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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar power makes it possible for property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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 substantial, lots of residents find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the typical American house 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 photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker 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 homes 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 element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity 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
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove three to four 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 essential elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
What are the various payment options?
- 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?
What is the warranty?
Frequently Asked Questions
Pls Tell Me How One Can Make A Solar Heating Devices With A Good Procedure With It.?
Solar energy liquid heating device
A solar energy liquid heating device comprising a collector plate. A wall member is attached to the periphery of the collector plate and to the periphery of a panel to form an enclosure. The central portion of the panel is transparent and transmits solar energy therethrough and into the enclosure. Liquid is passed through an aperture in the wall member. The outside of the enclosure is insulated with polyurethane foam that is applied by spraying process. The outside surface of the polyurethane foam is covered with an elastomeric membrane.
What is claimed is:
1. A solar energy liquid heating device comprising:
a. a collector plate;
b. a wall member extending perpendicular from the plane of the collector plate;
c. a panel having a peripheral portion bearing against a wall member to form an enclosure, said panel having a transparent central portion capable of transmitting solar energy therethrough;
d. a heat absorbing surface within the enclosure, the wall member of the enclosure having apertures whereby liquid can be passed therethrough during use to extract solar energy absorbed in the enclosure; and
e. insulation covering the outside of the enclosure excepting said transparent central portion of the panel to form a rigid structure to enclose the transparent panel, wall member and collector plate,
f. an elastomeric membrane covering the outside of the insulation.
2. The device according to claim 1, wherein said insulation comprises polyurethane foam.
3. The device according to claim 2, wherein said polyurethane foam comprises a polymeric isocyanate reagent and a polyol resin reagent. Description:BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The invention relates to a solar energy liquid heating device and a method of insulating said device.
Insulated solar energy liquid heating devices are known in the prior art but it is believed that none describes a method for applying insulation that comprises a spraying process followed by applying an elastomeric membrane to the outside surfaces of the insulation.
In U.S. Pat. No. 4,078,546 to ZANI, a method of manufacturing and insulating a solar energy collecting device is disclosed to heat a fluid.
The solar energy liquid heating device disclosed herewith uses the same method of insulation as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 4,078,546 to ZANI.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is the principal object of this invention to provide a solar energy liquid heating device and a method of insulating the device.
It is a further object of this invention to provide a method for insulating the device after it has been mounted for use.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a method of repairing damaged insulation of an existing solar energy liquid heating device.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a sealant to make an air and watertight covering over the insulation.
These and other embodiments are achieved by the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises the method of spraying a polyurethane foam insulation over a solar energy liquid heating device and applying an elastomeric membrance to the outside surface of the insulation.
Having in mind the above and other objects that will be obvious from an understanding of the disclosure, the present invention comprises an apparatus and method which are hereinafter set forth in sufficient detail to enable those persons skilled in the art to clearly understand the function, operation, construction and advantages of it when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawing and accordance with the principles of this invention, a solar energy liquid heating device 10 is shown comprising a collector plate 12, having a black heat absorbing surface 13 and a wall member 14.
The wall member 14 is interposed between the collector plate 12 and the periphery portion 30 of panel 32 to form an enclosure 38. The panel 32 generally comprises glass, clear acrylic plastic or other transparent material capable of transmitting solar energy but only the central portion 34 within the periphery 30 need have this property.
Although the collector plate 12 is illustrated as a flat plate, many other shapes such as a corrugated section, a ribbed section, not shown may be advantageous for collecting solar energy. These shapes of collector plates will not preclude the use of the apparatus and method herein disclosed. Similarly, more than one panel may be used to reduce heat loss through this area provided each has a solar energy transmitting central portion.
Liquid is passed through inlet and outlet tube portion 44 and 42 the project through the wall member 14 at apertures 48 and 46. The liquid flows from the holes 49 in tube portion 44 on to the heat-absorbing surface 13 and the liquid exits at the outlet tube portion 42. Liquid passed through the enclosure 38 will be heated by the transfer of energy that was absorbed by the heat-absorbing surface 13.
To reduce heat losses and increase the efficiency of the device 10, all outside surfaces of the enclosure 38 must be insulated except, of course, for the energy transmitting portion 34 of the panel 32. The insulation 50 is an air-cured polyurethane foam applied by a spraying process. The foam may be formulated by heating a polymeric isocyanate reagent and a polyol resin reagent in separate vessels and the blowing of the heated mixture through the nozzle of a spray gun using "Freon 12" blowing agent.
