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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or house owner with changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Why Are People So Focused On Gas Prices?
The Only Reason Why Alternative Energy Sources Aren'T Really Widely Available For Cars (Fuel-Cells, Electric/Hybrid) Is Because There Isn'T A Demand For Them, Thus Car Companies Don'T Make Them Because They Think People Won'T Buy Them.
So If People Are Actually Worried About Gas Prices, Why Not Make The Demand For Those Resources?
The reason why oil prices are so high is that there if fear, just fear that the oil supply could be cut, not because of any oil shortage. That’s why Saudi Arabia wouldn’t increase production; there isn’t the demand for it. The cost of getting gas to market hasn’t gone up so big oil is making huge profits.
We have a bottleneck in that our refining capacity is limited, but the oil companies have known that since Hurricane Katarina and still haven’t done anything about it. Exxon has made billions of dollars in profit that they could use to reinvest in their business by building more refineries, but they don’t. Instead they complain that gas prices have to go up every winter and every summer because when they change the mix of heating oil to gasoline they make they don’t have enough capacity so there is a shortage.
The price of oil is never coming down. The fear may go away, but China and India are not. India has just released a new car that is built for the masses so their hunger for gas will only go up. China used to be a nation of bicycles, but they have replaced them with cars so their appetite will only go up as well. The oil supply is limited, we have enough for at least 50 years without having to pay $5.00/gallon for gasoline, but the demand for it is driving the market.
When gasoline goes up 50 cents then the price of every good and service goes up as well. The trucker who brings it to the store has to pay more for gas so he has to charge more. The store has to pay its employees more so they can commute to work to sell the product or service and this cost has to be passed on to the consumer, so a 50 cent rise in gas is more like a 75 cent rise since everything else is going to go up because of that increase. Even the newspapers cost more because of the high price of gas, simply to deliver them, to power the machines that run them, to pay the people who write them and to pay all the other people who work to keep those workers at work; from the coffee barista who serves them more expensive coffee, to the company that supplies the staples for their staplers, or the pencils that they use to make notes with, or the post it notes that they post reminders to themselves with. The price of gas includes a built in increase to the price of everything else.
In the 1970s OPEC shook its fist and closed the oil pipe flow down to a trickle so the US would know they were serious about the increasing price of gas. Back then $1.00/gallon was high, I can remember seeing 25 cents a gallon in the early 1970s. There was a panic for alternative energy sources then and a sudden need, but when OPEC relaxed its control over the supply of oil the panic went away and so did the incentive to do anything. We have known about this gasoline crunch for at least 30 years and we have hardly done anything about it.
Germany has lined its autoban (freeways) with solar cells to reduce their dependency, and farmers are raising sheep and constructing solar cell farms on the same land. They are a northern country without a lot of sunshine, but their investment is paying off and since a solar cell will last for at least 20 years with zero operating costs it is a good investment.
Yes, solar power won’t help Oregon very much, but Los Angelus gets a lot of its energy from Hoover Dam, that is in the middle of the desert. Our electrical supply net is well connected so if New Mexico and Arizona pave unused desert land with solar cells they can sell that power to places as far as Maine, Alaska, and Florida.
The problem is that is a lot easier to whine about something than to do anything about it. The US has the world’s largest supply of coal and most of our power plants burn coal which are horrible green house gas emitters. I was reading in Popular Science about a method of coal gasification that burns all the coal, all the hydrogen and then only emits CO2, which can then be piped into huge bags of a specially cultivated algae that makes biodiesel, and uses all the CO2 up and only gives of oxygen as its waste, the algae is mulched into biodiesel and that burns cleaner as well. It sounds like a great idea but only a pilot plant has been built and the Bush Administration is fighting it because it will make coal plants more expensive.
Windmills have kept the Dutch dry for hundreds of years. We can put windmills in windy areas, offshore, and now even underwater all to take advantage of natural movement. Sure Ohio can’t use power generated by undersea windmills offshore near South Carolina, but the power gird is connected so that the power can be sold and supplies to them.
We have the alternate sources of power, the alternate technologies to create that power. Germany has reduced the price to make solar cells, made them more efficient, and done it all on a commercial scale. What we don’t have is the incentive to do anything about it. When gasoline reaches $5.00/gallon then people are going to be screaming; “Why didn’t you do anything about the high price of gas?” As they drive off with their SUVs to go home, where their AC is set to 65 and has been running all day even though no one was home. We need to reach those people and convince them that if they save energy and if they ask for alternative sources of power then something will happen.
