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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic 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 component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks 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 anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, creating 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 money down.
Numerous property owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
True Or False? Electric Cars Can Never Be Carbon Neutral Because Their Batteries Need To Be Charged Using...?
True Or False? Electric Cars Can Never Be Carbon Neutral Because Their Batteries Need To Be Charged Using Electricity
False, because electric cars can be charged by using electricity from solar or wind energy plants.
Can Someone Explain To Me What Exactly Is The Crisis With Japan'S Nuclear Powerplants?
I Looked It Up And I Don'T Quite Understand What Cooling Levels And All That Means...What Could Potentially Happen With The Nuclear Power Plants...What'S The Threat?
Because of the massive earthquakes, many of the cooling systems have shut down and are thus unable to cool the radioactive material. In turn, the material has heated up the water in the cooling system, bringing it to a boil and producing tons of excess steam. This increases the pressure in the reactors and if the pressure becomes too much, the power plant has a chance of exploding.
The threat is extremely high right now, until they are able to find ways to cool the radioactive material and relieve the pressure, especially at the two Fukushima power plants. In total, though, there are 5 plants down the east coast of Japan in danger of blowing/leaking radioactive material. One is very, very close to Tokyo.
If they leak, the danger is to the immediate area surrounding the plants unless it leaks into the water source, which would exponentially increase the danger. If they explode, on the other hand, it would distribute radioactive material into the atmosphere. The wind would play a huge role on where it would take this material. As other people have mentioned, if the Fukushimi plants blow up or have a major melt down, this could mean another Chernobyl but multiple times worse. It really is a severe crisis at the moment but they are doing their best to stop it.
@Mary C: I understand the crisis with the nuclear power plants right now, but no one expected a disaster this big. 8.9...... I mean, some of the deadliest earthquakes in history were in the 7 magnitudes. Environmentalists push for nuclear power because it does help the planet (until some sh*t like this happens and it all hits the fan), and I would have to admit I'm one of those environmentalists, although I much prefer wind and solar energy - THE FIELDS OF WHICH NEED TO BE EXPLORED FURTHER, greedy, lazy bastards - versus nuclear energy. While I agree that nuclear power plants are extraordinarily dangerous to both people and the environment, coal power plants are as well but in much slower ways than one would expect to see from a nuclear plant melting down (course >.<)
Need Thesis For Renewable Energy Resources Vs. Fossil Fuels?
I'M Beginning A Very Large Research Paper On The Benefits Of Renewable Energy Resources (Solar Power, Hydroelectricity, Etc) Over Fossil Fuels (Oil, Coal, Natural Gas) And I Can'T Think Of A Decent Thesis Statement To Base A 12 Page Paper Off Of. The General Idea Is That Renewable Energy Has Far More Benefits Than Fossil Fuels And Are Far Better For The Health Of Nature Not To Mention Humans. The Argument Of The Paper Will Include Many Forms Of Rer And How We Can Adapt Them/Use Them For Daily Tasks, Counter Argument Is Fossil Fuels Benefits, Refutation Is How Bad Fossil Fuels Are For The Planet Like Pollution And Global Warming. Any Help On A Thesis That Will Generally Cover All Of This Is Very Appreciated. Thank You!
your thesis shoudl eb a question, perhaps you need to refine your topic and choose one or two resources as oppose to all but perhaps.
TOdays society is dependent on fossil fuels however if they continue on this path society will be in great peril, and is the reason why raoceity shoudl switch its dependency to renewable resources.
Help Build A Solar Powered House Please =)!?
I Have This Project About Solar Power And Energy. My Teacher Has Asked Us T Make An Experiment To Make A House Model And Show How Solar Power Works. I Know How To Build A House But I Don'T Know How Togenerate The Power To Light A Bulb ... And So , I Have To Make A Solar Collector. If You Have Any Sites That Can Help Or You'Ve Done Before Than Thanks Alott !!! Thank Youuu !! =D
You can go to many diff. web sites and get a solar kit to build a small scale solar collector.
Check out BG Micro, Electronics Goldmine, or Frye's you should find what you are looking for. The kits may be to build a solar car or some other such thing, what you want are the panels then you can adapt those to light the lights in the house. Would be really cool and efficient if you made the lighting all LED.
Can Solar Thermal Power Solve The Worlds Energy Problems?
According To This Link Europe Uses 4,000 Terawatts Of Energy But In The Normally Unusable Deserts Of North Africa And The Middle East 630,000 Terawatts Fall Unused. If Solar Thermal Plants Covered The Desert About The Size Of Austria It Could Power The Whole Entire World. The Technology Is Cheap And Includes An Ability To Store The Energy For Nighttime Needs. If All This Is Possible Why Are Earth Are We Not Employing This Clean, Cheap, Abundent Source Of Energy?
