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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 everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. 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, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free 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 energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, domestic electricity rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes equipped 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs 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 development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four lots 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 essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting decisions, developing 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 homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners decide 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 solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of 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 well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
How Did Pueblos In The Southwest Use Solar Power?
The Pueblo indian tribe based in New Mexico is building the United State’s first grid connected utility solar power plant on tribal land. The Pueblo hope the project will yield approximately 1 million dollars annually for the next 25 years, a sum much needed to rebuild their antiquated water supply and treatment system. The 3000 member tribe, which holds nature sacred, sees solar energy as a way to create an alternative, balanced, sustainable living for its members.
JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. — A poverty-stricken Indian tribe that holds the sun and nature's other gifts sacred sees a brighter future for itself in solar power. The 3,000 members of the Jemez Pueblo are on the verge of building the nation's first utility-scale solar plant on tribal land, a project that could bring in millions of dollars.
Experts say tapping into the sun, wind and geothermal energy on Indian land could generate the kind of wealth many tribes have seen from slot machines and blackjack tables.
"We don't have any revenue coming in except for a little convenience store," said James Roger Madalena, a former tribal governor who now represents the pueblo in the state Legislature. "It's very critical that we become innovative, creative, that we come up with something that will last generations without having a devastating impact on the environment."
The 30-acre site where 14,850 solar panels will be set up has been selected, and after four years of arduous planning and negotiations, a contract to sell outsiders the electricity produced by the four-megawatt operation is at hand. The plant would be capable of cranking out enough electricity to power about 600 homes.
The project — which would cost about $22 million, financed through government grants, loans and tax credits — could bring in around $25 million over the next 25 years. That could help the tribe improve its antiquated drinking water system and replace the lagoons it uses to treat wastewater.
Renewable energy is a new option for bringing revenue to Indian country, where many communities are poverty-stricken and unemployment is often double the national rate. Jemez Pueblo's effort comes after the federal government refused to let it build a casino because the proposed site was too far away from the community.
Indian tribes control more than 55 million acres of land across the nation, and those lands are capable of producing an estimated 535 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year from wind power, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program. Solar has even greater promise, at 17 trillion kilowatt hours per year, or more than four times the amount of electricity generated annually in the U.S.
"There's huge potential," said Jerry Pardilla, executive director of the National Tribal Environmental Council.
President Barack Obama acknowledged the possibilities during a meeting last fall with leaders of the nation's tribes. He said he would work to ensure tribes have access to transmission and financing for energy projects.
From 2002 to 2008, the Tribal Energy Program funded nearly 100 projects totaling $16.5 million. A 2005 federal law authorizes up to $20 million for the program each year.
Could A Portable Ac Be Powered By A Solar Panel, A Trickle Charger And A Large Car Battery?
If I Used A Small Solar Panel, A Power Converter, And A Trickle Charger, Would It Be Possible To Run A Small Portable Ac Unit On Large Car Battery. Keeping The Battery And The Solar Panel Outside And Running The Cord And Power Converter Inside, Would It Be Possible To Have Enough Power To Run The Portable Unit For 4-6 Hours A Day Or Would It Be Too Much For The Large Car Battery To Sustain For A Lengthy Period Of Time? I Would Have A Second Battery On Hand 1 To Run And 1 Charging. Would This Work?
Depends on the size of your battery and panel, and what you run on your inverter. When your battery is charging it takes a % of wattage to begin with from your panel to charge, whats left from your panel output can be used to power things depending on whats left. You may need more wattage to run an inverter if it is charging your battery the same time. It can be done because I do it everyday. I have 5 12v batteries, and 110 w panels, and while charging I can get up to 8 hrs up to 40w continuous power to operate small devices. The more panels, the more you can operate. You will need to consider that you will also have cloudy days on the side, and your panels will not put out as well. You should have a volt meter to keep track of the voltage in your battery, because if it gets too low it could be damaged the battery in time.
Solar Energy Interview?
