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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 To Generate Electricity Out Of Solar Panels?
Since The Devastating Events In Japan, I'M Trying To Change My Thinking. Is There A Way To Generate Power With Renewable Energies? I'D Like To Have My Own Solar Panel On My Home. I'M Living In Scottsdale. So, I Think, The Insolation Over Here Is Pretty Good. I'Ve Searched The Web On All This Stuff But Cant Decide Which Way To Choose.
Can You Help Me?
There are many options including solar, geo-thermal and wind energy. Each has its own issues and benefits but the most readily available is solar.
Starting small, like with a solar water heater, is a good idea until you understand the process and have educated yourself on how to build a solar panel and how the various components work together.
There is more information on homemade solar panels below.
Where Are Sources And Information To Build Solar Panels, That Is Diy Solar Panels?
I Am Looking For Information To Make And Install My Own Solar Panels. I Am Interested In A Do It Yourself Solution To Install Solar Panels.
Google your question. There are over one million sites on the enter net explaining how to hook up solar panels and the equipment needed.
If you want to make the solar cells, you can't without a mulit million dollar laboratory / factory to grow the silicon crystals and other things required. You can buy the individual cells and then solder them together if you wish. Just hook them in parallel or series depending on the wattage you require.
How Do You Feel About Solar Panels?
Any People Who Use Solar Energy, Please Answer Your Experiences. Anything That Comes To Mind About When You Were Getting Your Solar Panels, And If You Like Using Them Now. What Do You Think Will Happen In The Future.. Thanks~
I've had 2.5kW (11 230W panels) of solar electric on my roof since last summer and it's great. On any given month I make between 50% and 100% of the electricity I need, with zero emissions of anything harmful.
It was expensive though; I got utility rebates & tax credits and I expect my payback to be around 10 years. Payback was not my primary motivation though, a cleaner environment was. People in my state love to fish, and they can't eat much of what they catch due to mercury pollution from the coal plants.
Solar is expensive and can only work in certain situations though. For those who fuss about payback time, I wonder what the payback is for a new coal burning plant or nuclear...?
Is Solar Really Cost-Effective For Home Use?
If It Is, Then Why Must They Take Our Tax Dollars And Subsidize It. If You Have Money To Burn And You Want To Feel Good About Reducing Co2, Then Go For It, But Send Us Poorer Tax Payers A Thank You Note, Eh!
Here Is An Actual Basic Solar System Cost/Savings Estimated Analysis For A 2000 Sq Ft Home In Phoenix Arizona (From Our Utility Company):
Note-This System Is Designed To Supply 75% Of My Annual Electric Needs. System Is Designed To Produce 15,553 Kwh Annually. Estimated Savings Is $1770 Per Year.
Total System Cost Installed $52,780
Utility Company Rebate $16,800
Federal Tax Credit $15,830
State Tax Credit $1,000
My Out Of Pocket Cash $19,140
I Need To Borrow The Money Because I Am Just A Working Man Paying Taxes So The Government Will Have More To Give To Rich People So They Can Buy These Systems. I Don’T Have $20,000 Laying Around I Don’T Need.
With Time Value Of The Money (Interest Paid), The Break Even Payback Point Is About 13-15 Years. Sounds Ok? Well The Inverter Is Only Guaranteed For 5 Years ($3500), And Even Though The Panels Have A Longer Warranty (Most About 20 Years) I Find Out That The Panels Loose Efficiency Over Time And Exposure. I Am Not Really Sure It Will Ever Pay For Itself Before Replacement Is Required. Remember This Is With Using Our Taxpayers Dollars, And In Phoenix Which Ideal. Most Parts Of The Country Will Not Be This Good.
You can probably find an investment with a much quicker pay-back. What is the payback without the subsidy? Are you morally concerned at all about people paying taxes involuntarily to subsidize spending on a project that is not economical? I am.
If you live in a hot climate you might save more energy/money if you plant trees that provide afternoon shade. Sure it takes a while to grow tall, but in 13-15 years you will have something that is appreciating in value and can add substantially to the value of your home?
In many climates a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) can return it's investment in 5 years. If you can get that kind of return in 5 years you can bank the money while waiting for solar to become more affordable.
Look at the opportunty costs of going solar. It's money you could have spent on something else which pays back sooner.
One more tip. The diesel getta is probably a better overall value than the prius.
Can A Single Solar Panel Source Be Used For 6 Townhouse Units?
I Am A Very Small Time Real Estate Developer Working On A Six Unit Project. I Would Like To Consider Adding A Solar Unit To The Project. There Are Several Reasons - Environmental, Marketing, And A Bad Market Which Forces Us To Differentiate Our Project From Other Similiar Ones And I Feel That Being 'Green' Plus 'No Electricity Bills For Life' Appeals To Both The Conscious And The Cheap.
If We Have To Put A Unit And Converter For Each Townhouse It Will Not Make Economic Sense - I.E. I Will Have To Pay More For The Panels And Converters Than I Can Hope To Get Close To Recovering.
If We Could Use A Single Set Of Panels And A Single Converter To Power All Of The Units I Believe It Can Make Economic Sense.
My Question Is Can We Do It? The Project Is On The Central Coast Of California So We Have The Sunshine.
Thank You For Your Help With This One,
Yes if it was big enough. Check with your local solar companies in your area.
Your problem is design. The hot water tank must be central to all six units. The total tank capacity is another factor. Normally you need 20 gals of reserved hot water per person using the system.
If you design the system with the building you can use the thermosiphon system where you need no pumps or electricity to make all the hot water. The problem is the tank must be above your solar panels. The tank is heavy so it must have a good solid foundation.
I have a two tank system with a total storage capacity of 200 gallons working in series and is designed for 10 people. It has approximately 100 square feet of solar panels.
You are wise to invest in such a project to help our environment and natural resources. Good luck.