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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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
Should I Get A Solar Panel?
Is It Good?
( Solar Energy)
Solar power works by capturing photons from the sun and storing their energy in a battery. Solar panels still only capture a very small amount of photons due to technology/distance from the sun/ and probably a number of other reasons. If you wanted to buy a solar panel, you find a company that sells them, send them your electric bill for the past year or so. They calculate the energy restraints, size and additional technical mumbo jumbo. They tell you how much it costs and how much money you could save. Some people might buy a size larger than what they need, in which case they sell the excess energy to your local power company for a few pennies a month(this is usually not very profitable).
What Are Solar Cells Made Of?
Im Doing A Project On Solar Panels
Materials you will need…
A sheet of copper flashing from the hardware store. This normally costs about $5.00 per square foot. We will need about half a square foot.
Two alligator clip leads.
A sensitive micro-ammeter that can read currents between 10 & 50 microamperes. Radio Shack sells small LCD multimeters that will do, but I used a small surplus meter with a needle.
An electric stove. My kitchen stove is gas, so I bought a small one-burner electric hotplate for about $25. The little 700 watt burners probably won't work -- mine is 1100 watts, so the burner gets red hot.
A large clear plastic bottle off of which you can cut the top. I used a 2 liter spring water bottle. A large mouth glass jar will also work.
Table salt. We will want a couple tablespoons of salt.
Sand paper or a wire brush on an electric drill.
Sheet metal shears for cutting the copper sheet.
The first step is to cut a piece of the copper sheeting that is about the size of the burner on the stove. Wash your hands so they don't have any grease or oil on them. Then wash the copper sheet with soap or cleanser to get any oil or grease off of it. Use the sandpaper or wire brush to thoroughly clean the copper sheeting, so that any sulphide or other light corrosion is removed.
Next, place the cleaned & dried copper sheet on the burner & turn the burner to its highest setting.
As the copper starts to heat up, you will see beautiful oxidation patterns begin to form. Oranges, purples, & reds will cover the copper.
As the copper gets hotter, the colors are replaced with a black coating of cupric oxide. This is not the oxide we want, but it will flake off later, showing the reds, oranges, pinks, & purples of the cuprous oxide layer underneath.
The last bits of color disappear as the burner starts to glow red.
When the burner is glowing red-hot, the sheet of copper will be coated with a black cupric oxide coat. Let it cook for a half an hour, so the black coating will be thick. This is important, since a thick coating will flake off nicely, while a thin coat will stay stuck to the copper.
After the half hour of cooking, turn off the burner. Leave the hot copper on the burner to cool slowly. If you cool it too quickly, the black oxide will stay stuck to the copper.
As the copper cools, it shrinks. The black cupric oxide also shrinks. But they shrink at different rates, which makes the black cupric oxide flake off.
The little black flakes pop off the copper with enough force to make them fly a few inches. This means a little more cleaning effort around the stove, but it is fun to watch.
When the copper has cooled to room temperature (this takes about 20 minutes), most of the black oxide will be gone. A light scrubbing with your hands under running water will remove most of the small bits. Resist the temptation to remove all of the black spots by hard scrubbing or by flexing the soft copper. This might damage the delicate red cuprous oxide layer we need to make to solar cell work.
Cut another sheet of copper about the same size as the first one. Bend both pieces gently, so they will fit into the plastic bottle or jar without touching one another. The cuprous oxide coating that was facing up on the burner is usually the best side to face outwards in the jar, because it has the smoothest, cleanest surface.
Attach the two alligator clip leads, one to the new copper plate, & one to the cuprous oxide coated plate. Connect the lead from the clean copper plate to the positive terminal of the meter. Connect the lead from the cuprous oxide plate to the negative terminal of the meter.
Now mix a couple tablespoons of salt into some hot tap water. Stir the saltwater until all the salt is dissolved. Then carefully pour the saltwater into the jar, being careful not to get the clip leads wet. The saltwater should not completely cover the plates -- you should leave about an inch of plate above the water, so you can move the solar cell around without getting the clip leads wet.
now place in the sun with the magnified on top.
The solar cell is a battery, even in the dark, & will usually show a few microamps of current.
That’s it it’s that simple. If you’d a more detailed process & some pics (couldn’t put them here) it’s available along with some other DIY alternative energy projects at www agua-luna com
Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at http://www.agua-luna.com/diy_guides.html on the subject. I also offer online & on-site workshops, seminars & internships to help others help the environment.
