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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling 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 photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly 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, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic 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 part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable 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 get rid of three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners select to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Laptop With Solar Charged Battery Enviro Friendly?
In The Long Run, Will Using A Solar Charger And Buying An Extra Battery (So I Can Charge One Battery While Using The Other) For My Laptop Be More Or Less Enviro Friendly? Specifically, Will The Benifit Of Using The Solar Charger Outweigh The Cost To The Environment Of Producing The Extra Battery And Then Dispossing Of It In The Future?
My professor once told me that there is no such thing as free energy. To create a solar powered battery, it will take an emmense amount of energy to make the products that go into it. In the end, the components will break down from normal wear and tear and you will have to get another one.
To show you an example of what I mean, did you know how much energy it takes to make a 12 oz coke can? Enough energy for you to watch your TV for 3 hours, and that is just for an aluminum 12 oz can, imagine what all goes into making a solar powered battery system.
Debate Solar Energy.?
Okay Im Doing An Essay On About Solar Energy And Im Talking About The Negatives So List The Negatives About This Technology Like How It Is Expensive Etc. And Also Could U Give Me Some Information To Debunk These Negatives Because I Need To Make Solar Energy Sound Good Not Bad And Thank You.
1) Expensive (silicon panels typically $6-7 per watt-peak installed. CdTe panels $3-3.50)
2) Can't contorl the output - you get power during the day but not at night. And more during summer than winter.
are the two real problems with it IMO.
1) is slowly being solved as prices fall and tech improves. By 2020 it's generally expected prices will be cost competitive in a lot of the world (First Solar's CdTe panels and Nanosolar's CIGS panels are pretty close to cost competitive in sunny places already).
2) isn't much of a problem in hot countries where energy demand is higher during the day/summer anyway because of air conditioning. But it's definitely a bigger problem in places like the UK where demand is often higher in the winter. So you either need to build far more solar than you can use during summer, or you have to have backup batteries or power stations. Both of these add to the cost and pollution caused by solar panels (though I've seen no evidence to say this makes them worse than normal power sources).
Designing 3D Solar Panels?
Im Curious Because I Read About A Boy Who Invented A 3D Solar Panel, Using A Pyramid He Designed A Solar Panel That Collects Light More Efficiently. Now I Have A Question.
Why Cant I Design A Solar Panel That Takes Adventage Of Convex And Concave Mirror's And Use A Surface That Collects Light And Then Focus's The Suns Energy Into A Beam And Take The Beam Into A Chamber Where The Solar Panels Are Sitting And Surround Them With Mirrors As Well, So Any Light Not Obsorbed By One Particular Spot Is Reflected To Another Area For Reabsorbtion. I Know Solar Panels Dont Absorb Light But Perhaps That Will Allow More Light To Create The Effects It Needs.
I thought about your plan. I think it may work. But you may have to invest some amount in trying that out.
Do you think the beam would go straight without any losses? Will there be any significant benefits of this method over the currently used big solar panels?
Or can this method offer a better alternative than having solar panels all over the roof tops? I think these questions need to be answered before one goes for a 3d solar panel. Anyways, it may require a lot of tweaking to prepare a practically usable solar panel.
If one has to design a solar energy panel for home, one should better go for a cheap solar energy rooftop panel. It can be a homemade panel and can be done without technical knowledge. Some good solar panel systems setup guides are available online http://HomeEnergyMethods.com/
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Sol?
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydropower, Geothermal Power, Or Biomass). Research And Record The Information In The Chart.
Fossil Fuel: Renewable Resource:
Describe This Resource
Advantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
Disadvantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
How Does Collecting This Resource Effect The Environment?
How Does Using This Resource Effect The Environment?
Compare The Cost Of Both Resources. Which Is More Expensive To Create? Which Is More Expensive To Use?
What Technology Is Involved In Gathering Or Using This Resource?
How Do We Use This Resource To Generate Electricity?
What Are The Potential Hazards Associated With Using And This Resource? (Include At Least Two)
If This Were To Be Our Primary Way For Generating Electricity What Effect Would This Have On Individuals And The Environment?
You Have Studied And Researched Different Forms Of Renewable And Nonrenewable Resources. What Recommendations Would You Make To Local Officials Regarding The Types Of Resources That Could Be Used To Generate Electricity?
Expecting others to do your homework again?
If you want to throw a loop at your teacher, compare synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of syngas made from the gasification of coal versus synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of storm debris, trash and dried sewage with the charcoal byproduct used as biochar in our soil thereby sequestering the carbon indefinitely.
The fuels are exactly the same and both would work with existing vehicles but the first is a fossil fuel releasing hydrogen and carbon that had been sequestered for millions of years as water and CO2 to our environment while the later is a biofuel and sequesters carbon into our soil improving soil fertility and removing CO2 from our environment.
Your teacher is looking for far more pathetic conventional answers but it's always good to throw in a twist especially if you research the topics yourself and apply just a slight modicum of effort.
If Brazil Can Achieve Energy Independence Why Can't The U.S.?
Brazil Has Attained Energy Independence. The Major Basis Of Their Independence Is Ethanol Derived From Sugar Cane. In The U.S. We Can't Seem To Get Ethanol Off The Ground. What Is Going To Take? Do We Need Government Mandates For Use Of Ethanol Or Some Other Product? Do We Need Government Investment To Make Ethanol Happen? Do We Need To Raise Taxes On Gasoline To Make It More Expensive Than Ethanol To Force More Interest In Ethanol Or Other Products? I Think It May Be Some Of All Of Those. Why Couldn't We Emulate Brazil's Model And Use Sugar Cane To Make Alcohol? Sugar Cane Requires A Wet Tropical Environment, I Think. Couldn't We Grow It In The Wet Lands Of The Gulf States? Could Sugar Can Also Act As A Storm Surge Buffer To Protect The Coast From The Increasing Hurricane Risks? We Also Need To Promote Cleaner Fuel Sources, But At Least With Alcohol Carbon Is Removed From The Air And Stored In The Sugar Cane Which Mitigates The Net Carbon Emissions When It Is Burned.
The climate in Brazil is favorable to growing sugar cane. Here in the US, we can't grow much cane. But we can grow lots of corn, which is why corn ethanol is popular.
There has been a bunch of negative press about corn ethanol. (My guess is that some comes from the oil industry.) A commonly held belief is that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than you'd get out of it. (Its called Energy Balance.) One recent study supports that notion, while most studies say the opposite: You get more energy out than you put in. And besides, with electricity generation, you get less energy out (at your wall socket) than was put in (at the power plant), but no one says that they won't use electricity because its energy balance is less than 1!
People also cite higher food costs due to ethanol production. But studies have found higher costs for oil raise the cost of food more than higher costs for corn.
Even if you ignore those other arguments, the simple fact that we import a billion dollars of oil every day (and thus export a billion dollars every day) says that using domestically produced ethanol (rather than imported oil) will be better for the health of our economy in the long run. (Instead of lowering the value of the $ vs. other currencies, we're paying domestic farmers and distillers-- and creating jobs here--who will pay taxes on their earnings.)
One real problem with corn ethanol is that we just don't have enough land, so it can never be more than, say, 25% of our total "gas" usage. That's why there's talk (and research) about cellulosic ethanol.
I do believe that part of our problem is that we don't have leadership in Washington. In 2007, our government gave $78B in total subsidies to the oil industry, while giving only $724M to wind power industry and $14M to solar power industry. (Obviously we know where the priorities are.) In any case, I do believe that we should add additional taxes to petroleum. But we consumers also need to change. We need to buy smaller, much lighter cars, and take public transportation.