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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, property electricity rates have actually increased by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Several studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to 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 jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower 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 typical property solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- 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 utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Would A Massive International Solar-Power Station In Earth'S Orbit Help Reduce Global Warming?
I Know The Idea Sounds Very Outlandish But I Think It May Serve Many Purposes. I Would Think That This Station Could Help Power The New Space Tourisim Industry. Also, We May Be Able To Absorb Enough Of The Sun'S Light To Help Reduce Global Warming.
Sounds like you are on to something here, although with respect to the size of it, and if you are thinking that it will shadow earth to some degree and reduce the direct sunlight upon the earth and create energy at the same time which could be sent to earth by microwave then in theory it would be wonderful, although I believe you would have to design it in such a way, or by using special materials that the solar winds, solar storms, meteorites, and space junk would not destroy it.
Also depending upon the distance you place it from earth, and with respect to the diameter of the object then gravitational attraction will increase so you will have to maintain its orbit using thrusters and Ion pulse would be perfect for such a power plant.
Although the down side is that the further the distance from earth the more massive the object must be to cast the shadow, and the materials involved in such an object would cost trillions upon trillions upon trillions of dollars unless you were capable of making it tissue paper thin.
How about producing a vast number of multiple power plants connected to very large solar sheets and pepper them at multiple distances from earth, and multiple distances apart, however between earth and the sun. this would be much more cost affective and would be perfect for filtering out the sunlight, as with respect to us we would not even be capable of observing them, but with respect to the filtration which would be offered it would be most effective.
With respect to the energy created you could send it to any receiver which you wish to send it by microwave.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Have To Show In A Project (A Model House) How Solar Panels Work. In My Model I Want To Show Solar Panels Creating Electricity To Power A T.V But I Need To Show How The Power Gets From The Solar Panels To The T.V. A Diagram Would Be Really Helpful. Please Try And Make This As Simple As Possible As I'M Only 13, But Try And Be Specific As Well!
A solar panel is a device that collects and converts solar energy into electricity or heat. It transfers energy from the sun into electricity or heat which can be used by (for example) nearby buildings. Solar panels can be made so that the sun's energy excites the atoms in a silicon layer between two protector panels. The atoms split up and the electrons travel down wires into the home for electricity. Solar panels were in use over one hundred years ago for hot water heating in homes. Solar panels can also be made with a specially shaped mirror that concentrates light onto a tube of oil. The oil then heats up, and travels through a vat of water, instantly boiling it. The steam created turns a turbine for power. 
What If Anything Has Been Done To Channel Light Power Other Than Solar Panels?
The Ancients Used Skylights For Light In Lieu Of Electricity. Light Was Used For Drying, Even Cooking Foods And Drying Clothes. Solar Clocks/Sun Dials Were Once Popular But Now We Have Battery Operated Clocks. Where Have We Tapped Into Any Of These Resources Since The Outdated Solar Clothes Drier Nicknamed The 'Clothes Line'?
As your question notes, there are other ways to derive power from solar energy other than just using solar panels.
One such way that has grown rapidly in recent years, is solar thermal generation. Solar-thermal uses mirrors to collect sunlight and concentrate it at point to generate intense heat. This heat is used -- just as in traditional fossil fuel plants -- to boil a fluid, thereby creating steam pressure, which drives a turbine that generates electricity.
Solar thermal has some advantages over traditional solar panels. It's collectors (i.e. mirrors) are cheaper to manufacture than solar panels and last longer. Also, it uses a generating technology (steam turbines) that is a mature, well-understood technology. Solar thermal is not as downwardly scalable as solar panels -- you're not going to put a small solar thermal system on your roof -- but it is a better solution than solar panels for power plant scale applications.
Here's a good article on the subject.
Actually, since you seem to be more interested in home applications, here is some good information on how solar hot water heaters work.
I have no direct experience with a system like this, but I've lived in countries where they use water tanks on roofs as solar hot water heaters, and they work quite well.
Are Solar Panels Safe ?
If you have enough of 'em, they do make enough electricity to power your house.
On the other hand, if they're properly installed, there shouldn't be exposed wires.
I've had 'em a couple years, and I haven't gotten a shock.
Will A 3W Solar Panel Charge A 55Ah Car Battery?
I Have Created A Solar Setup In My Shed I Have 2X1.5W Solar Panels I Am Hoping To Charge My 55Ah Car Battery How Long Would It Take To Charge The Battery And How Many Watts Could I Used A Day
Quite a while. I am assuming you are using 12 volts as your buss power.
The small panels were intended as a "float charge" for batteries to keep them from discharging over a period of time. 3 Watts means only 1/4 Amp. Normally when I do slow charging of batteries, I am using right around 1 amp, and that takes about a week to bring up a battery that was discharged past 80 percent capacity.
When you factor in losses from corrosion, battery self discharge, and loose connections, you will likely want to add more panels.
using your 55Amp/hour battery, a 1 amp charger running constant in a perfect world would take 55 hours. Real world, probably closer to 64 to 72 hours. That for simplicity is 15 Watts constant charge power. Now you are using 1/5 of that with your current setup. so 5 times longer, whichh puts you in the 300 hour range of real world, or 220 hours of perfect world. This time of year, you may have about 8 hours worth of charging light, which puts you at close to a month.
Don't fret. If you are using it for lighting in a shed, Power LEDs and tethering some of the inexpensive LED lights to the 12 volt source will give you plenty of light for a very long time, the panels will help some, but you will likely need to put the batteries on a charger, or you can build a gas powered 12 volt generator easily enough. Charge it up only when needed.