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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering 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 substantial, lots of property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Several research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic 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 self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Solar Power Versus United Kingdom'S Solar Rqmt On All New Gov. Bldgs.?
Solar Power Is Renewable, But It'S Not Cheap Because The Us Has Not Invested Enough In Research & Development. Currently In The United Kingdom All New Government Buildings Are Required To Have Solar Panels. So There Goes All The Theories About It Only Being Good In Ca. Since When Has The Us Waited For Other Countries To Come Up With The Best Ideas? We Should Be Seriously Doing Some R&D In Solar Power And That Includes, Solar Hybrid Cars Too. Let Us Also Not Forget About Wind Power - Especially With All These Hurricances And Tornados. Solar Power Is A Viable Solutions For Cars And Homes, But I Just Cant Believe The Way You All Just Shot That Other Person Right Down When She Mention Solar Power. If England Can Power Their Buildings With It - I Think You Should All Think Again And Remember The Ozone Layer Is Not As Thick As It Once Was.
In this webpage there is a lot of info. about Spain and Germany (the most advance countriesin solar energy), and what R&D are they doing in the solar power area.
Hope it helps
What Are The Equipment I Need To Make Solar Energy?
I Am Thinking To Make My Own Solar Panel To Harvest Sun Energy However I Am Not So Sure What Are The Equipment Required To Complete This Project. Can Anyone Suggest Are The Best Equipment And Materials That Is Durable And Capable To Produce High Capacity Electric Energy At Least At 12 Volt Minimum And Above.
What I Know I Need These Stuff
1. Solar Panel
2. Solar Panel Inverter
3. Solar Energy Storage
What Else? Please Complete My List What Else Do I Need
Hey K, that is most of it. Probably the main thing missing is a charge controller. In most solar/battery applications, there is a device called a controller that does 2 things. First, if keeps the solar panel from overcharging the battery. This can happen on a sunny day when the battery is already full. Second, it does not allow the battery to back feed into the panel at night, which can happen. In this case, you drain the battery and damage the panel at the same time, very costly.
If all you want is 12 volt electricity, I would scratch the inverter off the list, it is only designed to convert the 12 volt power to 120 or 220 volt AC power for the home or small appliances.
As far as the controller goes, you have another option. If you are using a battery for storage, and its Amp Hour rating (AH) is at least 50 times what the panels maximum current (amps) is, then you do not need a charge controller. The reason for this is that the panel is considered to be a trickle charger at that level, and can never harm the battery, even if you have a full battery and a week of clear sun.
If you are a handy guy and want to do this yourself, here is my suggestion. Get either a heavy duty deep cycle 12 volt battery, the kind someone might use for a camper or RV, or to run an electric trolling motor on a fishing boat, or invest in a pair of golf cart batteries. Trojan T-105 are the best, but cost about $90 USD each. You would need a pair because golf cart batteries are always 6 volt, and panels and most small electronics and inverters work on 12. The good news is this type of battery is rated at 220 AH, so you can run up to a 75 watt panel directly into one without a charger controller. We have a set up like this in our home, and the 12 volt DC power is used to run LED cabinet lighting, a small fan, nightlights, our phone answering machine and a portable radio all on 12 volts. They work even if the main power is out because the battery runs them, and the panel keeps the battery charged. There are probably other 12 volt items you can run on your little system as well. The only important things to remember once you have a panel, diode or controller, and battery, is the polarity must be correct, meaning the positive from the panel must go to the positive of the battery, and you need to water the battery once a month or so, more often in hot weather. Charging causes electrolyte to vaporize, which slowly drains the battery of water. All you have to do is add enough distilled water to the battery cells once in a while to keep them full.
If you decide not to use the charge controller, then you will need a diode. A diode is an electrical check valve, allowing current to flow in one direction only. These can be purchased at Radio Shack for less than $1, but most panel manufacturers install them in the junction box in the back of their panel free of charge anyway. Once you get your panel, diode and battery hooked together, you're making your own energy, just try to use it juriously, don't waste it on car headlights and other high use devices that will simply run your battery down needlessly. Good luck K, and take care, Rudydoo
8Th Grade Science Fair Project ?
