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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house value
Multiple research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that 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 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce 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 common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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
Do Roof Solar Panels And Hail Mix?
Live In Texas And Would Like To Consider Solar, But Why Invest Lots Of $$ If The First Hail Storm Would Destroy It? Would A Typical Solar Panel Stand Up To Softball Size Hail? Would Insurance Cover?
There is little ... Let me change that .. there is no chance that anything could stand up to a softball size hail ball. However I have 8 solar modules in my back yard and they went through a hail storm that did over $10,000 damage to my home and almost $8,000 to my truck. These modules have a 4 pound hail impact rating. I did have one small cheapie module that that was not hail rated and broke which the Ins. paid me $900.00 for.
This link shows my setup and notice the small module setting on top of the metal barn has a dent in the glass on the left side. It still works and later gave it to a friend and he still uses it. The 8 modules in the array did not even get a scrach. The top two are Shell 85 watt. the next two down are Sunwize 90 watt and the 4 on the bottom are Ever Green 115 watt.
So they are covered and you should get paid for damage depending on if you have home owners insurance or not. I don't know of any that excludes solar.
Home-Made Solar Panels Vs. 30% Federal Tax Credit?
Do My Home-Made Solar Panels And All Necessary Supplies (Wiring, Mounting Equipment, Etc...) Qualify For The 30% Federal Tax Credit?
No, home-made goods do not qualify since they don't have the manufacturer's EPA certification.
Solar Power/Oil Question?
I Know A Lot Of Companies And People Are Starting To Use Solar Power, And I Think It'S A Really Good Idea. Do You Think We Will Ever Stop Using As Much Oil, And Convert Mainly To Solar Power In The Future?
Even if we move away from fossil oil which I hope we do, that doesn't mean that we won't have gasoline or diesel which is what our vehicles run on. We can synthesize gasoline and diesel via Fischer Tropsch synthesis from syngas which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases.
Indeed the Sandia Labs CR5 was originally intended as a more efficient way of disassociating hydrogen from water but they realized that it could also disassociate carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide and with both hydrogen and carbon monoxide they could synthesize fuels such as methane, gasoline and diesel, all from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight.
Better yet, hydrogen and carbon monoxide gas can be readily made from anything that burns via a 19th century technology called gasification. This was how our street lights were lit before we had natural gas, it was called town gas, coal gas or wood gas. This means that syngas could be made from any biomass (including sewage), not just the grain portion of a plant. Even algae is only up to 50% oil so gasification can convert far more biomass to fuel than any other bio-fuel technology.
Also, a byproduct of gasification is charcoal that when used as a soil amendment, not only makes for more fertile soil but sequesters the carbon into the soil. Other methods of getting carbon into the soil such as slash and burn and composting does not stabilize the carbon hence it is released to the atmosphere as CO2 but biochar is stable and has been known to sequester carbon for thousands of years and probably much longer.
This means that synthetic gasoline and diesel could effectively be carbon negative which hydrogen from electrolysis or electric vehicles can never claim to be. Together with the fact that synthetic gasoline and diesel would be distributed with the current infrastructure and would work with existing vehicles and it's clearly the most environmentally sensible fuel to use.
Consequently the best replacement for gasoline and diesel is gasoline and diesel just not from fossil reserves.
Of course the actual source of energy for synthetic fuels is still the sun whether it's via biomass or directly from the sun as with the CR5.
Concepts such as hydrogen fuel cell cars, and electric vehicles are all very neat and geeky but they just detract attention and funds away from the only approach that will be carbon negative. We already have millions of gasoline and diesel vehicles on the road, the gas stations pipelines and tankers to distribute gasoline and diesel so our efforts are best kept at making synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass.
Note that both gasification and Fischer Tropsch are proven technologies and are technologies that have been deployed on commercial scales before (entire cities on town gas, entire countries like Nazi Germany and embargoed South Africa on FT fuels). It only takes investment to make it happen, investment that won't occur until investors are fairly certain gasoline would stay above $3 per gallon long enough for them to realize a healthy return on investment.
So we could stop using fossil fuels now if it wasn't for the fact that it's still cheap and we don't have to give up any of our modern vehicles except for sub $3 per gallon gasoline pricing. Solar power is nice, it's only carbon neutral but it doesn't preclude the use of gasoline and diesel, it's not necessary to switch to a hydrogen economy to carry energy from solar panels to the vehicles when the solar energy could also be stored in synthetic gasoline and diesel as easily as it could be stored in hydrogen and a synthetic gasoline and diesel from biomass could potentially remove carbon from the atmosphere while solar and hydrogen cannot.
It takes nature millions of years to convert biomass to fossil reserves not thousands.
Considering On Installing One Or Two Solar Panels. Weather Question?
I Know How To Hook Them Up To Stuff Like Car Batteries And All But I Just Need To Know How I Would Ground Them.
Ground the frames together with ground wire or braid (you can buy special clamps for this or just use heavy lugs) and run that to a ground rod. Also, it's a good idea to use a lightning arrester like this:
that you ground to the same point. If your charge controller has a ground wire, run it there also.
Whats A Good College Course To Learn About Building Solar Panels, Wind Turbines And Renewable Energy?
I Live In Southern Alberta And Want To Be In Renewable Energy.. Any Suggestions?
I may not understand your question. If you want to learn how to size/install about renewable energy, there is a college that teaches that: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4003.asp
They turn out great students and are one of the top renewable energy colleges out there! (I know, we've hired folks who have graduated from there before)
If you don't want to devote that much resource/time to it, there is alot of free learning, including free webinars at www.altestore.com. And there are also places that offer online and offline courses for $ like SEI http://www.solarenergy.org/ and MREA http://www.the-mrea.org/
I hope that helps!