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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of property owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Several research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 an essential element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total 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 have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots 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 necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners pick to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Solar Panelled Heaters For Pools?
I Have An In-Ground 18X36 Pool And I Would Like To Know If Anyone Has Some Comments Or Suggestions About Any Solar Panelled Heaters That They Have/Had.
We have installed solar heating in a few pools. The downside is that the panels look ugly on your roof. If this is not a factor, the upside is constantly warm water with no jump in your gas bill. They work great and the homeowners who have them rave about them.
Where Does The Solar Energy Go During Photosynthesis?
Where Does The Solar Energy Go During Photosynthesis? Mark Every Correct Answer.
A. The Energy Is Stored In The Carbon Dioxide Released During Respiration.
B. Some Of The Energy Is Not Used, But Wasted.
C. Some Of The Energy Is Stored In The Covalent Bonds Of The Complex Sugar Molecules.
D. The Energy Is Used To Release Water From The Plant.
The solar energy is trapped and converted into chemical energy by the chlorophyll in the leaf. The chemical energy is then used to Produce glucose along with Oxygen as bi-product... The glucose is also sometimes stored... So the answer is C
How Solar Energy Is Used In Transportation?
Im Trying To Write A Report But I Dont Know How Its Used
Perhaps you’ve heard of, or even seen, the odd flat looking cars being raced by various groups around the world. Maybe you’ve heard names like PrISUm, or Aurora (above). These cars are part of a fleet of futuristic looking cars powered entirely by solar energy, and are capable of long distance travel at moderate speeds (200miles at 30-40mph), or short bursts at highway speeds (70mph). Solar cars produce no pollutants of any kind, operating off of electric engines fueled solely by electricity generated through the Photovoltaic effect. The products of several revolutions in the energy industry, these cars provide a glimpse into the changing face of energy and transportation.
Solar panels are made up of many individual components known as PV cells. Modern commercial PV cells typically produce between one and two Watts of power, and operate at about 15% efficiency. In contrast, the PV cells produced during the 50s only operated at an efficiency of 4 percent. PV cells are connected into groups of 40 to form modules, groups of 10 modules are called arrays. A solar array can produce 800W of electricity. 10 or 20 arrays can power a modern home. (www.wisconsun.org)
One of the major obstacles to Solar powered vehicles has been storing energy: what do you do on a rainy day? Recent innovations within the battery industry have the potential to finally provide a solution to this problem. Currently car batteries are lead-based, and are far too heavy and inefficient for use in light-weight solar cars. However Nickel-metal-hydride and Lithium-ion batteries have recently made a big splash in powering handheld devices such as cameras. While not fully developed, these batteries are approx. 3 times as efficient as lead-based of the same weight. Nickel-metal-hydride battery are particularly interesting because they are capable of handling heavy electric loads, and have a 500 recharge lifespan. They do lose 50% of their charge over a span of a year; an issue of only secondary importance to an auto application.
Major issues that remain unresolved include weight, and space. Solar cars lack the engine power to move a heavy-framed vehicle such as an suv or luxury sedan, and no viable solar car has been designed that can hold more than two people. These are serious limitations to producing solar cars for a commercial market. The key to these problems lies in increasing the efficiency of PV cells. Greater efficiency would increase the power generated, allowing the installation of heavier components. It would also decrease the amount of surface area needed for arrays, allowing more interior room. Several new ideas include organic solar cells, and nanotech cells. Detractors of solar cars have stated that the necessary technological developments are decades away, but a new government program might mean that the radical increase in efficiency needed to make solar cars viable may be closer than many think.
VHESC (Very High Efficiency Solar Cell)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Advances Technology and Defense Sciences Offices are currently offering grants in a new project: development of a PV cell with a minimal efficiency 3 times the commercial average. According to the Agency, recent developments in engineered biomolecules, and a new method for fabricating structures on a nanoscale, have the potential to be combined in an effort to develop an economically feasible PV cell for use on satellites and other government equipment.
The program is slotted to run for one year, at the end of which participating teams will be required to submit a minimum of 1000 units each of which are 10cm². The each devise will be required to produce at least .5W, and operate at a minimal efficiency of 50% when exposed to a solar fluence of 1 Kw/m².
Grant proposal are due by May 17, 2005.
Tips For Convincing My School To Put Solar Panels On The Schools Roof?
I'M Part Of The Sustainability Group At School, The School Principal Is A D**K And Doesn'T Care About The Environment, He Only Cares About Money.
Me And The Group Will Be Talking In Front Of Him And The School Council (The People In-Charge Of The School'S Money) To Convince Them To Put Solar Panels On The School Roofs.
I Know That It Definitely Will Help The School Save On Electricity Bills, But It Will Cost A Lot Of Money To Put Them In.
In The End We Just Wanna Reduce Carbon Emissions!
Unfortunately installing Photoelectric Solar panels on your school would probably cost more than the entire school budget. In order to make this sort of proposal you would need to have some hard numbers to show exact dollar amounts of costs and benefits. You would need multiple quotes from companies that install solar panels and information from the electrical company that would have to tie the system into their grid. This is a HUGE undertaking.
If you really want to reduce carbon emissions, suggest ways to reduce the energy use within the school instead of converting to solar. Better windows, doors, and roof insulation. If you have a leaky roof, fixing that would get rid of water damage and better insulate the school thus saving energy. Suggest plans to reduce electrical usage like having computers go into Hibernate mode after 10 minutes, turning off lights in rooms that aren't getting used, etc...
Many people are fooled into thinking that solar power is this awesome free energy source. IT is NOT. Solar panels are great for powering small items or for getting power when you have no other way of getting connected. However it takes MORE electricity to create a solar panel than the solar panel will ever produce in it's ENTIRE lifetime. Do some research into the production of silicon crystal and semiconductors and find out how solar panels are made. Until the technology improves greatly, solar is not a "green" power source other than generating money.
When Will I Get My Windmill Or Solar Powered Panels For The Roof Of My Car?
That Obama Told People About When He Was Running For President. Where Is All That &Quot;Green Energy&Quot; We Were Sold?
All these things are currently available (well solar panels for houses more so than cars), so the answer is NOW if you want it. Seeing as I can finally buy a full electric vehicle (Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Tesla, more to come) I'd say things are moving about as fast as you could expect during such a slump in the ecomony.
I think the more important questions are:
When will we get those WMD's that our good old boy Dubya promised us?!?
When will we get Bin Laden from this WAR ON TERROR!?!