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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 conditioner, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic 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 take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight 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 costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added 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 anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce 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 common domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next Twenty 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 Can A Car That Runs On Solar Panels Help The Environment?
Other Than Not Polluting The Air???
My guess is that you will not need gasoline to power the car, and yes, the car would not produce emissions that pollute the air. You also would not have to plug it in to recharge so you would not have to rely on electricity.
Solar Panel Wiring, Materials?
I Want To Buy A Solar Panel To Charge Deep Cycle Batteries And Charge Electronics Off The Dcb. I Don'T Know How To Wire Everything Up Though Or What Materials Ill Need. Inverter? Gauge Of The Wire? Ampmeter?
You need to have some idea of what power you need or you will most likely be disappointed.
Batteries rated at 100Ah can deliver about 20A for a few hours. This corresponds with 240W ber 12V battery, so you can say after losses, 200W of AC. If you wish to power 200W or less, that is fine. If you want more, you need more batteries. It is best to connect them in series for 48V or something like that. This keeps the current in the more practical 20A range, and the cables are smaller and cheaper.
When it comes to charging the batteries, the larger panels are around 100W panels. These deliver a current of about 5A to charge the battery. This is the peak, when the full sun is at right angles to the panel and high in the sky, so delivering about 1200W/m^2.
Let us say that there are 5 hours a day equivalent full sun. You can look up your region on the internet in most places. That gives 25Ah per day. That is all you can hope for with one x 100W panel per day.
If you have more than 12V in the battery, you will need a panel for each 12V of the battery, so that is 4 panels minimum for a 48V battery.
As there are only 25Ah from a panel per day, and it takes 1.4 times the Ah to recharge the batteries, we can expect to take 6 days to recharge a 100Ah battery that is not being used. This can be improved by having more solar panels. Thus 8 panels would produce 50Ah per day for a 48V system (to charge in 3 days). As you can see you have to work out a usage pattern for your electricity that suits the limits of your panel string.
Other things you need:
The cable size must be big enough to carry the current safely. It will most likely need to be bigger again to minimise the voltage drop. That depends how long the cable is. Generally it should not exceed about 5m, and that probably means the next size up in cable. You can check all this from cable suppliers tables of resistance per meter and current carrying capacity. There are 2 main cable sizes. The cables connecting solar panels together and to the battery. In a series chain this should be 10A cable (for 5A panels) or larger to minimise voltage drop. If there is more than 1 series chain, wire each string separately to the charger where they are commoned together. The cable from the charger to the battery needs to be bigger to suit the added currents of more than one string.
The other cable size is from the battery to the inverter. It should be at least big enough for the maximum current the inverter can draw. This should be 20 or 30 Amp cable considering 100AH batteries. It should be larger so that the voltage drop through both cables is less than 1% overall. Don't skimp on this. Take the next size up if in doubt. The load side of the inverter is 120/240V AC so leave it to an electrician to make sure it complies with regulations.
A solar charger connects between the panel string and the battery. It needs to suit the maximum current from the panels, as well as the voltage of the battery. If you get an MPPT charge controller that is better. It adjusts the charge current to maximise the power obtained from the panels as conditions change. I think an ammeter for charge current is a good idea. This can be in series with the charger and the battery. A ten amp meter will suit for a single string, ec.
The solar panel side of things doesn't need a fuse because the panels are inherently current limited to less than the cable can carry, by their nature. Between the charger and the battery should be a fuse, mounted near the battery. It is rated to the cable size, so if you have 20A cable, 20A fuse. The reason for this is that the battery connects to the charger, so if you short something in the charger the battery current is there to make a fuse necessary.
There must be a fuse between the battery and the inverter. There may be some sort of battery fuse in the inverter. This fuse prevents a fire if the inverter should fail. It is rated to the inverter maximum current, or allow a little more for surges. It should not be higher than the cable current rating.
