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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 property owner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part 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 take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, property electrical power rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several research studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, 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
Question About Converting To Solar Panel? Details Inside!?
I Have A Small Fishing Finder That Takes A 12V Or 6V Battery. I See Solar Panel Chargers That Hook Up To The Battery And Charge That.. But My Question Is:
Is It Possible To Hook Up The Solar Panel To The Fishing Finder Without The Battery And Run It Whenever The Bright Sun Is Out? Or Do I Need The Batter For The Finder To Work? Thank You.
You need the battery. Solar panels might not produce the full power required on cloudy days or if not facing the Sun. It that case, the battery draws at a faster rate than the trickler charger charges it. Under full power, the panel might charge faster than the battery is drawn. And ofcourse, on extremely cloudy days or after the Sun has gone low or down, you might not get any charge at all. The battery works when the panel doesn't.
Do You Support Obama'S Policies On The Environment Act?
No, I do not. I believe that coal is dirty energy and that there is absolutely no reason why we should not have booming solar and wind energy industries - but it is shortsighted, incorrect, and rather dictatorial for the US Government to regulate these markets by trying to kill some industries and invest in others.
Statistically, 47% or so of the people in this country believe very strongly that global warming is real, it is caused by humans, and is a direct threat to our planet and/or inhabitants. Yet the solar industry is flagging - hybrid cars still represent only 3 or 4% of the market share (as compared to SUV's and small trucks, which account for somewhere around 30% - 40%). Wind energy is continually blocked by NIMBYs who are all for turbines, but just not where they can see them.
So we have a strident class of people who represent nearly half the population of this country who don't feel it's their responsibility to save the planet they think we are destroying - and look to an oppressive, over-reaching government to do their dirty work for them.
Imagine what would happen to the coal industry if everyone who could, actually DID put solar panels on their roof and began generating their own energy, even selling it back to the electric companies at the end of the month. Imagine if new construction were to receive generous subsidies and tax breaks for building energy efficient homes, facing south, with solar panels as part of the construction?
Energy costs would go down, the price of this technology for the consumer would go down, there would be such a HUGE investment in this technology that it would get better and better (like cars, PC's, smartphones ..) and coal fired electric generation plants would become obsolete naturally.
Obama's policies are a "Big Brother" attitude in the true playground sense. "I'm going to get what I want without doing anything myself, because my Big Brother can beat you up!"
And the net result is what it always is when the government gets involved - lots of money moves around, a good percentage of it lands in the pockets of our Representatives and Senators, some companies are driven into the ground and others will thrive, the consumer is hurt and nothing of any substance gets done.
Will A Rv Solar Panel Inverter Be Compatible With Breaker Panel That Has A Battery Charger?
We Are Hooking Solar Panels Up In Our Rv. However, In Order To Get The Outlets To Work, We Have To Plug Our Inverter Into Our Breaker Panel. The Breaker Panel Has A Battery Charger And We'Re Afraid Of Creating A Giant &Quot;Circle&Quot; Of Power That Will Fry Our System.
Wondering If It'S Safe To Connect The Inverter To This Panel/Battery Charger, If We Can Somehow Install A Shutoff Switch On The Charger Or If There Is Some Other Option We'Re Not Seeing?
Hey Sister, great idea. I'm not sure exactly what you're doing there. We have a home that is powered by the wind and sun, and a small camper with solar as well, but ours might be set up a little different.
The solar panels you are using do not need an inverter to charge the battery, they should simply hook to the battery bank directly, or by way of a charge controller. If you are also adding an inverter to use the battery power to run your AC outlets, that is a separate problem. Most boats I've come in contact with have a selector switch that selects between the battery charger or the inverter. So when you are on shore power, it stays in the charger position, which allows the battery charger to keep the battery's at float, and does not allow the inverter to power the AC system. Away from shore power, it is selected to the inverter, which allows the batteries to power the inverter, which powers the AC system, and the battery charger is then locked out. This is why most RV and marine inverters today have both the charger and inverter built into one unit, and it switches for you whenever you plug in the shore power cord.
If you are installing the solar panels yourself, see what the, "short circuit current," rating is on the panels. If it's 3 amps for example, and you're hooking two of them up in parallel, then you can have as much as 6 amps of charge current on a sunny day. Then see if you can find out what the amp hour capacity of your battery bank is. As a rule of thumb, if the maximum charge current of the solar array is less than 2% of the amp hour capacity of the battery, then you don't need a charge controller, the panels will never over charge the battery. All you need then is a diode between the panels and battery. A diode is an electrical check valve, allowing the panel to charge the battery, but not allowing the battery to feed back into the panel at night. There's a good book on charging batteries at the library, and a magazine you might consider looking into. I will list them below. Good luck, and take care...Rudydoo
I Need A Homeade Way To Make A Solar Panel To Heat Water?
For School, I Need To Heat 2 Lieters Of Water With A Solar Panel.
Anyone Know How To Do This
Making a black plastic container with a large surface area will do it. I worked at an archaeology field camp out in the mountains one summer and we took hot showers every day by filling these things called "sun showers". They were black plastic 10-liter bags with a screw on lid at one end to fill it up and a hose with a clamp valve and spray head at the other. We would fill them every morning after breakfast and then lay them out in the sun. By supper time they would be over 100 degrees and we would each take one and hang it on a hook above us in a shower room we built out of boards and tarps and be able to take a nice long hot shower.
Here's an article and photo of the bag:
Are Solar Photovoltaic Panels Expensive To Purchase & Install? Can I Self Install Or Is This A Pro Job?
It is expensive if you just look at the price and say Wow! that is a lot of money. But when you compare it to renting electricity for the next 30 years and total the cost.. Well you end up making money.
You should find the package system you want which comes with instructions on how to install. Install the parts of the system you can and hire an electrician to run the wires and make the connections. You could save a great deal of money doing it that way.
Mounting the solar modules on the roof is by far the hardest part of the whole install. The inverter and charge controllers all have a Pos and a Neg markings and so does the solar modules making the wireing hookups easy. However to hook up to the utility you have to have a building inspector sign the paper showing he has inspected it. Catch 22 is you have to have an electrician sign the permit or the building inspector will not approve the system. If you install it wrong your home could be flaged as unsafe and you could end up being put out of your home till the wireing is brought up to code.
The easy way and the best way, Is to let the Solar electric dealer take care of it for you. The dealer is the one who has been trained and knows the electric building codes for solar electric your area.