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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous home owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power prices have increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly 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, need for residential or commercial properties 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 key part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
Who Wants Or Know Someone That Wants To Buy 100 5W Or 10W 12V Solar Panels ?
Or Where Is A Good Place To Sell Them ?
You could try selling them on ebay. They sell lots of stuff like that over there.
How much are you asking? What are the specs (V and A)?
What Do I Need To Install A 100 Watt Solar Panel?
As A Resident Of Michigan I Confront Many Problems Related To Electricity Blackouts Due To Extreme Weather. For Example, At The End Of 2013 Almost Half Of The State Lost Power For An Extended Period Of Time Leaving Many Without Electricity For Over A Week. Being One Of Those Individuals Who Lost Power For 14 Days I Wanted To Do Something To Help Eliminate This Problem In The Future.
Lately, I'Ve Been Researching Solar Power For Charging Battery Banks. I'Ve Found A 100 Watt Solar Panel Online For $110.00 (Plus $50.00 To Ship). I Would Like To Use This Panel To Charge A Single Deep Cycle Battery To Begin With. In The Future I Would Like To Grow This Power Bank And Continue To Add A Total Of 3-5 Batteries To The Unit.
Since I Have Limited Experience With Solar Technology I Have The Following Questions...
What Would Be The Best Possible Battery To Charge/Where Can I Purchase It?
How Much Can I Expect To Spend Per Battery?
How Long Will It Take To Charge This Battery Using The 100 Watt Panel?
How Much Usage Would I Get From This Battery?
While Doing Some Research Online I Discovered That Most People Use Marine Deep Cycle Batteries Over Others. So I Don'T Know If This Is The Best Alternative Or Not...
I think you can better get assistance from a professional who has years of experience to safely install solar panel in your home. For more details visit
How Does A Passive Type Solar Water Heater Work?
What Are The Basic Factors To Be Considered While Installing A Passive Type Solar Water Heater? How Does One Calculate The Size Of Panels And Storage Tank Required? How Does One Calculate The Long Term Economic Returns When Installing Such A System?
The biggest difference between passive and active solar is mostly a matter of "moving parts".
The simplest form of passive is a good south facing window, that you can cover with an insulator when it's cloudy or at night. The solar comes in, warms up whatever it hits. That's it...and that is every bit as efficient as any "installed" passive solar heating system. These systems are generally designed in, not retrofitted. Good windows are placed in the right places, and some type of insulation is usually used to cover the windows at night or when cloudy. The "storage" in this simple system is whatever the sunlight hits.
"Passive" water heaters are tanks set in the sun, in an insulated box with glass on the south side. They work fine and are cheap, but they demand you pay attention. If freezing climates you have to protect the tank, and when it's real sunny and you are not using hot water, step have to be taken to prevent overheating.
So you can see that along the path, the "passive" systems become more and more "active". Simple systems can be built cheap, but are not very "automated"...you have to watch the weather, open and close valves, drain things, etc.
Many passive systems are built on site, while active systems use factory built collectors. Water, antifreeze or air is pumped through them and the heat gathered is stored for later use.
From your statement about "panels", I'm thinking you mean an active domestic water heating system.
Your water heater is the biggest single appliance you have, besides your hvac, and you use it year round. Solar heating of that water is a good investment, while you don't get too much in the dead of winter (and solar home heating systems don't, either) you get 100% of your water heat for several summer months.
At 40 to 45 Degrees north latitude (Madison, Wisconsin) a typical family of 4 can get 50% of the yearly cost of heating water from the sun, with a system that costs about $4000, installed. DIY's, can do it for less than $1000 if they get used panels (there are a lot available) and other salvage.
Typical systems have 60 to 80 square feet of collector, with an 80 to 120 gallon tank.
If you live in a climate that seldom freezes, a simple and very cost effective "passive" water heater can be built very cheaply by any good DIY'er. Get a water heater...say 80 Gallon. Take the jacket off, plug the element holes, paint it flat black. Build an insulated box to put it in, glaze one side with a double layer of glass. Put the whole thing somewhere it can get good sunshine, tilted at about the same angle as your latitude. Cut the cold water feed to your existing water heater, and divert it to the bottom of that tank. Take the hot water off the top of the tank and run back to your cold water inlet on the existing heater.
