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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 system, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, 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 tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to four tons 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 essential elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Can I Hook Up A Solar Panel To A Car Battery? Does It Matter The Kind Of Car Battery?
I Have A College Project Due Within A Week, And It Involves A 100 Watt Solar Panel And A 12V 7.5Ah Battery. I Got The Project Finished Up And Producing Free Energy For My House In September, However Recently The Battery I Bought, That Was Specifically Made To Hold Solar Power, Lost Its Charge (Unsure How Or Why) And It Is Pretty Much Useless. Can I Just Go To A Store And Buy Any 12V Car Battery To Use?
Hey Boriqua, I have a number of questions about your setup, are you using a charge controller? If not does the panel at least have a bypass diode installed to prevent back feeding at night? There are no batteries specifically made to hold solar power, panels produce DC power, same as a plug in charger or car alternator, the battery cannot tell the difference. A 7.5 AH battery is quite small, if you hooked a 100 watt panel to it without a controller, I would be surprised if the battery made it through a week.
You can hook any kind of wet cell rechargeable battery to that panel with a controller installed. You can hook a suitably large enough battery to the panel without a controller. The rule of thumb is the panels max amperage cannot be more than 2.5% of the battery AH capacity. A 100 watt panel wired for 12 volt charging would normally have an open circuit voltage of 18 volts. 100 / 18 = 5.5 amps. If you had a pair of golf cart batteries wired in series, your battery would be 12 volts, 220 amp hours, exactly enough to take that panels charge without a controller. It would still need distilled water added each month because some would boil away when charging. Roman is correct, if you let the fluid run down below the top of the plates, you can't put it back, that part of the plate is ruined.
The type battery you want is called a "deep cycle" battery. They have solid lead plates that deliver smaller currents for long periods, like a golf cart. Cranking batteries have lighter porous plates like sponges to save weight and deliver large currents for short blasts, like starting a car. The cranking battery will not hold up well in solar service, the discharges damage it much quicker than a deep cycle. You can get 12 volt deep cycle batteries, they are made for trolling boat motors and such.
We have a pair of golf cart batteries charged by two 50 watt panels now, they run all the LED lighting in our home, saves money and continues working even if the grid is down. If I added more panels, I would put in a charge controller. Go to the library and look for a book by Richard Perez called, "The Complete Battery Book." It covers all the questions you are asking and more. Richard is the founding editor of Home Power Magazine, a great periodical on solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. I would also caution you on getting info about this subject here. In my 13 years powering my home with the wind and sun, and teaching solar power at school, I am always amazed how many people are willing to impart their knowledge on the matter who have never laid a hand on a panel, battery or inverter. Stay with the non profit sources and library pubs, you'll get better info in the end. Take care, Rudydoo
Is Solar Energy Similar To Light Energy? Please Explain Why..?
yes solar energy is due to light coming from sun so they are same. its just that if its from sun its solar . if from any other source its light energy.
Is It Possible For A Car To Work On Wind Energy?
Just Like They Charge Batteries By Solar Energy And Make The Car Work On That Battery....Can They Do The Same With Wind Energy?
If Not, Why?
I Mean Scientifically Or Financially Or Commercially
Wind mills used to charge batteries is actually superior to solar charging. Solar conversion with PV panels to battery energy is only around 15% at best and probably 10% after you figure in battery storage and charge controllers etc.
Since wind is directly converted to rotational mechanical energy which can be used to power a generator directly, your energy conversion is much higher. Plus wind energy is generally more available thru night and day if you are in a good wind zone to begin with.
As a general rule, to get a steady 100 watts thru solar power, you need to provide about 1000 watts of panel surface to get you thru cloudy periods and night time. The figure goes up in the wintertime in northern areas because of short days.
Wind doesn't suffer from that. You put windmills in the prairies , mountains or on the coast of lakes or oceans and the wind is usually steady winter or summer for 3/4 of the day or more.
In either case, solar or wind, it still comes down to good batteries if you want good motive power. That is still the bottleneck. Someone comes up with a cheap, easily chargeable , high capacity battery and gasoline usage would change almost overnight. It would be the same fate as the auto had on the horse and buggy. So we are one invention away from getting off of oil for transportation
Why Are Most Questions On Global Warming In The Politics Category Rather Than The Science Category?
This Is Just An Observation That I Find A Litte Strange.
This seems to me to be the natural progression of a subject which has such a widespread impact on society. First it must be studied by science as it has. Then the government must consider the results of that study, consider the impact on society of implementing changes, and finally, make recommendations and legislate.
I think Vice President Gore's movie and his appearance before congress yesterday is helping to push law makers to give this issue more consideration and action. However, there remains a sometimes large chasm between climate modelers and meteorologists on this subject not to mention that there are other competing explanations for global temperature increases that have not received as much attention as they each deserve. An example would be the connection between sunspot activity and duration versus solar insolation and surface temperature which is just beginning to be noticed.
Meanwhile I personally believe that our dependence upon fossil fuels must be decreased regardless of its ultimate impact on the climate, that these other climate impact studies be conducted, and that our politicians become as smart as they can on this subject so that they can implement the most reasonable solutions considering the health of the planet, our world economy, our growing world population, and our need to consider alternative energy souces such as nuclear energy.
Can A Solar Powered Light Power Itself?
Say, A Light Bulb Is Surrounded By Solar Panels. If You Give The Light Bulb Initial Energy To Turn On Will It Power Itself?
yes, but you should understand that the conversion process of turning light into electrical energy (and then back to light) produces waste energy (usually in the form of heat) and so the energy going in is higher than it is coming out, so the lamp would very quickly loose all it's energy
even if the conversion was 100% effective, that's only 100%, the lamp would just run continuously and all the light would have to hit the solar panels and be absorbed, so you wouldn't be able to see the light since there would be none to reflect.