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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped 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 attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total 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 have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, 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
Can Solar Panels Be Used For Heating Water?
We Are Soon Having Solar Panels Installed. As We Will Then Need To Use As Much Electricity As Possible And We Have Gas Central Heating, Is It Possible To Have A System Linked Up To Create Hot Water During The Day Instead Of The Gas Boiler Firing Up Every Time We Turn The Hot Tap On? Any Ideas On Cost Would Be An Advantage Too Please.
It is a good decision. If I were you I would prefer the vacuum tube solar collector which is very efficient although it is about 20% more expensive but in no time you will recover the additional cost. I have one and I have never needed to use the electrical backup even with three or four overcast days. Even with no sunlight they will obtain heat from the infrared waves of the light. I live in the tropics but it will be even more useful for those living in th e temperate zone.
How Long Does It Typically Take For Solar Panels To Pay For Themselves?
I'M Thinking Of These Solar Panels That People Have On Their Rooftops In Domestic Properties. I Suppose I Mean After How Long Do You Break Even With Respect To Just Carrying On Without Them And Getting You Electricity From The Utilities Companies? Or Answer In Any Way You Think Is Pertinent. The More Info The Better.
It's generally stated that it takes 10 years for them to "pay for themselves". But the concept of "paying for themselves" is a primitive concept used by those who do not understand finances. You're still losing money when it "pays for itself". A more appropriate analysis would be the "Internal Rate of Return" calculations, Excel makes this calculation easy. Overall, solar power is expensive power and works out about 38 cents per kwh ( proper economic estimates typically place it between 23 cents to 45 cents per kwh ). Some idiot here will insist solar doesn't cost that much per kwh, it does unless you're uneducated in finance.
Note, it's also not clear if the energy produced by solar panels exceeds the energy required for their manufacture, delivery and installation. It takes a lot of energy to melt silicon and the costs triple if you try to recycle the toxic wastes which is why the panels are made where it's still possible to dispose of the toxic wastes. They could very well be causing more environmental damage then they save.
With the Europeans what happens is the feed in tariffs makes the solar panels worthwhile. They still don't really pay for themselves but they allow you to take some of the tax money from your neighbors, a bit of an ethical dilemma really but ethics never stopped Europeans.
What Is Needed For A Solar Panel Set?
I Am Doing A Science Fair Experiment On Solar Panels. The Experiment Is Testing At Which Direction Does A Solar Panel Receive The Most Sunlight. I Need Four Solar Panels For Sure. I Would Also Need Something That Determines The Amount Of Energy A Solar Panel Is Receiving. And Where Would I Put The Solar Panels? Thanks!
Go to Radio Shack and get some small, inexpensive solar panels. They come ready for experimenting and are pretty durable. Dont worry about volts, ma or size. The ones you will find there are about 1.5 vots to 3 volts. I also just got a pretty cool kit from them for $20 that has a small solar motor, fan, lamp, solar panel and plenty of hookup wire.
Get yourself a volt meter while you are there.
Simply hook up the leads from the volt meter to the solar panel leads and move it around to get the maximum voltage output.
As the solar panel gets more direct sunlight, it puts out more voltage.
What Is The Most Efficient Use Of Solar Energy Available To Consumers?
solar panels of course, I haven't heard of anything better!
Do You Need To Pay For Electricity If You Have Solar Panels?
I Am In The Market For Buying A Home. There Is One For Salke That Actually Has Solar Panels On Top. How Are They Used? Do You Need To Pay For Gas And Electric Still. Does It Really Light Up The House And Keep It Warm. What About The Ac Keeping Hte House Cool In The Summer Does It Work For That Too? Please Explain In Solar For Dummy Terms. I Haveno Clue About Solar Panels Other Thatn The Fact That It Needs Sunlight To Run.
Solar Panels are generally placed on a south facing roof that is slightly angled to get the most light.
If you live in certain areas, the power company allows you to put power back onto the grid. This means that when the sun is shining and your solar panels are getting more than enough power to run everything electric in your household, you can actually reverse your meter reading. You become your own power company for your neighborhood so to speak. At night you will most likely need to pull from the grid again, but that should be offset by your daily solar panel production. Often times electric companies will average this out for the year and some people actually get a check in the mail at the end of it based upon their support the the system.
You generally will want to purchase enough solar panels to contirbute that average monthly Kilowatt Hours for your household needs. If you have gas appliances currently they will still need to have a supply of gas. You can replace those appliances, but that is often costly and unnessesary. There are options for people to purchase water heaters that run entirely on solar power as well but again that generally takes another purchase.
Other options if your area does not allow putting power back onto the grid there are storage systems that store up the excess power and give it back when you need it but those can also be very costly.
For example in Southern California I recently requested a quote for my home of approx. 2800 square feet and they quoted me $48,000 for the grid system which after State, Federal and other rebates would cost me around $25,000. Now understand that this varies based upon your appliances gas and electric, their energy efficiency and even your homes quality of insulation.
There are more and more solar companies out there and technology is always changing so keep an eye out. Also, contact your local power company to see what they offer and who can install or fix the system if it breaks. You should also, find out how old some of the current systems are that are attached to a property as maintenance can sometime be costly.
Hope this helps!