Hi If Anyone Was Is A Solar Expert Of Some Sort, Can You Please Help Me And Answer My Interview Questions? Its For A Project And I Need To Interview Someone With Some Sort Of General Knowledge Of Solar Power And Technology
My Questions Are:
Q1. What Is It Like Working And Putting Together Solar Equipment For People Who Are Starting To Go “Green” And Looking To Save Some Money?
Q2.What Are Some Of The Benefits When Working With A Solar Company?
Q3.Are There Any Dangers When Working With Solar Equipment?
Q4. Do You Think Most Of America Will Switch From Grid-Tied Energy And Go To More Eco-Friendly Solar Power By The Next Decade?
Q5. What Are Your Thoughts On Solar Energy And The Effect It Has On Global Warming?
Q6. Do You Currently Own Any Solar Equipment Of Your Own?
Q7. How Often Do You Go Out And Set Up Solar Equipment For Other Customers?
Q8. Do You Like Working With A Solar Company? What Do You Like About It?
Q9. How Much Money Does Solar Power Save You?
Q10. What Are Other Benefits Can You Gain From Using Solar Energy?
I'm not what you're looking for, but maybe I can help a little? I'm doing a physics Masters in cadmium telluride solar cells. I work with a group of research scientists.
Q1: I don't make panels for people. We build small ones in labs using different techniques and then test them to try and work out how to make them more efficient, so companies can help people 'go green' more cheaply later on :p the physics is very interesting & challenging though.
Q2: I work in a university, so I'm still a student. That's fun!
Q3: Most solar equipment has very little danger, but we work with cadmium telluride, which is toxic. We have stringent safety procedures, although we only use tiny amounts (15g of the stuff coats about a square metre - the solar panels are very thin, about 5-thousandths of a millimetre).
Q4: No. It will take several decades; but I'm convinced that during the next decade some techs will become cost competitive in the US. We need to develop alternatives; porphyrin dye solar cells, copper-zinc-tin-sulphur cells or organics before we can provide countries worth of power.
Q5: It's clean and can produce huge amounts of power without taking up much land like wind power does. You still need backup or energy storage, but it's going to be very sensible in sunny places. I've calculated the heat flow changes and solar panels reduce global warming.
Q6: I have a solar charger for my phone and battery equipment that I was given as a gift & I use on camping etc. I wouldn't buy any for a few years yet though: I live in northern England!
Q7: I don't set it up for other people. I test cells pretty much every week though. With some periods of programming & writing in between.
Q8: I like being a student and researching something that other people haven't done yet. The challenge of the unknown is great.
Q9: Zero, right now :p
Q10: Right now it's too expensive, but in future it will be cheaper than grid power, and cleaner. Less air pollution = better health. Less global warming and insulation from price shocks when petrol and gas prices shoot up.
What Are 2 Practical Ways In Which People Can Conserve Energy?
Use less water. Few people realize that supplying water through public water systems is a major use of energy. For example, California actually uses 20% of its electricity and 30% of it natural gas, along with 88 million gallons of diesel fuel just to pump water. Of all the energy used in the state, water is probably the biggest single purpose source of consumption of energy. I suppose that unless you have a cistern that stores water from your roof (which will still need a pump to supply your house) or a well and you draw water with a bucket, you are using significant amounts of energy to supply water.
The other significant way that people can seriously conserve energy is to use geothermal energy. Solar systems often require 5-10 years of energy production just to equal the amount of energy required and consumed when building the solar cells in a typical installation, so the net benefit is not significant until decades in the future. Wind may return an "energy" profit sooner, but has its own energy problems. Geothermal systems will supply heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer and the system can work directly, not through generation of electricity (which wastes energy) and then operation of motors, fans, and resistors which most electric heat/ac systems use.
Which Energy Source Is Better?
1.Solar Or Wood?
2.Solar Or Wind?
3.Solar Or Hydroelectric?
4.Solar Or Geothermal?
Please Answer!..Thanks So Much!
solar on all of them, it doesn't cost anything (besides getting solar panels) and is unlimited. Can u say no electric bill!