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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying 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 ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. 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, demand for homes equipped 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 achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market added 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#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 loan down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
What Is Your Opinion On Solar Energy?
What Do You Think And Why?
Hey Jarem, there are lots of good reasons why we should use more solar panels. To set one thing straight, panels do not have toxins in their manufacture. Photovoltiac panels, the ones that produce electricity are made up almost entirely of silicone, aluminum and acrylic. The other type, that heat water and air from the sun are made primarily of sheet metal, copper and glass, and have a type of alcohol called glycol running through them. It's the same type that we use to deice aircraft in the winter. There are lots of complaints about solar panels being produced from toxic chemicals, you might hear some, they are false.
Whsgreen is quite right on the payback. If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one orf those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
So there are lots of good reason to use more solar in our everyday life. Here are some resources to look up and do some of your own reading. Good luck Jarem, and take care.
Diy Home Solar Panels?
I Would Love To Put In Solar Panels On My Roof, But How Hard Would It Be, And How Expensive? Would I Be Able To Do The Work Myself, Or Would I Have To Hire A Pro?
Also I Live In Oregon, So Much Of The Time It Is Overcast, So Would It Really Be Worth It?
Not worth it unless you can get a fat subsidy. But Congress is working on a bill to provide a significant subsidy, and Oregon may have one as well. A solar plant costs about $10 per watt of installed capacity, and can produce a maximum of two kWh per watt per year -- which is worth about two bits. Without a subsidy, you are better off leaving your money in a savings account.
Solar Panels Or Laminates?
Was Thinking Of Getting Solar Panels Or Laminates For My House And Was Wondering What I Will Need To Get The Energy Stored For Usage At Night. Do I Need Anything More Then A Back Up Battery Or Are They Only Used When There Is No Power Like During A Hurricane.
SOLAR PANELS WILL JUST DO FINE..
U NEED A DC TO AC CONVERTOR AND A TRANSFORMER COME INVERTOR TO INCREASE THE VOLTAGE RATING...
Do You Think It'S Time The Solar Panels Were Put Back Up On The White House?
Yes, There Was Solar Panels On The White House In 1979,Though They Were Quickly Removed When Reagan Was Elected And He Got In Bed With The Saudis .
yes absolutely. And, it would make a difference b/c its the little things that make the big difference and yes it probably will not make much of a difference in the short term, but we have to think long term goals, if the white house uses solar power again, then we can hope that in the future other government buildings will begin to use them, then have it spread to the people. This defiantly won't happen over night, but if people have a "it's too hard so why bother trying," or a “well it wont change in my time so why should I care" attitude than nothing will get accomplished at all!!!or a " well it wont change in my time so why should i care" attitude than nothing will get accomplished at all!!!
Is There A Way To Install Solar Panels For One Appliance In My Home Rather Than The Whole House?
I Saw That Another Person Asked This Question, But Got Alot Of Negative Responses. I Do Think This Is Practical And I Am Shocked That More People/Inventors/Companies Don'T Get It, And That There Is Not A Solution Out There.
What Appliances Runs The Most During The Day? During The Summer, The Fridge And The A/C. Now If You Could Hook Up A Solar Panel With A Micro-Inverter To Just Those Appliances (W/O Battery Bank), I Have To Believe That You Would Save A Significant Amount Of Money To Justify The Cost Of A Small Set Up. And There Is A Company, Verandasolar.Com, That Has A Product To Do That.
I Believe There Are 2 Challenges Before You Could Simple Plug And Play. 1) There Is Safety Issues When You Add Power To The Grid And 2) I'M Not A Micro-Inverter Expert And Can Not Guarantee That The Power Going Thru Is As Clean (Ie. The Utility Keeps Ac In Proper Phase, Hertz, Etc).
For Challenge 1), Take That Appliance/Circuit Off The Grid. For Challenge 2), Are There A Micro Inverter Experts Out There? Is The Power Clean? What Happens Is There Is No Load, But The Panels Are Creating Power, Will It Blow Up The Inverter? These Are The Questions That I Think The Inverters Need To Solve.
A refrigerator needs high power in short bursts. If the intention is to put it off-grid, even part of the time, that means batteries. And batteries mean cost and maintenance.
The air conditioner is similar, except that the A/C could be drawing continhous power for a long time.
If a person has a microinverter (or many of them), I think it will be better to just tie them to the grid. That way, the homeowner gets credit for every watt-hour produced, whether it is being consumed at the moment or not. This would not be true for a standalone system.