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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell 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 become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce 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 normal property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation 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 cash down.
Lots of property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier 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 Financial investment
The energy business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next 20 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
Can You Use Solar Panels Indoors Ie Will The Lights/Window Sill Be Enough To Create A Charge?
Yes, that will work. The main factors to consider is the amount of direct sunlight through that window, the angle of the solar panel in relation to the sun's light, and the refractive index of the window glass.
Possibly, since most solar panels are designed for outdoor use, the solar panel could be inserted between the bottom edge of the window frame and the sill, much like an airconditioner is inserted into a window frame.
I Want To Start A Apartment Building Business With All Solar Power...Good Idea? Where To Find Solar Panels?
Where To Find Solar Panels, And How Much Do They Cost
Look up a company called "Powerlight"
Also see the Solar Living Center in Hopland CA
There are already businesses that install solar panels and also businesses that will lease the gear so that any given business owner can get the benefit of solar without the huge up-front expense.
Just a bit of web surfing would get you all sorts of INFORMATION on this subject... Go for it!
Solar Energy Question?
I Have A Paper About It. It Says &Quot;Describe The Energy Transfers And Anergy Transformations Involved In Solar Use. Can Someone Help Me On This And Specific Terms?
Solar energy itself is a broad spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
There are many energy transformations involved in utilizing solar energy productively.
Photosynthesis is a photo-chemical process by which a very narrow frequency bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation is utilized to store energy as chemicals such as sugars. This chemically stored energy is then either transformed into conventional biofuels or slowly transformed over millions of years into fossil fuels (yes, fossil fuels is solar power). The efficiency of photosynthesis is typically less than 1% in plants, the theoretical limit of photosynthesis is 6.6% efficiency.
Photovoltaic uses a very very narrow bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation to liberate an electron from a semiconductor material thereby producing electrical power. However there are techniques of utilizing different semiconductor materials that respond to different frequencies and using materials that absorb light in one frequency and re-emit them in another in order to utilize more of the available electromagnetic energy. University of Delaware has been able to achieve 42.8% efficiency with photo-voltaic but most commercial units are in the 15% to 25% range. There are also technologies in the 3% to 5% efficiency range that should prove to be very inexpensive, literally solar panels that are painted on.
Solar thermal involves a broad range of frequencies being absorbed and re-emitted in the infrared spectrum (heat) and then collected for use as such. Although this collects much of the energy from solar radiation, it's in a form that's of the least value. It is possible to air condition with heat via absorption cycle chillers but otherwise this technology is mostly suited to general heating and water heating although it can be used to run steam turbines for the generation of electricity when used on a large scale.
Hydro power is when solar energy evaporates water from the sea, precipitating that water out at higher elevations which then flow back to the sea allowing the energy to be transformed from the kinetic energy of the water to electricity via turbines or stored as potential energy.
Wind power is from temperature gradients in the atmosphere caused by uneven heating from solar radiation which can then be transformed into electric power by wind turbines.
Basically the use of solar energy involves transforming it to another form of energy, whether it's transformed from radiation to chemical, to thermal, to electric to kinetic, transformations are needed before the energy is useful.
As to the term "anergy", that must be a complete and utter misuse of the English language. Anergy is the medical term for a body's failure to respond to an antigen and is an immunological disorder characterized by the pathology of a "lack of energy". In this sense the "energy" refers to the vigor with which one has to live life and though that is related to the biological availability of chemical energy, it is not meant to be a term directly related to energy in a physical sense.
Where Is This Energy Stored In Glucose?
The Energy For Photosynthesis Is ____________?
Where Is This Energy Stored In Glucose?
in glucose and all sugars the energy is in the phosphoric bonds that keep together the sugars and the energy needed is solar energy, the out come product is light energy and then it is converted to chemical energy.
How Are Solar Panels Developed And Distributed In America?
I Have To Get A Lot Of Information On How Solar Panels Are Developed And Distributed In America Because I Have To Do Two Pages On This. Please Help Me Get Information In This I Really Need It!! Thankss...
The first link below is one of the best sites for recent news about solar panels. You should be able to find stories about solar panels under development today.
A little bit of the history:
Solar panels have been around for about 50 years now. They were first used to power spacecraft. Solar power for domestic use started to develop rapidly in the 1970's during the first oil crisis, but as energy prices fell in the 1980's solar development slowed. Most of the large solar panel makers were purchased by large oil companies who seemed not to be too interested in solar. In the late 1990's as concerns about both Peak Oil and Global Warming grew there was renewed interest in solar power and a number of new companies were started to develop new kinds of solar panels. Many of these new companies have grown larger than the older solar companies still owned by big oil companies.
Over the last 7 years or so growth in the solar market has been explosive with a compound growth rate of almost 40% per year. In 2005 the solar industry for the first time started to consume more silicon than all other electronic industries combined resulting in a world wide silicon shortage that is still with use. New silicon refineries are coming on line and the shortage is expected to diminish by 2008 or 2009.
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