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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothes, enjoying 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 ecological benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups 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 self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company 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 cash down.
Numerous homeowners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since 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 notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, 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
In What Sense Is Energy From Coal Actually Solar Energy?
The fact that coal is decayed biomass from ancient life. All life's energy originates from the photosynthesis of plants and other autotrophic life, all of which gets its energy from photosynthesis of the sun's light with CO2 and water as feedstock.
Just about all energy we use on this planet was at one point solar energy. Unless you consider energy from other stars (of which there isn't any significant amount, the only counterexamples of which I can think of are:
1. geothermal energy (which originates from radioactive decay in the Earth's interior)
2. artificial nuclear energy (which would be geothermal energy if we left it undisturbed)
3. tidal energy (which originates from rotational kinetic energy of the Earth-Moon system)
What Are The Problems Encoutered When Using Solar Energy?
1. Cost - the single largest hurdle solar energy faces is that competing energy sources have always been cheaper in terms of dollars per kilowatt-hour (a standard measure). Compared to electricity from coal-fired power plants, solar is more expensive - if you don't consider the environmental costs (which typically are hard to asses a dollar amount to).
But in recent years solar power is becoming closer and closer to grid-parity on price especially with the introduction of new types of solar panel chemistry like Cadmium telluride.
2. Site suitablity - many sites don't receive enough solar energy to make solar energy cost effective. Cloudy areas with frequent rain are often not as well suited for solar panels because typically solar panels need direct sun to produce the most power. That's changing though, new panels can now use diffuse light on cloudy days to still produce power. With prices going down steadily, more sites would be feasible that once were not.
3. Embodied energy - It takes a tremendous amount of energy to produce a solar panel. Because of this - depending on the type of panel and the way it was made - the panel itself may have required 11 years worth of its energy production just to make it. So if that's the case, the panel won't begin making 'new' energy until it has been operating for 11 years. It takes energy to make them, and you can think of this like taking out an 'energy loan' and so the loan must be paid back before an 'energy profit' can be made. Again, this is changing, new panels are made more efficiently, and require less material than older technologies so the 11 years is highly dependent on the type of panel and the manufacturing process.
4. Production and Demand - Typically solar panels produce the most energy during the middle of the day and somewhat less before and after than. Also, solar panels produce the most power during the summer. To the extent that demand for power does not coincide with this production curve, other sources of energy must be used to fill in, or some sort of storage (like batteries) is needed.
5. Materials - The material used to make solar panels is in short supply or the supply has fluctuated. This, again, depends on the type of panel, some panels don't have this problem. Shortages in materials mean it can be hard for producers to meet demand - thus pushing up the cost - which is the main stumbling block for the adoption of solar energy.
Why Is Solar A Renewable Resource?
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Solar energy is renewable because scientists have predicted that the sun will last for several billion years. The amount of solar energy that human's use will not change how much radiation comes from the sun and will not in any way accelerate the extinguishing of the sun, as opposed to fossil fuels, of which there is a limited amount on earth. The faster human's use fossil fuels the faster there will be none left, whereas the sun is unaffected by human use of its energy.
In Your Opinion What Is The Most Efficient Energy Alternative?
K Im Doing A Survey To See What The Most Efficient Energy Alternative Is. The Choices For The Survery Are Water Power, Wind Power, Geothermal Power, Nuclear Power, Biomass Power, Or Solar Power.
*Note If You Can, Give Reasons Why This Is The Best One
I believe that water power is superior
Can be stored
High efficiency (water is used to turn a turbine to generate electricity)
High concentrations able to provide a reasonable amount of homes
Expensive but tends to pay off extremely fast
handful of suitable locations
slows river and effects wildlife
Can be used anywhere
Can't be stored naturally
expensive to produce, takes forever to pay off
dependent on weather
Exhaust Steam can be used for heating
Provides a reasonable amount of electricity
Handful of suitable locations
Possible harmful effects can occur like molten iron core hardening or earthquakes. Molten Iron core solidifying will assuredly end all life on earth.
dependent on weather
low energy concentration
repairs are difficult, damage frequent
harmful to birds
How Are We Supposed To Stop Global Warming?
It Is Such A Big Thing And It Doesn'T Seem Anyone Is Making Drastic Changes To Help It. We Get Informed On It Everyday But How Are We Supposed To Change... I Can'T Even Put In Words What I Mean. Humans Have To Be Part Of The Problem, Come On You Can'T Deny It That The Cars We Drive Cause Pollution And Greenhouse Gases. No Ones Knows For Sure Or Wants To Believe What They Hear.......... This Whole Issue Bothers Me Because I Want To Help But It Doesn'T Seem Anything Will Help.
