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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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 substantial, many homeowners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic 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 consume, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical power rates have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your property value
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component 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 cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall 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 greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation 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 loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, 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
I Will Use 65000W I Want How Many Solar Panels And Battery Ah For 8Hours Backup Need?
As 65kW is a lot of power for a battery based system it would use a higher voltage battery, let's say a 240V battery. The current is then 65,000W/240V = 270A, so 10 hours requires 270A * 10h = 2700Ah. This does not allow for losses in inverters and cabling, and uses the full capacity of the batteries. It is not the best way for long battery life, so they should be even bigger.
If operation is for 10h a day too, the panels need to provide 270A * 10h a day also. Allowing that the batteries might only be 70% efficient, this needs additional capacity = 2700Ah/0.7 = 3857Ah/day. If there is 5h of equivalent full sun in a day on average (in the tropics with no clouds or dust), the current from the panels is:
(3857Ah/day) / 5h = 771A
More should be allowed for losses and aging but the minimum capacity from the panels is like 800A x 240V = 192kW.
Typical panels might be 200W each, so 192kW/0.2kW = 960 panels of 200W each.
This is a very basic estimate to give a picture of what is required. It seems likely that more panels and more batteries are required. Clearly this is all a bit extreme and expensive so would need a more detailed engineering and cost analysis to find the best value for money, depending on:
actual power and energy need in kWh per day
available batteries and their realistic characteristics
actual equivalent full sun available
Cost of money etc.
It probably needs even higher voltage batteries and panels to suit. Generally up to about 500V may be feasible, especially as a split system of plus and minus 250V with the middle grounded. It might need some sort of standby/backup power like a diesel generator or grid. It would make sense if you can sell power to the grid and buy it when needed, but this depends on existing local capacity/infrastructure.
A diesel generator is a lot less capital and a reasonable turbo-diesel might use about 200g of fuel per kWh so 0.172 liters * 10h * 65kW = 112 liters for comparison.
I did figures for 10 hours backup because that seems more realistic for the battery capacity. You can redo them easily using the above examples.
What Type Of Gases And Toxics Do Solar Panels Use Or Produce?
Im Doing A Science Project And I Need To Know What Gases Or Liquids A Solar Panel Can Make That Is Not Friendly To The Environment. Please Name All The Gases And Liquids And Explain How They Damage The Environment.
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A working solar panel doesn't produce anything but DC electricity. A solar panel being constructed produces huge levels of pollution. It ain't all green.
How Trustworthy Is To Install A Solar System At Home?
I'Ve Researched A Few And My Investment Is Around The $20K To Become Completely Independent. I Wanted To Know If It Is A Really Good Investment And If The System Gives Much Trouble And If Someone Has One That Could Tell Me How Has It Performed In His House. I Have A 25 Year Plan (Which Is The Waranty Offered By The Provider) And It Looks Very Very Favorable But I'M Not Convinced Still For I Have Never Heard Any Comments About It.
I have had a solar system for 1 year and have had no problems. It is a 3.4 kw system with 20 208 watt panels on the roof. The warranty is 25 years on the panels and 5 years on the inverter. The system is designed to produce just less than I need as in PG&E land (northern California) you only get credit for what you use i.e.if you produce more than you use, it goes to PG&E and you get nothing for it. Mine cost about $23K after rebate and tax credit. So far, no regrets. Should have done it sooner. It will take about 8-9 years to recover the cost depending on PG&E rates. That doesn't include a factor for the added value to the house upon resale which local realtors tell me is certainly a plus. Since July 20, 2007 through April 2008, my total electric bill is less than $70.00. And my wife has the A/C set on 77. It gets over 90 frequently in my area and is nearing 100 today.
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If There Were No Restrictions On What You Can Build, What Materials Would Keep Interior Cool In 100F Heat?
Building A Cheap House In An Are Where There Are Zero Restrictions, And Zero Legal Obligation To Get Permits Or Inspections Of Any Kind. Not Even For Wiring Or Plumbing. Sewer Is Not Available Here, We Will Install Septic, But There Is No Obligation To Get Permit Or Inspection For That Either. Believe It Or Not, Such Places Still Exist In The South.
Anyway, I Am In An Area Which Has Very Hot Summers (Often It Is 100+F In The Shade), Hot Humid Springs, And Warm Autumns. Winters Are Fairly Mild, Except For A Few Days Here And There Of 30F Weather. I Am Looking To Build A Very Inexpensive 1400 Sf House, Single Story, On A Slab. It Will Have Some Electricity From Solar Collectors (With Storage Batteries).
I Am Looking For Ideas About How To Keep It 15-20F Cooler Inside Than Ambient Outdoor Temps During The Hottest Part Of The Year, *Without Electricity Consuming Appliances*. White Roof, Light Colored Exterior Paint On Walls Are A Couple Things That Come To Mind. I Cannot Build In The Shade, As The Trees Near The Site Have Been Removed. Building Will Commence Soon And Be Completed Quickly, So Waiting On A Sapling To Grow To Give Shade Is Not Going To Help Me.
Any Serious Ideas About Which Materials To Use In Construction To Keep The Building Substantially Cooler On Inside Than Outdoor Ambient Temps?
Smaller windows on the South side, a big South facing roof with big PV panels, then check out heat exchangers, it should be possible to remove heat from the inside in summer & use the heat gained to heat domestic water. In winter the same heat exchanger can be used to heat the house more efficiently. I don't understand the details but this should be possible. Fit shades and shutters on all windows that get the sun, i.e. mostly on South and East sides. If doors and windows are closed the house is likely to get stuffy so a heat pump/air exchanger will be a good way to get fresh cool air.