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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 air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, 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 environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up 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 key part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease 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 typical property solar panel system will remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of 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 well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty 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 Can We Help The Earth And Stop This Global Warming ?
If You Know Some Good Ways To Stop This Warming Just Say It.....! Let'S Help The World And Make It A Safe Place For Us !
Save The Earth, Save Us...!
There are several things that can be done including reducing dependency on fossil fuels, recycling, becoming more energy efficient, offsetting carbon emissions and using technology to combat global warming.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT HOME
● When replacing appliances buy energy efficient ones.
● Turn off electrical appliances when not in use, don’t use the standby option.
● Use energy efficient light bulbs and switch off lights when not in use.
● Fit individual thermostats to radiators and don't heat rooms that aren't used.
● Insulate walls, lofts, hot water tanks and pipes.
● Turn your heating and air conditioning down, a small difference will be barely noticeable.
● Similarly, turn down water heating by a few degrees.
● Sign up to a green energy supplier, one that produces energy from renewable sources.
● Turn off heating and air-conditioning when the house is unoccupied.
● Wash full loads of clothes at a lower temperature; modern machines and detergents are just as effective at lower temperatures.
● Dry your clothes outdoors instead of in a tumble drier.
● Wash full loads in the dishwasher.
● Insulate your home and block draughts around doors and windows. In Europe this is free to many people.
● Consider installing a renewable energy system such as solar panels or a home wind turbine.
● Use rechargeable batteries; don’t leave rechargers on for longer than is needed (including mobile / cell-phones).
● Boil only as much water in the kettle as you need.
● Buy locally produced organic food where possible, there's less transportation and the farming methods are more environmentally friendly.
● Look where goods were manufactured and avoid buying those that have been flown or shipped long distances.
● Recycle and reuse as much as possible. Sign up with mail preferential services to stop junk mail.
● Avoid buying products with excessive packaging.
● Don’t have your fridge or freezer set lower than need to be, regularly defrost freezers, don’t put hot food into your fridge or freezer.
● If your fridge or freezer is over 15 years old then consider replacing it (check with local authority regarding disposal of old one).
● Work from home where possible.
● Eat less meat and dairy produce, farming produces large quantities of greenhouse gases.
ENERGY EFFICIENT TRAVELLING
For many people a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved by driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Each gallon of gasoline burned produces 10kg (20 pounds) of carbon dioxide. A motorist driving 15,000 miles a year in a vehicle that delivers 30mpg will produce 5000kg of carbon emissions whereas a vehicle returning 50mpg will produce 3000kg.
● Drive a fuel-efficient vehicle, if you have more than one vehicle then use the most economical one more often.
● Consider walking or cycling when going to work or taking the kids to schools, if you have to drive then consider car sharing.
● Use public transport where possible and consider taking a coach or train instead of using domestic flights.
● When replacing your vehicle look at diesel and liquid petroleum gas models.
● Combine multiple journeys into one and do your weekly shopping in a single trip.
● Stagger journeys where possible to avoid rush hour traffic and hold ups.
FUEL SAVING TIPS FOR DRIVERS
By driving carefully and keeping your vehicle in good condition you can save up to 30% on your fuel bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. Below are some tips for increasing fuel efficiency.
● Avoid harsh braking, accelerate gently and drive at a steady speed.
● Keep tyres inflated to the correct pressure.
● Remove bike and ski racks when not in use, also remove detachable roof racks, luggage boxes etc.
● Carrying unnecessary weight wastes fuel, declutter your vehicle.
● Use the correct gear and use cruise control if your vehicle has it.
● Keep your vehicle regularly services.
● Turn the engine off when stopped or waiting.
MORE ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Natural Resource Defense Council - http://www.nrdc.org/air/energy/genergy.a...
Energy Saving Trust - http://www.est.org.uk/myhome/
Carbon Footprint - http://www.carbonfootprint.com/index.htm...
