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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 daily life: running your a/c, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need 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 capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of 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
What Should The Voltage Be On A Small Marine Solar Panel?
I Have A Small Marine Solar Panel On My Boat It Came With The Boat. I Want To Make Sure It Is Working Before I Connect It. With A Volt Meter It Is Only Reading .21 Volts Dc. I Would Think It Should Be 12-15 Volts?
Mark, the 21 vdc is pretty typical. Most panels for home use are set up to charge 12 volt batteries, and they are wired for an, "open circuit voltage" of 18 to 19 volts. This allows it to have enough voltage to feed through a few diodes, perhaps a charge controller and 30 or 40 feet of wire and still have at least 15 volts left over. Once you connect it to the battery the panel will drop to whatever the batteries charging curve voltage would be.
If you have a few minutes, I would suggest getting a book at the library called, "The Complete Battery Book," by Richard Perez. Just read the chapters pertaining to lead acid batteries, the other discussions on lithium, ni cads and such won't apply to your boat system. If your panel is not large, and it's short circuit current rating in amps is less than 2% of the amp hour capacity of the battery, you can even run the panel without a charge controller. The book explains this as well. There is a great magazine that gets into the nuts and bolts of this stuff, it's called Home Power, you can find it online. You might also find some info at a couple renewable energy websites, I will list them below.
Panels are rated in two ways, open circuit voltage, which you measure with a multimeter while the panel is in open sun and nothing is connected to it. The other rating is short cirucuit current, which you measure with an ammeter while the panel is in the sun as well. You connect the ammeter across the output of the panel and let all the power short right through the meter, so you'll need an ammeter big enough to handle more amps than the panel puts out. A 10 amp unit will work for your boat panel. These tests won't hurt the panel, or the meters, we do it all the time in the field, and the manufacturers will tell you to do the same test if you have a problem with a panel and they want to know if it's malfunctioning. You can check one of their websites if you like.
Good luck Mark, and take care, Rudydoo
Dc, Solar Panels, Voltage And Current Step Down/Up?
My Question Is Can I Use 22V 300Ma Solar Panel And Step Down Voltage While Step Up Current (E.G. 22V 300Ma To 5V 1000Ma), I Know This Is Possible Using Ac, But Do I Need A Dc To Ac Converter Or I Can Do It Another Way? Thanks And Sorry For Bad English
It is possible but you have to use a DC-to-DC converter module which you buy as a complete integrated part.
If you use a normal dc regulator such as the LM series then you can't increase the current, all they do is essentially drop the required voltage and dump the power released as heat. However, DC DC converters chop the input at very high frequency (maybe up to MHz) to make ac and then use an internal transformer to step up or down, before rectifying and smoothing back to dc. Thus they gain the advantage of power in = power out (to a first approximation).
This is a neat idea but in practice it is very difficult to make a trouble free circuit that actually works properly and so they have become a specialist part that you buy in when you need one.
How Do Cells Store Energy?
Do you mean solar cells that are in solar panels?
Solar cells do not store energy they collect energy from the sun. Batteries store that energy via a charge controller.
The background of a solar cell is an exciter: the mono-crystalline gets excited when heated and expands sending energy in every direction. The aluminum conductor (the little lines you see on the solar cell) acts as a freeway or collector for the energy. In electronics, energy likes to flow in the direction of least resistance straight to ground if possible. The aluminum conductors are a way out to ground. The frame of the solar panel acts as a ground. The current flow of energy is then sent to a battery charger called a charge controller which then stores the energy inside the batteries.
Are Solar Panels Sufficient For Electric Heating?
Can Anyone Help Me? I Was Thinking Of Installing Solar Panels To Cut Bills But Would It Be A Waste Considering Its Gonna Need A Circulating Pump Running Almost 24/7 (Which Will Use Electricity) And Even Still Will Only Provide Me With &Quot;Warm&Quot; Water? Also Would It Be Possible To Install The Solar Panels For The Sole Purpose Of Providing Sufficient Power To Run Electric Heaters Instead Of Using Gas/Oil? This Way Allowing Me To Have A Warm House Without The Expensive Bills. Brobably Talking About Running 7 Heaters/Electric Radiators.
In truth, unless you was willing to spend about £50,000 ($75,000), you will not be able to gain the electricity needed to power a house full of electric heaters by using photovoltaic solar panels. Electric heaters just demand too much electricity to run them off a battery bank.
However, you could use solar water panels to at least preheat your hot water system and so, reduce your gas/oil usage. It is also possible to arrange your internal plumbing, so that you can use the natural rising of hot water (gravity system), to circulate around your building. This is easier to do, if you are plumbing in a new system instead of adapting an existing system. But you can buy a electric solar panel to run a 12 volts continuous water pump, either storing the power in a battery or incorporating a large capacitor which automatically runs the pump on full "charge".
But if it is cost of your electrical bills you are aiming to reduce, there are many other things that a small amount of panels can do, such as lighting, charging your phone and running a T.V., or laptop. It helps if, when buying items, you try to get ones which use a small amount of power, as different makes and models use different amounts of power. If you wanted to do your lighting, all you have to do, is at your fuse box, disconnect from the mains and hook up to your battery bank. You would also need special 12 volt bulbs, which can be pricey due to there only being a small amount of manufacturers, but I personally prefer using the white light led bulbs, as they use about 1000th of the electric a 12 volt bulb does.
If you need any help advice, you can either contact me, or place an advert in your local newspaper or shop, saying what you want to do and asking for help or ideas. You should get a lot of replies, as most of the people who currently have these types of systems set up, are keen to help others convert.
It is also worth considering a small wind turbine (in many areas, these need no planning permission), as they are both cheap to buy, run well and provide quite a lot of power if you get the right one.
Don't be too put off by the prices that some installers and suppliers charge, as there are many systems that can be home built for very little cost.
Connected Led Light To 4.7 V Solar Panel - But Nothing Lights Up?
I Have A Setup With A Led And A 330 Ohm Resistor Connected To A 4.7 V, 18 Ma Solar Panel, But When Everything Is Plugged Up, The Led Doesn'T Burn. Not Even A Little. Here'S What Is Looks Like:
Any Ideas Of What Is Wrong?
What is the current draw of the LED? Does it mention current on the LED packaging? Some LED components want to draw 30mA.