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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 conditioning system, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, residential electrical power prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States 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 considerably decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical power 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
What Should I Be Looking For In Solar Panels?
I Am Building A Cheap Home Soon And I Want It To Be Able To Be Self Sufficient As In Collect Its Water Has Solar Energy And So On And So Forth Essentially A Off The Grid House Though I Intend To Sell Extra Energy To The Electrical Company
So I Am Wondering What Kind Of Solar Panels Should I Be Looking For What Do I Need For Them As In For One Person How Many Battery'S Do I Need Every Thing Will Be Electric Stove Heater Water Heater So On So Forth I Don'T Know How Much Energy I Use Regularly But I Have To Say Its A Fair Assumption To Say That Its Allot As My Job Is Computer Based So The Computer Is Almost All Ways On And Some Times Even More Than One Is Running Plus Tv And All That Good Stuff So What Kind Of Things Should I Be Looking For In A Solar Panel And What Kind Of Electrical Storage Unit Should I Get Also How Much Do You Think It Will Cost
The logic behind how a solar panel works is very simple,
I mean it doesn't take Newton to understand that it's just about storing sun's energy, store it into a battery and use it.
So building a solar panel shouldn't be that hard either right?
I guess the number of panels you need depends on the number of people in your household and the power of the sunlight you can get at your place.
A single solar panel can generate up to 200 watts per day if you have some good quality sunlight.
If you didn't find it out yourself, it is very expensive to buy a solar panel. But if you do some research you can find out that you can make your own solar panel at about 200 dollars per panel. That's like saving a lot of money!
I'm not sure about whether or not you can sell your electricity, but if you are interested in a fully step by step guide on how to make a solar panel you can check
It's not like you need to have a master degree in engineering to be able to make a solar panel lol, I definitely recommend you making your own panels at home if you have some free time.
Solar Panels For A Small Gym Outside My House?
Diy, Buying Solar Panels, Room Is Barely 200 Sq. Ft. Have A 5000 Btu Air Conditioner, How Many Watts Do I Need, Thinking Of Buying 175 Watt Solar Panels, Have Space On The Roof.
The answer depends on how long you would be running the AC, how many watts it draws, and where you are located.
I'll do the math with some guesses to get you in the range.
If we guess 500W for the air conditioner and running for 8 hours, that's 4000 watt hours (Wh) a day. I assume this would be in the summer, so let's say 6 sun hours a day (that is different from hours of sun, it is a standard rate used to size systems). You would need about 1000W (or 1kW) of solar panels. If this was a battery based system, so it can run any time, you would need a battery bank about 48V at 250ah. You'd also need the inverter, mounting equipment, and safety equipment for the whole system. I hope you're sitting down, this system would cost about $10k. Unfortunately, anytime you try to make hot or cold, it uses a lot of electricity.
There is a package that is the correct size you need at the AltE Store at http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-...
You can run this all yourself with an online off-grid calculator at http://www.altestore.com/howto/Calculato...
Why Are Solar Panels Made From Silicon And Not Magnesium?
Photosynthesis Is Fairly Inefficient, But Efficient Enough To Power All Life On Earth.
Silicon is a semiconductor that can be doped by small quantities of other elements to make P or N materials. When properly arranged there is a PN junction which allows the photons of light to move electrons. Silicon works well with sun light.
This is not the same process as photosynthesis, which works to convert chemicals using photons. To use photosynthesis, logically you grow a plant and then use that to provide chemicals that burn. The problem is that there is not enough land area to power the world or even to grow the food. Burning releases the carbon in the plants as CO2 etc. This is about our population and sustainability.
The sun's energy can be concentrated to provide heat, and this can be used to operate a heat engine, generating electricity etc., which is a more efficient process than either of the above.
The Sun Catcher project in California uses 11.6m diameter dishes to drive 25Kw Stirling engines. WIth these 106m^2 provides 25KW so that is about 23% efficient. They are low tech and potentially low cost. And yes, as you say, efficiency is not such a big issue with solar energy.
