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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor 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 United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are crucial elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 utility business are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Would A Massive International Solar-Power Station In Earth'S Orbit Help Reduce Global Warming?
I Know The Idea Sounds Very Outlandish But I Think It May Serve Many Purposes. I Would Think That This Station Could Help Power The New Space Tourisim Industry. Also, We May Be Able To Absorb Enough Of The Sun'S Light To Help Reduce Global Warming.
Sounds like you are on to something here, although with respect to the size of it, and if you are thinking that it will shadow earth to some degree and reduce the direct sunlight upon the earth and create energy at the same time which could be sent to earth by microwave then in theory it would be wonderful, although I believe you would have to design it in such a way, or by using special materials that the solar winds, solar storms, meteorites, and space junk would not destroy it.
Also depending upon the distance you place it from earth, and with respect to the diameter of the object then gravitational attraction will increase so you will have to maintain its orbit using thrusters and Ion pulse would be perfect for such a power plant.
Although the down side is that the further the distance from earth the more massive the object must be to cast the shadow, and the materials involved in such an object would cost trillions upon trillions upon trillions of dollars unless you were capable of making it tissue paper thin.
How about producing a vast number of multiple power plants connected to very large solar sheets and pepper them at multiple distances from earth, and multiple distances apart, however between earth and the sun. this would be much more cost affective and would be perfect for filtering out the sunlight, as with respect to us we would not even be capable of observing them, but with respect to the filtration which would be offered it would be most effective.
With respect to the energy created you could send it to any receiver which you wish to send it by microwave.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Have To Show In A Project (A Model House) How Solar Panels Work. In My Model I Want To Show Solar Panels Creating Electricity To Power A T.V But I Need To Show How The Power Gets From The Solar Panels To The T.V. A Diagram Would Be Really Helpful. Please Try And Make This As Simple As Possible As I'M Only 13, But Try And Be Specific As Well!
A solar panel is a device that collects and converts solar energy into electricity or heat. It transfers energy from the sun into electricity or heat which can be used by (for example) nearby buildings. Solar panels can be made so that the sun's energy excites the atoms in a silicon layer between two protector panels. The atoms split up and the electrons travel down wires into the home for electricity. Solar panels were in use over one hundred years ago for hot water heating in homes. Solar panels can also be made with a specially shaped mirror that concentrates light onto a tube of oil. The oil then heats up, and travels through a vat of water, instantly boiling it. The steam created turns a turbine for power. 
What If Anything Has Been Done To Channel Light Power Other Than Solar Panels?
The Ancients Used Skylights For Light In Lieu Of Electricity. Light Was Used For Drying, Even Cooking Foods And Drying Clothes. Solar Clocks/Sun Dials Were Once Popular But Now We Have Battery Operated Clocks. Where Have We Tapped Into Any Of These Resources Since The Outdated Solar Clothes Drier Nicknamed The 'Clothes Line'?
As your question notes, there are other ways to derive power from solar energy other than just using solar panels.
One such way that has grown rapidly in recent years, is solar thermal generation. Solar-thermal uses mirrors to collect sunlight and concentrate it at point to generate intense heat. This heat is used -- just as in traditional fossil fuel plants -- to boil a fluid, thereby creating steam pressure, which drives a turbine that generates electricity.
Solar thermal has some advantages over traditional solar panels. It's collectors (i.e. mirrors) are cheaper to manufacture than solar panels and last longer. Also, it uses a generating technology (steam turbines) that is a mature, well-understood technology. Solar thermal is not as downwardly scalable as solar panels -- you're not going to put a small solar thermal system on your roof -- but it is a better solution than solar panels for power plant scale applications.
Here's a good article on the subject.
Actually, since you seem to be more interested in home applications, here is some good information on how solar hot water heaters work.
I have no direct experience with a system like this, but I've lived in countries where they use water tanks on roofs as solar hot water heaters, and they work quite well.
Are Solar Panels Safe ?
If you have enough of 'em, they do make enough electricity to power your house.
On the other hand, if they're properly installed, there shouldn't be exposed wires.
I've had 'em a couple years, and I haven't gotten a shock.
Will A 3W Solar Panel Charge A 55Ah Car Battery?
I Have Created A Solar Setup In My Shed I Have 2X1.5W Solar Panels I Am Hoping To Charge My 55Ah Car Battery How Long Would It Take To Charge The Battery And How Many Watts Could I Used A Day
Quite a while. I am assuming you are using 12 volts as your buss power.
The small panels were intended as a "float charge" for batteries to keep them from discharging over a period of time. 3 Watts means only 1/4 Amp. Normally when I do slow charging of batteries, I am using right around 1 amp, and that takes about a week to bring up a battery that was discharged past 80 percent capacity.
When you factor in losses from corrosion, battery self discharge, and loose connections, you will likely want to add more panels.
using your 55Amp/hour battery, a 1 amp charger running constant in a perfect world would take 55 hours. Real world, probably closer to 64 to 72 hours. That for simplicity is 15 Watts constant charge power. Now you are using 1/5 of that with your current setup. so 5 times longer, whichh puts you in the 300 hour range of real world, or 220 hours of perfect world. This time of year, you may have about 8 hours worth of charging light, which puts you at close to a month.
Don't fret. If you are using it for lighting in a shed, Power LEDs and tethering some of the inexpensive LED lights to the 12 volt source will give you plenty of light for a very long time, the panels will help some, but you will likely need to put the batteries on a charger, or you can build a gas powered 12 volt generator easily enough. Charge it up only when needed.