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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar 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 take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing money flow, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are crucial elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely 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 utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of 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
Can We Really Use H2o As A Replacement For Gasoline/Diesel To Run Our Cars? How?
I assume you mean the "hydrogen" fuel vehicles.
Hydrogen can be obtained from water, but only by using another primary fuel source like oil, nuclear, wind, etc.to produce electric to electrolise the water. It is more efficient (but less profitable for the oil companies & government) to use the electric directly; and no problems of storage & distribution.
Battery vehicle technology available now can meet most of our personal transport requirements. Hydrogen fuel cells have been promised for decades and may yet come good; but hydrogen is only a way of transporting the electric and nowhere near as efficient as the grid. i doubt we will be allowed to home-brew hydrogen in our basement or garage; but you can have your own solar pannel or otehr micro-generator; certainly you can get zero emmision energy via the grid.
Electric motors are far more suited to traction than infernal combustion, max torque at 0rpm, no gearbox, cooling or exaust systems, refuel at home or work, even have your own wind or solar generator. they also recover energy back into the battery when braking or going down hill.
And the driving experience quiet, smooth, smell free and powerfull; the tZero can easilly out accelerate a ferrari; or the tango as driven by george clooney. range >200 miles with current battery technology; we don't need to wait for fuel-cells or the oil to run out, a better solution is available now.
look out for film due for release in US end of June titled "who killed the electric car"
And there certainly won't be enough agricultural land to feed the population and provide bio-fuel; especially once climate change and water shortages bite.
What Is The Effect Of Time Of Day On The Amount Of Solar Energy Collected?
This Is For My Science Experiment.
How Does The Effect Of Time Of The Day Affect The Amount Of Solar Energy Collected? My Experiment Was To Collect The Amount Of Volts And Amps At Different Times Of The Day To Find Out The Amount Of Energy (In Joules) Received By Earth From The Sun.
The amount of energy emitted by the sun on any given day is constant.
When the sun is low in the sky during the early morning or late afternoon / evening...the amount of energy striking the earth is spread out over a larger area than when the sun is high in the sky.
Your hypothesis would be the earth receives more volts and amps per unit area when the sun's elevation above the horizon is higher than when the sun's elevation above the horizon is lower.
You can demonstrate this general concept by conducting a simple experiment with a flash light.
Turn the flashlight on.
Point the beam straight down.
Note the area covered by the light.
Tilt the flashlight at a 45° angle to the floor.
Note the area covered by the beam.
The amount of light coming from the flashlight is constant.
The area covered by the beam is greater when the flashlight is tilted then when it's pointing straight down.
What Is Your Energy Source Of Choice?
I Know It Is Not Possible To Have Just One But What Energy Source Of Todays Society Would You Prefer To Power The Most Of The Grid?
Nuclear energy? Is he high? That would be my LAST option. Radioactive waste, out-of-this world maintenance costs, safety issues, constant possibility of catastrophic nuclear meltdown.
I like wind and solar, I think they're great, and wave energy particularly off of the northerly coasts of the US are great.
But if I could only pick *one* form? Geothermal. It's very efficient, it's damn near 100% clean and best of all? Unless you're just sitting on a mile-thick slab of granite (which most of us are not), you can drill down *anywhere* in the country and find hot geothermal fluids with enough energy to drive a turbine system and light up a city. Just for one example, look up "The Geysers" geothermal plant in Northern California. They aren't even completely tapped yet, but they already put out almost as much energy as your average nuclear plant - and you don't have to worry about anything blowing up. Geothermal isn't ugly, or noisy, and doesn't actually involve putting caps on geysers (though they did in this case -- it was a very early plant). In fact, at current capacity, The Geysers powers about 1 million Northern California households.
Also, at The Geysers, they take in all of the treated waste water (graywater) from the City of Santa Rosa and Lake County and inject it down into the system. The waste is disposed of, cleaned by the heat, and will eventually provide more fluid to drive the turbines. Everybody wins!
(3) Little to no pollution of any kind, land, sea or air
(4) Cheap to run after being established
(5) Best of all, you can find a source almost anywhere, which allows for easy tie-in to the grid, as opposed to putting in different systems. I still think we should have different systems, but for this argument... this is why geothermal is a good idea.
AND NUCLEAR IS A REALLY F_CKING BAD IDEA
Is Solar Power Worth It?
I Was Thinking Of Getting Solar Power Panels Recently But Can'T Work Out How It Is Viable. The Panels That Connect To The Grid Are Around $30,000-$40,000 Then You Have Inverters That Will Need Replacing (Not Sure How Many Times But At Least Once) Which Is Around $2000. The Panels Will Last 25 Years And Then Need Replacing (And The Energy Absorption Efficiency Ppobably Decreases As It Ages Also). So It Will Still Cost You On Average $1,400 Per Year For Electricity Which Is Around $350 More Than I Pay Now. Then Solar Panels Have Toxic And Carcenegic Solvents And Gases, Some Of Which Never Decay, And Have To Be Diposed Of In Toxic Dumps?
Is This Correct Or Am I Looking At The Wrong Places For My Information.
I hear two different arguments. One is environment-based, and the other is cost-based.
1) Environment. There are very few things manufactured that do not have some environmental impact. The question is what is the impact compared to the next best alternative? For example, making a bicycle creates some pollution, but riding a bike compared to driving a car is still a net win in terms of pollution. In the same way, solar panels *in the right location* return enough energy to avoid pollution from other sources.
As far as toxic materials, paper is a good analogy. Toxic materials are used in the manufacture of paper, but the paper itself as an end product is not particularly poisonous. Same thing with silicon solar panels. There are other chemistries with more toxic content, but conventional silicon is fairly benign.
2) Cost. If the system produces electricity at a rate higher than you pay now, it will not be a good deal, unless you know for sure that electricity prices are going to rapidly rise. And even if electricity was going to rise, that would not be a reason to buy solar now, unless you knew that solar was going to rise in price, also. If solar prices were stable or falling, it would be better to wait until the system was definitely cheaper over time than the electricity you buy from the grid.
$30-40k is a possible price for a system. It depends a lot on where you live. In a northerly and cloudy climate, the system might have to be double the size for the same energy output, and would thus cost twice as much. The system we have on our house, which supplies substantially all our electricity, would cost a little less than $9k gross today. It uses standard commercial components, and was self-installed, with all permits. After the federal tax credit, it would be a little more than $6k net. But we are low users of electricity, and live in an ideal climate.
Describe Energy Conversion. The Energy Type Is Solar Energy.?
Are you asking how solar energy is converted into electrical energy?
If that's your question, heres the answer...
Sunlight has certain wavelengths in it that can excite particular types of molecules that are used in solar cells. When the electrons in the molecules are excited (i.e. an electron jumps into a higher molecular orbital) they can either emit light or electricity.
Is that what you're looking for?
Look up Photovoltaics if you're interested