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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, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 reduce your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating money flow, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business 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 cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar 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 Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Which Is More Efficient, Solar Panels(Photovoltaic Cells) Or Solar Stirling Engine Generator?)?
By Efficient I Mean Which Produces More Watts Per Square Meter Of Sunlight
Let's say with a mirror, you can generate a temperature of 300 degrees C (crude number), or about 600 degrees K. If the air is 300 K, then that Carnot efficiency is 1 - 300/600 = 50%. A Stirling engine isn't perfect but let's say it can convert 80% of that into mechanical motion. So we're down to 40%. I'm being generous, but let's say that an expensive dynamo can harvest 80% of that as electrical energy. So we have 32%. If the assumptions are valid, that's better than any but the most exotic photovoltaic cells. But wait, the mirror has to track the sun, adding significant complexity and space to the system. Flat panels can be tiled right next to each other, while the parabolic reflector for the stirling engine must be spaced apart from the next one, so that the dishes don't shade each other. And, like any engine that runs for hours and hours each day, things can break.
Where To Get Solar Panels In Birmingham, Al?
We Are Considering Getting Solar Panels For Our Home Just South Of Birmingham, Al. We Know A Little And Are Trying To Educate Ourselves The Best We Can. But We Are Having A Hard Time Finding Anyone Around This Area. We Have Done The Yellow Page Thing, And Some &Quot;Green &Quot; Places Around Town. But To No Luck.....
Any electrical contractor could likely install them, and there are several Internet businesses that sell solar panels. You likely have no place there to get the kind of large panels you need for a house.
Look at your local regulations. Your utility may not allow grid-tie, so you may have to set up an off-grid system with batteries and use separate wiring or a transfer switch.
One thing a lot of people neglect is hail protection. In Birmingham, you're likely to have large hail (larger than golf ball size) every couple of years in the spring. You need to work out a way of covering them in advance of severe weather. Most panels will take up to golf-ball size hail with no problem.
PS, I've done this myself, and have considerably more information. Email if you're interested.
Anyone Have Or Know Someone Who Has Solar Panels Installed In Their Home? Is It Worth Getting?
I'Ve Seen A Couple Homes Around My Town That Have Solar Power And I Live In The Desert, Where The Sun Is Shinning And It Gets Really Hot During The Summer. We Run Our Air Conditioner A Lot Making Our Electricity Bill High.
So I Just Wanted To Know If Anyone Has Or Knows Anyone That Has Solar Panels? Are They Worth Getting And Is It The Same As Having Electricity?
I have been doing my homework on these for a couple of years now and have decided that for me, they aren't worth the investment at this time because a huge area needs to be dedicated for the panels in my particular situation and you can easily spend the equivalent of the cost of a luxury car on solar panels. The problem comes in when they don't pay for themselves as "quickly" as many people say they do, which happens a lot. Spending up to six figures and waiting for the expenditure to "pay for itself" can be very frustrating when you find that will happen 20 or 30 years down the road and not the 2 or 3 as is sometimes suggested.
Also, some people find that they have problems with their roofing that needs to be addressed before the panels are installed. Things such as leaks, sagging roofs, etc., can lead to greater issues after the expense and labor of panel installation has taken place. Then, you'll be looking at more costs to remove panels, repair the roof, and re-install the panels. Typically, you would have people that are knowledgeable enough to thoroughly inspect the roof (or any area the panels will be installed), but that is not always the case and you could be left holding the bag.
If you go all out to include whole house service from the solar panels, you will not notice much if any difference between solar power and your electric company. If you're in the desert and have plenty of room for the panels, you should be okay. However, there are lots of ways to attack that electric bill without spending thousands on solar panels.
Have you installed the new energy saving lightbulbs throughout your home? Have you switched to a tankless water heater? Have you got at least double, if not triple paned windows? Energy efficient doors and appliances? Have you tried using portable solar panels for certain appliances? Is your home insulated well? Are all the holes and cracks plugged and insulated? Is your HVAC system an energy efficient and well maintained one?
After you have done ALL of these things, you will see a difference in your electric bill and will likely have spent no more than, and likely LESS, the cost of buying and installing solar panels. However, the difference is that all of these things work in concert to increase your comfort and the home's efficiency without paying for the equivalent of a hot new Mercedes convertible.
Is It Difficult To Make And Install Your Own Solar Panel?
I Don'T Have Any Background Or Knowledge In Making And Installing Solar Panels, But Am Interested In Taking Out A Couple Books Or Watching Online Videos About Making And Installing Solar Panels.
How Difficult Is This To Do? Is It Practical? Expensive? Will I Save Money Or Lose Money?
Where To Start?
As all the smart guys above told you, it's very difficult to make a solar panel. But you can buy one (or more) on-line or in Costco. Some of these panels come with installation kit so you can try to install them yourself. Prices from $500 to $10000 and more. The more you spend on a panels the more you save later. But it also depends on were you live - you wont save much in Seattle.
You should start by reading and learning more. Or find an installer and ask for estimate: http://joetheplumbernet.com/JTP_how_find...
What Should I Look For When Buying Solar Panels For My Home?
I'M Sure I'D Need More Than One, So Should I Go For The Higher Watt Models Or Does It Really Matter.
try a company like travis perkins they deal with this sort off thing