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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large 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 do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense 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 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- 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 Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for at least the next 20 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
How Can I Convert Solar Energy To Mechanical Energy?
Stirling engine. Here's an excellent description of the history and mechanics of a stirling engine, as well as a low cost solar one to buy as a display. http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4...
In a nutshell, a difference of two temperatures causes the engine to turn. You can concentrate the sun onto a spot on the stirling engine to generate heat for it to move.
How Do I Cost-Effectively Use Solar Energy To Provide Light At Night?
I Am Moving To Sierra Leone, The Poorest Country In The World. There Will Be No Electricity Where I Will Be. If I Buy A 12V Solar Charger And A 12V (We'Ll Say Flourescent) Light Capable Of Creating As Many Lumens As A 60W Light Bulb, How Many Hours Of Light Can I Provide Each Night (Assuming 14 Hours Of Sunlight)? Any Additional Suggestions For Off The Grid Power Are Very Welcome.
You need the wattage of the bulb to determine the draw, then a solar charger big enough to replace the power used.
Ok...let's make some guesses and assumptions.
A 12v DC flourescent that puts out as many lumens as a 60W will draw about 15watts.
Watts / Volts= Amps, so 15/12=1.25 amps.
Ok...now the battery is not so much the problem, because a typical deep cycle battery, if fully charged will give you that 1.25 amps long enough to go a couple full nights without sunshine during the day.
The problem is the solar charger...you need someting big enough to replace the 1.25 amps you are drawing, plus something for loss of efficiency.
Here is an example of an available product that might fit your needs. http://store.sundancesolar.com/10watsols...
This panel will give you 18.7V at .62amps, so in rough numbers...you would get one hour of light run-time for every 2 hours of solar charge time.
You can get some pretty nice "starter" units that have battery; chargers and inverters included...this system to less than $400, and you could live like royalty...in Sierra Leone, anyway.
What Kind Of Battery Do I Use For A Solar Powered Heating Device?
I'M Making A Solar Powered Heating Device Which Consists Of A Solar Panel Connecting To A Battery Of Some Sort By Wires. The Solar Panel'S Heat Is Turned Into Energy And Stored Into The Battery, But At The Same Time The Battery Is Connected To Another Set Of Wires Which Lead To A Metal Disk Which Is Where The Heat Comes From. I Would Like To Know What Kind Of Battery Is Like That, That Can Be Connected By 2 Sets (2 Wires On Each Set, Positive And Negative) And Have Energy Stored In It And Be Transferring The Energy At The Same Time It Is Being Stored. This Way So That You Can Use The Heating Device At Night Time.
So Which Battery Do I Use And Where Can I Buy It? Online Stores Are Fine As Well. Thanks!
What you suggest is not a commonly done thing. By the time you store solar energy in a battery, and get it out again as heat, you may have thrown away 95% of the energy. Also, heating applications take a lot of energy, so if I had (say) a 200-watt panel, I would not expect to do more than warm a cup of coffee for a few minutes with it.
To answer your question about batteries, the standard battery used for storing off-grid electricity is lead-acid, AGM type if you can afford it. If cost efficiency is not important, you can get lithium oxide batteries that are intended for electric bicycle use. A 0.3 kWh battery of that type costs about $500, 10x what a lead acid would cost, but it will be smaller, lighter, and you can drain it flat without harming it. You can find such batteries by Googling "electric bike battery."
If your goal is to store solar heat, it would be cheaper to have a very large collector, heat water, and pump it into a large, well-insulated tank.
Why Are The People In Hot Climatesnot Provided With Handy Cost Effective Solar Energy Tools And Electricity/?
Hydro Projects Lead To Depletion Of Natural Resources ,The Need Is To Popularize Solar Energy, As The Telecom Sector Has Shown Aggresive Drive Creates Demand Makes Technology Cheapand Affordable ,Similar Drive Is Essential For Saving Our Resources And Making A Bright Lighted World
Are you saying that people in hot climates can't take care of themselves?
"handy cost effective solar energy tools and electricity/? "
Do you think "people in hot climates" are retarded or something? If it WERE cost effective don't you think they would already have them??
Maybe "solar energy tools" are NOT cost effective and THEY know it, but YOU obviously don't.
How Can You Harvest Wind Energy (Like The Kind In Windmills) When There Is No Wind ?
Kinda Like How Solar Panels Harvest Energy And Use It When There Is No Sunlight.
It depend on where you live. 1/2 of this country is desert or plains. That means that either the sun is shining or the wind is blowing...usually both at once. Here in Arizona and most of the southwest the sun shines AND the wind blows almost everyday....certainly enough days..about 350 of them to make wind and solar a viable option for most power generation. With the proper investment and the application of even current technology 85% of ALL the electrical needs of half the United States could be met without burning an ounce of coal and at a lower cost and without the dangers of nuclear energy. A good portion of the rest of the country could also generate a substantial portion of their needs the same way. Only the coal mafia and the nuclear industry are against moving forward into the 21st century....they have a cash cow to protect and they will protect it at all costs. It's all about their profits, none of it about the future of our country...and that's why we continuously get propaganda as in this 'question'. How sad is that?