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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 air conditioner, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not 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 expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes 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 attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs 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 development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 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
How Do Solar Panels And Their Battery Backup Systems Work?
I Am Looking At A Need Of Roughly 130W/Hour Need Per 24 Hour Period. I Have Spent Several Hours Now Looking For Information Online And Have Found Plenty Of Info Regarding The Panels Themselves, But Information Regarding The Batteries Backups Have Been Slim. I Understand That There Is A 5-7 Hour "Peak" Time To Collect The Energy. I Am Looking For Information Regarding The Batteries Themselves. How Do The Batteries Work, What Size Batteries Should I Look For, And What Is The Life Expectency For The Batteries? Any Website Links Would Also Be Appreciated!
Solar panels have their own characteristics and generate current depending on the intensity of sunlight falling on them and not on the temperature. Direction of the panel also makes lots of difference. Nowadays very thin panels are available at very high cost. The more area a panel occupies it generates more current.
The current generated by a panel cannot be readily used since the current and voltage varies with the load connected to it. So normally a regulator is used to have constant voltage and constant current to come from the panel. This charges the battery.
You have to calculate the total/normal current from the charger and then find the AH of the battery. When you have calculated the AH of the panel/charger then you can divide the AH of the battery by the AH of the charger/panel and find out the time taken to fully charge the battery. You also have to remember that there is a de-rating factor to be taken into consideration in the battery.
Why Isnt Solar Power Used More Than Coal Or Gas Or Oil Based Power?
Why Arent Govts And Corporates Looking Into Investing More Into Solar Energy. Its Easier To Setup Than Coal Or Gas Based Power Plants. The Resource Doesnt Have To Be Mined Or Extracted From The Ocean Floors Reducing The Logistics Involved And It Doesnt Pollute The Surrounding. Also, No Waste Products.
Because those that Supply the Coal, Gas, Uranium Don't want you to use Solar or Wind alternatives some inventors have invented options that could supply all your house hold requirements without connecting to a power grid. They where made to Disappear or the Patents bought out for not only did these inventions cut out the need for the Power companies but also the Mining industries that supply them, the Power Pole and Wire installers and Suppliers. We have a Bloke near us that has a 20 Kw Wind turbine on his property and the power company Will Not connect him to the Grid because he is a Producer Not a Consumer also in some places there is a Limit on the amount of Solar panels one can have on their Roof. Even Designers/Architects do not design Houses to allow for Solar alternatives unless Specifically Requested so if the home owner later on wishes to go Solar they have a Limited installation option due to the design of their Roofs unless they replace their roof with a Solar friendly Alternative
Should I Build A Solar System?
I Am Debating Weather Ot Not To Build A Solar System For Off Grid. I Think It Would Be Nice For Emergency Incase Anything Ever Happened And We Were Without Power. I Have $50,000 That I Have Been Saving For 5 Years. Would That Be Enough To Run Things Such As All My Lights, Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Toaster And Maybe A Few Things Such As My Tv, Or Computer. Also Can You Run Water On A Solar System.
For emergency use, have a transfer switch installed and a nozzle that can be padlocked on your natural gas line then get a tri-fuel portable generator to put in your garage. When the time comes, you wheel it out and plug it up. If the natural gas runs out, you wheel out a few propane tanks. If you run out of propane you go in search of gasoline like everyone else. A lot less expensive than solar panels and won't get blown off the roof during a hurricane.
With an off grid home, you would need several systems. Even with batteries, solar and wind power isn't reliable enough for refrigeration so unless you can be grid tied, you should consider having a propane tank buried and use it for an absorption refrigerator like the Amish do, indeed the Amish makes a line of good absorption refrigerators. You can run your backup systems off the propane. Home insurance will require a conventional backup system for your heating system.
You would want to reduce your energy use as much as possible because you actually pay more per kwh with alternate energy then you would off the grid. You can heat your home and hot water with solar thermal and use a tankless water heater as the backup. Line up the solar thermal panels on the lower edge of the roof and mount the hot water storage tanks high so you can use a passive loop then cover the rest with photovoltaics. Put a metal drain pan with a drain so leaks won't damage your house. With a battery system, you're designing for peak loads and you will have to research the weather websites to find out how many days in a row you might be without power and how may days you'll likely have to recharge your batteries, designing for just overnight use would require a backup, perhaps a portable tri-fuel generator running off the propane. The websites will also give you a better idea of the hours of sunshine you'll get and give you the degree heating and cooling values to estimate your heating and cooling requirements. You'll want a separate battery house made with cinder blocks and well ventilated, batteries have a tendency to explode. You may want two battery houses in case one explodes. You also want to design the battery house so you can disconnect batteries for testing and move them around when charging to help equalize the charge. You'll have to have a regular routine for inspecting and maintaining the batteries, ideally daily but once a week should work. It's usually not worth it to do solar absorption refrigeration with a gas and electric backup and the solar air-conditioning can be quite expensive.
