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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, numerous residents find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 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
Using Solar Panels To Replace Electrical Wiring?
I Got A Really Great Deal On 2 Houses Because They Were Fixer-Uppers. I'M Living In One And The Other I'M Renting Out. However, The Previous Owner Did Everything Himself In 1950 & 1951, So Needless To Say, Things Are Not To Todays Standards. Both Houses Need Rewiring (There Are No Ceiling Lights, Few Outlets, And Mine Has Two Old Fuse Boxes And The Other Has A Breaker Box But It Pops The Breaker A Lot). The Only Reason They Are Still Functional Is Because Both Houses Use Natural Gas For Water And Heat, So Otherwise, They Electrical Work Is Getting Us By, But Who Knows For How Long. I Thought That Maybe Instead Of Redoing The Electric, That I Could Just Add Solar Panels To Compensate For The Small Electric Boxes. Also, Since I Would Have To Hire Electricians To Do All The Work, Which Would Be More Cost Effective (Not Including The Decrease In Utilities Since I Don'T Pay The Utilities In The Rental Anyways)?
A solar panel does not replace the wiring in your house. All it does is supply power to the house, the same way a line in from the street does. After the power gets to the house, regardless of how it got to your house, it goes through exactly the same wiring to get to outlets and lights. Your problem is not that the power coming in from the street is insufficient; the power company can supply all you'd ever need. The problem is that your houses are not wired to receive or use more power. You need to upgrade the service panel so it can bring more power into the house, and upgrade the wiring inside the walls so you have the number of outlets and lights required by today's codes and which most of us need for all the things we plug in these days.
Solar panels, while they are cheaper than ever, are not a low cost thing to install. It will take years to recover their cost, and if the rules are the same where you are as they are here, you can't use the cost of installing them as a write-off against the cost of the house until you sell it. They are a capital expense, not a maintenance and repair deduction which you can use each year against the income you receive from the rental. Doing a conventional rewiring is your best bet.
Which Solar Panel Is The Best ?
Well holographic panels are quite good.
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Why Don'T We Use Solar Panels?
There Are Places In The Us Where It Is Sunny Almost All The Time, Like The Southwest.
But If We Covered An Area Of The Sahara With Solar Panels, The Sun Exposure With The Area Would Generate Enough Energy For The Whole Us At Least.
Plus, I Would Imagine It Would Be A Great Source Of Income For Those Countries.
Why Isn'T This A Topic Under Discussion Or Even Mentioned Between Countries' Governments/In Congress/In Politicians' Viewpoints?
It's expensive - solar power isn't competitive with power from the grid in most countries and it's a very expensive in terms of capital - you have to put most of the money up front. Meanwhile fossil fuel plants are cheaper to build and from then on you only spend money on fuel when you're selling power (and of course you don't have to pay for the damage you cause society with air pollution and greenhouse gases).
If the US went heavily solar, you'd see a short term increase in electricity bills, and Americans are currently fighting desperately to prevent Obama's climate bill because it might do this, even though in the long term costs will probably be low or possibly even negative.
Right now wind power and possibly nuclear/hydro are better in terms of cost. In some locations very soon solar/geothermal may also be worth it.
That said, there is already drastic expansion of solar power going on.
The installed power of solar photovoltaics went up 94% last year to 17GW, of which the US has 0.8GW.
Lots of countries now have targets: India and China each want 20GW by 2020. 12 companies have signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' to build giant solar farms in the Sahara desert and pipe the energy throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East:
And the US has plans for several similar power stations - there are 6GW of concentrating-solar-power plants worldwide in development.
Solar is beginning to take off - by 2020 it should be about as big as wind is now.
What Are Solar Cells Made Of?
Please Tell Me What They Are Made Of And How The Materials Help The Solar Cell Produce Electricity. Im Doing A Science Projects So I Need Help On Knowing All This Info. Its A Debate, So I Need Correct Information Please.
I Will Please Need More Information About The Bad Things About Solar Energy And Solar Panels. Please Say What Solar Panels Do To Create Pollution Or Do Anything That Is Not Friendly To The Environment. If You Want Just Give Me A Website.
Making solar panels is a delicate process, and it is for this reason that major solar advances did not come into play until the lattermost quarter of the last century, when advances in semiconductors and photovoltaic design allowed increasingly efficient and affordable solar cells to be developed.
Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels
The creation of solar panels typically involves cutting crystalline silicon into tiny disks less than a centimeter thick. These thin, wafer-like disks are then carefully polished and treated to repair and gloss any damage from the slicing process. After polishing, dopants (materials added to alter an electrical charge in a semiconductor or photovoltaic solar cell) and metal conductors are spread across each disk. The conductors are aligned in a thin, grid-like matrix on the top of the solar panel, and are spread in a flat, thin sheet on the side facing the earth.
To protect the solar panels after processing, a thin layer of cover glass is then bonded to the top of the photovoltaic cell. After the bonding of protective glass, the nearly-finished panel is attached to a subtrate by an expensive, thermally conductive cement. The thermally conductive property of the cement keep the solar panel from becoming overheated; any leftover energy that the solar panel is unable to convert to electricity would otherwise overheat the unit and reduce the efficiency of the solar cells.
Despite these protective measures against the tendancy of solar panels to overheat, it is vital that when installing a solar panel, additional steps should be taken to ensure the solar panel is kept cool. Elevating the solar panel above ground (see solar panel mounts) to let the airflow underneath cool the device.
Amorphous Silicon Solar Panels
Amorphous silicon solar panels are a powerful, emerging line of photovoltaics, that differ in output, structure, and manufacture than traditional photovoltaics which use crystalline silicon. Amorphous silicon solar cells, or A-si cells, are developed in a continuous roll-to-roll process by vapor-depositing silicon alloys in multiple layers, with each extremely thin layer specializing in the absorption of different parts of the solar spectrum. The result is record-breaking efficiency and reduced materials cost (A-si solar cells are typically thinner than their crystalline counterparts).
Some Amorphous Solar Panels also come with shade-resistant technology or multiple circuits within the cells, so that if an entire row of cells is subject to complete shading, the circuit won't be completely broken and some output can still be gained. This is especially useful when installing solar panels on a boat.
The development process of Amorphous Silicon solar panels also renders them much less susceptible to breakage during transport or installation. This can help reduce the risk of damaging your significant investment in a photovoltaic system. Click here for more more information on amorphous silicon solar panels.
Which Lasts Longer, Batteries Or Solar Panels?
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Batteries eventually wear out. Regular batteries last some number of hours depending on the load and then die. Even rechargeable batteries wear out in around 3 years at most and no longer charge. I've put up solar panels that have lasted for 20 years and are still working. Of course, solar panels don't create any electricity at night.