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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 everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing 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 considerable, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually increased by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, 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
Did You Know That Ethanol Actually Takes More Net Oil To Produce Than Gasoline? Not To Mention Food Depletion?
If Obama Is Elected President, He Is Tied In Every Way To The Major Ethanol Players In The U.S. If You Think The Saudis Are Bad With Their Cartel, Then What Do You Think The Greedy Businessmen Of The Us Ethanol Production Companies Will Be Like? Wait Until These Guys Send Their Lobbyists To Washington And Then We Will Be Tied To Another Long-Term Ineffective Fuel. We Are Doomed As A Country If We Try To Make Ethanol Our Alternative Energy Supply, Literally. We Should Be Spending Our Time, Effort And Money Developing Solar And Hydrogen Power, For Homes And Automobiles.
It's true that producing ethanol from corn is a dumb idea that has led to food shortages, directly and indirectly. But there are ways to produce ethanol that are far more efficient and don't require prime farmland. One is switchgrass which returns 540% of the energy needed to produce it versus 25% (in a best case scenario) for corn. It's permanent root structure means it doesn't need to be replanted and that most of the CO2 released in processing and burning the fuel is offset by what's stored in those roots. Then there is algae, one strain supposedly emits ethanol directly (in a gaseous state) so it requires no processing or harvesting at all and you can get 6,000 gallons of ethanol per year from one acre of the algae, compared to 370 gallons for corn. Again, any land will do as long as you put in a pond for the algae to grow in and add the nutrients they need. Sugar cane produces 890 gallons per acres, still far below algae or switchgrass.
If we can make ethanol cheaply we can overcome the additional ozone it adds to the air (smog) and it produces less CO2 for those who are afraid of global warming. We don't need to change the infrastructure although most cars require a refit to run on pure ethanol, which is nothing more than a different name for alcohol. Flex fuel cars can run on an 85/15 ethanol/gas mix now and more research could boost that even higher.
You're right about the need to switch to solar with electric cars, but as an interim solution ethanol will work, as long as we stop turning food into fuel.
Can Someone Please Tell Me Any Public Companies In Usa Market Which Work For Alternate Energy To Crude Oil..?
Like.. Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Hydrogen Fuel Cells Etc...
The Companies Which Make Alternate Energy To Crude Oil...
The first link below is for biodiesel.
The second link is for BP's Alternate Energy.
Would An Acre Of Solar Panels Yield More Useful(Grid) Energy Than An Acre Of Corn?
That Is More Gals Of Fossil Eqivalent Fuel? Given That Each Gal Of Biofuel Displaces Some Amount Of Fossil Fuel That Would Go Into A Powerplant. And That The Corn Grows For Say 3 Months. So 3Mos Of Photosynthesis Vs Photovoltaic.
Planting an acre of corn is not all that is involved.
The corn needs water, plant nutrients, some protection from weeds and insects, harvesting, planting tillage, and of course processing to make ethanol.
If you set out to grow corn in the desert where you might be planting that acre of PV panels, and did not provide a lot of extra energy plus water, you would not get energy, so PV would produce much more.
In the middle of a Kansas corn field, the most favourable place to grow the corn, the gross output of ethanol would come close to the output of solar panels but the net energy yield would be far less even though the solar panels would produce far less than they would in the desert.
Now comes the cost aspect. solar panels are likely much more capital intensive. They barely pay for their cost in the desert, and far less in Kansas.
Here is the problem. Ethanol plants too are capital intensive. At corn prices a couple years ago we thought that ethanol plants would be a gold mine. They are barely breaking even with current corn prices.
If ethanol production is not economical for ethanol manufacturers we expect corn prices to fall so that farmers will want out.
A desert covered with PV panels will produce more energy than a Kansas corn field, A Kansas PV field will outproduce an acre of desert corn.
If you plan to cover an acre of land with PV, do it in the desert. If you plan to grow an acre of corn, do it in Kansas.
In Kansas, growing corn or PV, you use up a good acre of food production capacity.
In the desert, you use up some hot rock or sand.
How Can Electric Cars Be Said To Be Zero Emission Vehicles?
There Are Emissions At The Power Plant, As Well As Ash And Other Pollutants. People Have Been Scared About Nuclear Since The 1970'S And We Don'T Have Anywhere To Put The Waste. Even If Hydro Is Used, Salmon Are Killed. With Wind, Bald Eagles And Other Birds Are Killed. Why Are Plug-Ins Any Better Than Gas Or Diesel Cars?