Don't bother with a gas oven, ever since pilot lights were outlawed on gas ovens, they've used a glow plug which draws 300 watts constantly. Doesn't really make much sense when the water heater still uses a pilot light. If you can find a really old gas oven then it may be an option. Wood ovens are a possibility.
It is possible to run an absorption refrigerator and air conditioning off solar thermal but the refrigeration would require over 400 fahrenheit temperatures so you would need a lithium nitrate or potassium nitrate ( fertilizer ) storage tank and use oil as the heat carrier, you would also need parabolic trough collectors. Note that lithium nitrate and potassium nitrates are also used in explosives so you'll be on the terrorist watch list. Solar airconditioning can be done with just hot water and evacuated tube solar thermal collectors. Heating and hot water can be done with solar plate thermal collectors.
How Much Longer Til The Deadbeat Bloodsuckers Deplete Our Treasury Beyond Repair And Destroy Our Country?
Inflation is caused by an excessively high ratio of the nation’s supply of money to its supply of goods. The federal government can minimize the supply of money with its taxing powers and maximize the supply of goods with its computer keyboards. Prosperity requires only a wise President, an agreeing Congress, and an educated electorate. Unfortunately, we lack all three.
During World War II, the federal government minimized the supply of money by selling war bonds and raising taxes. It maximized the supply of goods by printing contracts. WW II productivity was not a miracle; it was simply the result of full employment. The unemployment rate was less than 1% and Inflation was not rampant. The debt-to-GDP ratio was twice today’s ratio but the war debt was never “paid off”. Due to post-war economic growth, it remains an insignificant portion of our annual debt interest expense.
Today, unlimited funds can be created with computer keyboards and spent usefully on the infrastructure we will need to stay ahead of China in the coming century. More than an economic issue, this is a matter of national defense. Just as industry found it unprofitable to build the Interstate Highway System, government must again finance new infrastructure. It works for China. Why not for us?
For security, we will need a smart grid and a nationwide, underground power and communication network. For energy independence, we will need homes with near-perfect insulation, solar panels, and geothermal wells. To battery-power our entire automobile fleet, we will need dozens of safe, thorium-based nuclear power plants. And to eliminate the long-haul truck and air traffic that uses a major portion of our energy and our highway and airport maintenance expense, we will need a network of low friction, energy-saving, maglev freight and passenger trains zipping through low-pressure tubes at jet speed.
Most of all, we must provide free apprenticeship and college education for all the youth that can absorb it. Just as we do not expect children to pay for K-12 education, we must also provide them with tuition, supplies, and housing while they earn their diplomas and degrees. That would be our best investment, as it is for all the other advanced and developing nations.
At the same time, we can provide Medicare for everyone and pay for Social Security retirement at an age commensurate with our need for a labor supply. Free education and full employment will provide the required supply of doctors, nurses, and medical infrastructure.
Will taxes pay for all that? No! There are only two reasons for taxation. (1) To control the money supply, tax the income of the bottom 99%. (2) To prevent the purchase of Congress, tax the income and the estates of the top 1% until they are no longer rich enough to buy the votes. Wealth is power and inherited wealth is inherited power: aristocracy. It is the exact opposite of democracy and meritocracy. End this betrayal of our Founding Liberals! Enrich the middle class so that it can also invest!
What will pay for all that? We can finance government with computer keyboards. The labor of twenty million people currently doing nothing but drawing benefits will turn a $500B annual cost into a $2T annual benefit. Do the math!
What about the value of the dollar? Relative to a foreign currency, its strength depends upon our productivity relative to that of the foreign nation. To maximize productivity, we need full employment to rapidly build the world’s best infrastructure. Our military strength depends upon our domestic industrial base. Productivity cannot be out-sourced. There is no alternative to a policy of full employment. A small government is the road to serfdom.
What about the debt? The world is begging us to keep their money safe at a negative real (inflation-adjusted) interest rate. As a service to the market, we should pay the debt interest expense at a rate slightly higher than the normal inflation rate, ideally 2%. There is no reason to pay more. We don’t need the bond-holders. We have keyboards.
Google: Functional Finance, Dr. Abba Learner, http://www.KeynesForum.blogspot.com
What Happens If I Connect A Solar Panel To A Battery Thats Lower Than The Operating Voltage?
If I Connect A 9V Solar Panel To A 12V Battery, Will It Be Able To Charge The Battery Up To 9V? Or Will The Current Go The Other Way And Not Charge The Battery At All?
You would typically have a blocking diode in place to prevent battery discharge (even cheep panels have this).
Your 9v panel is actually at 11.5v when there is no current. So you may be able to very slightly trickle charge a dead battery. I doubt you will be able to witness any results however.
The simple solution is to purchase a 12v panel :)
Another solution, if you do not wish to purchase a new panel, is to get a charge controller. A charge controller can boost the voltage to the proper charging values and protects the batteries when they are full.
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Best of luck to you!