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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 a/c, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 reduce your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, property electricity rates have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties 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 key part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
What Type Of Nickle-Iron Battery Would I Need To Solar Power My Home?
What Type Of Nickle-Iron Battery Would I Need, If I Wanted To Use To Store Enough Solar Energy To Power My Home? Size, Watts, Amps,
To get an idea of what your battery needs are there are a few questions to answer:
What is your typical energy use per day during the cloudiest part of the year (usually winter)?
How many days of battery backup power do you want?
How fast do you want to recharge the batteries?
What size solar system do you have?
Of the two links that you provided, I'd go with Zappworks. They make batteries in Montana.
The other link is from China. The carbon footprint and energy of moving all that weight half way around the world is troublesome. And the folks in the US could use the work.
Wind And Solar Power Question?
How Does Wind Power Compare To Solar Power In Terms Of Efficiency, Cost, Technical Limitations, And Environmental Impact?
No matter how it is done, wind power cannot be as efficient as solar power - in the sense that wind power is already second-hand solar power.
That said, though, the ''efficiency'' of either of these systems is a bit difficult to quantify properly.
Typically, an engineer might look at them in terms of ergs per square meter of land used - - and location and local climate will have a huge impact on these.
Cost - variable... for either. Both can be achieved with relatively minimal costs (depending upon exactly what effect is desired) - both can be scaled up quite a ways before issues arise.
Technical limits... a bit like costs - it varies - and depends what you are trying to achieve. If you want to pump water from a well in Oaklahoma or heat water for a swimming pool in Arizona - then wind and solar power respectively will require very little in the way technology beyond what we may already have. The real limiting factor is energy *storage* and transmission.
Environmental impact - - solar energy likely has the advantage here. Solar power cells can be installed upon the roof of your house or office building without having any significant effect upon the local environment. A windmill out on your yard could be a nuisance for your neighbors....
Solar Vs. Wind For Mn. Residential?
I Live In Minnesota And I Was Wondering If Anyone Had Any Suggestions About Solar Or Wind Power Generation For A House. Not A Big Operation But Something That Would Cut The Electric Bill And Be Eco-Friendly At The Same Time.
Also, I Heard That You Can Sell Power Back To The Power Company Through The Power Grid; Do They Scam You Over Price Per Kilowatt Though?
It depends on where you are. If you are inside of a city's geographical boundaries- solar is your only choice due to most cities having ordinances against wind mills. While there may be some loopholes- if you are not in the country- forget wind for now. In the country- wind is very viable.on small scale and probably a better return on the investment.
Solar is reasonably viable, but forget about "selling it back to the utilities." It is a bit of social engineering to get people a bit of security blanket when they are shelling out an easy 30,000 dollars for a power company subsidized panel installation.
To hook up your solar panels to the power companies power lines legally, they need to install about 4500 dollars worth of synchronization and inverter equipment along with the ability to remotely shut your system off the line.
What you are actually paid is less than what you would pay the power company for the same quantity of power. You do not simply hook up to the powerline. It is not legal for you to simply plug your inverter into the wall outlet. This is one of those things the Brownshirts that Obama had envisioned for his national service corps would be looking for in the mandatory inspection of your home.
Don't worry about snow- it melts off panels quick and the high albido of snow increases the output of the panels slightly. Dust? I doubt it would be a problem.
a company with stores in your state is http://www.northerntool.com just go to their alternative energy section and take a look.
If We Use Solar Powerd Energy 50 Years From Now How Will Out Enviroment Be Like? Look Like?
