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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, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free 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 minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
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 capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., 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 yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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.
Many homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired energy expenses).
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 New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
Recent solar cell improvements have included capturing more of the available solar radiation in cells, capturing the heat energy of the sun as well as the visible light energy and improving the general efficiency while lowering cost of the solar cells. Most of this is advanced work and may take some time to appear in the form of solar panels commercially available to the consumer.
Is It Possible To Have An Entire Rapid Transit System Run On Solar Panels And/Or Wind Turbines?
I Mean, Would They Be Able To Generate Enough Power For A Mid-Size Subway Or Metro Without Any Additional Input From Coal-Fired Or Gas-Fired Or Nuclear Plants?
Yes. Even large cities potentially could. The NYC subway system uses approximately 500 MW during peak usage. There are several wind farms with this kind of capacity already in existence. As for times when the wind isn't blowing or the sun isn't shining, energy storage systems like flywheels or pumped-storage. Or excess power generated at off-peak time could be sold to the main power grid and "bought back" when needed.
Has Anyone Used Solar Panels To Heat Their Pool, And What Are Your Comments About Them?
Trying To Decide Between A Wood Burner That Heats The Pool, Or Solar Panels. Has Anyone Had Any Experiences With Either And What Are Your Opinions?
Solar pool heating is an incredibly efficient method of heating the pool. You need to be sure to size it correctly, 1 panel isn't going to make any difference. Generally you need the equivalent of 70 - 100% of the pool surface in solar panels, depending on your location.
You can check out some solar pool heating kits at http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Poo...
Here's a great article on solar pool heating from the US Department of Energy; http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/wa...
Would You Consider Investing In Solar Panels Or Wind Turbines To Power Your Home? For What Reasons?
Hi Audi, yes, and if fact I have. Kano has a point, if you already have regular grid power, adding solar or wind now will most likely not save you any money. We do have grid power, and added the solar and wind power anyway. Here's the reason:
When we make a pot of coffee, or run the T.V. now, we do not demand any power from our power company. Our nearest powerplant is coal powered, so for enviromental reasons, we enjoy our sun and wind powered home. Some people grow tomatoes in their garden even though it's cheaper and easier to buy them at the store. Maybe they like the taste better, or prefer vegetables without chemical pesticides or other non natural features. We just grow electrons in our garden. There is also the fact that our home has not been without power for even a minute the last 15 years, hard to put a price on that. So yes, our power probably costs more than our neighbors, I'm fine with it.
Hydroelectric and biomass are fine technologies, but not suited for home use. Most good hydroelectric sites have already been built on. Unless you have a nice waterfall, or high volume fast moving stream nearby, or you are operating a large livestock farm, neither will be much use to you. We also collect rainwater from our homes downspouts, and preheat our domestic hot water with solar collectors, and our primary source of heat is wood, which is harvested from the 6 acre forest on our property.
People will have all kinds of reasons why you should not go solar. They don't work at night, well neither does ours, but my golf cart batteries take care of that just fine, and I might add they are 100% recycleable today. My favorite complaint is that a solar panel will never generate as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this has been proven wrong by several studies. On average, the, "embodied energy," in a solar panel is regained in 2 to 5 years, depending on where the panel was installed in the end. But it doesn't matter. If you build a coal plant, and put it alongside a similar sized solar farm, which earns back its embodied energy faster? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once you build the coal, or oil, or natural gas plant, you then have to feed it fuel, which it converts to electricity at some rate less than 100%, so it keeps digging itself a deeper hole that it can never crawl out of. At least a renewable energy source plant can one day get even environmentally. In the U.S. alone, there are over 100,000 homes and businesses using solar today, and the number grows daily. An article in Financial Times recently sited that today, 23 % of our worldwide grid power is now produced with renewable sources, compared to 28 % coal. In about 2 years renewables will overtake coal. The real reason is economics, power companies have discovered that once you build a wind farm, or solar thermal plant, you never have to buy fuel for it. There's more, but I think you get the point. Take care Audi, Rudydoo
Solar Panels And Batteries?
I'M Trying To Find Solar Panels And Associated Rechargeable Batteries. I Don'T Need Any Housing For These. It Will Be Of My Own Design. I Would Prefer Something That Can Light A Fairly Bright Led. Any Ideas Out There???
I can give you a link where you can ask if they have it available. This online batteries store has batteries for all applications.