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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 daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, residential electrical power prices have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize 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 typical property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
How Big Is An Average Solar Panel?
It really depends on how you are planning to use the panels. Before you do anything you first will need to determine how much power is necessary for your particular application.
Solar panels are often designed to be modular, each panel can be around 2X3 feet, but there are plenty of variations out there. By building your system modular you simply add more 2X3 foot panels to form an array so you can power more things.
Here is where it gets tricky, you can have two panels exactly the same size, but one panel delivers 65 watts of power while the other delivers 165 watts of power because it is more efficient. That is why you may see two panels that seem identical, but have a huge difference in price.
I suggest buying a simple kit like the one sold at Harbor Freight or the Sunforce 50048 kit and experiment a little before you get in too deep. You will learn a lot just from playing around and seeing what you can do. They come with everything you need including the inverter to convert the 12volt output from the panels to 120 volt AC like your wall sockets. It is well worth the investment.
I use solar for all of my outdoor lighting as well as charging up my RC helicopters and I built it a little at a time to keep it affordable.
Hope that helps.
What Are Some Good Alternatives To Things Like Using Solar Panels And Better Insulation For People Who Rent?
One major thing is to pay attention to your windows and doors. Make sure they are very well-sealed to keep warm air in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer. If you think they are drafty, try to get your landlord to seal them better, or try to do it yourself. (Seals aren't expensive, any hardware store will have plenty.)
Also, drapes/blinds that fully cover the windows can keep out that hot summer sun. But open them during the daytime in winter, to let the sun help heat things up...then close them at night to keep that warm air inside.
If you have hardwood or vinyl floors, consider getting some rugs....it's like insulation for the floor.
Buy fans for the summer. Even if you cannot install ceiling fans, just having table fans running will reduce your use of air-conditioning.
Why Are Republicans Trying To Tax My Solar Panel Use?
You aren't complaining tho about Obama letting General Electric run tax free while still charging taxes to their customers. I'm thinking this is something you are trying to blame on the republicans cause solar panel use isn't run by the democrats or republicans. Nice try.
How Are Solar Homes Constructed?
How Are Solar Homes Constructed? & Why Is The Facing Of The Solar Home Important & How Does It Provide Energy To The House?
Solar homes are generally oriented so they have a lot of window with a high U value and a large area facing south, Sarah. They typically have fewer, smaller windows on the east and west sides, and still fewer on the north side. This orientation ensures the house will pick up as much heat as possible in the winter months - think of a greenhouse trapping the heat of the sun. The summer sun is much higher in the sky, and the house's design prevents excessive heat gain in the summer by using awnings or by using the overhang of the roof to shade the windows. Alternately, living shade could be provided by deciduous trees near the house, since those trees would drop their leaves in the winter to allow the sun's heat to enter the house..
The house may also include 'active' solar components, such as solar panels, which gather additional heat for hot water or heating the house, or which convert sunlight to electrical power.
In addition, solar homes are typified by energy efficient construction, from the insulation in their walls and attic, to appliances which wring energy from every dollar spent at the utility company. These would include the furnace, air conditioner, hot water tank, washer, dryer, etc.
How Many Watts Should A Solar Panel Be For These Uses?
A Small Wooden Building. Will Have One Or Two Lights. Small Tv. Possibaly Even A Small Refrigarator.
Is someone living in the building, or will someone be in it only occasionally? The amount of energy you need varies quite a bit based on the specifics of the lights, the TV and the fridge. It'd be best to do some calculations. Find examples of the TV and fridge, find out how much they draw and estimate how long the TV and lights will be used each day. Even the small, 120v bar fridges use quite a bit of energy and have extra losses due to being powered by an inverter. Leave yourself some extra reserve for losses and cloudy days.
As an example, for the 6x12 foot tiny house I plan to build, I'm going to try to get by with a single, 100-watt panel and a single, RV-style deep cycle storage battery. I'll be choosing my appliances very carefully though, such as a 12v compressor cooler (designed for use in cars) as the fridge and not using electricity for heat.