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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily 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 stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Multiple studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups 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 homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included 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 expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 cash down.
Lots of homeowners choose to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking 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 homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, 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 Can I Run My Laptop Off A Deep Cycle Battery Without Using An Inverter?
I Have An Inverter And Can Do It That Way, But It Seems Like A Waste Of Energy, Since The Battery Is 12V Dc And It Plugs Into The Inverter, Which Converts It To Ac Power, Then I Plug The Laptop Into The Inverter And It Inverts It Back To Dc To Run The Laptop. I Would Like To Find A Way To Be Able To Just Plug The Laptop Directly To The Battery Safely. The Battery Is Not In A Vehicle Or Anything... I Am Hooking This Setup In A Camper Trailer And Want It To Be As Power Efficient As Possible. While I'M At It, What Is The Minimum Sized Solar Panel I Would Need To Get A Decent Charge On The Battery Each Day? I Don'T Have All The Parts To Do The Setup Yet, So A Rough Estimate Is All I'M Looking For.
most laptops have an attachment that will allow you to connect into the cigarette lighter receptacle. Get one of these for YOUR computer, cut the end off and attach the positive lead to the positive terminal of the battery and the negative to the negative terminal....yes this is a major current saver.
On the solar panels, you probably need to do research on google to get a detailed description of what is needed....search for "how to build a solar battery charger (12vdc)
I Would Like To Know Mire About Solar Energy ?
Are There Any Free Classes To Learn About Solar Energy And Building A Solar Panel
A "solar panel" can mean many different things of 4 major categories only one will produce electricity (8 to 24% efficient.) Most collect the sun's heat (60 to 80% efficient.)
Solar air panels are the easiest to make: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable...
It is also possible to make solar thermal flat panels for hot water: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-yo...
The heart of the vacuum tube solar thermal panels are the vacuum tubes and here is one way to make them "at home:" http://www.youmakeenergy.com/water/hydro... and The heat pipe should go inside of the evacuated tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU4eynU6R-8 like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsx7BX0l5uQ&feature=fvwrel
Solar panels that produce electricity are a collection of solar cells: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-home-made-solar-cell-1/
So there is a great deal of Information on the web and you can pursue your interests and questions on message boards and forums.
In All The Discussions And Battles About Energy, Why Is Nuclear Disregarded?
It'S Very Seldom I See Nuclear Energy Mentioned At All In The Discussions I'Ve Seen.
It'S Always About Coal Versus Solar/Wind, With Both Sides Taking Pot Shots At The Negatives Of The Other.
Why Is Nuclear Energy So Frequently Ignored?
Ignorance and fear. Low information voters.
I was born Arkansas and went to college there. Arkansas Nuclear One has been operating continuously since 1974 by a pristine lake and university at Russellville . It supplies 30 % of the power to the state. I am glad the state had the foresight 40 years ago to be ahead of the curve.
"Local newspaper reports at the time called the decision to build the two-unit nuclear plant near Russellville the “Greatest Thing in the Valley.” Arkansas Nuclear One provides jobs to more than 900 people in the River Valley area. In 2009, Unit 1 celebrated 35 years of providing safe, reliable and affordable power to the people of Arkansas."
What Is The Best Way To Fix The Problems We Face?
Problems Like High Gas Prices, Food, Money. Jobs. There Has To Be A Answer.
Many of the solutions such as "end oil dependency" "stop eating" and "just pay people more" aren't realistic.
1. Solar is hot right now, and that can help in the future for energy needs. There are a lot of companies and money pouring into this industry now.
2. High global demand for grains + Low US Dollar + high oil prices = high food costs.
Everything that is transported by vehicle, ship or plane takes oil (fuel), and those costs will be passed down to consumers in the form of higher costs.
3. A low US Dollar (USD) vs foreign currency makes imported goods more expensive. We are net importers. We hardly make anything here any more due to high US wages compared to China, Latin America, Mexico, etc. The positive is that a low USD helps lower the US National Debt expense as we devaluate our currency. The USD has risen a little over the last couple of days which is sending commodity prices down at least for now.
4. The one thing the US Gov could do to help slow the oil price increase or have it fall $10-15 instantly for the moment anyway: Tell FEMA and the DOE to stop buying oil at these levels for the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The SPR is nearly full now, but we are buying in case of some oil shortage or other emergency where we can't get oil from the middle east.
5. High Demand & How Diet Influences Food Prices:
Demand from the especially the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China are growing at very fast rates. China and India are growing about 10% a year. The fast economic growth in these countries mean that people have money, and people need to eat. China and India can't grow enough food to feed their own people.
6. The demand for this food has skyrocketed. Corn, Wheat, Soy, and other farm foods have climbed 100-300% in price in less than a year. No one is going to be able to stop people form eating, so that problem won't fix very well. if you want a solution? Change our diet, and that will change demand.
A) 70-95% of corn, wheat, oats and soy are fed to live stock, not people. It takes a tremendous amount of gains to raise live stock for the low yield of meat you get (see data below). The result - higher food prices for everyone.
See the rest of my prev post for more:
7. As for jobs? Under programs such as NAFTA and GATT passed by the Clinton Administration made it easy for US companies to move their business outside the USA for cheap labor, then import goods with no tariffs. As people in the US demand higher wages, more people will be laid off and companies will send their worker needs to other counties where labor is cheap.
8. The "food shortage" is not a big issues. The recent actions by Costco and Sam's Club limiting rice has created the illusion that their is a shortage. According to reports on CNBC-TV (04-23 and 04-24-08) the US has tons of rice silos and they are full. The US exports 50% of our rice to other countries. Today many commodities have dropped sharply, just 1 day after the retail rice "panic."
Follow Up On Solar Energy Size Question To Replace Imports?
Previous Question Left At My Added Detail That My Calculation Is $600 Billion To Build The 100 Square Miles Needed To Replace All Imported Oil Used For Fuel. Should We Invest, Over 10 Years, That Amount Once, Versus Paying That Amount Every Year For Import Fuel? See Previous Question For Assumptions And Billr's Answer And Calculations
There was a very good article in Scientific America perhaps 6 months ago. The authors calculated (from my possibly faulty memory) that for $10 Billion, in 20 years, and assuming lowering costs for solar arrays, we could build enough solar arrays in the SW of the country, where you get a lot of sun, and land costs are low, to replace a substantial portion of the power needs plus enough for normal expansion. This would include new power transmission systems to get the power to the east.
Don't forget our grid is very marginal now, and we need a lot of new capacity in the next 10-20 years just to keep up with increasing demand.