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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 house owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electricity prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply 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 rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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 For Your Home?
We Are Thinking About The Future...If Something Ever Happens Where We Aren'T Able To Use Electricity...How Would Be Cook, Heat, Etc. Do You Know Anything About Solar Panels? How Much Would It Cost To Put On A 1,000 Sq Ft House? How Does It Work? Any Information For Us Would Be Great Because We Are Starting Out Not Knowing Anything About It As Of Now...
Well basically, you're getting power from the company as normal, but you're also selling them the solar energy you produce. This makes your bill less, or can even make you a profit. By law, energy companies are required to buy your surplus solar energy, so conserving energy will still be good for your finances.
Solar panels can be quite expensive initially, but eventually you'll get the money back in energy savings. Depending on your state/country, you may also be eligible for subsidies which will reduce the cost of solar panels.
Chances are, you're not going to cover your entire roof in solar panels, so the size of your house doesn't matter. What matters is how much energy you use. http://www.solar-electric.com/solar_syst... offers the following way of calculating how much making all of your energy solar will cost you:
"First, take number of KWH shown on your bill. Divide that by 30. That gives you your average daily usage. So if you use 700 KWH, that is 23.3 KWH per day.
Take that number. Divide it by the number of full sun hours you get per day on a yearly average. Multiply it by 1.15. That will give you a pretty close estimate of how many watts of solar panel you need. So if you get 5 hours per day, divide 23.3 by 5 - that gives you 4.66 KW, or 4,666 watts. Multiply that by 1.15, which gives you 5,360 watts of solar panel needed.
Average installed cost of solar electric if you do it yourself is around $7 per watt, or $9 if you have it installed by a licensed contractor. That includes the cost of the panels, inverters, wire, mounts, and other hardware. It does NOT include anything else you might need to pay for, like inspections or extra watt meters by the electric company."
Depending on how much money you've got to spend, you might not be able to make all of your energy solar. This is fine, because any saving is a saving, and all solar energy means reduced environmental impact.
You can find information on subsidies and rebates available to you if you live in the United States at http://www.dsireusa.org/
Which Solar Panel Would Be Appropriate When Powering A 65L Water Tank?
I'M Not Sure About:
1) Which Voltage 12 Or 24.
2) How Many Amps
3) How Many Watts
Basically All It Does Is, Cools Water (From 50 Deg C) So It Can Be Drinkable (Filtering Has Been Sorted Out). Again, The Tank ~ Holds 65 Liters.
Presumably the panel is used to power a pump. The pump can be specified if you know the suction head, discharge head and flow. Simplistically, add the two heads, add some extra like 30% for pipe resistance to the head. This assumes proper pipe-size and a short distance. Now use the formula:
Power_W = (Mass_kg x Gravity_m/s/s x Height_m) / time_s
The earth's gravity is 9.8m/s/s.
One liter is 1Kg, so work from the desired flow in liters per second, and the total head in meters.
As you can see the power is about how much water is lifted, how far and how quickly.
Now add 30% for pump and motor losses, and that is the power for the pump. If the power is more than about 100W think of a 24V system. A 12V panel will suit otherwise. If you want the pump to just run when there is sun, the panel needs to be this power or more. The pump draws only what it needs. You may need a suitable voltage regulator for the pump, and some sort of protection for the panel. Look into solar powered pumps.
This will only work when the full sun is on the panel. It may make sense to have a battery and charger as well. In this case add an extra 40% for battery charging losses (multiply by 1.4). A lower power panel could be sufficient if the pump only runs some of the time. If it runs at times without the sun, or 24 x 7 you must have a battery, and the panel will need to be bigger.
Calculate the energy in Wh per day from
hours_operating_per_day x pump_and_battery_charging_power.
Divide this by the number of full sun equivalent hours per day in your region, maybe 2 to 5h a day. This gives the panel power. Determine current from the power divided by from the battery voltage. The size of the battery comes from the current and the time it needs to run, in ampere hours. Allow extra for losses.
The panels are usually designated as 12 or 24V models, designed to charge 12 or 24V batteries. The power is the maximum power they can provide. Look on the data sheet, showing the voltage and the current at maximum power. The power is also affected by temperature, as the voltage is reduced as panels heat up considerably in the sun. The rating is only with the panel square on facing the full sun. Any other angle of x or y reduces power by cosine(theta) so at 90 degrees = zero.
What Are Solar Panels? What Do They Do?
Can Solar Panels Be On Houses? Malls?
What About Trains?
solar panels are devices used to convert(change) the sun's energy into electricity. solar panels can be on any sort of building.solar panels are made of little devices called solar cells which are connected to make a solar panel (photovoltaic panel). they are covered sometimes with a glass covering and a frame and backing made of metal, plastic or fiberglass.the covering protect the panel from being damaged.they make electricity for heating and electricity.click the link to see solar panels on a house .http://www.souththamesgas.co.uk/images/solar/Solar-Panel-house.jpg
they can't be on trains but they can be on the trains station like here.
Hope This Helps!:)
I Want To Charge A 12V 1A (Or Even .5A) Tv With A Solar Panel?
I Would Like To Power A Few Portable Tvs And Video Senders With A Constant Amount Of 12V 1A Or 12V .5A Without Buying Batteries All The Time. Whats The Cheepest Smallest Solar Panel I Should Get?
Harbor freight has 3 solar panels for about $180 on sale fairly often. They are 15 watts each so you can charge three batteries at a bit over one amp when the Sun is brighter than usual and the panels are exactly facing the Sun. 0.5 amps charging current is a realistic average except at night and close to sunset, sunrise, cloudy or shady. I think you can see you still need a battery and the Sun will not be sufficient for 4 hours of operation some days. Neil
What Is The Most Efficient Kind Of Solar Cell?
While there are numerous brands on the market, there are essentially just three types of technologies involved in making a solar panel – monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film amorphous. The following descriptions set out the relative advantages or disadvantages of each of these three types.
Remember: the best solar panels may be different depending on your needs and location!
Many Solar Choice customers are initially uncertain which solar panel type best suits their individual needs. Every household has different energy needs, and each state has different solar incentive policies. Solar Choice helps make the decision easier by providing free solar power installation quote comparisons Australia-wide, offering discounted rates that are better than going to the installer direct. This enables us to best help you make the right decision about your solar power system.
- Good power-to-size ratio: efficiency typically within the range of 135-170 Watts per m2 (13-17%, with notable exceptions).
- Outstanding performance in cooler conditions.
- Some leading units now have over 18% conversion efficiency.
- Previously the most commonly used technology in the world, with over 50 years of technological development.
- Excellent life span / longevity. Usually come with a 25yr warranty.
- Good efficiency: typically 120-150 Watts per m2 (12-15%, with notable exceptions).
- Generally speaking, marginally less expensive to produce than monocrystalline.
- Slightly better performance in hotter conditions (lower heat derating coefficient)
- Excellent life span / longevity. Usually come with 25yr warranty.
NB: Monocrystalline solar panels are not necessarily ‘better ‘ or more efficienct than polycrystalline, as many in Australia believe. Read more: Monocrystalline vs polycrystalline silicon solar cells – Busting some myths.
Amorphous Thin Film
- Low conversion efficiency: typically 60-80 Watts/m2 (6-8%, with notable exceptions).
- Expected lifespan is less than crystalline panels.
- Optimal efficiency in hot weather, less effective in cooler conditions.
- 3-6 month ‘breaking in’ period where long term output is exceeded.
- Requires 2-3 times more panels and surface area for same output as crystalline.