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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy rates have increased by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations 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 agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for at least the next Twenty 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
How Does Solar Panels Give Power To The Batteries?
I Also Need To Know How Does A Solar Panel Work
solar panels work in an interesting way. light is absorbed by each solar cell, and light 'photons' bump into electrons to produce 'voltage'/power. the process is naturally called the 'photo-voltaic effect'. the loose electrons are captured by an electrical conductor in the solar cell (usually made of silicon) and a circuit is completed ...
solar panels may generate more power than is actually needed. this extra power is simply stored in lead-acid batteries (they store upto 1000 watts).
read more about it here...
What Makes A Solar Panel Work Heat From The Sun Or Light From The Sun?
The light from the sun; heat has nothing to do with it. In fact, solar panels work in winter as long as there is no snow on them
Solar Panel, Home Office And Tax Write Off?
I Had Installed Over The Summer A Solar Panel System On My House. Hers Some Infofor You:
I Live In Mo
The System Cost 25K (Rounded Numbers)
The Rebate From The Utility Company Was About 10K
The Expected Tax Rebate Will Be About 5K
I Have A Home Office From Which I Work And Is 15% Of My Homes Sq Footage
1. My Question Is Though I Am Getting A Basic Tax Rebate, Should I Be Able To Claim Part Of This Off As An Expense For My Home Office?
It Seams Logical Since I Used To Deduct Part Of My Electric Bill And I There For Should Be Able To Write Off Part Of This. I Am, After All Using Electricity And Getting A Bill From The Utility That Is Higher Than It Would Be If I Didn'T Have The Office
2. If So Which Amount Should It Be? T
He Full 25K Or Something After The Rebates.
The solar panels are a capital improvement. You can deduct 15% of the depreciable portion of the property as part of the home office deduction. You'd have to depreciate the solar on the same 39 year straight line schedule as the house itself. (The land value is never depreciated so you'll have to break that out separately.)
Since this is business use of real estate, the depreciation is over 39 years, not the 27.5 years for residential rental real estate. That crunches out to a whopping $38 deduction per year for the depreciation on the solar panels. ($10,000 x .15) / 39 = $38.46 which rounds down to $38. If you're in a 25% tax bracket, that will save you a whopping $10 in taxes.
Keep in mind that when you sell the home, the depreciation allowed or allowable will be subject to recapture. That is taxable income subject to a maximum tax rate of 28% even if you can exclude the gain on the sale under Section 121. For that reason you might wish to consider the safe harbor deduction new for tax year 2013. You may deduct a flat $5 per square foot up to 300 square feet for a maximum deduction of $1,500. That won't trigger the depreciation recapture (for the years that you use it, you can switch off year for year if you wish) and may reduce the likelihood of an audit as well.
Underground Houses, Why, Or Rather Why Not?
I Was Wondering What Some Of The Pros And Cons Of Building An Underground House Would Be. I Know That The Temperature Remains Constant Year-Round. It Doesn'T Need To Be Completly Underground, It Could Be A One Story House With A Double Basement If That Was The Most Effiecent Overall. I Know That You Can Solve Moisture Problems With A Thin Layer Of Plastic, And Lightning Problems With Solar Tubes. Basically Overall I Want To Be Able To Even Put Solar Panels Up And Have A Near Self-Sustainable House. I Intend To Run A Very Heat Intensive Gaming Computer And I Would Like To Know Some More Details. My Mother Is Convinced That Underground Houses Are Fictional, Or Not Worth It, So This Would Be Very Useful To Win Her Over. Also, If There Are Any Underground Houses Available To Tour I Would Love To See Them. I Want A &Quot;Good&Quot; House That Is Spacious, Without An Excessive Cost And This Is What Led Me To Thinking Underground May Be Optimal. Any Feedback Would Be Very Appreciated, Thank You!
Look up "berm house". We have a couple in the area and the owners are happy. The trouble is they look like German WWII coastal fortifications.
Solar Panels And Batteries?
Hi! I Bought A Coleman 12 Vdc Cooler That Pulls 9 Amps. What Size Solar Panel And Amp-Hour Battery Do I Need? I Only Open It 3 Times A Day. It Will Hold About 3 Gals Of Milk.
If it pulls 9 amps continuously, that's 108 watts/hour or about 2.5 kwh/day. If it only pulls half that (does it cycle?) it's about 1.2 kwh/day. You only want to drain a lead-acid battery 50% or so, so you'll want a 5 or 2.5 kwh battery pack. A typical setup for the 5 kwh would be two L-16 batteries in series, and for the 2.5 kwh you could use 2 T-105 batteries in series.
This does not account for days of cloud. If you regularly have cloudy days, size the battery pack for two or three days of use with no input (2-3 x the sizes given above).
To charge them, you typically want panels that will charge your battery at least 5% of its capacity per hour (C/20). For 12 volt nominal panels that's 10 amps for the T-105 or 20 amps for the L-16 batteries. It's good to have more than that for battery life (it cuts down on what's called stratification), so you'll want probably 150-200 watts of panels for the T-105 and 300-400 for the L-16. You'll also need a charge controller.
Peltier coolers are very inefficient. You'll save money by using a regular mini-fridge and an inverter. Most mini-fridges only draw 50 watts or so, so you're talking 600 watt-hours for a 50% duty cycle. This means two T-105 batteries will give you two days of use and you'll only need 120-150 watts of panel.