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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 everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, 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 ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs 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 development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#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 money down.
Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
The United States' Natural Resources..?
The United States Has A Lot Of Its Own Oil. If We Sunk Oil Wells And Used The Oil That Is In The United States, We Would Not Have To Be Dependent On Expensive Foreign Oil. But, If We Did That, It Would Seriously Hurt Our Environment. Give Your Opinions As To Why We Should Or Should Not Put In Our Own Oil Wells.
The idea that there are vast, undiscovered oil reserves hidden somewhere within the borders and coastal areas of the United States is at the very least a gamble and at the most a myth.
The idea that there are vast, obtainable non-fossil fuel* energy resources available by other means (Nuclear, Hydro-electric, solar, tidal, etc) that are not being utilized is a fact.
As long as it is cheaper to obtain petrol than to invest in alternatives, the alternatives will not be fully exploited.
A wild-goose-chase for undiscovered oil will definitely be damaging and probably waste of time and energy. Even if it's found, it's a temporary fix.
Lucky for us, we have virtually unlimited access to plenty of very-cheap, dirty, filthy cancer-causing coal.
Some here may argue that "Drill Baby Drill!" says there IS oil there, we just need to drill it. Please, if you know where this oil is...call Exxon-Mobile immediately!
What Are The Different Principles Based On Which Electricity Can Be Produced Using Sunlight(Solar Energy)?????
I Want To Know The Various Principles Based On Which A Solar Energy Can Be Converted To Electrical Energy.
Just List All Of Them Out Briefly And The 10 Points Is Yours.
Indirect via heat
Sunlight is white because it contains photons of a broad range (spectrum) of energies i.e. colours. So your question might be re-stated as "What are the different principles for solar energy suited to the different colours within sunlight?"
The obvious one is photo-voltaic cells that directly convert light into electricity. That covers the visible spectrum.
High-energy light, i.e. ultra-violet is best converted to electricity by using it to generate heat (infra-red) which then can be converted into electricity with the use of a turbine or Peltier effect heat pumps. The latter route can be directly used for infra-red, although most of it is stopped by our atmosphere.
Burning vegetation and fossil fuels (the latter derived from the former) are both ways of generating electricity from sunlight .. .they just take longer than the direct methods.. by 600million years in the case of petroleum.
I Dont Know If There Even Is A Answer To This Or Not.. But To Power Solar Energy Do You Need Another Energy Source To Run Along With It To Allow Solar Energy To Work? I Read This Somewhere Today Online.. But Im Not Sure Where.. So I Was Wondering If It Was Correct Or Not..
Solar cells convert sun light directly to electricity it doesn't need more power to do anything, what it does need is storage (batteries or fuel cell) to store the energy, unless it is going to be used immediately. You do need a regulator as the voltage from cells tends to fluctuate with the amount of light/cloud cover.
A number of new types are set to improve the uses of solar cell considerably, from Europe and Australia, flexible cells which will contour to different shapes like car roofs and even cloths, and sliver cells made from slivers of silicon which will be much cheaper to produce.
Solar Powered Water Heater?
I'M Trying To Make A Water Heater That Will Boil With The Use Of A Solar Panel. I'Ve Heard That Diodes Get Rid Of Energy Through Heat And Light. If I Would Use This Method To Turn Electricity To Heat, Would It Work? Is There Another Way To Do This? If You'Re Wondering What This Is For; It'S For A Reflux Distill. I'M Trying To Make Ethanol For My Car, And If I'M Going To Make It I Want It To Be Environmentally Friendly.
If you want to heat water with solar, don't mess with making electric and then converting it back to heat. just collect the heat directly. a heat collector is much cheaper and easier to make, and it is more efficient for what you want to do since you always loose some when converting to electric and back to heat from electric.
Where Does This Energy Come From?
I Just Want To Point Out Before Getting Into This Question That Physics Is Not My Forté, So Please Excuse Any Bad/Incorrect Understandings Or Use Of Terminology.
I Was Recently Watching Brian Cox'S Wonders Of The Solar System, And In One Part He Starts To Talk Around One Of Jupiter'S Moons, Io. He Explained That Despite Its Small Size, It Exhibits Extreme Levels Of Volcanism Because Of Its Eccentric Orbit And The Stretching/Squashing Effect Jupiter'S Gravity Has On The Moon During That Orbit.
Heat Is Being Generated By The Friction Being Caused By The Squashing, Thus The Volcanoes. However, Is This &Quot;Free Energy&Quot;, Is This Heat Coming From Nowhere? If You Stretch And Squash An Elastic Band, It Also Heats Up - However You Are Expending Energy To Do This. As Far As I'M Aware, Gravity Is Not &Quot;Used Up&Quot; In This Process, So In My Understanding Is This Not An Infinite Source Of Thermal Energy?
I Know That You Cant Actually Create Energy, It Always Has To Come From Somewhere, I Just Can'T Think Of Where The Source Of The Energy That Moves The Rock To Create Friction Is Coming From. Any Explanation Or Point In The Right Direction Would Be Very Much Appreciated.
This is actually a very astute question and I feel the answers thus far either don't give a sufficient answer, or are just plain wrong.
The volcanism we see on Io, does not get the energy from it's orbit or from Jupiter or gravity as Randy P and Fah King Genius seem to imply. It is true that Jupiter's gravity plays a role in causing the volcanism, but it is not the source of the energy.
As you correctly described, Io is in an eccentric orbit around Jupiter. This causes it to feel varying gravitational fields as it orbits. These varying fields in turn cause the moon to become stretched and squeezed as the field changes.
Now what happens when you stretch and squeeze a lot of rocks? They rub against each other. Usually however, the way it works is you need to apply a certain amount of force before the rocks will slip. This means that when they do snap it creates a lot of energy. In fact we see these type of "Slip-Strike Faults" here on Earth all the time. It's similar to you bending a stick. It takes a certain amount of force before the stick finally snaps. Now when the rocks of Io do snap, they expend a ton of energy.
This is where the energy comes from. The energy comes from the fact that the stretching and squeezing of Io is basically breaking it. When the rocks break they create energy in all sorts of forms such as Ioquakes (Earthquakes but on Io), sound, and most important heat. This heat is what's allow for magma to form and pressures are the cause of volcanic explosions.
As I stated, we see the same things here on Earth. However our volcanoes and earthquakes are caused by the fact that the Earth is cooling and equilibrating, but the principles are the same. The source of energy for our volcanoes comes from the interactions of constantly changing and breaking plates.
So really all that volcanism is nothing more than Io releasing it's own energy that is stored inside the contents of the planet. It is not stealing energy from anywhere and using that to cause the volcanism.