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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 daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your house value
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical property solar panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that pick to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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
Solar Panel Roofing Business?
Im Interested In Opening A Solar Panel Roofing Business. Does Anyone Have Any Info On How To Go About This? Schooling. License Requirements. Any Info Is Appreciated
NABCEP is the agency in the USA that certifies solar installers. You would need to take ISPQ certified classes before you can sit for the NABCP test. To see a list of schools in your area, go to http://irecusa.org/irec-programs/ispq-tr...
Can I Use A Solar Panal To Run My Air Conditioner?
I Have A Huge Window And I Get In Loads Of Sun Light. Is There Any Way To Use A Solar Panal To Run My Air Conditioner In The Summer Time.
You COULD but it would be expensive. AND the room will still be warm after the sun goes low in the sky and the PVP (Photo Voltaic Panel) won't be able to produce enough energy to run the AC unit. Often you still need the AC to be running long after the sun has set.
To figure how much of a PVP you need you will need to determine how much power your AC draws. Since I don't know that number for you, you'll have to figure it out and do some math. The AC unit may be rated in watts or in amps. If it's rated in amps then you simply multiply that times the voltage. This case 120 volts. The product will give you wattage.
Next you need to figure out how much power a PVP will produce. Power is another term for wattage. Lets suppose your AC unit draws 12 amps. That means it draws (12 x 120 =) 1440 watts (per hour) (also known as 1.44 KwH - or Kilo-Watts per Hour). If you get a PVP that produces 1.44 KwH then you still don't have enough power to run your AC unit. You need to factor in the suns angle to the panel. Since the panel won't follow the sun then it's power will increase as the sun rises higher and higher into the sky until it reaches peak angle (90 degrees) then begin to diminish power output until sunset. Of that time, it spends approximately 33% of the day time in an optimal angle, leaving 67% of time when it's NOT producing full power. So plan on multiplying by 2 just to get a better amount of power from lower angle sunlight.
Next consider the inverter you will use. You need one that is capable of powering a compressor motor and fan(s). Most window box AC units have a single fan motor. Still, an inverter capable of that is not cheap.
THEN consider that most inverters are anywhere from 60 to 80% efficient. That means you're wasting a whole lot of energy. So to run your AC unit (using the fictitious numbers I came up with) you will need at a minimum, one around 3 KwH just to run it. And a good engineering practice is to overshoot that by 33%, meaning an additional Kw, bringing it to 4 KwH PVP. That's a pretty big panel just to run the AC when the sun is up. But you will still be hot and uncomfortable after the sun goes low or even after sunset.
Is it practical? Nope. Not just for one AC unit. You'll spend a lot of money just for some mid day comfort. And you won't be happy with the outcome.
Hope this helps.
How Much Does A Solar Panel System For Your Roof Cost In The U.S.?
I Have Seen And Heard About These Companies That Will Install Solar Power Panels On Your Roof And They Claim Depending On How Sunny It Is Where You Live That Your Electricity Bills Will Be Drastically Reduced And You Could Even Generate So Much Power That Your Electric Meter Will Spin In Reverse And The Power Company Will Pay You For The Excess Power Generated. So, My Question Is, How Much Does One Of These Solar Power Arragements Cost?
My colleague in San Jose, California installed a solar photovoltaic system on his house several years ago.
His installed cost was a little over $30,000.
The peak capacity of the system was 3,000 watts.
His annual production of electricity has been approximately 4,000 kilowatt hours per year.
He financed the system with a second loan on his house with an interest rate equal to the prime rate.
That interest rate is adjustable and has gone up to 8.25 % per year.
His interest cost on the loan is $2,475 per year.
($30,000 times .0825 = $2,475)
His interest cost per kilowatt hour is approximately: 61.88cents per kilowatt hour.
That does not include maintenance (which has been significant) or depreciation.
($2,475 divided by 4,000 kilowatt hours = 61.88 cents per kilowatt hour).
I think that 61.88 cents per kilowatt hour is rather high.
The utility company that I use is one of the most expensive utility companies in the United States and they only charge me 17.3 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity.
That is much less than it costs my colleague for electricity from his solar photovoltaic system.
I realize that it is very difficult to get accurate cost data on these systems. Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a salesman who sells these systems.
The first question that I asked him is why is it so hard to get accurate cost data on these systems.
The salesman replied with what I would say was rather remarkable candor.
The salesman said that if people knew how little electricity these systems produce, how much maintenance they require and how much they really cost nobody would buy them.
Here in Silicon Valley we have a term for people who absolutely must have the latest technology no matter what it costs.
They are called "early adoptors"
Who are early adoptors?
They are people who have more money than they know what to do with. They must have the very latest gadget and they do not care how much it costs.
Solar photovoltaic systems are definitely systems for"early adoptors"
Solar photovoltaic systems are not ready yet for the mainstream public.
Charge Car Batt W/ Solar Panel?
How Long Would It Take For Me To Charge A Car Batt, With 13.6V 80Ma Solar Panel?
It depends on the amount of sunlight really, which is a function of the angle of the panel, the time of day, time of year, location on the earth, and the presence and thickness of any clouds at the time.
It should take several hours, perhaps 8, given direct uninterrupted sunlight
I Heared Installing Solar Panels On My New Roof To Heat My Pool Would Void My Warranty Is This True?
I Just Want To Make Sure I Was Well Informed, Thanks For Any Input. If Anyone Knows Of Other Options To Heat My Pool With Out Solar Panels Please Let Me Know. I Should Let You Know That I Do Not Have Enough Space Nor Want Panels On My Yard Either.
Warranty on roof or pool?
Consult manufacturer or vendor or installer for warranty info