If you connect an ammeter (rated for max inverter current) between the battery and the inverter, it will help you determine what is happening with power consumption. Alternately, have an ammeter in the AC distribution side.
If you have sufficient power (like 1kW or more) you can consider a grid tied system , that uses no batteries. You need to get that done professionally anyway.
The batteries need to be located outside in a well ventilated situation.
Solar panels need to be well ventilated. Allow fre air around the back. The inverter and charger also need good ventilation for cooling, and should not be in the sun ever. Obviously electrical parts are protected from the weather, vermin, ants etc.
I Need Ur Help Here Guyz! Why Is It Important That The Surface Of The Soular Panel Has A Large Area?
A Group Of Houses Uses Solar Panels And Windmills As Alternative Energy Sources
Because the surface area is what collects the sunlight. The more surface area you have, the more sunlight you get at once.
How To Use Solar Panel To Charge 2 Battery Packs Simultaneously?
I Have A 12V, 5W Solar Panel That I Use To For Multiple Purposes. And Two 12V, 1300Mah Battery Packs That I Use To Power Some Other Devices. At Various Times, I Use My Solar Panel To Recharge The Battery Packs. But I Only Charge One At A Time. And Always Make Sure I Keep The Current At C/10 Or Below So I Don'T Overcharge Or Damage The Battery Packs. So I Set It Up For Indefinite Charging.
My Question To You Is This. What Is The Best Way For Me To Charge The Two Packs Together Instead Of Just One At A Time, If Possible? I Don'T Know If It'S Best To Connect Them In Series Or In Parallel. Or If It Even Matters At All.
My Thinking Is To Connect Them In Series. And Treat The Two Packs As Though They Were Simply 20 Individual 1.2V, 1300Mah Batteries. So I'M Thinking Of Connecting Things In The Following Way:
(A) + Of Solar Panel To + Of Battery Pack 1
(B) - Of Battery Pack 1 To + Of Battery Pack 2
(C) - Of Battery Pack To - Of Solar Panel
Would This Setup Work? And Yes, I Do Have A Blocking Diode With My Solar Panel To Prevent Current From Flowing Back Into The Panel And Damaging It. Thanks Everyone!!
Series would mean that the two battery packs would have a total of 24 volts. The 12 volt panel would not charge the batteries.
You need to put them in parallel. Match the polarity of the PV panel and the battery packs. All the + together and separately all the - together.
Depending on your connectors you may be able get a Y adapter that would allow you to connect and/or disconnect each battery pack or device seperately.
Why Solar Energy Is Not Harnessed To It'S Potential?
Solar Energy Is Available For Free, So Why Don'T We Harness It And Say Bye To Pollution And Go Green
1. Cost. Solar Photovoltaic panels and systems are expensive. They also require a significant amount of realestate if you want a meaningful amount of power from them.
2. Life expectancy. Solar panels have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years. simple payback without government incentives often far exceeds 20 years.
Here is some homework for you.
A fair size Power Plant can generate 1,500 MW of power.
At around 150 W per panel how many solar panels do you need to replace this one plant?
answer: 10,000,000 panels
With each panel taking approximately 2 square yeards of space, more if you have tracking and proper maintenance clearance, how much land do you need?
answer: 6.46 square miles
The City on Cincinnatii Ohio has multiple power plants with this capacity to provide power. For this example lets amd to keep it simple say 10x the plant identified above. How many square miles of land is needed to repalce these?
answer 64.6 square miles.
I hope you are starting to understand. Lets add a couple more things.
Panels if you are lucky will only produce about 80% of their rated power.
Now we need 80.71 square miles of panels.
Panels do not produce so well on cloudy days.
Panles do not produce so well at night
The city of New York would require about 15x the number of panels.
So Cincinnatti plus NY city = 1,291.32 square miles of solar panels are needed.
Oh, BTW we still need land for farming, for trees, for grasslands, for rivers and lakes etc. We also still need land for roads, homes etc etc etc
I hope this helps.