Carbon Trust - http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/energy
Energy Quest - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/index.html
US Government - http://www.energy.gov/energyefficiency/index.htm
Alliance to Save Energy - http://www.ase.org/
UK Government - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Environmentandgreenerliving/Energyandwatersaving/DG_064371
Rough Guides - http://www.roughguides.com/savingenergy/
Salt River Project - http://www.srpnet.com/menu/energy.aspx
Each of us leaves behind what is commonly referred to as a 'carbon footprint'. This is a measure of the environmental impact in terms of the amount of greenhouses gases produced; it is measured as the equivalent number of units of carbon dioxide. The global average is 5 tons per person per year, in developed nations the average is 11 tons and in the US it is 19 tons.
Carbon Offsetting is one way to reduce or eliminate your carbon footprint; in most cases this involves calculating your greenhouse gas emissions and planting trees so as to absorb an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. Some websites where you can calculate your carbon footprint and purchase offsetting are:
The Woodland Trust - http://www.carbonbalanced.org/
Carbon Footprint - http://www.carbonfootprint.com/USA/calculator.html
The Carbon Neutral Company - http://www.carbonneutral.com/pinfo/carbonoffsetting.asp
My Climate - http://www.myclimate.org/index.php?lang=en
Atmosfair - http://www.atmosfair.de/index.php?id=9&L=3
GEOENGINEERING (CLIMATE ENGINEERING)
Ambitious schemes have been proposed that would manipulate our climate through geoengineering. These contentious schemes include constructing a giant sunscreen to block out some of the sun’s heat and artificial trees to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If these schemes are successful they could prevent global warming from getting worse and may be reverse the warming trend.
● Human Volcano
Volcanic eruptions emit large quantities of sulphur dioxide that blocks out some of the heat from the sun. Following the massive eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 the average global temperature fell by 0.5°C. One proposal is to simulate natural volcanoes by firing pellets of sulphur into the upper atmosphere where the particles of sulphur will reflect back some of the solar radiation.
● Sulphur Blanket
Nobel Prize winner Professor Paul Crutzen has put forward a scheme which, like the Human Volcano, uses the principle of sulphur to block out some of the suns rays. Professor Crutzen's idea is to launch rockets into the stratosphere (10 to 50km above Earth's surface) and release one million tons of sulphur. This radical plan could have drawbacks including an increase in acid rain and damage to the ozone layer. At low levels sulphur dioxide is a toxic gas and in the past was emitted in large quantities from factories; ironically the Clean Air Acts, which reduced industrial pollution, removed much of the cooling sulphur dioxide from out atmosphere.
● Solar Mirrors
The US National Academy of Sciences has proposed a scheme that would involve positioning 55,000 gigantic mirrors in space. Each mirror would be 100 square kilometres in area and the effect would be to reflect some of the sun's heat energy back into space. For the time being neither the technology nor financial resources exist to enable such a scheme to go ahead.
● Global Sunshade
A similar scheme to the space mirrors idea involves placing a giant sunshade in orbit between the sun and Earth. British astronomer Roger Angel has proposed creating such a shade some 1.5 million miles from earth, at the point where gravity from the sun and the earth balance. His sunshade would consist of 16 trillion individual glass discs, each one microscopically thin and weighing just one gram. On board each disc would be a tiny camera, computer and solar sails allowing each disc to align itself so as to refract light from the sun just enough so it misses Earth. Angel proposes using electro magnetically propelled launches, each one delivering a million discs into space.
● Moving Earth
Perhaps the most ambitious of all schemes so far proposed is one to actually move planet Earth into a different orbit. It has been estimated that if Earth were 1.5 million miles further from the sun then the reduced heat energy received from the sun would compensate for anthropogenic global warming. Dr Ken Caldiera of Stanford University, an opponent of geoengineering, has calculated that the energy required to move the Earth this far would be the equivalent of 5 quadrillion hydrogen bombs (5,000,000,000,000,000).
