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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, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create 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 country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great 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 reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. 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 Investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Job Aspect Of Energy (Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Etc.)?
I'M Doing A Project On The Job Aspect Of Of Energy, In The Economy, (Wind, Solar, Nuclear, Etc.) How Will Energy And Such Plants Create Jobs For Our Economy, And How Does It Affect The Job Aspect?
To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on foreign oil tomorrow, we are seeking to double our renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient. The energy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama on February 17, will create more than 500,000 jobs, and accelerate deployment of smart grid technology, provide energy efficiency funds for the nation’s schools, offer support for the nation’s governors and mayors to tackle their energy challenges, and establish a new loan guarantee program to keep our transition to renewable energy on track during the economic crisis.
"… this approach is a win-win for a strong economy and a healthier environment. With green investments of close to $100 Billion, this bill will create good jobs for people here in America and reduce our dependence on dirtier energy sources. The Sierra Club praises Congress for promoting the shift to wind and solar power, high energy performance low carbon cars and buildings, mass transit, and a modernized water and transportation infrastructure." [Sierra Club, 2/11/09]
“..this economic recovery package …will deliver jobs and green infrastructure to America. The bill makes smart investments that will jumpstart the economy, help sustain future growth, and meet the challenges of the 21st century… The recovery package includes bold investments for renewable energy and efficiency… Renewable energy grants will help struggling businesses cope with the economic climate and advance technology that harnesses the power of the wind and sun…The economic recovery package reflects the commitment by Congress to fulfill President Obama’s vision for a clean energy future.”[Natural Resources Defense Council, 2/13/09]
Explain Why Earth'S Interactions With Solar Energy Is The Key To Understanding Weather And Climate .?
If You Could Be As Detailed As Possible . Thank You : )
What we call weather is simply the processes that occur on the Earth to try to establish an energy balance in the atmosphere. Solar energy is absorbed in varying amounts across the globe due to factors such as surface types (water, land, ice, etc) as well as coverage types (bare ground, forested areas, sand, etc). The spheroidal shape of the Earth also causes variances.
All these result in energy imbalances which the atmosphere tries to restore to balance via wind, storms, fronts, etc. The climate is simply the overall avearge weather over a period of time, usually several decades.
Global Warming - Basic Calculations?
I'M Looking For Simple Information Such As:
How Much Chemical Energy Is In A Barrel Of Petroleum?
How Much Solar Energy Can Be Captured By Any Means Per Square Mile? If You Can Compare Photo-Voltaic Vs. Ethanol Vs. Bio-Diesel Vs. Heating Water To Power A Dynamo, That Would Be Excellent.
When Solar Energy Is Converted What Portion Comes From Visible Light, What Portion From Infrared And What Portion From Ultraviolet?
I'M Asking A Lot. If You Don'T Have The Answer, Possibly You Can Suggest A Forum Or Organization Which Has This Info.
Crude oil contains about 6119 megajoules (MJ) per 42-gallon barrel.
Pure unblended gasoline contains about 130 MJ per gallon, less if its an ethanol blend.
One metric tonne of coal contains 24,137 MJ.
Above the atmosphere, the Sun's energy contains about 1365 Watts per square meter, when that square meter is at right angles to the Sun's rays. (One watt is one joule per second.) Down here on the ground, you have to contend with clouds and dust, and atmospheric scattering, so you're lucky to get 1000 watts per square meter. So theoretically, a one-square-meter area that is at right angles to the Sun at all times might receive about 43 MJ on a clear day. But a photovoltaic panel is generally only 15% to 20% efficient, so you'd get much less than that: maybe 8 MJ per day. And most solar panels are "passive" meaning that they don't follow the Sun during the day, and therefore don't usually get the Sun's rays at right angles, so you have to allow for that too.
Solar-to-heat conversion systems are generally about the same level of efficiency as photovoltaics (15-20%), although some recent installations of solar-heated Stirling engines have demonstrated direct efficiencies as high as 30%.
Nearly all the Sun's energy is in the visible range of the spectrum.
A Few Questions About Solar Energy For Your Home?
How Much Does It Cost?
Is It Hard To Install?
What Is The Best Kind?
How Big Do The Panels And The Generator Need To Be To Energize A Whole Home? Or Do People Only Use Solar For Some Energy? If So How Much?
I Live In The Midwest And Dont Get All That Much Sun. Will They Still Work On Overcast Days? Basically Will I Get Enough Energy In The Midwest Or Is This Just For Az And Ca?
From What I Understand You Get A Solar Panel And Put It On Your Roof And Then You Also Need A Generator That Stores The Energy That The Panels Produce? If There Are Any Other Tips Or Advice Or Technologies That I Am Not Thinking Of Please Tell Me.
There are 2 ways of installing solar, you can stay on the grid and get a system that will reduce your bill, that's what I did. Or you can go off the grid, you will need a much larger system and you will need a bank of batteries to store the energy for when the sun isn't shining.
I can tell you that the system I had installed cost $26K, but I got a rebate from my utility of $10K and a fed tax credit of $2K. If you install a system now you will get a fed tax rebate equal to 30% of the installed costs. I have a 2000 sf tri level home and my system generates over 75% of my summer usage and over 50% of my winter usage. That is a savings of over $2K per year. I should break even in 6-7 years, it would have been more like 10 without the rebate. My utility lets my meter run backwards so they are buying back all the energy I produce but don't use. I've only had one day that I didn't really generate any electricity, so even on cloudy or overcast days I get some sun on my panels, it only needs the light so it temperature doesn't matter.
The best thing to do to see what type of system may be right for you and what results you can expect is to have a local licensed contractor come out and give you a no cost, no obligation quote. Your specific site will determine your results. My roof isn't at the best angle, but I'm still getting better results than the contractor quoted me.
Who Here Uses Solar Energy And Are You Happy With It?
I Am Interested In Building A Small Home And Living Off The Grid (Being Self Sufficient Without Using Public Utilities). What Experiences Have You Had?
I use solar to heat my water. I installed two solar panels with piping to an 80 gallon water heater with an internal heat exchanger. The piping is contained and has ethylene glycol inside. There is a pump that runs off a single very small photo voltaic panel. My energy bill for heating water has reduced dramatically. From a normal bill of about $200 per month to about $115 now. But it only works when the sun is out. Cost was about $5400 but In California we get a 30% rebate. Total payback is estimated at less than 49 months. ( Due to winter and less sun exposure)
Can't speak to a system that runs an entire home, but to my experience with my system. Hope it helps.