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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 unit, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, property electricity rates have actually increased by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer 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 homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
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 capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that pick to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#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.
Many property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
What Kind Of Solar Power Panel Setup Do I Need For This?
I've Been Figuring Ways To Keep Water Thawed Out This Winter, And This Bucket Seems To Be The Easiest Thing.
What Kind Of Set Up (Solar Panel) Would I Need To Feed This 260 Watt Heated Bucket?
Unfortunately solar panels are low output,generally only 12 volt and very low amperage,so you would need to build a multi panel array with a DC-AC converter all together costing several hundred dollars which would only work during sunlight.Just roughly figuring,about $1800.
Plan2-Solar charger,battery bank,and DC-AC inverter so it would work 24hrs a day,also several hundred $$.
Solar power does just not seem feasible(to me)in this application.By far the cheapest set up here would be an extension cord from"house" to the bucket.260 watts per hr is a fairly lightweight draw,even not figuring the thermostat's
cycling it on and off as needed.Electricity is sold in kilowatt hours(1000W/1hr).This bucket would use(not allowing for thermostats control lowering it)appx 6000watts or 6KW per day.Depending on your electrical cost per Kwh it would cost very little to run.(In my location appx 50cents a day) or appx the same amount as my computer(325watts total))
Note that that would be a maximum rate,and would actually be less due to thermostat cycling off and on as needed.
Why Even Bother Building Dams, Windmills, Solar Panel Farms? Nuclear Energy Is Much Better?
dams, windmills and solar panels are known technologies. In particular, dams and windmills have been in use world-wide for a few hundred years. The technological expertise needed is significantly lower - they can be implemented and maintained relatively safely in virtually any country - by engineers and technicians with not a lot more than high-school educations.
In addition, there is a public perception difficulty with nuclear power - particularly after incidents such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. (If you are too young to remember these, google them to learn what happened, and ask your parents and grandparents what sort of fear these created.) Nuclear power frightens people - it is a ''magic genie'' that is too closely associated with nuclear weapons.
And yes, I know that this is not entirely reasonable - failed dams have killed more people than every nuclear weapon dropped and every nuclear power-plant failure combined.
The Three Gorges dam in China is situated in an earthquake zone - and if it fails, has potential to kill hundreds of thousands of people, possibly even millions - all in one fell swoop.
But the technology is understood and easily 'sold' to the public. And is readily 'scalable'. (Ie, you can add extra windmills and solar panels quite easily - with very little in the way of commissions and environmental impact studies - compared to adding a nw nuclear power plant.)
Discuss Alternative Energy Sources, Including The Advantages And Disadvantages?
1. Solar Energy
Solar panels are made from silicon wafers, and electrons in the silicon flow through wires inside the panels when they are exposed to sunlight.
This process turns sunlight into usable energy that can power everything from household appliances to satellites in space.
Since solar technology is both effective and environmentally friendly, researchers are constantly working towards boosting its efficiency so that use of solar panels will become more commonplace.
The only real disadvantage to solar energy is the upfront cost. But, after that its only a matter of time till it pays for itself.
2. Wind Energy
The two main types of wind machines are horizontal-axis and vertical-axis machines, with the former being more popular due to their ability to continuously produce more consistent energy while using less material.
Wind machines generate clean, alternative energy, and the largest can generate enough energy to provide power to over a hundred homes.
There are not a lot of disadvantages with wind power. One would be the upfront cost, but just like solar, it will pay for itself over time.
Another possible disadvantage would be location problems. For example, if you live in a city you probably will not be able to use wind turbines due to building codes.
3. Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy is thermal alternative energy that is generated in the earth.
Hot rocks are saturated with water in underground reservoirs, and deep holes are drilled into these reservoirs in order to allow the hot water and steam to be piped to a geothermal energy plant (where they can then power electric generators).
Although geothermal energy is a clean source of energy that is also highly cost-effective, it is still a relatively unpopular way of generating electricity.
