It To A Solar Panel And Charge My Ipod
Well it is possible and I am sure people have done it before. Only problem that I can see with this is to prevent power surges to your ipod. Also if you do construct one of these make sure to MATCH UP THE VOLTAGES~
If you don't there is a potential(no pun intended) to do some big damage to your ipod.
Try to look up some circuits used for solar panels to prevent these surges.
Here is someone who has done it before:
It is a really simple circuit that uses a 6 volt solar panel and a voltage regulator to get it down to 5 volts.
"diy ipod solar charger"
for more info.
Also to improve on your design, I would KEEP the original ipod cable AS IS and use a femal usb port in the circuit. That way you can use this solar charger for any usb device.
Why waste a perfectly good over priced IPOD cable?
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H2 As An Alternative Fuel Source Using Solar Panels?
How About Using Solar Panals To Provide The Electrical Power To Separate The H2 From The O? H2 Would Be Fed Into The Engines Carburator Like A Gas/Air Mixture Ratio, But H2/Air Mixture Ratio Instead. How Would You Control The Exact Measurements?
Currently solar panels are rated at about 15 percent efficiency. That means that about 85 percent of the solar energy that is falling on it, is wasted. Electrolysis is also about 67 percent efficient. So the TOTAL amount of solar energy you would have "converted" into hydrogen is 67 percent of 15 percent.
Using my calculator that comes out to: about 10 percent total efficiency. About 90 percent of your solar energy gets wasted in the process. A better alternative to solar panels would be solar powered sterling generators.
Sterling engines are EXTERNAL COMBUSTION engines, like the old fashioned steam engine, and can be run off any heat source - including the sun. Heat from the sun is focused using parabolic mirrors, and the efficiency of a sterling engine / generator combination is rated at about 30 percent. Your TOTAL efficiency - both solar sterling and electrolysis combined - would be around 20 percent.
If you are dead set on using hydrogen? Even though there are better alternatives? Such as alcohol? Then I would suggest storing it in titanium dioxide pellets. This way you can store the hydrogen, without it being in danger of exploding. You can ALSO ram a hydrogen container like this into a solid brick wall. Once again? Without fear of an explosion.
Numerous studies have been conducted on this.
As for controlling the exact measurements? Nothing in the air-fuel ratio of a car - - or the timing - which you are also going to have to change - needs to be exact. A "good enough" approximation will do. As for how you get your measurements? You need to compare the density of gasoline vapor with hydrogen gas. A comparison of the molecular weight of gasoline - - as compared to the molecular weight of hydrogen - should get you started in the right direction for this.