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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, 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 advantages of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Multiple studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 an essential element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks 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 anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of house owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses 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 energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
How Is Solar Energy Transformed Into Electricity?
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They use what's called a photodiode. It's a semiconductor made mostly from silicon. photons from the sun strike the material and excite the electrons in it.
the electron is moved from a valence energy level, (where it takes part in bonding the material together) to a level where it breaks free of the valence and is allowed to flow freely.
The electron flows through the material, and the hole it left behind is filled with an electron form the atom next to it, thus the hole flows in the opposite direction and is filled in at the outer most extremity by a free roaming electron from space.
In this way an electrical current flows through the material.
Can Science Help Answer Questions About How Or If We Should Be Using Non-Renewable Energy Resources?
Can Science Help Answer Questions About How Or If We Should Be Using Non-Renewable Energy Resources?
Unfortunately at current rates of consumption we cannot rely on renewable energy sources alone. This leaves us with having to use "non-renewable" energy. What we can do however is increase and improve our ability to extract usable energy from the limited supply and therefore in effect increasing the pool of available energy available again. I'm a firm believer that if we were to put our collective efforts into fossil fuels, we may be able to find alternate chemical reactions (other than plain old burning) which may be more environmentally friendly. They say gasoline contains more hydrogen atoms than liquid hydrogen has per volume. Just have to find a better way to extract it. In reality renewable energy involves high capital, and when you look at say wind or solar, the power you get out vs what energy / costs were put in, solar panels require batteries, which contain heavy metals, cannot be recycled, etc. Are they really that renewable when you look at all the other minerals mined to produce however many watts of power? I'd say it's calculable. Look at costs to build a station, unit power and lifetime. that should get you $/kWhr.
Can A House Light Give Solar Energy?
Yes and no.
Yes, a house light can generate the photons necessary to make a photovoltaic panel (aka solar cell) generate a trace amount of electricity. But no, this would not be enough to run the house light or much else.
You may be able to use halogen work lights to run solar photovoltaic and solar thermal demonstrations if you do not have sunlight.
What Are The Costs And Benefits Of Replacing Coal-Produced Electricity With Alternative Forms Of Energy?
(Ex. Hydroelectric Power, Solar Power, Wind Power)
The best is to use less electricity efficiently and avoid the necessity to build new coal (and other fossils) burning.
Even though alternative energy power plants are more expensive to build, they are less expensive to operate, their operation is clean, and smaller plants can be built in a closer proximity to the consumers.
Any Thoughts On What To Do When Environmental Interests Collide?
Virtually Everything We Do Has Some Environmental Cost. Hydroelectric Dams Flood Valleys And Make Things Hard For Certain Fish, Especially The Ones That Spawn In Freshwater But Live In Salt Water (Like Salmon). Solar Panels, Windmills, And The Like Can Damage Wildlife And/Or Natural Areas. Land Devoted To Growing Biofuel Crops Is Generally Land That Can No Longer Be A Functional Nature Preserve. And So On. Everything Has A Cost.
Now, There Are Some Relative No-Brainers. I Don'T Think Anyone Would Dispute That Natural Gas Power Plants Do Less Damage (In Pretty Much Every Respect) Than Coal-Fired Ones. Tapping Landfills For Methane, Or Running Manure Through Methane Digesters, Does Not Disturb Any Virgin Land, And Obviously Reduces Agw. There Are A Few Other Cases Where The Benefits Of An Action, In Virtually Every Respect And From Virtually Every Angle, Clearly And Unambiguously Outweigh The Harms. But, In General, What Should We Do When One Form Of Environmental Damage Is Being Pitted Against Another? When We Have To Chose Between Replacing A Coal Plant With A Hydroelectric Power Plant And Preserving The Habitat Of An Endangered Species? When We'Re Deciding Between Installing Solar Panels In Virgin Desert, Or The Risk Of Possible Contamination From A New Nuclear Power Plant? Obviously, To Some Extent, This Kind Of Thing Has To Be Handled On A Case-By-Case Basis, But What Are Your Thoughts On How We Should Do The Weighing? How Do We Get The Most Benefit With The Least Harm?
This is where environmental risk assessment comes in. Most developed countries would have established frameworks to assess them, based on the International framework which was based on the original model developed by the US EPA. There are various steps where stakeholder involvement is considered. Trading off one hazard against another is where this is important as it allows the community (represented among the stakeholders) access to info regarding the various risks and benefits. Where this process falls on its **** is when there is corruption or too much emphasis placed on specific stakeholders (eg proponents) which is common.
One of the most significant outcomes of ERA is in environmental monitoring. Environmental Imapct Assessments make up part of the initial ERA consultation process. In my country at least, once a project is approved there are standards which must be upheld. Again this comes from the US where the San Diego nuclear power facility built in the 1970's was the first project which required the proponents to fund independent monitoring of the impacts. The issue related to offshore outflow and the potential impact on seagrass beds which were vital habitat to many marine species in the region. After the project got going monitors found that the seagrasses were dying, so the proponents were forced to pay for the establishment of artifical reefs outside of the affected area which allowed seagrasses to recruit and made the difference between disturbance and local extinction.
Anyway this process has allowed corporations to continue to make money, people to get the energy and other products they need, and in some cases environmental preservation to occur. Very few people want to see al such projects stop altogether rather sustainability is the answer. In my mind the greater risk should be outweighed by the best chance at protecting or ameliorating the remaining habitat, so if I were a stakeholder I would be arguing for very strong monitoring standards and possibly consideration of different locations if the risks were too great. Given the huge profits made by the mining industries in my country, I see no problem with getting them to improve more area than they disturb in the mining processes to offset the additional impacts their products make (which is beyond their control but still depends heavily on their supply). In a case where a new hydro plant would destroy critical habitat beyond an acceptable risk for a number of species, I would prefer to see a single coal plant remain rather and the emissions offset by improving habitat elsewhere. It is not possible to offset all emissions from all fossil fuels in this way, but for the od coal plant where replacement may be as bad or worse than leaving it alone. The deciding factor in such a case would be the increased costs due to carbon offsetting versus potentially cheaper energy from the new project, but many people are willing to pay small amounts to protect habitat (as shown by various studies using travel costs methods etc).