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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
Do You Think We Could All Of Had Solar Panels Put On Our Roofs For Free?
Do You Think That The Money We (The Usa) Spent On All The Recent Wars ... Could Have Gone To Provide For Green Electricity That Every Household In America??? Well???
Nope. But then, the US went to war to protect the interests of Schlumberger and a few others in central Asia there.
Even if the wars had never been initiated, no- solar panels would not have been offered- it cuts into corporate profits, and that is the primary interest of capital hill- Globalism for the sake of the few giant corporate owners.
Who Do You Want To Become President Obama Or Hilary Clinton? And Why?
1. Obama's health care plan makes sense to me. I am of the mind that education and health is what sets a developing country apart from a developed country. I do not believe in welfare mind you.. and I only think that people that work should get some basic healthcare. He is willing to offer it to people that need it. The private health insurance stays intact... and we are not competing with private interests.. we are merely giving poor people an option.. this is different than mandated Hillarycare.
2. He is the only one willing to take us out of the Middle East.. at least by substantial cost decreases and troop withdrawls. I think that the terrorists would like us to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as possible to drain the money from the U.S. slowly. Bush just released a 1 yr T Bill that had been abolished.. but our debt burdens are getting so high he reinstated it. This is only the beginning. If we are in Iraq for 10 or 15 years.. not to mention the Syrian and Iranian war drum beatin we keep hearing from McCain and Graham... we are going to have such a huge debt burden with little to reinvest into our home.
3. He will bring jobs to the midwest thru renewable energy (not ethanol... wind and solar). The midwest needs some revitalization.. and the U.S. needs to be on top of innovation once again to compete globally. This would do so much for our energy situation if we encourage more development and it would also get us back on track in a global economy.
4. He is willing to regulate mildly these hedge funds. There is more money in the hedge fund market than the stock market right now. This is where people bet on stocks and commodities instead of actually buying them and also bet on mortgages and where the reselling of cut up mortgages enter into third parties. Phil Graham, McCain's main economic advisor, expressly prohibited these hedge funds from being regulated in the Bank Holding Company Act.
40 Years F Government Has Offered Grants & Td To Improve Home Energy Use Isn'T Some Accountability Fair?
Wouldn'T You Love To See One Fat Jerk On The Radio Get His For Taking Tax Brake And Never Using Solar Panels, So Cap And Trade Karma Would Be Thing Of Beauty; Plus Wouldn'T It Be Nice For All The Money Spent, If The General Public Did Benefit.
For 40 years the Dept. of Energy's number 1 purpose was to make us energy independent and we are in a worse situation now than we were 40 years ago. What a horrible failure of the gov't. This department should be closed down and we would at least save over $1 Billion per year just by firing those incompetent gov't workers. Speaking of tax breaks, look at Democrat John Kerry who pay 12% income taxes and he and his wife are some of the richest people in America. Look at Democrat Charlie Rangle and his illegal tax violations even though he's on the Ways & Means committee. Look at Democrat John Edwards and how he avoided paying Social Security, Medicare and Medicad taxes as well as many others. Look at just about everyone in the Democrat White House, they should be in jail for tax violations though they know no one bothers Democrat Politicians when they violate the law. Open your eyes!
How Can I Use Solar Power To Power Up My House?
Where Can I Find Solar Sail Like Nasa Uses To Cover My Roof? Will It Work? Where Can I Learn More About That And Plan Enough To Build It Cheap Enough To Afford?
There are two basic choices for using solar power as a residential supply. One case is to remain hooked to the utility grid, and simply 'dump' the excess generated power back onto grid and use the grid when the solar generation is insufficient for the residential load. The other case is to employ a battery system, whereby the solar unit generates enough for the 'day' usage, and enough left over to charge the batteries for 'night' usage.
At the moment, the available (and reliable) technology is panels, rather than NASA's 'sail'. This is primarily due to the effects of weather on the sail's material, rather than power acquisition aspect. Depending on who you get as a supplier, the cost per panel can be quite low ... but covering an area that is 24 feet by 48 feet (like I did on my own home back in 2000), runs around $14000. This also includes the DC-AC conversion panel to allow the solar-generated DC power to be pumped back onto the grid's AC system.
The exposure (compass direction) and angle of the panels with regard to the sun is importnat for optimum power generation; depending on your roofline, you may have to ante up for some sort of support mechanism (I did not).
I didn't bother with battery storage - that is by far the most expensive part of the proposition. Obtaining sufficient battery capability for my power needs would have run me about $45000 ... for the batteries alone. If I still wanted to stay coupled to the grid (and the batteries), then I'd need another $15000 for an additional synchronizing panel and other harmonic filtering devices the local utility required.
The batteries that are the best for storage also have a limited life expectancy ... something like 5 years, at the outside. Which means that in 5 years' time (or slightly less), I'd have had to obtain another set of batteries ... at an addtional $45000 (or whatever the prevailing cost would be at the future time).
You can always plan to make the system operational on a smaller scale as well ... simply enough power for a water heater or a well pump, for instance. The scale would drop the price to around $5000 (there's still a chunk for the panels and DC-AC conversions to stay connected to the grid, which you'd have to do if the rest of the house was still grid-powered). Alternatively, you could even go to a small battery storage program for the heater and pump ... but it's pretty expensive even then, once you've factored in the recurring charges to obtain replacement batteries.
To decide what is realistic for you in terms of affordability ... get a good handle on your electric usage (for each item, on its worst day), and then investigate how much area you'd need to supply that load. Make your energy calculations based on the worst day of sunlight (usually midwinter) ... that way you won't be accidentally freezing anything when you least want to.
The return-on-investment figures in the initial (and recurring) costs of the COMPLETE solar setup, and the cost of electricity in your area TODAY. If you're satisified with the time frame required to recoup your initial outlay (my $14000 happened to equate to a 5 year payback), then go ahead.
As someone who has the solar capability installed ... check with your local utility for any possible loopholes they have regarding such installations. Then do some digging into panel suppliers (they usually have the whole package available, and most can talk more-or-less intelligently about it, as well as helping you understand your own residential electrical load). Then ... make your decision.
Do Solar Panels Decay?
I Am Just Curious About This Topic/Question...
Silicon ones have lasted for decades (we're talking 50yrs+ here), but most cells are guaranteed for somewhere between 20&30 yrs.
I've been working on thin film cadmium telluride ('CdTe') solar panels this year and my research has been on testing ways to help reduce this decay. Ways they decay include things like:
1) glass gets scratched and smudged, which reduces light getting in (easily fixed for most of the time!)
2) Bits of air can leak into the cell and slowly oxidise part of the cell.
3) Constant heating/cooling and diffusion means that atoms can slowly move around in the lattice, which breaks up the junction they rely on.
4) In thin film cells, one of the biggest problems is how they're very thin and they have boundaries between their crystals. Metals from the back contact (the electrode that takes out the electricity) can diffuse through the cell and reach the junction. If they get to the junction, they act as 'recombination centres' - they catch the charge that was generated by light and that means you can't use it for electric power.
Our cells degrade pretty quickly right after they're made, then they become pretty stable at around 9-13% efficiency. FirstSolar, one of the biggest solar power companies, uses CdTe and they guarantee for 20yrs iirc.