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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Solar Hot Water Vs Tankless (Instant) Hot Water?
Which System Is Most Efficient And Economical?
Solar, depending on where you live, will typically augment your hot water supply and reduce the energy needed to supply hot water. It does take labor and materials to install, and it does eventually wear out, so there is a cost calculation to make.
A tankless water heater - which will not get water to the faucet any quicker than a tank water heater - is more efficient than a tank. But tankless water heater are expensive to install, which results in another cost calculation. Another consideration (to throw off all the above-mentioned cost calculations) is that a tankless water heater will outlast a tank, maybe by as much as twice.
I think, but cannot say with certainty, that solar has a better chance of paying for itself. A lot depends on where you live - the amount of sun you get and local labor and energy prices. There may also be local, state or federal rebates available.
There's some time & effort involved in figuring it out. The good news is that it's not impossible to figure out. Get some prices on installing a tankless water heater. The plumbers that install tankless water heaters in your area should be aware of any rebates. Then talk to solar contractors. Many will have software that can do the calcs for your location (they may lean towards the optimistic side of things). Then put it all together. You may wind up with both. Or neither.
Question On Relativism Vs Natural Law.. I Need Feedback From Proponents From These Two, As Well As Other Views?
My Ethics Teacher's Lesson On "Relativism Vs Natural Law" Was Not Only One-Sided(He Only Presented Arguements For Natural Law, And Arguements Against Relativsm), It Seems Like A False Dilemma To Present These To As The Only Viewpoints. What Are Other Philosophies On The Subject Of Ethics?
Firstly, the argument is somewhat specious. "Natural law" consists of those facts about the universe that are determinable by observation: the origin of the solar system, the laws of momentum and energy conservation and the like. The only thing that is "relativistic" about any of these is Einstein's theories. "Relativism" is usually used to define a source of moral codes; these cannot be determined from scientific data, so must be developed by societies based on experience. Which, of course, they are; moral codes derive from evolution, which applies to societies as well as to species: a society which adheres to a sound moral code will survive preferably to one that does no. Which means, in a sense, that all moral codes are relative. In particular, it should be absolutely clear that there is no such thing as an absolute morality, and Kant's (and subsequently, C S Lewis's) claims to the contrary are simply wrong.
Do We Get More Solar Or Thermal Energy From The Sun?
'Solar' Energy, Includes All Energy Emitted From The Sun, Even Thermal And Light. Yet I Suspect Most Of The Thermal Energy We Receive Is As The Result Of Insolation (No, I Didn'T Spell That Wrong. I Do Mean Insolation) Of Electromagnetic Radiation. So Do We Get More Electromagnetic Energy? Or More Raw Thermal Energy?
Thermal energy is from the absorption of electromagnetic radiation by surfaces, indeed thermal radiation is infrared light. I think you've misunderstood the meaning of the word insolation as it's merely all the energy a surface is exposed to. The only way to increase the energy absorbed would be to increase the surface area of direct energy being absorbed. Otherwise it's all a matter of how efficiently you access that energy. For example, an evacuated vacuum thermal power collector puts the solar collector in a vacuum so once it has absorbed the electromagnetic energy as heat, the heat can not escape through conduction or convection and any radiant heat is reflected by the glass shell holding the vacuum. Problem with EVT's are that they get broken by hail storms, etc. and they also leak so you have to replace them regularly. Photovoltaic panels only use one frequency of light because the solar cells are made of silicon which responds to only one frequency, more efficient solar cells can be made by combining different materials and also by finding materials that will absorb other frequencies and re-emit them in the frequencies that silicon likes.
The Energy Used To Charge The Batteries Of Electric Cars Come From?
A. Druids B. Power Plants ( Coal, Nuclear, Oil, Etc) C. They Don'T Need To Be Charged
The source of the power depends on where you live. In California, hydro+renewables create about 32%, nuclear is about 24% and natural gas is about 20%. Coal and other fossil fuels account for only about 2%.
The energy comes from PG&E power plants rather than smaller individual less efficient motors. The energy sources are already much cleaner than gasoline, and moving towards even cleaner and PG&E increases it's collection of solar power. In the future, many owners of electric cars will charge them primarily via solar panels on their own garage.
How Much Energy Does It Take To Boil Water?
(For School) I'M Designing A Tea Urn, Or Something Along Those Lines. I Need To Figure Out How Much Energy It Needs Because I'M Making It Solar Powered
No Idea What I'M Doing =X
This would depend on the water temperature you start with.
A BTU is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of liquid water by one degree from 60° to 61°Fahrenheit at a constant pressure of one atmosphere.
1 watt is approximately 3.413 BTU/h