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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power prices 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 safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Several studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer 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 become more educated about solar, need for homes equipped 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 crucial component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great 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 normal property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four 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 duty are very important components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Mono-Crystalline Or Poly-Crystalline Solar Panel?
All solar photovoltaics drop in efficiencies with higher temperatures but it isn't the 45+ C you have to worry about but rather the heat from the sunlight striking the panels. There are hybrid systems which passes water in pipes attached to the back of the solar panels to cool the panels and preheat the water for solar thermal collectors.
The difference between mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline are that mono-crystalline are more efficient and more costly to make.
My School Is Planning To Put Up Solar Panels But The District Needs To Cut Down A Row Of 3-6 Trees!?
What Do You Think Is Better? Do You Think The District Should Cut Down The Trees Or Not?
As much as I agree that cutting down trees stinks, I have to say to cut them down and put the solar up. The amount of money the solar will save over the life of the panels, not to mention the environmental impact, far out weighs the cost of cutting a few trees. So, for the school's pocket and the environment its a lot better to use solar. I am sure the panels aren't generating a ton of power, but what little power they do make is a great benefit. Just as someone else had said, see about getting more trees to plant in a different area. Most of the time schools can get things like that free (under a certain amount) from different foundations. Check with Arbor Day and other similar companies. I am really happy that you are concerned enough about the environment to bother asking this question.
Is Solar Energy Really Working?
In Physics, We Learned That Fossil Fuels Stores Chemical Energy. Where Did All Those Energy Came From? The Way I See It Is That Fossil Fuels Store Excess Energy From Sun (Trapped On Earth) In Order To Maintain Our Climate. We Have Been Releasing Too Much Of Those Energy And Hence Caused Global Warming. But Then, As Solar Panels Turn Sunlight To Energy, Would More Energy Be Trapped In The Atmosphere? Moreover, If We Are Not Containing Or Exporting Those Excess Energy, Will Global Warming Ever Be Solved?
Solar panel directly absorb solar energy from the sun, so there is no excess energy being released into the atmosphere. Inside a solar panel, positive energy from the sun is forced through a layer of insulation to a negative power source. This is a very clean alternative energy source, but it's not very effective because so little sunlight is captured.
Besides Life In General And Solar Power(Panels) What Else Have We Invented That Uses The Sun ? Eg, Sundials?
Solar energy was stored chemically by photosynthesis and collected by geologic forces over millions of years into reserves which we have tapped for virtually every known purpose.
However, I suspect your perception of solar power is much more pedestrian so think about how the Ancient Romans would paint their chimneys black so that the Sun would heat the air within them and air would rise out of their villas creating a vacuum which pulled air into the villas through buried clay pipes such that the air would cool to the ground temperature thereby air conditioning their villas. Modern "Earthships" call this "Earth Tubes". Modern greenhouse hobbyists call them "Canadian Wells".
The Scandinavians where able to navigate long distances through the use of sun stones. The legends paint these as magical devices but they were likely blocks of Calcite which would refract lights according to their polarity therefore allowing the location of the Sun to be detected even when obscured by clouds, fog or even just after sunset or before sunrise.
What Does A Single Solar Panel Weigh?
Want To Add Solar Panels To Manufactured Home, And We Get A Lot Of Snow Up Here In The Nw. Wondering If It Would Interfer With The Roof Load.
The solar panels that are typically used in home power systems weigh between 40 and 50 lbs each. Some of the thin film products and solar shingle products weigh less, but usually require more square footage of panel to get the same power output.
Areas that get a lot of snow usually have building codes requiring very sturdy roofs. Some areas require a roof that supports 100 lbs per square foot or more. I have worked with solar in snowy areas, and have yet to find a proper roof in these areas that will not support an array of solar panels. If your manufactured home passed inspection, you are likely OK.
The trick is to make sure that your solar panels will shed the snow as quickly as possible after the snow storm so you can keep generating power. E-mail me at [email protected] if you would like some ideas on how to do this.