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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 clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy costs have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 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 important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners select to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar 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 business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, 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
Are There Any Tax Incentives For Solar Panels And/Or High Efficiency Pool Heaters?
We Had An Older Heatpump And Wpuld Like To Upgrade To More Efficient Model And Ad Solar Panels To Help Reduce Cost..
Most states do. Check with your state governement. They will give you a certain percentage off of the price of the unit on your income tax return.
How Much Money Can Be Saved By Having Solar Panels?
Given The Current Events Of This Energy Crisis I Was Musing About The Idea Of Solar Panels On Every Rooftop. I See All The Houses And Skyscrapers On This Sunny Day And I Just Wonder How Much Energy Can Be Stored By Installing Solar Panels On Each Roof. I Don'T Think We Can Completely Rely On It, But Could It Not Help Lift The Burden Of The Electric Bill For Everyone Even If A Little?
You would do better in saving money by buying a wind powered generator
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The cost of installation and purchasing enough pannel would be far more than Most people would want to invest
Here is one panel to make one 60 watt light bulb work in the day time
What about when it is dark outside
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Well hold you pocket book tight
Get a battery back up that the panels will charge up
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Here is one such panel to make just one light bulb light up
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Do Gaps Between Panels On Solar Parking Canopies Build Up With Ice In The Winter?
I See A Lot Of Solar Canopies Being Erected Over Parking Lots And Multi-Story Parking Garages. Many Of Them Have The Solar Panels Mounted Directly On The Structure With No Roofing (You Can See The Underside Of The Panels When Looking Up From The Parking Lot Below). There'S A Small Gap Between Each Panel. I'Ve Never Been To One Of These While It'S Raining But I Guess You Get &Quot;Sheets&Quot; Of Rain Coming Down In A Grid Rectangular Grid Pattern. I Don'T Think That'S A Good Idea But What Happens In The Winter. Do You Get A Build Up Of Icicles At These Gaps And On The Structure Below As The Drips Freeze? That Could Be Extremely Dangerous.
Anytime you have dripping water and subfreezing temps you may get icicles.
The gaps help by giving the water and ice somewhere to go so that the expansion pressure does not cause damage to the panels. When the sun hits the panels ice and snow will often melt enough to slide off.
How To Prevent Shorting Out Solar Panel?
I Have A Solar Panel I Bought For A Diy Project And It Has A Small Plug On The End Of It, But I Need To Remove This Plug To Expose The Positive And Return Wires So I Can Solder A Bunch Of Stuff Together. How Do I Cut Off The Plug Without Shorting Out The Solar Panel When I Make The Cut? Can I Just Leave It In The Dark A While Before Cutting? I Don'T Think I Can Remove The Wires From The Solar Panel End Before Cutting.
A solar panel doesn't store energy. As soon as the light stops, the current stops instantly.
If it's a 200-watt panel or more, it won't be harmed by a short circuit, but it might be good to turn the panel over or cover it with cardboard before working on it. The spark can slightly mar the contacts. Doing the work indoors is enough to cut down the current, too.
For a 60-watt panel or less, I wouldn't even worry about the spark, the power output is too low to do any damage.
How Long Does It Take To Charge A 12V, 200Ah Deep Cycle Battery With A 125 Watt Solar Panel?
Hey Alip, Graham is on the right track, his math is correct, but there are some inefficiencies here, mainly the voltage curve of panels and batteries during charging, and the heat losses inside the battery as well. Fortunately they are easily calculated.
A 125 solar panel that is wired for 12 volts (as most of them are), actually puts out about 18 volts open curcuit, and only 7 amps short circuit. But your battery will not see these voltages, once you connect the two together, the panels voltage will droop to match the battery, but the 7amps will remain. So the problem becomes simply a question of Amp Hours. If your battery is completely discharged, you will have to put back the 200 amp hours it holds, plus about 10% more. On a clear day, you might have sun for 8 hours, but the first 2 and last 2 are not full production because of the angle the sun is to the panel, and how much atmosphere the sun has to travel through. In most clear dry areas, we consider a good day of solar collection to be around 6 hours of direct noon time sun over the course of the day. With 7 amps flowing into the battery for 6 hours, you end up with 42 amp hours to work with, but since the battrey uses about 4 of them heating up and boiling some fluid away, only 38 are stored. At that rate, you would need 6 good days of sun to bring that battery back up to full.
If you're considering hooking something like this up, you'll also need a charge controller since the panels out put is more than 2% of the batteries amp hour capacity (4amps). Charge controllers today are pretty efficient though, maybe 98% or so, so it isn't worth allowing for its losses in your system. If you had 2 batteries wired in parallel for 400 amp hours, you could skip the contoller, and spend that money on the second battery instead, then you would have twice the storage.
We live in a solar powered home, which happens to be powered by 16 125 watt panels. They run almost everything in the house, the lights, appliances and electronics. So you can go a long way with a panel like that if you learn to use your power judiciously. There are some great sources you can check out to learn more if you like, I will list some below. Take care Alip, Rudydoo