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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally 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 lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common property solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Do Roof Solar Panels And Hail Mix?
Live In Texas And Would Like To Consider Solar, But Why Invest Lots Of $$ If The First Hail Storm Would Destroy It? Would A Typical Solar Panel Stand Up To Softball Size Hail? Would Insurance Cover?
There is little ... Let me change that .. there is no chance that anything could stand up to a softball size hail ball. However I have 8 solar modules in my back yard and they went through a hail storm that did over $10,000 damage to my home and almost $8,000 to my truck. These modules have a 4 pound hail impact rating. I did have one small cheapie module that that was not hail rated and broke which the Ins. paid me $900.00 for.
This link shows my setup and notice the small module setting on top of the metal barn has a dent in the glass on the left side. It still works and later gave it to a friend and he still uses it. The 8 modules in the array did not even get a scrach. The top two are Shell 85 watt. the next two down are Sunwize 90 watt and the 4 on the bottom are Ever Green 115 watt.
So they are covered and you should get paid for damage depending on if you have home owners insurance or not. I don't know of any that excludes solar.
Home-Made Solar Panels Vs. 30% Federal Tax Credit?
Do My Home-Made Solar Panels And All Necessary Supplies (Wiring, Mounting Equipment, Etc...) Qualify For The 30% Federal Tax Credit?
No, home-made goods do not qualify since they don't have the manufacturer's EPA certification.
Solar Power/Oil Question?
I Know A Lot Of Companies And People Are Starting To Use Solar Power, And I Think It'S A Really Good Idea. Do You Think We Will Ever Stop Using As Much Oil, And Convert Mainly To Solar Power In The Future?
Even if we move away from fossil oil which I hope we do, that doesn't mean that we won't have gasoline or diesel which is what our vehicles run on. We can synthesize gasoline and diesel via Fischer Tropsch synthesis from syngas which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases.
Indeed the Sandia Labs CR5 was originally intended as a more efficient way of disassociating hydrogen from water but they realized that it could also disassociate carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide and with both hydrogen and carbon monoxide they could synthesize fuels such as methane, gasoline and diesel, all from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight.
Better yet, hydrogen and carbon monoxide gas can be readily made from anything that burns via a 19th century technology called gasification. This was how our street lights were lit before we had natural gas, it was called town gas, coal gas or wood gas. This means that syngas could be made from any biomass (including sewage), not just the grain portion of a plant. Even algae is only up to 50% oil so gasification can convert far more biomass to fuel than any other bio-fuel technology.
Also, a byproduct of gasification is charcoal that when used as a soil amendment, not only makes for more fertile soil but sequesters the carbon into the soil. Other methods of getting carbon into the soil such as slash and burn and composting does not stabilize the carbon hence it is released to the atmosphere as CO2 but biochar is stable and has been known to sequester carbon for thousands of years and probably much longer.
This means that synthetic gasoline and diesel could effectively be carbon negative which hydrogen from electrolysis or electric vehicles can never claim to be. Together with the fact that synthetic gasoline and diesel would be distributed with the current infrastructure and would work with existing vehicles and it's clearly the most environmentally sensible fuel to use.
Consequently the best replacement for gasoline and diesel is gasoline and diesel just not from fossil reserves.
Of course the actual source of energy for synthetic fuels is still the sun whether it's via biomass or directly from the sun as with the CR5.
Concepts such as hydrogen fuel cell cars, and electric vehicles are all very neat and geeky but they just detract attention and funds away from the only approach that will be carbon negative. We already have millions of gasoline and diesel vehicles on the road, the gas stations pipelines and tankers to distribute gasoline and diesel so our efforts are best kept at making synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass.
Note that both gasification and Fischer Tropsch are proven technologies and are technologies that have been deployed on commercial scales before (entire cities on town gas, entire countries like Nazi Germany and embargoed South Africa on FT fuels). It only takes investment to make it happen, investment that won't occur until investors are fairly certain gasoline would stay above $3 per gallon long enough for them to realize a healthy return on investment.
So we could stop using fossil fuels now if it wasn't for the fact that it's still cheap and we don't have to give up any of our modern vehicles except for sub $3 per gallon gasoline pricing. Solar power is nice, it's only carbon neutral but it doesn't preclude the use of gasoline and diesel, it's not necessary to switch to a hydrogen economy to carry energy from solar panels to the vehicles when the solar energy could also be stored in synthetic gasoline and diesel as easily as it could be stored in hydrogen and a synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass could potentially remove carbon from the atmosphere while solar and hydrogen cannot.
It takes nature millions of years to convert biomass to fossil reserves not thousands.
Considering On Installing One Or Two Solar Panels. Weather Question?
I Know How To Hook Them Up To Stuff Like Car Batteries And All But I Just Need To Know How I Would Ground Them.
Ground the frames together with ground wire or braid (you can buy special clamps for this or just use heavy lugs) and run that to a ground rod. Also, it's a good idea to use a lightning arrester like this:
that you ground to the same point. If your charge controller has a ground wire, run it there also.
Whats A Good College Course To Learn About Building Solar Panels, Wind Turbines And Renewable Energy?
I Live In Southern Alberta And Want To Be In Renewable Energy.. Any Suggestions?
I may not understand your question. If you want to learn how to size/install about renewable energy, there is a college that teaches that: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4003.asp
They turn out great students and are one of the top renewable energy colleges out there! (I know, we've hired folks who have graduated from there before)
If you don't want to devote that much resource/time to it, there is alot of free learning, including free webinars at www.altestore.com. And there are also places that offer online and offline courses for $ like SEI http://www.solarenergy.org/ and MREA http://www.the-mrea.org/
I hope that helps!