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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
Isn'T It True That The Photovoltaic Conversion Of Solar Energy To Electricity Also Has The Advantage Of . . .?
. . . Eliminating The Heating Of The Atmosphere That Would Have Occurred If That Solar Energy (Light) Had Been Absorbed By The Earth ?
Yes and this is why we need to build solar power stations in 24 hour orbit around the world. These stations can be built from materials found on the moon and in orbit and need not be lifted from earth. By this means only ready to use electricity will be beamed down to receptor stations on earth for commercial or residential consumption. This will place the majority of earths commercial energy system in orbit where it does not interact with the planetary ecology at all. We would have already had this in place functioning in the early 1990s except for the money paid by big oil to Jimmy Carter and his democratic party allies to scrap the whole thing and keep the world dependent on coal and oil to produce electricity.
So the reason we are not using efficient space based generating systems to power the earth today is the anti technology liberal democrats who claim they are just trying to preserve the earth while getting incredibly rich off of fossil fuel energy like Al Gore and his big oil buddies here that pretend they are for the environment.
Where Is Wood Energy Being Used?
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On our farm:
Fires a boiler that heats the house, greenhouses and makes domestic hot water in winter (we use solar heated water in other seasons).
Fires the evaporators to produce maple syrup.
A nearby power station uses wood chips to produce 20Mw of electric power.
How Much Solar Powered Energy Is Used In The Us?
According to the EIA, Solar represents 1% of renewable energy
And renewables represent 7.7% of total US energy
So solar provides 0.08% of our energy.
That includes energy used for transportation, and heating so it's much more than just electricity. If you're just talking about electric supply, you can triple that percentage. These numbers were from 2009. You can look at the EIA site via the links yourself.
Also, this number doesn't take into account passive heating or energy used to grow plants. So if you live in LA and don't need to turn on your heater for 3 seasons because it's sunny outside, that solar heating is not counted.
Who Invented Solar Energy?
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It was first recorded to be used in around 400 BC by Archimedes in the middle east during a naval war
The Greeks and Romans used solar energy to heat their bath houses, to heat their homes, they had green houses to grow food year round, and they heated glass jars and stored the heat to use for heat later in the night.
In 1839, French physicist Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel first observed the "photovoltaic effect"--how solar energy could be used to trigger a chemical reaction, generating electricity.
The first person to develop a solar cell was Charles Fritts in the year 1883.
The photovoltaic effect was further defined by Albert Einstein in 1905.
In 1941, the American Russell Ohl invented a silicon solar cell.
In 1954, scientists at Bell Laboratories depended on the Czochralski process to develop the first crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell, which had an efficiency of 4%.
How Much Does Solar Energy Cost?
I Believe The Average Is About 20,000 Dollars, But Is That A One Time Payment?? Or Do U Pay Once A Year, Or When Ur System Breaks, Or What??
I have a 2000 sf multilevel home in a hot climate. My system cost $26K, but I got $10K back from my utility and a fed tax credit, I got $2K, but it has been increased to 30%. I am expected to break even in my 6th year, it will be sooner, because my city just approved a 20% rate increase. In general it will be a large investment that will need to be paid upfront. However several companies have a lease program that basically will allow you to pay them the amount you will be saving on your bill. So, if your bill was $150 a month and you are saving $125, you pay $25 to your utility and $125 to the solar company. Some communities are giving low costs loans to home owners that will attach to the property like a property tax, so it is a low monthly payment and they aren't out any money if they have to sell their home.
My panels are guaranteed for 25 years. There is some maintenance involved and at around 12-15 years I will probably need to replace my inverter, which is around $1K. With rates increasing dramatically I will have at least 19 years of free energy while my neighbors will be paying double in less than 10 years.