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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Passive Solar Energy?
I Am Doing A Powerpoint And One Of The Questions Is
Is Your Energy Form (Passive Solar Energy) Subsidized?
I Looked It Up, But I Guess I Don'T Really Understand What That Means.
I think what it means is "Is it effective?" Do you get enough juice to effectively register it in total energy output?
Is it a ten by ten panel or is it a 30x20?
Why Is Hydrogen A Better Fuel Source Than What We Use Today?
I'M Doing A Research Paper On Hydrogen And Im Not Even Sure That It Is Better Than What We Use Today But If It Is, Can You Please Tell Me Why ? Thanks :)
In its current state, hydrogen is not a better fuel source than oil to power cars. The primary problems are in production and storage of hydrogen. Hydrogen cannot be drilled for the way that methane and oil can. Much of it is synthesized by what is called the water-gas shift reaction. This reaction is shown below.
CO + H2O --> CO2 + H2
The source of carbon monoxide for this is often steam reforming of hydrocarbons such as oil. The other primary source is electrolysis of water. Electrolysis requires the generation of electricity, which usually is generated from hydrocarbons like oil and coal anyway.
Additionally, storage is a huge issue. Gasoline, diesel, and most of the other component hydrocarbons that make up crude oil are really nifty in that they are liquid at room temperature. This means that they are relatively dense fuels and have a high energy to volume ratio. The result of this is that you can take a 20 gallon tank of gasoline with the tank being made out of relatively cheap materials and use it to drive a car for 300-400 miles. On the other hand, hydrogen is a gas at room temperature, and thus does not have the same energy to volume ratio as liquid hydrocarbons do. It is not even close. While hydrogen does have a larger energy to mass ratio, hydrogen is not very dense at all at atmospheric pressure and room temperature, hence the low energy to volume ratio. Thus, filling up your car with enough hydrogen to move it anywhere is a big problem. One option is to pressurize the hydrogen until you stuff enough of it into a manageable sized tank, but that requires the tank be constructed out of materials that are much more expensive than what they currently use for gasoline tanks, and if something goes wrong with the tank, the result could be a very bad explosion in the car. Since most people would rather take the safer and cheaper alternative of a gasoline tank, and since, as stated earlier, the current sources of hydrogen production all rely on hydrocarbons anyway, hydrogen is currently a terrible fuel source.
But, things can change. Currently there is a rather large push in the academic world for the development of new types of solar cells. The idea would be to use these solar cells to basically perform electrolysis on water to synthesize hydrogen. In a sense, hydrogen would be a way of chemically storing the energy of sunlight. But, many obstacles still remain on that path. A chemistry professor at Caltech, Nate Lewis, made a presentation to the National Science Foundation a couple of years ago about this very topic and has secured funding for a large project involving the collaboration of many professors at multiple universities in an effort to find solutions to these problems. You can find his thoughts on the energy problem here:
Additionally, many materials scientists are working on ways of producing things that can store large amounts of hydrogen at low pressures and reasonable temperatures. If both of these things can work, then hydrogen will become a great fuel source.
What Would Humanity Do When All The Oil Reserves Run Out?
The same thing we've done when other scarce resources are depleted - find something else to substitute for it, or find a different way to do what we were doing before hand. Offhand, I'd bet that we'll increase our dependence on nuclear power. There are several new designs for reactors that look promising.
There is also a lot of research into alternative energy, like solar, wind, tidal, and biomass. Hydrogen may become a popular fuel if we can figure out a way to produce it more cheaply, and to store it safely. Alcohol from corn or other crops is possible, although I'm not convinced that it will become viable economically.
Solar/Wind Powered Energy?
What Are The Percentages Of Power/Energy Saved By Using Solar Energy And Wind Energy Compared To What We Use On Average? Thoughts Or Ideas?
When reading about the total capacity of solar power available in the SW US or wind power available in the midwest US you see either on could potentially totally satisfy all of our power needs. However such claims need to be put into some economic perspective.
-Yes, the power is there but transmission to far places is another issue.
-As is the efficiency of such sources of energy.
-Such sources of power may not be as constant as is our need. Our electrical system needs greater capacity for energy storage. This is another technology that is concurrently being developed.
They are improving but lets not expect so much that we will be disappointed if technology does not advance as rapidly as we would wish.
Currently renewable energy is only a small percentage of US power supply: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/alternate/p...
and a graph: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/energyexplained...
Specific instances for home owners or businesses will vary a great deal based upon local conditions, local incentives, amount of available investment, desired or needed return on investment...
Solar Energy Question?
Why Research Into Developing Solar Energy Is Important
Because sun is the most abundant source of energy in the world, and by developing energy resources such as sun energy we would not only help our environment but ensure energy security and energy independence.