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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated 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 component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
Are There Any Pescetarians In This Section Who Can Share Their Story With Me?
I'M Becoming A Pescetarian Soon Because Of An Extremely Eye Opening Video I Watched About The Treatment Of Farm Animals And Their Horrid Living Conditions. I Honestly Had No Idea Things Were This Bad. I Also Learned About The Various Hormones Injected Into Cows To Make Them Gain Weight Really Fast And The Effects It Can Have On The Human Body To Consume Them.
I Know Some Of You Will Be Mad That I'M Still Eating Fish, But Fish Aren'T Mammals And Aren'T Tortured Nearly The Extend Of Land Creatures. Pescetarian, Not Vegetarian.
So Please, If You Want To Share Your Story With Me. I Would Love To Hear It. =)
I'm not a pescetarian, but I figure you will be hardpressed to find too many of them in the V&V section, so I will share my story.
Nearly two years ago I was enrolled in an Environmental Ethics class at my university. Each class I would leave feeling a bit defeated, thinking the problems of the world were just too great for any one person. I was too young to buy a hybrid, I was too far from home to give up my car for a bike, I was too young for solar panels, windmills, or any other energy efficient way to power my home, but I wanted to lessen my impact on the Earth. So, one day I decided to look up on google simple ways to reduce my carbon footprint and lessen my harm to the Earth. I came upon vegetarianism as an option. I hadn't known what an impact I was having on the Earth each time I sat down for a meal. The livestock industry contributes to more greenhouse gas emissions than any other industry, Amazon deforestation is driven by cattle ranching and growing crops for animals, overfishing is causing our fishing stocks to reach levels where they may not be able to recover, fishing techniques such as trawling destroy ocean floor, runoff from agriculture creates dead zones in the ocean (hypoxic or low oxygen areas where marine life can't live). It was all too much. After a few days of research into the environmental benefits of vegetarianism and the nutrition aspect of if, I was done eating meat. I gave away left over sushi I had in the fridge to a friend and I haven't had meat since.
The story of my switch to veganism is a bit different. I knew I wanted to become a vegan, but I thought the task seemed too daunting, required too much know-how, and would be difficult on a college campus. I was just making excuses. One year ago I decided enough was enough. After plenty of research into nutrition and reading a small amount on what animal abuse occurs in the dairy and egg industries, I declared to my mom that I was going vegan. I haven't touched the stuff since. I've looked into more information regarding the abuse animals face on factory farms and elsewhere (like watching the documentary "Earthlings") and now am just as committed to the animal rights aspect of veganism as the environmental side.
So yes, those are my stories. I feel extremely healthy (I haven't had so much as a cold in nearly two years now), I don't find it difficult to eat vegan, and I absolutely love all the new foods I have had the chance to try.
Now, I don't know much about pescetarian nutrition, but I can give you sites about vegetarianism to look at (the majority of your diet will be vegetarian anyway).
And here is another site that could be of interst to you. There is a bar that tells you about each of the major animals eaten.
What Are Some Major Points I Could Use In A Debate For Solar Energy?
Help Please :)
Hey Victim, there are several reasons, I will try to highlight a few.
If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the United States alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical devices, that's good news.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one of those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
There are other reasons, but I think you get the picture. For us, renewable energy has become something of a hobby It will probably never save us any real money, utility power in most places is really very inexpensive, but it's a little like growing your own tomatoes. It's usually cheaper to buy them at the grocery, but lots of people go to the work and expense to maintain a garden instead. We just grow electrons in ours. If you really want to learn more about the subject, there are some great sources to look into, I will list some below. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
1. How Does It Work?
2. What Is The Cost Of This Energy Source? Daily, Yearly? Individual? Home? State? Explain Please...
3. Will It'S Cost Be Low Enough For It To Be Accessible To Everyone?
4. Will It Cost More Or Less Than The Energy We Have Now?
5. How Can This Source Be Provided To Others?
6. How Would It Effect Transportation?
7. Can It Work Well With Other Forms Of Energy?
I Just Need These Questions To Be Answered. I Know It'S A Lot, But I'D Really Appriciate It If You Could Help.
Something you should think of to start with is what are you going to use it for? If it is backup electric power it is the cheapest thing going. It don't need to be connected to any power line and what if the power goes down. With a solar backup system you still have power when every one else is dark.
Do you buy a car because of cost? no you buy a car because you think you look cool driving it. Or maybe because it might help you pick up a girl friend or something. But not because it is lower cost then a motorcycle to run. Solar is the same way. You get it for what it is useful for not because it is cheaper.
So comparing solar to a new car.. New cars are kewl to drive and looks kewl in your drive way. Well it is cool to have solar panels on your house. Makes you look like your are richer and smarter then everyone else. So why do people buy cars being they are not cheap to have.
