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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, seeing 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 environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary 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 energy costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, 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 energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what price, for at least 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
What Is The Future Of Solar Energy'S Technology?
I'Ve Been Thinking About Spending Over $30,000.00 On Solar Panels For My House For A While Because Our Electric Bill Is Often $300.00 Per Month. But A Construction Worker Who Is Friends With Someone In The Solar Energy Business Strongly Advised Me To Wait. He Said That Although The Solar Energy Business Has Been Around For 30 Years, Its Technology Is Still In It'S Infancy.
But Because Of Increasing Popularity, It Is Expected To Become Doubly As Effective And Cost A Lot Less (If Not Half As Much). But There Are Huge Government Rebates Right Now That Will Lower The Price And I Don'T Know How Long It Will Be Until The Technology Advances Come Around.
My Construction Friend Is Suggesting That Buying A Solar Panel Today Would Be Like Buying A Flat Screen Television When It First Came Out. They Cost Over $5,000 When They First Came Out. Now You Could Buy An Ever Better Set Than The One You Bought Only A Few Years Ago For Less Than $1,000.
Does Anybody Out There Have Any Inside Information On The Future Of Solar Energy Technology?
I don't have any inside information, but that is the way technology works. Solar panels are not very efficient at this point and are quite taxing on the environment with their production. If you figure 5% interest, Just the interest will cost you $1500 pr year. That leaves $2100 per year to pay off the initial investment. It will take almost 15 years to pay off the investment. I don't think they are cost effective at this time.
1 Kilowatt Solar Panel Help?
How Much Energy Does A 1 Kilowatt Solar Panel Produce In A Year? (Average)
You would be amazed how often I have answered this question. The answer is that it depends on your latitude and local weather . Let's see if I can give you enough information so that you can determine the answer for yourself.
A 1 kW solar panel is rated at 1 kW when it is exposed to a solar flux of 1 kW/m^2 (called a peak sun hour). There are readily available tables of effective peak sun hours per day by city (see Reference 1). Let's use Fairbanks, AK as an example (it is the first line of the table). Fairbanks get an average of 3.99 of peak sun hours per day on average. So your panel would produce 3.99 kW*hr per day on average.
It'S All About Solar Panels?
Dear Friends, I Am Very Much Worried About Global Warming, So To Contribute Something For Reducing Global Warming I Have Decided To Use Solar Panels. Can Anybody Tell Me What Is The Price Of These Solar Panels And Why People Are Not Using Them When They Are Environment Friendly. What Are The Pros And Cons Of These Solar Panels?
Solar panels are still very expensive. You will typically spend something around $20,000 to get a 4kWp system which will, over a year, produce about 8,000kWh in sunny California, or 3,500kWh in cloudy Britain.
3,500kWh would have powered my house of 5 people comfortably for the past few years, but you make far more power in summer than in winter; so you have to still be on the grid and sell it in summer, buy it in winter.
In most cases, solar panels are not economically viable. Prices are falling a lot - from 1990->2000 they dropped about 75%:
And thin film solar panel power stations are about 50-60% cheaper now than solar power was in 2000. But they're still not economic in most places.
Mike K's claim that solar panels produce more pollution than 'traditional' power is wrong. Coal is over 900g CO2/kWh, plus loads of pollution. Gas is ~400g CO2/kWh.
Solar is 60-150g CO2/kWh:
Future technologies, like thin film printing, are 20-30g CO2/kWh:
The wide range comes from how sunny it is in your area.
I've done some work with CdTe solar panels and all of the materials are recyclable; the biggest company puts money by to recycle every panel they sell. The energy use is also much smaller than that needed for pure silicon wafer cells.
Solarcity Free Solar Panels?
Was At Home Depot Today And A Solar City Sales Man Came Up To Me, Offering Me Free Solar Panels. He Said He Could Install Them On My Garage For Free, Free Installation, Free Panels. Promised Me It Wouldn'T Cost Me A Dime.
This Is Obviously Appealing To Someone Like Me Who Has A $200.00 Monthly Electrical Bill.
Now My Question Is This. Is This A Scam? Are There Any Hidden Fees Or Things I Should Be Weary Of?
- I Understand I May Not Save Tons Of Money, But If I Can Save Even Something As Low As $20 A Month I Would Be Happy. I Live In A Sunny Area And They Seem Very Interested In My Garage Roof.
Any Information Would Be Super-Helpful, Thank You.
What that means is free, considering the cost of electricity saved, i.e., no additional out-of-pocket costs. It could still be a good deal.
For example, your bill is now $200 a month. Maybe the solar drops your bill to $40 a month, and you pay $150 a month to SolarCity for the duration of the lease.
One thing to remember, though is that only works if your bill drops to $50 a month or less. If the panels don't produce enough, you may end up paying a $60 electric bill, and still $150 to Solar City, for the duration of the lease.
They will also count on getting your federal tax credit, so I don't know how that works into the price. Also, they must make money as a leaseholder or financer, so it shouldn't be as good a deal as simply installing panels and paying for the whole thing up front.
We installed solar electric in 2006, and it's still working great. If I had to do it over again, I think I'd get solar hot water first, though.
Solar Panel Charging Battery?
I'M Gonna Be Straight With You. I'M Way Out Of My Depth. I Have This Huge Science Project, Due In A Few Weeks, Where I Hav To Build A Model Electric Car From My Designs. Unfortunately, I Know Absolutely Nothing About Electricity. I Mean, I Sorta Know How It Works Fundamentally, But Not Any Of These Weirdo Units Of Measurement Or The Terminology. Anyway, My Goal Is To Recharge A Normal Rechargeable Battery With A Tiny Solar Panel.
If It Helps, The Back Of The Solar Panel Package Says &Quot;6 Volts 50Ma Solar Cell&Quot;. It Also Says Its N/P Silicon Type.
Also, I'D You Could Explain A Little About How It Works, I Would Really Appreciate It.
Okay.. I could start explaining you all the stuff but instead i am giving you some links which explain all of these in details, ie how to charge a battery using a 6V 50mA solar panel. I could be in detail if you would have mentioned the rating of the battery too. One point i would like to emphasize is that no one can give you a ready made idea or concept, you have to scrape it out from whatever smaller detail you get. Good luck.