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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 air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free 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 lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs 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 costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Has America Lost It'S Innovation Edge?
Government Funding Of Basic Research Has Been Astonishingly Productive. Over The Past Five Decades It Has Led To The Development Of The Internet, Lasers, Global Positioning Satellites, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Dna Sequencing, And Hundreds Of Other Technologies.
With The End Of The Cold War, Americans Stopped Worrying About The Soviet Threat And, As A Result, Research & Development Funding For Applied Science Plummeted, Dropping 40 Percent In The 1990S. It Has Picked Up Since Then, But The Government'S Share Of Overall R&D Spending Remains Near Its All-Time Low. And While Corporations Still Spend On R&D, They Do Not Fund The Kind Of Basic Research That Leads To Breakthroughs.
China Has Declared That 60 Percent Of Its Gdp Will Be Related To Science And Technology Within Two Decades.
Can Abstinence Only And Creationism Education Save Us From A Bleak Future?
America'S Decline Is Most Evident In The One Realm Of High Technology Where The U.S. Government Has, Until Recently, Seemed Most Uninterested: Energy. The Three Most Important Areas Where Current Technology Could Yield Big Results Are Solar, Wind, And Battery Production (The Latter Because The Energy Has To Be Stored Somewhere). According To The Investment Bank Lazard Frères, The World'S Largest Wind-Turbine Manufacturer (By Revenue) Is A U.S. Company: General Electric. But The Other Nine Companies Among The Top 10 Are Scattered Around The World, Including Germany (Nordex), Denmark (Vestas), India (Suzlon), And Spain (Acciona).
The Situation In Solar Is Similar: U.S. Companies Take Up Two Slots On The Top-10 List (First Solar At No. 2, And Sunpower At No. 7), But Japan And China Both Occupy Three Slots.
Without dumping on Reagan personally, my take on this is that we reached a point in his administration where private wealth and public poverty became a virtue. At the same time the needs of the rapidly expanding multinational corporations were catered to and the needs of the American wage earner were ignored. Tax breaks for corporations led these corporations to use their wealth to invest in overseas production and used the American consumer as a dumping ground for that production. Worse, the Reagan administration and the GOP in general supported Big Oil and coal and ignored and even laughed at newly emerging power technologies like wind and solar. Right there we lost a generation of new technology, not to mention hundreds of thousands of good union jobs. The American public, urged on by right wing radio...a product of the Reagan administration, sold out their productive birthright for 'Everyday Low Prices'. We bought on credit, they sold for cash. We built up a massive, bloated WW2 type military, the Chinese invested our dollars in the future. We believed that 'communism' couldn't compete. We were wrong. Now we find ourselves broke and reliant on coal and oil to keep the lights on and the wheels on the road even as the cost of keeping the lights on rises beyond the means of many of our citizens and the roads and highways fall apart from neglect. Bill Clinton saw this clearly, as does Barack Obama. Clinton was brought down, Obama is fighting for his life and the working people of United States now stare permanent poverty in the face, sold out by the profit mongers that exported our future for a few dollars more. I still have high hopes for Barack, but my gut tells me that his administration is a last ditch stand, the Alamo of our national existence. We're broke, the Chinese are rich. Money talks and bull #$%^ walks. It didn't have to be this way. Lenin said that on the day that we hang the capitalists they'll be the ones who sell us the rope. Something to think about!
Without Global Warming Subsidies, How Much Would Solar Power Cost Per Kilowatt Hour?
A somewhat dated source, but this should give you an idea as to just how big a mistake solar energy is.
"At the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference this year, one utility energy planner reported that solar costs about 80 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh) compared to the national average of about 10 cents per kwh.
Then why is solar popular? Huge taxpayer subsidies hide the actual cost. Other renewables receive a subsidy of about one cent per kwh, solar energy receives about 96 cents per kwh. We pay solar’s cost in the form of taxes instead of as electric rates.
A new study co-authored by William Nordhaus, a man Krugman calls a “mentor,” noted how ineffective subsides are, saying “very little if any GHG reductions are achieved at substantial cost.”"
What Are Areas That Can Be Improved Or Limitations Of A Solar Panel?
If you are talking about design, then increasing energy density would be the main objective - getting more out for the same surface area. This has already happened from the early days, and has also happened to battery design fairly recently, but there is room for more I think.
One way of increasing the surface area is to form prisms. By angling the corners and using a prism then the sunlight gets split two ways onto the larger surface area. Instead of one big one it can be an array of smaller strips.
Another way is to focus sunlight from another area onto the same panel. If you think of using tracking technology to use mirrors from the area next to the panels you will effectively get 2x the sunlight onto the panel, or maybe 4x if you use more mirrors.
Next - These things get hot! This is not god for the longevity of the design, so water cooled panels may be next - and provide homes with free hot water as well as power.
Storage. At present the only way to store energy from panels is in large lead acid batteries, or other similar wet type batteries. But these panels are large enough to contain their own lithium flat battery - so they could store the energy they produce within the panel themselves. Thus they could regulate their own output and provide energy on tap when needed - whether it is day or night.
Many systems do not make use of the very low light levels, and only start to convert power when they reach a limit. For example a simple car battery solar charger may be designed for a peak of 14v, but when the panel is only giving out 6v it does nothing. By using a boost circuit this power could be utilised at the low light levels.
More room for development is in transparent panels. These may not be as efficient, but if they are able to replace glass - then they win by larger surface areas.
Renewable Vs. Nonrenewable: Briefly Distinguish Between These Two Types Of Energy.?
I Already Know What Is The Difference But I Would Like Other Points Of View To Make My Answer More Accurate...Thanks For Your Help By The Way.
Renewable energy effectively utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation.
A non-renewable resource is a natural resource that cannot be re-made, re-grown or regenerated on a scale comparative to its consumption. It exists in a fixed amount that is being renewed or is used up faster than it can be made by nature. Fossil fuels (such as coal, petroleum and natural gas) and nuclear power are non-renewable resources, as they do not naturally re-form at a rate that makes the way we use them sustainable and consumer materials to produce electricity
Photosynthesis Is Used By Plants And A Semiconductor Based Solar Cell Both Harness Solar Energy?
Photosynthesis Is Used By Plants And A Semiconductor-Based Solar Cell Both Harness Solar Energy. What Are Three Ways These Two Systems Are Similar And Three Ways They Are Different?
Also What Is Thermodynamics And How Does It Apply To Each System?
Absorb solar energy
Transform into useful from
Best oreinted perpendicular to suns rays
chemical vs electrical
self produced vs factory produced
ridged vs fexable
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