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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand 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 key element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
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 electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be generated, 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
Solar Energy Vs. Wind Energy?!?
Hey Guys. I Would Like To Begin Heading Up A Commitee In My School That Focus' On Making Our School Greener. I Would Like To Present Some Facts To Them And See If It Would Be A Possibility To Have Wind Or Solar Energy At Our School. I Live In Northern Michigan So It Gets Very Cold, If That Makes A Difference.
Could You Please Tell Me All You Know Of Solar Panals And Wind Turbines? Another Big Factor Is The Cost - We Have About 90 Kids Per Grade K-12. Thanks
The current solar panel technology is actually more efficient in cold weather. We installed ours when it was -10 degrees (F) and they generated 120% of their rated capacity. So your cold weather is not a problem. However, you may wish to consider whether the number of sunny days warrants a solar generating system, which tends to be pricey.
As for wind, it's also spendy. You don't want to mount it on the roof, because the vibrations will transfer into the building. So you need a separate tower for the turbine. We set up a 350 watt turbine on a 45-foot tower for about $1,500. But it generates 24 volt DC electricitry, so it requires an inverter in order to provide 120 volt AC power used in most buildings. Add another $4,000 if you want it to reduce your school's dependence on fossil fuels. Otherwise, it's little more than a demonstration project.
Solar also is typically set up to generate 24 volt DC power, so it too needs an inverter. Our 1KW solar system, with inverter and battery backup, cost about $16K. About $4K was for the batteries, which you wouldn;t need. And we got a $4K tax credit from the fed and state. Still, you're in the $8,000 range if you include the inverter.
Alternatively you can try to see whether some of the school's needs could be met with DC power, either 12 or 24 volts. A more practical, if less visible, approach might be to talk to your utility and see if you can contract to buy wind power (ours sells wind power for about 3 cents per KWH more than coal power).
What Is The Difference Between Thermal And Solar Energy?
I Know That Solar Energy Is Energy From The Sun Converted Into Elctrical Energy And All That Great Stuff, But If You Heat A Sheet Of Flashing Copper, Put It In The Sun And It Makes A Little More Energy Than It Did In The Shade, Is That Thermal Or Solar Energy
Solar energy is energy from the sun.
There are many forms of energy.
- Plants use photosysthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
- Solar cells convert solar energy into electricity.
- Evaporated and condensed water, thermals, and winds convert solar energy to mechanical energy.
- Copper flashing, like most things sitting out in the sun, convert solar energy to heat.
So, its solar energy until it is absorbed by the copper, then it is thermal energy (heat).
Edit: I know 2 ways to convert thermal energy to electrical. First is a thermoelectric generator. These tend to be costly, delicate, and have low efficiency. Check out the links below the article, especially the HZ-14 one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelect...
2nd way is to use an engine or turbine. Concentrating sunlight with mirrors onto a small boiler creates high pressure steam. It is used in a turbine to make electricity. Some experimental units have actually been deployed by utility companies in sunny areas. While they depend on government subsidies, with enough emprovement, the technologies may stand on their own. You can also use solar energy to heat air or other working fluid inside an engine to convert the thermal energy to mechanical motion that drives an electrical generator. The most efficient such engine is called a carnot engine, which is unfortunately impractical to make economically.
Finally, things like windmills and waterpower actually convert solar to mechanical power, which is then used to drive generators. These are actually variations of the 2nd point.
BTW, if you're asking how to make a simple solar cell from copper, see link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
Are Humans Able To Survive Only By Consuming Solar Energy?
Can Humans Utilize Sunlight And Use It As An Energy In Their Body Without Consuming Food For Years?
Uh, no. Humans are not able to convert sunlight into energy like plants. Humans do not have the photosynthesis cells in the skin. Work on the genetics and maybe someday we will be able to quit eating and just bask.
Solar Energy In Delhi?
Write In Detailhow Has Solar Energy Helped In Conserving Electrical Energy In Delhi
A solar hot water system, specifically the thermosyphon system will use the sun to heat all the hot water without electrical power. It has no moving parts and requires no electricity to heat the water.
As the sun heats the solar panels the hot water will rise to the top of the tank and the cooler water will return to the bottom of the solar panel. You can't see the water moving but you can put a thermometer on the bottom of the solar panel and one on the top of the tank and you will notice the top is hotter.
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It?
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It? Can You Explain Or Give Websites To Me? Thanks
The inefficiency in solar cells is because they convert from one energy form to another, there are always "losses" when you convert from one form of energy to another. Using energy in its original form is always more efficient.
Solar cell designs are becoming more efficient but will always have limitations.