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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electrical power rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Several research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers 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 self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States 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 U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service 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 Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, 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
Do Those Solar Panels For Your Car'S Battery Work Well?
I'Ve Seen Them At Kragen, Its These Solar Panels That You Leave On Top Of Your Dashboard While You'Re Driving And Its Suppose To Recharge Your Battery As You Go. Do They Really Work Well? Has Anyone Tried Them Before?
I have these on my RV.
Being the RV sits most of the time it does keep the batterys( I have 2) charged all the time.. When it comes time for me to start the RV, it starte right up.
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar-Powered Cars?
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages For Solar-Powered Vehicles Over Petrol Cars?
There are many popular notions about the advantages and disadvantages of electric cars. Some are accurate and some are no more than speculation by those with little connection or interest to the sport or industry. But you asked about solar-powered cars. As a definition: solar photovoltaic panels can be used to provide electricity for an otherwise electric car. The combination is considered a "solar powered car." The solar car is a cousin to the series hybrid electric car and the fuel cell electric car because all three make electricity on the vehicle and depend less on transmitted electricity (subways) or electricity that is only stored on the vehicle (BEV.)
For some the solar panels must be on the car for others the solar panels can be stationary and used to charge the electric car. The latter are a foil to the sound bite popularized by Top Gear on British TV: " the coal powered car." Since you asked about solar powered cars I'll leave comments appropriate to other kinds of electric vehicles for another question.
Solar cars with panels on the car are used in several international solar car races such as the World solar Challenge http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/ and the America Solar Challenge http://americansolarchallenge.org/. These are very high end purpose built solar vehicles that can achieve some incredible speeds on sun power alone. There are are also some low end, low speed solar powered vehicles. Some are adapted from bicycle design. Which brings us to our first big advantage:
NYC parks department uses light electric vehicles to travel around its parks. Unfortunately people would forget to plug them in and the batteries would go bad very quickly. By putting solar panels on the vehicles not only was the cost of replacement battery packs saved but the vehicles would maintain a charge ready for their limited use.
Although there are commercial electric vehicles with solar panels on their roofs and in spite of the enthusiasm of this web site: http://www.solarpoweredcars.net/awesome-... they are not used to power the car. The solar panels may drive accessories and may add a little to the charge of the battery but the math says that the area available on a car is not sufficient to power a car daily at highway speeds using conventional solar panels: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2011/11/a-solar-powered-car/ (excellent article that also discusses stationary solar panels for an EV) If the conversion of sunlight to mechanical motion were more efficient then commercial solar powered cars may be possible. Here is one possibility: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/412987/harnessing-direct-solar-power-for-propulsion/
Solar powered car advantages include
+ solar cars are cool
+ solar panels + an EV give us a pollution free vehicle system in its operation and charging
+ solar panels on the vehicle can increase range
+ solar racers require ultimate efficiency of design driving EV technology improvements
+ solar can be mated with light vehicles to provide power without having to plug in the vehicle
+ solar panels can be mated with heavier vehicles if the panels are in a stationary array
+ solar panels give us a way to generate electricity on the vehicle lowering battery cost
+ solar panels can replace batteries allowing us to have a lighter and more efficient vehicle
+ most cars sit 23 hours a day. Solar panels are working for you even when you are not using the car
+ solar panels eliminate the maintenance of having to charge the vehicle in an already maintenance light electric vehicle they make the car essentially buy and go.
+ considering present efficiency solar can be economical in some limited circumstances
+ once we pass the threshold of powering a vehicle economically all the advantages of making your electricity on the spot become available: independence, security, operation freedom, operating cost, and range...
+ a car that essentially charges itself can be used to then charge other devices or provide power in an emergency
- solar panels presently have low efficiency (10%-20%)
- solar panels are costly
- the roof area of a commercial vehicle is not large enough to comfortably power the vehicle at speed so presently solar applications to vehicles are purpose built vehicles or light electric vehicles adapted to solar. (or used for accessories )
- solar panels are subject to local conditions for the energy they give: weather, after sundown.
- solar panels are exposed to the elements and may be subject to damage from cold, heat, ice, snow and accidents.
