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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, 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 benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power 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 against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Are Photovoltaic Cells And Solar Panels The Same? If Not, Or Yes, What Are Their Differences?
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B_H is correct. The cell typically produces a small voltage of approximately 0.7V, although it can provide many 100's of mA in full sunlight. A panel is made up of many cells connected in series and in parallel to enable higher voltages and currents. A panel also includes protection for the cells in the form of glass or plastic so that rain, snow, dust, etc do not damage the individual cells. Cells typically are unprotected and made of silicon in very thin wafers that are easily cracked or broken when stress is placed on them...panels beef up the mechanical protection so that they can be mounted on rooftops. There is a newer film technology cell that can be rolled up...see the link below on this as it is interesting.
How Do I Wire A 24V Solar Panel To A 12V Battery Bank?
I Have A 24V 165W Bp Solar Panel. I Plan On Using Eight 12V 35 Amp Hour Sealed Golf Cart Batteries In Parallel For My Battery Bank. I Plan On Purchasing A Charge Controller And An Inverter For My System, But I Am Not Sure Which Charge Controller And Inverter To Purchase. Will Any 12V Charge Controller Work? Do Charge Controllers Take Higher Voltages, 24V In This Case, And Step It Down For The Battery Bank? My Primary Concern Is Whether 24V Is Too Much Voltage To Go Into A 12V Battery Bank. If You Guys Have Any Suggestions For Affordable Efficient Charge Controllers And Inverters, Please Let Me Know.
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Most any charge controller will work as long as the input voltage is rated to handle the open circuit voltage of your panel, which may be in the 40V range. The solar panel's voltage will drop to match the load during charging; it just won't be as efficient as it could be unless you get a controller with maximum power point tracking (MPPT). MPPT will get the most power from the panel and convert it to the proper charging voltage for your battery bank.
What Is A Good Type Of Solar Panel To Get For My House?
I Want To Put A Solar Panel(S) On My Roof. What Components Do I Need Besides The Solar Panels? Solar Power Controller? Wires? How Do I Hook It Into My Home's Electrical System And About How Much Electricity Could I Generate And Save? Would The Panels Pay For Themselves Over Time? Any Help Will Be Appreciated. Thank You!
Solar water heating panels are often heavy, depending on their design.
Solar electric panels are rarely heavy - at mabye 3 lbs. per square foot, including mounting racks, they are not much heavier than typical roofing materials.
Whether the panels pay for themselves is a highly individualized answer, dependent on your state and local rebates (if any), how much sun your area gets, and the cost of your electricity. Just about any Californian can break even, but it can take 5-20 years. Prices are dropping, so this should get better next year (but federal tax credits expire - could be renewed, a Democratic president would be unlikely to veto).
A house that is conservative in electrical usage (this usually means no air conditioners in the summer or electric heat in the winter) generally has enough roof area to supply 100% of its electrical needs. We have 10% of our roof dedicated to panels, and it supplies essentially 100% for us.
The best way to get answers to your questions is to ask a few solar companies to do a free analysis and quote on your house. You can always say no.
If you're thinking of doing it yourself, that's possible, but not trivial. It's also possible that a professional could install it for less than you could if you bought the parts yourself and installed it yourself. We installed our own, but the experience is a little dated - from 2006. There's a video at the bottom of the page below, if you want to see what we did.
What Are The Negative Effects Of Global Warming?
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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-twentieth century, and its projected continuation.
The average global air temperature near the Earth's surface increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the hundred years ending in 2005. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes "most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-twentieth century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse gas concentrations" via the greenhouse effect. Natural phenomena such as solar variation combined with volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect from 1950 onward.
These basic conclusions have been endorsed by at least thirty scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. While individual scientists have voiced disagreement with some findings of the IPCC, the overwhelming majority of scientists working on climate change agree with the IPCC's main conclusions.
Climate model projections summarized by the IPCC indicate that average global surface temperature will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century. The range of values results from the use of differing scenarios of future greenhouse gas emissions as well as models with differing climate sensitivity. Although most studies focus on the period up to 2100, warming and sea level rise are expected to continue for more than a thousand years even if greenhouse gas levels are stabilized. The delay in reaching equilibrium is a result of the large heat capacity of the oceans.
Increasing global temperature will cause sea level to rise, and is expected to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount and pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.
Remaining scientific uncertainties include the amount of warming expected in the future, and how warming and related changes will vary from region to region around the globe. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but there is ongoing political and public debate worldwide regarding what, if any, action should be taken to reduce or reverse future warming or to adapt to its expected consequences.
Would I Save Energy And Money If I Directly Use Solar Hot Water In My Dishwasher?
My Great.. Dishwasher Use Cold Water, So It Needs A Lot Of Electric Energy To Heat It.
I Would Can Directly Use Hot Water From Solar Panels.
Would It Be Convenient?
On the average, 1/3 of a home's utility costs are spent on heating hot water. Using solar thermal collector panels or solar tanks to heat water will greatly reduce your power bills. Solar hot water heaters are used in countries around the world because they are clean, efficient, cheap, and work great. If where you live gets good sunshine most of the time, I recommend using solar to heat your water.