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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing 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, many property owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally 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 bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes 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 attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks 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 an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes 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 power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Do Solar Panels Plug Into An Outlet?
If Not How Do They Give Power To A House/A Company?
Solar panels can be connected to your household wiring with a piece of equipment called a "grid tie inverter". You power company will probably require either an automatic or manual means for disconnecting your equipment from their grid in the event of a power outage or line maintainence.
Homepower Magazine is an excellent source for information about solar and other alternative energy sources. A primer on the basics of solar electricity can be found using the first link below. You can download a free sample issue of the magazine using the second link below. The sample issue being offered changes occasionally.
How Much For Solar Panels To Charge My Car Cost?
I would say $3000 - $5000 if your car is at home during the day and you don't need to store the power to charge it at night. For batteries to charge the car at night, it would probably be another $3000-$5000.
Can Solar Panels To Heat Pool Be Used For Other Household Purposes?
Hi There, My Father Just Bought A House That Has Solar Panels On The Roof To Heat The Water For His Pool. The Water Goes Through Pipes By The Panels And Flows Back Into The Pool. I Was Wondering If There Is Any Way To Use That Solar Energy For Other Areas Of The House. The Panels Were Put In When The House Was Built In The Mid 80'S And The House Is In Central Florida/E. Orlando.
Thanks In Advance!
Yes, you can use them to make hot water for the house, supplementing your hot water heater. These panels have just been made mandatory in Hawaii. During the summer, when you don't need to heat the pool, you could add a valve and piping to send the water from the panels to your hot water heater.
"imintowater" has a point, you wouldn't want to use the same water for the pool as for drinking water, and you'd have to valve the system to prevent mixing, unless you installed a heat exchanger so that the fluid that goes through the panels just transfers heat to the drinking water without mixing with it.
'Need Service Providers To Use Our Pool Heating Solar Panels For Other Use?
I Live In San Ramon, Ca. We Have A Nice Set Of Solar Panels, Which We Have Been Using For Heating Our Pool. Is There A Way That Those Solar Panels Can Be Used For House Hold Water Heating Instead Of Heating The Swimming Pool Or Can They Be Traded For Installing A New Set Of Pv Electricity Useful Panels To Producing Electricity.
Pls Get In Touch With Estimate And Suggestions.
well photovoltaic panels can be installed,but they have nothing to do with the pool system....I know a company that does both electrical and water heating they could help you they work in the San Ramon area I believe...just hit the "contact me" button on the website listed below with your number and address and I will have them contact you: http://www.swimming-pool-information.com...
How Will The Inverter Effect This Project With 80 Watt Solar Panel And 115Ah Battery?
I Have A 80 Watt Solar Panel That Charges At 17 Volts And 4.55 Amps. I Found That At 12 Volts It Is 56.4 Watts Approx. Will This Keep The Battery Charged If Only Able To Charge For 8 Hrs Out Of The Day? The Product I Want To Use Works On Ac So I Have A Inverter That Is 12V 100Watt. The Product Uses 120 Watts To Operate. Do I Figure Up The Amps By Using 120 Volts Or Will I Use 12V For The Ampere Drawn? Also How Does The Inverter Tie In, Does It Draw Any Power To Operate It?
The 80w panel only generates 80w under the best conditions... full sun, no polution, shining directly (perpendicularly) on a clean collector. When the angle is less than 90 degrees you will get substantially less energy. Your day will be shorter in the winter and the angle worse. So, let's start with your 56.4w. (You should chart that throughout your day to see what you can really get.)
If your product requires 120w, then your 100w inverter is too small. It will shut down, blow fuses, or destroy itself.
Watts are simply Volts * Amps. (We'll ignore power factor and impedances for this discussion.)
So, if your device uses 120watts, that would be (120w/120v=) 1Amp in most people's house. But with your inverter, that would be (120w/12v) 10amps from a batter. And the inverter has some internal in-efficiencies.. maybe 80-90% efficient. So add another amp or 2, so that's 12Amps whenever the device is operated. (Make sure you turn off the inverter when not used.. it always draws power when on.)
And your battery isn't like a piggy bank. You don't get out everything you put into it. Batteries are not very efficient. Their efficiency changes depending on how long they have to hold the charge, how fast they are discharged, temperature, and where you are in the charge and discharge curves. It is very complex.