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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 resident to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, watching 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 considerable, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell more quickly 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 educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking 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 Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electricity will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for at least 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
Can You Use Fire For Solar Panels To Give Energy?
Well you will get a little energy from it but it would be totally impratical because solar panels work with light and fires make more heat than light. You would be wasting a lot of energy in the form of heat to get a tiny little bit of electricity.
Is Maintaining Solar Panels For All Of Your Electricity Difficult?
How Expensive Is It To Install And Maintain Solar Pannels? How Many Do You Need To Effectively Supply A Whole House? How Does The Storage Of The Energy Work?
No not difficult to maintain. Most array's come with a 20 year warranty that will be covered by your installer. If you get snow or alot of dust, you may have to clear them off but typically, the angle will usually shed the snow and the dust is factored into the original equations to supply the necessary power. (see autonomy below)
Batteries have to be maintained just like in your car. Batteries are built into a "bank" and work as a whole unit. They do make maintenance free AGM's but they also cost a little more. Or you can opt to go without batteries meaning solar during the day, pulling from the power company at night. That will eliminate the cost of batteries, their replacement every 5 years, and the charge controller that regulates the battery bank. Depending on your expected savings, this could be the right choice.
The cost is going to depend on your consumption and the home. Its not always a good fit for everyone so every house is taken on its own standings based on location to the sun and the consumption in the house. Its difficult to nail down a price because there is no "ball park" Each is custom to the home.
Compare two people in the exact model of homes in the same neighborhood. One faces South and one faces East. Panels have to face South for at least 5 hours a day so the one with the natural roof facing that direction can just lay flat on racking but the one facing east needs special racking and brackets to tilt the panels up and away from the roof and towards the south. More cost involved and may include additional structural reinforcement to the trusses.
Also, if a family of 4 lives in 1, and a family of 2 lives in the other, then one is going to use more power to heat water, wash clothes, run the dishwasher more etcetera. The average home is 5Kw but you can check your power bill today and see what your Kw usage is. Also, a home using all electric heat versus someone using natural gas to heat is going to be way more expensive to supply the power to the electric baseboard heaters.
I would use an online solar calculator to see what your specific savings might be and often they can give you an estimated cost.
Your other question how does it work... The house will be calculated on how much energy is needed. This is in AC. The Solar being produced is in DC. A basic no battery will take the electricity from the panels to the Inverter which converts the DC into AC so you can use it. You will get about 77% through the inverter so the DC will be designed to produce more electricity taking that derate (loss) through the inverter into account.
Now, if you want batteries, which are DC just like the panels, you push electricity from the panels into a charge controller, then into the batteries to keep them charged, then out of the batteries into the inverter, and out of the inverter to hook into your meter and then to your panel. When the batteries are fully charged, the charge controller will switch off and push right into the inverter and to your house bypassing the batteries. A good charge controller is essential. If you have extra electricity being produced over and above your consumption needs, it pushes to the power company and you are paid a small credit for this by the power company.
As you draw power at the house through the batteries at night, you wont be pushing any extra.
Systems are designed for 3 days of autonomy meaning batteries are to supply 3 days where no sunlight exists from weather but you want to be careful not to run everything at once so you don't deplete batteries. Once they are discharged to a certain percent, the charge controller stops feeding the house from the batteries (at night or during periods of autonomy) and you will begin to pull power direct from the grid via a new two way meter that comes with the solar install.
Sorry, the Utility will not let you be an island or totally off grid if they have infrastructure in your area.
In my opinion, I would never lease. While attractive to not pay up front, in the long run, it may prove more expensive for you than had you put in your own system. Plus, I have seen some leases that if you sell the home, and the new owner is not willing to take the lease, you then are still obligated for the next up to 30 years for those lease payments. Sour Face!
The upside is, they do all the maintenance including the batteries.
Banks and Appraisers are beginning to recognize the value of renewable systems and Law makers are supporting financing methods to allow homeowners the ability to obtain a system of their choice. Look for Geothermal to make big moves in the next 5 years. It's a great system with the best investment return for your money.
Solar Power For Led Outside Lights?
My Friend Owns A Store Here In Minneapolis Called The Green Goober.
Her Sign Does Not Light Up At Night Very Well, And She Needs More Light... Shes Looking To Put Up Led Lights And Solar Panels Strictly To Power Them.
Does Anyone Know Where To Find Such A Think/How Much Wattage Led Lights Need?
Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated
Of course, night lights can only be powered by solar by having batteries to hold the power from day to night. Practically, that means using standard 12 volt panels with a charging regulator. The solar panel is rated in watts, but the amount of sun in Minneapolis in winter is rather low, so a store selling them is going to have to provide data on output there. The nights are long, which means more batteries for storage and more charging each day. LED floods and area lights are not that common, so no real answer is possible - unless she plans on outlining the sign parts with individual LED's Power of those can range from a few watts way, way, down.
Will This Solar Panel Charge My Iphone 4S?
Hey Im Wanting To Charge My Iphone 4S With This Solar Panel, Is It Possible? And If Not, What Needs To Be Changed In The Product To Make It Possible To Do So?
Apple has a concept called a Lightning Port. Basically the manufacturer of a product that wishes to connect to the new iPhones or tablets power system must license a protocol from Apple. The generic chargers which just provides USB power may work on older Apples so they may work on your 4s but I wouldn't trust the one in your link as it's just not enough power. Indeed none of the portable mobile solar chargers have enough power except for the fold out camping ones. For a mobile solar charger, look for one with a lithium battery which is at least as large if not much larger than the one in your phone, the charge will really come from the battery, the solar panels would only trickle charge the battery, most of the power will be from charging up the battery pack at home. If you pick one with too small a battery, your phone will wind up charging the charger.
How Do I Turn On My Pool Pump Using The Sun. Only Want Pump To Run When The Sun Is Out.?
This Pump Is Running Solar Panels To Heat My Pool Only When The Sun Is Out.
Solar panels for pools are just to heat the water from the sun. They don't generate any electricity. The first answer is correct, just use a timer to turn on and off the pump. Anything else is too complicated and not worth it.