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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally 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 lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase 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 capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that select to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Solar Panels, When Does It Work (Winter&Summer)?
Does A Solar Panel Work During The Winter? Or When Its Cold?
Does It Produce Power Mainly From The Sun Or Also From Heat?
So If Its In The Middle Of December, Snow Is Everywhere But The Sun Is Shining, Would A Solar Panel Still Be Able To Produce Power?
And Finally Would It Be Possible To Put A Lot Of Panels Out In The Desert And Wire Them Into The City? So It Would Bring Electricity From The Desert Many Miles To A Building/House In The City.
It works only from direct sunlight. Yes, it can produce power in the winter, if the panel is in the direct sunlight.
There are racks of panels already in the desert, and yes, the electricity can be pumped to the city.
There was an article 6-12 months ago in Scientific American about this, where the authors proposed a 20 year $40 billion plan to do just that on a large scale.
What Would Happen If I Hooked Up A 6V 70 Milliamp Solar Panel To 4 Rechargeable 1.2V Each 90Ma Aa Batteries?
A 6 volt solar panel would charge the batteries from dead to 6 volts in approximately 3 hours. It will start charging at 70 milliamps, but as the battery voltage increases the current will decrease. When the voltage of the batteries reaches the voltage of the solar panel no more current will flow.
However, most 6 volt solar panels deliver more than 6 volts, so it could cook your batteries if left too long. You would need a voltmeter to monitor the progress.
If the batteries are rechargeable type, they are not supposed to reach 1.5 volts each, more like 1.35 volts. Four in series should be 5.4 volts. So the 6 volt panel would definitely cook them if you left it too long.
Why Do We Not Put Solar Panels On Cars?
If We Can Put Them On Everything Else And They Save Power And Run Things For Days, Why Do We Not Put Them On Cars?
For practical reasons.
1. Solar panels are expensive and fragile.
2. Most cars have limited flat areas where these can be placed.
3. Attaching these to cars is alien to current auto production methods.
4. They are not cost effective yet in terms of the cost-benefit trade-off.
They only produce a tiny amount of current which can only help recharge a battery.
you need a much larger area of PV solar cells to generate enough current to actually drive an electric motor so the only function of a solar cell on a car today is to provide a trickle charge to a battery. What would you be willing to pay to have a trickle charger installed on your car?
Probably a lot less than a big solar panel costs. They add some value to electric cars, but the technology isn't practical for much on vehicles yet. you'd have to have a car shaped like a giant pancake to be able to get enough solar panels on it to have enough power for even a small electric motor.
Has Anybody Used A Solar Panel To Charge An Ipod?
I Want To Know If I Can Use The White Cable That Comes With The Ipod To Connect It To A Solar Panel And Charge My Ipod
Well it is possible and I am sure people have done it before. Only problem that I can see with this is to prevent power surges to your ipod. Also if you do construct one of these make sure to MATCH UP THE VOLTAGES~
If you don't there is a potential(no pun intended) to do some big damage to your ipod.
Try to look up some circuits used for solar panels to prevent these surges.
Here is someone who has done it before:
It is a really simple circuit that uses a 6 volt solar panel and a voltage regulator to get it down to 5 volts.
"diy ipod solar charger"
for more info.
Also to improve on your design, I would KEEP the original ipod cable AS IS and use a femal usb port in the circuit. That way you can use this solar charger for any usb device.
Why waste a perfectly good over priced IPOD cable?
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H2 As An Alternative Fuel Source Using Solar Panels?
How About Using Solar Panals To Provide The Electrical Power To Separate The H2 From The O? H2 Would Be Fed Into The Engines Carburator Like A Gas/Air Mixture Ratio, But H2/Air Mixture Ratio Instead. How Would You Control The Exact Measurements?
Currently solar panels are rated at about 15 percent efficiency. That means that about 85 percent of the solar energy that is falling on it, is wasted. Electrolysis is also about 67 percent efficient. So the TOTAL amount of solar energy you would have "converted" into hydrogen is 67 percent of 15 percent.
Using my calculator that comes out to: about 10 percent total efficiency. About 90 percent of your solar energy gets wasted in the process. A better alternative to solar panels would be solar powered sterling generators.
Sterling engines are EXTERNAL COMBUSTION engines, like the old fashioned steam engine, and can be run off any heat source - including the sun. Heat from the sun is focused using parabolic mirrors, and the efficiency of a sterling engine / generator combination is rated at about 30 percent. Your TOTAL efficiency - both solar sterling and electrolysis combined - would be around 20 percent.
If you are dead set on using hydrogen? Even though there are better alternatives? Such as alcohol? Then I would suggest storing it in titanium dioxide pellets. This way you can store the hydrogen, without it being in danger of exploding. You can ALSO ram a hydrogen container like this into a solid brick wall. Once again? Without fear of an explosion.
Numerous studies have been conducted on this.
As for controlling the exact measurements? Nothing in the air-fuel ratio of a car - - or the timing - which you are also going to have to change - needs to be exact. A "good enough" approximation will do. As for how you get your measurements? You need to compare the density of gasoline vapor with hydrogen gas. A comparison of the molecular weight of gasoline - - as compared to the molecular weight of hydrogen - should get you started in the right direction for this.