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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 property owner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 minimize your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider 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 equipped 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 element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added 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 growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots 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 parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Many house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- 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 Investment
The utility business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, 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
How Can I Synclonize Solar Power With Inverter?
I Want To Connect My Inverter To Solar Power System. Can Somebody Tell Me?
There are 2 distinct situations, each one is using a different type of inverter
1. For homes connected to the grid the inverter is connected to the solar panel on the DC side and the DC voltage and DC current rating should match. The inverter AC side is connected to the home and to the grid (power lines entering the home). The inverter synchronizes to the grid frequency (60 Hz in the USA). In essence the home is fed from a combination of the inverter power and grid power. View this link http://www.solar-energy-for-home.com/grid-tie-inverter.html
2. For off grid homes (not connected to power lines) the solar panel is connected through a charge controller to a bank of storage batteries. The batteries are connected to the DC side of the "pure sine inverter". The DC voltage rating and current rating of the battery and the inverter should match. The inverter has a self synchronization to AC correct frequency (60 Hz in the USA). View the link http://www.solar-energy-for-home.com/pure-sine-inverter.html
How Is Solar Energy Produced From The Sun ?
How It Works ? How Do The Solar Panels Create Solar Energy From The Sun ?
A photo-voltaic cell converts sunlight directly into electricity. The light from sunlight excites the electrons in the atoms directly. It is so simple very few people understand it as they assume it must be more complex than it seems.
Check out this web site however, it should explain it a lot better than I ever could.
Can Someone Explain How The Solar System Was Formed?
The short version:
There was a large cloud of rotating, interstellar gas. Something happened to give it some energy and begin to collapse in on itself. The very center was densest, and as the cloud collapsed it began to heat up- this formed the sun. The inner (terrestrial) planets, which includes Mercury through Mars, are relatively small and rocky because only rock could condense into solid at this close proximity to the sun, and most of the cloud was still gas and ice. The outer planets, Jupiter through Neptune, have the same rocky core that makes up the Terrestrial planets, but due to their location farther from the sun, ices can condense there as well. These planets grew, and as they grew, they sucked in more and more material, so that most of their bulk now is made of gases that they captured. Eventually, as the sun began to shine, all of the debris left over from planet formation was ejected out of the solar system. Gases were blown away by solar wind and rocks and ice balls (asteroids and comets) either were thrown out of the system, orbit at great distances, or crashed into planets. What's left is a pretty calm and clear area.
Hope this helps
What Is Energy !!!!!!!?
I No What It Is And It Does But What Is Its Substance ? Like A Gas Also If Heat Is A Energy And Energy Cant Be Distroyed What Happens To It Dos The Heat Just Change Form Or Something ? In A Big Hurry Help !!!!
Some of the many forms that energy takes are:
Mechanical energy, which includes
- Potential energy, stored in a system.
- Kinetic energy, from the movement of matter.
Radiant or solar energy, which comes from the light and warmth of the sun.
Thermal energy, associated with the heat of an object.
Chemical energy, stored in the chemical bonds of molecules.
Electrical energy, associated with the movement of electrons.
Electromagnetic energy, associated with light waves (including radio waves, microwaves, x-rays, infrared waves).
Mass (or nuclear) energy, found in the nuclear structure of atoms.
One form of energy can be converted to another form. This transfer is based on the law of conservation of energy—one of the laws of thermodynamics.
Humans converted energy from one form to another when they lit the first fire. By burning wood, they released the chemical energy stored in the bonds of the wood molecules, generating thermal energy, or heat. Other examples? A battery generates electrons from chemical reactions, which are used to make electrical energy. A toaster takes electrical energy and converts it to heat. Your leg converts the chemical energy stored in your muscles into kinetic energy when you pedal a bicycle.
Sound is a form of kinetic energy. Molecules of air are vibrated, causing them to move in wave patterns. When these waves hit the eardrum, they make it vibrate too. This vibration energy is turned into electrical energy impulses, which your brain interprets as sound.
Many times, multiple conversions are involved. Consider nuclear power generation. Atoms in the nuclear fuel are split, releasing their nuclear (mass) energy and creating thermal energy. This heat energy is, in turn, captured in the form of steam and used to drive a turbine generator, creating kinetic energy. And, finally, this kinetic energy spins a magnetic field around a conductor, causing a current to flow—creating electrical energy.
To measure energy, we use the "heating value" of the fuel, which indicates how much of a certain fuel is converted to how much heat. Common units of energy are the calorie and Btu.
What Social, Economic, Political, Environmental, Cultural And Ethical Implications Has Solar Energy Had?
Negative And Positive =)
Hey Ginny, there are lots of beneficial implications to solar power, I'll list a few. To set one thing straight, panels do not have toxins in their manufacture, even though I keep reading answers at this website that they do. Photovoltiac panels, the ones that produce electricity are made up almost entirely of silicone, aluminum and acrylic. The other type, that heat water and air from the sun are made primarily of sheet metal, copper and glass, and have a type of alcohol called glycol running through them. It's the same type that we use to deice aircraft in the winter. There are lots of complaints about solar panels being produced from toxic chemicals, you might hear some, they are false.
If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in solar power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more solar power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one orf those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
Andy mentions, "Enviromentalists," as people who do not want large solar arrays, or wind turbines in their back yards because of the birds and other environmental concerns. This could not be farther from the truth. I consider myself an environmentalist, and I do have a turbine in my backyard. The issues with birds is largely misunderstood. There was a farm in Northern California that began attracting rare raptors soon after is was constructed. In the first year of operation, 5% of all