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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill 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 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Lots of property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, 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
Which Lasts Longer, Batteries Or Solar Panels?
Which One Lasts Longer?
I'm not sure how to approach your question. batteries and solar panels aren't really comparable. Solar panels make electricity from sunlight hitting them, while batteries just store electricity. Fundamentally, they are different technologies. One is an energy producer, the other is an energy storage medium.
What Negative Environmental Impacts Are There From Manufacturing Solar Panels?
I'D Like To Green Up My Existing Home During Our Next Remodel, But My Husband Reminded Me That The Materials, Energy, Low Returnn, Not To Mention The Aesthetic Scar On Nature Really Didn'T Outweigh The Productivity Yet. He Suggested Designing Passive Solar Passages On The South Side With Convection And Wind Energy To Disburse The Household Heat.
I get the impression PV panels have become quite fashionable in the States, I heard of someone in the UK placing a panel on the north side of the building "because that's where people will see it".
I'm not sure on the amont of embedded energy in PV panels, it is too significant to be the best option environmentally in the context of installing them on an house which is on grid.
You've got yourself a smart man there. I have heard about people using fans to move heat from the south to noth side with success, I'm not sure you mean wind energy as such.
Below is a link to a book on the subject.
Don't forget your solar water heating, not pretty, but probably worth it.
Solar Power Energy - How To Make The Panels Work!?
For A Project I Have To Make Solar Panels Produce Energy, Does Anyone Know How I Would Do This? I Found Where I Can Buy The Panels But I Dont Know How To Get To Them Creating Energy In Order To Produce Warm Heat Or Cool Air, Any Suggestions Or Sites That Would Help?
Facade: First, the panels must obviously face south to gain the most energy at mid day (meridian, when the sun is at it's highest point).
Declination angle: The panels should be angled at an ideal 52 degrees above the horizon so that the maximum flat part of the panel is exposed to the sun at meridian.
For heat: The top part of the panel will be hot and that is where you would have a vent (connect a tube or duct at this point to direct the heat to a place where it will be used or stored).
For cooling: The panel needs to be up high so that the air duct at the bottom of the panel comes from the room where there is cooler air. The hot panel with the top vent open, will draw the cooler air up out of the room (remember, hot air rises) If the room is connected to an earth tube, it will really start to get cool. You can simulate an earth tube for your project by using a metal tube in the shape of a 'U' and placing it in a deep tray filled with ice. Connect with air tube feeding into the room.
Buy (or borrow) a number of thermometers to show the temperature at every important point in the system (panel air out, panel air in, room air, earth tube air, etc. - just run it and experiment).
I hope this gives you an idea of how to start.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
For Instance, How Much Would It Cost To Buy Solar Panels Which Could Power One Hypothetical Standard American Home Of Two Parents And One Child?
Go to altenergysource.com there you will find some energy alternatives. such as solar panel heating 1 panel heats 1000 sq foot home It cost around $1600 a panel. I thought it was interesting and am considering getting one. take a look and tell me what you think my yahoo [email protected]
How Can You Get Affordable Solar Panels?
I Was Watching An Idiot Abroad, And I Saw A Family That Lived In Tent Like Huts, With No Plumbing. And They Had A Solar Panel, Now If They Can Afford It, I Know I Can. Where Do You Get Cheap Ones?
We are having solar panels installed this Friday. Call a company called "Solar City". You can work it through them 3 different ways, you can buy them out right and reap 100% savings, or lease them (like we are) and sign a contract. You won't pay a dime to lease them but your savings won't be as much. The plus side is, you don't have the huge expense either and they are responsible for the maintenance. Lastly, you can lease as the latter option, and purchase during any point of the lease at a pro-rata cost. You can also chose to buy the panels cheaply when your lease is up, but they may be very outdated by then.
We have found Solar City top notch, highly trained, extremely polite and considerate. We found them set up at Home Depot. It took from about last January, I think it was, until this Friday, for installation, and then it will be about another 6 weeks until the service is actually turned on. Government red tape, etc.
Good luck. I hope this helped.