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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
How Is Uv Increasing In The Tropical Regions?
Why Do You Hear Corals (Like In The Caribbean) Being Affected By Increase In Uv, And Yet The Ozone Layer Is The Greatest In Tropic Region. Plus, After The Montreal Protocol, The Ozone Depletion Decreased And Then Stabilized. So How Is Uv Still Increasing?
"How is UV increasing in the tropical regions?"
Because the ozone layer is depleted, year around, over / near the equator. Has been getting worse every year, since the late 1700s. Take a look at this:
... you can see the 2006 ozone hole in black. See the red band over the equator in both images? This ozone is at very low levels too, and it is receiving lots of UV that should be making new / more ozone.
"Why do you hear corals (like in the caribbean) being affected by increase in UV,"
Because UV of that wavelength, is not stopped by a few inches depth of water.
"and yet the ozone layer is the greatest in tropic region."
False. The highest year around insolation (light from the Sun) is highest "in the tropic region", but trade winds loft whatever water vapor is present, and with increasing surface temperature, more water vapor is present. Water vapor both blocks ozone formation (via stabilizing NOx* free radicals that would otherwise decay into ozone), and providing a photocatalytic decay path (essentially via formation of H2O2).
"Plus, after the Montreal Protocol, the ozone depletion decreased and then stabilized. So how is UV still increasing?"
You believe the politicians, when they started patting each other on their backs? Ozone layer farther from the equator thickened a little, but ozone layer near the equator got thinner. What is more, we had another record-sized, late-season, ozone hole just last year.
UV is still increasing, because we choose to deny our effects on climate, and this has consequences. We lose more and more arable land, because the UV sterilizes the soil, and fries anything that tries to live near the ocean's surface.
Now imagine if we had Cloud Nine's, equipped with the means to coalesce water vapor from the air, using solar panels, perhaps...
What Is The Plastic-Like Material In A Typical Solar Panel?
See the source below for how a solar panel is made. The solar panels are placed on glass but there are layers and treatments so that the solar panel is strong.
What'S The Are Best Career'S Without A College Degree?
I Just Wanted To Know What Are The Best Career'S Without A College Degree. I Live Up In Vermont So There Really Isn'T Much That I Know Of For Good Careers. Although I Am Currently Taking Classes To Get My Associate'S Degree In Accounting But I'M Not Sure How I'Ll Do With That.
Network installers, network administrators, computer systems administrators
If you enjoy tinkering with computers and wireless-network routers, consider this field. The business slowdown may have damped demand a bit, but it'll rebound fast as the economy picks up, says Laurence Shatkin, co-author of "300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree." Salary: $49,801.
Law-and-order types who enjoy working with people might consider a quick career change into law enforcement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports some police departments take candidates right out of high school and let them start with just a few months of training provided by the department, while others require one to two years of police-academy training. $47,485.
This one's a great recession-proof career for those who enjoy courtroom drama. There's great job security as the courts must continue to function in good times or bad, notes author Shatkin. $47,275.
Clinical laboratory technologist
Science nuts who regularly watch "CSI" might want to consider this line of work. Clinical lab techs examine tissue and body fluids under a microscope and test them for diseases. This field is expected to grow as new diagnostic tests continue to be developed, says Shatkin. Entry into the field requires at least a two-year training course from either a technical college or hospital. $47,081.
Heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC) installer
If you enjoy working with your hands, this job's got that, along with the satisfaction of knowing you're helping people stay cool -- or warm. You can earn the required certificate at a community college, private school or online (click here for a list of schools), and get started in just a few months. $44,814.
Computer numerical control
In areas of the country that still have a strong manufacturing base, there's demand for people who can program the robots that do much of today's assembly-line work, says Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "You need strong analytical decision making skills, where you can diagnose a problem in a machine," he says. $44,629.
Solar energy systems installer
This and many other "green" jobs are hot now, as the recently signed federal stimulus bill put billions into alternative energy and energy conservation. Albrecht reports classes in this field are filling up fast at his college, as a boom in installing solar panels is expected. $44,460.
Working in prisons can be stressful and hazardous, so it pays pretty well. Corrections can also be a good option for those who want to work the night shift, as prisons must be staffed 24/7. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report on this occupation notes that local and state prisons may accept high school graduates without further training. $42,795.
