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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of residents find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to lower 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 normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar 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 energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at what cost, 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
How Many 20 Amps Solar Panel Are Needed For The Average Home?
Solar panels are typically rated in watts, as that's what really matters in the end. That said, 20 amps is an unusually high output for a single panel. The type for house-sized applications are generally 5-8 amps, maybe 10 at the top end.
But to your question, it's hard to pin down what an average home is. The number of panels needed depends on the home's electrical usage, but also on how much sun the area gets. In Seattle, it will take twice as many panels as Phoenix for the same output.
Our house is in Northern California, and we have 18 panels, in a 2.5 kW array, providing essentially 100% of our electricity. Whether we are typical, I have no idea.
Water Pumped With Help From A Solar Panel?
I Would Like To Activate A Well (About 150 Feet Deep) By Using A Solar Panel (Or Two) To Pump The Water Up/Out Of The Well To Use For Gardening. Would This Work? Who Sells Something Like This,Or Could Install This In The Greater Toronto Area?
It is very possible and done all the time. However, it's not cheap. A solar powered submersible pump that can handle that depth is around $700. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Wat... Then you'd need a solar panel about 65W, $350, http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan...
Is It Possible To Build Your Own Solar Panels?How?
Yes it is, for water heating.
Solar electric is also possible, but you would have to start with manufactured cells. It could be a fun project, but don't expect to save money this way. Home built panels are illegal to connect to the grid, and generally would not stand up to repeated sun and rain. A panel that lasts only 5 years in the elements should theoretically be worth only 1/5 the price of one that is guaranteed for 25 years.
Keeping this in mind, you could look at instructables.com for ideas. No need to pay anyone for plans.
Solar Panels - What Is The Amount Of Energy We Collect Vs. The Amount Of Energy The Sun Produces?
I Know All Types Of Energy Production Lose Energy. Most Commonly Is Its Lost Through Heat Or Friction But What About Solar Panels? Whats The Average Amount Of Energy We Collect Vs &Quot;Actual&Quot; Amount Of Energy The Sun Produces (E.G. In 1 Square Meter)?
Solar panels average about 17% efficient. For comparison, a coal fired power plant is about 25% efficient and an internal combustion engine is somewhere around 12% efficient. The solar panel's efficiency isn't bad when you consider that fossil fuel sources of energy are much more expensive than sunlight and produce CO2 and other pollutants.
Negative Information On Solar Power?
I Understand That Solar Power Is Wonderful And Great But I'M In Debate And We'Re Arguing Alternate Energy. I Need Negative Information On Solar Panels. Help!
I asked a local solar company to give me a quotation on some roof top solar panels. To make a long story short, their bid was $11,000 to install a setup which would make less than 6 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity on an average day. At the highest electric rate I know, that's worth less than $1.80 per day. If you just treat the panels as an investment, it's a very poor one.
I personally believe that "going green" should have some benefits which are also green - as in the color of money. That is, we should choose ways to "go green" which save energy and (thus) money. I concluded that there were more efficient uses of $11,000 - like buying double pane windows, replacing an inefficient refrigerator, adding insulation to a crawl space, etc.