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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up 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 an essential component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common property 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 commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property 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 means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired energy expenses).
What are the various payment options?
- 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?
What is the warranty?
Frequently Asked Questions
If Providing U Had A 1-Electric Rocket 2-And Solar Panels For Propagation Could U With Gravity Slowly?
Increase The Rockets Speed And Keep Establishing New Orbits Closer And Closer To The Sun Until U Reach Close To The Sun With A Very Good Velocity.If U Of Course Pointed The Rockets When U Fired Them To Establish A Slightly Closer Orbit.Would Gravity Allow This Would This Work.The Solar Panels On The Rocket Would Collect Energy For The Rocket.Once U Got Close To The Sun U Could Break Orbit At The
Higher Speed U Intended
I can't exactly tell what you intend, but I can't see any reason why it isn't possible in principle to do something like that. As a practical matter, i don't know of any solar panels that could draw enough power to lift themselves off the ground without storing energy for a while into a battery.
If I Have A Light Bulb 60W Replacing Sun Light On A Solar Panel And I Take A Reading Of Anything From 13V To?
14 V Can I Use This Voltage To Charge A Car Battery ? Can I Use The Brightness To Replace Sunlight ?
The idea of using solar energy is that it comes for free, after the cost of the panel.
Using a light bulb to power a solar panel uses more energy than directly charging the battery. A light bulb is only 10% efficient, loosing most of its energy through heat. A solar panel is only 13% efficient, converting only a small part of the energy to electricity. There are just too many losses in the system. You are burning 60 watts to get about .78 watts of energy to your battery.
So, unless the light bulb is always on, at someone else's expense, such as at work, then it is not worth-wile.
I can charge my little solar pocket charger at work off the fluorescent lamps that are always on anyway, for example.
Preventing Lightning Strikes?
Electrical Storms Are A Huge Concern Where I Live. My Parents, Who Live On A Half-Acre Lot, Have Had Three Lightning Strikes On Their Property In The 17 Years They'Ve Lived There. A Woman Was Struck In A Grocery Store Parking Lot Just Last Week, And A Local Boarding Stable Lost Eight Horses To Lightning Strikes In The Span Of Two Years.
My Family Has Owned Horses For Over 10 Years, But Always Boarded. My Grandparents Bought Property And All Eight Of Our Horses Moved To The Family Farm In October, So This Is Our First Summer Managing The Horses On Our Own. We Are Concerned About Our Horses Being Struck By Lightning, Since This Happens Quite Often In Our Area, And Are Working Towards Making Our Pastures A Safer Place For Our Horses To Live.
Right Now, We Do Not Have Run-In Sheds In All Of The Pastures. We Will Be Getting Them Within The Next Month Or So, But For Now, The Horses Are In And Out Of Stalls And Are Losing Good Turnout Time On Days With Chances Of Storms. These Storms Often Come With Lightning, 60 Mph Winds, Heavy Rains And Golf-Ball Sized Hail. They Usually Only Last About 10 Minutes But They Are Difficult To Predict.
My Question Is, Are Run-In Sheds Sufficient Shelter From These Storms? I Have Read That That They Are Not, And A Structure Needs To Have A Lightning Protection System To Be A Safe Lightning Shelter. Do Any Of You Have Run-In Sheds Equipped With This Or Have You Ever Heard Of It? Do Any Of You Have Lightning Rods On Your Property And What Are Your Experiences With Them? Are There Any Other Suggestions You Might Have For Managing Turnout With Weather Like This?
You can't prevent lightning strikes, but you can sometimes avoid them.
A run-in on top of a hill is likely to be struck. A run-in under a tall tree is likely to be struck. A run-in lower down the hill, in a valley, without large trees around it is far less likely to be struck. The most likely target of lightning is the tallest thing around, so make sure your shelters aren't the closest thing to the sky you have.
