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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- 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 utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, 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
How Does Solar Energy Create Power For Us To Use?
I Mean, How Does Solar Power Create Electricity And Heating? This Is For A Grade, So I'D Appreciate It If You Were Positive. Please Record The Websitre Or Book You Used. Thanks!
The sun is a big nuclear reactor, it basically fuses hydrogen atoms into helium atoms. This fusion releases a lot of energy in the form of radiation.
When radiation reaches earth, it can be used for many pruposes. Heating is easy, because the solar radiation carries a lot of heat, it can be used to heat water without much technology. But if you want to transform solar radiation into electricity, you need more advanced technology, such as photovoltaic cells, which basically use semiconductors to generate electricity out of sunlight.
In theory, you can generate over 1,000 watts per square meter of sunlight (under ideal weather conditions, and near the equator), which is a lot of energy. But photovoltaic technology is a bit expensive, so it hasn't been adopted by a lot of people. There are some solar thermal power plants, that provide electricity for a lot of people by using a heat engine to transform heat into mechanical work, and then transform mechanical work into electricity.
How Is Solar Energy Distributed?
Yep, How Is Solar Energy Distributed? Thxs
The big light in the daytime sky shines across the whole world. <gin>
On the equator it is about half of each day all year long.
On the poles it is for about half the year with the other half darkness.
Distributed energy generation vs Grid.
Power sources, even commercial solar power, can be distributed over a power grid. This allows many sources to share the load to many users. This allows advantages of engineering and financial economies of scale to get the cost per watt down. The downfall is the power loss in transport can be more than what is actually used.
Distributed power generation, even a fossil fuel generator, makes electricity at or near the point of use. The advantage is a greater control over the production of electricity but at a higher cost per watt. Solar energy generally (but not always) falls into this category. People put panels on their roofs to meet their own needs. They may store the excess for later use, or push it back onto the grid for others to use.
Solar Energy Question?
Where Was Solar Energy First Discovered And/Or Used?
I Have Found So Many Different Answers To This
Many people think that solar power is a new concept. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Harnessing power from the sun has been dated back to ancient civilizations.
See the link below to a timeline researched by the Department of Energy that outlines the major historical milestones of solar power.
Why Not People Use Solar Energy For Their Daily Need?
I Am Observing That Normally We Need Electricity For Lighting Purpose Then Why Not People Use Solar Energy For Lighting In Each Room.
Many people are not using solar energy for their daily need, probably for 3 main reasons:
1. Lack of awareness
2. Cost of installation
3. Breaking off from the grid electricity or Integration to the grid electricity
Until lately, most people are not fully aware of the enormous energy that could be directly tapped from the Sun. It's still costly to obtain the pvcs for collecting the sun rays to covert to energy and where most areas are connected by grid system, how does a standalone electricity generator blend.
You will find a lot more information in the following website:
How Much Does Solar Power Add To Your Homes Value?
I Asked This Question But Would To Add The Following Details.
I Am Getting Substantial Subsidies. So The Cost Is Very Very Low.
I Am Interested In The Resale Added Value Or How To Research This Information.
It depends. Outfitting a house for solar costs upwards $50,000 and the economics are so bad that people have to say it "increases your home value", and you need heavy subsidies so it doesn't look completely ridiculous.
Just how much it "increases your home value" suddenly gets nebulous as a web search quickly reveals.
Most people go solar on general principle, and a solar home might appeal to a buyer in the same frame of mind, but otherwise, don't expect it to be a good investment.
According to Money magazine, the best renovation projects are:
"... updating your kitchen, renovating your bathroom and making outdoor space more usable."
A home's value is based on location and then within the same sub-division, square footage. Hence a home in Cary, North Carolina that runs $300,000 can cost $1.3 million in Calilfornia.
Someone buying a $1.3 million home in California might not worry about a $50,000 solar system thrown in, but in Cary, NC it would definitely turn away some buyers if it made a $200,000 home suddenly cost $250,000.
Quite frankly, I would avoid a solar home because of the maintenance and attention it would require. When you buy utility power, anything bad that happens up to your meter, is the utility's problem.
With solar you need to wash the solar panels, take care of batteries that don't last forever, and generally have to pay a heck of a lot more attention to your home power supply than with utility power.
I would much rather waste time spewing on Yahoo than have to worry day to day about my home power supply.
Since I gather you have already installed solar, just take satisfaction in becoming energy efficient and don't expect it to have much effect on your home's value one way or the other.