I Have A Scince Prodject Say &Quot;If We Use Solar Powered Energy, What Will Hapen To Our Enviroment 50 Years From Now
Although it is technically possible to have a virtual paradise on earth if we used solar power exclusively. We could even still use gasoline and diesel powered cars running on synthetic gasoline and diesel made from CO2 and H2O with solar power (Sandia Labs Sunlight to Petrol project). But will it happen? The problem with solar power is that it's decentralized and hence companies can't charge a monthly bill for it. Sure they can make money installing it but as with cell phones and alarm systems, it's the monthly bill that they make money on and they would gladly give the equipment away if they could charge a monthly fee. A corollary is WiFi internet, technically we could all interconnect our WiFi cells and have an Internet without a monthly payment but the cable companies and phone companies don't want us to do that, they want us to pay them a monthly fee for our Internet. It would be up to the public to circumvent the desires of the corporations but as with the WiFi, the public aren't even aware of the potential.
The problem has never been technological.
Credible Sources For Oil (Fossil Fuel)?
I'M Doing A Report On Benefits Of Using Oil And How It Has Enabled Us To Do Things That Our Ancestors Couldn'T! Electricity Has Become As Valuable As Water In The 21St Century. The Report Is Not A Big Deal But I'M Really Having A Difficult Time Searching For Credible Sources. I Tried Different Search Terms Such As Gasoline, Petroleum Etc.. Same Thing, Peak Oil... Obama... Nuclear Energy... Renewable Energy.. Bad Things About Oil... Global Warming...
There Are Some Articles That Discusses Advantages/Benefits Of Oil, But They Are Burried Deep Within The Above Articles That I Listed...
I Searched Through My College'S Database, Nytimes. Wsj. .Org, .Gov, .Edu. Etc...All I Find Is Peak Oil. Nuclear Energy. Things That Would Normally Pop Out When You Type Oil In The Search Bar.
Well Main Reason Probably Is That I'M Narrowing Down My Topic Into History Of Fossil Fuel (Where It Comes From) And The Benefits Of It. I'Ve Done A Couple 10-13 Page Essays About Oil/Benefits/Civilization But Sources Were From Books. I Don'T Want To Use Book As A Source... It Makes It Complicated Since I'Ll Have To Explain What The Book Is About, On The Other Hand Sources Like Nytimes. Wsj People Already Knows.
For This I Just Need Simple Sources. I Found Lots Of Useful Information From The Web But Sites Are Not Really Credible...
It Would Be Helpful If You Can Link Me 1 Credible Source! Straight Forward, That Talks About Benefits Of Oil, Something Like How A Barrel Of Oil Equals 23,000 Hour Of Manpower!. I Don'T Need Things Like The True Cost Of Oil Or Anything Since I Already Know Those Etc...
I think you need to understand a bit more what you are trying to do and understand better how to use search engines. Try using everything in quotes as search terms. You are contrasting not oil and alternative fuels where your search results have taken you but the how the "industrial revolution" has been powered by fossil fuels and the benefits compared to the previous period of dependency on human and animal labor along with the wind.
You might compare the former time where most sea transportation and a great deal of land machinery used the "wind for power" but on land "power from animals and humans" were depended upon a great deal for land transportation. You might find the example of the "treadmill crane." as well as the "history of wind power" helpful.
The kind of humans vs energy comparisons you mentioned were often quotes used by the late father of the atomic navy "Admiral Hyman Rickover." who was possessed by such comparisons. They also appear here on "the oil drum" http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4315
You might be interested in that critical tipping point when the mechanical development of the time allowed adaptations of fossil fuels. The "invention of the steam engine" is widely described as one such point in the use of coal. A compliment for oil might be the "inventions of the diesel and petrol engines."
Alternative energy is like the elephant in the room. If you are very clever you will be able to point out that the industrial revolution began a period of using well over 10 million years of stored solar energy in just about 300 years. You might also point out that this concurrently released millions of years of stored chemicals into our environment. http://globalecology.stanford.edu/DGE/Du... In this way you can give a nod to the alternative fuel discussion of pollution without actually taking up that side of the issue. It might also help you to focus on fossil fuels and eventually oil as sources of stored energy rather that "black gold." ie an energy bonanza rather then the economic and political bonanza to its developers or the addicting pollutant to society that we now understand better than ever before.