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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 a/c, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have increased by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total 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 tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. 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 substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#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 money down.
Many property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least 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
How Can I Run My Laptop Off A Deep Cycle Battery Without Using An Inverter?
I Have An Inverter And Can Do It That Way, But It Seems Like A Waste Of Energy, Since The Battery Is 12V Dc And It Plugs Into The Inverter, Which Converts It To Ac Power, Then I Plug The Laptop Into The Inverter And It Inverts It Back To Dc To Run The Laptop. I Would Like To Find A Way To Be Able To Just Plug The Laptop Directly To The Battery Safely. The Battery Is Not In A Vehicle Or Anything... I Am Hooking This Setup In A Camper Trailer And Want It To Be As Power Efficient As Possible. While I'M At It, What Is The Minimum Sized Solar Panel I Would Need To Get A Decent Charge On The Battery Each Day? I Don'T Have All The Parts To Do The Setup Yet, So A Rough Estimate Is All I'M Looking For.
most laptops have an attachment that will allow you to connect into the cigarette lighter receptacle. Get one of these for YOUR computer, cut the end off and attach the positive lead to the positive terminal of the battery and the negative to the negative terminal....yes this is a major current saver.
On the solar panels, you probably need to do research on google to get a detailed description of what is needed....search for "how to build a solar battery charger (12vdc)
I Would Like To Know Mire About Solar Energy ?
Are There Any Free Classes To Learn About Solar Energy And Building A Solar Panel
A "solar panel" can mean many different things of 4 major categories only one will produce electricity (8 to 24% efficient.) Most collect the sun's heat (60 to 80% efficient.)
Solar air panels are the easiest to make: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable...
It is also possible to make solar thermal flat panels for hot water: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-yo...
The heart of the vacuum tube solar thermal panels are the vacuum tubes and here is one way to make them "at home:" http://www.youmakeenergy.com/water/hydro... and The heat pipe should go inside of the evacuated tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU4eynU6R-8 like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsx7BX0l5uQ&feature=fvwrel
Solar panels that produce electricity are a collection of solar cells: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-home-made-solar-cell-1/
So there is a great deal of Information on the web and you can pursue your interests and questions on message boards and forums.
In All The Discussions And Battles About Energy, Why Is Nuclear Disregarded?
It'S Very Seldom I See Nuclear Energy Mentioned At All In The Discussions I'Ve Seen.
It'S Always About Coal Versus Solar/Wind, With Both Sides Taking Pot Shots At The Negatives Of The Other.
Why Is Nuclear Energy So Frequently Ignored?
Ignorance and fear. Low information voters.
I was born Arkansas and went to college there. Arkansas Nuclear One has been operating continuously since 1974 by a pristine lake and university at Russellville . It supplies 30 % of the power to the state. I am glad the state had the foresight 40 years ago to be ahead of the curve.
"Local newspaper reports at the time called the decision to build the two-unit nuclear plant near Russellville the “Greatest Thing in the Valley.” Arkansas Nuclear One provides jobs to more than 900 people in the River Valley area. In 2009, Unit 1 celebrated 35 years of providing safe, reliable and affordable power to the people of Arkansas."
What Is The Best Way To Fix The Problems We Face?
Problems Like High Gas Prices, Food, Money. Jobs. There Has To Be A Answer.
Many of the solutions such as "end oil dependency" "stop eating" and "just pay people more" aren't realistic.
1. Solar is hot right now, and that can help in the future for energy needs. There are a lot of companies and money pouring into this industry now.
2. High global demand for grains + Low US Dollar + high oil prices = high food costs.
Everything that is transported by vehicle, ship or plane takes oil (fuel), and those costs will be passed down to consumers in the form of higher costs.
3. A low US Dollar (USD) vs foreign currency makes imported goods more expensive. We are net importers. We hardly make anything here any more due to high US wages compared to China, Latin America, Mexico, etc. The positive is that a low USD helps lower the US National Debt expense as we devaluate our currency. The USD has risen a little over the last couple of days which is sending commodity prices down at least for now.
4. The one thing the US Gov could do to help slow the oil price increase or have it fall $10-15 instantly for the moment anyway: Tell FEMA and the DOE to stop buying oil at these levels for the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The SPR is nearly full now, but we are buying in case of some oil shortage or other emergency where we can't get oil from the middle east.
5. High Demand & How Diet Influences Food Prices:
Demand from the especially the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China are growing at very fast rates. China and India are growing about 10% a year. The fast economic growth in these countries mean that people have money, and people need to eat. China and India can't grow enough food to feed their own people.
6. The demand for this food has skyrocketed. Corn, Wheat, Soy, and other farm foods have climbed 100-300% in price in less than a year. No one is going to be able to stop people form eating, so that problem won't fix very well. if you want a solution? Change our diet, and that will change demand.
A) 70-95% of corn, wheat, oats and soy are fed to live stock, not people. It takes a tremendous amount of gains to raise live stock for the low yield of meat you get (see data below). The result - higher food prices for everyone.
See the rest of my prev post for more:
7. As for jobs? Under programs such as NAFTA and GATT passed by the Clinton Administration made it easy for US companies to move their business outside the USA for cheap labor, then import goods with no tariffs. As people in the US demand higher wages, more people will be laid off and companies will send their worker needs to other counties where labor is cheap.
8. The "food shortage" is not a big issues. The recent actions by Costco and Sam's Club limiting rice has created the illusion that their is a shortage. According to reports on CNBC-TV (04-23 and 04-24-08) the US has tons of rice silos and they are full. The US exports 50% of our rice to other countries. Today many commodities have dropped sharply, just 1 day after the retail rice "panic."
Follow Up On Solar Energy Size Question To Replace Imports?
Previous Question Left At My Added Detail That My Calculation Is $600 Billion To Build The 100 Square Miles Needed To Replace All Imported Oil Used For Fuel. Should We Invest, Over 10 Years, That Amount Once, Versus Paying That Amount Every Year For Import Fuel? See Previous Question For Assumptions And Billr's Answer And Calculations
There was a very good article in Scientific America perhaps 6 months ago. The authors calculated (from my possibly faulty memory) that for $10 Billion, in 20 years, and assuming lowering costs for solar arrays, we could build enough solar arrays in the SW of the country, where you get a lot of sun, and land costs are low, to replace a substantial portion of the power needs plus enough for normal expansion. This would include new power transmission systems to get the power to the east.
Don't forget our grid is very marginal now, and we need a lot of new capacity in the next 10-20 years just to keep up with increasing demand.