Then the next thing we have to do is convince big business of this. The electric hybrid Pris is so hot that they are on 1 year back order, but Chevy and Ford are still making gas hungry SUVs, just this month they decided to close a couple of those plants, and they wonder why they can’t sell cars.
The biggest problem with electric cars is the price and weight of the batteries; but notebook and cell phone technology has done more for battery research and development in the last 5 years than in the last 30. We have a company making an all electric car; the Tesla. The problem is that they are making a high end electric sports car; not a car for the general public.
People won’t do what is good for them until they are forced to do it, and even then they will scream and shout about it and resist. I live on a fixed income so the rise in gas prices hurts me a lot and they don’t include the price of gas when they make a cost of living adjustment. Still I like the higher price at the pump, it hurts, but it is a pain that all Americans need to feel. Only then we they do something about it.
Oh, and remember the panic last summer when Israel threatened to invade Lebanon, how that caused a jump in the price of gas, and before that it was the aftermath of Hurricane Katarina. It isn't like we haven't felt a gas shortage before, it is that most people just cried about it and paid the extra price.
How Do You Fix The Economy?
How Do You Fix The Economy If Oil Prices Are Skyrocketing And We Are Running Out Of Oil? There Is No Right Or Wrong Answer, And Any Answer Would Be Great. Thank You.
The short answer:  tax (or cap-and-trade) oil consumption,  assist with conservation (subsidized home efficiency programs for lower income families or everyone; invest more in public transit and less in roads for single occupancy vehicles; even better energy labeling can make a big difference helping people understand how much they'll spend on an appliance over the long run), and  support alternative energy -- this can be government support for research, increased predictability of the market and standardization efforts (putting solar on all the houses in a neighborhood as they are built is vastly cheaper than one at a time later.)
The economies that are best at producing what they need efficiently are going to beat less efficient economies: when labor is the biggest cost, jobs move to places like China where wages are lower. As oil goes up, some jobs will shift to the countries (like Germany, Japan) that produce more with less.
Investing in alternatives:
Free markets struggle to take the future seriously -- you can compute from the interest rate how much more we value today compared to ten or 100 years out (it's a great personal exercise). So on it's own, alternative energy solutions will only be developed by market forces when they can be brought to market quickly. We should have had government funding for solar a generation ago... but nonetheless we're approaching the point of profitability for wind, biofuels and soon perhaps solar. The key in those industries now is stability: they are generally not multi-billion dollar industries sure of future profits and with a high risk-tolerance. The Peak Oiler's prediction seems to be coming true (the more detailed version): as the economy runs shorter on fuel, it struggles, crashes into recession which causes oil prices to drop, then as the economy recovers fuel prices will shoot up and the cycle will repeat. If oil prices fall with each economic downturn, little alternative energy businesses can't get enough investment money. So it's really important to stabilize the out of whack oil markets, to let solar panel makers and so on know what to expect of government subsidies in the coming years.
OPEC restricts oil production in a way that moves wealth to oil exporting countries; oil importers would find it in their interest to restrict oil below the short-run supply and demand curve in ways that move the extra wealth to them. Steps like CAFE (car fuel efficiency) are basically a demand-side cartel: good for both the planet and the oil-importer's economies.
Why Should We Increase Nuclear Power Use When Geothermal And Solar Thermal Are Available?
Google Announced Today That It Is Investing $10.25 Million In An Energy Technology Called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (Egs). According To An Mit Report On Egs, Only 2% Of The Heat Beneath The Continental Us Between 3 And 10 Kilometers (Depths We Can Reach With Current Technology) Is More Than 2,500 The Annual Energy Use Of The United States.
Geothermal Can Provide Baseload Power Just As Well As Nuclear, At Much Lower Cost (5 Cents Per Kwh As Opposed To Over 10 Cents Per Kwh).
Similarly, Many Industry Experts Believe That Solar Thermal Will Likely Deliver Power For Well Under 10 Cents Per Kwh Fully Installed In The Next Decade.
Geothermal And Solar Thermal Plants Can Also Be Built Much More Quickly Than New Nuclear Plants.
So Why Should We Dramatically Increase Our Use Of Nuclear Power (As Many Have Recently Suggested) When It's More Expensive, Has A Greater Environmental Impact, Takes Longer To Build, And Is More Dangerous Than Solar Thermal And Geothermal, Which Can Also Provide Baseload Power? What's So Great About Nuclear?
