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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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 homeowners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free 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 decrease your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, 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 jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three 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 business social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly 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
Does Anyone Have A Story About Their Negative Experience With Solar Energy?
I Am Doing A School Project On It And Have To Write A Positive And Negative Point Of View On Solar Energy And Have No Ideas...
My mother is a realestate agent. We do not know of a single home that used solar panels (became very populare in the 1970's) where the roof of the house or garage where they were mounted did not suffer major rot problems.
Water always eventually leaked around the mountings on the roofs. I do not believe most roofs are made to withstand the year in, year out stresses wind, and snow would cause by pushing, or pulling on solar panels.
I think the year in, year out stress from the weather eventually weakens and widens mounting holes, and allows water to get into ones roof, causing rott.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so a lot of rain there.
Homesteading/Farming over 20 years
Why Do You Think Progress In Solar Energy,Wind Power, And Other Alternative Forms Of Energy Are Slow?
In Eed Help Plz Thanks
Progress in solar energy is slow because it's not economically viable as an industrial power source - the panels are too expensive and you need too many of them to generate a lot of power. Plus, there's no good way either to store electric power overnight or to send it the other side of the world where it's dark.
Progress in wind power is slow because it takes time to build turbines, you need a lot of them, and not everyone wants them next door.
Progress in nuclear fusion is slow because it's a seriously difficult engineering problem and no-one is going to build huge expensive powerstations without knowing that they will work.
Progress in traditional nuclear fission is slow because it freaks people out - they'd rather risk drowning at age 30 or dying. of asthma at 50 than of cancer at 80. Also there are legitimate concerns about weapons proliferation and waste disposal.
Progress in alternative fission like thorium is slow for much the same reasons as fusion - no-one is going to build plants until they have been proven to work, and someone has to go first.
Progress in geothermal plants is slow because there are limited places that works, and one time it caused a small earthquake.
Progress in hydroelectric power is slow because there's only so many places you can build dams, they take a while to build, and there's some pushback from people who don't want their homes or farms flooded out to power cities hundreds of miles away. Also, they aren't completely safe - one failed in China and drowned a million people, a single accident that totally skewed the risk factor for the whole industry.
Progress in wave power is slow because it's actually quite a hard engineering problem - making something that will survive more than a couple of bad winter storms and yet generate power in normal conditions.
Progress in "free energy", psychic power and perpetual motion machines is zero because those are impossible.
Which Solar Panel To Charge My Macbook? (Only Charge.)?
I Really Need Help And Have Noone To Ask. Any Answer Will Be Highly Appreciated!
I'Ve Been Doing Some Research On Charging Any Laptop On Solar Power, But, All I Could Find Was Discussions About How To Run A Laptop.
What I Want To Do Is To Charge My Macbook, Not Use It On Solar Panels. I Mean, I'Ll Have 10-11 Hours Of &Quot;Charge-Time&Quot; On Direct Sunlight To Charge The Computer While It Is Shut Down. And Then Use It Without Wireless, Bluetooth And Dimmed Display. My Mac Runs About At Least 5-6 Hours (I Guess) When Fully Charged.
So, What Would I Need To Do That? As Far As I Learned, I Need A Solar Panel And A Charger To Plug Solar Panel To Charger And Charger To My Mac. But All Those Chargers Have Standard Outputs. And Macs Have &Quot;Magsafe&Quot; Power Port, Which Is Different.
And Here Is The List I'Ve Found Of How Much Power A Mac Consumes:
Power Brick Energized, But Not Attached To Computer - Unmeasurable.
Power Brick Energized, Attached To Computer, Green Led On - About 0.7 Watt.
Power Brick Energized, Attached To Computer, Osx Booted, But Idle - 8 To 10 Watts.
Power Brick Energized, Attached To Computer, Screen Saver Running - 8 - 12.5 Watts.
Power Brick Energized, Attached To Computer, 5Th Element Dvd Playing - 12.5 -15 Watts.
Power Brick Energized, Attached To Computer, Grapher, Contours.Gcx - 18.5 - 20.5 Watts.
So, I'M Clueless Right Now. What Should I Buy?
P.S: And The Solar Panel Should Not Be Huge, Should Not Weigh Much And Should Be Portable (The Flexible Ones You Can Fold) Is There Even Anything Like This?
P.S2: I'M Going On A Trekking Trip To Walk About 300Miles. My Backpack Should Be Light :)
Thank You All For Your Answers In Advance!
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Solar Energry Costs, Home Value And Tax Incentives?
I Recently Bought A New Home And Am Interested In Installing Solar Panels. I Looked Into Windmills But The Hoa In My Neighborhood Wont Allow It. I Was Wanting To Know What Can I Expect To Spend On Materials And Installation Of Solar Panels And System To Power A 2000/Sqft House In An Area That Gets An Average Of 8 Hours Of Good Sunlight Per Day. I Also Wanted To Know What This Would Do To The Value Of My Home. This House Is Not My Dream Home And Will Be Looking To Upgrade Within The Next 5 Years. I Wanted To Know If Solar Energy Will Raise The Value Enough To Offset The Cost Now.(Excluding Present Market Conditions). Also Does Anyone Know What The Tax Incentives Are, Either Natoinally, State Or Locally For Texas Or Other States That I Could Use As A Comparison. Thanks.
I answered a similar question today see if you can find it, its much more detailed answer.
In brief you don't have a chance to break even with cost equal to new value. Certainly not in 5yrs, or maybe never. I see you live in Texas think about putting in a emergency generator system with automatic transfer switch, About 12k if you shop carefully and do some of the work your self. Added value to your home 20k to 30k. Value will continue to grow as time goes buy because generator systems keep going up in price and electrical codes keep getting stricter. Use natural, or propane, or LP gas as a power source. Its non corrosive, no fouling, and doesn't age and varnish up the carburetor like gas or diesel.
Can People Tell Me About Solar Panels And Power In The Uk And All Around The World! Read More Please!!!!!!!!!!?
For Example: Germany: Solar Power Is Making Up For 40% Of The Country There And For Africa And India: They Are Developing Countries And Need Reliable Resources.
Please Guys! I Really Need Your Help!
It's true that solar energy plants (both direct absorption and reflection generator) need... solar energy. I've never been to the UK myself, but solar might not be an effective alternative. However, wind and wave would be an excellent choice. In fact, I believe that there are large wind farms and wave grids off of the east coast of Scotland.
In developing countries of Africa and even the more developed country of India, the problem with renewable/sustainable energy is the same one that people here in the USA complain about, which is why it isn't yet being implemented on a large scale. Reason being, it is a very cheap source of energy - however, each one of the sustainable energy capture mechanisms (geothermal, wind, wave, solar) requires a fairly high initial up-front cost to actually build and implement. Once it's built, it costs almost nothing, but it is a large initial pay-out. For developing countries, it's "better" to just burn coal and oil (not many natural gas resources like we have, in general), because it allows their economy a better chance to grow.
Also, they're not bound by the Kyoto Protocols to reduce their emissions (speaking specifically of China and India in this case), even though they have signed on to them as a promise. Their "developing nation" status exempts them, so that they can use the cheap fossil fuels.
Which is incidentally why the US has not signed on, and will not ratify, the Protocol. We're competing against Indian and China in a very hot trade war, and being bound by the Protocols would be like getting in to a marathon with them, but shooting ourselves in the foot before the starting gun is fired.