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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous residents discover that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that choose to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#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 homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what price, 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
Do Roof Solar Panels And Hail Mix?
Live In Texas And Would Like To Consider Solar, But Why Invest Lots Of $$ If The First Hail Storm Would Destroy It? Would A Typical Solar Panel Stand Up To Softball Size Hail? Would Insurance Cover?
There is little ... Let me change that .. there is no chance that anything could stand up to a softball size hail ball. However I have 8 solar modules in my back yard and they went through a hail storm that did over $10,000 damage to my home and almost $8,000 to my truck. These modules have a 4 pound hail impact rating. I did have one small cheapie module that that was not hail rated and broke which the Ins. paid me $900.00 for.
This link shows my setup and notice the small module setting on top of the metal barn has a dent in the glass on the left side. It still works and later gave it to a friend and he still uses it. The 8 modules in the array did not even get a scrach. The top two are Shell 85 watt. the next two down are Sunwize 90 watt and the 4 on the bottom are Ever Green 115 watt.
So they are covered and you should get paid for damage depending on if you have home owners insurance or not. I don't know of any that excludes solar.
Home-Made Solar Panels Vs. 30% Federal Tax Credit?
Do My Home-Made Solar Panels And All Necessary Supplies (Wiring, Mounting Equipment, Etc...) Qualify For The 30% Federal Tax Credit?
No, home-made goods do not qualify since they don't have the manufacturer's EPA certification.
Solar Power/Oil Question?
I Know A Lot Of Companies And People Are Starting To Use Solar Power, And I Think It'S A Really Good Idea. Do You Think We Will Ever Stop Using As Much Oil, And Convert Mainly To Solar Power In The Future?
Even if we move away from fossil oil which I hope we do, that doesn't mean that we won't have gasoline or diesel which is what our vehicles run on. We can synthesize gasoline and diesel via Fischer Tropsch synthesis from syngas which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases.
Indeed the Sandia Labs CR5 was originally intended as a more efficient way of disassociating hydrogen from water but they realized that it could also disassociate carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide and with both hydrogen and carbon monoxide they could synthesize fuels such as methane, gasoline and diesel, all from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight.
Better yet, hydrogen and carbon monoxide gas can be readily made from anything that burns via a 19th century technology called gasification. This was how our street lights were lit before we had natural gas, it was called town gas, coal gas or wood gas. This means that syngas could be made from any biomass (including sewage), not just the grain portion of a plant. Even algae is only up to 50% oil so gasification can convert far more biomass to fuel than any other bio-fuel technology.
Also, a byproduct of gasification is charcoal that when used as a soil amendment, not only makes for more fertile soil but sequesters the carbon into the soil. Other methods of getting carbon into the soil such as slash and burn and composting does not stabilize the carbon hence it is released to the atmosphere as CO2 but biochar is stable and has been known to sequester carbon for thousands of years and probably much longer.
This means that synthetic gasoline and diesel could effectively be carbon negative which hydrogen from electrolysis or electric vehicles can never claim to be. Together with the fact that synthetic gasoline and diesel would be distributed with the current infrastructure and would work with existing vehicles and it's clearly the most environmentally sensible fuel to use.
Consequently the best replacement for gasoline and diesel is gasoline and diesel just not from fossil reserves.
Of course the actual source of energy for synthetic fuels is still the sun whether it's via biomass or directly from the sun as with the CR5.
Concepts such as hydrogen fuel cell cars, and electric vehicles are all very neat and geeky but they just detract attention and funds away from the only approach that will be carbon negative. We already have millions of gasoline and diesel vehicles on the road, the gas stations pipelines and tankers to distribute gasoline and diesel so our efforts are best kept at making synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass.
Note that both gasification and Fischer Tropsch are proven technologies and are technologies that have been deployed on commercial scales before (entire cities on town gas, entire countries like Nazi Germany and embargoed South Africa on FT fuels). It only takes investment to make it happen, investment that won't occur until investors are fairly certain gasoline would stay above $3 per gallon long enough for them to realize a healthy return on investment.
So we could stop using fossil fuels now if it wasn't for the fact that it's still cheap and we don't have to give up any of our modern vehicles except for sub $3 per gallon gasoline pricing. Solar power is nice, it's only carbon neutral but it doesn't preclude the use of gasoline and diesel, it's not necessary to switch to a hydrogen economy to carry energy from solar panels to the vehicles when the solar energy could also be stored in synthetic gasoline and diesel as easily as it could be stored in hydrogen and a synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass could potentially remove carbon from the atmosphere while solar and hydrogen cannot.
It takes nature millions of years to convert biomass to fossil reserves not thousands.
Considering On Installing One Or Two Solar Panels. Weather Question?
I Know How To Hook Them Up To Stuff Like Car Batteries And All But I Just Need To Know How I Would Ground Them.
Ground the frames together with ground wire or braid (you can buy special clamps for this or just use heavy lugs) and run that to a ground rod. Also, it's a good idea to use a lightning arrester like this:
that you ground to the same point. If your charge controller has a ground wire, run it there also.
Whats A Good College Course To Learn About Building Solar Panels, Wind Turbines And Renewable Energy?
I Live In Southern Alberta And Want To Be In Renewable Energy.. Any Suggestions?
I may not understand your question. If you want to learn how to size/install about renewable energy, there is a college that teaches that: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4003.asp
They turn out great students and are one of the top renewable energy colleges out there! (I know, we've hired folks who have graduated from there before)
If you don't want to devote that much resource/time to it, there is alot of free learning, including free webinars at www.altestore.com. And there are also places that offer online and offline courses for $ like SEI http://www.solarenergy.org/ and MREA http://www.the-mrea.org/
I hope that helps!