Hey JS, the "deferred emissions" from electric vehicles is a concern, and one talked about frequently among environmentalists and industry people. This occurs just like you outlined, and electric car not having a tailpipe, but the coal fired power plant where it gets its electricity from does. Any time you plug in an electric car and charge it with a coal plant, you do emit more pollution at the plant, that is a known fact. The good news is that it's also a known quantity. There have been dozens of studies quantifying the "Well to Wheel" ratio of electric cars. This refers to how much oil or coal we have to dig up to run that emission free vehicle, versus just putting the oil in the gasoline powered car instead. For the most part, vehicles that are charged using 100% coal fired plants pretty much break even on emissions. But if you factor in natural gas, oil, and yes even renewable sources like hydro wind and solar, the electric car wins hands down.
Gasoline cars today are only about 25% efficient, 75% of the gasolines energy goes out the tailpipe when you drive. Diesel is a little better at 30 to 35%. But if you burn the fossil fuel in a large powerplant, then use the electricity in a 90% efficient electric car (this is typical), even with transmission line losses and such, you generally come out ahead environmentally. There is also the "embodied energy" problem, which refers to how much energy it takes to mine for metal and other materiels that make up a car. One of your answers here states it takes more energy to mill out a prius than the amount of energy the car can ever save, and that it's better to drive a Hummer. This is a tale woven by the oil companies, it's been around for years, yet nobody in the industry ever quotes it anymore.
The real benefit comes when you can take a plug in hybrid, or all electric vehicle and plug it into a local renewable source, like a rooftop solar array on your carport. We are in the process now of expanding our existing solar array on our home to accomodate the next vehicle we purchase, which I hope is a plug in hybrid. Just waiting to see what is on the market when the time comes. In this case, the transmission losses are zero, the car emits zero, and so does the solar array. The only energy involved is in actually building the car and the solar panels. Anyone can do this by the way, many places sell prepackaged solar electric systems that tie straight into your homes existing wiring and "assist" in making power for your home. In the end a portion of your electricity comes from the sun, and your electric bill is lower. This works whether you have an electric car or not, but if you do, then you truly do have an emission free vehicle.
You will also hear arguments against renewable electric sources like solar and wind because someone read an article that says it takes more power to manufacture a solar panel or wind turbine that the device will generate in its lifetime. First of all, this is not true. The embodied energy in these devices is generally recouped in the first 3 years of their lives. But in reality it doesn't matter. Stand a solar panel next to a coal fired plant someday and ask yourself which one earns back its embodied energy faster. The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that when you build a fossil fuel fired plant, no matter how efficiently you build it, it now needs to be fed fuel for the rest of its life, which in "converts" into electricity at some rate less than 100%. In the end it digs itself a deeper and deeper energy hole that it can never crawl out of.
It's good you and other people ask questions like this, its the only way to keep other people in line and help us do the right thing as a society. Keep after it, and take care, Rudydoo
How Can Places With A Little Sunlight Use Solar Energy?
This Is A Serious Homework We Could Help Change The World Xd !!
Buildings with good insulation can retain heat and other passive solar systems.
Photovoltaic cells will still work with little sunlight (for example, Seattle in December, gets only about 0.7 kilowatt-hours per day). But... all you need to do is put up enough collectors, and you can use it. You won't be able to use a reflection system to run a molten sodium generator, because you just can't get enough light focused on the critical point.
There is no good way to use solar energy in areas with little sunlight, which is why we sustainable energy engineers plant to use a variety of systems, not just digging our heels in and saying, "Hey! It's solar power or nothing!" Obviously, different areas of the country (and the world) have both different power demands and different available sustainable supplies.
Take the Seattle case, for instance. That would be a really huge waste of money to put in solar cells. However, a wave-farm offshore would generate many megawatts of electricity that could easily power the city.
Wind, solar (both absorption and reflection), geothermal, and wave are the best options. They're cheap, they're easy, and they've been proven to work in a wide variety of areas. The best system for any area would be to have two types of energy generation in place. Say, solar and wave, off of my house on the beach of northern San Diego County.
If one becomes low for a while, the other system picks up the load.