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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity rates have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your property value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving 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 loan down.
Many homeowners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
Why Are Semiconductors Used In Making Solar Panels?
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So that the accumulated charge of the battery is not discharged through the solar cell when the voltage of the cell drops in low or no light conditions.
The devices are diodes, which only allow current to flow in one direction.
How Do You Build A Solar Panel To Generate Electricity?
Hey Done it, the way you build a solar panel is to get enough solar cells to reach the voltage you want, then glue them down to a backing of some kind, wire them together and cover the completed array with glass or acrylic. The cells themself can be purchased, but you really can't build the cell at home. The process requires some pretty high tech manufacturing resources. In my experience, it's a better deal to take the time you might use building one and buying the cells, go make some money at a regular job, and save up to buy an already built panel. They are pretty easy to find and the cost has come down dramatically in the last 2 years as a result of the European Union cutting back on their solar mandates. You might find a 50 watt panel for example for under $200 if you look around. Getting enough cells and other parts to build that same panel would cost over $100, and then you run the risk that it might not work properly when it is done. The one you buy will have already been tested and certified, and is ready to hook up to the battery or charger controller as soon as you take it out of the box.
We live in a solar powered home today. Our home is small by many standards, only about 1200 square feet, and has efficient lighting and appliances. But we can run all our loads on a solar array of just 1600 watts. That array purchased today might cost around $5,000 USD, quite a bit less than we paid for it 10 years ago. The good news is our electric bill since we installed the array and other equipment has averaged less than $8 per month, and that our home has not been without electricity for even a minute in all that time. There are periodic power failures in our area, like most places. Generally we are not aware of them. The few times that we have been on utility power due to a shortage of solar power, and the power has gone out, we've always been able to cut back on usage a bit, put the batteries into reserve usage and wait for the solar array to catch up while it powers the home. It's hard to put a price tag on something like that.
If you are really a hobbyist and want to build a small solar panel yourself, try googling, "Build a solar panel instructions." There are several out there, and once you have your cells, it isn't hard work, it just takes time and parts, and some patience. If you want to learn more about solar power, I'll list some places below you can check into. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Do I Really Need An Inverter For A Solar Panel Setup?
I Am Trying To Add Some Solar Panels To My Camper Van. I Know That Inverters Transform 12V Current From The Batteries To Ac Current That Is Needed For Appliances. The Question Is If I Only Use 12V Appliances Do I Need An Inverter? I See That Most Of The Things I Use On My Van Like Cooler, Small Tv, Water Pump Etc Are 12Volts. Do I Need Any Kind Of Accessory Connected To The Battery To Connect My 12V Appliances?
Ok, you'll need:
- the solar panels rated for charging 12V batteries
- a charge controller (unless you use very high capacity batteries with a very low power solar panel)
- a battery bank which is independent of the vehicle's starter battery
- if you also want to charge the battery from the alternator, a corresponding automatic or manual switch
- a fused distribution panel (essentially, a board with holes in it where you mount the fuses, plus the fuses)
Connect the panel to the battery (bank), connect the appliances to the fuses' outputs.
But I'd guess that your battery won't last long if you run the cooler off it.
Are Our Scientists Making Solar Panels All Wrong??
Okay So.. If Light Deflect The Light Of The Sun And Black Absorbs It, Then Aren'T Solar Panels Just Absorbing More Light, Sun And Heat Into Our Atmosphere? Wouldn'T This Lead To An Increase In Global Warming? Shouldn'T Solar Panals Be White? No Rude Answers Please.
There are two basic types of solar panels.
1) Thermal absorbers
Thermal absorbers are black in order to convert sunlight to thermal (heat) energy. The whole idea is to capture all of the light with a dark surface, convert it to thermal energy and transfer the energy into your home for water heating or space heating. If you make the surface white or reflective, then the surface will absorb only a small fraction of the available light, hence the efficiency will be very low. In other words, the panel will not produce any heat.
Photovoltaic panels produce electricity instead of heat energy. Photovoltaic panels are made from thin slices (“waffers”) of silicon with special coatings on the front and back surface. One of these coatings on the front is an antireflection coating to capture the light and channel it toward the silicon. Underneath the antireflection coating the silicon waffer is coated with other chemicals that convert the sunlight to electricity. The combination of these coatings gives the panel a dark color, usually blue or black.
Here's the bottom line. If you want thermal heat or electricity from solar panels, the panels have to capture the light. When that light is captured, the surface appears dark because no light (or very little) light is reflected back to our eyes. It is not possible for a surface to be an efficient absorber, capturing all available light, and at the same time appear white or bright color or reflective to our eyes.
Can I Use My $8000 First Time Home Buyer Credit To Buy Solar Panels And Use That As A Deduction?
Use the $8,000 to put towards your home and then check into the new stimulus bill signed by President Obama. This stimulus has a lot of tax credits for those who try to make energy improvements to their home including a tax break on the cost of solar panels.
Hope this helps.