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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Several studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties 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 a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that pick to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
Has Anybody Here Had Solar Panels Installed In Their Home? Was It Worth It? Would You Recommend It To Others?
There are many factors involved.
You added they were not worth it. In some cases that is true, but what were the expectations? If one is realistic, and understands their electricity costs will be going up, in the US they will be going up due to administrative actions rather than legislative actions do a web search of Obama AND blackouts just as those three words are typed, the AND is a Boolean modifier so the search picks up those two words together BTW.
The biggest factor in their "value" is if you plan to stay where you are for at least a decade or more. If shorter than that- they are a net loss, but they will add "some" value come sales time.
If you expect to run your house totally on solar, without you changing your usage habits, you will see minimal impact. If you expect to get rich running your meter backward, no, that will not occur.
If you plan it out so you have other forms of power as well, you can go off grid. For some, just being able to do that much makes it worthwhile. You are not subject to blackouts or brown outs and no need to worry about carbon taxation, which is a fraud, but is going to happen, and in some areas it has already happened, even in the US. If you are using the panels to heat the structure or the domestic water, those are types that pay for themselves a bit sooner and their outlay is not as significant.
If you have no idea of how to install them, PV or heat/water and lack the ability to do the installation, having someone else install your system is going to be expensive, it pretty much doubles the costs. On the other hand, if you did the installation, you can always take the system with you when you move.
It is not for everyone. Your results will vary, your costs will vary as well. Is it worth it? It can be to the right people in the right situation. A healthy skepticism should be tempered a bit because solar technology is improving, as are other technologies that have resulted from the demand for energy efficiency, such as LED lighting.
How Do Solar Photovoltaic Panels Work?
I Need To Know How Solar Photovoltaic Panels Work. Anyone Have A Good Explanation?
Hey E Girl, photovoltiac panels are pretty simple. They start with a solid block of silicone, and shave thin layers off of them, called wafers. Once you have about 72 of them, you take half of them and dope them with boron, then the other half are doped with phosphorous. Once that's done, they take one each phosphorous and boron wafer, and glue them together with a special conductive epoxy glue, and attach a wire to each wafer. When the two glued wafers are exposed to the sun, a reaction occurs that forces free electrons from the silicone particles from one wafer onto the other, and a voltage is generated between them, about 1/2 volt to be exact.
Once all 36 pairs are glued together, they are wired in series, connecting the phosphourous wafer from one to the boron wafer on the next, and so on. If you start with 72 wafers, you'll have 36 pairs glued together when you are done. At 1/2 volt each, that makes a 18 volt panel, which is used to charge a 12 volt battery. The charging source always has to have a few more volts than the battery. These 36 pairs of cells are then arranged on some kind of back board, glued down, covered with acrylic glass and mounted in a frame.
There are some great websites you can go to for more info, I will list some below. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the US alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical systems? That's good news. We actually live in one of those homes, it is powered by both the wind and sun and heated with solar and wood. I hope this answers your question, good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
I Saw An Ad On Tv About A Company That Installs Discounted Or Even Free Solar Systems On Your House. They Mentioned They Worked With The State You Live In. Did Anyone See This And Is This Real?
I seen it on the web today renu.citizenre.com who by the way isnt 100 % operational yet.
basically they size your home for a system and install it after you pay a down payment. at that point you rent the system from them for around 100 bucks a month. But what is crazy about the deal is that it is not an off grid system which means you still have to pay the powre company for the energy you use that is not coverd by the solar panels
How Much Energy Is Produced Using Solar Panels!!!?!?
Plzz Help Me
Thanks In Advance
If you mean the total of all solar panels, according to the article below, 5.1 GW of solar panels were shipped last year, and 9.1 GW are expected this year.
If we assume that there are perhaps 10 GW of panels installed today, and they get an average of 5 hours of sun a day, that's about 18 billion kWh of energy produced per year. I think that's about the same as 2 or 3 large power plants. Give it time, it's getting up there.
What Heater Is More Safe And Efficient For A Swimming Pool?
Solar Panels, Electrical Or Gas? What Brand Do You Think Is The Best Model? Volume= 80, 000 Lts.
Solar is always going to be safest, in terms of possible fire or shock.Depending on where you live though, it may not be efficient as a primary heat source. For example, here in Ontario, most will use it as supplemental heat during the summer season only. It's pretty useless during spring and fall. It's a passive source, so the only cost after initial installation is powering the control box, which is minimal. Enersol is my favorite in this category. Parts are easy to get in all of North America, the material is durable and a good install makes winterizing easy. The unit is geared towards a consumer installation and comes with easy to understand documentation. They also include the automatic control valve made by Jandy. In my opinion, one of the best automatic valves in existence.
Gas delivers more BTU per buck and is a quick way of heating a pool from scratch or maintaining heat during spring and fall. But, there's also a risk of fire or explosion, however slight. In 15 years I've only seen 2 Cabana fires directly related to a gas heater and these were ultimately the home owner's fault by placing combustible material on top of the heater and by doing their own gas hook up. For that size pool you're looking at a 250,000 BTU heater. Hayward, Ray Pak and Teledyne Laars all make reliable gas heaters that are high efficiency. Personally, steer clear of the Pent Airs heaters if it's offered. Nothing but trouble with heat fusible links, poor pilot checking design and doors that are just a pain to open.
Electric, well, it's expensive to run. Watching the hydro meter when it's on will make you dizzy. For that size pool, you're looking at a 50 kW heater. I've never heard of anyone getting zapped by one, but it's always possible with a bad installation. No favorite here, they're all pretty much the same.