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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical energy costs have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or house owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
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 capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. 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 company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 utility companies are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
In A Solar Panel, Where Do The Protons Go?
In A Solar Panel, I Know That The Electrons Are Knocked Loose And Used As Energy, What Happens To The Protons?
Here is a simplified explanation:
As you're probably aware, atoms are more than just a proton and an electron (unless you are talking about hydrogen, which solar panels are not made out of). If one of those silicon atoms loses an electron, it won't be just a proton left--it will be 14 protons, 14 neutrons, and 13 electrons. That is, a silicon atom with a +1 charge. Right?
Now, the molecular structure of a solar cell is like a crystal lattice, something like this:
Within this structure, the electrons are not really lost from the system. An electron just gets enough energy (from light) to be able to leave its atom, and float freely around the structure. Hence you have electrons in motion, which is the definition of electric current. If the lights go out, the electrons just settle back into one of the atoms that is missing an electron.
I'M Thinking Of Setting Up Solar Panels To Keep Down The Cost Of Winter Heating Bills. Where Do I Start?
Energy Bills Were So High This Winter, I'Ve Been Thinking Of Putting In Some Kind Of Solor Power. But I Don'T Know How To Get Started. Gas To Run My Dryer And Furnace Were So High I Almost Didn'T Have The Money To Pay My House Payment. What Can I Do?
There are two main types of solar panel. One generates electricity and will help offset your electrical bill. The other type is used to heat water. If you have a gas water heater using solar panels to heat water will help lower your gas bill. There is a third type that can possibly help with space heating that is used to heat air, which can heat your house.
One thing that is very important about solar panels of any kind is that they only work well if they receive full sun during the day. If they are shaded by trees or do not point towards the sun they will not produce any useful energy. So the first thing you should consider is if you have good sunny places to put the panels on your house.
The most economical type of panel with the quickest pay back is the hot water panel. One great advantage to hot water solar panels is that they can offset the cost of gas or electric water heating all year long.
The air heating solar panels are not quite as good because in the winter when you really need the heat there is less sun so the panels cannot produce much heat. In the summer in many places you do not want the heat they can produce.
The electric type panels are also very good because they produce electricity all year long, much more in the summer of course, but with "net metering" you pay for the amount of electricity you use over the course of the entire year. You will use quite a bit in the winter when it is dark and the panels produce less, but in the summer solar electric panels can produce more electricity than you use and so can offset that extra winter use.
I use solar electric panels on my house. They produce about 75% of the electricity that I use and have reduced my electrical bill by about $1000 per year. I plan to put solar panels up within a year or two also.
I bought my panels from the store in the web site below. That company offers a lot of good information about solar power and sells panels of all three types. I did my own installation, but I recommend that most people use a qualified solar installer.
A good place to look for a local solar pro is the second site below. The Find Solar site is maintained by a couple of national solar societies and the Department of Energy.
If you are really interested in becoming informed about solar power and generating your own energy the Home Power magazine (third website below) is an excellent source for information and articles. You can subscribe on line and get the magazine as a PDF file or you can have a regular subscription and have it snail-mailed to you. Larger book stores may also carry it.
Cost Of A Solar Panel?
I Don'T Want To Spend A Fortune, Maybe Talking Like Over $200 But I Would Like To Power My Computer, The Monitor, My Tv, And A Small Fridge.
I Looked Up The Price On Some But It Does Not Make Any Sense To Me Because It Says That It Has Reached The Price Of Less Than $1 Per Watt But If I Look Up A 120 Watt Solar Panel It Is $560 Dollars. Why Would It Not Be $120 Because They Said $1 A Watt.
Where Would Be The Best Place To Buy The Cheapest Solar Panels?
You are probably better off buying solar cells and making your own solar panel. That is what I plan to do. Figure in the cost of batteries, an inverter, and maybe a charge controller. You will need to test the solar panels to make sure you have enough power to power up everything you have. If not, make additional solar panels, and connect them together. Nevertheless, I think it still might cost way over $200, but I think it is the cheapest way to go.
What Kind Of Batteries To Use For A Solar Panel?
I Am Planning To Buy Some Solar Panels For My Cabin And I Want To Be Able To Store The Electricity. What Kind Of Batteries Should I Get? I Will Be Running Simple Things Like A Tv And Radio. Where Can I Buy These Batteries? Where Should I Look For The Best Batteries?
If you will be storing them outdoors, you can use auto batteries. Indoors, use sealed marine batteries.
Number and size depends on your needs. You will need a charge controller between the solar panels and the batteries to get the maximum power out of the array and to avoid damage to the batteries.
And you will need an inverter to convert the 12 or 24 volts to 120 or 240 VAC.
One large lead acid battery will supply about 1000 watt-hours of energy, enough for 200 watts for 5 hours. You have to look at your loads and decide on how many batteries you need.
Frequently it is cheaper to buy new appliances that use less power, as that power difference can save a lot of money in batteries, inverter, charge controller and solar panels. But it sounds like a few thousand watt-hours will be enough, 1 or 2 large batteries. The real limiting factor is how much money you want to spend for the solar panels themselves.
What Was Obama Going To Do To Get Manufacturing Back To The Us?
Its Back Down To Late 2009 Levels Currently.
He Has Put A 250% Tariff On Imported Chinese Solar Panels But That Seems To Be Putting Installers And Companies That Make Smaller Items With Solar Panels In Them Out Of Business In The Us Because Now They Can Afford Neither The Us Nor Chinese Made Solar Panels.
There is great science going on, such as photo voltaic paint. Not ready for prime time yet.
With existing technology it takes about 15 years for solar panels to pay for themselves.
Heck, in 15 years we will have Mister Fusion powering our cars.
Actually, Obama doesn't care about jobs. That's just a talking point.
Has his sights set on larger goals.... like completely transforming America.
We The People are just cannon fodder.