- solar panels on a vehicle are almost never optimally positioned for maximum efficiency the angle to the sun is almost always wrong. (stationary panels, limited use or requirement overcomes this objection)
How Does One Buy A Solar Panel If They Live On Welfare , How Much Does Solar Panel Cost?
Obamas Policies Have Made 1/2 The Country Living In Poverty So Far And 1 In 4 Kids Starve. So How Can Obama Invest Tax Dollars Into Those Solar Companies That Are Going Bankrupt By The Way When People Can'T Even Afford To Buy Food And Gas And Think That Will Work? Didn'T He Get Any Business Experience Suing Banks For Acorn Org?
Saying that half the country is in poverty is a bit of exaggeration, but you are right in that it's expensive to be poor. Solar panels can ultimately save money and energy in the right place, but it's a luxury that someone who is strapped for food can't afford. What will help someone in that situation is extending unemployment benefits, which this administration has, in fact, done. The contribution to (say) Solyndra was about $2 per citizen, far less than extra months of unemployment compensation for someone without a job.
As far as how much solar panels cost, one needs economy of scale to make them pay off. Just one little panel from Wal-mart will be expensive per watt, and probably won't last. The kind of system on our roof, which supplies just about all our electricity most years, would cost $7000 net today. That seems like a lot, but it's no more than a reasonably new car. We live in an ideal area for solar, though. In a worse locale, the system could cost double or even several times that much.
How Much Would It Cost To Generate 1Mw Electricity By Solar Panels??? And How Much Land It Requires ?
I Need Technical And Non Technical Details To Generate 1Mw Power By Solar Panels
The long answer is correct, but possibly not what you want to know. Let's assume your solar site is in the sunniest spot in New Mexico, just North of the border with Mexico. It measures 500 feet by 500 feet = 250,000 square feet. Excluding the easements about 200,000 square feet. Your panels need to face South at perhaps a 45 degree angle. This is optimum for December and Early January when the electricity sells for more per megawatt hour, but you may not get a whole megawatt, even at noon unless you buy premium priced solar panels which are more efficient. Closer to straight up is better for June and early July when you may get two megawatts about 1 pm daylight savings time. The panels and wiring need to be ten feet or more above the ground or vandals and children will be a problem. Electrocuted children are a major liability. Assuming the 45 degrees, and 6 rows of panel racks holding the panels between 10 feet and 50 feet above the ground. This leaves plenty of room for parking, office and auxiliary equipment, underneath the panels, but 6 is possibly too many to avoid one rack shading another occasionally. The cost of the racks will not be trivial = perhaps one million dollars. You need to leave out an occasional panel to provide easy access to the sunny side of the other panels, which need to be washed, perhaps monthly for good efficiency. You should not allow workers to climb the racks on windy days as the wind loading could cause rack failure. The total area of the solar panels is about 100,000 square feet, so you need about 12 watts per square foot of panel to reach your goal of one megawatt of 60 hertz 3 phase power at a constant voltage. About 100 inverters may be best as this allows reduced output in case of component or partial rack failure. There are some installation, and trouble shooting costs, so you might figure $100 per square foot for the solar panels = $10,000,000. Sorry the plan does not seem practical unless you can get large subsidies from government. Worse other locations require more land and money, possible ice and snow problem, and worse December performance, especially if there are clouds, large trees or buildings nearby to shade your solar panels part of the day.
If you need output after sunset, you need millions of dollars worth of batteries or other energy storage technology. Neil
How Efficient Are Solar Panels?
How Efficient Are Solar Panels When It Comes To Turning Light Into Energy? If It'S Not 100%, Why? Can It Be Improved?
Also, How Do Solar Panels Work, Exactly.
Solar panels are 15-30% efficient in turning light into energy.
I'm not sure why it isn't 100%, but methods are constantly improving, and the panels are getting more efficient with time and research.
Solar panels work with photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are made up of two very thin layers of semiconductor with a middle junction layer. The kinetic energy in light photons create a current that flows into whatever electrical cord it is attached to.
There's other types of solar panels, too. If you want to read up on them here's a link: