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- 20 year warranty
- Transparent contracts
- State and federal incentives
- Roof repair if damaged during installation
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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Several studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly 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, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that pick to run properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Lots of homeowners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Why Are Solar Panels Helpful?
Whats So Good About Solar Panels? Can Someone Tell Me?
Why Are They Essential And Helpful?
The produce electricity if you want.
Or they can heat up water.
Or pump hot air in a house.
They collect sunlight, and turn it into something you like. That way you don't have to pay PG&E half your paycheck just to live a semi-normal life since you don't have to work so stinkin' hard.
Who Knows About Tax Credits For Solar Panels?
I Recently Bought A House With Very Old Solar Panels (About 25 Years Old) That Don'T Appear To Work Properly. They Are Supposed To Heat The Hot Water Heater But They Don'T Always Work, And Recently Have Staretd Leaking. So, I Have Had Them Turned Off And Now We'Re Just Using Electricity To Heat The Hot Water. My Question Is, Is There Any Tax Credit Money (Stimulus Or Otherwise) Available For People To (A) Repair Old Solar Panels Or (B) Replace Them With New Ones? How Does The Credit Work?
Congratulations on continuing to use solar in your home! I am surprised to hear that the solar hot water collectors are no longer working. Typically well made collectors have a life much longer than 25 years.
I am not aware of any incentives for repairing solar collectors- although doesn't that seem to be a more green alternative than replacing with new ones?! There are however, quite a few state rebate programs and federal and state tax credits for solar hot water collectors and solar electric (photovoltaic) panels. The best source for federal and state incentives is the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiencies.
Solar Panels And Your Opinion?
I Don'T See Much Solar Panels On People'S Houses Where I Live. I Got A Long Time To Go Before Doing So But I Was Planning On Buying A Few Solar Panels When I Retire In The Far Future. In Your Opinion, Is Such An Investment Worth It? Would You Buy Them? I Realize They Are Very Expensive Hence Why I Said When I Retire. Thanks For Your Opinion
Solar power is still an expensive way to purchase power, as of 2007, it was 38 cents per kwh while the cost of power from coal is 0.6 cents per kwh. Of course regulations have prevented new coal power stations from being built so it's really natural gas power stations at 15 cents a kwh that solar has to compete with. Solar is dropping in price but the best you can hope for is for it to reach parity with natural gas someday soon and it hasn't yet. The other issue is that you pay up front for solar power which as any economist will tell you is even more expensive and involves greater risks.
However, as part of a strategy to become as self reliant as possible when you retire and have a fixed income, it's a reasonable prospect, not only will the technology become less expensive by then but at that point, fixing the price of the energy costs is more valuable than the cost of the energy. Focusing on personal finance and learning how to invest which very few people know how to do is more important right now. When you retire, hopefully you can afford to build a passive solar home with photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbines but still on the grid for efficient net metering and with a greenhouse where you can grow the staples that you need and perhaps even some biodiesel for your google driven car. Having a reasonable portfolio is really the only way to achieve that goal.
When It Come To Home Solar Power Why Do Some Choose 24V And Others 12 V Systems?
I Want A Solar Power System, But Dont Know If I Choose 12V Or 24V And Why.
it all depends, since you're going to be spending top dollar for the panels anyways you should just go with the best. 24v would essentially be better in the long run because it can carry a heavier load, but if you're trying to save a few bucks get the 12v which isn't bad, but expect more limitations.
Solar Panel For Laptop?
I Used To Live From My Car And I Am Soon Returning To That Way.
I Want A Solar Panel To A Battery To A Surge Protector So That I Can Use A Portable Wifi Box And My Laptop At The Same Time. Also I Would Charge My Phone Occasionally.
I Would Like The Charge To Be Enough For Several Days In Case Of Cloudy Weather.
I Just Do Not Want Anything To Short Circuit Or Ruin My Laptop Etc.
Is Thete A Way To Get This?
What Do I Need Or What Exactly Should I Look Into?
Actually they do make these... u have one but the voltage is no guaranteed as depends on the radiation from sunlight.
I have a 18v 60Watt folding solar panel... works great and does charge laptop but not consistent.
It works better when you also have an external battery with you as well.
Battery will charge laptop
Solar panel will charge battery
Also most important... put laptop screen on super dim / power savior mode or else laptop will eat up energy.
I have a desktop replacement hp laptop and able to keep it charged at 19volts just under 2amps... (38 watts)... on power save mode of course
ALLPOWERS 18v 60Watt folding solar panel charger
Also.... Poweradd Pilot 30000mAh multi-voltage (9v -20v) portable chargers.
Remember solar panels are nothing without batteries... not just for storing at night but also storing all the energy you can get. If not you would only be powering the load