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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing 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 substantial, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry 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 development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer purchasing 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 property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
What Is The Long Term Impact Of Solar Technology?
Share Your Opinions On Solar Technology. What Is Wrong With It? How Can It Be More Effective? Where Will It Go?
Solar, and I'm speaking of electricity producing, use will rise with the cost of energy. It has not been used much to date because it is not cost effective in most areas. Even hot water solar has not been cost effective.
It is not cost effective because the life of the panels, and batteries, if used is limited. Payback may be longer than the life of the equipment. It is also not cheap. The average consumer probably can't afford any kind of system that would make a significant difference.
If it were cost effective, it would be selling as fast as it could be made. For example, Phoenix is one of the best areas for it because of so many days of sunshine (as you move east, it is far more inefficient). You see very little in use. Thepeople there are not stupid. If it saved and was cost effective almost everyone would have it. Back in the 80's the government had a big program that subsidized solar. There were at least 100 companies in phoenix selling it. They were on roofs everywhere. The subsidies went away and now you can hardly find one.
Don't listen to radical environmentalists and Hollywood. Study, talk to engineers. They should deal in facts.
Can Solar Energy Be Stored And If So How Long?
I Wanted To Know If Solar Energy Can Be Stored For Electricty Purposes For Example Houses And Charging Other Electronic Devices.
batteries are only bad for the envirinment if they are not recycled, and actually batteries are close to 100% recycled, they are a very good storage medium.
others include flywheels. a big heavy flywheel spinning at 80000 rpm will spin for years with almost no resistance, it's another good energy storage device that can store energy from almost any scource.
You can use solar energy to lift heavy weights high into the air, and as they fall use them to regenerate electricity, or spin a shaft.
You can use solar energy to seperate hydrogen from water by electralisis, and then use that as a fuel source in a fuel cell.
solar energy is not the only energy that can be stored in those ways, there is also wind, rivers, ocean waves and geothurmal (heat from the earth). all of which are clean and everpresent (the wind doesn't blow all the time, but it always blows at least 40% of the time).
When Will Solar Harvested Energy Become Highly Available And More Pragmatic?
Can'T Astronauts Build Giant Solar Panels That Orbit The Sun, And Then Using This Massive Amount Of Energy Find A Way To Replace Nonrenewable Resources?
LOLOLOLOL. Solar energy will be more available once people are willing to spend lots of money up front to buy and install solar panels. As to the solar panels orbiting the sun, yes we could build them and put them in space, but there is no reliable way to get that energy back to earth. Just because you can harvest the energy doesn't mean you can get it somewhere useful. As for the nonrenewable resources, the ones that most people worry about replacing are the types that are the hardest to convert (cars and large powerplants). Also it would cost about 5 times what NASA is currently getting for funding.
Is Solar Energy Practical For Everyday Use?
Why Is Solar Power, In Houses For Example, Is Expensive And The Solar Power In Watch And Calculator Isn'T?
So Is It Practical For Everyday Use?
>So is it practical for everyday use<
It depends a lot on your location and the Federal, State, Local, and utility incentives applicable to your area. They are different all over so there is no way anyone can make a blanket statement on solar's practicality.
To illustrate what I mean, here is a price list for solar in my local area.
A 6.45 kW system lists for $35,800.
For that size system, the feds give you a $10,740 tax credit.
The state I live in provides a $1,000 tax credit.
That still leaves over $24,000 to pay.
HOWEVER, my local utility pays $3 per watt or $18,150, thus leaving me to pay only $6410, which makes my payback period 4 years (or less), thus making an investment like this very affordable.
However, the key here is the local utility (APS) rebate. $3 per watt is considerably higher than other utilities. if that rebate were, for example, 1/2 of what it currently is, my price would go up from $6000 to more than $12,000, thus making the payback period long enough (over 10 years) that it would no longer be as practical to do.
So is it practical? For some people it is while for other people in other locations, it is not.
What Does Solar Energy Turn Into?
Beyond electrical power, solar energy gets turned into food through plants, weather (rain and such) via bodies of water, light, and heat.
There are additional combinations possible,
such as oil (the earth compresses the remains of animals that fed on plants eons ago), or
peat/coal (the earth compresses the remains of plants that dies eons ago), or
ice ages (solar heat "softens" glacial ice enough to make it move south, which not only moves the cold ice down, but also cools the air enough to make the air give up its water and add to the existing ice).
Hope that helps.