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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 system, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electrical energy costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become 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 independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because 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 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are crucial parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, 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
Is There A Way To Make Car Paint That Collects Solar And Wind Energy To Power An Electric Car?
If The Paint Could Collect Solar Energy To Charge A Battery, And Then Once The Car Starts Moving, Other Fibers In The Paint Could Convert The Wind Passing Over The Car To Electrical Energy, Wouldn'T This Be A Way To Decrease Our Dependency On Fossil Fuels. Is There Any Technology Out There That Can Do Such A Thing?
No. Air drag is one of the chief components in auto efficiency. What you describe would increase air drag.
As far as the solar part goes most cars have about 12 square feet of surface in the sun when the car is in the sun. 12 square feet can produce 900 watts. In four hours that would be 2700 Watt hours. A gallon of gasoline is about 37,000 Watt hours. What means is is that it is going to take over 100 days to produce the energy of one gallon of gasoline and everything has to be perfect.
How Can We Help Clean Our Environment, If Can’T Stop Our Greed?
In The Usa There Is Enough Technology To Help Many Countries Develop Their Own Sources To Use Solar Energy. There Would Be No Need To Continue To Explore More Oil And Gas. For Instances, In Mexico, Central America, And Some South American Countries, As Well As, African Countries There Is Not Winter And The Sun Shines Strong 12 Hour A Day. Developing Solar Energy Cars, House Systems, Would Eliminate The Importation Of Oil In Huge Scale. But The Greed Is Bigger And They Want Explore To Sell Oil.
What Do You Think?
Woa wait a minute! Enough technology does not mean enough financers who would take the massive risk. This includes both private/public companies and governments. The incentive is a high return on money invested particularly with the escalated risks associated with investing in new technology and in investment in other countries. Even Government grants/loans to other countries work on this basis. It is financially as well as politically driven.
If there was this massive investment in solar energy in other countries, this would not prevent other investors/governments from prospecting for oil or gas. Those involved in the oil business want to continue to receive high returns for their past investments for as long as possible and maintain the associated political power. As there would be diminishing returns for oil in terms of quantity, this would make it even more lucrative as prices would be driven yet higher. Supply and demand.
What motivation is there other than greed? The answer is politics and power and the three are always bedfellows.
In Marxist ideas it is the ownership of the means of production that determines who holds power. The owners supply a tiny part of the total labour/time to create total profit. The workers are under the owners control via payment of wages. It is the class division caused by the percentage of 'profit' that the person takes ie: wages for workers versus control over entire profit for owners. Land and equipment are means of production. Money is POWER.
How do we stop greed? There is only one real way, that is to make the risks of not acting in the desired way worse than acting in the desired way. A dying man or a starving man are not interested in more than he needs to keep alive. He is not interested in collecting assets or the needs of any body else. It is a purely selfish motivator. So risk of death or very serious harm? Not my preferred choices.
Permaculture Answer: Being more self reliant, growing your own food, growing your own power (timber) or producing your own power and growing natural resources. Limiting your own consumption of everything including family size are the best solutions for individuals. Passing on any over production to others within the community.There are finite resources. If you personally exploit other people and the environment by overconsumption and larger family size leading to overpopulation then these resources will not be available to other people. In Permaculture these are the ethics of Fair Shares, Earth Cares and People Care. Think globally act locally.
If The Us Growth Rate For Wind Energy Continued At 20% Per Year, How Long Would It Take For All Our Electricit?
If The Us Growth Rate For Wind Energy Continued At 20% Per Year, How Long
Would It Take For All Our Electricity Be Provided By Wind?
Hey Cam, Raymond has some good figures there as far as growth being exponential, it has been the last 4 years or so. But we are nowhere near 50% now, last check, at the end of 2010 we were at just under 4% wind power. It's a bit of a moving target with seasonal wind changes and utilities bringing more online each day. But if we were at 6% at the beginning of 2012, then adding 20%, or multiplying that figure by 1.2 each year, it would take 14.5 years.
