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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way 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 common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply 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 houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy costs).
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
Anyone Else Found Solar Power Companies That Lease Panels For Your Roof A Little Flaky?
The Representative Would Not Come To The Appointment He Made With Me Until My Wife Could Come Too, He Told Me This When I Called Someone Else At His Office Ten Minutes After He Should Have Been At My House. He Told Us We Would Have Big Savings On The Lease Which When He Did The Math Was $10 A Month. He Said If We Leased The Business We Leased Form Would Get The Tax Brakes And We Could Buy In Seven Years For Same Price As Buying Now. He Did Not Say Why We Would Want To Buy Without Being Able To Get The Tax Brakes And No Discount For Having Leased. He Did Not Show Up A Second Time. Since Pg&E Pricing Frustrates Me I Might Have Done Installed Them Despite No Real Savings But I Don'T Think I Want To Use A Company Whose Reps Don'T Show Up For Appointment And Can'T Make Clear To Me The Costs,
Also When He Said If The Power Goes Down, I Can'T Use The Solar Panels To Power The Air Conditioning Because It Will Be Disabled. I Can See This For Safety Of Worker But Why Can'T It Have Disabling Device Like It Would Have With Emergency Power Like A Diesel Generator?
Everybody keeps thinking that solar power is free power, it's not. The cost of solar photovoltaic power is 38 cents per kwh while the base cost of coal is 1 cent per kwh.
The leased solar panels are just to get you to sign onto their power contract. The panels will produce a small amount of power when the sun is shining, the power that you use will still be from the grid, the hopes is that the constant generation will add up over time to offset the bursts of power that you use. They use the grid as if it was a battery by accounting.
Your air-conditioner probably runs on 6,000 watts of power, if you wanted a lead acid battery ( 50% efficient at charging ) based solar panel system that could operate your air conditioner continuously both day and night while the grid is down. Using the average cloud cover of the Earth, assuming a 50% duty cycle on the air-conditioner, you would need a 25,000 watt solar panel system which will amount to about $125,000 US not including the batteries. Mind you, if it's just for emergency use, you could trim it down to just enough to trickle charge the batteries over days perhaps months.
If the system the representative is proposing will save you $10 a month then it's probably a 300 watt system. You could probably run your TV and computer on it not your air-conditioner.
If running your air-conditioner while the grid is down is your priority, get a tripower portable generator. Have a transfer switch wired up ( that's the disabling device to disconnect you from the grid ) and a natural gas outlet on your gas line, you can then run on natural gas, if the natural gas runs out, you can run on propane, if you can't get propane, you can run on gasoline. You can even put out a pad of concrete or denatured granite to park your generator on outside by the transfer switch and the natural gas outlet but keep it in the garage till needed and padlock it to an anchor in the ground when it's outside ( you can buy padlocks keyed to your house key ).
Why Does Global Warming Exist?
Can You Give Me An Argument/Thesis About Why Global Warming Exists?
I Need Some Examples!
Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and the oceans since the mid-twentieth century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the last century.[A] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that anthropogenic greenhouse gases are responsible for most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the twentieth century, and that natural phenomena such as solar variation and volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect afterward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by more than 40 scientific societies and academies of science,[B] including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries.
causes of global warming
Carbon Dioxide from Power Plants
In 2002 about 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions stem from the burning of fossil fuels for the purpose of electricity generation.
Carbon Dioxide Emitted from Cars
About 33% of U.S carbon dioxide emissions comes from the burning of gasoline in internal-combustion engines of cars and light trucks (minivans, sport utility vehicles, pick-up trucks, and jeep.
While carbon dioxide is the principal greenhouse gas, methane is second most important. According to the IPCC, Methane is more than 20 times as
effective as CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere.
Water Vapor in the Atmosphere Increasing
Water vapor is the most prevalent and most poweful greenhouse gas on the planet, but its increasing presence is the result of warming caused by carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases.
