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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 ac system, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, residential electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped 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 achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market 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 country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Help Me Choose Plzzzz?
I Have A Presentation About Solar Panels And To Make It Fun I Want To Put Something At The End. I Was Thinking I Should Either Put The Jim Carey Alrighty Then Meme Or The That Escalated Quickly Meme But I Can'T Decide And I Just Want One So Plz Help Me By Telling Me Which One I Should Put At The End . Plz Be Appropriate This Is A School Project. Plz Don'T Write Inappropriate Stuff Plz .
Why not both?
Single Solar Panel Savings?
Can Someone Tell Me The Average Savings You Get Per Solar Panel Installed? I Do Not Have The Money To Invest In A Bunch Of Them At Once, So I Am Forced To Buy One At A Time, When I Have The Money. So How Much Can I Expect To Save After I Buy The First One?
No matter what or how you do it it is best to get off coal and nukes. So it cost a little bit of money you are buying 30 years of electric. How much will you spend adding in cost of living increases over the next 30 years? Solar really is pretty cheap if you take the time to do the long term math. If you use your cost at to days rates it does seem like a lot. But if you do the math like in real life with 3.5% compounded cost of living increases per year and 6.5% fuel increases per year. Well, you pay a lot more renting power.
One other thing to think about and Al Gore keeps pointing it out is, Will your off spring be alive in 50 years from now if you don't buy the solar panel? Kind of like not going to the doctor because you can't afford the bill. Well I would rather owe a bill to a doctor that I will have trouble paying then not be alive at all to try.
If you don't have the money to jump in and go full blown Green you should buy a starter system. You can get a system that can be expanded to 3000 watts (enough to power an energy efficient home). Would cost you about $8000 USD to get started and then you could add three solar modules at a time till you get it up to the 3000 watt max. And even have backup power. Or you could just buy a 1000 watt system for about the same price and just add 3 of them over the years.
There are many ways to get started. The deal is everyone needs to get started even if it is a small system.
If all 150 million homes in the USA would install a small 1000 watt system with 4 hours of sun light a day. We would provide (1000 watts times 4 hours times 365 days times 150 million homes) 219,000,000,000,000 watts not from coal or nuke plants per year. I wonder if that would help?
Want To Augment My Electric Bills Using Solar Panels. I Really Can'T Find Info On What Kind Of Panels..?
Where Do I Find Them, Can They Replace My Electric Bill Comletely?
Go to the Energy Saving Trust website which has guidance and details of grants available. When you say augment your electric bills do you really mean reduce them. Photovoltaic cells will reduce your bills but at an uneconomical cost. They may help to save the planet but they will cost you plenty particularly if you wish to become self sufficient. Some day advances may make them cost effective but that is certainly not the case just now. A solar hot water panel would be more cost effective if you have the right building orientation.
Solar Panels Have Faded?
Solar Panels Not Working Very Well, They Have Faded. Is There Any Paint Or Anything Else I Can Do To Restore Them? Thanks Eileen
Unfortunately Eileen the panels are bound to fade as its par for the course. Over time much like everything else (from an AC condenser to your knees and hips) everything starts to go south.
When did you purchase and install your panels? If this was done within the past few years then something is definitely wrong, and you should have the manufacturer and installer come back and replace the panels....on their dime of course. Is the warranty on your panels still in effect? If so then its definitely something that they have to come back and take care of. There is a company I know of called Sun Electronics that has a 20 year warranty on their products, so if its worth anything you might want to buy your new panels/system from them. The panels around today are more efficient than those of years past, and with the cost coming down due to economies of scale and the tax incentives you might want to consider getting a new system. Sorry to let you down though Eileen!
Is It Feasible To Create A Solar Panel That Could Harness More Of The Suns Energy Than What They Can Now?
Right Now, You Would Need A Suitable Number Of Solar Panels Just To Power 1 House & That Can Take Up A Lot Of Real Estate. So My Question Is, Is It Feasible To Create Something That Absorbs More Of The Suns Energy Like A Magnet It Would Suck It Up. The Point Of Doing This Would Be So That We Wouldnt Need So Much Space & So Many Panels Just To Power 1 Home For Example.
I Hope Thats Coherent.
Hey Cuyahoga, interesting idea, vectoring photons. I suppose in the day of the first cathode ray tube, lots of people thought the idea of bending electron beams with magnetism was stupid, but here we are today watching the telly. We live in a wind and solar powered home today, has been for about 11 years now. We made plenty of mistakes and learned a great deal along the way. There are two things I've found that are in vast abundance in this field, sunshine, and misinformation. Lots of posts here talk about the enourmous real estate requirements of solar power, but it isn't true. Take an off the shelf panel that has been in production for at least 10 years, like the Kyocera KC-120 model. It produces 120 watts in midday sun at 60 degrees F. It measures about 20 inches wide by 58 inches long, giving it a surface area of about 11 square feet. Like most multicrystal panels, it produces about 10 or 11 watts per square foot. If you had a modest starter home in the United States, say 1500 square feet, but it was 2 story, so it only had a foot print of 750 sf, and only half the roof faced south, about 400 sf, that 400 sf of roof would hold almost 5000 watts of panels. That would produce enough to run the entire home and half the neighbors.
Our home might serve as another example, it is only 1250 sf, but our entire 1.4 kw solar array fits nicely on the roof of our one car carport with a little space to spare. Our panels are about 11 percent efficient. Sun Power makes the most efficient models today, approaching 19 % efficiency, but here is the deal. A 11 % efficient panel that produces 200 watts might cost you $800 USD. A Sun Power 19 % panel that produces 200 watts might cost closer to $1400, but both make the same amount of power. The Sun Power panel just does it with less space. Unless you live in Uptown Manhattan, space is not an issue when powering a home, so why spend so much money on a smaller panel that runs the same refrigerator. Most owners and installers have figured this out already, and you don't see very many Sun Power panels installed today simply because of the cost. I would personally love to see smaller more efficient panels, it would open up new opportunities for solar power, but at present it just costs too much to do much with it. Space is not really an issue. It comes into discussions when people talk of replacing a large coal or nuclear plant with solar, you'll need megawatts of panels, which would take up tons of space, but not as much as all the homes they would be powering. If we just put the panels on the houses, we wouldn't need the nuke plant or the huge solar array, the space would just be woods and pasture instead. In America, it's usually the big solution that gets the most attention because in America, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing." I don't recall who said if first, but if fits.
There are other ways to harness more of the suns power to make electricity however, we can do it thermally. Google the phrase, "North African Solar Project," and check out the links to see what the Germans are doing in the Sahara. The concentrators there use the suns heat, not just the photons, to heat oil to hundreds of degrees, which will heat water into steam and run turbines. The array, when it is completed, will run all of Europe. Maybe a little overdone, but it's still a good idea. Take care, Rudydoo