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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big part 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 One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your property value
Numerous studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend 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 terrific method to lower 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 typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service 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 business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, 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
Final Project Help- &Quot;Solar Panel As Safe Investment&Quot;?
Im Doing My Final Project On The Topic &Quot;Solar Panel As Safe Investment&Quot;
I Need A Some Help On What All I Can Include To My Project, What All I Should Talk And Some Ideas..
Seems odd--I'm not sure I'd frame solar panels as a safe investment, you'd probably save money using power from the power company. I guess I'd point out that after you buy them, they are low maintenance and keep producing power for many years out of something that isn't really consumed--if you hadn't caught that sunlight it would have gone to waste.
I'm not agreeing that they are a safe investment because the last time I checked, it would take you over 50 years to recover enough electricity that, when sold at retail prices, it would cover the cost of building the solar field.
What Are Some Good Magazines On Solar Panels And Wind Turbines.?
Hi Dima, there are several publications that deal with sustainable technology, which includes solar, wind, hydro and other sources of renewable energy. Real Goods has lots of products, but in my experience reading it, they are more interested in selling completed packages or devices rather than offering bits and pieces, or articles that increase your understanding. Mother Earth has some info, but deals more with gardening and such.
In a nutshell, if you want information on this subject, the most direct periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of making your own renewable energy, Home Power Magazine hits the nail on the head. We started reading Home Power 15 years ago. Today our home generates 90% of its own electricity with the wind and sun, we use solar passive and wood for heat and collect rainwater for some of our domestic use. Some of the things we decided to do at our home later became of such interest to Home Power Magazine, that they ran a couple articles on our house. It's quite inexpensive, I think around $25 USD per year now, and if you buy a subscription, you get access to their website with archives on old articles that might be of interest to you.
Some other online sources are MREA.ORG, AWEA.ORG and don't overlook the library. Go to the library, and search for a book on wind turbines for example. Once you find it, right in the same area are probably other books on that and similar subjects. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Do Solar Panels Generate Power When It'S Cloudy?
For Those Solar Panels That You Install On Your Rooftops, Do They Generate Electricity When It'S Cloudy? And If Yes, How Much Electricity Does It Generate Compared To Sunny Days?
For Example...Like Only 25% Electricity Generated Compared To Sunny Days?
Yes. If there is any light, even on a cloudy day, a solar panel can generate power. But the amount of power generated is much less when the solar panel is not in direct sunlight (about 90% less).
On a cloudy day, typical solar panels can produce 10-25% of their rated capacity. The exact amount will vary depending on the density of the clouds, and may also vary by the type of solar panel; some kinds of panels are better at receiving diffuse light. SunPower solar cells, for example, have been designed to capture a broader range of the solar spectrum. By capturing more red and blue wavelengths, their solar panels can generate more electricity even when it’s overcast.
Ultraviolet light also reaches the earth’s surface in abundance during cloudy days (if you’ve ever been at the beach when it’s cloudy and gotten a sunburn, you’ve experienced this firsthand). Some solar cells are in development that can capture UV rays, although these are not out on the market yet. Even with a standard solar panel on a cloudy day, though, you will be able to generate some power when it’s daylight. The same thing is true in foggy weather. If you live in a city with frequent fog, like San Francisco, you’ll still be able to generate electricity when the fog rolls in.
Thermodynamic Question That Includes Heating Water With Solar Panels?
A Homeowner Is Considering Putting A Horizontal Solar Panel On Her Roof To Heat Water For Domestic Use. An Average Increase Of Water Temperature Each Day From 60Of To 120Of Is Wanted For 150 Gallons. How Large A Panel Would Be Needed On A Clear Winter Day At 40O Latitude If The Overall Efficiency Is 50%?
You need to figure out the BTUs needed. A BTU is how much it takes to heat 1 pound of water one degree F. They are trying to heat 150 gallons 60 degrees. Each gallon weighs 8.34 lbs. 150 x 8.34 = 645lbs. x 60 degrees = 38,700BTUs.
Now, I'm not sure if this question is for real world or a math/science question, because the next step may be different for each. You can go to the SRCC, an independent testing lab, and find the standard tested rating of a solar collector, to see how many BTUs each one generates a day. http://www.altestore.com/mmsolar/others/... Here's a typical 4' x 8' collector rating. 40 degree latitude would be a cool climate, so you look at row D, water heating in a cool climate. Probably take the middle rating, mildly sunny day, and it is 10,000BTU per panel per day (it's 19,000 on a sunny day). 38,700 BTU / 10,000 BTU = 3.87, they'd need about 3 to 4 panels. If you used the sunny day number, you'd only need 2, but 3 is more realistic, as it is not always a sunny day.
How Much Voltage Is Lost When One Converts 1 Kilowat Of Dc Into Ac?
Solar Panels Product Dc Which Must Be Converted Into Ac For Household Use.
None. Voltage gets converted from the solar cells DC voltage to AC mains voltage. This process is regulated so one always gets 120Vac or 230Vac, regardless of how much sun is out.
Some power is dissipated/consumed in making the inverter work however, so there is a slight loss of power when converting from DC to AC. Inverter efficiency is usually 85-95%, so 5-15% is lost.