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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 a/c, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. 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 discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are crucial elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at what price, 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
How Big Is An Average Solar Panel?
It really depends on how you are planning to use the panels. Before you do anything you first will need to determine how much power is necessary for your particular application.
Solar panels are often designed to be modular, each panel can be around 2X3 feet, but there are plenty of variations out there. By building your system modular you simply add more 2X3 foot panels to form an array so you can power more things.
Here is where it gets tricky, you can have two panels exactly the same size, but one panel delivers 65 watts of power while the other delivers 165 watts of power because it is more efficient. That is why you may see two panels that seem identical, but have a huge difference in price.
I suggest buying a simple kit like the one sold at Harbor Freight or the Sunforce 50048 kit and experiment a little before you get in too deep. You will learn a lot just from playing around and seeing what you can do. They come with everything you need including the inverter to convert the 12volt output from the panels to 120 volt AC like your wall sockets. It is well worth the investment.
I use solar for all of my outdoor lighting as well as charging up my RC helicopters and I built it a little at a time to keep it affordable.
Hope that helps.
What Are Some Good Alternatives To Things Like Using Solar Panels And Better Insulation For People Who Rent?
One major thing is to pay attention to your windows and doors. Make sure they are very well-sealed to keep warm air in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer. If you think they are drafty, try to get your landlord to seal them better, or try to do it yourself. (Seals aren't expensive, any hardware store will have plenty.)
Also, drapes/blinds that fully cover the windows can keep out that hot summer sun. But open them during the daytime in winter, to let the sun help heat things up...then close them at night to keep that warm air inside.
If you have hardwood or vinyl floors, consider getting some rugs....it's like insulation for the floor.
Buy fans for the summer. Even if you cannot install ceiling fans, just having table fans running will reduce your use of air-conditioning.
Why Are Republicans Trying To Tax My Solar Panel Use?
You aren't complaining tho about Obama letting General Electric run tax free while still charging taxes to their customers. I'm thinking this is something you are trying to blame on the republicans cause solar panel use isn't run by the democrats or republicans. Nice try.
How Are Solar Homes Constructed?
How Are Solar Homes Constructed? & Why Is The Facing Of The Solar Home Important & How Does It Provide Energy To The House?
Solar homes are generally oriented so they have a lot of window with a high U value and a large area facing south, Sarah. They typically have fewer, smaller windows on the east and west sides, and still fewer on the north side. This orientation ensures the house will pick up as much heat as possible in the winter months - think of a greenhouse trapping the heat of the sun. The summer sun is much higher in the sky, and the house's design prevents excessive heat gain in the summer by using awnings or by using the overhang of the roof to shade the windows. Alternately, living shade could be provided by deciduous trees near the house, since those trees would drop their leaves in the winter to allow the sun's heat to enter the house..
The house may also include 'active' solar components, such as solar panels, which gather additional heat for hot water or heating the house, or which convert sunlight to electrical power.
In addition, solar homes are typified by energy efficient construction, from the insulation in their walls and attic, to appliances which wring energy from every dollar spent at the utility company. These would include the furnace, air conditioner, hot water tank, washer, dryer, etc.
How Many Watts Should A Solar Panel Be For These Uses?
A Small Wooden Building. Will Have One Or Two Lights. Small Tv. Possibaly Even A Small Refrigarator.
Is someone living in the building, or will someone be in it only occasionally? The amount of energy you need varies quite a bit based on the specifics of the lights, the TV and the fridge. It'd be best to do some calculations. Find examples of the TV and fridge, find out how much they draw and estimate how long the TV and lights will be used each day. Even the small, 120v bar fridges use quite a bit of energy and have extra losses due to being powered by an inverter. Leave yourself some extra reserve for losses and cloudy days.
As an example, for the 6x12 foot tiny house I plan to build, I'm going to try to get by with a single, 100-watt panel and a single, RV-style deep cycle storage battery. I'll be choosing my appliances very carefully though, such as a 12v compressor cooler (designed for use in cars) as the fridge and not using electricity for heat.