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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy costs have gone up by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or house owner with changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed 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 a crucial part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are important parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 energy business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Where Exactly In The U.S Is Solar Energy Being Used?
Small systems are on houses and businesses across the nation. In CA and AZ they are developing large commercial power plants.
Solar Energy At Home?
I Want To Use Solar Energy For My Home
What Steps Should I Take
And How Much Will It Cost To Me If I Want To Run Two Air Conditioners ( 2 Tonne Each ) On Solar Energy.
Furthrt More I Have Listened That One Watt=10 Dollars For Solar Energy Equipment Is This Really True
Please Tell Me If You Know Some Relevant Website
Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live completely, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient”
The house is built utilizing natures natural elements, in the shape of an octagon with 8ft wide arch doors on every wall to catch every angle of wind (typical 4 sided homes have half the chance as one with 8 sides. A circle being the most efficient design). Woodburning stoves, solar chimney, solar AC, solar heating, solar water heating (pool and home), solar stove, solar power, wind power, hydrogen powered back up generator, hydrogen back up water heater, hydrogen stove, 2 hydrogen powered trucks, 1 EV (electric vehicle) and satellite internet.
There are no utility lines, no water lines, no roads, tv, cell service, etc. on our ranch. EVERYTHING needed is produced here. All electricity comes from 27 solar panels, 2 main wind gens and a back hydrogen generator if needed (typically we can last 9 days with all luxuries of sunless windless weather, hasn't happened yet). Water is caught and storaged from the rain. Hot water is made with solar batch water heaters with an on-demand hydrogen hot water heater as backup. Even our vehicles use alternative energy (2 hydrogen trucks, 1 EV electric vehicle converted). Because of this we have no bills, no debt and no mortgage.
The fallowing steps were taking directly out of a DIY guide I offer to those who would like to run their homes on solar power safely, reducing their monthly utility bills or even selling power back the the electrical companies. The entire guide is available at www agua-luna com. Its pretty simple but if you have any problems feel free to contact me directly I can walk you threw the process.
Materials you will need
A sheet of copper flashing from the hardware store. This normally costs about $5.00 per square foot. We will need about half a square foot.
Two alligator clip leads.
A sensitive micro-ammeter that can read currents between 10 and 50 microamperes. Radio Shack sells small LCD multimeters that will do, but I used a small surplus meter with a needle.
An electric stove. My kitchen stove is gas, so I bought a small one-burner electric hotplate for about $25. The little 700 watt burners probably won't work -- mine is 1100 watts, so the burner gets red hot.
A large clear plastic bottle off of which you can cut the top. I used a 2 liter spring water bottle. A large mouth glass jar will also work.
Table salt. We will want a couple tablespoons of salt.
Sand paper or a wire brush on an electric drill.
Sheet metal shears for cutting the copper sheet.
The first step is to cut a piece of the copper sheeting that is about the size of the burner on the stove. Wash your hands so they don't have any grease or oil on them. Then wash the copper sheet with soap or cleanser to get any oil or grease off of it. Use the sandpaper or wire brush to thoroughly clean the copper sheeting, so that any sulphide or other light corrosion is removed.
Next, place the cleaned and dried copper sheet on the burner and turn the burner to its highest setting.
As the copper starts to heat up, you will see beautiful oxidation patterns begin to form. Oranges, purples, and reds will cover the copper.
As the copper gets hotter, the colors are replaced with a black coating of cupric oxide. This is not the oxide we want, but it will flake off later, showing the reds, oranges, pinks, and purples of the cuprous oxide layer underneath.
The last bits of color disappear as the burner starts to glow red.
When the burner is glowing red-hot, the sheet of copper will be coated with a black cupric oxide coat. Let it cook for a half an hour, so the black coating will be thick. This is important, since a thick coating will flake off nicely, while a thin coat will stay stuck to the copper.
After the half hour of cooking, turn off the burner. Leave the hot copper on the burner to cool slowly. If you cool it too quickly, the black oxide will stay stuck to the copper.
As the copper cools, it shrinks. The black cupric oxide also shrinks. But they shrink at different rates, which makes the black cupric oxide flake off.
The little black flakes pop off the copper with enough force to make them fly a few inches. This means a little more cleaning effort around the stove, but it is fun to watch.
When the copper has cooled to room temperature (this takes about 20 minutes), most of the black oxide will be gone. A light scrubbing with your hands under running water will remove most of the small bits. Resist the temptation to remove all of the black spots by hard scrubbing or by flexing the soft copper. This might damage the delicate red cuprous oxide layer we need to make to solar cell work.
Cut another sheet of copper about the same size as the first one. Bend both pieces gently, so they will fit into the plastic bottle or jar without touching one another. The cuprous oxide coating that was facing up on the burner is usually the best side to face outwards in the jar, because it has the smoothest, cleanest surface.
Attach the two alligator clip leads, one to the new copper plate, and one to the cuprous oxide coated plate. Connect the lead from the clean copper plate to the positive terminal of the meter. Connect the lead from the cuprous oxide plate to the negative terminal of the meter.
Now mix a couple tablespoons of salt into some hot tap water. Stir the saltwater until all the salt is dissolved. Then carefully pour the saltwater into the jar, being careful not to get the clip leads wet. The saltwater should not completely cover the plates -- you should leave about an inch of plate above the water, so you can move the solar cell around without getting the clip leads wet.
now place in the sun with the magnefied on top.
The solar cell is a battery, even in the dark, and will usually show a few microamps of current.
That’s it it’s that simple. If you’d a more detailed process and some pics (ouldn’t put them here) it’s available along with some other DIY alternative energy projects at www agua-luna com
Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.
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How Did Science Contribute To The Development Of Solar Energy Is Our Society?
Only science can help in developing use of Solar Energy by making easy to use products. Car body with solar energy cells, cellular phones with Solar energy cells, whole of internet can be enegized by solar. But as they killed the electric cars becaues the top gas sellerers were worried of loosing business, solar energy is curbed by the business men.
What Type Of Things Do We Use Sun Energy For Other Electricity?
Other than for providing electricity, solar energy is used for:
- Heating water - to provide hot water for bathing and other domestic uses; and hot water for industrial uses
- Space heating of home and commercial places
- Agricultural uses - such as (drying, power supply for equipment, running greenhouses etc)
- Solar powered vehicles
- Solar thermal cooking
You will find a more complete list under "solar energy applications" on the following website:
Hope this helps & good luck
Am I A Liberal And A Libertarian?
I Believe That All Races Should Be Equal. I Believe That The Middle Class And Poor Get Fair Treatment And Aren'T Forced To Do Things By The Rich Corporations. I Believe In Universal Heath Care For Every Citizen. I Believe In Immigration Reform (I.E. Dream Act) I Believe The Borders Are Too Regulated And That The Focus Should Be On Mass-Transit And Education. I Believe That War Is The Last Resort To Anything And That Instead Of Spending On War, We Should Look For Alternative Oil Sources, Solar Energy, Wind Energy. I Believe Gays Should Get Married. I Also Believe In Abortion (It'S A Women'S Body). I Do Not Like Many Of Our Laws And Wish Marijuana And Other Silly Laws Like Talking On The Phone While Driving Is Banned And People Are Aloud To Do As They Please As Long As It Isn'T Harming Another Person.
probably just , libertarian, which is a socially okay word for anarchist - You are pretty much describing me too - do the political compass it shows you where you are not only left to right but authoritarian - libertarian and says who you are most like (I'm slightly to the left of Ghandhi)
let us all know how you scored.