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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 conditioner, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. 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 consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with changing money circulation, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide 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 country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three 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 corporate social responsibility are crucial parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Laptop With Solar Charged Battery Enviro Friendly?
In The Long Run, Will Using A Solar Charger And Buying An Extra Battery (So I Can Charge One Battery While Using The Other) For My Laptop Be More Or Less Enviro Friendly? Specifically, Will The Benifit Of Using The Solar Charger Outweigh The Cost To The Environment Of Producing The Extra Battery And Then Dispossing Of It In The Future?
My professor once told me that there is no such thing as free energy. To create a solar powered battery, it will take an emmense amount of energy to make the products that go into it. In the end, the components will break down from normal wear and tear and you will have to get another one.
To show you an example of what I mean, did you know how much energy it takes to make a 12 oz coke can? Enough energy for you to watch your TV for 3 hours, and that is just for an aluminum 12 oz can, imagine what all goes into making a solar powered battery system.
Debate Solar Energy.?
Okay Im Doing An Essay On About Solar Energy And Im Talking About The Negatives So List The Negatives About This Technology Like How It Is Expensive Etc. And Also Could U Give Me Some Information To Debunk These Negatives Because I Need To Make Solar Energy Sound Good Not Bad And Thank You.
1) Expensive (silicon panels typically $6-7 per watt-peak installed. CdTe panels $3-3.50)
2) Can't contorl the output - you get power during the day but not at night. And more during summer than winter.
are the two real problems with it IMO.
1) is slowly being solved as prices fall and tech improves. By 2020 it's generally expected prices will be cost competitive in a lot of the world (First Solar's CdTe panels and Nanosolar's CIGS panels are pretty close to cost competitive in sunny places already).
2) isn't much of a problem in hot countries where energy demand is higher during the day/summer anyway because of air conditioning. But it's definitely a bigger problem in places like the UK where demand is often higher in the winter. So you either need to build far more solar than you can use during summer, or you have to have backup batteries or power stations. Both of these add to the cost and pollution caused by solar panels (though I've seen no evidence to say this makes them worse than normal power sources).
Designing 3D Solar Panels?
Im Curious Because I Read About A Boy Who Invented A 3D Solar Panel, Using A Pyramid He Designed A Solar Panel That Collects Light More Efficiently. Now I Have A Question.
Why Cant I Design A Solar Panel That Takes Adventage Of Convex And Concave Mirror's And Use A Surface That Collects Light And Then Focus's The Suns Energy Into A Beam And Take The Beam Into A Chamber Where The Solar Panels Are Sitting And Surround Them With Mirrors As Well, So Any Light Not Obsorbed By One Particular Spot Is Reflected To Another Area For Reabsorbtion. I Know Solar Panels Dont Absorb Light But Perhaps That Will Allow More Light To Create The Effects It Needs.
I thought about your plan. I think it may work. But you may have to invest some amount in trying that out.
Do you think the beam would go straight without any losses? Will there be any significant benefits of this method over the currently used big solar panels?
Or can this method offer a better alternative than having solar panels all over the roof tops? I think these questions need to be answered before one goes for a 3d solar panel. Anyways, it may require a lot of tweaking to prepare a practically usable solar panel.
If one has to design a solar energy panel for home, one should better go for a cheap solar energy rooftop panel. It can be a homemade panel and can be done without technical knowledge. Some good solar panel systems setup guides are available online http://HomeEnergyMethods.com/
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Sol?
Select One Type Of Fossil Fuel (Coal, Petroleum Or Natural Gas) And One Type Of Renewable Energy Resource (Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydropower, Geothermal Power, Or Biomass). Research And Record The Information In The Chart.
Fossil Fuel: Renewable Resource:
Describe This Resource
Advantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
Disadvantages Of This Resource (Include At Least Two)
How Does Collecting This Resource Effect The Environment?
How Does Using This Resource Effect The Environment?
Compare The Cost Of Both Resources. Which Is More Expensive To Create? Which Is More Expensive To Use?
