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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 ac system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally 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 energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven 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 photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, 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 growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate 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 business social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar 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 utility business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
What Materials Are Used To Build A Solar Panel? How Do They Work?
I am not quite sure what kind of a solar panel you are interested in making, there are several. Here are a few types:
Photovoltaic - These are just large arrays of individual solar cells. They are made from silicon, very similarly to the way that integrated circuits ("chip's") are made. Sunlight passes through the upper layer of the cell, photons knock electrons loose and push them into higher energy states producing voltage/current. String several in series for higher voltage (DC, just like a battery), or several in parallel for more current.
Thermal (liquid) - These are basically just dark panels with water or some other liquid pumped behind them to take up the heat and (usually) store it in some other location (like the basement of a house) for use later (e.g. in heating the home during the night time). They can be used in conjunction with a heat pump to improve efficiency. Not too complicated.
Concentrated thermal - These panels used lenses (e.g. flat or "Fresnel" lenses, like the magnifier sheets sold to assist reading) to concentrate the sunlight. Beyond that, they work pretty much like the above ones (i.e. move a liquid behind the surface to absorb and move heat).
How Do You Build A Homemade Solar Panel?
I Am Trying To Build A Solar Panel For A School Project And I Am Trying To Find Websites With Tutorials. Any Help Would Be Appreciated Thanks In Advance.
Carbon-Neutral Cities Of The Future?
&Quot;Narrow Streets And Shaded Walks Would Reduce The Need For Air Conditioning. The City Would Be Oriented Northeast To Minimize The Amount Of Direct Sunlight On Buildings' Sides And Windows. Solar Panels And Solar Collectors ...&Quot;
And A Ban On Cars.
"Narrow streets and shaded walks" err... like the ones in old cities before the rise of the cult of the motor car! hooray!
glad to see them using their oil wealth constructively, and i hope the (to me bloomin obvious) idea of actually planning a new development will catch on.
china have a good new scheme at dongtan;
you're welcome amy.
i've been enjoying your questions, very thoughtful.
How Do Rechargeable Batteries Charge?
I Am Curious About How The Solar Panel In Garden Lights Charge The Batteries Then Use The Batteries To Light Up The Light
Batteries are chemical devices. They use chemical reactions to generate the electrical current. In a rechargeable battery, the chemicals can be restored to their original state so they can generate more electricity. You need specific chemicals to be able to do this. A conventional battery uses chemicals that can't be easily restored to the original state but the chemicals are cheaper than the ones used in rechargeable batteries.
I Need A Lightweight Form Fitting Solar Panel With The Best Power Potential?
It Will Be Form Fitted To A Kayak Boat, Obviously Must Be Waterproof And Provide Me With As Close To 400 Watts Or More That I Can Get. It Will Be A Solar Powered Kayak. The Important Factors Are Waterproof First, Then Weight, Then Power Output Per Area, Then Form Fitting. I Could Mount The Panels Even If They Are Not Flexible To The Hull Of The Boat, But Of Course I Would Like It To Look Nice And Flex Around The Boat.
Hey David, the device you are looking for is called an, "Amourphous," solar panel. They are flexible, sometimes made to be rolled up and stuffed inside a backpack for camping, or they can come in a roll with adhesive backing, and so forth.
It sounds like you might not have done the math on this one yet. I assume you have calculated 400 watts by looking at what the motor will use, that would be around 2/3 horsepower or so. Are you driving the kayak with an electric trolling motor? The kayak will run fine, but a 400 watt amourphous panel will need almost 50 square feet of exposed sun area to run at that output. I'm guessing your kayak doesn't have the square footage.
I did see a home built electric kayak like this in Seattle once, it was really very impressive, all wood, with just the motor end of a trolling motor mounted below the hull just ahead of the rudder. The driver steered with his feet of course, but had a small flat wood surface area just ahead of him that a thin panel was glued down to. It was probably only 20 or 30 watts, but the output was used to charge a marine battery that was mounted on the floor between his legs. He could troll for quite a while on the battery at various speeds, but the panel would slowly recharge the battery anytime it was in the sun, this included sitting on top of the roof of his truck while he was driving. It also acted to extend the battery time while kayaking in the sun, as it added an amp or two to the battery while the motor was taking 20 or so out.
There is also the fact that a battery acts as a natural voltage regulator for a solar panel, so the voltage being fed to the motor stays right near 12 volts instead of varying from 1 to as high as 19 depending on how much sun there was and what speed the motor ran at. If you end up building this, you also have to consider a charge controller, or the lack of one. A rule of thumb is if the maximum amp output of the panel you are using is less than 2% of the battery amp hour capacity, then you do not need a controller. Controllers cost money, and they are usually what breaks down first in a solar system. Let's say you have a marine deep cycle trolling battery, it might be rated at 80 amp hours. If you bought a 30 watt panel, which is usually wired for 18 volts, then its maximum amperage would be 1.6, which would just work. (30 watts / 18 volts = 1.6 amps) (80 amp hour X 2% = 1.6 amps) Anything above this 2% and you'll need a charge controller to keep from overcharging the battery. If you decide to go with more solar and use a smaller lighter battery for weight, that's fine, just make sure you get a charge controller that can handle whatever amperage your total solar array will develope. I'll list some sources for you to check out below David. Good luck on your kayak, and take care ,Rudydoo