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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 everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 lower your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs cost savings, the average American property 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
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic 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 elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
What Are Solar Panels Made Out Of?
Other Than The Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Clear Plastics Etc... That The Solar Cells Are Made Out Off There Must Be Something Else On The Panels. Anyone Know? I'M Especially Interested In Materials That Are Harmful To The Environment
I think they are experimenting with all kinds of materials for PV cell construction.
Gallium arsenide (GaAs)
Organic/polymer solar cells
I don't know what the environmental impact of these things is, if anything.
If you're looking for negatives to solar power, crystalline silicon cell manufacturing is very energy-intensive. It involves molten silicon which must be heated to 1600 C or 2900 F.
The cells have to spend a long time in the sun to produce more energy than it takes to make them.
What Are The Drawbacks To Using Wind Turbines Or Solar Panels For Providing All Power To A Home?
A. The Wind And Sun Are Not Constant, So There Would Be Times When No Electricity Would Be Generated.
B. The Wind And Sun Are Constant, So There Would Be Plenty Of Electricity For The Home.
C. Wind And Solar Power Are Inefficient And Too Expensive To Use And Maintain.
D. Wind And Solar Power Are Efficient, But They Are Not Able To Produce Enough Electricity For A Single Home.
A is the best of your four, for your question, but since individual wind and solar power generate power to a battery, which is the direct source of power to your house, you can store up enough power to maintain your electrical usage, through the winter, power outages, and you can sell some access back to the Community Power Company.
If enough households demand an individual windmill and solar panel, the initial costs will come down to reasonable expense!!
What Do Solar Panels Do On Houses?
How Do They Work?
Most of them do not power anything in the house. All they do is generate electricity and put it back onto the grid through the homes electric meter. You'd have a bi-directional or net meter which would basically go forward when your using electric and then backwards when your generating it.(this is simplifying it a bit).
It is very expensive to actually wire these systems to act as a back-up power source which is why they generally only generate back to the utility.
Soldering Tabs To Solar Panels?
I Have 4 Glass Solar Cells, With Tabs That Say "Make Puddle Of Solder Where The Marks Are But How Does The Current Get Through The Glass? Thanks
There are a variety of solar panel manufacturers with different designs. That makes this a broad question...I would contact the manufacturer by phone or look them up online. They may have a helpful online resource for you. Good luck!
Where Will I Find Solar Panel Info For Free?
How To Make Electricty Using Solar Panels Or Wind Generator
Hey Bandit, there are some really good websites on the subject, my favorites are operated by non profit groups, I will list them below. As the old saying goes, the best things in life are free, but there is one really good exception to that rule. Home Power Magazine is the only periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of home grown energy. We started reading it 12 years ago. A couple years after that we attended an energy fair that was listed in the magazine, ended up buying our first solar panel and wind turbine on the spot, and hooking up a small 12 volt power system for our home that year. It worked really well, we did make some mistakes, but with the knowledge and experience we gained, we were able to get into a larger system a few years later. Now our home generates almost all its own power, and we use the utility company for backup. There is a 1.4 kw solar array on the garage roof, and a 1kw turbine on a metal tower in the field behind the house. We have also installed a batch solar water preheater and have 2 wood stoves for heat. Now our electric bills are around $6 per month.
If your handy at all hooking up electrical devices, you could put together a small system like we did years ago and use it to run some small 12 volt lights and electronics. We still have our little system today, it operates the cabinet lighting in the kitchen, a few radios and phone answering machine, and we have 12 volt outlets in each room. They're handy for stuff like charging your cell phone with a car cord. I would suggest looking at the websites first, and if you're really interested, go for a one year subscription to Home Power. If you subscribe, you can even use their website to look at archived articles from years past. There is even one on our small system, the magazine liked the idea so much they wrote it up. Use their search engine to look for, "Small System First."
Hope you find all this interesting. Take care Bandit, Rudydoo