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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing 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 significant, many residents discover that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create 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 reduce your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster 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 informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four 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 duty are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for at least 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
Which Is More Cost Effective?
Running A/C At Constant 78Ish Degrees (When People Are Home) Or Opening Windows Which Heats The House Up And Then Running A/C To Cool It Back Off At Night?
First, use a programmable thermostat so you can have the house warmer during the day when no one is around. That way you set it and forget it.
Second, plant shade trees or install solar shades on the outside of the south and west facing windows to block most of the sun's UR rays from even entering the house to create that excessive heat inside.
Third, have an energy audit (free from most utilities) that will tell you the areas of your (not some one else's) home were you have excessive air leakage causing the cool air inside to leave and the hot humid air on the outside from entering. Most air leakage issues are easily fixable by some caulking and weather stripping.
If you haven't ever seen an energy audit report, here's a link where we wrote numerous posts about the one we received with all the charts, graphs and recommendations. We couldn't find one before we had our's done, so we thought we would write about the one we received.
Fourth, for when folks are home, I go with the open windows approach until the A/C comes on and then close all the windows, sliding doors, etc. Just today, our neighbour who takes the opposite approach and keeps all the windows closed had his A/C come on around 10:30 in the morning whereas ours didn't come on until around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Hope that helps!
Why Is The World Facing Energy Problems?
All the energy problems are a result of poor engineering. Think about it-energy is everywhere and we have no way to access it. Our best solar systems so far are about 15% efficient and cost a lot more than they are worth. We spend billions on oil when gas is less than 1/4th the cost of oil. We have lots of coal which is even less costly than gas and don't have a clue how to use it in an environmentally friendly way. Poor engineering in every case.
What Are Three Reasons Why Solar Energy Is Better Than Geothermal Energy?
1) There are more locations on earth where Solar energy is more readily available than Geothermal.
2) Solar energy systems can be placed on top of existing structures (roofs) even in cities while Geothermal would require digging. This poses a problem with existing buildings being crowded together.
3) Economies of scale. There are a lot of people putting in a lot of solar energy systems, both PhotoVoltaic and Solar Thermal. With a lot of equipment being sold, the manufactures have competitive pricing and new developments are quick to get on the market. Geothermal is a bit more specialized.
4) Solar energy can be harness passively. That is to say planning can take advantage of the Sun's energy to heat and light a building.
What'S Your Opinion On Solar Energy?
What Do You Think The Future Will Hold For Solar Energy? Do You Think It Will Be Used More Or Less In The United States? Do You Think It Will Eventually Have Different Uses?
I think solar power is great as long as you have enough sun every day. I think wind power is great. There's always wind. I've always been wondering about water power. All of our big cities are located along the coast lines. I've often wondered why they don't put the power of the ocean into good use.
Why Have We Become Dependent On Fossil Fuels When All Along We Could Have Been Using Solar Energy?
Despite The Increased Price To Produce Photovoltaics Do Fossil Fuels Have Some Superior Advatange Over Solar Energy That I Am Missing?
They're cheap and easy -- and the latter is more important than you may think. All you need to get widely-usable energy out of fossil fuels is a reliable way to create fire: they burn easily. Not so with sunlight. Manufacturing photovoltaic cells requires technology that we most certainly didn't have back when we first adopted coal and oil.