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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many homeowners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electricity prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand 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 a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are important elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are infamous for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
Where Can I Find Solar Pane,Panels.?
I'M Looking For Solar Panels, But I Am A Young Broke Artists/Inventor, Where Can I Find Them Free Or Are There Companies That Make Them...What Kind Of Company Makes Them,.?Flexible Solar Panels Would Be Nice..
go to local hardware stores, some sell somewhat cheap 45w pv panels.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Simplfy It So I Can Understand Pls And Put It In Stages Such As 1. Sun Hits Solar Panel Pls
How Many Different Types Of Solar Panels Are There?
The term solar panel is best applied to a flat solar thermal collector, such as a solar hot water or air panel used to heat water, air, or otherwise collect solar thermal energy. But 'solar panel' may also refer to a photovoltaic module which is an assembly of solar cells used to generate electricity. In all cases, the panels are typically flat, and are available in various heights and widths.
An array is an assembly of solar-thermal panels or photovoltaic (PV) modules; the panels can be connected either in parallel or series depending upon the design objective. Solar panels typically find use in residential, commercial, institutional, and light industrial applications.
Solar-thermal panels saw widespread use in Florida and California until the 1920's when tank-type water heaters replaced them. A thriving manufacturing business died seemingly overnight. However, solar-thermal panels are still in production, and are common in portions of the world where energy costs, and solar energy availability, are high.
Recently there has been a surge toward large scale production of PV modules. In parts of the world with significantly high insolation levels, PV output and their economics are enhanced. PV modules are the primary component of most small-scale solar-electric power generating facilities. Larger facilities, such as solar power plants typically contain an array of reflectors (concentrators), a receiver, and a thermodynamic power cycle, and thus use solar-thermal rather than PV.
Harbour Freight Has Solar Panels On Sale. Should I Buy Them?
Well, It Says 45 Watts. Is That Each Panel? And If You Get The Panels Then What?? You Can'T Plug Into A Panel Can You?? I Want To Be Able To Run My Fridge If Power Is Out For Ten Days Again Like It Was In April.
I haven't looked at this in a long time --- but last time I did the storage panels are used to charge large storage batteries --- The kind in a car.
You would than need an inverter to change the 12v DC from the batteries to 110c AC.
Different inverters offer different wattages so you will need to choose carefully.
Since the batteries are on constant charge, during daylight hours, you will need to use a voltage regulator so the batteries are not overcharged.
To find out how many panels and batteries you need and what kind of inverter --- I might want to Google.
Who Invented The First Solar Energy Panel?
Wow, Jonathan.H.Solar, eh? There is no such person.
Edmund Becquerel in 1838 was the first to publish findings of "photovoltaic" properties of certain substances.
In 1873 Willoughby Smith while experimenting with underwater telegraph cables observed the light sensitivity of the element selenium. He later posed the possibility of a selenium solar cell.
In 1883, Charles Fritz produced the first practical solar cell. It had a conversion efficiency of 1-2%.
Look at the third link for a pretty decent history of solar energy.
Solar Panel Webcam?
I'M Trying To Make A Solar Power Convertor For An Existing Webcam I Have. The Webcam Plugs Into A 120 Outlet And Required Max 83 Watts. What Would I Need To Make This Work 24 Hour A Day And 7 Days A Week Without Changing The Batteries Of Adding Aditional Power.
A lot. It depends on where you live and where the camera is located. How many hours of sun will fall on the panel daily?
What will you do on cloudy days? Do you expect the batteries to operate during that period.
Bottom line, how many hours does the camera have to run off the battery alone? From that and the number of hours of sunlight, you can calculate how powerful the solar panel has to be and how large the battery has to be.
For example, if you can only count on 4 hours of sun a day, and the batteries have to carry the load the other 20 hours, then the solar array has to deliver 500 watts. Add 20% for losses and you get 600 watts. The battery has to store this 600 watts. If you use a 12 volt 60 amp-hour sealed battery, one is all you need.
But cloudy days will cause the battery to run completely dry, so for ONE cloudy day, you will have to double those numbers. For 2 cloudy days, you will have to triple them. Now it is getting expensive. The 3 batteries are about $300. The 1800 watts of solar cells are thousands of dollars.
Bottom line, in the real world, you cannot make it run 24/7, since you cannot predict how many cloudy days you will have. The above expensive example only allowed for 2 cloudy days. If you have 5 cloudy days, this could get very expensive, with 6 large batteries, a roof full of solar arrays. And a pile of electronics and inverters to handle the proper charging conditions for the batteries and to generate the 120 volts AC.
A lower power camera will save big dollars. Find one that runs on 10 watts, and suddenly you are looking at a few hundred instead of a large multi thousand dollar installation. And pick a number for how many hours/days of operation you need if bad weather arrives.
Edit: pick a solar array, charger and battery. They will come with instructions and schematics.
Also, when you pick a camera, find or measure its typical current in your application, it should be much lower than the maximum number. Make sure you turn off any feature you don't need, such as LCD display. Typical number will allow you to use a smaller array.