We will never reach even half that far however. A really good parallel to this is hydropower. Back in the depression, the government was busy hiring people to put in really large power stations, like Hoover Dam and the Columbia River Project. There were numbers thrown around in the late 30's that estimated we would be totally hydro powered by the year 1944. Well we never made it past 20%, and in fact that number is falling today, not because we are losing hydro power stations, but our grid usage continues to trend slowly upward as we add more people to the globe. Hydropower station output is relatively flat. The main reason for this is all the really good places to put a dam are already used up. The next one we build will be in a place a bit harder to get to, and that produces less power than the last one. Each subsequent one will be even less attractive. It's like a farmer making use of his acreage, he will certainly plant corn in the high, dry but easily irrigated plot first. As his farm expands, he begins to make use of land that is less fertile, or more swampy than the last, until at the end the only land he has left is almost useless for agriculture.
Wind is no different, we certainly put the first turbines in good windy locations, that were not far from the power grid and not in peoples backyards. As time wears on, we are putting more and more turbines up, each one in a slightly less attractive location than the last. In just a couple years, the 20% growth rate will begin to fade slowly as fewer and fewer good windy locations are left, and the power companies are left to decide between the ones that don't offer as good of a payback, and paying for more natural gas stations instead. The market forces will decide these things for us. There was an interesting study done in the Netherlands a couple years ago looking only at the economic ramifications of wind turbines versus other power sources. Obviously, the other sources have moving economic targets as well, but basically, it said once the globe reaches around 22% wind power, it would not be economically attractive to build more. I didn't say not economically feasible, just not attractive. There might be other reasons to spend slightly more on wind, such as environmental or security reasons, but it will come at a price.
You could look at our home as another example. We have the grid where we live, but still we spent the time and money 12 years ago to install a solar array and wind turbine. Now our home produces about 94% of its own electricity. It's nice, but to be honest, we would probably have been slightly further ahead in dollar terms if we put that $12,000 USD in long term bonds back then instead of against our electric bill. There is the fact that our home has not been without power for even a minute the last 12 years, while our community probably faces 2 to 3 outages per year, each lasting from several hours to several days. It's hard to put a price on that, and in most cases people don't even try, they only look at the financial payback of such a system. Wouldn't it be nice the next time a war started in the Middle East if our country got most of its power from local sources. It would be even nicer still if they didn't have to burn coal, oil or natural gas to make it. Those would be environmental and security benefits, and they don't generally factor in when people, be they home owners or politicians, make decisions. The question is, what would you do if you were King? Take care Cam, Rudydoo
What Should I Do My Persuasive Speech On?
I Dont Know What Topic I Should Do It On. My Professor Told Me On My Last Speech: To Focus Ob The Flow Or Connection With The Audience. What Topic Might It Fit?
Energy. Oil, etc etc versus solar power, etc etc.
What Kind Of Battery That Can Be Charged By Solar Energy?
The sun gives us heat and light. This energy can be used to power many different types of systems. Some of those systems will include a form of energy storage. Most often we refer to "batteries," (which means a collection of similar items like guns or electrical cells) as electrical devices. Some electrical "batteries" are made to be rechargeable by applying a voltage across its terminals. To get this from sunlight we have to first convert the sunlight to electricity. This can be done with photovoltaic cells or with thermoelectric generating systems. The result of the electrical power is to change the chemistry in a rechargeable battery to allow it to once again produce power from its renewed chemical reaction. There are many different chemistries for rechargeable batteries.
We don't commonly consider ultra capacitors as "batteries." They can give us energy and be recharged like rechargeable batteries, but instead of using a chemical reaction they hold a static electric charge.
There are also flywheel batteries that like other types can be "recharged" using solar energy that has first been converted to electricity. Here the "charge" is stored as mechanical motion.
Sunlight also gives us heat. This heat can then be stored. It us usual to store heat energy in a medium like water but increasingly phase change materials like salts, waxes and even ice are being used for their capacity to hold heat in a phase change.
The newest addition is a type of "battery" that can directly store the sun's heat in a chemical reaction. It seems that this heat energy can then be stored for longer periods of time. Eventually this type of system might be used at least for climate control in vehicles: http://www.solarthermalmagazine.com/2010...