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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 decrease your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs savings, the typical 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 costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers 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 independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#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 loan down.
Many house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
What Are The Uses Of Solar Energy?
Hey Tiffany, the simple answer is that solar energy is used in two ways. First, we can heat things with it. Typically it's used to heat water for the home or business, or heat air, or some other medium, like glycol, that is used to heat something else up. In the desert, they are building solar farms that heat oil to 600 degrees, which is used to boil water and run steam turbines, ultimately generating electricity. The largest of these farms is being built in the Sahara Desert to produce electricity for Europe. The second way to harness solar energy is to make electricity directly with a, "Photovoltiac," panel. These panels use particles from the sun, called photons, to excite two different alloys of silicone and release electrons that can be used to charge batteries or run electrical devices directly. These were invented in the 60's for use in space, but are becoming common in remote homes, on boats, RV's and even in some cities now. These type solar panels are expensive, but can last 30 to 50 years without any maintenance.
We actually live in a home that is solar powered, has been for 10 years now. It still is not very common for people to generate their own solar power, but it will be one day. Did you know that in the United States, over 100,000 homes and businesses are using some level of solar energy right now, that's good news. If you really want to learn more, I would suggest going to the source, Solar Energy International. They are a non profit group that tracks the use of solar energy, tests new products, and teaches courses in the application of solar energy. There are some other excellent places to get information on solar power as well, I will give you a short list below, you can google any of them and check out their websites. Good luck Tiffany, and take care, Rudydoo
If I Want To Power A 500 Watt Air Conditioner, What Watt Solar Panel System Will I Need?
Depends on how long you run the A/C. Let's use 500W of panels as an example. Consider the fact that the panels are generating power at 500W rate for about 6 sun hours a day in the summer (depending on where you are). When you figure in losses, if you run it for 4 hours, 500W of panels may do it. 500W x 4 hours = 2000 watt hours (or 2kwh) needed, 500W panels x 6 sun hours -35% losses = 1950wh generated.
You can calculate how much you would need in panels and batteries on an off grid calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato... If you are planning on staying connected to the grid, but want to offset the amount of power the AC uses, you can go to a grid tied calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato...
Which Is Better Nuclear Of Solar Energy?
Plz, Give Your Opinion And A Reason Why?
Nuclear is a more thorough form of energy because its output is very dense. I support nuclear power as long as it's maintained properly and the plants adhere to all the regulations. Solar is much cleaner however. The problem with solar is that it's expensive, and the output you get is only 5%. It can't provide base-load generation. Maybe if it had 50% output, that would be one thing. I hope sometime in my lifespan solar will be that effective.
Where Can I Go (College), Or What Should I Major In To Study Solar Energy?
I Really Want To Study Solar Energy. What Would Be The Best Major, Or Where Is The Best University For Me To Do This. Thank You!
major in physics
What Size/Strength Solar Panel Would I Require To Run An Ordinary Laptop?
I Have A Standard Laptop, I Think It Requires 110V To Run. If I'M Looking To Run The Computer For Around 5 Or 6 Hours A Day, What Size Or Strength (Ball Park Figure, As I'M Aware There Are Many Different Factors Relating To Power Consumption) Of Solar Panel I Would Need To Do This? If More Details Are Needed, Let Me Know. Thanks.
The 110 volts is normally converted down to 16 or 20 volts DC. If you have a 20 volt, 90 watt notebook that's about 4.5A of current needed to drive the components. Solar cells already output DC.
Most notebooks transform the 110V down to the 16V or 20V through the power pack attached to the AC cord. So the power port on the notebook is a DC input.
You would need to generate 540 watt-hours per day to sustain the notebook. You would need a sets of solar panels placed in parallel and then in series with other sets of solar panels.
If a set of four cells generates .45W x 1Hour = .45Watt-Hours then you need (540/.45) = 1200 4 set panels.
But this depends on the output of the solar panel.
You need to first create the voltage configuration to get 25volts. The two create the needed current you would place multiple voltage sets in parallel. This would run into a variable voltage controller and a current bypass circuit.
All of which needs to be on a fuse. You also need a heat sink on the voltage controller.