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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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 home owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic 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 lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for 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 part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next Twenty 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
Questions About Solar Panels And Batteries?
I Have A Few Questions About Solar Panels And Batteries.
1. Looks To Me That 60 Watt Solar Panels Are The Most Common And Cost Efficient. I Understand That A 60 Watt Panel Produces 60 Watts Of Power At 12Vdc. Lets Say I Have Five Hours Sun On The Panel. How Long Would It Take For A 60 Watt Panel To Charge A Standard 12 Vdc Battery From Basically Dead To Full Charge. I Know It Depends On The Type Of Battery, But Let'S Just Call It A Standard Car Type Battery. Looking For Just General Info Not Exact Science Info.
2. If One Panel Is Capable Of Charging One Battery In Less Than 5 Hours Of Sun. How Many Batteries Can It Charge Completely In 5 Hours Of Sun?
3. Using A 12 To 120 Volt Power Converter To Get 120 Volts From A Battery How Many Watts Of Power Are You Able To Pull From A Battery Before The Charge Is To Low To Be Usable Without A Recharge. Again, I Know There Are Variables To Take Into Consideration, But I'M Looking For Just General Answers. Like For Example, &Quot;X&Quot; Watts Of Use For&Quot;X&Quot; Hours.
4. I Assume A 60 Watt Panel Is A 60 Watt Panel? Meaning, All 60 Watt Panels Are Created Equal, They Basically All Produce Basically The Same Amount Of Power With Basically The Same Efficiency.
5. With A Solar Panel Is It Better To Catch The Morning Sun Or Afternoon Soon Or Does It Matter? I Understand The More Amount Of Sun You Catch, The Better.
6. In Order To Take Advantage Of The Tax Credit, Do You Have To Use A Professional Installer Or If I Buy The Panels, Converter, Batteries, Etc, Myself And Install Myself Can I Claim The Tax Credit?
1. A 60 watt panel produces 12 vdc @ 5 amps at maximum sun. Realistic power is about 70% average throughout the day. So, your output will be about 40 watts. Take a battery with a reserve rating of 120 minutes. That is it will take 120 minutes for the battery to drop to 10.2 v when discharged at a constant 25 amps. That's about 250 watts in two hrs. To recharge the battery, you have to put back 250 watts in 2 hrs (not realistic - battery damage). But 40 watts recharge will take 12.5 hrs to recharge the battery.
2. Can't answer. How much less than 5 hrs? But a 60 watt panel won't recharge the battery in 5 hrs.
3. Inverters are only about 75% efficient (depending upon design). Usually, when battery power drops below 10 volts, the inverter shuts down. And that would depend upon reserve capacity of the battery and how much power you draw from the inverter. A 120 minute reserve capacity battery with a 75% efficient inverter gives you 90 minutes at 300 watts (12 v @ 25 amps).
4. Any assumptions about this item makes all other calculations unuseable.
5. The sun at high noon is the brightest - less atmosphere to scatter the sun's rays.
6. The tax credit only applies if you have it professionally installed and tied to the electrical grid. It may also apply to 100% off-grid systems. It does not apply to self-installed units. Our utility will not permit self-installed solar systems to be tied into the grid. Yours may.
How Much Would A Solar Panel To Run A Two Story House Cost And Would It Work In Th Rain And Cloudy Days?
If you can make enough on sunny days to make up for the cloudy ones, you can store it for later.
Off grid this would be in batteries. Grid-tied would push the excess into the grid that you could pull power from when needed.
You get the best cost/value ration for Solar Thermal. It takes a lot of energy to heat up water. The sun can do this fairly cheaply. The standard American home could use a 2 - 6 kW Photovoltaic system.
The going rate is about $6 to $8 per watt. So that would be $12,000 to $48,000.
1200Va Ups 70Watts Solar Panel, 100Ah Deep Cycle Battery And 350 Watts Load?
I Have An Old 1200Va Computer Ups And I Intend To Get A 100Ah Deep Cycle Battery In Addition To A 70 Watts Solar Panel For Charging And The Load Is 350Watts.
I Would Like To Know If The 70Watts Solar Panel Can Effectively Charge The Battery During The Day And With My 350 Watts Load, How Many Hours The Battery Will Last And If The Ups Is Suitable As A Good Alternative To A 600Va Inverter.
Recommendations And Suggestions Are Welcome.
I have done the same thing before. The ups will run your stuff. You will simply need to take the battery out and use your larger deep cycle battery to power it. You may need to disable the alarm buzzer that tells you if the line voltage fails. Most UPS power backups have an alarm.
The last person answered correctly with 2 hours of running time after ten hours of sunlight to charge your battery. But - this is in near perfect conditions. In reality, the sun hardly shines all the time without clouds. The angle of the solar panel must be correct. In my first experiments, many years ago, I did the match, but didn't take these points into consideration and ruined my batteries.
There is a solar power requirements calculator on the website listed below. Plug in your numbers and it tells you exactly what size solar panel you will need.
Questions For Using Solar Panels To Heat A Pool?
It Is Just A Little 3 Foot Pool But We Have All Shade And The Water Is Freezing. I Bought One Panel To Put On Our Roof. Will The Pump That Came With The Pool Be Strong Enough Or Do I Need A New Pump. It Is A 110/120V Pump.
my father tried this 20 years ago. He used a home made 4x8 foot panel mounted were it got a lot of southern sunlight. Did it make the pool toasty-no, but it did make a nice difference! All he did was circulate part of the water from one jet through the 3/4 inch pipe in the heater. no extra pump required. Besides, dad was too cheap to pay for the electricity to run an extra pump!
How Much Money Do Solar Panels Cost?
Planning To Get One, For A Store/House, We Use Alot Of Electricity At Least 1500-3000 Dollars A Month. How Much Money Would This Save Us? How Big Would We Have To Get The Solar Panel?[Aproximately]
In the US, the average electric cost $.15/kw-hr. $2500 means you are using 16700 Kw-hr/month or 550 kw-hr/day.
Since solar panel only make peak kw for about 5 hours per day (in sunny places like (AZ) you will need a 110 kw system. Solar systems cost about $7/watt so your system will cost about $750,000. The government my pay for about $250,000, so be prepared to spend one half a million dollars.
You will also spend about $250/month on maintenance of the system. The system will lose about 1%/year of it's efficiency, so the system will be paid for in 240 months, or 20 years. With in 5 years after the system is paid for, they will have to be replaced, the cost will be another 2 million dollars.