Solar thermal could do just that at affordable costs. Solar thermal can now produce electricity at as low as 8 cents a watt, and that would be improved by the economy of scale of mass production of the solar plant components.
1% of the Sahara desert could power the whole world.
1% of the deserts in the American southwest could power the whole country.
And solar photovoltaic efficiencey is not stuck at 10% as someone answered. It is closer to 20%.
And that efficiency is rapidly improving and the cost of making solar panels is falling just as rapidly. Solar panel industry experts say they are just a few years away from being at grid parity with coal and gas power plants.
In fact, Nanosolar is already there, being able to produce solar panel complete systems for less money than it takes to build a coal power plant.
And then there is the cost of the coal and the pollution from it.
"Nanosolar’s founder and chief executive, Martin Roscheisen, claims to be the first solar panel manufacturer to be able to profitably sell solar panels for less than $1 a watt. That is the price at which solar energy becomes less expensive than coal.
With a $1-per-watt panel,” he said, “it is possible to build $2-per-watt systems.
According to the Energy Department, building a new coal plant costs about $2.1 a watt, plus the cost of fuel and emissions, he said."
Concentrating solar photovoltaic power plants and solar thermal power plants in the southwest should be a large part of our future energy system.
Scientific American A Solar Grand Plan
Shows how we could have 69% solar power in the U.S, by 2050, spending less in taxpayer dollars than we spent building the internet and high speed information highway, and in about the same 35 year time frame.
And by spending about 1/8 as much annually over those years as we now give oil companies in subsidies.
Some solar thermal companies.
"I'd put my money on the sun & solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison, 1931
Solar thermal plants can store heat, which will generate steam driven electricity at night.
"Solar thermal power plants such as Ausra's generate electricity by driving steam turbines with sunshine. Ausra's solar concentrators boil water with focused sunlight, and produce electricity at prices directly competitive with gas- and coal-fired electric power."
"All of America's needs for electric power – the entire US grid, night and day – can be generated with Ausra's current technology using a square parcel of land 92 miles on a side. For comparison, this is less than 1% of America's deserts, less land than currently in use in the U.S. for coal mines."
Some of the arguments against wind and solar just don't make sense, like the argument that they are too intermittent, or not constant.
"There are areas in Denmark and Germany who use more than 40 percent of their electricity from wind. From what I have read, they are less concerned about the intermittency than we are in the United States even though we aren't at 1 pecent yet. Why? Because we are told by the fossil fuel guys, hey, can't use wind, can't use solar, what about the intermittency. If wind gets up to 40 percent of the electricity we use and solar gets up to 40 of the electricity we use, the other percents of electricity we need can be made up from the fossil fuel plants that are still there. If they are run less at full power, they can last a long time. That can be your electricity `battery.'"
"Using mirrors to focus the sun's heat on one of any various heat-to-electricity converters seems to have separated itself out as being the cheapest form of solar power."
"Solar energy is the great leveler (unlike oil, which has been the great divider) between the haves and the have nots). No one owns the sun. It can't be drilled or mined or tied up in financial derivatives."
(See Here Comes the Sun, February 17, 2007, Commentary, Chipstocktrader.com)
Green Wombat has several articles about solar thermal plants in California and Arizona. California has 9 small pilot plants that were built in the 80s and 90s. They produce 355 megawatts. Two larger plants have been approved for the Mojave Desert at 355 and 500 megawatts. Another is to be built near San Luis Obispo at 175 megawatts. Two or three others are in proposal stage, at up to 800 and 900 megawatts, for two of them.
from the Scientific American article:
"The greatest obstacle to implementing a renewable U.S. energy system is not technology or money, however. It is the lack of public awareness that solar power is a practical alternative—and one that can fuel transportation as well. Forward-looking thinkers should try to inspire U.S. citizens, and their political and scientific leaders, about solar power’s incredible potential. Once Americans realize that potential, we believe the desire for energy self-sufficiency and the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will prompt them to adopt a national solar plan"
"The huge reduction in imported oil would lower trade balance payments by $300 billion a year, assuming a crude oil price of $60 a barrel (average prices were higher in 2007). "
Together with Wind and other renewable, we can go to clean energy, while ultimately improving our economy as well.
A Blueprint For U.S. Energy Security
From the SetAmerican free document above.
The total of all oil-related external or “hidden” costs of $825 billion per year. This
total is nearly twice the figure authorized for the Department of Defense in 2006.
To put the figure in further perspective, it is equivalent to adding $8.35 to the price
of a gallon of gasoline refined from Persian Gulf oil. This would raise that figure to
$10.73, making the cost of filling the gasoline tank of a sedan $214.60, and of an
And then there's the $300 billion oil adds to our trade imbalance annually.
You think that makes for a good economy?
There is an unbelievable amounty of disinformation about the potential of renewable energy.