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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, watching 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 ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#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 house owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. 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 houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Can A 110-Volt Inverter Be Used In The Philippines Where They Use 220-Volts In Conjunction With Solar Panels?
I Am Going Back To The Philippines (Pi) In 2014. I Recently Purchased A 3-Solar Panel Kit, But Am Unsure Whether To Purchase A 400-Watt Continuous / 800-Watt Peak Power Inverter That Is 110-Volts. Can This Be Hooked Up Using A Step-Down Or Step-Up 220-Volt Transformer To Run 110-Volt Items That I Have In My Home That Are Attached To 110-Volt Step-Down Transformers? Any Suggestions Would Be Helpful. Solar Energy Is Just Getting Started In The Pi And I Want To Make Sure That I Purchase The Correct Inverter Without Wasting My Money And Time.
Paul: This is a question that should be asked to the supplier where you bought the Inverter not us here as they are the experts on their equipment. But remember to check what you want to run! It cannot be more than 400 watts & 800 watts ratted. That is not very much power. Even a small desktop CPU is rated 350 watts, a ref is way more than that even a rice cooker is 700 watts. At only 400-Watt Continuous / 800-Watt Peak Power you will be able to run lights & that is all.
So I urge you to go back to where you bought the solar kit & tell them of your needs & concerns about the inverter.
Where Can I Learn To Make Solar Panels?
There are many guides in making solar panels on the web.Just google them.Or you can check my source for reviews of them.
Where Can I Find A 5V 1A Solar Panel?
You can also regulate a larger panel to 5 volt one amp output by means of a conventional voltage regulator circuit.
The same with a 3 volt need. I will be uploading a circuit schematic to my blog for an adjustable voltage regulator on present schedule about 10 days to weeks, I have some uploads and rewrites to some initial regulator theory to get ready and up this week.
How Do Solar Panel Power Systems Work?
Solar panels collect solar radiation from the sun and actively convert that energy to electricity. From a solar-powered calculator to an international space station, solar panels generate electricity using the same principles of electronics as chemical batteries or standard electrical outlets. With solar panels, it's all about the free flow of electrons through a circuit.
To understand how solar panels generate electrical power, it might help to take a quick trip back to high school chemistry class. The basic element of solar panels is the same element that helped create the computer revolution -- pure silicon. When silicon is stripped of all impurities, it makes a ideal neutral platform for the transmission of electrons. Silicon also has some atomic-level properties which make it even more attractive for the creation of solar panels.
Silicon atoms have room for eight electrons in their outer bands, but only carry four in their natural state. This means there is room for four more electrons. If one silicon atom contacts another silicon atom, each receives the other atom's four electrons. This creates a strong bond, but there is no positive or negative charge because the eight electrons satisfy the atoms' needs. Silicon atoms can combine for years to result in a large piece of pure silicon. This material is used to form the plates of solar panels.
Here's where science enters the picture. Two plates of pure silicon would not generate electricity in solar panels, because they have no positive or negative charge. Solar panels are created by combining silicon with other elements that do have positive or negative charges.
Phosphorus, for example, has five electrons to offer to other atoms. If silicon and phosphorus are combined chemically, the result is a stable eight electrons with an additional free electron along for the ride. It can\'t leave, because it is bonded to the other phosphorus atoms, but it isn't needed by the silicon. Therefore, this new silicon/phosphorus plate is considered to be negatively charged.
In order for electricity to flow, a positive charge must also be created. This is achieved in solar panels by combining silicon with an element such as boron, which only has three electrons to offer. A silicon/boron plate still has one spot left for another electron. This means the plate has a positive charge. The two plates are sandwiched together in solar panels, with conductive wires running between them.
With the two plates in place, it's now time to bring in the 'solar' aspect of solar panels. Natural sunlight sends out many different particles of energy, but the one we're most interested in is called a photon. A photon essentially acts like a moving hammer. When the negative plates of solar cells are pointed at a proper angle to the sun, photons bombard the silicon/phosphorus atoms.
Eventually, the 9th electron, which wants to be free anyway, is knocked off the outer ring. This electron doesn't remain free for long, since the positive silicon/boron plate draws it into the open spot on its own outer band. As the sun's photons break off more electrons, electricity is generated. The electricity generated by one solar cell is not very impressive, but when all of the conductive wires draw the free electrons away from the plates, there is enough electricity to power low amperage motors or other electronics. Whatever electrons are not used or lost to the air are returned to the negative plate and the entire process begins again.
One of the main problems with using solar panels is the small amount of electricity they generate compared to their size. A calculator might only require a single solar cell, but a solar-powered car would require several thousand. If the angle of the solar panels is changed even slightly, the efficiency can drop 50 percent.
Some power from solar panels can be stored in chemical batteries, but there usually isn't much excess power in the first place. The same sunlight that provides photons also provides more destructive ultraviolet and infrared waves, which eventually cause the panels to degrade physically. The panels must also be exposed to destructive weather elements, which can also seriously affect efficiency.
Many sources also refer to solar panels as photovoltaic cells, which references the importance of light (photos) in the generation of electrical voltage. The challenge for future scientists will be to create more efficient solar panels are small enough for practical applications and powerful enough to create excess energy for times when sunlight is not available.
What Home Appliance Can Be Powered By A Solar Panel?
I Don'T Know Anything About Where To Buy Solar Panels. I Just Want To Save On The Electric Bills.
Anything you can power with your normal household electric can be powered by solar.
So you know what a solar panel is:
A "solar panel" is more then one solar module mounted on a frame to be installed as a single unit into a solar array.
Next question is normally what is a solar module:
A "solar module" is a bunch of solar cells mounted together with a clear front and a white backing.
Solar is something that you install on your home so you don't have to rent electric power from the public utility. It has a large upfront cost but will pay it's self and you then own something. Like if you rent a home you end up with nothing but if you buy a home you pay a big upfront payment and in the end you own it and can sell it for a profit.
Yes you can run your A/C unit from Solar Electric.
As said above. Anything you can run from the pubilc utility can be ran from solar. If it is in your home and running from electric right now you can run it from solar.