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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 ac system, washing clothing, enjoying 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 environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar 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 reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with solar 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 accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize 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 normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#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 money down.
Many house owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Conservatives -- Can You Read This Summary Of The Cap And Trade Bill Without Foaming At The Mouth?
Summary Of The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: American Clean Energy And Security Act.
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Some Of The Key Points Of The American Clean Energy & Security Act From Grist, Since They Know Better Than I Do. You Can Head To Their Site To Read The Nitty Gritty, But Here Is A General Summary:
Renewable Electricity Standard
The Bill Creates A Renewable Electricity Standard (Res) That Would Require Large Utilities In Each State To Produce An Increasing Percentage Of Their Electricity From Renewable Sources. Qualifying Renewable Sources Are Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass, Marine And Hydrokinetic Energy, Biogas And Biofuels Derived Exclusively From Eligible Biomass, Landfill Gas, Wastewater-Treatment Gas, Coal-Mine Methane, Hydropower Projects Built After 1992, And Some Waste-To-Energy Projects.
The Bill Would Put A Cap On Emissions Of Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gases, And Would Require High-Emitting Industries To Reduce Their Output To Specific Targets Between Now And The Middle Of The Century. (This Is The “Cap” Part Of The “Cap-And-Trade” Program.) The Bill Covers 85 Percent Of The Overall Economy, Including Electricity Producers, Oil Refineries, Natural Gas Suppliers, And Energy-Intensive Industries Like Iron, Steel, Cement, And Paper Manufacturers.
Regulated Industries Would Need To Acquire Permits For Their Emissions. (Emission Permits Are Also Referred To As “Carbon Credits,” “Pollution Allowances,” And Various Combinations Of These Words.)
If A Company Cuts Its Emissions So Much That It Has More Permits Than It Needs, It Can Sell Excess Permits To Other Companies Or Bank Them For Future Use. If A Company Doesn’T Have Enough Permits, It Can Buy More Or Borrow Its Future Credits And Pay Interest On Them. Non-Regulated Entities (Banks, Nonprofits, People Like You) Can Also Buy And Sell Permits. (This Is The “Trade” Part Of The “Cap-And-Trade” Program.) If A Company’S Emissions Exceed Its Permits, It Would Be Fined Two Times The Fair Market Value Of The Permits It Should Have Purchased.
How Permit Auction Revenue Would Be Spent
About 15 Percent Of The Pollution Permits Would Be Sold By The Federal Government In The Initial Years Of The Program. Here’S How The Revenue Would Be Spent (Shown As A Percentage Of The Value Of All Permits):
* 15 Percent Would Be Used To Offset Increased Energy Costs For Low- And Moderate-Income Households
* 5 Percent Would Be Used To Prevent International Deforestation, Scaling Back To 3 Percent From 2026 To 2030 And 2 Percent From 2031 To 2050
* 2 Percent Would Be Used To Help The U.S. Adapt To The Negative Effects Of Climate Change From 2012 Through 2021, Scaling Up To 4 Percent From 2022 Through 2026 And 8 Percent Thereafter; Half Would Be Spent On Wildlife And Natural Resources And The Other Half On Other Adaptation Concerns, Like Public Health
Investments In Energy Technology
By 2025, The Bill Would Direct An Estimated Total Of $190 Billion To Energy Technologies And Efficiency Measures:
* $90 Billion To Energy-Efficiency And Renewable-Energy Technologies
* $60 Billion To Carbon-Capture-And-Sequestration Technology
* $20 Billion To Electric Vehicles And Other Advanced Automotive Technologies
* $20 Billion For Basic Scientific Research And Development
Regulated Companies Would Be Allowed To Purchase Carbon Offsets To Meet A Portion Of Their Required Emission Reductions—Meaning They Could Fund Clean-Energy Projects Elsewhere Instead Of Cutting Their Own Emissions. This Could Lower The Cost Of Complying With The New Law.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
