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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually increased by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or house owner with changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped 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 accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added 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 country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electricity-- 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 Financial investment
The energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
Which Lasts Longer, Batteries Or Solar Panels?
Which One Lasts Longer?
I'm not sure how to approach your question. batteries and solar panels aren't really comparable. Solar panels make electricity from sunlight hitting them, while batteries just store electricity. Fundamentally, they are different technologies. One is an energy producer, the other is an energy storage medium.
What Negative Environmental Impacts Are There From Manufacturing Solar Panels?
I'D Like To Green Up My Existing Home During Our Next Remodel, But My Husband Reminded Me That The Materials, Energy, Low Returnn, Not To Mention The Aesthetic Scar On Nature Really Didn'T Outweigh The Productivity Yet. He Suggested Designing Passive Solar Passages On The South Side With Convection And Wind Energy To Disburse The Household Heat.
I get the impression PV panels have become quite fashionable in the States, I heard of someone in the UK placing a panel on the north side of the building "because that's where people will see it".
I'm not sure on the amont of embedded energy in PV panels, it is too significant to be the best option environmentally in the context of installing them on an house which is on grid.
You've got yourself a smart man there. I have heard about people using fans to move heat from the south to noth side with success, I'm not sure you mean wind energy as such.
Below is a link to a book on the subject.
Don't forget your solar water heating, not pretty, but probably worth it.
Solar Power Energy - How To Make The Panels Work!?
For A Project I Have To Make Solar Panels Produce Energy, Does Anyone Know How I Would Do This? I Found Where I Can Buy The Panels But I Dont Know How To Get To Them Creating Energy In Order To Produce Warm Heat Or Cool Air, Any Suggestions Or Sites That Would Help?
Facade: First, the panels must obviously face south to gain the most energy at mid day (meridian, when the sun is at it's highest point).
Declination angle: The panels should be angled at an ideal 52 degrees above the horizon so that the maximum flat part of the panel is exposed to the sun at meridian.
For heat: The top part of the panel will be hot and that is where you would have a vent (connect a tube or duct at this point to direct the heat to a place where it will be used or stored).
For cooling: The panel needs to be up high so that the air duct at the bottom of the panel comes from the room where there is cooler air. The hot panel with the top vent open, will draw the cooler air up out of the room (remember, hot air rises) If the room is connected to an earth tube, it will really start to get cool. You can simulate an earth tube for your project by using a metal tube in the shape of a 'U' and placing it in a deep tray filled with ice. Connect with air tube feeding into the room.
Buy (or borrow) a number of thermometers to show the temperature at every important point in the system (panel air out, panel air in, room air, earth tube air, etc. - just run it and experiment).
I hope this gives you an idea of how to start.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
For Instance, How Much Would It Cost To Buy Solar Panels Which Could Power One Hypothetical Standard American Home Of Two Parents And One Child?
Go to altenergysource.com there you will find some energy alternatives. such as solar panel heating 1 panel heats 1000 sq foot home It cost around $1600 a panel. I thought it was interesting and am considering getting one. take a look and tell me what you think my yahoo [email protected]
How Can You Get Affordable Solar Panels?
I Was Watching An Idiot Abroad, And I Saw A Family That Lived In Tent Like Huts, With No Plumbing. And They Had A Solar Panel, Now If They Can Afford It, I Know I Can. Where Do You Get Cheap Ones?
We are having solar panels installed this Friday. Call a company called "Solar City". You can work it through them 3 different ways, you can buy them out right and reap 100% savings, or lease them (like we are) and sign a contract. You won't pay a dime to lease them but your savings won't be as much. The plus side is, you don't have the huge expense either and they are responsible for the maintenance. Lastly, you can lease as the latter option, and purchase during any point of the lease at a pro-rata cost. You can also chose to buy the panels cheaply when your lease is up, but they may be very outdated by then.
We have found Solar City top notch, highly trained, extremely polite and considerate. We found them set up at Home Depot. It took from about last January, I think it was, until this Friday, for installation, and then it will be about another 6 weeks until the service is actually turned on. Government red tape, etc.
Good luck. I hope this helped.