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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 air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical energy prices 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 secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Several research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for 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 part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common property solar panel system will eliminate three 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 responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Are Solar Panels The New Edsel?
The Government Has Dump Millions Into This Industry And Plants Are Going Bankrupt.
Almost all forms of energy that we use is solar. Fossil Fuels are solar power stored chemically by ancient photosynthesis over millions of years. Wind power is from the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun. Wave power is from the interaction between a body of water and the wind. Hydro power is from the evaporation of water by the sun, the subsequent precipitation at a higher elevation and the flow back to the sea. The only sources of energy that isn't solar is nuclear, tidal and geothermal.
Solar energy have always been here. Photosynthesis has a theoretical maximum efficiency of 6.6% and modern plants typically have 0.5% efficiencies. Commercial photovoltaics are about 15% efficient but the record is 42.8% in research labs and 65% efficient ones are on the drawing boards. What solar panels can't compete with is the millions of years that inefficient organic photosynthesis has been in operation and the fact that no one had to pay for them. In time, solar panels will eventually be the norm if we survive.
The problem with Solar now is that if you wait a couple of years, you'd get a much better product so it just isn't worth it to jump in now.
Just a couple of years ago, the smallest solar powered lithium bromide chiller ( air-conditioner ) was a 30 ton unit and was only feasible if you got ten of your neighbors to share the unit, now Sakura makes a 3 ton unit suitable for residential use. Just this year, Fulvalene diruthenium has been found to store heat indefinitely with no loss proving that thermochemical systems can allow us to store solar energy till needed and even transport it via pipe lines or trucks to where it's needed.
As to nuclear technology being the Edsel. Current solid fuel nuclear plants were a mistake, the technology was developed to produce weapons. Liquid fuel nuclear would be inherently safe, produce little to no waste as the waste is continuously reprocessed, use the more common thorium as the fuel stock and what byproducts it does make would be less than ideal for nuclear weapons. What we currently have for nuclear power is obsolete but nuclear power can be so much better.
I don't believe the government ever dumped millions into the Edsel.
Should The Government Give Citizen’S Money If He/She Installs A Solar Panel And Gets Off The Electric Grid?
I think so. By installing a solar panel, you are reducing the need for the government to lay down wiring and upkeep and regulation of power facilities and dependence on foreign oil are all reduced. Maybe they should give you a tax break or some sort of rebate. They give incentives and deductions for getting married, buying a home, and having children, why not encourage something that reduces the strains on the environment for a change.
I am not trying to bash marriage or having kids, but I think it is personal responsibility to take care of these people, if you need a deduction to provide for a person, even if it is small refund, then maybe you should hold off on certain decisions for a little while.
How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce In Kwh?
How Much Energy Would A Single 2'X4' Solar Panel Produce In Kwh?
Hey Kyle, the short answer is about 80 watts in direct sun. Most solar panels today operate at around 12 - 14 % efficiency, meaning they convert about 1/8 of the suns energy to electricity, the rest just heats up the panel. That might sound terrible, but consider many of our current day technologies. A car is about 25% efficient, an incandescent light bulb about 4%. A common panel today, at 12% efficiency will produce about 10 watts per square foot, so the panel in your example at 2' x 4' = 8 sq feet, should produce about 80 watts. In terms of kwh, if you have 4 hours of sun per day, 80 watts would equate to about 1/3 kwh per sunny day.
In most cases, solar panel efficiency is not a concern. A good example of this is our home. We produce about 80% of our own electricity using a solar array and a small wind turbine. The array is 1.4 kw, or 1,400 watts peak power. There are 12 panels, each is about 2 feet wide and 5 feet long, and rated at 120 watts. That entire array fits very nicely on the roof of our single car carport, with some room to spare. If the panels were 25% efficient instead of 12, they would take up half the space, and cost about 20% more money. This would accomplish nothing more than expose more of our garage roof to the sun, and reduce the size of our bank account.
Some new companies are touting their solar panels as being the most efficient. One company claims to have reached 18% efficiency. That's great, but for most users, it's of no concern, because the space on the roof of their home is way more than they need for even the most inefficient panels today, and generally they cost less per unit power in the first place. All of this applies to solar electric panels, or photovoltiacs. In the case of thermal panels, the ones that heat water or air, they run much higher, in the 50 - 60 % range, but it is a little hard to quantify because they are also affected by ambient temperatures more dramatically. If you're interested in learning more, check out some websites below. Take care, Rudydoo
Why Is A Big Meeting Required To Agree To Put Up A Few Windmills And Solar Panels?
2) Dang conservationists and NIMBYs
3) Do you realize how many 20 kw wind turbines, .5kw solar arrays, how much transmission line you need to run to replace even one 285mw coal fired plant? Hint 5kw wind turbines =1 mw. 200 .5 solar arrays = 1mw.
What Can Photoelectric Effect Do?
What Are Some Of The Many Ways To Use Them In Devices.
Solar Panels? Or What?
Photoconducting sells are used as ON-OFF switches,in anti theft alarms,for street lightning and for detection of illuination of light.(example-CdS cell)
Photodiodes are used in telecommunication
Solar cells are used in sattelites,space ships and making solar pannels.
Photovoltaic cells are used in operation of relays