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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 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 lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for 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 component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce 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 common property solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 loan down.
Numerous property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
How Many Solar Panels Do We Need To Power The Us?
What Is The Most Efficient Solar Panel, How Many Would We Need To Power The United States, And How Much Land Would It Take?
Annual power consumption in the US is approximately 1.2*10^15 Watt-hours. The average solar panel can generate 80W continuously. We can break up the calculation into parts:
1.2*10^15 Watt-hours per year
9125 hours per year
1.31*10^11 continuous watts
80W per panel
1000 sq. inches average solar panel area
650 million square miles (!!!)
To give you a better idea, the total surfacre area of the United States of America is 3 million square miles. The surface of the earth is 196 million square miles. Not even 3 planets full of solar panels would be enough. Maybe it is easier for people to start using electricity more responsibly?
Solar Panels For Your Home?
Hey, I Am Wanting To Help Our Earth A Little Bit, And I Was Wondering How To Do A Solar Panel Connection For Powering My Home.... I Just Want To Reduce My Energy Bill A Little Bit,
Would These Solar Panels Work?
And How Would I Connect Them?
(I Live In St. Louis, Mo)
The installation of solar modules (panels) requires a great degree of skill and should (if DC voltage exceeds 100V:) only be performed by a qualified licensed professional.
1. Avoid electrical hazards when installing, wiring, operating and maintaining the module.
2. A photovoltaic module generates DC electricity when exposed to sunlight or other light sources.
3. When installing or working with module wiring, cover module face completely with opaque material to halt production of electricity.
4. It is recommended that the module remains packed in the box until time of installation.
5. Do not touch terminals while module is exposed to light or during installation. Provide suitable guards to prevent contact with 30VDC or greater. As an added precaution, use properly insulated tools only.
6. Do not drop module or allow objects to fall on the module.
7. Do not stand or step on module.
8. Since sparks may be produced, do not install module where flammable gases or vapors are present.
9. Never leave a module unsupported or unsecured. If a module should fall, the glass can break. A module with broken glass cannot be repaired and must not be used.
10. Work only under dry conditions, with dry module and tools.
11.Module installation and operation should be performed by qualified personnel only. Children should not be allowed near the solar electric installation.
12. If not otherwise specified, it is recommended that requirements of the latest local, national or regional electric codes be followed.
13. Use module for its intended function only.
14. Do not artificially concentrate sunlight on the module.
15. The word "module" as used in this Guide refers to one or more photovoltaic modules (panels).
1. All instructions should be read and understood before attempting to install, wire, operate and maintain the photovoltaic module. Contact with electrically active parts of the module such as terminals can result in burns, sparks, and lethal shock whether the module is connected or disconnected.
2. Photovoltaic modules produce electricity when sunlight or other sources illuminate the front face. The voltage from a single module is not considered a shock hazard. When modules are connected in series, voltages are additive. When modules are connected in parallel, current is additive. Consequently, a multi-module system can produce high voltages and current which constitute an increased hazard.
Why Should People Use Solar Panels More For Houses?
I Need To Write A Pressuasive Essay On Why We Should Use Solar Panels More Than We Do. And Convince People That Their Good And Stuff.. If U Guys Could Give Me Some Good Key Reasons Why..That Would Be Great.
Hey Dave. There are lots of good reasons why we should use more solar panels. To set one thing straight, panels do not have toxins in their manufacture. Photovoltiac panels, the ones that produce electricity are made up almost entirely of silicone, aluminum and acrylic. The other type, that heat water and air from the sun are made primarily of sheet metal, copper and glass, and have a type of alcohol called glycol running through them. It's the same type that we use to deice aircraft in the winter.
Whsgreen is quite right on the payback. If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one orf those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
So there are lots of good reason to use more solar in our everyday life. Here are some resources to look up and do some of your own reading. Good luck Dave, and take care. Rudydoo
How Can I Determine Which Solar Panel Options Are Best For Me?
I Want To Install Some Solar Panels On My House. I've Heard About A Few Companies Where I Can Pay My Current Rate For Electricity And They Will Install And Maintain Solar Panels On My House. Then Again, I Could Also Buy My Own System. What Is The Best Deal Here?
Whether yo buy or lease, if you install a large enough system, you could still a check from your utility company for what you put into the grid above what you use.
The problem with leasing that I see is.
1. do you still get rebates from the different agencies.
2. The system does not go with the house if you decide to sell. and having a solar system is a great selling point with lower utility bills.
3. the system never get paid off, where with a bought system in normally paid off in 7 years.
What Are The Solar Panels Of A Solar Car? What Are They Used For? What Are The Main Parts Of A Solar Car?
Science Project...Researching Solar Cars.
There have been a few truly solar powered cars as university projects. But in general, no car/solar panel combination is efficient enough to run completely solar powered.
Solar panels are currently used to lower the strain of the alternator in recharging the battery, and are used extensively on motor homes and the like. The same process could be applied to a hybrid car, although a solar panel itself is not generally aesthetically appealing (this may change with the advent of flexible solar panels.)