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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Multiple studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups 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 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 element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power 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 Structure, the solar industry added tasks 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 growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will get rid of three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes 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 rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, 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
How Can I Heat A Metal Rod, So It Can Boil Water, With A Small Solar Panel?
I Am Trying To Create A Water Bottle That Uses Solar Panels To Boil Water And Kill Bacteria In That Water
A metal rod has a very low resistance and would take a lot of current to heat, too much for a solar
How Do I Calculate Required Electric Power Needed To Run Computers With Solar Panel?
I'M Trying To Figure Out Required Solar Panel Devices To Run A Set Of Computer.
For Example, 45 Watt Power Supply Computer With 65 Watt Laptop And 70 Watt Lcd Monitor.
Second Question Is..
Let'S Say I Purchased 45 Watt Solar Panel Set. Can I Use Just Powerful Power Converter To Use All? Or Do I Need More Solar Panels To Juice Power?
Hi I am the owner of Mountain Wind & Solar http://mountainwindnsolar.com (please be aware though that this website is still under construction).
What you need is a Kill-A-Watt meter. all you do is plug all of your appliances into a power strip, plug the power strip into the Kill-A-Watt meter, and then plug the Kill-A-Watt meter into the wall. The Kill-A-Watt meter will tell you how much power you are using. If you keep the Kill-A-Watt meter plugged in then it will add up the amount of power. you can also tell it the price of electricity in your area and it will tell you how much the appliance plugged in has cost you.
Kill-A-Watt meters are great tools that tell you a lot of information.
The cheapest one I have found online is at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882715001&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Electronic+Gadgets-_-P3+International-_-82715001 I am sure you could find one for pretty cheap on e-bay.
If you have any specific questions about wind turbines or solar panels feel free to email me at [email protected]
Would A Solar Charger And Rechargeable Batteries Still Work After A Electromagnetic Pulse?
Odds are pretty good there IS some complex circuitry in the charging regulator,and there are probably some fairly long wires in the installation, Wikipedia says; "and anything connected to electrical cables, which act as giant lightning rods or antennae — will be affected by the pulse"
However, you may have bigger problems than the EMP, if the EMP was caused by an atomic weapon, the shock wave will probably damage the panels, or damage you, making your power system the least of your worries.
How Much Solar Power Do I Need For My Electronics?
I Plan On Living Out A Van For Camping For About 2 Months And More To Come Such As Trips And What Now. I Am Wondering How To Get A Setup Or Electricity Inside.
If I Had 1 Deep Cycle Battery(12V 120Amp Hours) With 2X 100 Watt Solar Panels(12V) Hooked Up To A Solar Charges And Power Inverter. How Many Amp Hours Will I Produce In A Day. Also Will This Be Enough To Run These Things
Small Energy Efficient 24 Inch Led Tv For 2-3 Hours(60Kwh A Year)
1.7 In Cu.Ft Fridge(115V On Lowest Setting, I Assume Around 60 Watts)
A Laptop Charger For 3-4 Hours(3.5 Amps)
Microwave Once For About 3 Minutes
And A Phone Charger For 10 Hours
Just Curious If I Will Have Enough Power, More Than Enough Or Do I Need More, If I Need More Then What Will I Need
Hey Travis, this project is difficult to nail down exactly, but I'll give you some rough numbers. The TV probably uses 30 to 40 watts, at 2.5 hours per day, with a 87% efficient inverter, will need around 10 amp hours per day from the battery. The laptop at 3.5 amps, which I assume is the current draw on the low voltage side of its 15 volt transformer, for 3.5 hours will need another 12 to 15 amp hours at 12 volts. The phone charger is almost negligible, but we'll call it 1 amp hour. All that, which are your "electronic" loads can easily be handled by 1 of your 100 watt panels with a suitable battery and charge controller if you have sun every couple days. The fridge is a killer. I don't know if I buy the 60 watts, more like 90 for even a small one, but even if it is 60, at 10 hours per 24 hour period, will eat over 50 amp hours at 12 volts, maybe more in warm weather. Even with 200 watts of solar, which is 11 amps at an 18 volt open circuit voltage panel set (typical for 12 volt systems), the best you'll get on a clear sunny day is 50 amp hours. One cloudy day with the fridge and you have no battery power all night.