● Cloud Seeding
Cloud seeding isn't a new concept and is one that has been tried with some success as a way of bringing rainfall to dry areas. One variation on this theme is to launch a fleet of self-propelled vessels to sail the world's oceans and spray a fine mist of seawater particles into the atmosphere. Marine Stratocumuli clouds form over much of the world's oceans and they're particularly effective at reflecting sunlight back into space. Professors John Latham and Stephen Salter from the UK believe that by increasing the number of such clouds, enough heat from the sun can be reflected back into space to offset global warming.
● Artificial Trees
A school science project provided the inspiration for Professor Klaus Lackner's concept of using artificial trees to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Air passes through the device and hydrogen sulphide absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, each 'tree' could remove 90,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year. The carbon dioxide would need to be permanently stored and the professor believes this could be achieved by drilling holes thousands of metres deep into porous rock beneath the oceans; the CO2 would be injected into the holes where it would permeate the surrounding rock.
Phytoplankton are microscopic marine plants, invisible to the naked eye but visible from space as blooms of green ocean. Like all plants they photosynthesise - taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Increasing the quantity of phytoplankton will result in more carbon dioxide being absorbed and when the plants die they sink to the ocean floor taking the carbon with them. Professor Ian Jones of Sydney University advocates that by using nitrogen rich urea to enrich parts of the oceans low in phytoplankton their numbers can be significantly increased (note 4).
● More About These Schemes
Some of these ideas formed part of a BBC documentary 'Five Ways To Save The World' you can read more about them on the BBC Website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/6298507.stm watch the programme trailer http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6360000/newsid_6364700/6364731.stm?bw=bb&mp=rm or watch the programme in full from Google Video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=286000425078890061
Are Solar Pannels A Good Investment?
for your home ??? or as a solar panel maker stock investment ??? the answer is yes, yes and yes...solar is a supra growth industry..see stocks of companies like first solar and sunpower...as oil prices reach higher and higher levels, alternative sources of energy, especially clean energy, ie: non-fossil fuels, become competitive with oil and approach "price parity" with dirty fuels like oil and coal.. put simply, when it costs the same $ price to produce a unit of energy ( 1 kilowatt of electricity) from oil or coal as to produce it from solar or alternative fuels like wind turbines, then people will opt for the alternative fuels over the dirty fossil fuels. and in many ways we are approaching the goal of price-parity. the future is in alternative fuels. it's agreat investments for the future. it's also a socially conscious investments because it's arenewable clean energy..for investment purposes, i would wait and buy the companies on weakness...but my best bet on solar is a company called applied materials, symbol AMAT. they are the world's biggest maker of chips and now a leader in the technology of solar wafer chips. they just signed the biggest contract in their history, a $1.90 billion order for solar chips to an un-named customer in china.
How Does A Solar Power System For A House Work?
Photovoltaic solar panels (Called modules in the trade) are mounted so they see direct sunlight. They generate DC electricity. The DC is converted to AC by inverters. Some DC can be use to maintain a charge on batteries. Where permitted the homeowner can feed excess power to the utility, and get it back at night when the solar system is not generating.
Batteries are needed if the system is not on the utility grid, and can be useful where utility outages are frequent, or have an impact on the user.
Which Is The Best Energy Source?
Gas Or Electricity ?? Which Does Least Damage To The Environment ?
Hi I am the owner of Mountain Wind & Solar http://mountainwindnsolar.com (please be aware though that this website is still under construction).
Like some people have already mentioned electricity is not an energy source. But depending on the way it is produced it can do NO damage to the environment. Both Wind and Solar Generation systems produce NO greenhouse gasses or pollutants. you can easily produce electricity at your own home too, and if you produce more than you use you can sell the electricity back to the grid.
If you have any specific questions about wind turbines or solar panels feel free to email me at [email protected]
What Is The Output Of A Solar Panel? Ac Or Dc?
They're all DC, but some have microinverters attached to get it up to 120VAC to run into your mains.