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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating money flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included 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 development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of 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 infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
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.