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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 ac system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 a crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, 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 homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electricity will be generated, and most notably, at what price, 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
In A Solar Panel, Where Do The Protons Go?
In A Solar Panel, I Know That The Electrons Are Knocked Loose And Used As Energy, What Happens To The Protons?
Here is a simplified explanation:
As you're probably aware, atoms are more than just a proton and an electron (unless you are talking about hydrogen, which solar panels are not made out of). If one of those silicon atoms loses an electron, it won't be just a proton left--it will be 14 protons, 14 neutrons, and 13 electrons. That is, a silicon atom with a +1 charge. Right?
Now, the molecular structure of a solar cell is like a crystal lattice, something like this:
Within this structure, the electrons are not really lost from the system. An electron just gets enough energy (from light) to be able to leave its atom, and float freely around the structure. Hence you have electrons in motion, which is the definition of electric current. If the lights go out, the electrons just settle back into one of the atoms that is missing an electron.
I'M Thinking Of Setting Up Solar Panels To Keep Down The Cost Of Winter Heating Bills. Where Do I Start?
Energy Bills Were So High This Winter, I'Ve Been Thinking Of Putting In Some Kind Of Solor Power. But I Don'T Know How To Get Started. Gas To Run My Dryer And Furnace Were So High I Almost Didn'T Have The Money To Pay My House Payment. What Can I Do?
There are two main types of solar panel. One generates electricity and will help offset your electrical bill. The other type is used to heat water. If you have a gas water heater using solar panels to heat water will help lower your gas bill. There is a third type that can possibly help with space heating that is used to heat air, which can heat your house.
One thing that is very important about solar panels of any kind is that they only work well if they receive full sun during the day. If they are shaded by trees or do not point towards the sun they will not produce any useful energy. So the first thing you should consider is if you have good sunny places to put the panels on your house.
The most economical type of panel with the quickest pay back is the hot water panel. One great advantage to hot water solar panels is that they can offset the cost of gas or electric water heating all year long.
The air heating solar panels are not quite as good because in the winter when you really need the heat there is less sun so the panels cannot produce much heat. In the summer in many places you do not want the heat they can produce.
The electric type panels are also very good because they produce electricity all year long, much more in the summer of course, but with "net metering" you pay for the amount of electricity you use over the course of the entire year. You will use quite a bit in the winter when it is dark and the panels produce less, but in the summer solar electric panels can produce more electricity than you use and so can offset that extra winter use.
I use solar electric panels on my house. They produce about 75% of the electricity that I use and have reduced my electrical bill by about $1000 per year. I plan to put solar panels up within a year or two also.
I bought my panels from the store in the web site below. That company offers a lot of good information about solar power and sells panels of all three types. I did my own installation, but I recommend that most people use a qualified solar installer.
A good place to look for a local solar pro is the second site below. The Find Solar site is maintained by a couple of national solar societies and the Department of Energy.
If you are really interested in becoming informed about solar power and generating your own energy the Home Power magazine (third website below) is an excellent source for information and articles. You can subscribe on line and get the magazine as a PDF file or you can have a regular subscription and have it snail-mailed to you. Larger book stores may also carry it.
Cost Of A Solar Panel?
I Don'T Want To Spend A Fortune, Maybe Talking Like Over $200 But I Would Like To Power My Computer, The Monitor, My Tv, And A Small Fridge.
I Looked Up The Price On Some But It Does Not Make Any Sense To Me Because It Says That It Has Reached The Price Of Less Than $1 Per Watt But If I Look Up A 120 Watt Solar Panel It Is $560 Dollars. Why Would It Not Be $120 Because They Said $1 A Watt.
Where Would Be The Best Place To Buy The Cheapest Solar Panels?
You are probably better off buying solar cells and making your own solar panel. That is what I plan to do. Figure in the cost of batteries, an inverter, and maybe a charge controller. You will need to test the solar panels to make sure you have enough power to power up everything you have. If not, make additional solar panels, and connect them together. Nevertheless, I think it still might cost way over $200, but I think it is the cheapest way to go.
What Kind Of Batteries To Use For A Solar Panel?
I Am Planning To Buy Some Solar Panels For My Cabin And I Want To Be Able To Store The Electricity. What Kind Of Batteries Should I Get? I Will Be Running Simple Things Like A Tv And Radio. Where Can I Buy These Batteries? Where Should I Look For The Best Batteries?
If you will be storing them outdoors, you can use auto batteries. Indoors, use sealed marine batteries.
Number and size depends on your needs. You will need a charge controller between the solar panels and the batteries to get the maximum power out of the array and to avoid damage to the batteries.
And you will need an inverter to convert the 12 or 24 volts to 120 or 240 VAC.
One large lead acid battery will supply about 1000 watt-hours of energy, enough for 200 watts for 5 hours. You have to look at your loads and decide on how many batteries you need.
Frequently it is cheaper to buy new appliances that use less power, as that power difference can save a lot of money in batteries, inverter, charge controller and solar panels. But it sounds like a few thousand watt-hours will be enough, 1 or 2 large batteries. The real limiting factor is how much money you want to spend for the solar panels themselves.
What Was Obama Going To Do To Get Manufacturing Back To The Us?
Its Back Down To Late 2009 Levels Currently.
He Has Put A 250% Tariff On Imported Chinese Solar Panels But That Seems To Be Putting Installers And Companies That Make Smaller Items With Solar Panels In Them Out Of Business In The Us Because Now They Can Afford Neither The Us Nor Chinese Made Solar Panels.
There is great science going on, such as photo voltaic paint. Not ready for prime time yet.
With existing technology it takes about 15 years for solar panels to pay for themselves.
Heck, in 15 years we will have Mister Fusion powering our cars.
Actually, Obama doesn't care about jobs. That's just a talking point.
Has his sights set on larger goals.... like completely transforming America.
We The People are just cannon fodder.