Lightning rods are pretty much outdated and not used anymore. They attract the lightning, and have heavy wire connected to a ground wire that safely diverts the energy into the ground. Problems arise in that the wire is seldom heavy enough, meaning you attracted the lightning and didn't get rid of it, or the grounding rod isn't deep enough, meaning you've diverted the electric to the floor. Also, over time the wire deteriorates until it's not strong enough. Further. once it's been hit a time or two it's useless. Ground rods have to be huge and deep
There are also problems in that huge strikes won't tamely go to ground, even with a good ground wire. They can electrocute anything standing too close to the grounding rod. I've known horses electrocuted in their stalls.
A well built run in shed, with wind bracing in the corners, and anchored to the ground properly, will provide reasonable protection from wind and hail. Place it well, and you diminish the chance of lightning strikes.
Metal roofs and metal siding all require grounding! I prefer wood or vinyl.
If you use electric fencing, it is VITAL to use lightning arrestors on the wires, as they are as likely to be struck as your barn is, and they transmit the energy along their length beautifully. A strike on a fence, unchecked by an arrestor, can run into the fence charger, from there into the power, where it causes a spike which blows things out and burns things up. It's too fast for circuit breakers to always work cleanly.
My fence was struck once. The electricity, as I said, got into the barn wiring, where it burned out my alarm system and telephone, then through the breakers into the house, where it burned out two TVs, several VCRs, my computer, my security system, and several other things. I had to replace a LOT of wiring.
However, none of my horses in or around the barn were hurt. There was an easier path for the electricity than through the ground and into the horses.
As far as turnout goes... if I know a vicious storm is coming, I put the horses in the main barn, in stalls. We have tornados here as well, and in my opinion they're more likely to be hurt by flying debris and hail or lightning in a near miss if they're outside than they are to be hurt in a direct hit on the barn. If it's a direct hit, they're not safe inside or out; if it's a near miss they're safer inside.
I do not shut them in whenever there's a possibility of bad weather; they'd be in more often than not! But they have well constructed, carefully placed shelters in all fields, and they have not so far been injured.
I never risk my own life, or allow others to risk theirs. If a tornado blows up before I can safely stable the horses, I do not go out and try to do it. I love my horses, but if I die, they're SOL anyway.
Designing A House That'S Eco Friendly?
For My Senior Project In School I Have Decided To Design An Eco-Friendly House. Not Knowing Many Different Things That Can Be Incorporated Into A House To Make It Efficient, I Was Wondering If Anybody Knew Any Design Techniques Or Any Websites That Could Help Point Me In The Right Direction.
There are a million things you can do, so I'll just make a list that you can research:
1. Highly reflective roof (to reduce heat island effect and save energy)
2. Build it near bus lines
3. Use pervious concrete instead of a paved driveway (this allows stormwater to be absorbed back into the ground instead of running off.
4. Use dual flush toilets and high efficiency faucets
5. Xeriscape (an alternative to landscaping)
6. Rainwater collection system (aka rainwater harvesting)
7. Use greywater to irrigate your lawn (greywater is the water that comes from places like your sinks and dish washer).
8. For energy efficiency, make outside walls out of SIPs, straw bales, or ICFs. (sorry...look those up)
9. Use good insulation.
10. Solar panels or micro-wind turbines
11. In the northern hemisphere, have lots of south-facing windows and less north facing windows. This allows you to collect heat from the sun in the winter without losing a lot of heat.
12. Use recycled materials
13. Use local materials that don't have to be transported far
14. Use rapidly renewable products like bamboo or cork floors
15. Low VOC paint (that means it will be healthier to breathe)
Is Solar City Worth It?
My Dads Planning On Getting Solar Panels From Solar City. I Just Want To Know If Anyone'S Had Experience With Their Product And Knows If It'S Worth It Or Not. Thanks.
I think they own and maintain the panels, and you get a discount on your electric bill.
The only real concern is whether the roof will leak after they have installed the panels.