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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by an average of three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least 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
Solar Hot Water Vs Tankless (Instant) Hot Water?
Which System Is Most Efficient And Economical?
Solar, depending on where you live, will typically augment your hot water supply and reduce the energy needed to supply hot water. It does take labor and materials to install, and it does eventually wear out, so there is a cost calculation to make.
A tankless water heater - which will not get water to the faucet any quicker than a tank water heater - is more efficient than a tank. But tankless water heater are expensive to install, which results in another cost calculation. Another consideration (to throw off all the above-mentioned cost calculations) is that a tankless water heater will outlast a tank, maybe by as much as twice.
I think, but cannot say with certainty, that solar has a better chance of paying for itself. A lot depends on where you live - the amount of sun you get and local labor and energy prices. There may also be local, state or federal rebates available.
There's some time & effort involved in figuring it out. The good news is that it's not impossible to figure out. Get some prices on installing a tankless water heater. The plumbers that install tankless water heaters in your area should be aware of any rebates. Then talk to solar contractors. Many will have software that can do the calcs for your location (they may lean towards the optimistic side of things). Then put it all together. You may wind up with both. Or neither.
Question On Relativism Vs Natural Law.. I Need Feedback From Proponents From These Two, As Well As Other Views?
My Ethics Teacher's Lesson On "Relativism Vs Natural Law" Was Not Only One-Sided(He Only Presented Arguements For Natural Law, And Arguements Against Relativsm), It Seems Like A False Dilemma To Present These To As The Only Viewpoints. What Are Other Philosophies On The Subject Of Ethics?
Firstly, the argument is somewhat specious. "Natural law" consists of those facts about the universe that are determinable by observation: the origin of the solar system, the laws of momentum and energy conservation and the like. The only thing that is "relativistic" about any of these is Einstein's theories. "Relativism" is usually used to define a source of moral codes; these cannot be determined from scientific data, so must be developed by societies based on experience. Which, of course, they are; moral codes derive from evolution, which applies to societies as well as to species: a society which adheres to a sound moral code will survive preferably to one that does no. Which means, in a sense, that all moral codes are relative. In particular, it should be absolutely clear that there is no such thing as an absolute morality, and Kant's (and subsequently, C S Lewis's) claims to the contrary are simply wrong.
Do We Get More Solar Or Thermal Energy From The Sun?
'Solar' Energy, Includes All Energy Emitted From The Sun, Even Thermal And Light. Yet I Suspect Most Of The Thermal Energy We Receive Is As The Result Of Insolation (No, I Didn'T Spell That Wrong. I Do Mean Insolation) Of Electromagnetic Radiation. So Do We Get More Electromagnetic Energy? Or More Raw Thermal Energy?
Thermal energy is from the absorption of electromagnetic radiation by surfaces, indeed thermal radiation is infrared light. I think you've misunderstood the meaning of the word insolation as it's merely all the energy a surface is exposed to. The only way to increase the energy absorbed would be to increase the surface area of direct energy being absorbed. Otherwise it's all a matter of how efficiently you access that energy. For example, an evacuated vacuum thermal power collector puts the solar collector in a vacuum so once it has absorbed the electromagnetic energy as heat, the heat can not escape through conduction or convection and any radiant heat is reflected by the glass shell holding the vacuum. Problem with EVT's are that they get broken by hail storms, etc. and they also leak so you have to replace them regularly. Photovoltaic panels only use one frequency of light because the solar cells are made of silicon which responds to only one frequency, more efficient solar cells can be made by combining different materials and also by finding materials that will absorb other frequencies and re-emit them in the frequencies that silicon likes.
The Energy Used To Charge The Batteries Of Electric Cars Come From?
A. Druids B. Power Plants ( Coal, Nuclear, Oil, Etc) C. They Don'T Need To Be Charged
The source of the power depends on where you live. In California, hydro+renewables create about 32%, nuclear is about 24% and natural gas is about 20%. Coal and other fossil fuels account for only about 2%.
The energy comes from PG&E power plants rather than smaller individual less efficient motors. The energy sources are already much cleaner than gasoline, and moving towards even cleaner and PG&E increases it's collection of solar power. In the future, many owners of electric cars will charge them primarily via solar panels on their own garage.
How Much Energy Does It Take To Boil Water?
(For School) I'M Designing A Tea Urn, Or Something Along Those Lines. I Need To Figure Out How Much Energy It Needs Because I'M Making It Solar Powered
No Idea What I'M Doing =X
This would depend on the water temperature you start with.
A BTU is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of liquid water by one degree from 60° to 61°Fahrenheit at a constant pressure of one atmosphere.
1 watt is approximately 3.413 BTU/h