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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have increased by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 energy companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next 20 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
How Does Solar Panels Give Power To The Batteries?
I Also Need To Know How Does A Solar Panel Work
solar panels work in an interesting way. light is absorbed by each solar cell, and light 'photons' bump into electrons to produce 'voltage'/power. the process is naturally called the 'photo-voltaic effect'. the loose electrons are captured by an electrical conductor in the solar cell (usually made of silicon) and a circuit is completed ...
solar panels may generate more power than is actually needed. this extra power is simply stored in lead-acid batteries (they store upto 1000 watts).
read more about it here...
What Makes A Solar Panel Work Heat From The Sun Or Light From The Sun?
The light from the sun; heat has nothing to do with it. In fact, solar panels work in winter as long as there is no snow on them
Solar Panel, Home Office And Tax Write Off?
I Had Installed Over The Summer A Solar Panel System On My House. Hers Some Infofor You:
I Live In Mo
The System Cost 25K (Rounded Numbers)
The Rebate From The Utility Company Was About 10K
The Expected Tax Rebate Will Be About 5K
I Have A Home Office From Which I Work And Is 15% Of My Homes Sq Footage
1. My Question Is Though I Am Getting A Basic Tax Rebate, Should I Be Able To Claim Part Of This Off As An Expense For My Home Office?
It Seams Logical Since I Used To Deduct Part Of My Electric Bill And I There For Should Be Able To Write Off Part Of This. I Am, After All Using Electricity And Getting A Bill From The Utility That Is Higher Than It Would Be If I Didn'T Have The Office
2. If So Which Amount Should It Be? T
He Full 25K Or Something After The Rebates.
The solar panels are a capital improvement. You can deduct 15% of the depreciable portion of the property as part of the home office deduction. You'd have to depreciate the solar on the same 39 year straight line schedule as the house itself. (The land value is never depreciated so you'll have to break that out separately.)
Since this is business use of real estate, the depreciation is over 39 years, not the 27.5 years for residential rental real estate. That crunches out to a whopping $38 deduction per year for the depreciation on the solar panels. ($10,000 x .15) / 39 = $38.46 which rounds down to $38. If you're in a 25% tax bracket, that will save you a whopping $10 in taxes.
Keep in mind that when you sell the home, the depreciation allowed or allowable will be subject to recapture. That is taxable income subject to a maximum tax rate of 28% even if you can exclude the gain on the sale under Section 121. For that reason you might wish to consider the safe harbor deduction new for tax year 2013. You may deduct a flat $5 per square foot up to 300 square feet for a maximum deduction of $1,500. That won't trigger the depreciation recapture (for the years that you use it, you can switch off year for year if you wish) and may reduce the likelihood of an audit as well.
Underground Houses, Why, Or Rather Why Not?
I Was Wondering What Some Of The Pros And Cons Of Building An Underground House Would Be. I Know That The Temperature Remains Constant Year-Round. It Doesn'T Need To Be Completly Underground, It Could Be A One Story House With A Double Basement If That Was The Most Effiecent Overall. I Know That You Can Solve Moisture Problems With A Thin Layer Of Plastic, And Lightning Problems With Solar Tubes. Basically Overall I Want To Be Able To Even Put Solar Panels Up And Have A Near Self-Sustainable House. I Intend To Run A Very Heat Intensive Gaming Computer And I Would Like To Know Some More Details. My Mother Is Convinced That Underground Houses Are Fictional, Or Not Worth It, So This Would Be Very Useful To Win Her Over. Also, If There Are Any Underground Houses Available To Tour I Would Love To See Them. I Want A &Quot;Good&Quot; House That Is Spacious, Without An Excessive Cost And This Is What Led Me To Thinking Underground May Be Optimal. Any Feedback Would Be Very Appreciated, Thank You!
Look up "berm house". We have a couple in the area and the owners are happy. The trouble is they look like German WWII coastal fortifications.
Solar Panels And Batteries?
Hi! I Bought A Coleman 12 Vdc Cooler That Pulls 9 Amps. What Size Solar Panel And Amp-Hour Battery Do I Need? I Only Open It 3 Times A Day. It Will Hold About 3 Gals Of Milk.
If it pulls 9 amps continuously, that's 108 watts/hour or about 2.5 kwh/day. If it only pulls half that (does it cycle?) it's about 1.2 kwh/day. You only want to drain a lead-acid battery 50% or so, so you'll want a 5 or 2.5 kwh battery pack. A typical setup for the 5 kwh would be two L-16 batteries in series, and for the 2.5 kwh you could use 2 T-105 batteries in series.
This does not account for days of cloud. If you regularly have cloudy days, size the battery pack for two or three days of use with no input (2-3 x the sizes given above).
To charge them, you typically want panels that will charge your battery at least 5% of its capacity per hour (C/20). For 12 volt nominal panels that's 10 amps for the T-105 or 20 amps for the L-16 batteries. It's good to have more than that for battery life (it cuts down on what's called stratification), so you'll want probably 150-200 watts of panels for the T-105 and 300-400 for the L-16. You'll also need a charge controller.
Peltier coolers are very inefficient. You'll save money by using a regular mini-fridge and an inverter. Most mini-fridges only draw 50 watts or so, so you're talking 600 watt-hours for a 50% duty cycle. This means two T-105 batteries will give you two days of use and you'll only need 120-150 watts of panel.