Electric cars reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using electrical energy (usually stored in batteries) to propel one or more electric motors.
These vehicles are quiet, fast, and constantly evolving.
The biggest disadvantage is that electric cars cannot travel as far as gas powered cars. So, for right now at least, they are only good for localized driving.
What Really Causes Global Warming? I Know Carbon Dioxide But What Else?
Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live 100% off of the grid and are completely self-sufficient with a 0% Carbon footprint. I believe this is the first step anyone can make “help the environment”. Once you convert your own life style to a greener more eco friendly route, you can start helping others.
We definitely didn't start global warming, but we definitely do contribute to it now.
Natural gas (or Methane along with other thanes) for example, is completely a natural contributer to global warming and is derived pretty much the same way as oil. ie. Matter (animal, plant etc) decomposes over time resulting in a anaerobic (hope I spelled that right) decay of non-fossil organic material / gas (natural gas or methane).
One problem with global warming is that the concept is so vague in the minds of the people. The critical interpretation is basically how it’s explained in school and the news. However most of the public see global warming connected with the ozone and pollutants which cause harmful greenhouse gasses, etc. therefore investigating and fighting for things like alternative energy (ie. Solar, wind, hydrogen, ethanol, biodiesel, etc)
Greenhouse gases are real and do contribute to global warming. Think of the different gas layers like ozone (o3) that circumference the globe as the clear plastic on a greenhouse. Longer rays of light from the Sun go in and reflect off different thermal masses bouncing back and creating shorter lengths of energy that cannot exist the plastic barrier. These beams then just continue to bounce around inside the green house until they’re finally absorbed completely (some do escape but very few), thereby warming the greenhouse greatly even in cold temperatures.
Basically there are 2 ways that this reaction (or lack of) affects the planet. Global warming and global cooling.
1. as we add to the gases in the stratosphere, where the ozone layer is (Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc), we add to the plastic of the greenhouse, trapping more short wave length energy and heating the earth more.
2. as we deplete the ozone (with chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs), we allow more long wave length energy, which bounces back out to space without heating any thermal masses on earth, thereby cooling the planet.
It’s pretty easy to see the results..
Melting ice sheets & glaciers
Floods & droughts
Great hurricanes & cyclones
New & resurgent diseases
There are many ways to stop both global warming and cooling from accruing or at least slow them down until we can discover a way to reverse it, but Stop burning fossil fuels is the biggest.
I currently own 2 converted h2 vehicles which run on 100% hydrogen and 1 EV (electric vehicle), not to mention our home is completely off the grid, using alternative energy (solar, wind, etc)
If you interested I offer several DIY alternative guides to walk you step by step threw Greener living, how to run your car on alternative fuels and being self-sufficient, at agua-luna com or
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Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.
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How Much Can I Expect It To Cost To Install Solar Panels?
My Home Uses An Average Of 2400 Kw Per Month (28,800 Per Year.) How Much Can I Expect It To Cost To Install Solar Panels Of This Amount?
(It Is Not My Intention To Go Off Of The Electric Company'S Grid. I Would Like To Generate What I Can / Possibly Sell Back Extra Power)
What &Quot;Hidden&Quot; Costs Are There?
What Is The Average Life Of Them?
What Is The &Quot;Best&Quot; (Cost Effective And Green) Solution / Approach?
(Btw.... I Am In Southern La If That Makes A Difference)
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In LA you have lots of incentives to use to cut your system almost in half. I know that if your electric bill was 100 dollars a month and being a solar electric system last about 30 years you will pay in utility bills about 36000 dollars in that time frame. So in LA you could get a system big enough to take care of your home and the house next door for that much. Then there is cost of living increases and fuel increases and taxes and on and on. You would spend 100,000 in 30 years easy when you could spend a forth of that much now and have it done and over with.
Check out this page. You will have a very good idea of what your cost would be to go solar in about 15 minutes. I can go through the how to in about 2 minutes being I have done it before.
Plus you might want to check out this link to see how many incentaves you can get just click on your state.