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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your property value
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for homes equipped 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 part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what price, 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
Using Gas Is Cheaper Than Electricity?
Did Anyone Know That Why It Seems For Me That Using Gas To Generate Electricity Is Cheaper Than Buying Electricity From The Pg&E? Here Is My Calculation,
1 Gal Gasoline = 36.6 Kwh (Base On Wiki)
My House Month Usage Is 518Kw, Which Cost Me $70.8
But If I Buy Gasoline By My Own, In Order To Generate 518Kw (Assume The Energy Loss Is Small First), I Need To Buy 518/36.6 = 14.153 Gal Of Gasoline, Which Properly Cost Me 14.153 Gal X 3.29 = $46.56.
Is There Anything Wrong In My Calculation? Thanks!
You are assuming a 100% efficient gas generator. This is nowhere near the truth.
Modern gasoline engines have an average efficiency of about 18% to 20% when used to power a car.
So you could multiply your calculated cost to run the generator by at least 5.
If you are looking to "get off the grid", a better bet would be to invest in solar or wind. They usually have at least a 10 year pay-back period to re-coup the initial investment.
Is Oil And Potash Used In The Manufacture Of Solar Panels?
I Have Been Told That Solar Panels Are Made From Oil And Potash And Coal And Other Minerals Mined From Fossils In The Ground. Is This True?
Indeed they are.
What solar advocates neglect to mention is that the amount of energy used to mine and manufacture the panels exceeds the amount of energy the panels will generate over their lifetime.
Bit of an eye opener, eh?
Of course, I am not saying there are no good applications for solar panels. What I am saying is that solar energy is not necessarily the environmental panacea some try to tell us it is.
Does Anybody Know How Solar Power Generate Electricity/Heat?
By using solar panels it is possible to have free and green electricity from the sun. There are two ways to generate electricity from the sun: Solar thermal.
This method of producing electricity from solar energy is used more on an industrial scale. Banks of mirrors are used to concentrate the heat from the sun. The heat is then focused and collected. The resulting high temperatures are used to heat water to create steam. The steam is then used in a conventional way to power large turbines that will produce the electricity that is connected to the national grid or utility supply.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Need To Know How Solar Panels Work Please Help Me!!
Also, If You Know Any Other Additional Important Information About Solar Energy In General Please Tell Me,
The most important parts of a solar cell are the semiconductor layers, this is where the electron current is created. There are a number of different materials available for making these semiconducting layers, and each has benefits and drawbacks. Unfortunately, there is no one ideal material for all types of cells and applications.
In addition to the semiconducting materials, solar cells consist of a top metallic grid or other electrical contact to collect electrons from the semiconductor and transfer them to the external load, and a back contact layer to complete the electrical circuit. Then, on top of the complete cell is typically a glass cover or other type of transparent encapsulant to seal the cell and keep weather out, and a antireflective coating to keep the cell from reflecting the light back away from the cell. A typical solar cell consists of a cover glass, a anti-reflective layer, a front contact to allow the electrons to enter a circuit and a back contact to allow them to complete the circuit, and the semiconductor layers where the electrons begin to complete there voyages!
The solar panels, in order to generate power, are using the method of screen-printing, a technique developed for printing fabrics, paper and to produce plastic, glass and metal solar cells. The basic materials of a photovoltaic cell (solar cell) are inexpensive. The homemade solar cells have about 11/4 of the efficiency of commercial silicon solar cells, which turn 10-20 per cent of light energy into electricity. But, being cheap to produce, they can make up the loss in quantity what they lack in quality.
Since They Have Solar Panels, Why Not Install Them On An Electric Car?
And Have A Backup Power Source For Nighttime Driving??? There Would Be No Need To Plug In Or Fuel Up Ever!!
Your concept is great, but there's just one flaw: It's too simple. Since the roof of a car has such a small surface area, very few solar cells can fit on it. Less solar cells = less power. With today's solar cells, it would take days of charging just to drive a conventional car a few miles at a reasonable speed. Mass-produced solar powered cars may become a reality in the future, but I don't think it will happen anytime soon. The best place to put solar panels right now in on top of your roof, where the surface area is large enough to generate a useful amount of energy.
Edit: You're not the first to think of it; solar-powered cars do exist! You might see solar-powered cars in the news, but those are very expensive and are probably built for contests. They are specially designed to be aerodynamic for more efficiency. It is impossible to build one that will be practical for everyday use (as of now) because of the price and small surface area available..