A paper by Derek Abbot (PROCEEDINGS IEEE, VOL. XXX, NO. XXX, AUG. 2009 1) has an interesting analysis that shows good reasons for using this method to power the world...
Solar power is 5000 times the 15TW (1 Tera-watt = 1 million megawatts) needed to power the world now. Burning all plant life in the world would produce about 6 TW.
Solar Photo Voltaic cells to power the world. As we know them they need about 6 million tons of arsenic to manufacture them, yet the world reserve is closer to 1 million tons. That is a sustainability issue.
Wind power is a theoretical maximum of 75TW, but generating 15TW would kill 15 million birds a year on current figures. It is illegal to kill migrating birds in the USA, so this cuts down the suitable sites.
There is only enough Uranium for 80 years according to the World Nuclear Association, using Nuclear Fission. Powering the whole world this way makes this last about 5 years. Perhaps we should think Uranium is too precious to burn - we may need it to divert an asteroid one day.
It is also very important to conserve energy. And so on...
Who Has Tried Ambiwork System Or Know How To Build Own Solar Panel?
Does Anyone Has Tied Ambiwork System Or Know How To Build Ur Own Solar Panel Or Wind Turbines Or Any Sorce Of Free Energy
I don't know to much about the Ambiwork System, but to answer the second part of your question There is a product that guides you how to power your house for about $200. And you can save 80% on you power bill. http://budurl.com/energy4earth is the website. I found a short video on a home built system this guy built for under $250 and a review of the system. It has 3 panels, 250 watts, he shows you the system. You can check it out and the review http://budurl.com/solarbl
hope this helps, let me know
Cost Per Mile To Drive Electric Car Nissan Leaf?
I Was Looking At Electric Nissan Leaf. It Has This Epa Sticker (34Kwh To Charge / 73 Miles Average Distance / 99 Mpg) . Basically It Takes 34 Kwh To Charge The Battery And The Car Could Go 73 Miles. I Live In Huntington Beach, Ca And We Have Tiered Electrical Rates. Tier 4 Is $0.27, Tier 5 Is $0.30 Per Kwh. Tier 1-3 Are Cheaper, But I Am In Tier 4 With My Regular Usage. Based On That At Tier 4 It Would Cost Me $0.27*34Kwh To Charge = $9.18. Hence I Will Be Able To Go 72 Miles For $9.18. At The Same Time Assuming Average Price Of Gas Of $3.60 (In Huntington Beach, Ca - Nov 2011), I Should Be Able To Buy 2.55 Gallons Of Gas. Based On That 72 Miles Divided By 2.55 Gallons Is 28.23 Miles Per Gallon. The Epa Sticker Has 99 Mpg... What Is Wrong With My Math?
The EPA number is based on the fact that gasoline theoretically contains about 36 KWH of energy. So it takes the efficiency of your electric car, and pretends you could actually use those kilowatt-hours to calculate how many miles you could drive on the energy in that gallon of gas.
For the Leaf, that number is 99MPG, and that makes a good yardstick for comparing cars, but it's not actually a real-world number.
Cost-per-mile is a much better metric, but it's not a static number - it depends on which car you compare it to, and what the fluctuating prices of gas and electricity are. Californians are unlucky here, as your electric rates are steep. In CA, I would investigate buying a solar panel for my garage.
For me here in Michigan, I actually get a tiered rate of just 4 cents per KWH (7 cents with fees/taxes) if I charge my car after 11pm. So for me, the Leaf would cost just 2 cents per mile. I don't have a Leaf, I have a Volt - but my price-per-mile is similar.
In fact, there's a free public 220-volt charging station at my local Meijer shopping center. We visit twice a week, shop, eat, and fill our Volt battery for free. I estimate this gets our average cost-per-mile down to 1-1/2 cents.
If I compare my 1-1/2 cent-per-mile to an economy car with a 12-cent-per-mile cost, it's 8 times more cost-efficient. So if the economy car gets 29 miles to the gallon, my electric car is equivalent to 208 miles-per-gallon.