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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have increased by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly 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, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Solar Energy Is A Renewable Energy Source. In Addition To Powering Lights,?
Solar Energy Is A Renewable Energy Source. In Addition To Powering Lights, What Other Building Uses For Solar Power Have You Seen Or Read About? What Uses Not Currently Implemented Can You Imagine?
I Have Heard About Solar Heating For Pools, Can Anyone Think Of Anything Else?
Solar energy is also used in powering heating. Where-by, we do not yet posses the current technology to have a '1-unit-does-all' system, we are somewhat on the way there, but still require 2 individual cells to power each domestic utility. So, it's kind of a 'choice' scenario currently, and for the foreseeable future. The mainstay of the problem lies in the unreliability of the solar cells containing enough output for sustained usage, inevitably, there's drop-off. In area's of a more stable and predictable climate, better results have been determined, once again though, problematic in in it's own right, as the amalgamate-polymer coating used, eventually peels, and wears, damaging the heat-sensitive panels themselves. A problem which also exists on the opposite sphere, in more temperate climates. It will take a long time, for a satisfactory, reliable, alternative power source to be readily accessible and implemented to the masses.
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Energy?
Solar energy is the only energy which will be around in 500 years.
Solar energy is not steady.
Solar energy is best (for OUR needs right now) if paired with hydroelectric. When the sun doesn't shine, open the hydro and get sufficient energy for the day.
Solar energy is not very efficient yet.
Solar energy is not viable in all parts of the globe.
Is Solar Energy Really Practical And What Affects Does It Have On Earth?
The award winning series NOVA (on PBS) just did a great episode on the "rebirth" of the solar energy industry and the role it could be playing very soon in the lives of almost everyone in North America (see link below).
Titled "Saved by the Sun" I think it did a great debunking the old solar power "myths" and showing just where the industry is at today. Solar power is becoming much more economical (more so when backed with state and federal tax breaks), viable, and user friendly.
While I don't see solar power as a "silver bullet" to our energy woes, it is a solid part of getting us off of oil and in the right direction.
The great benefit of solar power is that it has a zero "negative" impact on the earth. While some of the materials going into solar panels are of concern, they have all been designed to be recycled as of late.
Again, this is just part of one step in the right direction for our enegy needs I think.
Make A Solar Pannel More A Efficient?
How Would It Be Possible To Make A Solar Pannel Absorb More Energy For Less Surface Area?
One issue is that only one frequency of light is converted to electricity and that's the one that equals the bandgap energy of silicon. There are several approaches to address this, one are multiple layers of different materials but energy is lost with each layer to heat and materials other than silicon are far more expensive. Another is to make the surface like microscopic trees or rather spikes to give more surface area to the various layers without the light passing through each other but the light is then hitting the layers at an angle and are weaker. Another is to use organic dyes to absorb frequencies not used and re-emit them in the appropriate frequencies but energy is lost to heat in the process. Another is to use quantum dots to absorb the frequencies not used and re-emit them in the appropriate frequency but although this is more efficient than dyes, it's more expensive. Another is to use magnifying glasses and reflectors but this increases the heat build up on the cells making them less efficient.
Other people view the problem as efficiency versus cost and opt for inefficient thin film and amorphous technologies because they can be so cheap that you can just paint them onto a house but this requires more square footage.
There are also people talking about capturing the energy chemically just as photosynthesis does. This usually uses nano-tubes to separate the chemicals but it is proving inefficient just as photosynthesis is inefficient ( less than 1% in modern plants, theoretical efficiency of 6.6% ) but like photosynthesis, a chemical store is stable, storable and transportable.
There are many technical methods but our energy problem has never been a technical problem, it's been a problem of public will, politics and the economy. It's a socioeconomic problem not a technical problem.
What Is Solar Energy?
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solar energy is energy directly from the Sun. This energy drives the climate and weather and supports virtually all life on Earth. Heat and light from the sun, along with solar-based resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass, account for most of the available flow of renewable energy.
Solar energy technologies harness the sun's energy for practical ends. These technologies date from the time of the early Greeks, Native Americans and Chinese, who warmed their buildings by orienting, or positioning them toward the sun. Modern solar technologies provide heating, lighting, electricity and even flight.
Solar power is used synonymously with solar energy or more specifically to refer to the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be done either through the photo voltaic effect or by heating a transfer fluid to produce steam to run a generator.