Installation Of Solar Panel On A Big Area?
I Live In Uk, But My Father Has A Lot Of Lands In Turkey.
They Occupy Big Areas, There Is Absolutely Nothing Around, No Obstacles Like Buildings And Stuff.
He And Two Of His Friends Can Invest Up To 400,000 Euro In A Project.
As The Area Is Big, No Obstacles That Would Block The Sun, Long Days, Temperatures Up To 48 Degrees Celsius During Summer Time.
The Work Force And The Material Aren'T Really Expensive There...
I Thought About Suggesting Him Solar Panel Installation.
So My Questions Are:
1- What Are They Key Elements To Consider Before Doing So.
2- How Can I Calculate The Potential Revenue Per Annum (For Example If The Installation Is Done) By Having Details Such As The Land Dimensions And How Many Hours Of Sun There Is In An Average Day ?
3- How Much Does A Given Amount Of Kwh/Per Year Sells For...
4-Can He As A Particular Sell The Energy To A Company ?
(According To Turkish Energy Privatisation Law 3096 In 1984 Allowing Private Sector Construction And Operation Of Electricity Generation, Transmission And Distribution Assets)
The More Details You Have, The Better :)
The high temperatures are a negative, solar photovoltaic panels are more efficient if kept cool. Normally the roof of a building pitches the panels towards the light, with no buildings to mount on, you will have to install mounting posts.
The most efficient method would be solar thermal where reflectors or troughs concentrate the light to heat molten salts to thousands of degrees and then stored for when electricity is needed by the utilities. However, many such plants have been abandoned as they can only sell the power for about half the cost of operations, you loose money with such plants.
Which Water Heating System Is The Most Efficient, Realistic, And Price Effective?
I Am Looking Into Water Heating Systems And I Am Looking More Between A Regular Storage Tank Water Heater That Is Insulated To Prevent Heat Loss, Has Factory Installed Heat Traps To Prevent Escape Of Hot Water, And Has An Electronic Ignition And A Solar Powered Water Heater With A Regular Water Heater For A Back Up (Because I Have Heard They Usually Aren'T Able To Provide As Much). Which Is More Efficient, Cost Wise And Energy Wise?
It can vary by where you are. If you are in a cold climate, a solar water panel is not the most practical at certain times of the year.
A website with good information, http://www.builditsolar.com He is in Montana, where it gets really cold. So you can find some useful info there as well.
In general, the water heaters in the stores have a tag that indicates what the estimated cost to operate it each year based on a certain rate of cost for fuel, and you can use that as a guideline in calculating what your annual cost to operate it will be, then add the cost of the heater and the cost of installation if you are not doing it yourself.
You can expect a storage tank water heater to have a tank last 6 to 12 years depending on water condition, and maintenance of the anode rod.
Most on demand heaters have a jacket tank of about a gallon capacity, and most manufacturers have a warranty on those of 10 years.minimum.
The better solar water panels have a 10 year warranty at a minimum, but you have reduncy with the back up. And you may have extra issues with storage tanks, isolating the collector plumbing, etc.
It may not pay to have the solar panel heater installed at this time, but it can be used as a way of avoiding the likely carbon taxes of the future.
Solar Panel Installed House Roof?
What Does It Take To Install The Solar Panel? Cable Wires To Power Source Or Fuse Box? Anything Else?
How Does The Cable Wires Stay On The Solar Panel?
How does the cable wires stay on the solar panel?
With wire retention clips (4 per module) that are used to wrap the wire on the underside of the module frame.
The home run cables to the transition box (converts between types of wire with no electrical transformation occuring) or combiner box (joins multiple source circuits in parallel, with the positives fused for safety) are usually tied along the racking system components, and with conduit sections used as needed.
Racking is another big part of the installation. Don't just make your own homemade wooden rack, as these will weather away to nothing very easily, and cause great failures. GET a professionally designed metal racking system. PV modules are EXPENSIVE. Don't let the racking system cause them to break.
It also requires the inverter, if you intend it to connect to the main electric service.
If using multiple inverters, you need an AC combining panelboard to join them prior to entering the main electric service.
Otherwise, you need to think about how else you might be using them. If you are charging batteries, you need a charge controller.