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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing 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 benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 growth 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 substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, 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
How Old/Young The Roof Should Be For The Solar Panel Installation?
We Don'T Know The Age Of Our Roof. We Bought A Foreclosed Home So We Don'T Know Much About The History Of The House Such As The Roof; When It Was Installed.
When The Solar Contractor Came To Give Us An Estimate, He Wanted To Know The Age Of The Roof. We Don'T Know And Couldn'T Figure Out. Any Suggestion? And How Young The Roof Should Be For The Solar Panel Installation. Thanks For Your Answer.
Any solar company worth its salt should be able to estimate the age of the roof if you don't have an exact figure. They should have walked the roof, and seen whether there are any spots where the roofing felt is showing. If it is a wood roof (shake or shingle), then they should be able to tell from the weathering. Asphalt shingle, by if there are any areas dry, cracked, or starting to be bald. Tile or metal roof, should basically last forever, but should be checked for cracks or missing tiles. I would trust the solar company or a friend that knows roofs more than a roofing company. If you ask a roofing company to look at your roof, they have an incentive to tell you that you should replace it right away.
If it looks like the roof has 5 years or less left on it, I'd suggest changing the roof at the same time as installing the panels, if you can afford it. If the roof needs changing and you can't afford panels, then ask the roofer to put in standoffs for panel racks. These are easy to put on when the roof is being redone, and will make it quick and easy if you decide to add panels in the future.
How Is Energy In Solar Panels Converted And Kept?
I Need This For School Project. I Need Some Useful Information On This, With Text As Easily Understandable As Possible. Thank You :)
The physics of solar panels (that is, the way in which solar radiation is converted into electrical energy) is explained quite well in Wikipedia, for example:
However, I have some other sources to suggest you for the second part of your question.
Once the solar panel converted sun radiation into electrical energy, this energy must be converted in a suitable for to be injected into the grid. To do this, you need an INVERTER:
If you want to use that energy later, for example at night, you also have to store it.
For small panels, you can use batteries. However, those are expensive and there is another intelligent solution: combining HYDRO and SOLAR panel. You can store your energy by pumping the water upwards above a dam, and produce energy when is needed more:
Last, give a look to a fair comparison about solar energy and energy from fossil fuel.
Here is a rough comparison of the two energy sources for car transportation:
Hope it helps!
Solar Panel To Run Ac In The Summer?
How Much Would It Be To Buy Solar Panels And Have It Professionally Installed? I'M Looking For Enough Power To Run Ac In The Summer. I Have A 1500 Sqft Home.
Also, Are The Solar Panels Good For A Long Time?
I use two window A/C units and I have a 1600 SQ home. It may not be as hot here as it is at your place but works great for me.
You can run a 5000 BTU A/C unit that you buy at Freds department stores on about 800 watts of solar modules. A 5000 BTU A/C uses about 6 amps at 120 volts running hard. 120 volts times 6 amps = 720 Watts. So you might want to say 850 watts in panels for heat losses.
So about $10,000 to $15,000 depending on where you are and who you are dealing with.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need-To Power A House?
That depends on roof size, your location, and energy consumption habits. Although I can't give you a definitive answer on the number of panels I would like to recommend the people I consulted with when I was pursuing solar power for my home. If you visit Global Solar Center's site @ http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/ they will provide you with a free solar quote, as well as all the information you need regarding your payback period, a cash flow analysis, a feasibility analysis, your annual savings and an expected return on investment. All in all they were of great help to me and they're a great resource to begin your solar search. After discussing your solar wants with them you will be able to make a smart decision about whether or not solar is the right move for you.
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Small government is the road to serfdom!
Rather than a simple economic issue, this is a matter of national defense. Just as industry found it unprofitable to build the Interstate Highway System, government must again finance new infrastructure.
For security, we need a smart grid and a nationwide power and communication network buried completely underground. For energy independence that will get us out of the Mid-East, we need homes with near-perfect insulation, solar panels, and geothermal wells. To battery-power our entire automobile fleet, we need dozens of safe, thorium-based nuclear power plants. And to eliminate the long-haul truck and air traffic that uses a major portion of our energy and our highway and airport maintenance expense, we need a network of efficient maglev freight and passenger trains zipping through low-pressure tubes faster than a jet plane.
Who says we can’t finance infrastructure? Bond holders are paying us to keep their money safe at a negative real (inflation-adjusted) interest rate. And we can buy bonds ourselves, as we did during WW II. And money can be generated on computer keyboards, as the Fed is doing for banks.
How much can we afford to spend annually on infrastructure? According to the Congressional Budget Office, $1T of annual government spending on infrastructure hires about 20 million unemployed and induces about $1.5T of consumer spending and $0.15T of consumer savings. If industry likes that growth enough to annually borrow and invest $0.5T, the total annual spending would increase to $3T. And the GDP growth rate would reach 20% and ensure low interest rates.
So what would be the annual deficit? Zero! In fact, we could actually reduce the debt by spending $1T annually on infrastructure. First, we would employ twenty million jobless workers, each of whom would stop drawing the equivalent of $25,000 in annual relief benefits of all kinds. Also, the improved infrastructure would produce at least an annual 1% productivity increase. With tax revenue at federal and state levels increasing with GDP, the federal budget gets a boost:
Reduced unemployment benefits = $25K benefits x 20 million people = $0.50T
Productivity improvement = 1% x $15T+ economy = $0.15T
Federal tax revenue increase = $3T increased spending x 20% = $0.60T
Reduced federal aid to states = $3T increased spending x 5% = $0.15T
Total annual budget gain = $1.40T
Less cost of stimulus - $1.00T
Net debt reduction = $0.40T = $400B
A small government cannot build the world’s greatest infrastructure.
Without the world’s greatest infrastructure, we will not have the world’s greatest industrial base.
Without the world’s greatest industrial base, we will not have the world’s greatest defense.
Without the world’s greatest defense, our nation will be in jeopardy.
A small government is the road to serfdom.
A small government would betray those who died for our freedom.
The traitors demanding a small government deserve scorn, if not execution.
Google UMKC Economics faculty. NewEconomicPerspectives.org