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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothing, 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 substantial, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value
Several studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
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 create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since 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 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that pick to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#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 loan down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 business are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
Why Is Germany Saying That Green Energy Is Just &Quot;One Big Massive Moneypit&Quot;?
Germany Once Prided Itself On Being The “Photovoltaic World Champion”, Doling Out Generous Subsidies—Totaling More Than $130 Billion, According To Research From Germany’S Ruhr University—To Citizens To Invest In Solar Energy. But Now The German Government Is Vowing To Cut The Subsidies Sooner Than Planned And To Phase Out Support Over The Next Five Years. What Went Wrong?
Subsidizing Green Technology Is Affordable Only If It Is Done In Tiny, Tokenistic Amounts. Using The Government’S Generous Subsidies, Germans Installed 7.5 Gigawatts Of Photovoltaic Capacity Last Year, More Than Double What The Government Had Deemed “Acceptable.” It Is Estimated That This Increase Alone Will Lead To A $260 Hike In The Average Consumer’S Annual Power Bill.
According To Der Spiegel, Even Members Of Chancellor Angela Merkel’S Staff Are Now Describing The Policy As A Massive Money Pit. Philipp Rösler, Germany’S Minister Of Economics And Technology, Has Called The Spiraling Solar Subsidies A “Threat To The Economy.”
Germany’S Enthusiasm For Solar Power Is Understandable. We Could Satisfy All Of The World’S Energy Needs For An Entire Year If We Could Capture Just One Hour Of The Sun’S Energy. Even With The Inefficiency Of Current Pv Technology, We Could Meet The Entire Globe’S Energy Demand With Solar Panels By Covering 250,000 Square Kilometers (155,342 Square Miles), About 2.6 Percent Of The Sahara Desert.
Unfortunately, Germany—Like Most Of The World—Is Not As Sunny As The Sahara. And, While Sunlight Is Free, Panels And Installation Are Not. Solar Power Is At Least Four Times More Costly Than Energy Produced By Fossil Fuels. It Also Has The Distinct Disadvantage Of Not Working At Night, When Much Electricity Is Consumed.
In The Words Of The German Association Of Physicists, “Solar Energy Cannot Replace Any Additional Power Plants.” On Short, Overcast Winter Days, Germany’S 1.1 Million Solar-Power Systems Can Generate No Electricity At All. The Country Is Then Forced To Import Considerable Amounts Of Electricity From Nuclear Power Plants In France And The Czech Republic.
Indeed, Despite The Massive Investment, Solar Power Accounts For Only About 0.3 Percent Of Germany’S Total Energy. This Is One Of The Key Reasons Why Germans Now Pay The Second-Highest Price For Electricity In The Developed World (Exceeded Only By Denmark, Which Aims To Be The “World Wind-Energy Champion”). Germans Pay Three Times More Than Their American Counterparts.
The Same in Spain where, after intensive work and expenditures, they have found that for EACH "green job" they lost 2.2 normal jobs...
"Der Spiegel" is one of the biggest german news magazine
What Are The Best Solar Powered Led Lights For A 6 X 8 Greenhouse?
As The Question Asks, Does Anyone Have A Good Idea As To What Solar Powered Led Lights Could Work For A 6 X 8 Greenhouse To Act As A Grow Light, Without Breaking My Bank Account In The Process?
I Have Been Looking At Some Of The Many Solar Pathway Lights As An Idea For A Grow Light, Because I'D Think Any Led Light Would Help Grow My Vegetables.
I'Ve Also Looked At Actual Led Plant &Quot;Grow&Quot; Lights That Illuminate With Color, But I'M Not Sure Which One Is Best, Nor Do I Want To Spend Over $200... Preferably, Having A 6 X 8 Greenhouse, I'M Hoping To Stay Under $100, But We'Ll See What My Offerings Are.
I'Ve Looked At Led Rope Lights As Well.
My Plants Are In Basically Direct Sunlight, For Part Of The Day At Least. Being In A Tight Suburban Environment With Lots Of Tall Structures It Limits It, So These Lights Are Just To Make Up For Any Loss Of Light, And To Be Able To Be Operated At Night As Well.
If Solar Self-Powered Lights Are Just Not Too Powerful, What Would You Recommend For Basic Led Lights And A Decent, Basic, Solar Panel To Go Along With Them?
Preferably, Self-Powered Lights Would Be Ideal, But I'M Grateful For Any Advice.
Links To Some Actual Products Would Help, Or At Least Specific Names, As There Are So Many Varied Designs And Prices Out There.
There are some lights here http://ledwholesalers.com/store/index.ph... . However, for your budget, I think you'll only be able to get enough light for a few pots, not the entire greenhouse.
I'd suggest not trying to solar-power everything. Just wire grid electricity over to the greenhouse.
Is It Possible To Put Solar Panel On The Moon And Transfer Energy To Earth By Microwave? (=Space Based Power)?
In The Book &Quot;The Next 100 Years&Quot; By George Friedman, He Claims That By 2080 All Energy Problem Would Be Solved By The Space Based Power Generation. But I Thought That Even If You Can Transfer Energy In Air By Electromagnetic Beam, Originally Shown By Nicola Tesla, Evergy Losses Very Quickly With Square Of Distance. Or Am I Missing Something? Is It Really Possible? G Friedman Is A Rand Corp Analysist, So I Think He Is Serious.
First of all, this square of distance law is valid for omnidirectional radiation, like a light bulb or a star. Not for focused light like a laser beam.
Second: A solar panel on the moon would be bad, because you would have 2 weeks power, 2 weeks no power, because of its rotation. (The moon rotates once in about 4 weeks, as it travels around the earth.)
But it would make sense somewhere in space, where there is no shadow. It is possible and I remember having read about such plans.
I Have A Solar Heated Hot Water Heater, Is The Red Pump On The Front Supposed To Be Very Hot?
This Question For Anyone Who Has A Solar Heated Hot Water Heater (Especially Someone Who Works On Them). So Far We Have Noticed That The Water Is Very Very Inconcistant. Blazing Hot (160) One Day And Today For Example Was Just Luke Warm ~105 For Our Morning Shower. It Has An Electric Backup. We Ran The Dishwasher Last Night But That'S It!
I Noticed The Red Pump On The Front (The One That Sends The Water To The Pannels I Presume) Is Very Very Hot. Way To Hot To Touch For More Than A Second. Is This Normal? Any Other Ideas?
Yes, it can be very hot. Mine was on the hot sunny days. Remember, the pump is circulating the water through the solar panels and if they have a lot of sun, the water is hot. It will not heat water overnight. That is why you have the water heater backup. You're supposed to do your laundry and dish washing during the day when it is working at it's maximum, which will be between 12 and 4 pm. Evidently you water heater is set too low if you want a shower hotter than 105. Personally I think 105 is just right for a shower.
120 Watt Solar Panel To Home Ac?
Ok I Just Ordered A 120 Watt Solar Panel 12V. I Want A Lead That Will Run A Fan And Pump Straight From The Panel No Way Connected To Batteries. I Also Want A Line Leading To Charge Deep Cycle Batteries Which I Will Store Electricity For Later Use. I Understand That Solar Panels Need Charge Controller To The Battery And From Battery An Inverter. But Whats Required If I Want To Run The Fan And Pump Without Draining The Batteries As They Charge?
If the power of the fan and pump doesn't exceed the 120W power of the solar panel then you will only draw current from the solar panel.And yes you need a charge controller.No the charge controller only control the charge of the battery,it doesn't control the load on the battery!