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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, 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 considerable, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize 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 normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of 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
What'S Good About Solar Panels?
How Do They Help The Environment. What'S Their Purpose?
Your energy will be free, last as long as the sun does, and it is non polluting, minus what it takes to create the panel. It replaces the need to use coal for energy which is dirty and running out and run by people who have a monopoly on the energy industry.
I saw on the History Channel that a farm of solar panels 100 square miles in the middle of Nevada could provide the energy needs of the entire USA. If the oil and coal indusrty didn't have such a tight leash on us, we might be able to have something like this in the near future. How cool would that be!
Where Is Solar Energy Currently Used?
For Example One Is Housing, Any Others?
Overhead parking lot lights. Together with a small wind generator, it lights up the parking lot quite well.
Emergency road side phones uses solar panels to recharge the battery so you can call for help.
Small emergency portable radios uses a solar collector to run the radio when there is sun so you can conserve and recharge the batteries for night use.
Solar ovens are been used in some third world countries where they do not have raw materials for fuel.
Solar energy is used in farm business to grow an algae for food.
Solar energy is also used to heat swimming pools.
What Do Solar Panels Reduce?
Do They Reduce The Amount Of Energy Consumed By People?? If Not, What Do They. Thanks Alot
Hey S, Dana and Orochimaru are both correct, but there is much more. If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the United States alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical devices, that's good news.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one of those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar, wind and biomass resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
There are other reasons, but I think you get the picture. For us, solar energy has become something of a hobby. It will probably never save us any real money, utility power is really pretty cheap. Adding all this up however, you can see that solar can reduce pollution, mining deaths, wars, unemployment, energy shortages and illiteracy, other than that, it isn't much good for anything. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
What Type Of Panels Should I Use For Home Solar Energy?
I Want To Put Solar Collectors In My Home But I Don’T Know Which Are Better Flat Panels Or Vacuum Collectors?
You didn't mention your location, but that is a fairly important part of your question. It appears that you are asking about a Solar Hot Water system rather than a Solar Electric System. Even the experts are still asking the question that you are asking.
Best advice is to contact a trustworthy and experienced contractor and ask for advice in your situation. My company is in the Northeast and we would be well qualified to help answer your question with an onsite visit.
Are Solar Panels Affordable?
I'M Re-Doing My Roof.
Is It Workable?
Can I Get A Government Grant Or Something To Put Solar Panels On My Roof?
I Know They Did Something Like That For Windows.
I don't think you can get a government grant? At least not just yet... But, you can get a nice Tax break for having installed solar panels on your home or for some their backyard works well.
But, again you must be aware that having professionals install these panels can be quite costly. If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, tackling this project on your own isn't as hard as you might think!
And you will be amazed at how much money you can save from the start. And if you get the family involved all the better! Building affordable solar panels for your home, is no pipe dream...But, you must be willing to do the work yourself! That's usually where most people fall short.