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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the average American property 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 solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs 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 development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring 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 infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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
New Zealand Energy Question For Homework?
New Zealand Uses Geothermal Energy To Supply A Portion Of Its Energy Needs. Australia Does Not Use Geothermal Energy. Why Do You Think This Is? What Geographic Factors Contribute To This Difference?
1. Availability of other energy sources: coal, oil and gas, solar, hydro
2. Availability of cash/wealth to buy the other resources.
3. A social interest in ecology and environment
4. What is already in place and the cost of replacing it with geothermal.
6. Need to replace existing (old gas plant) and the cost options of geothermal vs. coal. vs gas vs solar -- what makes the most sense today.
Can I Get Like The Spark Notes On The Election?
Anything Really. Something Simple To Read, Like Mccain's View On Certain Topics As Opposed To Or In Agreement To Obama's View. Like Taxes, Gas, War, Gay Marriage, Etc.
I've never found a candidate that I agree with on everything and McCain is no exception to that. The #1 thing for me when I look at a candidate is - Will they be commited to act in the best interest of the USA? One other important and related concern to me at this time is the peak oil crisis. I've had some people dismiss this peak oil crisis as some conspiracy theory, but it is not. Oil production is advancing towards terminal decline, this is the time that the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached and what is know as peak oil happens.
Much the low hanging fruit is gone. Extraction is more expensive and takes longer. We reach (or have reached a point) where we are producing more oil than ever, then we will slide quickly down the other side of the bell curve. This works in combination with many other factors. It is serious, every U.S. geological survey and independant study confirms this, even the most conservative estimates show that time is running out (when T. Boone Pickens says so, you know it is bad).
McCain has a superior energy policy. We need to leave every avenue open to secure our energy supply while at the same time developing alternative energy and changing our multi-trillion dollar infastructure. McCain's energy policy has the gimmicky gas holiday (which won't do anything), but overall I feel that he is leaving all options open so I will support him.
McCain will - Expand domestic oil exploration, work to lift restrictions on drilling. It is estimated that the Outer Continental Shelf alone contains 77 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.
McCain has the clean car challenge (you can read more about on his webpage) and the incentive to improve battery technology for full commercial development of plug-in hybrid and fully electric automobiles.
McCain makes the VERY important disctinction between ineffective forms of ethanol E85/corn and the more promising cellulosic ethanol, which won't compete with food crops.
McCain supports clean coal technology.
McCain plans to build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030 with the ultimate goal of eventually constructing 100 new plants. Nuclear energywill provide 700,000 new jobs.
McCain also beieves in even handed tax credits for alternative, low carbon energy - wind, solar, hydro ...
McCain wants Roe vs Wade returned to the states.
"Overturning Roe v. Wade
John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench.
Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion question to the individual states. The difficult issue of abortion should not be decided by judicial fiat."
There is no "constitutional ammendment so you cant have an abortion" in McCain's plan as people like some people on here like to claim. At the Saddleback forum he only said that he hoped states would make the right choice. This would not ban abortion, it would just make it a state's rights issue.
At the saddleback forum, McCain said he leaned towards stem cell development and discussed some more promising options.
BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION
"John McCain's top immigration priority is to finish securing our borders in an expedited manner. Governors of border states will be required to certify that the border is secure. Steps to border security include:
-Setting clear guidelines and objectives for securing the border through physical and virtual barriers.
-Ensuring that adequate funding is provided for resources on the ground, but also training facilities, support staff and the deployment of technologies.
-Dedicating funding to US Attorney’s offices in border states.
-Implementing sound policies for contracting Department of Homeland Security software and infrastructure.
-Deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and other aircraft where needed and appropriate in the border region.
-Continue implementation of the US-VISIT comprehensive visitor security program."
"As president, John McCain would nominate judges who understand that the role of the Court is not to subvert the rights of the people by legislating from the bench. Critical to Constitutional balance is ensuring that, where state and local governments do act to preserve the traditional family, the Courts must not overstep their authority and thwart the Constitutional right of the people to decide this question."
"John McCain will keep the top tax rate at 35 percent, maintain the 15 percent rates on dividends and capital gains, and phase-out the Alternative Minimum Tax."
John Mccain wants to BAN Internet taxes and new cell phone taxes.
I Want To Build A House, But I Want To Have All Its Electricity And Heating Done By Solar And Wind Energy. Is?
I Want To Build A House, But I Want To Have All Its Electricity And Heating Done By Solar And Wind Energy. Is That Possible? Heck Even Has Its Water Pump By Solar/Wind.
Of course. Our house is on electric, powered by a 5kw solar system. The AC, dryer, refrigerator, water heater is all electric. Our heat is from a wood stove, but we could put in a whole house electric heating unit if we wanted. No problem. I don't know much about wind energy, but I know a house can be powered solely by solar power. Putting in wind power would be another expense.
You would have to pay up front, when the house is bring built, but the monthly costs would be next to nothing (depending on whether you're hooked up to your electric company's grid versus on rechargeable batteries - out electric company changes us about $6/month for the privilege to be hooked up to their system).
Does Solar Energy Have A Cost Effective Shot For Residential Use?
It depends on:
The solar irradiation where you live (e.g. New Mexico vs. Norwegian fog)
The local electricity price (e.g. 20ct/kWh in Sicily vs. 2.5ct/kWh in China)
Given The Size Of A Solar Panel, How Much Energy Does/Can It Produce? Does The Size Change The Efficiency? Sources Help :)
It depends on how much sun light you get everyday and where the panels are placed. The ratings do vary from manufacture to manufacture too.
Generally though, you will typically get anywhere from 60 to close to 200 watts per panel.
Larger size panels give you more area to convert more sunlight into dc power that can be inverted and used to provide power for your home.
However, the size does not always mean you will get more power as some panels are more efficient then others.