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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, property electricity rates have gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your property worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values 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 property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 crucial component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 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 jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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 Does The Initial Energy Come From In A Refrigerator?
I Am Doing A Project, And I Am Stump On One Of My
Questions And It'S Where Does The Initial Energy Come From In A Refrigerator? I Have No Clue, And I Couldn'T Find It Anywhere Online...So Can Someone Me? Thanks! :D
Initial energy comes from electricity, from the wall. The electricity from the wall powers the equipment inside the refrigerator that cools the airs.
However, you could take this very far down the line....
The energy from the wall comes from the power compnay. THe power company might generate the elctricity from nuclear, coal, solar, wind, natural gas, etc... Then you could determine where each of these sources originate. i.e. If it comes from coal then it's a fossil fuel, so it comes from decayed organic matter from many hundreds of thousands of years ago. But even in that case, their energy probalby originated from the sun. You could trace any energy source back to the big bang, but even then you come to the question, where did the energy from the big bang come from. And then you get into science vs. religion and that whole argument. Anyways, this is probably much deeper than you were looking for and if you use this answer in class your teacher will probably know you copied it from the internet.
How Many Solar Panels Does It Take To Run An A/C Unit? Also, How Many Batteries In An Array?
I Was Wondering How Many 700 W Solar Panels It Would Take To Run A Household A/C Unit. Also Curious How Many Batteries It Would Take To Keep A/C Running In Inhospitable Environments. Would A 3500 W Inverter Be Enough If It Were To Run 220 Ac?
Here we are doing the math of two facts to multiply or divide, to find the third, and you don't give enough to make up the equation!
My 2.5 ton unit needs 220 VAC at 5 KW for the heater coils, and 3.5 KW for the cooling and fans, but, in electricity, we are always having to discriminate between inductive loads (transformers, oven coils, heater coils) and other uses, like lncandescent lighting.
To run my HVAC unit, in my 1,000 square foot home, would demand a10KW unit, and the 5200 watt (5500 watt Surge rated)
would not work. A generator simply stalls out under load, possibly smokes the generator electrics, while a solar unit and batteries can reverse potential under severe load, and explode!
The surge rating for my HVAC unit is 3X higher, (the Switching Load), for either heating or cooling. When figuring out the generator load for an emergency generator, for warranty purposes, they demand we install a generator with a 'surge' power rating triple the start-up load of our equipment, and that is the way to try to load your Solar panel, also!
Now, go to the hardware store, and get a booklet or pamphlet about emergency power generation, and look at the descriptions of the generator start up power capabilities for the 'switching loads'!
How Is Solar Energy Produced?
Explain In A Way That The Dumbest Person Ever Would Understand(Me!)
From the sun.
The extreme tempuratures and pressures at the core of the sun cause hydrogen to fuse into helium. The energy from the core takes about 1 million years to reach the surface, where the heat is radiated out into space. The sun has to covert 4,000 tons of matter into energy every second to maintain it's energy output.
In outer space, at the average distance from the sun to the earth, the solar light energy from the sun is about 2,500 watts per square meter.
Solar panels are only about 4% efficient. We can get only about 100 watts per square meter from solar panels in space, where the sun always shines.
On earth, depending where on earth we are, we get much less energy from solar panels.
If we use the solar heat to generate steam we can get even more efficiency.
How Would Solar Federal Tax Credits Benefit The Owner Of A S Corp?
A Business That Puts In A Solar Energy System Is Entitled To A 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit. I Am Not Sure If Or How This Could Benefit Owners Of An S Corp.
I Am Also Wondering The Same About C Corps And Llc'S?
I Was Told That Solar Tax Credits Would Have No Benefit For S Corps And The Like Because They Typically Do Not Pay Any Corp Income Tax. I Am Not Sure If This Is True.
Thanks For Any Help With This.
This credit would benefit the owners of an S corp on their personal returns as their share of the credit would be passed to them on the Schedule K-1 that they would receive from the S corp.
In the case of a C corp, it would be a credit against their tax liability just like any credit.
As far as an LLC, the question doesn't make sense since the term LLC is an adjective describing the company - it is not a form of business in itself. In other words, and LLC could be a sole propriatorship, a partnership, an S Corp, or even a C Corp.
In a nutshell, this credit, like all credits, would benefit whoever pays the taxes of the business - the C corp itself, or the owner(s) or the sole proprietorship or partnership or S corp.
How Many Years Will It Be Before We Use Solar Energy Instead Of Fossil Fuels ?
People have already been using solar for decades.
Google, for instance, just covered the rooftops of their headquarters with solar panels last year. They figure this will cut the electric bill of those buildings by about 20%.
The big problem with solar is that the equipment is expensive, which makes the return on investment (ROI) quite long. For instance, you can get a similar installation of solar panels on your roof like Google. Even with state and national rebates to help encourage alternative energy, a typical installation will cost you about $10,000-15,000 up front. Granted, your electricity bill should be $0, but this still means most families won't see a profit from their solar system for about 10 to 12 years. The main problem is the solar panels themselves. They just aren't very efficient, so you need a lot of them to produce any decent amount of power.
Scientists are hard at work at creating more efficient and cheaper solar panels.
Meanwhile, other countries are offering very lucrative incentives for people to generate solar power. For instance in Germany, many of the roads that make up the Autobahn are now lined with solar panels. Even farmers are dedicating a field or two to solar energy because they can make more money from that than from a crop of grain.
There's no reason why the US can't do the same thing, other than the fact that our current president is a former oilman. Hm...