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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, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Several research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with 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 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 significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring 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 homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
Oil Heat Vs Gas Heat For The Home?
I Currently Have Oil But I'Ve Been Thinking About Switching To Gas. In A Perfect World We'D All Have Solar Panels And Wind Turbines. Gas Has To Be Cheaper And There Would Be No Waiting For The Oil Delivery. What Are The Pros And Cons Of Gas Heat? Would I Need A Whole New System Or Would They Convert The Furnace I Already Have? Thanks In Advance.
Natural gas is almost always cheaper and it is also possible to choose a gas furnace that is far more efficient than your existing oil-fire system. A good example of a highly efficient system is a condensing gas furnace (available as a boiler or as a forced-air unit). These systems use a sealed combustion system, meaning that they get combustion air directly from outside the home and have no portion of the system open to the indoor air. These systems greatly reduce the possibility of potentially deadly carbon monoxide contamination of the living space. They are available in efficiency ratings of 94%. By comparison, you oil-fired system is probably in the low 80% or even lower efficiency range.
Below is a link to an article about putting in a condensing gas furnace.
Avoid using a retrofit kit that turns an oil furnace into a natural gas burner. These systems are typically very inefficient. Any savings in initial installation will be quickly lost in much higher energy bills. Also, some gas utilities and some local building codes have forbidden these retrofit kits.
Whatever you do, get the new furnace sized for your home. Many heating contractors want to sell the biggest system they can, but an oversized unit runs very inefficiently and will waste a lot of energy, not to mention wasting money on the initial installation.
Are There Any Patents On Solar Thermal Energy?
I Know Solar Thermal Energy Is Efficient But I Still Need To Know More Can Anyone Please Help Me Out With A Few Questions?
What Patents Are Put On Solar Thermal Energy?
With One Or Two Bars In The Solar Energy Screen How Much Space Do You Think It May Heat Up And How Fast?
Nuclear Vs. Coal Fired Power Plant?
What Are The Advantages/Disadvantages Of A Town Being Powered By Either? I Have To Write A Composition On The Topic.
Nuclear is much cleaner and issues with supplies, wastes, proliferation or meltdowns can be addressed with thorium-based breeder reactors or molten salt designs. Heat produced from nuclear plants or other sources like wind, solar, coal, etc.. are also an issue with global warming. Japan's recent nuclear problems were largely due to poor site location...had the reactor sites been built another 30-40 feet higher, it would not have been a problem. More people die per year from coal-related health issues than all the nuclear plant issues ever have.
Mini-nuke reactors are being developed which are safer, cost less, can be buried in the ground and generate power for decades at or below coal-fired costs. One small reactor the size of a garden shed or garage can provide power for 20-25,000 homes.
Clean coal or carbon sequestration methods to produce biofuels could improve coal-fired issues.
Both have issues with generating heat which contributes to global warming.
Thorium and molten salt designs...
Using algae to sequester CO2 and convert into biofuels...
Warming issues related to heat produced from coal plants, nuclear or wind farms...the average automobile also produces 2/3 's of it's energy into heat loss in the cooling system or out the tailpipe.
" Although nuclear power does not produce carbon dioxide emissions in the same way as burning fossil fuels it does produce heat emissions equivalent to three times the energy of the electricity it generates and so contributes to global warming significantly, Nordell adds."
In Animals, A Portion Of Kinetic Energy Is Usually Transformed Into:?
A. Chemical Energy
B. Potential Energy
C. Solar Energy
D. Thermal Energy
E. More Kinetic Energy
Because the temperature of the body increases gradually after running a considerable length of distance.
School Project - Solar Heating Container?
My Son Has To Make A Solar Heating Container To Boil Water For A 5Th Grade Class Project. We Were Thinking Of Using A Metal Tin And Painting It With A Matte Black Paint. Should We Also Line The Inside Of A Shoebox With Aluminum Foil And Then Put The Black Tin Inside The Box Sort Of Like A Solar Oven? Let Me Know Any Suggestions You Might Have Without &Quot;Overdoing&Quot; It Since It Is A Small Class Project. Thanks!!
I would think that boiling water would be a physical impossibility because of the heat required to boil water. Lets think through this: It takes several minutes of high heat to boil water on a stove, much less with solar energy.
I know that camping stores sell a portable water heater for hikers. If it were me, I would buy one of these, and look to see how they made it. Then, using items that would be reasonably used in a science project, make your water heater.
Your best shot for success: When I was in High School, a teacher took out a parabolic mirror and held a 2x4 at the focus point. After about a minute, the wood caught on fire. It was the coolest thing I ever saw and was what threw me into engineering.
If you could make a highly polished mirror out of a satellite dish, you may have a way to make your heater. I think it would be the only way to focus the energy that you need to get it to work (kind of like a huge magnifying glass only 100 x stronger)