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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties 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 part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with 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 nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that select to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Information On Solar Energy?
I'm In The 8Th Grade, And I'm Trying To Find A Journal On Solar Energy. Where Would I Find One, That's Not Too Scientific?
There are so many confusing pages on the net about this subject I suggest you start with this site where there is a lot of info and a forum plus lots of links.
Basically, solar energy can be derived from two sources, the heat and the light.
The former can be used to heat water or directly in solar ovens for example and the heat then used to drive other systems if there is enough energy such as solar furnaces which can melt metals or the heat used to drive a generator and make electricity. Obviously these work best in hot countries more than Northern temperate ones.
The second system, known as 'photovoltaics' (sometimes shortened to PV), uses crystals that react to light and as the light passes through the crystal matrix electrons are stimulated into moving producing current which can be used to charge batteries or fed directly into the National grid.
This simplifies the subject into it's basic form and if you want to know more then google 'photovoltaics' and 'solar water heating'.
A quick look on sites like e-bay will show what is on offer and sometimes gives detailed explanations of how these products work which may help you.
If you are still lost and need help then mail me and I will try and help further as I use photovoltaics and will heat water using solar as soon as I have the funds so have a good knowledge of the subject. If you follow the link above and do some research you should be an expert in a short time. DON'T forget to make reference to where you got your information if you write up whatever you have found out and don't just steal whole passages from other peoples work,it's bad etiquette and even illegal (plagiarism).
The best use of solar energy is lying on your back in the sunshine and getting nice and toasty..........well I think so.
Good luck with your research.
Who Here Is In The Solar Energy, Pv, Field And Lives In The Us?
Im Interested In Talking About The Solar Energy Pv Market In The Us.
I Am Looking For Manufacturers, Site Planners, Retailer, Etc.
Heres The Question;
In What Year Will Us Citizens Invest In Solar Modules As A Source Of Income? What Year Will The Cost Of The Modules Become Affordable And Profitable?
A Photovoltaic Installation & System designer which provide solar /wind energy consulting service to residential, businesses, city, or foreign governments on how to develop solar electric system sizing !
Here I may be of help to address what we have found within the market place particularly to state a few examples:
A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity
That Which Can Create JOBS
1.ZEH zero-energy homes new development for investors
2.Commericial application for cost reduction shopping mall ,etc.
3.city governments create resolutions of 10% goal of solar /renewable energy for it citizens
4.educated against the fear or myth on how & why the solar /wind /bio-fuel help hedge against inflationary effect of rising energy cost.
Now to address your question on what year will US citizens invest in solar modules as a source of income? what year will the cost of the modules become affordable and profitable?
Our predictions will relate to the an historic earmark price of gas prices climbing between 3.75 to 4.35 per gallon in terms per barrel anything between 75 to 95 dollars or euro.
Why the impact out reach every facets of the USA economy mean many will be force to reside or spend more time at home and travel for goods, products , and service will be effected to the point of increases in cost but the true indicator will be the electric &heating bills !
If a homeowners owes a note of 750 to 2000 per month the electric rates across the country will rise between 70% to 150% to the average homeowner its can mean for example :
Home & Auto Energy Crisis
.a. monthly utilities bill averaging 200 the rate increase could mean paying 400
b. average electric or heating bill if its 400 the rate increase can mean 800 and its can mean for business serious decisions on employees or the cost on product items to the consumer1
We can call these invisible forces impacting upon top of rising insurance cost & food!
We can label this the FUEL & FOOD Crisis!
So the prediction is increase effect of the rising energy cost will directly force the consumer market to search for alternative energy solutions immediate whereby this will be a stimulus within the job market & for investors!
And the last question ties directly in proportion to the consumer demand for solar modular for examples which in turn can help produce the effects within the market place base upon the Supply & Demand out of urgency which the consumer market can help to create in lowering the cost of Solar / Wind/ Bio- Fuels technologies applications.
Remember That President Bush / Congress passed into law the 30% tax credit on renewable energy plus each State may have Grant & Rebates which is excellent in reduce your first solar system 1
We find in some States with Federal tax credits can help reduce cost up to 50%
Yes Get The Good News Out!
Evaluate The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Direct Solar Energy ?
Evaluate The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Direct Solar Energy To Heat Buildings And Water, And To Produce Energy.
The sun is providing free energy every day. How much energy depends mainly on the latitude and to some extent on climate. The question that you are asking is to evaluate our use of this energy to heat buildings and water and presumably other uses.
This energy is free at source and is totally renewable, as far as we know for thousands of years.
To harness this energy we need to employ materials and resources and to use our ingenuity to provide technical solutions appropriate to the economic and physical situation and location. There is a capital cost and possibly maintenance costs.
The actual harnessing of the energy can only happen in daylight hours so there may be problems of storing the energy at night.
The advantages are greatest in hot sunny climates but the need for energy is often greater in colder, northern or southern latitudes.
What are the methods that we can use? Where are the different methods most appropriate?
For buildings we need to consider internal climate control and hot water supply and for both these we can use passive and active methods. It is also much easier to incorporate suitable provisions into new domestic, commercial and public construction, although significant improvements can be made to existing buildings.
Passive methods: The four methods for domestic construction in the northern hemisphere that make use of greenhouse effect are:
South facing windows (large windows on south, small or none on north side) other elevations as appropriate with solar shading or solar glazing and thermal insulation.
South facing roof space: usually pitched roof used as a solar collector. May need small fan and duct to circulate hot air.
Conservatory: South side glazed volume.
Trombe wall. South glazed wall with heavy masonry or concrete wall painted black.
And for larger buildings one might use a climate wall i.e. glazed external wall with significant air space between external and internal wall (internal wall can be fully or partially glazed or incorporate thermal mass for storage of heat)
Active methods use solar voltaic panels or solar collectors with water pumped to storage or direct use. Thermosiphon systems, where the storage tank is placed above the collector, do not need a pump and are therefore regarded as a passive system. Standard units are used for hot water supply throughout the Mediterranean countries and middle east. The use of thermal chimneys is also an anchient passive method of internal climate control with modern uses.
This is a very big subject and I have only touched on a brief outline. One could also discuss earth sheltering, construction methods, sustainability, low technology methods for emerging third world countries such as solar ovens and all sorts of related subjects.
Although all the above information is from my own personal knowledge, I have used references in the past such as Wikipedia, (on line encyclopaedia) the Energy Trust Website (a non- profit making Trust based in London) and for low cost energy saving
technology: http://www.energygreed.com/. This site offers a manual for building your own solar power array and wind turbine, with sources for free batteries and claims to save you 80% on electricity costs. In the future I think we will have better gas fired boilers that are not only more efficient like condensation boilers, but combine heating and power generation, so that you will be able to sell back your surplus electricity to the national grid in Britain or the power utility company in USA and Canada. Meanwhile we have to rely on the present technology and in cold climates improved insulation or more heavily insulated new construction, double or triple glazing. Solar methods can be quite useful depending on the payback period. Heat pumps with ground collection systems usually take longer to payback and depend on your having a large volume low energy heat source such as a large pond or coils in the ground. Wind energy is another useful method, and although intermittent can have an acceptable payback period.
What Do You Think About Solar Energy?
Solar energy will be great when it can be produced more efficiently. Problem right now is with maintenance and replacement of equipment that ends up costing about 10 times as much over a 10 year period of time.
Diy Copper Black Panels Leaned Against Window For Solar Heat: Is There A Danger Of A Lightning Strike?
(Double - Glazed Window)
You might want to ground it just in case. Connect a copper wire from the panel to a grounding rod stuck in the ground.