* New Coal Plants Could Be Built Between 2009 And 2020, Though They Would Be Expected To Adopt Carbon-Capture-And-Sequestration (Ccs) Technologies When They Become Commercially Available
* By 2025, All Coal Plants Built After 2009 Would Have To Capture 50 Percent Of Their Co2 Emissions
* Workers Displaced Due To New Emission Regulations Would Be Entitled To 156 Weeks Of Income Supplement (70 Percent Of Their Average Weekly Wages), 80 Percent Of Their Monthly Health-Care Premium, Up To $1,500 For Job-Search Assistance, And Up To $1,500 For Moving Assistance
Smarter Cars And Smarter Grids
* The Bill Includes A “Cash-For-Clunkers” Program That Would Provide Roughly 1 Million Vouchers, Ranging From $3,500 To $4,500 In Value, To Consumers Who Trade In Older, Less-Fuel Efficient Vehicles For New Vehicles That Get Better Gas Mileage
So, ... it sounds like, in addition to substantial costs being passed on to the consumer, you're counting on the means of energy production being sources that have minimal output. It's unbelievable that anyone in their right mind supports this. The real question is: If and when programs like this, socialized medicine, and an unimaginably oversized budget take effect, what will the democrats do? You can only blame Bush for so long. So long!
Please Answer This Question.
Is This Technology Widely Accepted Today? Why Or Why Not?
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Solar technology is catching on slowly because it benefits the common people more than it benefits the rich and influential.
Eventually, solar energy technology will dominate the energy field. It will take far longer than it should take.
I live in a passive solar house and use solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. It works very well, and the house is almost cost-free to live in. Everybody should do it this way, but they don't. Most of my neighbors think I am unpatriotic because I refuse to waste coal and oil.
Tough for them!
Does Solar Energy Form Emit Greenhouse Gasses Or Other Polluants?
I Am Doing A Report On Solar Energy And Need A Little Help.
If You Could Leave Me The Website You Got The Answer From That Would Be Great!! Thanks For Your Help!! :O)
Solar energy creates pollution in the creation of the actual solar cells. However, this pollution is much less than normal methods of producing power (see first link).
The energy created by solar power is pollution-free as it works on the photo-electric effect, which just pushes electrons around rather than emitting anything (see second link).
I'm also assuming you're talking about photo-voltaic solar cells. They do have other, newer cells that simply focus sunlight to heat water, and I'd imagine the pollution is similar to photo-voltaics, though I have no link for those types and that's probably not what your teacher means.
Why Is Wind Considered Solar Energy?
I Was Asked On A Science Exam How Wind Is Considered Solar Energy. Please Help.
Your instructor is including the effects of solar energy. The sun heats the earth which causes the air to rise and cause air movements. These movements are called winds. These winds contain kinetic energy. At this point, I believe your instructor would be satisfied, but I'll complete the last leg of this logic. This kinetic energy can drive a wind turbine to into mechanical energy to generate electrical energy. I would categorize it as renewable and call it good.
What Is The Sustainability Of Solar Energy?
there is no sustainability of solar energy..........the problem with solar energy is you need the sun,and no matter what al gore,or obama say they can not control the clouds,and it will get dark at some point.......solar/wind energy are not cost effective if they were we would have this energy source already,and those that have a basic understanding of electrical engineering will tell you that no matter how many solar panels,and windmills you have you still cannot turn off coal/gas powered electric plants because you need a base power source...i.e.,you would would blow every power transfer base in the country due to the fluctuation of amps in the power grid from the so called green energy sources......this means wind dies down,wind power drops...blam transformers blow,clouds block sun solar power drops blam..transformers blow,and the nation goes dark,the nations power grid needs a constant amperage flowing,and only coal/gas fired plants can provide that...green power is a failure just ask spain,they embarked in this liberal boondoggle,and their economy is in shambles,and ask california they are doing the same thing...liberal policies are failures,and destroy nations......run while you still can.......................