The solar will pre-heat the water to your existing heater. The heater will boost it to a final temp as needed. There is more detail to this, but that is basically how it can be done very cheaply when you don't have freezing temps to deal with. Solar water heating in such areas, with this type of system is extremely cost effective.
Do Think That Gasoline Should Be Taxed So Eventually Alternative Cars Will Be The Affordable Solution?
I Think We Should Do This. I'Am Wondering What You Think. Without A Drastic Change Like This We Wont Fix The Car/Gasoline Problem Anytime Soon.
What alternative cars?
The ones available today are just as environmentally damaging when one considers production, running and disposal, as a large petrol SUV. The electricity for electric cars just shunts the environmental cost off to a nuclear or coal fired plant that is actually less efficient than a motor car or truck. Other alternatives, such as ethanol are difficult to manage, use arable land for fuel instead of food, and pollute to a similar degree. Solar is not practical, and solar panels are actually incerdibly damaging to the environment to make and dispose of. Alternative mass generation of electricity is a long time away, and you must be familiar with the fights to stop wind farms in many locations. Hydrogen is mainly produced from crude oil, so is also impractical in addition to the engineering and storage issues that need redress if it is to be considered as a usable fuel.
Rough transition? I think you have no idea just how impractical and rough this proposal is.
Petroleum fuels are taxed to the hilt: vehicle drivers are the cash-cows of the economy. Taxing us more is just typical loony leftie greenie politics of emotion overriding practicality. The economic damage here would be immense.
The candle analogy is flawed: they were not free, they smoked up your house, and could easily set fire to it and had no other use. Bringing in electricity helps with lighting, cooking, water heating and so many other things. Horses are expensive, fractious, easily injured and for the rich. It really did take motor vehicles to bring rapid transit to less affluent people.
I hope you are not just fishing for people to agree with you to give your 10 points. Remember please that the method you raise for fixing this problem is worse than the problem itself.
RE: Now, now, now..
While I appreciate your sense of urgency on this issue, many others will not, and many will disagree. It is also impractical when one considers the other uses to which oil is put, ranging from materials and textiles, food products (certain food additives are derived from petroleum), cosmetics, IT, construction and any number of other uses.
Why single our motor vehicle use? True motor vehicles are the obvious polluters to the untrained eye, but none of these other uses to which oil is put has a reliable alternative that is any less damaging in it's own way, and probably more expensive. Expense must be considered.
It is also not the only way to save the planet: plenty of other human activities cause greater damage and need redress first, yet these are also difficult issues: deforestation, intensive cattle/sheep raising, intensive monoculture crops. loss of bio-diversity and legacy food crops, agri-business, improper irrigation techniques: all contribute to alleged enhanced global warming, oil use is but a part of this.
OH; I will not countenance a word from Al Gore on the issue: his Carbon Footprint is vast and his "inconvenient truth" has lost it's sting because the world sees him preaching....yet doing the opposite.
I Have A Trail Camera Made By Moultrie, Have Horrible Battery Life. Do The Rechargeable 6Volt Batteries Work?
I Have A Trail Camera Made By Moultrie, It Has Horrible Battery Life, When I Say Horrible, I Mean 5 Days Tops. Do The Rechargeable 6-Volt Batteries With The Solar Panel Work Well? Are They Worth Worth The Money? The Model Camera I Have Is The Cabellas 4.1 Outfitter Cam Digital Scouting Camera By Moultrie.
I have 6 of these exact cameras. I use rechargeables in all of them (this will save you big bucks in the long run) but when I hook up a solar panel it does not seem to help (if anything I would say it drains it faster, and yes I have the polarity correct) I charge the batteries at home and swap them up when I can. There are a few things that might be the problem. One is old batteries, after a while the rechargeables just don't hold a charge and you need to replace them. Two if you have the camera set to video it sucks alot of power from the battery, so try switching to still photos. Three if you are getting alot of night time shots the flash will drain the battery, try to reduce the time between photos. Last but not least I believe that some cameras are just not as good as others, I have a few that will last for a month and take 500 pictures and I have others that will die in a few days with less than 50 pictures. I am not sure if moisture in the area affects the life or not but my camera in the swampy area always dies first. Also you will get less battery life in the winter time when it is cold. I know I didn't really answer your question but at least you have some thoughts based on experience.