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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing 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 environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous residents find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner 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 costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Numerous research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need 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 part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 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. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since 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 changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Which Of This Is More Expensive?
Hi, Using The Hot Water For 10 Mins Vs Using The Kitchen Stove For 10 Mins What Will Be More Expensive In Terms Of Electricity Cost?
The traditional hot water tank is an insulated tank of water, cold water is injected at the bottom, pressuring it, a natural gas or electric heater heats water in the tank and the hot water rises to the top where it is tapped to the hot water taps. This allows a small heater to heat water over a long period of time to provide high peak usage at the taps and showers. The down side is that some heat leaks out all the time and the water needs to be constantly reheated. If you are using the stove to heat the same amount of water as you are drawing for the ten minutes then the stove would be more efficient as the water is being heated for immediate use and no heat will be lost over time but the stove will take a lot of energy during the time it's heating the water. There are tankless water heaters that have a powerful heater which heats the water a it's about to be used thereby avoiding the energy loss of an insulated tank but this means a great deal of energy is needed when hot water is drawn.
The way you have your question worded, isn't specific enough. You are asking for a comparison between drawing hot water from a water tank versus using a stove for a ten minute duration. As you can likely heat more water in that ten minutes on the stove than you are drawing, drawing hot water for 10 minutes would be less energy as the stove has a higher energy output than the hot water you are drawing. Really, you are comparing apples with oranges and though I like both, I find that they are not the same.
If you already have a hotwater heater, the most cost effective approach is to buy a water heater blanket to increase the insulation. If you are building a system from scratch or intend to renovate your existing system, put in some solar thermal panels to heat the water in the tank, then use a number of small tankless water heaters close to the taps. This gives you the hot water that you need quickly so water is not wasted and you get the benefits of solar heated water. Although much of the energy that a home uses is in the hot water, if your hot water system is based on natural gas, you're paying very little for that energy so it isn't worth going to too many extremes to make it a better system.
What Things R Made With Thermal Energy?
Thermal Energy (Solar or Geo) may be used to make electricity or hot water.
Solar Thermal energy made be concentrated with arrays of parabolic mirrors to form furnaces that can be used to smelt metals to make all kinds of things.
A Geothermal hot spring can be used to make a dinner of steamed fish and veggies (wrap in waterproof foil to avoid sulfur taste).
A Solar Thermal oven can be used to make cookies.
Thermal energy has made me warm on this cold winters night.
Solar Thermal Energy Use In The Great Lakes Area?
Examples Of Solar Thermal Energy Being Used In The Great Lakes Area (Mainly Michigan). Cite Sources, Please. Thanks.
The world's largest laundromat in Chicago uses solar thermal to heat its water. http://www.worldslargestlaundry.com/sola...
You just missed the annual solar tour in October, here's a summary of some of the locations in Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/A...
Here's a company that provides solar water heating and solar space heating in Michigan and has great examples on their site. http://www.by-solar.com/index.html
I'm in New England, we have similar weather, and I have a solar air heater and am installing solar water heating to heat my radiant floors. http://www.altestore.com/gallery/Amy-Beaudet-gallery/v/9358727169/amys_water/
Can We Get Builders To Build Homes That Don'T Need Much Energy?
I Envision A Future Where Homes Are Built With Whichever Sustainable Energy Option Is Right For It'S Particular Area. We All Know That Going Green With Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Sub-Radient Floors, Tankless Water Heaters, Solar Water Heaters, Micro Hydro, Or Whatever Method Is High Dollar To Add To A Home. How About If The Home Came With A Solar Roof. You Never Had To Pay For The Conventional Roof, Or It'S Removal/Alteration? The Same Goes For All The Other Energy Items I Mentioned. Not All Are Right For Every Area, But Builders Could Determine Which Were Right For An Area, And Build Homes With These Things In Them. Wouldn'T This Drastically Reduce The Cost Of Any Re-Fit, Or Add-Ons? Having Subradient Floors Be The Original Floor Installed Would Seriously Reduce Costs. Having A Tankless Water Be Installed Vs. A Conventional In The First Place. Is Anyone Building Homes Which Require Little To No Energy From Electric & Gas Companies? Without Seriously Overinflating The Cost?
Here's an example for a warm climate: http://www.livinghomes.net/primer.html
Try Google for "green architecture" "green building" "sustainable architecture" and "alternative architecture". For prefab projects, try fabprefab.com. Consider green roofs, also.
Look up "small houses".
Just because contractors won't do it, doesn't mean you can't. Look up "natural building" to see how people are using their own hands and ancient techniques to minimize impact and energy expenditure, increase quality of life, reduce building costs by orders of magnitude, and generally deal with the issue directly.
So glad you asked.
How Does Solar Energy Become Heat Energy On Earth?
Visible light is absorbed by the ground. As each atom absorbs a photon of light, it increases its kinetic energy. Heat is just the sum total of all the kinetic energy of all the atoms in a substance. So the ground warms up. All warm things emit light, but the ground, being much cooler than the Sun, emits infrared light instead of visible light. That would escape back to space if it were not blocked by clouds, water vapor and carbon dioxide in the air. It is the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the air, from burning coal, oil and natural gas, that is reducing the amount of heat that escapes back to space, resulting in the Earth warming. The effect is extremely small, so the temperature rise is very small, but not zero.