1. How Does Solar Energy Compare With Fossil-Fuel Energy...?
In Satisfying Basic Energy Needs? What Are Three Fundamental Problems In Harnessing Solar Energy?
The energy in fossil fuel is primarily from solar energy. Using fossil fuel is a way of utilizing stored solar energy that was stored by plants such as phytoplankton, or in the case of coal, larger trees and plants, as well as small microscopic animals called zooplankton. As their bodies accumulated in sediment where there was little or no oxygen, they built up large quantities of stored solar energy in the form of chemical energy contained in the hydrocarbons that their bodies were made from. Eventually the organic material was heated by the earth which gets most of its energy from decay of radioactive elements (also known as nuclear fission) and by the pressure created by gravity, forming oil, natural gas, or coal. Thus all fossil fuel really is a concentrated form of solar energy from the sun with some amount of energy sourced from nuclear energy of the earth.
The biggest difference between solar energy and fossil fuel energy is that solar energy has not been stored in the form of chemical energy as it has in fossil fuels. The result is that solar energy is far less concentrated than fossil fuel energy.
So the three biggest fundamental problems with solar energy are due to this difference:
1. solar is not highly concentrated energy, so to utilize solar energy large areas must be covered with collection panels
2. solar energy on the surface of the earth is interrupted by rotation of the earth, and during the night is often when we need energy the most, plus we have no electrical grids that span across continents
3. conversion of solar energy to electricity or some other form of energy is very inefficient. Solar panels are not highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity. Electric transmission is very inefficient. Storage of electricity is very inefficient using batteries and other methods of storing energy are needed if we expect to rely on solar energy.
The biggest problem is actually the first one in my opinion. For example, the largest solar power generation plant in the world is currently being built in Blythe, California. It will cover 11 square miles of California desert (a unique and valuable habitat for several endangered species) and generate 1 million peak kilowatts. Compare that the electricity generated only from natural gas in the United States, which is 1.5 Trillion kilowatt hours of electricity. To replace the power generated by natural gas alone (not counting the coal that provides the majority of electricity in the US) it would take 16 Million acres of land be covered with solar installations with present technology. The largest county in the contiguous United States is San Bernardino County, which is where this new large plant is being built. San Bernardino County is only about 13 million acres. It would take an area 20 times the size of the entire state of Rhode Island to be covered with solar power plants in order to replace the electricity generated by natural gas. And it would work only during the day.
The other problem with solar energy that makes it difficult to use for anything but a supplemental source of energy is that it is subject to weather and clouds. Natural gas power plants are used because they can be turned on and off easily to supply power whenever there is a spike in power demand and this capability makes it essential for preventing brown-outs and black-outs.
While one answer here says Germany has made solar a viable alternative to fossil fuel, the truth is that Germany still gets less than 1% of its electricity from solar power. That's hardly a "viable" alternative. German households already pay more than twice as much for electricity as US households, while German industry pays about 250% what its US counterparts pay.
How Is Solar Energy Produced?
I Was Wondering How Solar Energy Is Produced And Could You Please Explain In A Simple Way Cause I Get Confused And If You Have A Link As Well That Could Help
Solar energy is produced, There are two different ways to produce solar energy from the sun. The first is solar thermal energy. This is where large solar panels are placed in high sun exposure areas and used to collect the warmth from the sun. The heat is then used to either produce hot water or is funneled into homes or businesses to keep them warm.
How Is Solar Energy Cleaned?
Solar energy is free,you have to get a solar panel to convert it in electricity.
If you have a pool you can install a reverse radiator type panel on top of your roof ( south side preferable) and the water from the pool will circulate with a small pump in it, like a heat pump ; the temperature of the water will raise slowly but it will not cost you a fortune to warm up your pool.
It's shame to see the third solar panel manufacturer going to China and cut 800 jobs
This is wrongI I believed the green industry will create jobs!!!!!!!!