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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, property electricity rates have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Several studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly 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 residential or commercial properties 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 an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added 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 anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show 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. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, 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
Can I Power My Electric Air Conditioner With Solar Panels?
Do I Have To Buy A Solar Air Conditioner To Power It With Solar Power, Or Can I Use My Regular Electric Air Conditioner? The Solar A.C.S Are Crazy Expensive, So I Want To Use What I Have. Is That Possible? And If So, How Do I Do It?
Hi I am the owner of Mountain Wind & Solar http://mountainwindnsolar.com (please be aware though that this website is still under construction).
Yes you can, it is as simple as this:
install the solar panels
Hook the DC output of the solar panels up to a DC to AC inverter
Plug your air conditioner into the DC to AC inverter
Wa LA you have a solar paneled air conditioner.
be aware that you will have to make sure that you have enough solar power to run the air conditioner.
If you have any other questions about energy, wind turbines, or solar panels feel free to email me at [email protected]
If Smoking Is So Bad For Us, Why Do Companies Still Sell Them?
Also, If Solar Energy Things (Like Solar Panels, Electric Cars Etc) Are Good For The Planet, Why Are They So Expensive?
Cigars and cigarettes are still sold because it is free will of the smoker to continue. Tobacco companies have obviously found their way out of lawsuits and laws.
Solar is expensive because
(a) It is a new, not fully contained energy source.
(b) Some people will go green no matter what the cost, so the solar companies charge extra.
Poll:Life In 2100......?
I think Canada and the US will merge together and become the biggest country on Earth. India will have bustling businesses, the streets will be cleaner, the people will be more liberated. Gay marriage will be legal. People will be less religious. There will be solar power in everything. Roof shingles will be mini solar panels to power individual buildings. Cars will have solar panels to power them. Cancer will be cured.
If I Connect A Solar Panel To A Rechargable Battery, Will It Charge The Battery?
If The Circut Just Goes Solar Panel To Battery And Back To Solar Panel, With No Other Components, Will The Battery Charge?
Even assuming that you got the connections the right way round, you will still have some problems. Obviously the voltage produced by the solar panel in the light must be higher than the voltage on the battery when it is fully charged, otherwise the charging current will not flow. However, in the dark the voltage on the solar panel drops and the battery will discharge back through the panel. At the very least, therefore, you will need a blocking diode in the circuit to prevent that happening.
How Many Solar Panels Does It Take To Power A House?≫?
I will first answer your question and then rant on the answers you got so far.
To power your home you need to get your last 12 months electric bills and total the kWh for the year and divide it by 365 days. That gives you your daily usage. In most areas in the USA there is 4 to 5 hours of Peak Sun. You would then divide the daily usage by the peak sun hours and that is how many solar modules you will need. Then you will need to size an inverter. If you are on the Grid you do not need batteries because the grid is the biggest battery in the world. In most states you can roll over your over production from one month to the next for a full year. So your big months in the summer will pay for the less sun months in the winter.
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I have noticed that the same people keep saying the same thing over and over and have no idea of what they are talking about. I have answered this question over and over and even showed 30 years of math to prove it.
I have done the math over and over at 7.5 cents per kWh and without any grants or insentives you will pay off a solar electric system in about 30 years.
Think about a few things. Like you are renting electric from the utility. I don't see where you are gaining anything at all from renting? You do not have any thing in the end. But if you were to buy a solar electric system no matter what your cost per kWh is, you can sell the system with your home and get every penny you spent on it back. So your cost was Zero and you had years of free electric as well.
People need to add in all the taxes they pay over the years as well .You will pay 8% in taxes. Plus there is an inflation rate of a minium of 3.5% every year. That alone would be more savings in taxes and inflation then the intrest on your loan. You don't pay taxes on the power you make your self.
Then there is a tax break because it is a home improvment and at the minute you can get up to 2000 dollars tax credit just for installing solar.
I have yet to understand why people want to say it cost so much. Maybe they don't know anything about it is my guess.
Check it out for your self is the best way. Call a solar electric dealer.