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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power rates have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal 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 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to run properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at 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
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.