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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to lower 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 common property solar panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 utility business are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
How To Build A Solar Panel?
Where Can I Find Good Instructions To Build A Cheap Solar Panel On My Own?
To build an effective but cheap solar panel, you need some expert advice. I recommend you get your hands on the comprehensive e-book and video instructions by Michael Harvey. His guide is very easy to follow and it will help you make a complete solar power system for less than $200. He also teaches how to make windmills.
You can find more information at his website:
I hope this helps!
What Hybrid Solar Panel Should I Use For Homes?
The Kind Of Hybrid Solar Panel I Need Has To Be ''30 X 20'' Feet (Or Smaller) And Must Be Hybrid And I Need The Amps, Voltage, Watts, And How Many Years It Will Last. That Includes The Manufacturer And Year. I Really Need This Help Though. But If You Cant Ind All The Information Thenthats Fine Too. Also It Must Create 40 Killowatts Per Day
If you need 40kw/day, and one assumes 8 hours of good sunlight, you need a 5kw system. A typical panel will produce up to 10 watts/square foot, the amorphous panels about 13 watts/square foot. That gets you to about 390 square feet of panel, within your parameter. This is the minimum area you need to make the power you require. And in a northern climate with less sunlight you will make less power. So, do your solar angles based on your latitude to increase the area for the winter months.
Now, per your requirement, you are also trying to make hot water from the same system - putting you on the cutting edge of technology. And putting you at-risk for multiple failure modes. At this moment, most of the hybrid panel systems are in the development stage, and costs are quite high for that reason - you are perhaps 2-3 years out for full development and reliable applications.
There are a couple of outfits out there making translucent photo-voltaic film for appplication over thermal solar collectors - they are (again) in the development stage. A google search of that will give you all the information you need and more completely and accurately than this venue permits.
And there are a few out there who have used standard PV cells as a covering for home-made hybrid systems - again it has not yet hit the small commercial market.
Good luck with it.
What Do You Do For The Enviroment?
I Recycle Almost Everything. I Take The Train Insted Of The Car. I Use Led. I Buy Food Thats Produced In My Country, Or As Close As Possible.
What Do You Do?
And Please Write Which Country You Live In
I'm in Australia, and I have solar panels to generate electricity, I recycle all paper and plastics in the council supplied bin. I have my car converted to run on LPG, and have had two previously. I also have worm farms and compost bins for non meat food scraps. I use public transport as much as possible.
AND I did not do it to save the environment, I did it to save money, reduce landfill, and have good soil for growing vegetables.
As far as the environment, humans can do nothing to alter what the planet is doing naturally, and has done ever since it was formed.
EDIT. I also don't use the plastic bags at the supermarket, I have bought cloth bags for that.
How Should I Charge An Ipod With A Solar Panel?
What I Have Are 2 Solar Panels(6V And 100Ma Each). I Am Trying To Make Something Out Of Them Which Can Charge My Ipod, So I Have Couple Of Questions, 1) Should I First Charge Another Battery Through The Solar Panel Or I Charge The Ipod Directly.2)If I Charge A Battery And Then Ipod Through The Solar Panel Then How Should I Go About It, If I Charge My Ipod Directly (Same) How Should I Go About It?
Last Thing - How Should I Choose The Resistor I Need,(Ipod'S Input Voltage=3.7V)
You should parallel each of the solar panels with a low-drop schottky diode (0.31Vf is optimal);
This is to make sure that the voltages and currents from each is isolated (they are not equal).
then use a switching regulator (POLA type) to regulate the battery voltage (when NOT pluged into the solar cells !!). This one will give you good regulation at 3.6V and will work fine:
But you will also need a 100uF capacitor on the output so use this too:
you may want to combine these into a (4) cell battey pack of rechargeable batteries (preferably NiMH types @ 1.35V for a spare battery pack. Use a holder like this one:
but don't have the charger and the battery pack on at the same time.
How Much Energy Would This Solar Panel Produce?
Rated In Kilowatts, What Is The Maximum Output Of One 8 By 10 Solar Panel? Assume This Solar Panel Is Located At The Equator For Maximum Sunlight.
The world record efficiency for a solar panel is about 42%. At the equator, you can get up to about 1000W m^-2.
The efficiency of commercial cells tends to range from 10-20%. They're almost all single junction cells, so will never exceed 31% efficiency.
To work out your maximum power output, multiply 1000 x efficiency (as a decimal) x area covered.
So an 8m x 10m solar panel would be 80 square metres. At 15% efficiency its peak output would be 12000W or 12kW.
Total energy output will be different, since it won't be maximum power output all the time. In fact, it will more likely generate something like 20% of its maximum theoretical output, since the Sun won't always be overhead (and sometimes it's night!). The 12kW panel above might have a mean output of 2.4kW, or 57.6kWh/day.