The problem of global warming is the most serious threat this country - and the world at large - has ever faced. This problem goes beyond petty differences, problems of economy, social issues, even beyond international conflicts and the war on terrorism. We are talking about the survival of multiple species on Earth, including the human race.
Action must be taken now in order to reverse the effects of global climate change, both by direct action and by informing others of the problem and its seriousness. This needs to be accomplished on four levels. First, on the personal/family level; second on the local & regional level; third, on the national political level; and finally, internationally. All four of these levels must occur simultaneously.
The first level - personal & family:
Each of us must make energy saving changes in our lives, and convince our family and friends to do the same, so each of us takes personal responsibility for reducing our own CO2 footprint on the planet. How can we expect others to change, if we don't follow our own advice. We have an opportunity to lead by example. First, we must educate ourselves on the problem, and the steps we, personally, can take to solve it.
Simple steps, like lowering our thermostats in winter, and raising them in summer; replacing regular light bulbs with compact florescent bulbs; using less hot water; insulating your home; turning off (and unplugging) electric devices not in use; walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transportation when possible; buying products that use less packaging material; buy locally grown foods and shop at your local farmer's market; buy organic foods; keeping the air in your automobile's tires inflated and the engine well maintained; and, of course, recycling, can make a significant difference.
We can go even further than that. When we need to replace an appliance - choose one with an energy star label. When it comes time to buy a new car, look at buying a hybrid (or one that runs on alternative fuels, like E85). If it's available in your area, switch to green power, that uses renewable resources like solar and wind to provide electricity to your home - or if you can afford it, install your own solar panels on your home. Whenever you get a chance - plant a tree.
The second level - Local & regional:
We need to take what we do at home out into our community. Take these same energy saving tools to work or school. Not only inform and educate your coworkers about the climate crisis, and the things they can do o help, but encourage change in the workplace or school itself.
Attend city council meeting, and write to the mayor and council members voicing your concerns and encouraging the switch to renewable energy. Work to break down the regulatory barriers that are preventing a wider transition to energy sources like solar, wind and biomass.
Make your voice heard wherever you go. Bring it up in any clubs, groups and organizations you may belong to. If you lead any children's groups (scouts, ymca, etc.) incorporate what you have learned in your activities and lessons. make sure the next generation will carry on with this fight.
On a personal level, we can direct our monetary investments to companies that are environmental friendly and/or into companies, programs and products that are trying to address environmental/climate issues.
The third level - National-political:
Now we get to making big changes. To do this, we all have to become politically active. I don't mean just vote. I'm talking about contacting your state and national representatives (assemblyman, congressman, senator and president) on every issue that relates to the environment and has an effect on climate change. Call them. Do it so much that they will remember your name. This can't be done by just a handful of people, it needs to be done by everyone. You may feel that it takes up too much time, that you don't have the time to spare, but you need to find it if you really want to make a difference. Democracy is not easy.
Keep yourself informed and educated about the issues and bills/resolutions that are being voted on so that you can speak or write intelligently about the subject. When you write or cal, be concise. Convey all the information you need to in a clear, short message. A long rambling email (kind of like this one) would probably be largely ignored. For this to be effective, we must become louder and harder to ignore that the oil and auto lobbies.
We must draw their attention away from the myth and distraction of hydrogen technology, which will not be available, cost-effective or viable for decades, and point out the technology that is available, and cost effective, now: hybrid engines, solar, wind, etc.
We must convince those congressmen and senators who work for us to pass broad, sweeping legislation. The kind that would make a significant difference. For example, have all cars, from all automakers selling in the US, be hybrids by 2011. The technology is already there to put a hybrid in any size vehicle (Toyota has small, and mid-size cars as well as SUVs an Mini-vans that operate with hybrid technology - even if all of them are not currently being sold in the U.S.).
We have to get our politicians to lead the oil industry into redefining itself. To help it move from "The Oil Industry" to "The Energy Industry". Our politicians have to guide them to develop alternatives to oil. We must guide our politicians to lead the oil industry into the future.
The fourth level - International:
This one will be the hardest. Writing to our representatives will not have as strong an effect on the problems occurring in other countries, because the voices of our Congressmen and Senators carry about as much weight on the international stage as our individual voices carry in our own country.
This is the fight we can only begin to win by changing our own country first. America must become a leader in the struggle to reverse global warming, not just a half-hearted follower as we are now. We must get our politicians to recognize the problem and its significant consequences, work to change them, and then put pressure on the rest of the world to do the same.
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