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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 conditioning system, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up 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 key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be generated, 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
What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
Recent solar cell improvements have included capturing more of the available solar radiation in cells, capturing the heat energy of the sun as well as the visible light energy and improving the general efficiency while lowering cost of the solar cells. Most of this is advanced work and may take some time to appear in the form of solar panels commercially available to the consumer.
Is It Possible To Have An Entire Rapid Transit System Run On Solar Panels And/Or Wind Turbines?
I Mean, Would They Be Able To Generate Enough Power For A Mid-Size Subway Or Metro Without Any Additional Input From Coal-Fired Or Gas-Fired Or Nuclear Plants?
Yes. Even large cities potentially could. The NYC subway system uses approximately 500 MW during peak usage. There are several wind farms with this kind of capacity already in existence. As for times when the wind isn't blowing or the sun isn't shining, energy storage systems like flywheels or pumped-storage. Or excess power generated at off-peak time could be sold to the main power grid and "bought back" when needed.
Has Anyone Used Solar Panels To Heat Their Pool, And What Are Your Comments About Them?
Trying To Decide Between A Wood Burner That Heats The Pool, Or Solar Panels. Has Anyone Had Any Experiences With Either And What Are Your Opinions?
Solar pool heating is an incredibly efficient method of heating the pool. You need to be sure to size it correctly, 1 panel isn't going to make any difference. Generally you need the equivalent of 70 - 100% of the pool surface in solar panels, depending on your location.
You can check out some solar pool heating kits at http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Poo...
Here's a great article on solar pool heating from the US Department of Energy; http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/wa...
Would You Consider Investing In Solar Panels Or Wind Turbines To Power Your Home? For What Reasons?
Hi Audi, yes, and if fact I have. Kano has a point, if you already have regular grid power, adding solar or wind now will most likely not save you any money. We do have grid power, and added the solar and wind power anyway. Here's the reason:
When we make a pot of coffee, or run the T.V. now, we do not demand any power from our power company. Our nearest powerplant is coal powered, so for enviromental reasons, we enjoy our sun and wind powered home. Some people grow tomatoes in their garden even though it's cheaper and easier to buy them at the store. Maybe they like the taste better, or prefer vegetables without chemical pesticides or other non natural features. We just grow electrons in our garden. There is also the fact that our home has not been without power for even a minute the last 15 years, hard to put a price on that. So yes, our power probably costs more than our neighbors, I'm fine with it.
Hydroelectric and biomass are fine technologies, but not suited for home use. Most good hydroelectric sites have already been built on. Unless you have a nice waterfall, or high volume fast moving stream nearby, or you are operating a large livestock farm, neither will be much use to you. We also collect rainwater from our homes downspouts, and preheat our domestic hot water with solar collectors, and our primary source of heat is wood, which is harvested from the 6 acre forest on our property.
People will have all kinds of reasons why you should not go solar. They don't work at night, well neither does ours, but my golf cart batteries take care of that just fine, and I might add they are 100% recycleable today. My favorite complaint is that a solar panel will never generate as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this has been proven wrong by several studies. On average, the, "embodied energy," in a solar panel is regained in 2 to 5 years, depending on where the panel was installed in the end. But it doesn't matter. If you build a coal plant, and put it alongside a similar sized solar farm, which earns back its embodied energy faster? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once you build the coal, or oil, or natural gas plant, you then have to feed it fuel, which it converts to electricity at some rate less than 100%, so it keeps digging itself a deeper hole that it can never crawl out of. At least a renewable energy source plant can one day get even environmentally. In the U.S. alone, there are over 100,000 homes and businesses using solar today, and the number grows daily. An article in Financial Times recently sited that today, 23 % of our worldwide grid power is now produced with renewable sources, compared to 28 % coal. In about 2 years renewables will overtake coal. The real reason is economics, power companies have discovered that once you build a wind farm, or solar thermal plant, you never have to buy fuel for it. There's more, but I think you get the point. Take care Audi, Rudydoo
Solar Panels And Batteries?
I'M Trying To Find Solar Panels And Associated Rechargeable Batteries. I Don'T Need Any Housing For These. It Will Be Of My Own Design. I Would Prefer Something That Can Light A Fairly Bright Led. Any Ideas Out There???
I can give you a link where you can ask if they have it available. This online batteries store has batteries for all applications.