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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 daily life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#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 cash down.
Lots of homeowners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 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
Solar Panels, Which Are The Best?
What Are The Best And Cheapest Solar Panels For Roofs Or Not?
wait 2-5 years to buy solar panels, trust me i build, design, and install them.
Solar Panels On Housing Developments?
I Just Took A Trip To Florida, They Are Cutting Down Anything That Doesnt Float And Putting Up Buildings. Most Of These Cost A Bundle, Bill Gates May Pay Cash For Them, But Most People Will Have Many Payments. Since Pools, Satellite Dishes, And Docks If Near The Water Seem To Be Standard Issue, Why Not A Couple Solar Panels And Water Heater. It Is Florida After All, And If You Are Allready Paying A Half Million Or So For A House, What Is Another 10K Gonna Mean To You. Why Dont They Make It Mandatory To Include These On All New Housing And Condos And Businesses. With That Many The Price Would Come Down Quickly And Pay For Itself Long Before The House Is Payed Off And/Or Florida Is Flooded Due To Global Warming.
Solar Panels in housing developments is not being used because it would add $25,000 to $40,000 to the price of the home. Most people in the USA don't understand that after a few years the solar electric panels will start paying them back.
It is not just the upfront cost. People would rather spend that 40K on somthing smart like a new corvette. Which has no pay back at all then something stupid like solar electric and helping themselfs or the rest of the world.
So if the builders were to add them to the house people would just buy from another builder and the one adding the solar roof tops would just go broke. The State would have to find a way to credit the buyer or buider enough to make it worth it.
Is it not more fun to spend millions on finding out where Anna Smith is going to be barried? Or maybe billions on top of billions on War?
If we had spend the money on solar that we have spend on Iraq alone we could have put solar on every roof top in the whole USA and had few billion left over.
Think about it.. 200 million people in the USA with three to a home would be 66 million homes. It would have only cost 528 billions dollars to put a 1 kWh Solar Electric system on each house in America.
But that would be stupid. War makes more money. We don't want Exxon to go broke do we?
How Long Do Roof Solar Panels Last?
I Know That There Is A Life Expectancy For Solar Panels, And I Suppose, The Technology Involved. Any Information?
All thick film panels I've seen are either warrantied for 20 or 25 years.
However, there are no moving parts and so the only failure mechanisms that could come into play to cause them to fail would be physical damage or some sort of electro-migration effect. The electro-migration effect might take 100s of years to cause a problem.
However, by 20 or 25 years from now, there will have been advancements that would make a current generation panel the equivalent of an Edsel anyway. So I would expect that you would want to replace them even if they had not failed.
There is no "regular maintenance" required of a solar panel. (I don't considing brushing leaves or dust off the panels to be maintenance, in the sense that you need to change oil in your car, for example). Most inverters will have a coling fan and some sort of filter, which will probably require cleaning if not change occassionally.
I did a little more looking at what causes degradation in solar panels, since I know the cell itself should not degrade. This is what I found: http://homepower.com/article/?file=HP118...
PV warranties typically allow for 20 percent output degradation over the module’s 20- to 25-year warranty life. But measurements of many modules put into service in the 1980s show that it’s unusual to see even half that much degradation. Many of those earliest modules still perform to their original specifications. It is safe to say that modules carrying warranties of 20 years or more have a high probability of working well 30 years from now
Hey. I Need Some Help With Solar Panels And Batteries :) Please See The Detailed Version Beneeth :)?
I Was Just Wondering What The Minimum And Maximm Charging Voltage And Ampere Is For Li Ion Batteries. If I Connect A Solar Panel, Which Only Gets Enough Sunshine To Generate 1 Voltage, Will That Still Charge The Battery, Or Would I Have To Series Connect Solar Panels Until They Together Reach 3,7Volt?
One lithium cell requires 4.2V to obtain its full charge, Never exceed 4.2V ! Output from solar panel if below 3.7V , nothing charge to lithium.
Total charging time until the cell is full depending on the AH rate of cell and the charging current that solar panel can be provided. Suppose cell is rate 5AH, and the charging current from solar panel under full sun shine can maintain 0.5A ( use solar panel short circuit current rate from its specification as a reference ) , hence, 10 hours is enough. And be sure the solar panel can maintain 4.2V output at 0.5A .
Remember, over charge lithium cell one time might reduce its life into half . Therefore, let the solar panel output passing through a precision regulator to maintain output is 4.2V is the best way, because, as cell reaches 4.2V , no more charging current is forced into cell ( automatic stop charging ). If you do not have the knowledge to make this simple variable voltage regulator with LM317K ( if you choose this way, buy solar panel output has at least 12V) , you may choose to do it manually by install a current meter and a variable resistor in series between the panel output to cell. By adjust the value of resistor, charging current can be controlled ( if you choose this way, buy solar panel output has as less as 6V ). Count the charging time with a clock and adjust the charging current from time to time to maintain 0.5A .
Is It Worth Getting Solar Panels Fitted On My Roof?
I Live In The Uk, I Have No Savings (So Would Have To Take Out A Loan Of About £8000), I Don'T Know How Long I Plan To Stay In My House, I Might Want To Move In A Year Or Two To Take Advantage Of A Better Job So I Want To Keep The Option Open Of Being Able To Sell My House Without Having To Pay Off The Cost Of Having The Panels Fitted (Which I Probably Won'T Get Back On The Increased Value They Add To My House).
What Are The Main Advantages Of Having Solar Panels?
What Are The Pitfalls The Ever So Eager Cold Callers With Quotas To Fill Don'T Tell You About?
Basically Is It Worth Having Them?
In 2007, the cost of solar photoelectric power was 38 cents US per kwh while the cost of coal power was 0.6 cents per kwh but consumer costs for power were 12 cents per kwh as additional coal power plants are not being built so wind and natural gas are being built. Without government incentives, solar power are not economic.
However, the UK has extensive subsidies for solar, I would suggest that you learn how to perform Internal Rate of Return ( IRR ) calculations and Net Present Value ( NPV ) calculations to evaluate your financial decision, excel has an excellent =XIRR() function to do this with.
Most people talk about payback periods but that's due to the poor level of financial education in the population and payback periods don't give you an appropriate evaluation of the time value of money. With solar power, it's a razor thin line of economics so you have to get the calculations right to know what's in your best interest, the laymen hearsay isn't going to do it.