What Technology Is Involved In Gathering Or Using This Resource?
How Do We Use This Resource To Generate Electricity?
What Are The Potential Hazards Associated With Using And This Resource? (Include At Least Two)
If This Were To Be Our Primary Way For Generating Electricity What Effect Would This Have On Individuals And The Environment?
You Have Studied And Researched Different Forms Of Renewable And Nonrenewable Resources. What Recommendations Would You Make To Local Officials Regarding The Types Of Resources That Could Be Used To Generate Electricity?
Expecting others to do your homework again?
If you want to throw a loop at your teacher, compare synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of syngas made from the gasification of coal versus synthetic gasoline made through Fischer Tropsch synthesis of storm debris, trash and dried sewage with the charcoal byproduct used as biochar in our soil thereby sequestering the carbon indefinitely.
The fuels are exactly the same and both would work with existing vehicles but the first is a fossil fuel releasing hydrogen and carbon that had been sequestered for millions of years as water and CO2 to our environment while the later is a biofuel and sequesters carbon into our soil improving soil fertility and removing CO2 from our environment.
Your teacher is looking for far more pathetic conventional answers but it's always good to throw in a twist especially if you research the topics yourself and apply just a slight modicum of effort.
If Brazil Can Achieve Energy Independence Why Can't The U.S.?
Brazil Has Attained Energy Independence. The Major Basis Of Their Independence Is Ethanol Derived From Sugar Cane. In The U.S. We Can't Seem To Get Ethanol Off The Ground. What Is Going To Take? Do We Need Government Mandates For Use Of Ethanol Or Some Other Product? Do We Need Government Investment To Make Ethanol Happen? Do We Need To Raise Taxes On Gasoline To Make It More Expensive Than Ethanol To Force More Interest In Ethanol Or Other Products? I Think It May Be Some Of All Of Those. Why Couldn't We Emulate Brazil's Model And Use Sugar Cane To Make Alcohol? Sugar Cane Requires A Wet Tropical Environment, I Think. Couldn't We Grow It In The Wet Lands Of The Gulf States? Could Sugar Can Also Act As A Storm Surge Buffer To Protect The Coast From The Increasing Hurricane Risks? We Also Need To Promote Cleaner Fuel Sources, But At Least With Alcohol Carbon Is Removed From The Air And Stored In The Sugar Cane Which Mitigates The Net Carbon Emissions When It Is Burned.
The climate in Brazil is favorable to growing sugar cane. Here in the US, we can't grow much cane. But we can grow lots of corn, which is why corn ethanol is popular.
There has been a bunch of negative press about corn ethanol. (My guess is that some comes from the oil industry.) A commonly held belief is that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than you'd get out of it. (Its called Energy Balance.) One recent study supports that notion, while most studies say the opposite: You get more energy out than you put in. And besides, with electricity generation, you get less energy out (at your wall socket) than was put in (at the power plant), but no one says that they won't use electricity because its energy balance is less than 1!
People also cite higher food costs due to ethanol production. But studies have found higher costs for oil raise the cost of food more than higher costs for corn.
Even if you ignore those other arguments, the simple fact that we import a billion dollars of oil every day (and thus export a billion dollars every day) says that using domestically produced ethanol (rather than imported oil) will be better for the health of our economy in the long run. (Instead of lowering the value of the $ vs. other currencies, we're paying domestic farmers and distillers-- and creating jobs here--who will pay taxes on their earnings.)
One real problem with corn ethanol is that we just don't have enough land, so it can never be more than, say, 25% of our total "gas" usage. That's why there's talk (and research) about cellulosic ethanol.
I do believe that part of our problem is that we don't have leadership in Washington. In 2007, our government gave $78B in total subsidies to the oil industry, while giving only $724M to wind power industry and $14M to solar power industry. (Obviously we know where the priorities are.) In any case, I do believe that we should add additional taxes to petroleum. But we consumers also need to change. We need to buy smaller, much lighter cars, and take public transportation.