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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four 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 obligation are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar company 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 Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Are You Against Renewable Energy Vs. Total Reliance On Oil And Nuclear Because You'Re A Republican?
Do You Think Renewable Energy Is A Partisan Issue? It Seems That Way. Conservatives Seems So Intent To Defend Oil And Nuclear An Degrade The Successes And Viable Capabilities Of Concentrated Solar Plants, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Turbines, Hydro, Hydrogen Cells. The Real Problem Is That'S Misinformation Stemming From The Energy Industries That Don'T Want Distribute Solar. Most Roofs In Cold Climates Are Peaked And Solar Panels Are Glass And The Snow Slides Off. Sure The Payback Is Faster In Ca, And Csp Plants Work Best In The Desert, But These Technologies Are Here And Now. Not Too Expensive. Not, Not Good. They Work Well In Spain, Germany, Japan, And More And More People Buy Them Everyday, Sure It Costs The Same As A Small Car, And It'S Worth It. You Are Connected To The Grid And Sized So They Buy Your Excess Power In The Summer And Supply You In Bad Waether And At Night In Return. The Systems Are Warranteed For 25 Years. Yet I Hear So Many People Say, This Has Failed In Spain (Nope!!! Works Great!! But Not Everyone'S Doing It Yet). It Just Seems Like People Feel It'S Loyal To The Republican Party To Be Pro Poi And Nuclear And Anti Renewable Energy, Is That The Case?
Don't talk to me about renewable energy. I proposed a plan to the Big 3 years ago for cars to run on flatulence and they told me that my idea stinks. You don't get any more renewable than flatulence.
Any Response To My Musings On Economic Aspects Of Agw?
I Was Having Some Thoughts On How To Figure Out The Least Economically Damaging Way To Respond To Agw. I'D Like Everyone'S Opinions On Those Thoughts.
At Least As A First Approximation, The Long-Term Costs Of Something Are A Reasonable Proxy For Environmental Damage (Except To The Extent That Costs Are Inflated Or Lowered By Things Like &Quot;Trendiness&Quot; Or Popularity). To Be A Reasonable Accounting, However, These Costs Need To Include Any Disposal Costs (Yielding Environmentally Acceptable Results), And Any Other Negative Externalities, Like Damage To Shared Resources Such As Water And Air.
Companies Tend To Be Far More Sensitive To Short-Term Costs Than They Are To Long-Term Costs, And Tend To Ignore Negative Externalities Unless Actually Forced To Pay For Them. So, Government Has A Reasonable Role In Imposing The Cost Of Negative Externalities On Goods And Services (Or, At Least, A Reasonable Proxy For Same), Either As Fines For Exceeding Allowed Limits, Or As A Per-Unit Tax On The Source Of Damage Or A Proxy For Same. And It Is Reasonable For The Government To Offer At Least Minor Incentives To Get Companies To Consider Long-Term Costs Rather Than Short-Term Costs, At Least In Cases Where The Actions Profitable In The Short Term Are Harmful For Everyone In The Long Term.
Narrow, Specific Regulations (Such As Price Controls, Or Requiring The Use Of Particular Technology) Tend To Lead To Economically Inefficient Behavior. As My First Point Suggests, Economically Inefficient Behavior Is Often Also Ecologically Inefficient. However, Giving Economic Actors (Companies And Consumers) A Broad Goal, But Letting Them Decide Exactly How To Execute That Goal, Is Usually A Lot More Efficient And Effective (Especially Since It'S Less Likely To Lead To Black Markets And The Like That Undercut The Point Of Any Regulation).
Virtually All Actions Suggested To Combat Agw Have Short-Term Costs, Even The Ones That Will Save Money In The Long Term. For Example, No Matter How Cheap Solar Energy Might Be Over A 10-Year Span, It Will Generally Cost More In Any Given Year To Install A New Solar Plant Than To Use An Existing Coal-Burning Plant. And Research Virtually Always Costs In The Short Term Without Short-Term Economic Benefits, But More Often Than Not It Saves A Considerable Amount Of Money In The Long Term. Given That Companies Often Ignore Long-Term Costs And Benefits In Favor Of Short Term Ones, This Suggests That Many Companies Will Not Take Environmentally Positive Actions Even When It Is In Their Own Long-Term Best Interest To Do So.
