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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 a/c unit, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce 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 lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner 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 photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your property value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots 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 also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#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 cash down.
Many property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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
Choosing Right Wattage Solar Panel?
Got A Small Project Here In A Remote Location.
There Is To Be A 12 Volt Deep Cycle Battery, The Equipment To Be Powered From Battery And Solar Panel To Charge Battery.
The 12 Volt Battery Puts Out 55 Ah.
The Max Constant Power Draw From The Equipment To Be Powered Is 7.9 Watts.
Will A 30 Watt Panel At 12 Volts Be Enough To Run This System During Sunlight And Charge The Battery For The Equipment To Run Overnight?
And, At 55 Ah, How Long Can I Keep A Constant Draw Of 7.9 Watts Without A Recharge?
Thanks To All The Input!
"Will a 30 watt panel at 12 volts be enough to run this system during sunlight and charge the battery for the equipment to run overnight?"
Maybe theoretically, but you're going to have very little margin for losses and clouds. I'll bet it has very little power when cloudy.
7.9/30 => 0.26. So at 100% efficiency, you'd need it to be charging more than 25% of each 24 hour period. In a summer with long days and a climate with few clouds, you might make it. But I think you're very close to the edge.
"And, at 55 AH, how long can I keep a constant draw of 7.9 watts without a recharge?"
For an ideal battery:
time = Q V / P
time = 55 A h * 12V / 7.9W
time = 83 hours
So you've got pretty good margin on your battery.
Solar Energy Is It Worth It?
Well I Was Reading A Magazine National Geographic, And They These Solar Wind Panels Out In The Ocean Or Somewhere In The Water And They Had A Helicopter Fly To Each One For Maintence And The Such.
Know Iam Thinking Doe Sit Cost More To Have Him Fly To Each One And Check Them And Then Helicopter Itself Aswell Or Would It Be Better To Invest Else Where In Alternative Energies Besides Solar?
I Know There Are Many But What Are Your Opinions On This?
Thank You For Your Answers.
I cannot picture solar arrays on the ocean being practical. Solar panels on the top of ocean oil platforms would be efficient though. A combined energy station say with wind, wave, and underwater current could include solar near its stations.
Solar panels on homes is a worthy investment both for the energy and piece of mind of being semi-independent from grid power.
Does Anyone Know The Approximate Cost Of Installing Solar Panels?
I Would Really Like To Get At Least Partially Off The Grid. My Electricity Bill Is About $300 A Month. And That Almost Doubles In Winter I'D Really Like To Install Solar Andwind Generating Panels On My Garage Roof To At Least Suppliment The City Provided Electricity.
There are so many variables it is impossible to estimate the cost.
You need to learn as much as possible about solar systems, and the expected performance in your area. I live near San Francisco. My 6 kW rated system averages about 4 kW, and I get around 24 kilowatt hours per day. Your electric bill will tell you how much this amounts to in dollars per month.
California has what is called net billing. If in a year I use more than I make, I pay regular rates for the overage. If I make more than I use, it goes to the utility as a gift. However, I make more than I use during the day, I get credit for it at the regular rate. Not as a lower rate as one responder suggests. At night I get it back at night at the regular rate.
You could consider a heat pump, and perhaps a ground source system. It should reduce your heating and air conditioning bills by about two thirds.
Uses Of Day Lightning?
As We All Know Day Light Is Necessary For Every Living Thing.The Whole Life On Earth As We See It Cannot Exist Without Sunlight, Which Is The Primary Source Of Energy. Even Today'S Fossil Fuels Were Living Creatures (Plants And Animals) At One Time And They Were Alive At That Time Only Because Of Sunlight. Sunlight Can Be Used For Growth, Maintenance And For Destruction And It Also Brings Joy, Happiness And Positive Energy Amongst The People. It Can Be Used For Growing Plants For Making Their Food , Maintaining Our Population Through Rice And Other Food Crops As It Enhance The Quality And Destroys Bacteria And Virus In The Environment In India People Are So Much Dependent On Day Lightning That They Cannot Think Living Without Sunlight.
I am sure you mean lighting and not lightening in your typo above. Day lighting is especially effective for students. It has been shown that schools who use natural day lighting get better results from attending students. There is a cost of energy savings by using natural day lighting. Museums realize this lighting is less harmful to the paintings and artwork. Thus, it probably is safer for us as well. Direct sunlight is a different matter but diffused natural light through proper use of skylights and windows are the best new use of passive solar energy. There are many more depressed people suffering from illness when they are living without daylight. I like daylight simply because I also see better and feel the energy invigorate me. In the evening as the sun goes down I tend to slow down myself. I do use artificial light in the house and prefer daylight output. But, not all my bulbs are the same as a daylight output. I live in a house with many windows so all day I do not need artificial light except perhaps on the darkest of days. Even then my eyes adjust well. Color is so important to my paintings with watercolors that they are best done in daylight outside. In fact, I hardly ever give in and paint with watercolors when there is no natural daylight. I use photovoltaic solar panels to make electricity and they definitely follow the sun on trackers for best output as do my sunflowers in the garden. Few animals prefer darkness. Since we are animals we also must respect the daylight. Night time moonlight is also effective for starting many plants. Be aware root plants like carrots and beets actually get a better seed start in darkness. In the end I appreciate day and night. It is the balance that works best.
Solar Panel Connected To Battery ??
Im Doin A Science Experiment And I Have A Battery That Is 3.6 Volts , Does It Matter Wut Voltage The Solar Panel That Im Connecting It To Is . Does It Need To Match , Be Less Or Does Voltage Have No Effect . If So Wut Does Matter When Choosing The Type Of Solar Panel To Power A Bettery?
You really need a little more infomation about your battery. It should have a recommended range of charging current. You should not exceed that range. Your solar cells must be a higher voltage than the battery, but you should not connect the cells directly to the battery. First, you need a diode in the line to keep the battery from draining into the solar cells when there is no light. Second, you need a resistor to limit the charging current. You have a 3.6v battery. Let's say the charging current is 0.1A. Use a 5v solar cell and silicon diode. The diode will drop the cell voltage to 4.3v. The voltage across the resistor will be .7v for .1A current, you need a 7-ohm resistor.