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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity prices have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing money flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 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. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least 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
Where Does The Initial Energy Come From In A Refrigerator?
I Am Doing A Project, And I Am Stump On One Of My
Questions And It'S Where Does The Initial Energy Come From In A Refrigerator? I Have No Clue, And I Couldn'T Find It Anywhere Online...So Can Someone Me? Thanks! :D
Initial energy comes from electricity, from the wall. The electricity from the wall powers the equipment inside the refrigerator that cools the airs.
However, you could take this very far down the line....
The energy from the wall comes from the power compnay. THe power company might generate the elctricity from nuclear, coal, solar, wind, natural gas, etc... Then you could determine where each of these sources originate. i.e. If it comes from coal then it's a fossil fuel, so it comes from decayed organic matter from many hundreds of thousands of years ago. But even in that case, their energy probalby originated from the sun. You could trace any energy source back to the big bang, but even then you come to the question, where did the energy from the big bang come from. And then you get into science vs. religion and that whole argument. Anyways, this is probably much deeper than you were looking for and if you use this answer in class your teacher will probably know you copied it from the internet.
How Many Solar Panels Does It Take To Run An A/C Unit? Also, How Many Batteries In An Array?
I Was Wondering How Many 700 W Solar Panels It Would Take To Run A Household A/C Unit. Also Curious How Many Batteries It Would Take To Keep A/C Running In Inhospitable Environments. Would A 3500 W Inverter Be Enough If It Were To Run 220 Ac?
Here we are doing the math of two facts to multiply or divide, to find the third, and you don't give enough to make up the equation!
My 2.5 ton unit needs 220 VAC at 5 KW for the heater coils, and 3.5 KW for the cooling and fans, but, in electricity, we are always having to discriminate between inductive loads (transformers, oven coils, heater coils) and other uses, like lncandescent lighting.
To run my HVAC unit, in my 1,000 square foot home, would demand a10KW unit, and the 5200 watt (5500 watt Surge rated)
would not work. A generator simply stalls out under load, possibly smokes the generator electrics, while a solar unit and batteries can reverse potential under severe load, and explode!
The surge rating for my HVAC unit is 3X higher, (the Switching Load), for either heating or cooling. When figuring out the generator load for an emergency generator, for warranty purposes, they demand we install a generator with a 'surge' power rating triple the start-up load of our equipment, and that is the way to try to load your Solar panel, also!
Now, go to the hardware store, and get a booklet or pamphlet about emergency power generation, and look at the descriptions of the generator start up power capabilities for the 'switching loads'!
How Is Solar Energy Produced?
Explain In A Way That The Dumbest Person Ever Would Understand(Me!)
From the sun.
The extreme tempuratures and pressures at the core of the sun cause hydrogen to fuse into helium. The energy from the core takes about 1 million years to reach the surface, where the heat is radiated out into space. The sun has to covert 4,000 tons of matter into energy every second to maintain it's energy output.
In outer space, at the average distance from the sun to the earth, the solar light energy from the sun is about 2,500 watts per square meter.
Solar panels are only about 4% efficient. We can get only about 100 watts per square meter from solar panels in space, where the sun always shines.
On earth, depending where on earth we are, we get much less energy from solar panels.
If we use the solar heat to generate steam we can get even more efficiency.
How Would Solar Federal Tax Credits Benefit The Owner Of A S Corp?
A Business That Puts In A Solar Energy System Is Entitled To A 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit. I Am Not Sure If Or How This Could Benefit Owners Of An S Corp.
I Am Also Wondering The Same About C Corps And Llc'S?
I Was Told That Solar Tax Credits Would Have No Benefit For S Corps And The Like Because They Typically Do Not Pay Any Corp Income Tax. I Am Not Sure If This Is True.
Thanks For Any Help With This.
This credit would benefit the owners of an S corp on their personal returns as their share of the credit would be passed to them on the Schedule K-1 that they would receive from the S corp.
In the case of a C corp, it would be a credit against their tax liability just like any credit.
As far as an LLC, the question doesn't make sense since the term LLC is an adjective describing the company - it is not a form of business in itself. In other words, and LLC could be a sole propriatorship, a partnership, an S Corp, or even a C Corp.
In a nutshell, this credit, like all credits, would benefit whoever pays the taxes of the business - the C corp itself, or the owner(s) or the sole proprietorship or partnership or S corp.
How Many Years Will It Be Before We Use Solar Energy Instead Of Fossil Fuels ?
People have already been using solar for decades.
Google, for instance, just covered the rooftops of their headquarters with solar panels last year. They figure this will cut the electric bill of those buildings by about 20%.
The big problem with solar is that the equipment is expensive, which makes the return on investment (ROI) quite long. For instance, you can get a similar installation of solar panels on your roof like Google. Even with state and national rebates to help encourage alternative energy, a typical installation will cost you about $10,000-15,000 up front. Granted, your electricity bill should be $0, but this still means most families won't see a profit from their solar system for about 10 to 12 years. The main problem is the solar panels themselves. They just aren't very efficient, so you need a lot of them to produce any decent amount of power.
Scientists are hard at work at creating more efficient and cheaper solar panels.
Meanwhile, other countries are offering very lucrative incentives for people to generate solar power. For instance in Germany, many of the roads that make up the Autobahn are now lined with solar panels. Even farmers are dedicating a field or two to solar energy because they can make more money from that than from a crop of grain.
There's no reason why the US can't do the same thing, other than the fact that our current president is a former oilman. Hm...