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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly 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 properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three 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 crucial components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Are There Any Similarities Between Solar And Nuclear Energy?
I Know They Both Produce Electricity, But Anything Else?
Yes, because the energy the sun produces comes via a process called nuclear fusion, which is the same kind of process which occurs in a hydrogen bomb. Most of the mass of the sun, like all stars, starts out as hydrogen gas. The tremendous pressure at the centre of the sun causes the hydrogen atoms to overcome their natural repulsion and get squeezed together forming helium gas. Hence the term nuclear fusion.This conversion of hydrogen to helium gas takes millions of years and it gives off a lot of energy, which we get as sunlight.
Nuclear reactors on Earth also use the stored up energy in atoms, but by a rather different and easier way. They use the fission process, which involves splitting Uranium atoms. Those atoms are complex and unstable, and so easier than other atoms to split. Each time one explodes, it realeases energy, and a whole lot of neutrons from the centre of the atom, which spray around like bullets hitting nearby Uranium atoms and exploding them and so on. This is called a chain reaction, and in a simple atom bomb, it is an uncontrolled chain reaction, so that all the energy in the Uranium block in the bomb is released in a fraction of a second. BOOM!. On the other hand if you can control this chain reaction so that it takes place over years instead of a nanosecond, you get the energy that comes out of a nuclear reactor, which is like an atom bomb in slow motion. Remember, simple atom bombs and nuclear reactors get their energy by nuclear fission (splitting Uranium atoms apart), and the Sun, and the Hydrogen bomb, gets its by nuclear fusion (combining atoms together), but BOTH are types of nuclear energy, using the energy liberated when atoms are smashed apart or squeezed together. This is totally different to the energy you get from burning wood or gas, which is chemical energy, which involves changes to the electron belts surrounding the nucleus, but leaves atomic nucleii untouched.
The Holy Grail of Energy production is to build a nuclear reactor which can use the fusion process to create energy, like creating a miniature sun on the Earth. Advantages: 1. The fuel used is hydrogen, which is enormously plentiful, as opposed to Uranium, which is rare. 2. Uranium is very radioactive and dangerous (remember Chernobyl?) Disadvantages: the technological problems are extremely difficult, and no one has been able to do it yet, although experimental reactors, worth billions of dollars, keep at it. The problem in a nutshell is that you have to subject microscopic amounts of hydrogen to pressures and temperatures equal to those at the centre of the sun, while keeping them steady in the same spot, and not melting the reactor, and that ain’t easy.
How Much % Of Solar Energy Is Utilized For Pwer Generation?
It depends on the materials and the device like any utilization. In general, solar photovoltaic devices have a lower % compared to solar thermal energy (25% for photovoltaics and solar thermal energy depends on the medium used to transfer the energy so from 40% for basic steam turbines to about 98% for molten salts)
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Where Is Solar Power Stored?
In A Traditional Solar Cell?
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Solar cells only convert Suns energy into electricity
For storing You will need large number of batteries.
Can Someone Explain How Solar Power Works?
Or Point Me Somewhere That Does? I Understand The Whole Thing About The Grid Collecting Power And Transferring It, But I'M Looking For The Technical Specifics, And Trying To Figure Out Why The Grid Needs To Be So Big And Solid. Thanks In Advance For Anyone Who Can At Least Point Me In The Right Direction!
The basics of solar power.
Solar power is probably the cleanest, most viable form of renewable energy available and it can be used in several forms to help power your house. Many gardens now use solar lights or solar garden water features. The availability and wide use of solar power in gardens shows exactly how versatile it is as a source of energy. The technology and the systems are becoming smaller, more compact and better looking than when they were first created and used. Early examples of solar power systems can be seen in California where, in the 1980s, enough solar power panels were installed to power over 10 million homes.
How do photovoltaic tiles work?
Simply put photovoltaic tiles and other forms of solar energy work by converting some of the energy in sunlight into a clean form of electricity that can be used in our houses. The PV cells consist of a positive and a negative slice of silicon placed under a thin slice of glass. As the protons of the sunlight beat down onto the PV cell they knock the neutrons off the silicon. The negatively charged free neutrons are attracted to the silicon but are trapped by the magnetic field that is formed from the opposing fields. Small wires on the silicon catch these neutrons and when connected in a circuit an electric current is formed.
This reaction gives Direct Current electricity though, and it must be passed through an inverter to be converted into an Alternating Current used in our homes to power any electrical items. Some of the power is lost in this part of the process as the inverter is only around 95% efficient but this is a much greater efficiency than was once available.
The nature of the PV cell means there is little or no maintenance required and there are no moving parts; this means that a typical PV cell can last up to 40 years with no work besides an annual clean.
How can I use them to power my house?
There are several ways to use solar power around the house and not just for powering. You can use it to heat your hot water, heat your pool or even your central heating or if you have plenty of roof space and a reasonable amount of sun you can get a grid tie system; a grid tie system means that not only can you power your entire house but during those times when you create an excess of electricity you can sell it back to the grid. An efficiently solar powered home will be able to reasonably create between 75 and 100% of their own power and because of the grid tie system this means you may not have to pay for electricity ever again.
Explain How Solar Power Can Be Used As An Energy Resource?
Please Help By Answering The Question Above
If we want to understand how solar power can be used as an energy resource we should start with our old friend Mr. Sun.
Due to the sun's massive size, we end up with numbers and facts that boggle the mind.
* The sun's nuclear reaction consumes 4.2 million tons of mass per second (and it will still last another 6 billion years).
* Only two billionths of the sun's total energy output is intercepted by the Earth.
* If we put to work 1/35,000th of the sun's energy reaching the earth we'd meet all of humanity's energy needs
* The amount of solar energy reaching the Earth in one year is twice as much as will ever be obtained from coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium combined.
* Solar energy is really nuclear energy. The bonus is that the nuclear reaction is taking place 93 million miles away on the surface of the sun.
Almost all energy on earth can be traced back to the sun. As we learn to harness that energy more efficiently, we will be able to 'cut out the middle men' like coal and oil and obtain our power directly form the sun's heat and light.