1. Too much info to place in yahoo answers. I have written over 60 pages on it on my web site and only touch the edge of what you are asking.
2. Again this question is too vage and would require hundreds of pages to answer. What state. Do you want to know cost by which town? Grid electric is higher priced then solar in some states.
3. When the fuel prices and taxes are placed on the current fuel yes solar power will low enough for everyone to afford because the other would cost more. And a lot of people don't care because they rent their home and would not want to buy the panels and haul them around from house to house. It will be the home owner who pays for them.
4. I answered this one above but solar energy will be less then buying other types of fuel because the cost of other fuel will go up. The price of solar will go up but not as fast as the other types.
5. You just go buy it if you want it. It is not something that is being hid from the public. I would be happy to sell you all the solar energy you want. What do you want?
6. Solar is not going to effect transportation much at all. You will run your car from hydrogen.
7. Solar, Wind and Hydro electric power is being used together all the time.
You are asking too much in one question to get good answers. Break it up a lot or just do a search on the internet and read everything you find. there is no 3 easy steps to anything in life and solar is a very very large item. There is more to it then just a light shining on a panel and your running you tv on it. It has limits as well.
You are welcome to check my profile and go to the site listed and read all you want. There are links there to take you to other sites for more information if you need more.
What Is The Most Accessible And Use Able Alternative Energy?
I Need Someone Who Acually Knows What There Talking Aboout Here So Please Cite Your Source And If Your Source Is Yourself Please Cite Your Credintials. What Is An Alternative Fuel Source That We Acually Can Use Thats Not Too Expensive Will Acually Work And Is Readily Avilable?
One of our research associate's brother is an enviornmental consultant. We asked him to help answer your question:
First, he points out that the best alternative energy source is conservation: to use less energy.
Americans represent 4% of the world’s population but use 25% if the world’s energy. Each of us need to learn how to use it more efficiently. Using less energy has the added benefits of saving us money and reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil and gas. Here are other options:
2 ) Wind Energy
Wind is currently the best alternative source of new energy. A number of utilities in the US have completed long term power supply forecasts and were surprised to find that a kilowatt hour or wind power will be cheaper than a new coal plant on a long term basis. This was because with wind, the fuel cost is zero and there will be no carbon cost in the future as there will be with coal. The new windmills are running up to 50% capacity and are available over 95% of the time.
Power cost in the US with the current fleet of plants in the US is as follows: coal is the cheapest, then nuclear, wind, hydro electric, bio fuels, natural gas, oil and solar is the most expensive.
Solar currently is the most expensive power on a bulk basis. Solar is cost effective in remote locations where the cost of running power lines is high. For example, solar battery street lights are cheaper in many locations due to the cost of running wires along the highway.
4) Bio fuels
There is a lot of development going on in bio fuels. These differ from fossil fuels in that the fuel is grown and harvested rather than taken from the ground (coal, oil natural gas). The current boom in Ethanol started as it was added to gasoline in order to reduce the air pollution from cars. Ethanol replaced a toxic additive MTBE which was previously used. MTBE is a carcinogen and leaks out of tanks into the ground water. Ethanol is far safer to use and has been a real benefit for the farmers in the US. There are problems with many bio fuels however. It takes about 5 gallons of water to make one gallon of Ethanol and a typical 100 million gallon per year ethanol plant will use 500 gallons per minute of water. In a year, the plant will use 500 million gallons of water - it would empty a lake one mile in diameter that is 25 feet deep.
Corn-based ethanol also takes a lot of fertilizer in the process. In the future, the new cellulose/ grass based ethanols will be far better for the environment. Because of the limitations, ethanol will only supply a portion (up to 20%) of the fuel supply for the US.
A number of large US utilities, have stated that they are not going to build any new coal plants and that they will get new energy supplies from wind, hydro and renewables.
Our resource is an electrical enginer and consultant in the energy industry who has been a plant manager at two large coal power plants and was director of environmental affairs for a large utility.
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Which Energy Is Better? Scenario(Kinda Survey)?
Scenario:There Is Only 5 Years Of Fossil Fuels Left On Earth. Which Energy Would Be Better To Use To Replace Fossil Fuels?
Nuclear, Geothermal, Hydroelectric, Or Solar? And Why?
The answer is all of the above, depending on local circumstances...
Iceland uses thermal energy because they have it readily available. Hydroelectric will work if you have great rivers, or great tides in your area. Solar works where there is an abundance of sun, but not if it is overcast 300 days per year. Wind works best in remote areas (or from the sea) if there is fairly constant wind. And Nuc works best if you have nothing else.
The basic answer is whatever works the cheapest for you, in your location. In other words, there is no "one" solution to the problem - there are many solutions, depending on local circumstances.