To protect the insulation 50 from deterioration by weather or sunlight and to make its surface air and water tight a sealant 52 may be applied over the insulation. The sealant may comprise an elastomeric membrane such as rubber which will stretch with the variations in temperature and is opaque to ultraviolet radiation.
The insulation 50 air cures to form a rigid structure which holds together the transparent panel, wall member and collector plate without requiring nuts, bolts or clamps.
The insulation 50 may be applied over mounted device 10 since no molds or frames are required to confine the foam. The method may also be used to repair damaged insulation.
Mounting brackets 54, attached to the collector plate 12, are used for installing the device 10.
While preferred methods, devices and other exemplary embodiments of the invention are illustrated and/or described, it will be understood that the invention is in no way limited to these embodiments.
How To Charge Normal Inverter Battery With Solar Panels In Hybrid Mode With Grid Electric?
I Want To Install Solar Panel With Grid Electric. But Electricity Cut Off Most Of The Times And Inverter Goes Down. So I Want To Install Solar Panel To Charge The Inverter Battery And Can Work With Electric And Solar Panel.
I Want To Know What Kind Of Device I Need To Run All The Old Ac Devices
Thanks & Advance
1. Look at your AC load connected to your existing Inverter & Batteries in Watts.
2. Based on Watts per Hour, and an estimated time of power outages, you then calculate Watts of Solar Panels needed to be installed at youu roof top.
3. Bring a cable down from the panels near to your Inverter, and connect them to a Solar Charge Controller.
4. Connect your batteries to Solar Charge Controller. Let the existing connections of Inverter to the batteries remain as they are.
5. Its all done and complete.
Now during sunlight, at time electric mains is coming, then it be charging your batteries, which the inverter would use to power the AC load items. At time electric main power is off, the Solar energy would be charging your batteries. So net result is that your batteries remain fully charged during the day time. And thus these fully charged batteries are able to run your inverter and AC load during night.
I am doing the same since last 3 years. If you have any more question, please feel free to contact me.
Suppose The Sun Were Used As A Heat Source To Warm Some Water In A Solar-Heated House Or Swimming Pool.?
How Much Solar Energy (In Kilometers)Would Be Stored In A 500-L Tank Whose Temperature Was Raised From 30 To 70 Degree C
"how much solar energy (in kilometers)"
Solar Vs Wind Energy?
Ok So For A Class Im Taking We Have Debate Groups And The Topic Was Energy'S. Well My Group Picked Solar Energy And We Are Going To Debate With Wind Energy To See Who'S Energy Is The Better One. I Already Have Some Good Reasons On Why Solar Is Better The Wind And How Wind Could Be Bad But I Feel Like I Really Need More Very Good Strong True Facts On How Solar Is Better Then Wind Energy. I Really Need Someones Help. If My Group Wins The Debate Then We Can Get A Good Grade. Find Really Bad Things About Wind That We Can Use In The Debate That They Wont Be Able To Fight Back And Some Good Things About Solar They Cant Fight. Please Help Me..Thank You So Much For Anyone For Helping Me..Thank U.
It is truly not a case of one or the other. Neither is efficient enough to solve the world's energy problem and save us from the looming catastrophy. Our energy problem is a complex problem, driven by a wide variety of factors. And solving that problem will require a combination of solutions, which will undoubtable include both wind and solar energy.
I wish you luck in your debate, but your energies would be better used in solving the problem, rather than be distracted by petty questions such as "Which Is Better".
These are serious times and you need to be debating serious subjects. I question the judgement of the individual who picked the subject for your debate. Was it a fellow student?
What If Australia Depended On Solar Energy?
If Australia Began To Use Only Solar Energy To Power The Country, What Do You Think Would Happen? Also, What Would Happen To The Other Energy Sources We Are Currently Using And All The Power Lines? And How Would We Be Able To Make Sure That Important Buildings Like Hospitals Always Have Power?
Please Answer, Best Question Gets Full Points.
<<And how would we be able to make sure that important buildings like hospitals always have power?>>
Any alternative energy source that is 'intermittent' solar or wind will be built with a storage mechanism, so that when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing, you will still have power. If a country were to rely fully on a technology like solar, they would set it up so that while the sun is shining, they would produce much more energy than they need. They would store the rest of the energy using technologies such as molten salt storage, creating hydrogen through electrolysis of water, or just simple batteries.
Likely, a country will never rely fully on one source of energy like this.