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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your property value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand 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 crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected 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 substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to minimize 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 normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
Passive Solar Energy?
I Am Doing A Powerpoint And One Of The Questions Is
Is Your Energy Form (Passive Solar Energy) Subsidized?
I Looked It Up, But I Guess I Don'T Really Understand What That Means.
I think what it means is "Is it effective?" Do you get enough juice to effectively register it in total energy output?
Is it a ten by ten panel or is it a 30x20?
Why Is Hydrogen A Better Fuel Source Than What We Use Today?
I'M Doing A Research Paper On Hydrogen And Im Not Even Sure That It Is Better Than What We Use Today But If It Is, Can You Please Tell Me Why ? Thanks :)
In its current state, hydrogen is not a better fuel source than oil to power cars. The primary problems are in production and storage of hydrogen. Hydrogen cannot be drilled for the way that methane and oil can. Much of it is synthesized by what is called the water-gas shift reaction. This reaction is shown below.
CO + H2O --> CO2 + H2
The source of carbon monoxide for this is often steam reforming of hydrocarbons such as oil. The other primary source is electrolysis of water. Electrolysis requires the generation of electricity, which usually is generated from hydrocarbons like oil and coal anyway.
Additionally, storage is a huge issue. Gasoline, diesel, and most of the other component hydrocarbons that make up crude oil are really nifty in that they are liquid at room temperature. This means that they are relatively dense fuels and have a high energy to volume ratio. The result of this is that you can take a 20 gallon tank of gasoline with the tank being made out of relatively cheap materials and use it to drive a car for 300-400 miles. On the other hand, hydrogen is a gas at room temperature, and thus does not have the same energy to volume ratio as liquid hydrocarbons do. It is not even close. While hydrogen does have a larger energy to mass ratio, hydrogen is not very dense at all at atmospheric pressure and room temperature, hence the low energy to volume ratio. Thus, filling up your car with enough hydrogen to move it anywhere is a big problem. One option is to pressurize the hydrogen until you stuff enough of it into a manageable sized tank, but that requires the tank be constructed out of materials that are much more expensive than what they currently use for gasoline tanks, and if something goes wrong with the tank, the result could be a very bad explosion in the car. Since most people would rather take the safer and cheaper alternative of a gasoline tank, and since, as stated earlier, the current sources of hydrogen production all rely on hydrocarbons anyway, hydrogen is currently a terrible fuel source.
But, things can change. Currently there is a rather large push in the academic world for the development of new types of solar cells. The idea would be to use these solar cells to basically perform electrolysis on water to synthesize hydrogen. In a sense, hydrogen would be a way of chemically storing the energy of sunlight. But, many obstacles still remain on that path. A chemistry professor at Caltech, Nate Lewis, made a presentation to the National Science Foundation a couple of years ago about this very topic and has secured funding for a large project involving the collaboration of many professors at multiple universities in an effort to find solutions to these problems. You can find his thoughts on the energy problem here:
Additionally, many materials scientists are working on ways of producing things that can store large amounts of hydrogen at low pressures and reasonable temperatures. If both of these things can work, then hydrogen will become a great fuel source.
What Would Humanity Do When All The Oil Reserves Run Out?
The same thing we've done when other scarce resources are depleted - find something else to substitute for it, or find a different way to do what we were doing before hand. Offhand, I'd bet that we'll increase our dependence on nuclear power. There are several new designs for reactors that look promising.
There is also a lot of research into alternative energy, like solar, wind, tidal, and biomass. Hydrogen may become a popular fuel if we can figure out a way to produce it more cheaply, and to store it safely. Alcohol from corn or other crops is possible, although I'm not convinced that it will become viable economically.
Solar/Wind Powered Energy?
What Are The Percentages Of Power/Energy Saved By Using Solar Energy And Wind Energy Compared To What We Use On Average? Thoughts Or Ideas?
When reading about the total capacity of solar power available in the SW US or wind power available in the midwest US you see either on could potentially totally satisfy all of our power needs. However such claims need to be put into some economic perspective.
-Yes, the power is there but transmission to far places is another issue.
-As is the efficiency of such sources of energy.
-Such sources of power may not be as constant as is our need. Our electrical system needs greater capacity for energy storage. This is another technology that is concurrently being developed.
They are improving but lets not expect so much that we will be disappointed if technology does not advance as rapidly as we would wish.
Currently renewable energy is only a small percentage of US power supply: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/alternate/p...
and a graph: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/energyexplained...
Specific instances for home owners or businesses will vary a great deal based upon local conditions, local incentives, amount of available investment, desired or needed return on investment...
Solar Energy Question?
Why Research Into Developing Solar Energy Is Important
Because sun is the most abundant source of energy in the world, and by developing energy resources such as sun energy we would not only help our environment but ensure energy security and energy independence.