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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will remove 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, 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
What'S The Life Expectancy For New Solar Panels?
Solar Generating Plants Are Popping Up All Over The Country. The People That Back These Plants Seem To Keep This Question A Hidden Secret.
Hey Dinkylinker, Mark and Ed are correct on this one. It isn't a hidden secret either, it's just that the warranties on these things have been around for so long that nobody talks about them much.
Solar electric, or "photovoltiac" panels are generally warrantied to deliver 90% of their rated power for 25 or 30 years. You can go to the manufacturers websites and read this, try looking for Siemens, BP Solar, Kyocera and Sharp models. The way the manufacturers decide on these warranty lenghts is by doing long term testing. Generally the warranty period is about half what the actual life expectancy is, so it isn't uncommon for panels to produce at least 80% of their rated power for 50 years today. We have a 1.4 kw solar array on our garage roof that is about 11 years old now, and to be honest, with our data logging equipment, I've not been able to measure any loss in performance over that time. They probably put out about 98% or what they did 11 years ago, we just can't see the change yet. Two years ago, on a routine check, I discovered that one panel was not putting out it's rated voltage, and therefore was not actually charging the battery bank at all. After some phone calls, it was discovered that the panel, and 2 others were under a recall from Kyocera for bad solder joints inside the panel. They sent me brand new replacement panels, paid for round trip shipping and added a few hundred dollars for me to pay my installer to change them out. They definitely stood behind their warranty.
A really good place to learn more about this is Home Power magazine, the only periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of homegrown electricity. I'll put the link and some others below for you. Take care, Rudydoo
Are Solar Panels Damage Resistant?
How Well Do They Deal With Hail Damage And Snow Acummulation?
You might want to do some shopping around for solar panels that can tolerate the climate in your area, but generally I would say that they can probably hold up to normal inclement weather, since they are made to be placed outside.
One of my grandfather's friends has used solar panels to power his entire house for some time now, and living in Appalachia, he sees all kinds of temperature extremes and sometimes some pretty heavy snow accumulation, so neither of those should really be a problem. Hail, on the other hand, might cause some trouble if you don't shelter the panels before a big storm. Since solar panels are a fairly sizeable investment, you might want to do some research on what to do with them during inclement weather.
Why The African Countries That Have Huge Deserts And So Much Sun Don'T Cover Those Areas With Solar Panels?
I am no expert but I think the sand storms,extreme wind and the temperatures falling below minus values at night are factors preventing using solar energy in Africa.
I don't think the reason is economical as other users have mentioned because there are some rich nations that have deserts but yet again they don't use solar panels.
Any Help Financially To Buy Solar Panels?
Interested In Buying Solar Panels To Save On Electric Bill.Any Government Help Plans?
Yes, there are tax and other incentives to installing solar panels, both electric and thermal (hot water). In the USA, the tax credit for residential solar is 30%, plus whatever your particular state offers, if anything.
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Also, realize, that installing solar is generally not an instant-save proposition. You pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to get the system installed, then it pays you back over the years. You need to talk with a local installer to see if the financial case makes sense in your situation.
Wind Energy Or Solar Power?
I Am Just About To Build A House And Was Wondering Due To The Nature Of Unreliable Limited Supply Of Electricity And Instant Shortages, When Considering A Off Grid Or Grid Connect Power System; The Two Main Choices For Renewable Energy Equipment Are Wind Turbines And Solar Panels. So Which Is The Superior For A Mountainous Region In West Coast Of Africa, Wind Energy Or Solar Power?
Obviously, solar would have no moving parts. Wind turbines for residential use tend to be around 700 watts while it's common to have more wattage in solar panels however, the best solution would be to have both as wind tends to blow at night so by having both, you draw less heavily on your batteries. Note many offgrid homes use an absorption refrigerator or freezer running on a propane tank buried in the yard rather than risk losing all the food due to a few cloudy days in a row. Of course, if you have a generator with enough fuel storage ( perhaps a propane tank buried in the yard for a trifuel generator ), you would have a suitable backup for cloudy days.
You may want to consider Nickel Iron batteries, they tolerate abuse better than lead acid and can be discharged completely.