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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 Difference In A Solar Panel That Converts Light Into Heat, And One That Converts One From Light In?
Also, How Does A Solar Panel Convert Light Into Heat?
A solar hot water heater panel, is just a metal plate coated with a flat black paint. Behind or through the plate is run tubing that carries water to be heated.
A solar electric panel is a 2D array of photodiodes, that absorb (usually) infrared light or a bit more energetic, and electrons are pushed across a diode junction gap. This produces a voltage difference, so that the displaced electrons can flow through the circuit, back to their original junction.
They are alike in that there is a flow involved. They are different in the active wavelengths, the cost, and complexity.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Solar Panel?
If I Leave A Solar Panel Out For Hundreds Of Years, Will It Keep Producing Electricity? Assuming A Small Tribe Keeps Cleaning It And It Wasn'T Accidentally Broken - How Long Until It Stopped Functioning?
"Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer warranties that guarantee electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%"
Why So Less People Are Fighting To Stop The Global Warming? Nobody Cares About Our Lifes?
Oh, wow, Al Gore and several other thousand democrats would cheer for this question right about now. "Global warming is ruining us, coastlines will be flooded and we will all die! Let's start driving hybrids and using solar panels and we will all be safe!"
Global warming is one of the dumbest, stupidest, and ridiculous theories out there. Oh no, the temperature is raising. I'm sure our climate has never gone through changes in temperature before, this must be the first time..........NOT!
It's stupid to assume that just because the temperatures have gone up a bit that the Earth is going into a "global warming." Our climate has gone through changes before, it's stupid and ignorant to assume that it is the issue now. And the do you know how much the temperature has raised (According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)? .6 degrees Celsius OVER THE LAST CENTURY. That is so significant, isn't it? I don't think so either.
And this slight SLIGHT raise in temp isn't our fault at all. Half of the global warming of the last century has happened between 1900 and 1945. If it was our fault, it would have happened more recently, seeing as we have been burning more fuel more recently.
So don't buy into the crap about how global warming will wreck us, it's all a bunch of stupid political garbage.
How Come Solar Panels Are Not Very Efficient?
I Need To Write A Paper On Alternative Energy Sources For School.
Solar panels use a lot of different materials, but silicon is the most common. The problem is that slight imperfections and impurities in the solar panel dramatically decrease the amount of electricity that can be produced.
How Many Solar Panels Do You Need On Your House To Power Your Heater In Winter?
I would not use photovoltaic solar panels at all for heating. A solar heating system is much less expensive. I have an experiment running in Manitoba (latitude 50 deg 7 min N) that uses passive solar heating in a building 60' long by 36' wide. The long wall that faces south to catch the sun is clad with 2 layers of infrared absorbing poly. The building has 3000 sq ft of roof. The poly cost $1500. The north wall is insulated R20. The east and west walls are insulated with straw bales to R50. The east and west walls are painted dark red, which warms the external surface by approximately 5 C in sunshine. At night an insulating curtain is drawn over the south side to minimize heat loss. The internal temperature depends upon the weather. On an overcast day in February, the building is 6 C warmer than the outside. In a February heat wave the outside temperature hit +2 C and the internal temperature spiked to 36.5 C, somewhat incongruous with 4 ft of snow on the walls of the building. More typically, the internal temperature is 23 C warmer than the external temperature during daylight hours (+6 C inside - 17 C outside). In October, internal temperatures exceeded 50 C, so be prepared to vent excess heat on a warm day. For a residential building, you need to buffer the temperature by adding a heat exchanger (cooling during the day, heating at night), insulated water tanks to store the heat and a pump to circulate the water.
Edit @ Peter
6 hp = 4.2 kW. Lets take a pessimistic view and say the solar cell is 10% efficient (The best lab result is 27.4%). Assume that you store energy in a battery to operate the pump at night. In December the solar insolation in Winnipeg, Manitoba is .99 kW-hr/day/m^2.
To run your pump 24 hr you need 1028 m^2 = 0.254 acres. In July the solar insolation is 5.92 kW-hr/day/m^2 and you need 0.042 acres to run the pump for 24 hours. Further south in the US, the numbers are more favorable.