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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous home owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly 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 solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost 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 electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three 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 essential components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- 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 Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, 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
Will My 18Watt Solar Panel Charge A Car Battery And How Fast?
I Wanna Get A Solar Panel To Charge 1 Or 2 Car Batteries. Then Connect The Battery To A 800Watt Power Inverter So That I Can Power A Tv. Will The 18Watt Solar Panel Charge My Batteries And Around In How Long?
I Just Wanna Use The Panel To Charge The Batteries, No To Use The Panel Directly With My Electronics. Thanks For Your Answer And Help Me With That.
welcome to the wonderfull world of solar!
you probably have a 12Vdc 18 Watt solar panel, to figure out its charging amps capability we do this equation
this is a conservative figure, since solar panel ratings are calculated using winter time sunlight, sunny locations and more daytime hours will give you higher amps.
a typical good condition car battery is rated at 40Ah (Amp hours).to find out the charge time, we use the following formula;
Amp Hours/Amps=T where T is time in hours
this is charge for a single battery, two batteries will double to over 52 hours.
lets compare to charging a battery with your car, a car alternator puts out about 60 amps but usually run about half capacity.
An alternator is far more efficient so charging with a small solar panel is best as an alternative or for low power applications.
As far as using an inverter to power a TV, we can calculate how long the battery will last by using the original formula.
a typical 19"tv will use 70 watts
this figure is by drawing all the power from the battery, voltage inverters have a safety feature that will not let you discharge your battery all the way, so 40Ah battery will power a 19" tv for about 4.5 to 5 hours.
How Much Money Does Solar Panels Save?
Our School Spends Around $10,000 Dollars On Energy.
We Want To Know How Much Money Would Installing Solar Panels On The Roof Save Our School.
I can tell you for a fact you can save money with solar panels. I have a system. I have a 3.74 kw dc system which cost $26K, I got a $10K rebate from my utility and a $2K fed tax credit. I will break even or get ROI in 6-7 years. My system generates about $2K of energy per year.
The benefit of a school is most of the energy will be produced during the time that the students are using the facility so you may see a better return. I still use much of my energy when the sun goes down. All businesses get a 30% fed tax credit when they install a system, and many states offer larger rebates to businesses.
There are many factors that will determine the efficiency of the panels, my orientation isn't ideal so that drops my production a little. Shade can reduce the number of hours a panel can produce. The number of hours of sunlight and the number of days it is cloudy can affect production as well. Your utility policies can have an economic impact, not all utilities allow the meter to run backwards or buy back the excess energy you produce, most schools are out of session during the longest most productive days.
The biggest problem for solar is the large initial payment, without grants or loans it is unlikely a school would have the money to put up a large system. There is no need to zero out the bill, even a partial system can save money.
What Kind Of Electricity Does A Solar Panel Create?
Ac Or Dc?
The modern silicon solar cell produces around .5 V DC at .3 Amps at full sunlight. A solar panel is made of multiple cells wired together. If they are wired in series with one another you increase the Amp output and if you wire them in parallel with one another you increase the voltage. The solar panels are generally wired to put out 12 to 36 V depending on the manufacture. The DC is stored in batteries to hold the power until you need it. If it is hooked to a household on the regular AC grid, an inverter is added to the system to change the 12V DC to 110V AC. Cost in systems depend on if the building is wired to only use DC and if you even worry about having batteries (system only offsets cost during the day without batteries).
Is It Okay To Install Grid Tie Solar Panel System, Or Would It Make The Power Company Very Upset?
I Don'T Know If It'S Legal To Install Solar Panel System For My Home To Save Electricity. We Already Spent Over $400.00 A Month And Thinking About Getting 280Watt Solar Panels With 500Watt Inverter To Save Alot Of Money. Is It Illegal? Would It Upset The Power Company That Could Come After Us?
Hey Mana, no, the power company will not get "upset" with you for installing a few solar panels. They might fine you if you try to connect your equipment to their grid without their permission or required equipment, but they won't be upset. You have to take a good look at your bill one day to understand this. I don't know what your rate structure is, but if you're spending $400 for electricity in one month, your home probably uses 8 to 10 times the electricity ours does. Even if you turned everything off and used none, you would still get a bill, there are connection fees, taxes, and other items that are added on after the calculation is done for the amount of usage you have. The power company is happy to let you produce all your own power, and keep paying them the "fees" alone, they still get money from you.
We've been powering our home from the wind and sun for 12 years now, and on average our electric bill is around $ 4 to 10 dollars a month. Most of it is connection fees and taxes, usually our usage is around 2 or 3 dollars per month. They have not complained once to me about the situation. To produce that $40 or so in electricity that we used to use each month, we have a 1.4 kilowatt solar array, a 1 kw wind turbine, solar water preheaters, solar passive gain windows, rain water collection tank and a few extras. The cost for this equipment today might be around $10,000 if you installed it yourself. What I'm driving at is that the 280 watt panels and 500 watt inverter you mentioned is not going to save you "alot" of money, if it was hooked up properly and ran some loads in your home, you would probably save $5 to $10 per month, so your bill would only have been $390 instead of $400 recently. Your real problem is usage. We had the same problem 15 years ago. Back then we embarked on a plan to replace appliances, lighting and some electronics, and make some habit pattern changes as well. Leaving the back porch light on all day so it is on for the 12 seconds you walk in through that door at night for example, will take about another 150 watts of solar power, which might add $300 to the cost of your equipment. To put it another way, turning off the light saves you the 15 cents in electricity and $300 in equipment, what makes more sense to you?
Once we got our home pared down to just a few hundred units of usage each month, it was reasonable to add the solar equipment and wind turbine. Since then, our home has not been without power for even one minute, hard to put a price on that, but the solar equipment will never pay for itself in utility bill savings alone, it won't in your case either until you can cut back on the horrendous amount of power your home uses.
I also want to warn you about getting info about this from hacks like me online. I've learned that there are two things in vast supply in solar power, sun, and missinformation. It's amazing to me how many people are willing to offer advice on this subject who have never laid a hand on a solar panel or inverter. Check out some sources below and think about getting a subscription to Home Power Magazine, they know a lot more about this subject than the guys posting answers here. Take care, Rudydoo
Do I Need Ac Or Dc To Light An Led Bulb With Solar Panel?
I Have To Make A Solar Generator To Light An Led. The Project Says I Need To Produce 3V And 100Ma (0.3 Watts).
I'Ll Have My Solar Panel Charge A Battery Which Will Produce Dc Power. Do I Need To Convert It To Ac To Power The Led? Or Can I Simply Hook Up The Led To The Battery, And Put A Circuit In Between?
3V and 100mA (0.3 watts)? To product DC or AC, it depends on the light bulb,
Take this bulb as an example: http://www.lightingever.com/mr16-led-bul...
The spec said that: 12V AC Only. 12V DC may cause bulb to burn out quickly