The microwave has its own problem. At 3 minutes, even for 1200 watts for a large one, it is only using 2 amp hours, but you'll need about 2000 watts of inverter to start it up, even for 1 second, so you are overbuying for one item, and the larger inverter will use more power at idle than an inexpensive 750 watt car model.
Does the motor on the van run? That could augment your power on cloudy days or at night, but you'll be running it an hour or two each day. I like cold drinks, ice, and refrigerated food as much as the next guy, but the fridge is your Achilles heal here. John Vigor, in his book "Everything I wish I know about sailing before I bought my boat" addresses this pretty well. We have setups like this in several places, a barn, campground and my truck. If you used two golf cart batteries, specifically Trojan T-105, hooked in series for 12 volts, you would have 220 amp hours of storage for the same money, and they would last longer than one 12 volt model. Then if you used LED lighting (you didn't list any lighting), a car model cell phone charger, a 750 watt inverter from an autoparts store, your TV and laptop only when needed, those 2 panels would work great, and you might need the motor once or twice a week is all. There are always cloudy rainy periods, panels produce very little then. It's a doable project, but you either have to lose the fridge and go with an RV model 12 volt microwave, or get a huge inverter and more like 500 watts of solar. Don't take my word for it though, look at the yellow energy label in a small fridge for annual KWH usage. Multiply by 1000, then divide by 365 for daily watthours, then divide by 12 for voltage, that will give you minimum amp hours per day, it is staggering. I'll list some sources below, good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Yes, virtually all mini fridges I have seen are 110 volt. At 315 Kwh per year, is .92 per day, plus losses from the inverter, your battery has to deliver 80 amp hours per day at 12 volts to provide the .92 kWh necessary at 110 volts for the fridge. That is about twice your total production on a clear sunny day with 200 watts of solar. Most calculators at solar websites would recommend 500 to 600 watts solar for that. The 700 micro is good, we have a 750 here, but it will require higher start up power, about a 1200 watt inverter. You can find them for $120 - 180 if you shop around. A 750 watt inverter can be found easier for about half the price, popular size. Good luck.
What Are Things A Large Construction Company Can Do To Become More Green?
Example: We Are Currently Putting Solar Panels On The Roofs Of Our Modulars To Power The Computers And Office Appliances And Plan To Sell The Excess Back Into The Grid. Any Other Ideas???
it's people like you who really can make a difference, construction companies. You can for example build houses with sky lights and/ or large windows or even glass walls facing to the north. This will create a lot of natural light in the buildings without the excessive heat or glare.
Insulation is of course crucial as well.
There are some pretty fancy solar hotwater heaters out there now. Another thing is running some type of antifreeze from the roof in pipes through the walls and even in the floor in the winter time . The pipes are covered in glass on the roof to prevent heat loss.
Have you ever heard of autoclaved aerated concrete ? It's 80 % air and because of that is a type of concrete that insulates well. It;s light weight and easy to work with. It even comes in large lego like snap together type blocks with holes already in them for plumbing pipes and wiring to go through.
How about also making the roof tops of these houses into living spaces as well? That would work really well in dry climates like the south west. But you have to have walls strong enough to hold the supports for a strong roof. I sleep outside in Arizona where I live 7-8 months of the year. You could have a jacuzzi up there. A bed, out door furniture, a bar, barbque, a small water fountain etc.
I can see real eco friendly relatively resonably cheap to construct high end houses. It's all in how you do it.
I wouldn't want to have a stck house with tar on MY roof. That's so yester -year!
We've been building houses all wrong for the longest time now.
Have you heard of solar ink? solar powered electro chromatic windows, transition glass windows, LED recess light bulbs, and other LED light bulbs, under cabinet LED light strips,
How about making a strong semi submerged foundation with really deep wide footings? this is not only attractive and also makes it easier to add a second story where height restriction is an issue, but is also help keep maintain a more constant temp in the home.
There are so many options to be explored, but construction itself is the main key in creating an eco friendly energy saving home.
And some roofs could have a lawn or vegetable garden on top of it, and that would prevent heat or cold from coming in through the house.