Security and fire-alarm systems installers
Demand for security systems, Webcams and fire alarms is increasing, author Shatkin says, because the price of these systems is falling. The National Alarm Association of America says training can be done in less than two weeks and costs under $1,000. $41,417.
People who enjoy tinkering with their cars -- and live near an airport -- might consider this field, which pays better than automotive repair. Unless Americans suddenly give up their love affair with cheap travel, this field is expected to see continued steady growth. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 170 schools nationwide are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer the needed training, which usually takes between 18 months and two years. $39,584.
What About A New Roof With My Trees Nearby?
I'D Need To Hire A Professional. I Don'T Think I Can Do This With A Little One On My Hip. I'M A Busy Mommy. I Can Do Some Stuff, But Not This Roof Stuff. It'S Serious Work. I'M Busy With Mommy'S Daycare Of One Child (My Own.) Business.
You will need a roofing contractor to tell you how much it will cost. The house inspector can help you with references.
From personal experience I recommend you stay away from white or light gray colored roofs. Algae grows on roofs, especially with trees close by. Have you seen light colored roofs on homes that have big black or dirty looking streaks on them? This is from algae and make a homes roof look awful. To clean it you have to have the right chemical and pressure washer to get rid of it, and it will come back. Medium colored shingles are your best bet. Tin roofs outlast shingled roofs, most tin roofs last about 50 years vs. 15 + yrs for shingles. Tin roofs are also much more expensive than shingled roofs. A contractor will advise you what is recommended for your climate, life span and cost.
Congrats on your new home!!
Can You Easily Reduce Your Energy Use Painlessly And At Modest Upfront Cost?
The Biggest Bang For The Buck Is Replacing Incandescent Lights With Compact Fluorescent And/Or Led
(The Color Is Now Much Better On Cfl'S And They Have Cfl Dimmer Bulbs. Use Led Outside, They Are Incredibly Low Energy Consumption But Not The Nicest Color Temperature To Look At. If You Have 20 Light Bulbs, On For Many Hours, Just Doing This Could Cut Your Bill In Half.
Energy Efficient Appliances: Old Refrigerators, Old Tv'S, Old Air Conditioners Use A Ton Of Power Costing More Over The Long Run Than Replacing Them. The Old Refrigerator In The Garage With A Siz Pack. Ouch. Costing A Bundle. Better To Get Rid Of It (Sometimes Your Local Power Company Will Pick It Up And Pay You A Rebate If You Buy A New One. Get A Used On On Cl That'S Newer. Keep Your Refrigerator Full, The Power Comes From Cycling On And Off And When There'S Cold Food In There It Stays Cold Longer And Uses Less Power.
Home Insulation. Attic Insulation. Wall Insulation. Floor Insulation. Weatherizing Doors And Windows. Caulking Drafts. Of Course New Windows Are More Efficient And There Have Been Some Rebates But The Rebates Are Disappearing. Insulate!!! That'S Not That Expensive And Pays Back Fast.
Plug Ty'S And Stereos Into Power Strips And Turn Them Off When You'Re Not In The Room. Turn Lights Off When You Leave The Room Or Get Motion Sensor Switches To Do That Automatically.
Walk (Better Exercise Than The Gym)
Ride Your Bike (Get Some Sunshine When You Exercise)
Ride Share (Spend More Time With Friends And Co-Workers In A Relaxed Environment And Split Cost Of Gas)
Use Public Transportation (That'S Always And Adventure In People Watching And Some Buses Hold Bikes)
Make Your Next Car Smaller, A Hybrid, A Chevy Volt
Solar Panels And Residential Wind Turbines May Cost Less Than You Realize. Get A Quote. Do Some Research On You Tube And Watch And Hear Others Experiences To Educate Yourself. If You'Re Serious Get 3 Quotes.
Name Some Other Ideas... This Is A Start...
I have a solar water heating system that will hopefully make it through another hurricane season. All bets are off.
I have all energy and water efficient appliances, but it's a slippery slope. In order to get my clothing as clean as they should be, I need to run the washer for longer than my old one. So, do I save water or energy?
We also sprayed soy foam insulation in our rafters. That reduced our costs significantly.
I walk daily, but the grocery store is 4 miles away and it's darned hot here!