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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 a/c, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy expense savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electricity costs have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Several studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners select to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, for at least the next 20 years (repaired energy expenses).
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 Doe Solar Panels Save Money?
I have a system, I paid $16K for it. I am saving approx. $2K per year. Electricity rates increase at an average of 5% per year (last year it was 8% this year is also 8% so my average is low). My system will last 25 years. I will break even in 6.5 years, so I will have free electricty for 18.5 years and I won't be paying the higher rate that others will be paying. I stand to save well over $50K over the life of my system.
Diy Solar Panels For Gride Tie?
I Have Just Made My First Dolar Panel 120 Watts, Charges My 27Tmx Trojan Battery Perfectly. Now I Am Thinking To Build More Solar Panels For A Grid Tie Installation At My House, Maybe 15 Panels Would Do It, Is This Safe?
Congratulations on your solar panel. It takes a lot of work to construct one.
Tying to the electric grid requires permission from your power company, and conformance to local building codes. This generally means compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), meaning your panels must be UL (or similar rating from another standard) listed, for fire and electrical safety reasons. Homemade panels won't qualify, unfortunately.
I really would discourage you from trying to do a jungle installation without permission, as the power distribution in a house is nothing to be trifled with. That would also likely void your homeowner's insurance, and give the bank a reason to call your mortgage, if you have these.
How To Charge A Battery With Home Electricity And Solar Panel Together?
I Have An Inverter And A Battery 210 Amperes.
Daily Sun Shine Approx. 7 Hours.
Do I Need To Buy Anything Or Should I Connect The Solar Panel To The Battery Direct?
No, don't connect the panel directly to the battery.
You need to isolate the solar panel charging output from the AC-powered charger. A couple of high-current diodes arranged with their anodes connected to the charging sources in the positive supply line will allow either the charger or the solar panel to "lift" the voltage high enough to charge the battery, albeit with about 0.6 volts dropped across the diode. Both cathode ends would be connected to the battery. This arrangement allows a positive current to flow from either or both charging sources at the same time, although in practice, one will generally be higher than the other.
Also, if the AC charger's voltage is significantly higher than the solar panel, the charger may always charge the battery. You would need to regulate its output to be slightly lower than the solar panel when it's near it's minimum useful operating voltage.
(note that the 0.6 forward bias voltage on the diode might prevent the solar panel from completely charging the battery if it has any voltage regulation on its output)
Do Solar Cells Contain Anything Toxic?
I Bought A Bunch Of Solar Cells To Make A Solar Panel And I'M Wondering Whether They Are Toxic To Humans.
Cells manufactured in the last few years will generally be ROHS compliant, and contain no lead in the solder. Our panels were manufactured in 2006, and have the "no lead" icon on them.
The processing of silicon wafers involves some toxic substances, but the finished cells themselves don't have these products in them. Silicon tetrachloride is a raw ingredient from which a refiner makes polysilicon. But the finished silicon ingot is immensely pure, no chlorine left in it.
For Sun What Solar Panal Is Saving In The Battery Ac Or Dc?
What Energy Does The Solar Panal Saves In The Battery Whter It Ac Or Dc?
A very basic lesson in solar:
a) At a power-generation level (not just a simple battery charger or decorative light charger), solar modules (made up of individual solar cells) come in 60 or 72 cell types.
b) The very best modules - over the long-term - produce 250 or 300 watts @ 24VDC respectively.
c) You will need an inverter to change the DC from the modules to AC for household use.
d) The very best grid-tie inverters (allowing you to connect to the mains if you wish) run about 98% efficient, but in smaller systems more like about 92%.
e) Module wattage is at full sun. Average production is about 50% of rating as direct full sun does not happen all day. And, of course, no power is produced at night, during a rainstorm, and so forth.
f) Unless you have storage (batteries) charged by the solar panels, and/or remain on the grid, you will not have power without sun.
g) Minimal operational needs for the average household with a refrigerator and various other appliances, lights, computer, and so forth is about 5,500 watts @ 240V peak. No electric heat, no air-conditioning, no electric hot water.
Putting all that together, allowing for losses, reserve and storage, you would need 55 modules at 300 watts each, taking up 110 square meters of area. The installed cost would be in the neighborhood of US$3.50/watt at that level based on prices in place right now and including storage, or $57,750 +/- 20%. What with SRECS, local subsidies and such your actual out-of-pocket might vary.
Using our household as an example (we *could* get by at 5,500 watts), and our average electric bill of US$125/month, the payback would be about 38 years at present prices.