All This Suggests To Me That The Best Way To Tackle Agw Is To Impose A Broad Economic Incentive (A Tax On Fossil Fuels, Or Some Kind Of Cap-And-Trade Scheme) To Point People Towards More Environmentally Responsible Actions, And Put Some Government Money Towards Things That Will Save Money In The Long Term--Research, Incentives To Switch Over To Low-Carbon Or No-Carbon Power Sources, Loans For People To Do Conversions That Increase Efficiency, And So On.
Do You Agree Or Disagree? Any Other Thoughts On The Matter?
As you well know I am all for for putting a cost on negative externalities so that non polluting energy sources can possibly compete in an open market. I prefer a tax because I have no faith in the free market policing itself.
What Does A Mechanical Engineer Do When They Work With Solar, Wind, Hydroelectric Energy?
I'M Currently Studying Mechanical Engineering And Want To Work With Alternative Energy. I'M Already A Year And A Half In And Don'T Know How A Me Contributes To The Field. I'M Willing To Switch To A Physics Or Electrical Engineer Major If Necessary To Work With Alternative Energy.
ME is dealing with strength of materials and structural design of moving and non-moving parts. So hydroelectric would involve the turbines, shafts, and structure of generators - and not involve building the dams and water channels/tubes. Wind would involve the tower design, the strength and materials of the blade mounts and construction, bearings, etc. but not include blade design (aerodynamics) or electrical aspects. Solar would depend very much on scale - home and business panels have almost no ME role, large scale towers with mirror banks out in the desert would require some ME involvement.
Solar Energy? Economics?
Does Solar Power Help People Save Money? If So How Would It Affect People In The Sun Belt??
The profitability of rooftop solar varies considerably depending on the local electricity prices, the policies of your utility, city, and state, your power consumption, and the amount and reliability of sun.
This site is a database of all solar incentives:
This site gives average solar insolation for the US. You'd probably install a Flat plate tilted south at latitude. Tilting solar panels greatly improves their efficiency, so if you plan to keep the panels flat this will be cheaper to install but will provide less power. Also, the panels really should be facing due south. Some people install solar panels in sub-optimal locations (facing away from the street to hide them, facing toward the street to brag, under a tree because they're not paying attention) but this really degrades their performance and can ruin the investment.
To get a good idea of the economics for your area, call up a couple local solar company and ask them. I've had good experiences doing this - local companies seem eager to talk about their products even if you're not committed to buying (but I am in a rural area so if you're in a high demand area they might be busier). If you're worried about companies ripping you off call a couple of them and get them and compare. Also, try calling your local utility - they'll probably have someone in charge of sustainability projects who could be really excited about talking to you... unless you have a huge utility :)
Is There A Solar Powered Portable &Quot;Charger&Quot; That Might Be Used To Recharge A Cell Phone ?
I Know I Can Buy A Gizmo That Will Let Me Recharge My Cell Phone Battery But I'M Looking For A &Quot;Renewable&Quot;/Solar Powered Device That Will Do That So I Could Go On Extended Trips To A Remote Area That Might Not Have Electric Or 110 Electric... I Haven'T Read About Any Such Device And It Might Be Too Big To Take On Vacation In A Knapsack.... I Have A &Quot;Wind Up&Quot; Flashlight And Radio..... Maybe There Could Be A &Quot;Wind Up&Quot; Recharger Too...Although It Would Take A Lot Of Winding I'M Sure.... If You Have Any Insight Into Anything Like This I Would Appreciate The Info. Thank You In Advance...
You will never charge your cell phone from a 12 dollar solar panel. Well maybe you can if you leave it hooked up for three of four days or longer.
This website has roll up or foldable panels that are made just for charging cell phones or IPods. There are even portable solar energy systems that are smaller then a laptop. The deal is you need to charge it in the amount of sun light you have. A hand crank would ware out your arm cranking it for hours to charge your phone or most any battery.