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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing 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 considerable, many residents find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, residential electricity rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since 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 varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
How Does Collecting Coal Affect The Environment?
collecting coal affects in carbon emission and it can't be renewed.. burning it will even result in more problems causing air pollution, more fossils will be lost, when there is alternate ways to get energy apart from coal its almost impractical to use it....
like in old days it was the major source, but now solar, LPG, gasoline and many other have been discovered More over there is recent invention of bio fuels and bio cells...
collecting coal leads to loosening of soil and and unwanted deposition of carbon resulting in air and soil pollution
How Is Coal Considered A Form Of Solar Energy?
How Is Coal Considered A Form Of Solar Energy?
Coal would not normally be considered a form of solar energy, but since coal is ultimately derived from organic material, mostly wetland plants, which grew via the sun's energy, one could think of coal a form of solar energy; perhaps if you happen to live for a billion years or so.
How Is Electrical Energy Produced From Solar?
How Does Solar Energy Work? How Does It Produce Energy?
Solar energy IS energy. It doesn't produce energy.
To get ELECTRICAL energy from solar energy the light impinges on a semiconductor surface.
Photons of light knock electrons from atoms near the surface. These electrons are collected and pass through a circuit until they arrive at the other side of the semiconductor.
Naturally the electrons have the energy that was given to them by the light. Less the amount needed to escape from the surface of the material. This energy is used as the electrons pass through the circuit.
Then they must diffuse through the material until once more they are irradiated by the light.
How Does The Greenhouse Effect Affect Weather And Living Things On Earth?
The greenhouse effect is caused by various compounds in the air (including water vapor and carbon dioxide) that absorb infrared radiation emanating from the earth after solar rays hit the surface (they lose energy when they hit and come off at lower energy, which usually comes off as infrared). If there were no infrared-absorbing compounds in the atmosphere, the average temperature on the Earth's surface would be about -60 degrees Fahrenheit, even though 99% of the Earth's atmosphere does not absorb infrared radiation (the three major components, N2, O2, and Ar are molecules which do not have dipole moments and cannot absorb infrared radiation).
As such, the greenhouse effect allows Earth to be warmer on average than it would normally, given the distance from the Sun, etc. The problem lies in the increase in carbon dioxide due to the burning of fossil fuels, etc. and the decrease in plant life which cannot help to convert the CO2 into O2 via photosynthesis. Increased CO2 in the atmosphere leads to excess heat being trapped, and global temperatures on average rising. It is not known completely what will happen with higher temperatures, but it's assumed that the weather patterns can change, causing extremes in certain areas (droughts in some areas, flooding in others) and increased melting of the polar ice caps, leading to rising ocean levels and flooding of low-lying areas. It can also lead to decreased plant growth and decreased food supply.
Which Has The Lower Carbon Footprint (In General), Solar Or Wind?
Hey Dook, linlyons has a pretty good swag, but the question is more complicated than that. What you are talking about is "embodied energy." This is the amount of energy used to produce something, including mining the raw materials, transporting them, making the final product, and transporting and installing. There have been studies done on this very thing on both solar panels and wind turbines. The problem is the variables are quite broad, and the end use of the product affects the timeline it takes to recover the embodied energy. In general, solar panels earn back their embodied energy in 1.5 to 6.25 years. Obviously if you install on in a shady location or cloudy climate, the number might be larger. Wind has larger variables, but in the end a modern turbine earns back its embodied energy in .75 to 8.5 years, again depending on the wind available, and even more so on the tower, on shore versus off, and so on. So it's hard to nail down.
The achilles heel to solar however is no matter how efficiently you produce it, and how short the shipment, even in a good sunny climate, it won't work at night, where a well placed turbine can produce 24/7, this is why linlyons swag is probably more accurate than most.
What is worth mentioning is that neither sources is better than the other. We have both here at our home, and in most locations they are "complimentary," meaning they work well together. In general, when it's sunny, it is usually quite calm. When it is cloudy, or the days are short, such as in winter, it's windy. Most renewable homes that have one technology also have the other as well. It isn't important which is better, they are both better when they work together.
A common argument you might hear goes like this, "A solar panel will never earn back the energy used to manufacture it during its lifetime." Even if this was correct (it isn't ), it wouldn't matter. Electricity has been around for over a century now, so it isn't going away any time soon. The question should be, "What is the best way to produce it?" Suppose you build a solar array that peaks out at 1 megawatt (MW). Then you build a coal fired plant next to it that also produces 1 MW, which earns back its embodied energy first? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once you build a power plant that works on any non renewable source, such as coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear, we then have to feed it coal, oil, gas and so on the rest of its life, which it converts to electricity at a rate somewhere below 100%, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper carbon hole it can never crawl out of. At least a wind turbine and solar panel will one day get even, or at least get closer to zero. Remember this, it will come up one day talking with your friends. Take care Dook, Rudydoo