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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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 substantial, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electrical power costs have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly 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 educated about solar, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots 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 an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that select to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- 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 companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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 Do You Build A Model Solar Powered House?
I Need To Know What Materials, And How To Build It
Active or passive?
Solar thermal or solar electric?
Start by answering those questions and the answer can be any combination of all or one of them.
Passive collects (and stores) energy but does not convert light ot electric. Active goes from light to electric or thermal as in hot water.
Here are some of the materials.
For passive, create collectors , windows, skylights etc, have the light shine of heavy dense materials like rocks, brick, ceramic tiles to store the heat of the sun.
Solar electric you will need some solar collectors, batteries, power efficient devices (which would use the stored electricity)
Solar thermal usually uses (black) panels to heat up in the sun and water runs through them heating up as it goes.
I Need Some Ideas For A Going Green Program Involving Solar Paneling.?
We Are Doing A Fundraiser To Have Students Pledge To Make Donations For A Solar Panel Instalation On One Of The School Buildings. I Am Looking For A Slogan For The Campain.
nasa solar panels seem to be better than silica / silicone (i forgot the exact chemical) they make them with ink and aluminum then case them in glass, they are supposed to last like 30 years or something. good stuff. anyway a SLOGAN:
solar pannels save money, and over the long run allow the school to save tht momney or use it somewhere else in the school, ie better food, better seats, better computers, whtever. maybe you can relate the campain slogan to what the savings will be used for. maybe a new scince program thats funded solely on the savings of the panels. but ok a slogan:
IT'S OBSCEEEENCE, ROTFL... GIVE SOME DOLLAR$$ AND GO GREEEEEN!!!!!!
eh, i know not so hot, gimme a minuet. lol
LET'S MAKE THIS PANEL HAP'N CAP'N... MIB! LMAO
THE SUN, FREE FUN, COME ON AT LEAST GIVE ONE (place pic of dollar bill below the "ONE")
What Exactly Does My Car Solar Panel Charge?
I Have An 04 Vw Jetta That Came With A Solar Panel That Plugs Into The Cigarette Lighter. Does This Charge The Battery? I Forgot To Ask The Previous Owner, And It Does Not Say On The Actual Solar Panel.
Sorry If This Is A Dumb Or Obvious Question But I Know Nothing Of Cars, And No One Else Seems To Know The Answer.
Thanks For Any Help.
uh that would be a "yes" to your question. All it does is trickle charge the battery. I take it you leave it on your dash to block out the sun like a normal screen.
Its a good thing to have, but your battery wont last forever. You will still have to swap out a new battery every few years; for example if the battery is a five year battery, get a new one after about four years. Give or take a few months, its better to have a margin of safety, than to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere just because you have a dead battery.
Global Warming Jobs?
So I Have To Write A Paper For My Biology Class.
The Main Question Is:
What Is A Job That May Become More Common If Global Warming Becomes A Big Problem?
I Really Can'T Think Of Anything.
I Don'T Care On Your Opinions On If Global Warming Exhists Or Not.
I Just Need Your Idea Of A Job That Could Become More Common.
Anyone who sells, installs or repairs any type of alternative energy equipment.
Anyone who is involved in public transportation.
Anyone who is involved in regulating greenhouse gases.
Solar panel installer
Windmill installer and/or technician.
Geo-thermal heat-pump installer and/or technician.
Carbon credit broker.
Carbon credit trader.
Any job at a nuclear power plant.
Compact Fluorescent Light Salesperson.
Biofuel researcher / producer / distributor.
Hybrid car repair man.
Bicycle sales person / repair man.
Bus driver / subway driver / train driver.
I Want To Build A Home From Shipping Containers?
I Know How To Do It But Where Do I Go Or Contact For Defunked Ones Or Some Used Ones Without Spending An Arm And Leg 20 Footers Would Be Fine I Live In Se Ohio
The shipping containers can either be aluminum or steel, and I didn't notice any price difference between the two.
Have the containers delivered and then have them arranged as you want. Make 2 rows of 3, or 1 row of 6 or make a U shape, or do whatever you want with them. Take some metal and bolts and join everything together and make it structurally sound. Then take your sawzall and make the rooms bigger inside. I'm sure you want rooms bigger than 7 feet across. If you wanted to, you could have them put 3 down and 3 on top of those 3 to make a 2 story house. Using a sawzall you can cut out holes in the roof/floor and put in stairs to the upper level. Expand and remove pieces until the layout of your house looks like you want it to. Keep in mind that you may need pillars if your area gets a lot of snow, or to prevent flexing in the metal. Once everything is cut out and joined together, go up to the roof and sides and start gapping any space between everything with some sheet metal and bolts. Make sure it's nice and tight.
You would then get drywall sheets, studs, screws, bolts and nuts and some tools. Put holes in the walls every few feet and bolt up the studs. You can use rubber gaskets on the outside if you worry about water getting in. Then once the studs are all up, run your wires for electricity. I'm sure your uncle/friend/acquaintance is an electrician and can give you some pointers. Your electricity won't be hooked up yet so you don't have to worry about getting owned by the current. Make sure you know what you're doing so that you don't accidentally electrify the whole structure. You won't have to worry about fire without a wooden house frame though. There are regulations in place by your state/county on electricity so you may want to get an electrician to do it if you want to be running off of the power company. Make sure to do your plumbing also. This will be quite a challenge, and I don't know much about it. You may want to get a septic tank. I'm looking for suggestions from you totseers on this one.
Screw the drywall up to the studs, install your electrical sockets. Do your spackling. Use some wooden framing, drywall and bolts to make a closet or room dividers. cut out holes and install windows. You will need some extra precautionary measures for the windows to prevent leaks and insulation problems. You can also get doors and put them in, but if you are frugal and smart with your design you can use the shipping container doors as your front door.
Since this house is made of metal it will be quite WARM in the summer and cool in the winter, so you're going to want a good insulation. You can do this yourself also. Just get the insulation and lay it down between floors, behind drywall and wherever you need it. You will need to plan this step in conjunction with your drywall so as to not have to unscrew something to get insulation in there. An easy fix might be to just get insulation sprayed in.
Paint your walls and finish the installing of phone sockets, electrical sockets, lights, toilets, baths, sinks and what have you. It's time for the heating/cooling.
A central heating/cooling system is usually quite expensive. I imagine it might be easier to get a boiler/radiator set up. If you live in a warm climate window air conditioners could be the solution. Also, installing mirrors on the roof of the house will reflect much incoming heat from the sun. You could also cover the entire structure with solar panels and connect them to batteries for your electrical source, but that would be quite expensive I would imagine.
The exterior will be quite crappy looking, so you may want to change that with something cool. Place mirrors all around the exterior of the house for a crazy reflective home. IF kids throw rocks at your house and shatter the mirrors, designate one of the shipping containers the torture chamber and teach them a lesson. Mirrors will reflect much heat in the summer, so if you live in a southern area this would be good for you.
You can make furniture from free boxes and tape from www.usps.com Just go to store, search for boxes or tape and order some large quantities for free.
There are many other guides on cheap living so I will end this here! I hope you enjoyed my txt and continue living your own way!