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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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 property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, property electricity prices have increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker 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 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 key part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will remove 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what cost, 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
Can You Please Help Me With 2 Science Questions?
1. How Are Photovoltaic Cells Similar To Chloroplasts In Plants?
2. What Are Some Disadvantages Of Using Solar Energy As The Only Source Of Energy For Your Home? Can These Disadvantages Be Overcome?
1. Do you know what a "photovoltaic cell" is? If not, head to the dictionary, but based on the other questions, I assume you should know.
Think about what a photovoltaic cell does, and how it does it.
Then, you need to know what a chloroplast is (they make the plant green, but they do more in the process). Again, hit up a dictionary or a biology book if you don't already know. Once you've got that, think about what it does, and how it does it.
A photovoltaic cell and a chloroplast both use the same "ingredient" to make the same thing in the end. Just figure out what ingredient and product are. It's the same for both.
2. What is necessary for solar energy to work? The sun! In most locations, the sun will not shine for 24 hours straight due to a lot of reasons: List all of those reasons to start answering the question.
Once you've got that taken care of - what about the cost of producing solar energy? How efficient is it? How many solar panels would be required to power a small cottage with only 1 person living in it? How many solar panels would be required to power a 50 story apartment complex...and where would they all fit? Look at other factors as well, like how often (if at all) the panels would need maintenance, how long energy can be stored (if at all), and many other things.
Cost To Build Pool To Central California? Salt Water? Heating? Operating Costs? Builders?
I Am Thinking About Putting In A Pool Within The Next 2 Years And I Have A Few Questions. If You Live In Cali In The Fresno - Bakersfield & Porterville - Lemoore Area, You Can Really Help Me Out.
1) Whats The Cost Of Putting In An In Ground Pool That Is A Basic - Average With The Features Listed Below? I Am Looking At A Rectangle Shaped Pool Thats 4-8 Ft Deep, With A C Shaped Seating Area In The Shallow Side Of The Pool. Similar To How Spas Are Attached To Pools, But Just A Seating Area To Hangout In The Pool. Other Features Would Be 2 Multicolored Lights, Salt Water System And Just Basic Decking.
2) Is A Salt Water System Worth It? The Good? The Bad? Costs? We Have Hard Water And Red/Orange Algae That Grows Quickly. I Have Heard That Salt Water Systems Are Better At Keeping The Algae Away, Any Truth In It?
3) Is Solar Heating Worth Adding To The Pool? Costs? I Don'T Want A Gas/Elect Heater For The Pool, Its Just Too $$$ To Run. In The Summer There Are Many 100+ Days, So The Heater Would Only Be Used In The Spring/Fall But Not In The Winter. Is It Better To Just Have A Dark Pool Surface Instead?
4) How Much Would My Electric & Water Bill Go Up With Having A Pool? Right Now My Elect Bill Ranges From $35 In The Winter To $150 In The Summer (All Those 100+ Days).
5) Pool Builders- Who'S Good? Bad? How Long Will It Take To Build?
I can't answer all of your questions, but I can help you out with some of them. I live in Sydney Australia so the climate is similar to your climate. I husband and I had a pool built about 10 years ago.
This is what we got.
Lagoon style below ground concrete pool and spa.
Saltwater chlorinator system.
First up, when you get a quote be prepared to pay a lot more money than the quote says. It shouldn't happen but it does.
I have been though 2 Saltwater chlorinator's and I will never buy another one again. They work fine until your have a few people in the pool. They don't chlorinate the pool fast enough to handle the load. It doesn't take long before the pool starts to go green while your swimming in there and then you have to run the pool filter for about 7 hours after everyone gets out to fix it up. If you have noise laws like we have here it makes it really hard to keep it clean.
For example if you have a evening pool party that goes late into the night you are not aloud to run the pool pump because of the noise. So the next day you come out to a pool going green and you have to wait hours for the pool Chlorinater to work. So what I have to do is top it up with real pool Chlorine to fix it up.
I have the type that is made of black hose rubber and laid all over the roof and glued into place.
Like the one in the site below.
We have lots of hot sunny days like where you live so the sun really takes it toll on the black rubber panels. I am always having to pay someone to plug holes and re-glue the rubber back down. The glue doesn't last long, very time we have a storm the wind blows the panels all over the place.
Maintenance is very expensive. Pool equipment doesn't last a long a you think it should. So far we have gone though 3 pool filter pumps, 2 pool cleaner pumps, 2 gas heaters, 2 Saltwater chlorinator's, pool lights and that just what I can remember off the top of my head.
The pool is a lagoon style so there are a few shallow ledges around the pool. Because of that the water evaporates faster than normal swimming pools and that cost more money on water bills. Depending how long you run the pool pumps its going to cost you a lot of money on your electricity bill. In winter when the pool isn't being used it's not to bad but in summer it costs a lot of money. In my case the bill makes my wont to cry when I see it.
I don't want to put you off getting a swimming pool because we have a years of fun in our swimming pool and the kids have loved having there friends over for pool party's but it is going to cost you good hard earned money to run your pool. If you can afford it you are going to love your pool.
from Noelene Sydney Aus.
Drfred&Crabby,Solar Panels And Elect Cars Have Been Out 40 Years, So It'S Oil Greed?
The Cost Calculator Is On Bp & Mitsubishi. 3-4 Years Was Not Stated, Plus I Would Save 20% Per Year Which Would Take 20+ Yrs.To Pay For It Cuz Thy'Re $40,000.
The Worlds Fair In Knoxville Tn 198? Was All About Green They Had Everything On Solar Panel, Electric Cars, Hydro Stuff, It Was Cool And The Future Was Near. Cost Effective, Savings, Good For The Earth. All This Was Supposed To Happen Within10 Years. For A Hs Kid I Paid Attention. Crap! No One Will Make Any Real Money And There'S Probably No Underhanded Controversy To Make It Worth While To The Pigs. It'S All About Oil, Money And Greed. No One Truly Wants To Save The Planet. They Want To Win Oscars.
Yes, my answer to this question which IS a question is yes. Of course it's greed, why do you think fuel prices Still didn't and haven't went down, even though the oil wells in the ocean south of the south-eastern U.S. that WERE broken from hurricane Katrina which is the reason why the fuel prices went up which was to fix the oil wells, HAVE in fact been fixed for a long time now!
Regular Gasoline should be no more that $1.00 per gallon and Diesel should be roughly have the price of Gasoline because diesel costs twice as less to make as gasoline.
Is There Anything In A Solar Panel That Will Eventually Wear Out?
I Don'T Mean Mechanically Or Structurally. I Mean Chemical Or Other Electronic Components. I Understand Nothing Is Forever But What Is The Lifetime Expectancy Os A Solar Panel?
They should last for many years. I'd think a lot of the problems are due to weather, storms, snow load, and UV degradation. I don't think there are any internal electronic degradation issues, aside from the UV problem.
Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer a warranty that guarantees electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%.
The plastic coating on the cells can turn opaque over the years.
Many natural and synthetic polymers are attacked by ultra-violet radiation and products made using these materials may crack or disintegrate (that is,if they are not UV-stable). The problem is known as UV degradation, and is a common problem in products exposed to sunlight. Continuous exposure is a more serious problem than intermittent exposure, since attack is dependent on the extent and degree of exposure.
Anyone Knows How To Get Solar Panels Free Or Real Cheap?
I Am Looking For Solar Panels But They Are Way Too Expensive New.
There are some really good sites on making your very own solar panels.
Just search for make your own solar panels !
Also I've search for used solar panels and have found many from reputable firms here in the US.