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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar 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 take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 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 tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- 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 undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Can A Solar Device Charge An Electric Car While At Work?
Hi, I Realize There Are Specific Solar Units To Plug Into Cigarette Lighter Ports To Charge A &Quot;Standard Car&Quot;. Is There A Way To Run A Cable To A Main Battery Lead, And Charge An Electric Car With More Power Than These Adapters That Trickle Charge A Regular Car Battery?
The Idea Is To Extend The Range Of A Full Electric Car By Miles Instead Of Only Supplying Enough Energy Thru The Work Day To Only Supply Minutes Of Power To The Radio If Possible.
Your question is if some device (you carry with you?) will provide sufficient energy to charge the car. You have touched upon a trick of solar panels and cars. Most vehicles sit for about 22 to 23 hours a day and at work a commuter car may sit in the hot sun for more than 6 hours a day. Certainly we can make use of the this time.
I have just finished a test drive of a Mitsubishi I MiEV where I depended upon the standard (level 1) 115 volt charging for the vehicle. I found I could expect this 16 KWh battery to charge during down times. But if I were to depend upon a solar device how big would it have to be? The best case would be to use the insolation for July in Nevada assuming a horizontal flat plate collector. The information can be found on the NERL website below and shows 8 to 10 kWh/ sq meter per day. So a complete fill on the I Miev (or Volt with the same sized battery) would require about 2 square meters in a solar device on the very best day. How much you would actually need depends upon your commute.
What about the minimum in January? 0 to 2 kWh Giving the benefit of the doubt we might need 8 square meters to fill up that 16 KW hr battery from empty and if you live in an area where there are clouds and rain or sometimes work at night then the potential usefulness is less.
What makes a solar array more useful is a battery back up and a larger area to take care of the days with less insolation. The "battery backup might be the vehicle if you can accept less of a charge on some days. You might also become concerned with how many miles you could travel on that power. The I-MiEV is one of the most efficient vehicles with a combined 112 MPGe and .3 KWhr needed per mile.
Self Charging Cell Phones And Ipods?
No Need For Cranks, Power Cords, Or Solar Panels To Charge Your Battery. All You Need Is You &Quot; Human Motion&Quot; Will Charge Your Phone. Its Not Kinect Energy. Its Electrostatic Engery. How Does That Sound To Everyone? Please Comment On It...
After the invention of the self winding watch about 50 years back, yes, I can believe it.
Kinetic And Potential Energy? Please Help?
How Are Kinetic And Potential Energy Important In Supplying Our Society With Sources Of Energy?
Potential Energy is the energy Stored in a system waiting to be utilised...
The P.E. of Fuels, Water held behind dams forming lakes, The heat energy from the sun can be utilised by Solar cells. The energy of the atom as in Nuclear power production. (Even unstruck matches, Unfired bullets, Cylinders of compressed air, are examples of Potential energy).
The release of the above Potential energy sources and its conversion to Kinetic Energy of burning fuels, of flowing water, of sunlight and, of Nuclear fission (perhaps Fusion in the future).
These energy changes are further converted into Mechanical, Electrical, Light, Heat, Chemical, Magnetic and Pressure energies which are very important to our way of life.
Gore Vs.Bush...Which One Is More Environmentally Friendly?
This Is A Very Interesting Comparison....Please Read.
The Four-Bedroom Home Was Planned So That &Quot;Every Room Has A Relationship With Something In The Landscape That'S Different From The Room Next Door. Each Of The Rooms Feels Like A Slightly Different Place.&Quot; The Resulting Single-Story House Is A Paragon Of Environmental Planning.
The Passive-Solar House Is Built Of Honey-Colored Native Limestone And Positioned To Absorb Winter Sunlight, Warming The Interior Walkways And Walls Of The 4,000-Square-Foot Residence.
Geothermal Heat Pumps Circulate Water Through Pipes Buried 300 Feet Deep In The Ground. These Waters Pass Through A Heat Exchange System That Keeps The Home Warm In Winter And Cool In Summer. A 25,000-Gallon Underground Cistern Collects Rainwater Gathered From Roof Urns; Wastewater From Sinks, Toilets, And Showers Cascades Into Underground Purifying Tanks And Is Also Funneled Into The Cistern. The Water From The Cistern Is Then Used To Irrigate The Landscaping Around The Four-Bedroom Home, Which Uses Indigenous Grasses, Shrubs, And Flowers To Complete The Exterior Treatment Of The Home.
In Addition To Its Minimal Environmental Impact, The Look And Layout Of The House Reflect One Of The Paramount Priorities: Relaxation. A Spacious 10-Foot Porch Wraps Completely Around The Residence And Beckons The Family Outdoors. With Few Hallways To Speak Of, Family And Guests Make Their Way From Room To Room Either Directly Or By Way Of The Porch. &Quot;The House Doesn'T Hold You In. Where The Porch Ends There Is Grass. There Is No Step-Up At All.&Quot;
This House Consumes 25% Of The Energy Of An Average American Home.
(Source: Cowboys And Indians Magazine, Oct. 2002 And Chicago Tribune April 2001.)
This 20-Room, 8-Bathroom House Consumes More Electricity Every Month Than The Average American Household Uses In An Entire Year. The Average Household In America Consumes 10,656 Kilowatt-Hours (Kwh) Per Year, According To The Department Of Energy. In 2006, This House Devoured Nearly 221,000 Kwh, More Than 20 Times The National Average.
Last August Alone, The House Burned Through 22,619 Kwh, Guzzling More Than Twice The Electricity In One Month Than An Average American Family Uses In An Entire Year. As A Result Of This Energy Consumption, The Average Monthly Electric Bill Topped $1,359.
Also, Natural Gas Bills For This House And Guest House Averaged $1,080 Per Month Last Year. In Total, This House Had Nearly $30,000 In Combined Electricity And Natural Gas Bills For 2006.
(Source: Just About Anywhere In The News Last Month Online And On Talk Radio, But Barely On Tv.)
House 1 Belongs To George And Laura Bush, And Is In Crawford, Texas.
House 2 Belongs To Al And Tipper Gore, And Is In Nashville, Tennessee.
What this actually shows is the difference in the two mens approach to the problem.
Al Gore believes that government programs are the answer and wants the government to use its power to force you and me and everyone else to do what he believes must be done (the fact that he will probably profit from this is also a consideration).
George Bush believes that government programs are not the answer and result in a loss of freedom. He believes that individual free choice with regard to environmental issues will result in the best solution, and the role of government is to provide the widest possible choice (as an example, providing incentives for alternative energy sources).
Is It Possible To Build A Solar Power Plant Using Old Cds?
I Read Somewhere That If You Cover The Inside Of A Vw Bug'S Roof With Cds, You'Ll Have A Reflector Focusing Enough Solar Energy To Boil Water In A Reasonably Sunny Climate. I'M Curious: How Far Can This Be Scaled Up, With Racks Of Cd Mounted On Heliostats Blasting A Dark Vessel To Create Steam To Drive A Turbine?
Yes you can, but then the fact that the CD's are circular will waste reflecting area unless you cut square each CD and arrange them in the VW roof. By the way, the use of the VW's roof is because its shape is almost a perfect parabola and you can concentrate the sun rays in its focus. You may get the heating capacity per square feet of CD by building a prototype of this condenser and expose to solar radiation, measure the temperature and time it takes the water to boil, and rise the steam to superheat. You may use an enthalpy diff. such as to return saturated steam to the boiler to preheat the incoming water make-up. With the enthalpy diff value you will get BTU/H-Ft2, the rest is to apply this result to the design of the turbine, that depends of what do you want it to drive.