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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 daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the average American property owner settles their solar 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 advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have gone up by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Several research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general 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 jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Why Dont We Switch Our Fuels To Hydrogen? Cant We Use Solar Energy To Obtain It?
A better question is why do we not focus more on battery technology and electric cars? We have a distribution network for power all set up i think almost every home in america has access to electricity. If we developed better battery technology electric cars would be a real no brainer. As it is right now there is the tesla roadster and a couple other companies are experimenting with the idea.
Solar Plant Number 3 Goes Bankrupt. Is Obama'S Green Energy Ahead Of Its Time?
&Quot;There Are Clear Signs The Green Energy Industry Is In Trouble. Solyndra Is The Third U.S. Solar Panel Manufacturer To Go Bankrupt This Month. Evergreen Solar Inc. Filed Chapter 11 On August 18Th, Citing Chinese Competition, Overcapacity In The U.S. Industry, And The Failure Of The U.S. To Adopt Green Policies As The Reasons For Its Failure. It’S $33 Million Facility In China, However, May Remain Open.&Quot;
About 1100 People Lost Their Jobs.
Maybe They Should Have Advertised Their Product. Where Do You Buy Solar Panels Anyway?
The Timing Was Bad. With The Closing Of About 11 Coal Power Plants Due To The Epa Soon, Maybe People Would Have Been More Interested In Having Their Own Source Of Energy When Their Electric Bill &Quot;Necessarily Sky Rockets&Quot; And The Brown Outs Start.
The problem is that everyone knows solar panel technology is advancing so rapidly, it would be stupid to buy anything now except very small systems, just enough to keep a few car batteries charged for emergencies (which is smart to do)(assuming you have some ability)(cords, adapters) to use that 12v DC current to charge cell phones, a small inverter (which converts battery power to 120v AC), maybe run a 12v Coleman ice chest (popular with truck drivers) & etc. Setting up a small emergency system could be done for just a few hundred bucks, including the batteries. So there's no money there for "Big Solar"
A 2KW or 4KW system (2=keep a house running, 4=what an average house uses, on average)(and you still need a battery backup system for night or inclement weather) is so expensive, even with government and tax subsidies, it takes 10 years to break even on the costs.
Few people, in these bad economy times, are willing or able to think 10 years ahead about electricity. We have more pressing issues.
So the timing isn't right, I have seen very little marketing going on, and frankly, the solar industry in America seems like a corporate scam to get government money for a product very few want, and then get out via bankruptcy. Meanwhile of course, the Chief Executives of these companies get to go to all the cool parties and get nice letters from The President of the United States. And once they get their money, shut it down. Solar Power is not viable yet due to price and in just a few years the price point will come down and then maybe people will find it cost-effective.
EDIT: Remember President's nearly $Trillion "stimulus"? Which accomplished nothing but to grow governments? For the same money, every owner-occupied house in America could have had 2KW of solar panels on its roof. That probably would have helped the fledgling domestic solar industry.
But of course Obama prefers growing government and brownouts to actually making America energy self-sufficient.
Consider Solar Cells Produce Electricity From Sunlight, Why Doesnt Everybody Use Solar Cells To Produce The Eergy They Want?
Evaluate Solar Cells As An Energy Source For The Future
For one thing, solar cells are pretty expensive, and most people don't have that kind of cash to do that. (Hint: the foreclosure crisis). Solar cells are a great idea, with some issues. First, there are many places where the sun doesn't come out often (clouds, rain, snow, etc), so the item won't be able to work all the time. Second, it's only good for powering a home and maybe a car. However, for devices like cell phones and computers, the external cells themselves are somewhat bulky and not pocket-friendly. Besides, in order to charge up the device, the device must be in the sun, which means that when the battery is dead, you must get it in sunlight (if it dies at night in an important conversation, wait until daytime to even begin charging device). Other than that, it's a great start. I prefer hydrogen fuel cells the best as of today's research so far for laptops and powering the home and even cars. Hope this helps.
Solar Thermal Energy?
How Does Solar Thermal Energy, A Type Of Solar Power, Work. What Does It Do. It Take The Suns And Heat And Turns It Into Energy? What Does It Do And How Exactly?
In my company, the solar thermal system we installed provides space heat and cooling for over 100,000 sf of office and warehouse space. The panels have glycol pump through, collect heat, and dump it in 4 heat exchangers, in which that feeds a 27,000 gallon storage tank.
think of a boiler, except we have the capacity to store those btus for energy use.
on the cooling end, we have 2 adsorption chillers which use the solar thermal to cool water. instead of traditional chillers that use chemicals, this one does not. instead using silica beds that a adsorb the heat, expelling chilled water.
Renewable Energy Vs Non Renewable Energy...
How Can We Start Using Renewable Energy Resources (Water, Sun, Wind, Biomass, Etc...) For Energy Instead Of Fossil Fuels And Other Nonrenewable Energy Resources? How Can We Avoid To Continue Using These Resources That Are Bad For The Earth???
good question, and I appreciate your concerns, here are some possible things to consider. Most water generating is done by building a dam on a river, diverting the flow of the river into a lake, and then using the water of the lake to turn a generator. It is a very efficient means of producing electricity. However, when was the last time you heard of a large dam being built on a river? That's right, the enviro-greenies have stopped every proposed dam project in the last 20 years, and the liberal courts have supported that situation, so go talk to the Sierra Club if you want more hydro-electric power produced.
You mention the sun, and of course it is the primary provider of energy on this planet, however, the technology to produce electricity directly from the sun while real, is not particularly efficient. consider this, for a medium sized airport in Nevada, where the ratio of sunny skies is the best in the world for solar production, they would need almost 700 acres of photo-voltaic cells to power their needs, with the associated lead-acid batteries to store the power for the night time operations.
Wind energy conversion to electricity is real, and is well documented, however, most people do not want them in their neighborhood-why? They are an eyesore, and they are noisy. And, what a surprise, the liberal greenie's don't like their possible adverse effects on plants and animals....
By biomass, I assume, you are considering either converting the biomass to alcohol, or burning the biomass to produce heat to produce electricity...I am not too clear on this one, so please explain your intent more...
Here is the problem: the world has plenty of fossil fuel, in oil stocks, shale oil, coal and natural gas. The problem is that it is not distributed fairly within the world as a whole. In the US and Canada, we are blessed with a large supply of coal... It can and should be utilized to the full capability of the material. In addition, nuclear power generation is safe, cheap and virtually endless in availability...The Enviro-greenie-liberals do not want it used because they want to stop all human development, they believe there are too many people and we need to do away with large numbers of them in order to preserve the earth. That is their religion, and that is their agenda, to oppose any use of natural resources that will aid the human race in survival...just my opinion, read and study the problems yourself, do not take my word for it, continue to ask questions and seek the truth yourself-good luck.