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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market 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 development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners pick to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
Solar Usb Phone Charger?
I Am Trying To Make A Multi Usb Solar Powered Phone Charger. I Want Too Use A 12V Solar Panel Which Would Be Wired To A 5V Power Bank That Plugs Into A 4 Input Usb Hub Where I Can Plug In The Device Needed To Be Charged. The Only Issue Is That The Solar Panel Is 12V But The Power Bank Runs On 5V So How Would I Efficiently And Safely Reduce The Voltage So This Would Work Successfully?
I Was Looking At Something Like This But Am Unsure If It Will Work Http://Www.Ebay.Com/Itm/Waterproof-Dc-Converter-12V-Step-Down-To-5V-3A-15W-Power-Supply-Module-/161183786171?Pt=Bi_Circuit_Breakers_Transformers&Amp;Hash=Item25874d64bb
Yes, that's just what you need.
Can A Solar Panel Generate A.C?
Solar cells generate DC, that's just how they work but an inverter can convert DC to AC with some losses.
However, a concentrated solar thermal panel collects heat which can be used to make steam which turns a turbine to turn an alternator. The output of an alternator is 3 phase AC power.
As an electrical engineer, I can tell you that you would not use micro inverters in panels, the problem of islanding and frequency synchronization plus the inefficiency of inverters would pretty much mean short circuits in a very short amount of time. No one makes solar panels with micro inverters, no one would be stupid enough to think they would do any good.
Any Experience With Solar Batteries?
I Will Be Setting Up A Solar Power System Soon And Plan On Using Vmaxtanks Solar (Slr Series) Batteries. I Did A Lot Of Research On These Batteries And They Seem Good, But Has Anyone On Here Had Any Experience They Can Share Regarding These Batteries. They Are A Bit Pricey On Amazon But I Found A Better Deal Bargainshore.Com
Also, Does Anyone Have Experience With Solar Panels? If So, Which Brand Do You Use?
Thank You In Advance, Full Points For The Best Answer :)
a) All they are is a well-advertised deep-cycle lead-acid battery - nothing terribly special. So if the premium in cost does not give you a significantly better warranty, go with any good deep-cycle RV/Marine type battery of similar capacity.
b) Solar panels (good ones) are relatively costly. Good brands include Bosch, Panasonic and a few others. Good cells (the basic component of a module) include Q-cells (Hanwa) amongst others. Hanwa also makes modules.
c) Modules come in 60 and 72 cell configurations. And are rated from *about* 240 watts to *about* 300 watts and typically are supplied at 24V.
d) You will need a grid-tie inverter to make DC into AC.
Utility-grade (and size) installations run about US$2/watt installed, exclusive of land costs and landscaping, if necessary. Much smaller residential installations run anywhere from about $4/watt to up to $9/watt depending on sophistication, capacity, storage capacity, location and complexity. The average US household will require a net of 10,000 watts of *minimum* capacity (about 50 amps +/-) to operate basic services including heat, refrigeration, lights, normal appliances, televisions, computers and so forth. This will NOT include: Electric heat, central AC (or anything other than a quite-small AC unit), an electric stove or dryer or water heater nor much of anything else except perhaps if that is the _ONLY_ thing in operation at any one time.
To determine your minimum capacity - you have two approaches. a) Add up the average use per hour for everything you have and *must* use. Medical equipment, refrigeration, all lights that may be on at one time, all fans, pumps, and such that are the *musts*. Triple that wattage and that becomes your minimum starting point (Calculation A). Now, determine the *most* power you might use at any one time. Such as an electric dryer, stove or water heater or even a dishwasher with an electric element *together* with everything else that might be on at the same time. Double that wattage and you have your end-point (Calculation B). Be very conservative - when in doubt, include the load! Ideally, use the higher of the two as the base-size of your system. Otherwise, use the average of the two. Because:
Your total load = average load + recovery load (charging the batteries for overnight use) + system losses + allowances for dark days, snow, rain or other issues.
You will produce your peak capacity for about 2 hours per day unless you use tracking racks - and then you will get only about 4 hours of peak generation. So system capacity must take this into account.
$40,000 will get you started on a basic system capable of supporting a typical household using power about the way it was used in the 1960s - but without the electric stove or water heater... Just keep that in mind.
What Exactly Is A Solar Panel Warranty In The Court Of Law?
Take a good look at your installation contract. My best recollection of the contract that I saw was that the panels themselves were covered by the manufacturer's warranty, not the installers. If the fault is with the installation, then the installer's warranty should be enforceable.
The one major manufacturer that has class issues with its panels, Kyocera, was very good about replacing broken ones under warranty. If the panels are from a company that has gone bankrupt, for example, Suntech, the warranty is unenforceable.
From the technical aspect, did you actually measure 64 amps Isc at installation time? It seems unlikely that a system is going to fall to 1/4 of its former output, all conditions being equal. If 64 amps was the nameplate rating, understand that this is the power that the panels should produce under unrealistic conditions - bright, direct sun overhead, but cold air. An installation in North America will probably never see the nameplate power. Also, you can lose 30% of power just from the low angle of the sun as we head into fall and winter.
When the professionals looked at your system, what was their diagnosis? That everything was operating fine, or that the panels had gone bad? It seems really unlikely that enough of your panels have gone bad to explain a 75% drop in power.
Problem With Solar Panel And Inverter?
I Have A 50 Watt Solar Panel And A 75 Watt Ac To Dc Inverter. Fyi, I Don'T Use It To Power Anything Greater Than 40-50 Watts. My Problem Is Very Simple. The Inverter Doesn'T Provide Steady Power. Instead, The Light Blinks On And Off. So When A Device Is Being Charged, It'S Getting Intermittent Power Rather Than Continuous.
I Don'T Have The Same Problem With A 5W Inverter. It Always Has A Solid Light And Provides Continuous Power Rather Than The Intermittent The 75W Provides. I Have A Voltage Regulator Attached Between The 50W Panel And Inverter To Prevent An Over-Voltage Shutdown.
Fyi, If I Plug The 75W Inverter Into My Car'S Cigarette Lighter, No Problem. Solid Light And Steady Power. So I'M Stumped As To Why I'M Having The Problem. And Not Getting The Solid Light On The Inverter And Continuous Power Output. Hopefully, You Can Help Me Out And Fix My Problem. Thanks In Advance!
Hey Mso, that inverter is probably not designed to be fed directly from your panel. Inverters are notoriously voltage sensitive, generally only operating properly between 10.6 and 14.1 volts or so. This happens to be in the range of a fairly well charged 12 volt battery, or a cars alternator output voltage. If you have a meter, check the voltage output of the panel in direct sunlight with nothing else attached to it, it will likely read around 17 or 18 volts. This voltage is necessary for a 12 volt nominal system, which includes a charge controller and bypass diodes, both of which eat some of the voltage, and it should still have around 15 or so volts leftover to charge the 12 volt battery. By hooking the inverter straight to the panel, you have in a sense attached the carriage rider directly to the team of horses, and now the horses are dragging the riders around by the neck.
Hook the panel to a good sized 12 volt battery, like a marine deep cycle battery, or better yet a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries wired in series for 12 volts. The panel is designed to charge a battery, not power sensitive electronics. The inverter will work fine from the battery, just like it does in your car. They do make direct connect inverters that are powered from an array, but they work on much higher voltage and also require the utility grid for voltage stabilization. I'll list some sources below if you want to learn more about using this technology. Take care, Rudydoo