Hi! I Really Need A Project!!!! I Have To Get One Right Now Or I'M Screwed! Please Just Tell Me What You Did Your Project On In 7Th, 8Th, Or 9Th Grade!!! Please Tell Me Which Category Too, These Are My Choices:
Age versus learning ability
Compare fruits for their sugar contents
Effect of bleaching and dyeing on hair
Effect of temperature on resistance
Effects of phosphates on aquatic plants
Effects of X-ray and other radiation on plants
Electrolysis of Potassium Iodide
Experiment with Milk
Heat Content of Snack Foods
Organic fertilizer versus chemical Fertilizer
Percent of Oil in Peanuts
Producing mutations in bacteria
Producing mutations in yeast
Salivary Amylase and Starch Digestion
Stimuli that attract mosquitoes
Studies of memory span and memory retention
The effect of nicotine mold growth
Toxicity of nicotine
Utilizing solar energy to purify polluted or salt water
What Can I Do To Make My House As Self Sufficient And Energy Efficient?
I Am Trying To Build My House, It Is 800 Square Feet. Im Wondering What I Can Use To Fuel My Electrical Needs. Im Thinking Solar And Wind? However, What Can I Use To Create Heat In My House, Im Thinking Wood Stove, But Im Looking For Very Energy Efficient Insulation As Well. My Plan Is To Make This House As Fuel Efficient, Heat Efficient And Cost Efficient As Possible. Thanks Alot Guys Im Lost On This One,
Well a lot of solutions are climate dependent because efficient living is all about working with the environment in mind. If you are in an area that is cooler where you may not have to have dual heating and air conditioning systems geothermal can be very efficient, especially when used in combination with radiant floor heating (a system in which heated water is circulated through tubing under the floor). In general heating water directly is more efficient that photovoltaics so solar water heating system should be a possible consideration, south facing sides are usually most efficient for solar placement. Pellet stoves are very efficient, although they are more common in europe than the US. If you live in a more arid clime adobe or rammed earth is fanatically efficient, releasing heat at night and cooling during the day. In regards to insulation a lot of it comes down to having a tight fill and covering all exterior walls including crawl spaces and attics. Some possible insulation systems include a dual wall model, recycled denim, recycled paper, and various sprays and foam insulations which can be coast saving as they often have sound moisture and sometimes bug benefits as well.
In regards to efficiency with heating and cooling there is a significant amount that can be affected by the architectural design of a building:
-South facing windows for light and heat in the winter covered by an awning in the summer for shade and a cooling effect; ribbon windows with overhangs can often simulate the same effect.
-Position windows to allow for maximum cross ventilation.
-If you are in a warm climate consider using a solar chimney.
-The placement of a building (partially below ground vs. all above ground effects general temperature as well and should be considered if it pertains to your climate/soils.
-Zoned living allows you to have control over what you heat/cool so you don't use energy unnecessarily.
If you want to get fancy living systems such as green walls and roofs can contribute to the efficiency of your home as well as its productivity.
Many of these systems are ricky to plan and instal yourself and I would definitely try to contact a professional in your area.
Happy home building!
Is It Possible To Start A Private Solar Panel, Wind Turbine, Or Geothermal Energy Farm?
I Am Only In High School, And Am Obviously Too Young To Actually Own Or Afford An Energy Farm. However, I Always Found Alternative Energy Methods Very Interesting (Ie. Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Etc.) And I Have Been Interested In Studying That Field Of Science. However, I Also Have Always Been Interested In Owning A Private Farm To Harvest These Energies, Selling The Electricity To 'The Grid&Quot; And Making Money From Doing So.
I Heard That Very Few Utility Companies Actually Offer Return Payments For Reversing Your Meter And Contributing Energy To The Grid. However, Is It Possible To Come In Agreement With Your Local Government And Maybe Utility Companies Near You And Start A Farm Of Sorts To Make A Living Selling Back This Energy To The Grid And Perhaps The Rest Of The World?
Depends on where you live and how the electricity market is operating (and regulated) in your country. Not the 'doing' - but the 'making money'.
Take Germany, for example:
Over here, it would currently be pointless without government subsidies. During those hours where photovoltaic (and, to a lesser extent, wind farms) produce the most electricity, the prices on the electricity exchange can become negative, i.e. the power stations operators (what you want to become) actually have to pay the grid operators and electricity companies (that supply/sell the electricity to the end users) money to take the electricity off their hands (or rather, power stations).
This is a result of two policies:
- subsidation of alternative energy sources
- requirement for 'base load' power stations (like nuclear or coal) that can't be switched off at a moment's notice
The base load stations need to run - and the operators are under pressure to keep them operational, since solar isn't sufficiently reliable (and neither is wind).