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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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 considerable, numerous homeowners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 decrease your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. 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, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added 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 country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that 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 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 U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 cash down.
Numerous property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what price, for at least 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
A Cell Is Like A City Because.?
Okay, So I Have To Do A Project Like This. I Have All Of The Written Part Done, But Now I Have To Draw It :( I Am Not Sure How To Draw An Airport, Costco, Buildings, Construction Workers Etc Etc? How Should I Draw This? Does Anyone Have An Example? Thanks!
The nucleus is like City Hall. The mitochondria are the power plants. The ribosomes, the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus are assembly lines. The plasma membrane is like the City Limits. The lysosome is like the sewage treatment plant. The peroxosome is like a hazardous waste treatment plant. In plant cells, chloroplasts are like solar panels and the vacuole is like the landfill.
What Is The Maximum Amount Of Energy That Can Be Collected From Solar Power?
I Was Wondering What The Upper Limits Of Solar Power Is (If We Had 100% Efficient Solar Panels, How Much Power Would They Generate In Full Sunlight). I Know That It'S Impossible To Achieve 100% Efficiency But As I Said Before I'M Interested In How Much Energy Is Theoretically Available From Solar Power.
The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere. Approximately 30% is reflected back to space while the rest is absorbed by clouds, oceans and land masses. The spectrum of solar light at the Earth's surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ranges with a small part in the near-ultraviolet.
Average over the entire earth = 164 Watts per square meter over a 24 hour day
8 hour summer day, 40 degree latitude 600 Watts per sq. meter for those 8 hours
2000 Watts per sq. meter in the tropics with the sun directly overhead.
How Do These Energies Work?
How Do Wind Energy, Hydro Power Energy, Solar Panel Energy, Geothermal Energy, And Natural Gas Energy Work? How Do They Save Energy Resources,Money, And The Environment?
First of all, they do not save energy resources. They are alternate energy sources. Whichever one you use the others are conserved. Wind energy turns blades attached to a generator. Solar panels convert sunlight to electric energy. Geothermal energy use steam to power a turbine generator. Natural gas is burned to turn water to steam to power a turbine generator.
Good Time To Buy Solar Panels?
Everyone In My New Neighborhood Seems To Be Buying Solar Panels Right Now With All The Incentives There Are...There Is A Company Called Astrum Solar Out Of Maryland That Destroys Any Competitor Prices Here In Pa. Because Of Extra Incentives I Guess.
Right Now I Can Buy A System For $18,000 After All Promotions And Incentives....That Is For An 8.00 Size System And Quality Is 1,168 / 85%
Is That A Pretty Good Prices? I Would See True Savings In 7 Years ....After That, $1500 Per Year Savings.
I Just Worry About Warranty And Maintenance With The Buy Option.
Hey, that doesn't sound unreasonable. Also you know you don't have to worry about maintenance or warranty if you lease a system? You can save a bunch of money on your bill without any of the risk. Also, the size and price of your system is much less important than how much energy you use and then design the system around that since a system that is too big can end up costing you more money in the end than a smaller system since the rates utilities buy back power from you is so low. Let me know if you have any more questions. Also, you can get a fast quote from my company, Sungevity to see how what we design for you would compare to the quote you're looking at now. Also our offer allows you to go solar for $0 down. If you use my link, you'll get an extra $500 by using the referral code. Check it out. http://www.sungevity.com/get-your-iquote?referral-code=jmahler
Solar Panels, 1Kw Per Hour Or Day ?
Solar Panel Packages Have Different Levels Of Power. For Instance You Can Get A 1Kw System But Is This 1 Kw Per Hour Or Day. How Does This Work?
1 kW is the unit of measurement used. 1 kWh means you have 1 kW steady for an entire hour. In the case of solar panels, say you are using 100W panels. That means at any given time assuming ample sunlight is hitting the panel, it is producing 100W.
You wanted a kW so you will need ten panels at 100W (less or more depending on the rating of the panel) this will give you 1kW. That means at any given time you can get as many watts as needed up to 1kW (1000W). Say the sun hits the panels for eight hours a day, you will have 1kWh each of those eight hours, or 8kWh per day. Unless you have a system of batteries to capture unused power, you will only be able to use up to 1kW (1000W) at any given time, any unused power will be wasted.
Solar panels alone are not like a generator, they do not slow down or speed up depending on demand. Even with no load on them, they will produce as much power as they are able, and without batteries that power is lost.
To simply answer your question, if you get a 1kW system, that means 1kW per hour.