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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
What Is The Advantage And Disadvantage For Solar Energy?
The primary advantage is it does not produce CO2 and other pollutants.
1. Initial cost is much higher. Payback for the average is 15-20 years.
2. Unreliable - Only produces when sun shines
3. Area required - Very large area required relative to conventional
4. Depreciating efficiency - Panels degrade with time.
Wind has almost the same disadvantages, except depends on wind blowing.
In my opinion, Nuclear is a better option. No CO2, smaller footprint, Reliable 24/7 source of power. Wind and solar are great, but are limited to supplemental source only in areas that are practical for the type.
Do You Think Solar Energy Would Be Good For Greenland?
What Are Some Factors Should The City Council Consider Before They Make A Decision? Is Solar Energy Appropriate For The Resources And Culture Of Greenland? In Your Opion And Why
Solar Energy is from the sun, if you live in a sunny climate the answer is yes. Anything less than pretty sunny would not be worth the often hefty price for quality panels. Resources besides sun aren't an issue because that's all that is required for it to produce power. Alternative energy is one of the best decisions people on earth could make right now because the amount of pollution we put into our atmosphere and oceans when we use oil, coal, etc. is gigantic and an alternate way that doesn't pollute nearly at all is a yes.
How Much Solor Energy Would Be Needed To Run A Air Conditioner?
Far more than you can afford.
A 3 ton central air conditioner draws about 7,500 watts. The sun doesn't shine all the time, indeed you typically get less than 8 hours of usable sunshine for photovoltaics so you have to generate three times the power that you need in order to run the air conditioner around the clock so that's 22,500 watts. Inverters are inefficient and are more inefficient the bigger they get to the point where motor generators are used with large sale DC to AC conversion, however most solar systems use an inverter so you'll likely to have 60% efficiency therefore it's 37,500 watts that's needed. Air conditioners are ideally sized to meet the cooling demands as closely as possible as a short duty cycle results in high humidity so let's say it has an 80% duty cycle, that brings the requirements to 30,000 watts. A solar cell costs $1.20 a watt to manufacture in China and $2 a watt to manufacture in the US but by the time a system is installed, it would likely be $5 per watt so your solar panels would cost $150,000. Oh, and you won't have enough roof space facing the Sun.
If you do want solar powered air conditioning, your best bet would be evacuated tube solar thermal panels running an absorption air conditioner. But this won't be cheap either and it will probably still require natural gas as a backup source of heat and it would mean completely replacing your air-conditioner.
What Are Problems Ancountered When Using Solar Energy?
Systems rearely generate at capacity. Normally on a good day a system will produce 80% of its rated value.
It only works during the day and only when the sun is above a certain angle.
Along the coast, Solay systems have been ruined because Sea gulls drop shells and rocks on teh arrays. Its kind of off, by the seagulls target teh arrays. newer systems have sufaces that will not crack or break but they can still get scratched. Scratches reduce performance.
When you clean the arrays you have to be carefuyl about how. several large arrays have been ruined because of overly aggressive cleaning created abbrasions in the top lens. this reduced the amount of light getting to the semi-conductors and thus decreased the output of the arrays. These were significant decreases. Produciton dropped by more than 40%.
Snow. Snow can cover your array and all production stops.
Heat, the best sun is gehnerally in h ot environments. solar array have lower production as they heat up. Having a solar PV array in say Arizona will also cut the life of the array due to heat.
Batteries. Batteries are expensive and have a relatively high maintenance factor. also batteries banks generally have a low life. Meaning you should replace the battiers once every 5 years or so. this get VERY expensive. The environmental impact of many of these batteiries is significant.
I hope you find this useful.
What Percentage Of Solar Energy Is Used Up Each Year?
Wow. I'm pretty vague about what you mean by "solar energy" and what you mean by "used up."
If by solar energy, you mean the electricity generated by solar panels, then I'll have to say 100%.
If by solar energy you mean all the radient solar energy that strikes the earth, then I'll have to ask what you mean by "used up."
If by "used up" you mean that it goes somewhere, then I'd have to say 100%.
If by "used up" you mean that it is somehow consumed by a living being, then I'd need to do a web search on how much of the earth is covered by concrete. Because all the rest of it is "used up" by plants - both on land and in the ocean - or by animals sunbathing or by solar panels or to heat homes..
If by "used up" you mean that it strikes solar panels, then I'll need to do a web search on the total square feet of solar panels installed to date.
But since I'm not prepared to do two or three web searches to answer one question, I'll just ask you what you mean instead.
I hope this helps. Good luck.