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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 ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create 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 lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 business are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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 Much Energy Will Be Produced?
I'Ve Been Having An Argument With Some Guy Who Thinks He Can Buy Solar Panels And Get Of The Grid Altogether. He Pointed Me Here:
The Website Claims That This Set Of Panels Can Produce Upwards Of 9,000 Kw/H Every Year. Realistically, Taking Into Account Efficiency (This Chart Suggests The Efficiency Rate Is Around 15%: Http://Sroeco.Com/Solar/Most-Efficient-Solar-Panels), How Much Power Will Be Produced Every Year?
The efficiency refers to the amount of sunlight the panel can actually convert into electricity. That 9,000 kW/h figure probably already takes efficiency into account. I would assume it comes under peak conditions, so I would count on a little less than that amount. In reality, maybe around 8,000? Either way, it all depends on how much electricity he uses per year. He'll also need a battery big enough to store the energy he needs for when the sun doesn't come out.
What Do You Think About Electricity From Renewable Energy Sources ?
Nuclear power is a renewable energy source. Breeder reactors make more fuel while producing power.
Solar, Wind, Geo, etc. are all good and work, but all have their limitations because they depend on nature and specific locations to be effective. Solar and wind also have a reliability problem because the wind does not always blow hard enough and the sun does not shine all the time. Solar and wind also require massive surface areas to produce much power.
Nuclear power is the only CO2 free alternative we have at this time which can come close to producing the massive amount of reliable 24/7 power we need at a reasonable price. It also does not require massive area to install.
10 Pts Best Answer!!! - How Does Solar Energy/Solar Power Work?
Active And Passive
Cost Effectiveness And Return On Cost
Any Government Rebates???
Cost Per Kilowatt Hour/Megawatt Hour
Explanation Of What It Is And How It Works
Advantages And Disadvantages
What Can You Power With It
Individual Panels Or Big Panels
1. cost well it depends on how big the solor pannels are.
3. it really depends on what the sizes are and what things are
4. when a solor pannel is outside the sun shines on it. The
pannel then soaks up the heat energy and converts in into
what ever energy that you wish. Basically it takes the sun
energy (or heat energy) and changes its chemical ballance
to another form of energy like electricity. It's a cheap way
to use electrical things without a bill (LOL) !!!!!!
5. an advantage is that it's a good way to conserve energy
and it's environment friendly. Some disadvantages are
that if there's no sun that day then depending on how much
energy your solor pannel can hold you might not have
enough energy that day.
7. you can power almost anything using it.
8. i prefur big pannels but if you're not much of a big spender
than i would go with individual pannels.
What Do I Need For A Solar Energy System?
I Know I Need The Solar Panel But I Dont Know What Battery Type Or If I Need A Power Inverter
Then you need to read more.
This is not something you can just throw together quickly and get right for your purposes. Any panel and any battery will provide some useful power but to get the best from it you need to calculate your expected loads, maximum load and maximum storage you are likely to need.
You don't need a battery storage if you use a grid-tied system and is more flexible for domestic use, so although the inverter is more expensive, you don't have the expense of buying or replacing batteries.
How Much Petroleum Does It Take To Produce A Ton Of Coal?
Coal Is Used To Generate Electricity And Light Rail Runs On Elect. How Much Energy (Petroleum} Is Used To Produce A Ton Of Coal Which Is Then Used To Generate Electricity That Replaces Petroleum For Propulsion At A 4/1 Loss Of Efficiency?
You mentioned, "light rail [trains]," "petroleum," "coal." But it may be too easy to confuse the relationship between these items. Most often light rail runs on electricity transmitted to the trains. This electricity may come from the general power grid or it may be specifically generated for the light rail trains. Light rail trains are passenger trains. Because the electricity is transmitted to the trains we say that the trains are "electrified." There is no longer any electrified freight rail transportation in the US.
What we do have are diesel / electric hybrid locomotives for freight transportation. The electricity is not transmitted to the train. Instead there is a diesel powered generator on the locomotive that generates the electricity for the electric traction motors that drive the locomotive. This is a series hybrid. This type of locomotive has been in service since 1920's but began to take over after WWII: http://www.essortment.com/all/locomotive... You can read why this arrangement is much better for large equipment than using a transmission that the electric motor replaces. So coal is hauled by diesel electrics and not "light rail." 1
Petroleum is however partially made from electricity. Refining oil takes approximately 6 KW-hr per gallon.2 Some of the electricity is manufactured by the refineries and some comes from the electric grid. When California was suffering an electrical crisis petroleum refineries sought to be exempt from rolling brown outs. Refineries are the single biggest users of electricity in California.3
"...a 4/1 loss of efficiency?" The cheapest electricity is made from products like coal and gas and when we refer to "efficiency" in electrical manufacture we talk of converting one form of energy to another, and the inherit losses. Coal refineries can be from 30% to a maximum of about 60% efficient. For electricity we additionally have to be concerned with capacity factors. This is essentially how often the rated capacity is able to be used. For coal it is about 75%.
Petroleum refineries use Natural gas, Coal, electricity, petroleum and even some hydrogen to make their refined products. When we measure the energy content of the supplied products and compare it to the energy in the refined products it looks like about 84% to around 88% efficiency. But NG, Coal, electricity, petroleum and hydrogen are not actually all combining in some way to make gasoline. The electricity is not being pushed into the product in the same way as the force of water or the heat content of coal is being used to drive generators to produce electricity. Refinery operation efficiency are more like comparing the fuel cost to drive a tanker truck to market compared to the energy content in the tanker. This is just one more example of how difficult it is to compare electricity and petroleum efficiencies.
When it comes to Internal Combustion engines (ICE) vs electric motors we do have a more direct comparison. From the energy storage on the vehicle to the motion of the wheels the ICE vehicle is about 15% to 24% efficient for petrol or diesel respectively. Electric vehicles are potentially over 90% efficient. So although we may lose efficiency in the process of making and transferring electricity our end use is hyper efficient.
EDIT: I suspect your premise is in error. We used to mine/ transport/ process and burn coal long before petroleum was ever discovered and used for the same purposes. We could do the same using atomic, biofueled, electric or even solar energy. There are several ways to determine "Costs." There are financial costs and coal is presently the cheapest. And there are "energy," "pollution" and "social" costs which are difficult to determine and trace down exactly. Coal is used to produce electricity. We produce more than 6 times the energy in electricity than the energy in transportation from petroleum if this tells you something.