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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical power prices have increased by an average of three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic 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 business social duty are crucial components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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
Suggest Some Energy Related Topics For Ug Final Year Projects?
1.Project Topics Should Be Related To Renewable Energy.
2.Preferable If Related To Biomethanation, Pyrolysis, Cogeneration..
So you want a project for undergraduate school. I assume this is a research project as opposed to an engineering assignment.
It would be interesting to do some overall research to frame your efforts. For example:
Worldwide, how much energy is consumed per year in 2007 in the form of fossil fuels in nonrenewable resources: gas, oil, and coal? "In 2004, the worldwide power consumption of the human race was 15 TW (= 1.5 x 1013 W) with 86.5% from burning fossil fuels." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energ...
How does the Western lifestyle effect fossil fuel consumption?
Given the maximum energy potential of these fossil fuel sources how efficient is our use? For example, some gas engines are very inefficient in converting gas to enegy? (also some home heating furnaces are very efficient.)
What is the breakdown in categories of energy use: transportation, manufacturing, farming, heating, air conditioning, household and business consumption of electricity, and so on?
If we were able to replace conventional braking systems with regenerative brakes that salvage 20% of a vehicles momentum energy, how much energy would we save per year?
What are practical forms of renewable energy? Wind; Tidal; Solar to Steam; Temperature differential in oceans, different depths of earth; or at different altitudes on land; Solar Electric panels; Geothermal; River Dam; bio fuels; Solar furnaces (cooking, heating, thermal storage); and so on?
What is the cost of each practical approach? What's the initial investment? What's the ongoing cost? If the cost of a killowatt- hour of electricity goes to $0.80, what technologies become cost effective?
Are we running out of fossil fuels? (Check out "Peak Oil")
How can governments encourage renewable energy? (Check out what Germany has done with the solar cell energy price supports.)
Fossil fuels have been the cheapest form of energy, but that's likely to change in the next decade. What would it take to replace all of our enegy dependence on fossil fuels with different technologies?
Before you invest a lot of time with a particular technology, I'd make sure that the renewable energy solution is efficient and can scale up relative to other alternatives. For example, collecting heaps of manure to manufacture gas may not be competitive with more efficient alternatives. The manure may also be more valuable as a fertilizer (since fossil fuels for chemical fertilizers may eventually be in short supply).
Wind Generators, Hydroelectric, Electric Solar Panels, Solar to Steam, Bio Fuels, and Geothermal have all proven to be cost effective in many places. It would be an interesting question to determine what the fixed capital investment and the ongoing costs of each approach will be when the cost per killowatt hour of electricity increases by multiples of the current costs. What percentage of each technology will be used as the cost of energy increases?
Higher capital cost and higher ongoing costs of different technologies can be justified when energy costs increase. When we exhaust most opportunities for wind power, then perhaps solar cells may prove to be financially viable. It would be interesting to see the combinations of technologies that will become viable as we run out of nonrenewable energy sources.
What would it take to replace all of the fossil fuels used in the world with proven technologies?
Another question is how do we move all of this energy around? Fossil fuels pack a lot of energy in a small space.
What is the efficiency and cost of a fuel cell?
Brazil has been doing some interesting things with alternative fuels for vehicles. However, battery power looks like a very practical alternative.
How Much To Install Solar Panels On A Building?
I Know The Cost Of How Much Solar Panels Are But What Is The Price To Install Them?If I Were To Install About 10 On A Building?
Hello! That is great that you are thinking of installing solar panels. Just to be clear, I believe you are talking about solar panels to produce electricity, aka photovoltaic panels. As mentioned in previous answers, the cost of installation will vary depending upon your location. But a good estimate is $7-$10 per Watt for a grid-tied, battery-less system.
So if you installed 10-200 Watt solar panels, that would be 2000 Watts (2 kW) and cost approximately $14,000-$20,000 before rebates and incentives. Be sure to check for local rebate programs and read about the 30% federal tax credit here:
Are Solar Panels Efficiency Already Calculated In Their Power Rate?
If A Solar Panel Has A Power Rate Of 180 Watts And Efficiency Of Lets Say 30%. Does That Mean The Maximum Power This Solar Panel Can Generate Is (30/100)*180=54 Watts Or Its Just 180 Watts?
Solar panels are tested in a lab that has a light the produces 1000 watt/hrs per square meter. In these conditions your panel will produce 180 watt/hrs. If you would like to know what it does in really world conditions you have to find the "sun-hours" in your given area. A sun-hour is basically how many watt/hrs hit a square meter in a day. This number changes based on time of year, orientation, and temperature. Here in Fairbanks Alaska if the panel was at 90 degrees facing true south in October (1.9 sun-hours) It would produce 180 X 1.9 X .8 (20% efficiency loss due to wires and controllers) it would produce 273.6 watt/hrs on average each day.
How Do Solar Panels Convert Sunlight Into Energy?
Silicon has the property that any light that hits it causes electons to flow on its surface. Presto, electricity. Energy transferrence
How Much Electricity Does A Solar Panel Generate?
I Know That A Solar Panel Of 1 Square Meter Generate 1000 Watts On A Clear And Sunny Day, But I Need To Know The Time Rate. Is It 1000 Watts Per Day Or Per Hour? Thanks.
1000W/square meter is the standard input rate that solar panels are rated by. Watts are a rate, like miles per hour. Depending on the technology, you might get as much as 20% of that as an output of the panel.
To determine the amount of power generated, you need to multiply the rate by time. Just like in a car, going 50mph for 5 hours sends you 250 miles. You look at the rating of the panel, if it is a 50 watt panel, in 5 hours AT THAT RATED INPUT, you would generate 250 watt hours (wh).
You can find charts that tell you how many sun hours are available a day. As the sun is generally strongest at solar noon, it is weaker in the morning and afternoon. They have averaged the power of the sun throughout the day, and said for each location, how many hours equal to 1000W/Msq are in a day. Five is a nice average number. So, if you figure 1000W input in a square meter, 20% output, or 200W (the rate) times 5 sun hours (time) = 1000Watt hours, or 1 kilowatt hour (1 kwh) (quantity) can be generated from a square meter of panels in a day.