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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past ten years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a business or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that pick to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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
How Does A Solar Panel Work?
The Simpliest Answer Will Work
There are many types of solar panels. Briefly.
Silicon based: Electrons are knocked out of their shell by solar radiating particles. These electrons are collected and transmitted through circuitry to a power source or battery.
Heat Based: Sun light is used to heat a substance. That substance is funneled, by means of pressure, to a turbine that spins a generator. The generator creates electricity.
Those are the biggies.
In Answer to your email:
Read the post. What kind of Solar Panel are you asking about. Provide
some details. Where did you see it? Was there a picture? Describe what
it looked like? Was it used in space or on earth? Have you seen similar
ones in different environments? Here is a Wiki link that provides
information about the two major types and some sub types. The link below is
for a Google search on Solar Panel, 2,320,000 hits. There is a lot of
variety in the subject that you are asking about. I am not trying to be
a smarty. Seriously, if you need more specific information, try to
rephrase your question.
Inverters For Solar Arrays? Is Mppt Done By The Inverter Or ?
First The Solar Panel Is Connected To Dc-Dc-Converter (Buck Converter) To Operate It At Maximum Power And Then Connected To Inverter To Get Ac Power?
Or It Can Be Both Ways?
It depends on what kind of system you have.
A battery based system has the solar panels go to the charge controller, which does the MPPT (maximum power point tracking). The energy then goes into the battery, then to the inverter.
A strait grid-tied system has the panels going straight into the inverter, and the inverter does the MPPT.
Is It Possible To Use A Portable Solar Device To Put Electricity Into My House Via Plugs?
I Live In An Apartment That Has A Small South Facing Porch, In Southern California. I'D Like To Use Solar To Decrease My Monthly Electric Bill. Without Buying A Rooftop System (It'S Not My Roof, It Must Be Portable), What Can I Get To Plug Into My Existing Sockets, To Decrease My Monthly Electricity Bill? (I Already Buy Carbon Credits And Have Special Plugs To Reduce Drain From Energy Vampires).
Hey Socal, it's always good to hear someone is interested in going solar. In your situation, you don't have a lot of options, but it is possible to do it. What you need is called a microsine inverter. For several years Trace Engineering built one called the MS100, also referred to as the OK4U inverter. It is very small, can convert up to 100 watts of solar power into household AC and basically dump it right into your homes existing wiring. They stopped making them a few years ago, but I have seen them at resale websites like Ebay and Alt E Store on line. In fact, lots of them are sold already attached to a properly sized panel. They are not cheap, you might spend close to $1000 to get a slightly used set with the inverter already installed on the panel that puts out 100 watts or so.
There is another company called Enphase making them in Europe. They work just like the Trace unit, except they are set up for 240 VAC, like most of Europe is. Some installers are putting them into homes here in the US and have had good luck with them. They have a 15 year warranty, and most of the panels for sale today have warranties that run much longer than that. You can search for Enphase inverters online, or look for a used Trace unit at a resale website.
A couple words of caution. First, if you've not had any experience with solar electric panels, or PV, they have to be completely exposed to the sun. If you have a small shaded area, like from a rail on your balcony, the entire panels output is compromised. We learned this the hard way when we converted our home over to solar power years ago. It's all working fine now. So that panel has to be on the outside of any rails, planters, laundry and so on to work. Secondly, these microsine inverters are designed to tie to the existing grid power, which means they have to have an AC signal to operate. If the power goes out in your building, the panel and inverter will shut down too, so you won't have backup power from your panel during a power outage.
Another option is to build up a small panel/inverter/battery system like we did years ago. You can start with one small panel, say 50 watts or so, a couple golf cart batteries and a small inverter from the autoparts store. Go to Home Power Magazines website at Homepower.com and use their search engine to look for an article called, "Starting with the small system first." It was an article that featured the system we originally put into our home 10 years ago. You might have to subscribe to use their search engine.
I suggest doing some research online and shopping around a bit before you make any decisions. You might decide not to get involved at all, and that's fine, but at least you will be well informed. I'll include some places to search for more info below. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Motor And Battery Questions. How To Select Solar Panels?.(Calculations)?
I Have A Motor With 3600Rpm,15Watts,24Volt,300Watts.
Battery I Use Is Two 20A/H Battery.
The Time Taken To Drain The Battery Is (Time=20/15 =1.33H)- When Fully Loaded
From The Above Calculations, How To Select The Suitable Solar Panels For My Model.
Please Show Me The Calculations And Formula . Show Me The Size Of The Solar Panels U Have Choose For Me.
We need to make some assumptions here.
First, you want to discharge the battery every day, and recharge it from the solar panel in time for the next day's run.
Second, you have at least 5 hours of bright sunshine available each day.
Third, you will use standard commercial grade mono-crystalline silicon solar panels with a conversion efficiency of 15%. (Higher efficiency panels are much more expensive).
So according to your figures the panels need to supply about 400 Watts-hours of energy over a period of 5 hours. So the panel total power rating must be 400/5 = 80W
So a 24-Volt 80 Watt panel would do the job, based on the above assumptions.
Can You Work A Solar Powered Car Without Sunlight?
We Are Doing A Project At School And There's No Sun Out. How Do I Make It Work? (Still Being Solar Powered)
By definition, solar means from the sun. If there is no sunlight, you are not using solar power.
What you want to know is if there is an artificial light that can you can shine on a photovoltaic panel to get out electricity. You probably can find such a source, but it must be intense to get out the same power that the sun would provide. Furthermore, the efficiency of a solar car vanishes if you have to use artificial light because you need something to generate the electricity to run the artificial light source.