WE shouldn't, I am not a great fan of nuclear energy, on A recent question I mentioned the waste from the nuclear plant and was told I needed to study nuclear waste because it was recyclable, well of course it is recyclable, into plutonium whit is still radioactive, and even those countries that are mixing it with inert ingredient so that it cannot be used in Atomic bombs, are still coming out with a radioactive product that can be converted back to plutonium.
Geothermal is a great way to go, where it is available, but is restricted to a few geological areas.
Solar power is limited to day light hours but can be stored for night time use, except in the northern hemisphere, where the only get a half hour of day light in the winter,
And you forgot to mention Wind generation, with the Vertical wind generators that are being developed, but do need wind speeds of 4 to 6 miles an hour to produce power.
By combining those 3 sources, we can come up with a balance of electric output that would supply all of our power needs.
If Sunlight Is Free,Why Is Electrical Energy From Solar Cells Expensive?
Please I Have A Test On This Tommorow And This Is Part Of My Information
The cost is in manufacturing the solar cells. It takes people, materials such as pure silicon and expensive machines to manufacture the solar cells. As researchers find cheaper materials and more efficient ways to make the cells, and the manufacturing volume goes up, solar cells will become cheaper.
The Future Of Electric Cars.?
This Is More Hypothetical.
When Do You Think Will Be The Ideal Time For A High End Electric Car Company To Thrive?
To Early And The Company May Go Bankrupt Due To Lack Of Interest, No One Wants Electric Cars, Too Expensive To Make Etc..
Or Too Late, Maybe There Will Be Too Much Competition From An Electric Lambo (Which One Day May Happen).
Do You See Any Future In Electric Car? Will Hydrogen Become Popular, Or Something Else?
Just A Thought.
Keep in mind that batteries are a way of chemically storing energy however our current batteries are inefficient and have low volumetric energy density and as seen by various recalls of laptop batteries, are also unstable. Gasoline and diesel are also chemically stored energy, in the case of fossil reserves, they are chemically stored solar energy captured millions of years ago by photosynthesis. The difference is that we have an awful lot of chemically stored energy collected over millions of years, it's very energy dense, we don't have to carry all the chemicals with us as we can use the oxygen in the air, we don't have to carry all the products of reaction back with us as we can just exhaust them, and they are very stable ( they lasted millions of years ). You might say that we can't recharge gasoline and diesel but actually we can, we've known how to synthesize linear hydrocarbons through the Fischer Tropsch process on commercial scales since the 1920's, this exothermic process synthesizes the hydrocarbons from a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases which we call syngas and indeed we do this in our refineries today. Of course the reacted products of combustion are CO2 and H2O not CO and H2 so we get our syngas from steam reformation gasification of natural gas or coal but we can and do also get it from gasification of storm debris ( wood ), agricultural wastes, old tires, trash and dried sewage. With the use of additional energy, we can also get it from CO2 and H2O and Sandia Labs demonstrated this with their CR-5 reactor using a solar furnace. Your next comment is that it must be inefficient, well so are charging batteries, lead acid batteries are 50% efficient at charging and 95% efficient at discharging, Lithium Ion batteries are 80% efficient at charging and 90% efficient at discharging. The Sandia Labs CR-5 was about developing an efficient way of producing CO and H2 gases and indications are that the method works, obviously, it would take some tuning and the exothermic Fischer Tropsch process releases some of the energy stored as heat but much of that heat could be reclaimed for industrial purposes. It is quite conceivable for gasoline and diesel to simply be better batteries than our current batteries, effectively requiring no vehicles to be replaced or delivery infrastructure built just for the claimed benefits of electric vehicles. We can have all the environmental benefits plus some more just by changing how we make gasoline and diesel.
So why haven't we done it? Selling electric vehicles and hybrids grows the automobile industry, not replacing existing vehicles does not. Oil companies are more profitable just processing fossil reserves into gasoline and diesel than using the same refinery equipment with additional energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and nuclear just to produce gasoline and diesel from CO2 and H2O.
Electric vehicles promise to be more efficient and the hopes of fuel cells is to eventually use energy dense and stable chemically stored energy such as gasoline and diesel instead of the ineffective batteries we have today. In the long run, electric vehicles are definitely the way to go and were it not for the fact that the Ford Model T was less than half the price of the electric vehicles of the era, electric vehicles should've been the direction taken in the first place. However, the current push for electric vehicles are more about profit and business than it is about the environment.