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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous residents discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease or even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power costs have increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property worth
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that pick to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- 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 business are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired energy costs).
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
Questions About Solar Panels And Batteries?
I Have A Few Questions About Solar Panels And Batteries.
1. Looks To Me That 60 Watt Solar Panels Are The Most Common And Cost Efficient. I Understand That A 60 Watt Panel Produces 60 Watts Of Power At 12Vdc. Lets Say I Have Five Hours Sun On The Panel. How Long Would It Take For A 60 Watt Panel To Charge A Standard 12 Vdc Battery From Basically Dead To Full Charge. I Know It Depends On The Type Of Battery, But Let'S Just Call It A Standard Car Type Battery. Looking For Just General Info Not Exact Science Info.
2. If One Panel Is Capable Of Charging One Battery In Less Than 5 Hours Of Sun. How Many Batteries Can It Charge Completely In 5 Hours Of Sun?
3. Using A 12 To 120 Volt Power Converter To Get 120 Volts From A Battery How Many Watts Of Power Are You Able To Pull From A Battery Before The Charge Is To Low To Be Usable Without A Recharge. Again, I Know There Are Variables To Take Into Consideration, But I'M Looking For Just General Answers. Like For Example, &Quot;X&Quot; Watts Of Use For&Quot;X&Quot; Hours.
4. I Assume A 60 Watt Panel Is A 60 Watt Panel? Meaning, All 60 Watt Panels Are Created Equal, They Basically All Produce Basically The Same Amount Of Power With Basically The Same Efficiency.
5. With A Solar Panel Is It Better To Catch The Morning Sun Or Afternoon Soon Or Does It Matter? I Understand The More Amount Of Sun You Catch, The Better.
6. In Order To Take Advantage Of The Tax Credit, Do You Have To Use A Professional Installer Or If I Buy The Panels, Converter, Batteries, Etc, Myself And Install Myself Can I Claim The Tax Credit?
1. A 60 watt panel produces 12 vdc @ 5 amps at maximum sun. Realistic power is about 70% average throughout the day. So, your output will be about 40 watts. Take a battery with a reserve rating of 120 minutes. That is it will take 120 minutes for the battery to drop to 10.2 v when discharged at a constant 25 amps. That's about 250 watts in two hrs. To recharge the battery, you have to put back 250 watts in 2 hrs (not realistic - battery damage). But 40 watts recharge will take 12.5 hrs to recharge the battery.
2. Can't answer. How much less than 5 hrs? But a 60 watt panel won't recharge the battery in 5 hrs.
3. Inverters are only about 75% efficient (depending upon design). Usually, when battery power drops below 10 volts, the inverter shuts down. And that would depend upon reserve capacity of the battery and how much power you draw from the inverter. A 120 minute reserve capacity battery with a 75% efficient inverter gives you 90 minutes at 300 watts (12 v @ 25 amps).
4. Any assumptions about this item makes all other calculations unuseable.
5. The sun at high noon is the brightest - less atmosphere to scatter the sun's rays.
6. The tax credit only applies if you have it professionally installed and tied to the electrical grid. It may also apply to 100% off-grid systems. It does not apply to self-installed units. Our utility will not permit self-installed solar systems to be tied into the grid. Yours may.
How Much Would A Solar Panel To Run A Two Story House Cost And Would It Work In Th Rain And Cloudy Days?
If you can make enough on sunny days to make up for the cloudy ones, you can store it for later.
Off grid this would be in batteries. Grid-tied would push the excess into the grid that you could pull power from when needed.
You get the best cost/value ration for Solar Thermal. It takes a lot of energy to heat up water. The sun can do this fairly cheaply. The standard American home could use a 2 - 6 kW Photovoltaic system.
The going rate is about $6 to $8 per watt. So that would be $12,000 to $48,000.
1200Va Ups 70Watts Solar Panel, 100Ah Deep Cycle Battery And 350 Watts Load?
I Have An Old 1200Va Computer Ups And I Intend To Get A 100Ah Deep Cycle Battery In Addition To A 70 Watts Solar Panel For Charging And The Load Is 350Watts.
I Would Like To Know If The 70Watts Solar Panel Can Effectively Charge The Battery During The Day And With My 350 Watts Load, How Many Hours The Battery Will Last And If The Ups Is Suitable As A Good Alternative To A 600Va Inverter.
Recommendations And Suggestions Are Welcome.
I have done the same thing before. The ups will run your stuff. You will simply need to take the battery out and use your larger deep cycle battery to power it. You may need to disable the alarm buzzer that tells you if the line voltage fails. Most UPS power backups have an alarm.
The last person answered correctly with 2 hours of running time after ten hours of sunlight to charge your battery. But - this is in near perfect conditions. In reality, the sun hardly shines all the time without clouds. The angle of the solar panel must be correct. In my first experiments, many years ago, I did the match, but didn't take these points into consideration and ruined my batteries.
There is a solar power requirements calculator on the website listed below. Plug in your numbers and it tells you exactly what size solar panel you will need.
Questions For Using Solar Panels To Heat A Pool?
It Is Just A Little 3 Foot Pool But We Have All Shade And The Water Is Freezing. I Bought One Panel To Put On Our Roof. Will The Pump That Came With The Pool Be Strong Enough Or Do I Need A New Pump. It Is A 110/120V Pump.
my father tried this 20 years ago. He used a home made 4x8 foot panel mounted were it got a lot of southern sunlight. Did it make the pool toasty-no, but it did make a nice difference! All he did was circulate part of the water from one jet through the 3/4 inch pipe in the heater. no extra pump required. Besides, dad was too cheap to pay for the electricity to run an extra pump!
How Much Money Do Solar Panels Cost?
Planning To Get One, For A Store/House, We Use Alot Of Electricity At Least 1500-3000 Dollars A Month. How Much Money Would This Save Us? How Big Would We Have To Get The Solar Panel?[Aproximately]
In the US, the average electric cost $.15/kw-hr. $2500 means you are using 16700 Kw-hr/month or 550 kw-hr/day.
Since solar panel only make peak kw for about 5 hours per day (in sunny places like (AZ) you will need a 110 kw system. Solar systems cost about $7/watt so your system will cost about $750,000. The government my pay for about $250,000, so be prepared to spend one half a million dollars.
You will also spend about $250/month on maintenance of the system. The system will lose about 1%/year of it's efficiency, so the system will be paid for in 240 months, or 20 years. With in 5 years after the system is paid for, they will have to be replaced, the cost will be another 2 million dollars.