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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more rapidly 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 become more informed 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 key part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove 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 duty are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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
How Are Solar Panels Used Today?
I Have A Going Green Paper For Science And I Need Help On This, I Need True &Quot;Research Based&Quot; Info Here! Please Help!
If you need "true research based info" why are you here at all? Go to the library and look up books and articles about solar panels.
Seriously, don't they teach kids basic research skills anymore?
A Question About Central A/C And Roof Solar Panels?
A Local Air Conditioning Company Is Advertising Combining Their (Newly Installed) Central Air Conditioning System For Homes, With Roof Solar Panels. They Say That The Combination May Reduce Your Electric Bill. Nothing I Can See To Back-Up Their Claims. Hmmmmm. And They Offer, If You Can Get It; Central Air Conditioning That Runs On Natural Gas. Again, Possibly Cheaper Than Using Electricity.
Has Any One Actually Tested To Find Out If Solar Panels And/Or Natural Gas Does, Or Does Not Save You Any Money To Make It Worth The Bother?
Don't do it! It takes years to get your money back. Your better to put the money into insulation and or buying geo thermal unit. I knew someone who install solar panels on his roof to generate hydro and he didn't notice much of a change on his hydro bill and then he had roof problems .
Central air units in last 2 years have become very efficient . Almost half the hydro of ones 10 years ago. If you can afford buy a geo thermal unit. It uses the heat of the ground in the winter 2 heat your house during the winter and the coolness of the ground to cool your house. They aren't cheap though. If you plan on living in your house for more than 10 years and have the room in the yard to install then go for it. No how you slice it though AC units use way more hydro than solar panels can produce. You would need about half a football field with a huge battery storage system to run a AC unit.
When a company states you might on hydro I would stay away. Also remember they do not tell you about the costs of the upkeep on the solar panels and converter and batteries
Solar Panel - Battery Charger 12V?
I Am Doing Another One Of My Wacky Inventions However I Need Something That Will Give Me 12V Of Power!
I Don'T Want To Connect Loads Of Aa Batteries Into A Battery Holder As This Shall Run Out Quickly And Become Expensive In The Long Run, I Don'T Want To Carry Around A Big Car Battery Either.
I Have Been Searching Around On Amazon.Co.Uk And Found Some Solar-Powered 12V Trickle Chargers.
These Say They Shall Work On Cloudy Days (Which Is Perfect As The Majority Of The Time That Is All We Get!) But Could I Use It As An Independent Power Source?
If I Attached The Thing I Want To Run To The Solar Panel Will It Supply It With 12V Of Power?
If you want to run something from a solar panel, you should remember that the power from the panel is only available when there is reasonable sunshine on the panel. Usually the solar panels are used with solar regulators in order to charge batteries. These batteries are used as energy storage for when the sun is not shining.
Now, this does not mean that you cannot drive instruments directly from the solar panel and regulator. To do this, you will need a panel that has sufficient power to drive your instrument. An example is the solar powered garden or fountain pumps. I have driven 12V computer fans directly from the small solar panels - useful for cooling of things such as pool pump housings.
The solar regulator is used to convert the solar panel output to a 13.5V output in order to charge lead acid batteries. I have used MPPT regulators (maximum power point tracking) which is more efficient than the standard solar regulator. If you don't use these regulators you may find the solar panel producing up to 17-19V in good sunshine which is not good for your instruments that are expecting 12-13V. Hence the answer to your question is that you will need to have a battery being charged to get useful power from the solar panels via a solar regulator.
How To Make A Solar Panel Work Something (For A Project)?
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I Need To Buy A Small Solar Panel So I Can Make It Produce Energy To Power Something But I Chose To Power A Very Small Light Because That'S The Easies Thing To Power. I Also Need To Create A House So I Can Put The Light In It For The Maximum Marks, I Seriously Don'T Know How To Make A House And The Teacher Said I Have To Use A Lot Of Materials E.G Wood, Plastic, Foam Etc It Also Has To Be Nice As I Might Go On Display In The School. Can Someone Please Help Me Create A Average Sized House No More Then 50Cm, Can U Please Make Steps And Outline The Materials I Will Need In Order To Create A Nice House Model And Please Make It Easy, Simple And Easily Understandable.
The Hardest Part Is To Connect The Solar Panel To A Light I Have No Idea How Im Going To Do This, Can Someone Please Help Me Because Its Due In A Week N 1 Day From Now And I Also Need To Do A 2 Page Formal Letter To The Government, This Is The Letter Part Of The Assignment:
You Are A Scientist Who Has Pioneered A Device Which Uses A Renewable Source Of Energy. You Are The First Person To Invent This Device, The Device Is A Solar Panel. The Device You Invent Requires Funding From The Government To Build More Of These Devices And Market Them To Sell To Businesses Or The General Public. You Are Required To Prepare A Two Page Letter Justifying Your Request For Funding. Your Report Should Outline The Following:
.The Current Sources Of Energy And How They Are Obtained
.The Reason For Then Need Of Renewable Sources Of Energy
.How Your Device Works Including A Diagram. Also Outline The Uses Of Your Device .
.Why Your Device Should Be Put In To Operation.
Some One Please Help Me Asap Please :) , I Couldn'T Complete This Assigment Earlier As I Had Many Assigments And Tests, By The Way Im Currently In Year 9.
Thanks Guys, Appriceate It :) :P ;)
But the real reason is you put this off for way too long due to its complexity...that's alright, been there, procrastinated that.
I would get a sheet of 1/4" plywood. Draw out the gable ends of the house with peaked roof, rectangular sides, roof panels and floor. Use strips of solid wood at the corners to join the panels together. Depending on the size of this house, the joining strips could be lengths of 1"x1", 1"x2", or 2"x2". The best method would probably be using white glue and brads or small finishing nails to nail and glue the panels to the joiner strips.
For the solar cell, I would get a small, self-contained photovoltaic charger. This should be locally available at Radio Shack or possibly even a variety store and is all set up to connect to whatever load you want. For lights in the house, the easiest would be small LEDs. Get resistors to connect in series with each LED. The LED's should have a mW power rating and maximum voltage.
If LED has mW power rating, maximum current, i = P/V, where P = maximum power rating of LED and V = rated voltage output of the photovoltaic charger.
The minimum resistor value, R = V / i. Purchase a resistor for each LED larger than the value you calculate. The power rating of the charger and of each LED will determine how many LED's you can power in parallel.
The link below has solar powered LEDs. You could also get a doll house kit at a local hobby shop or toy store if you wanted to make it really easy.
Is It Just Me Or Does It Seem Like Many More People Would Use Solar/Alt. Energy If It Were More Affordable?
The cost of the equipment is the largest obstacle for most people. This is nothing more than pure supply and demand, photovoltaic panels and their associated electronic controls are not cheap to manufacture and many people want them so their cost is high.
Other things also increase the difficulty of installing collectors.
1. In many areas home owner's associations and city building codes will not allow collectors or wind generators to be installed.
2. The home owner is also the owner of the solar equipment, this means that they are responsible for its maintenance and upgrades. When compared to the power grid, which requires nothing more than paying the monthly bill, this is a hassle that most people don't want to be bothered with. I must climb 3 stories above the ground to service my system.
3. The time required to reap a return on the investment is significantly long. Most people move every 7 years and the average time it would take to recoup the initial investment for the system is longer than that. Thus most people who "run the numbers" would consider it a failing investment.
My system will not break even for another 10 to 15 years. I do it because it interests me and will free me (to some extent) from the control of the power company and government.