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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing 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 significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated 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 a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service 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 Financial investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed 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
Can Solar Panels Power My Whole House-Including A/Cs?
Hello, I'd Really Appreciate Some Input On The Subject Of Solar Power Panels. I've Ready A Lot And I've Learned A Lot In The Recent Months By Googl'ing And I Realize It's A Big Undertaking And In Order To Generate A Small Amount Of Kwh It Takes A Lot Of Hardware/Installation. I've Been Very Interested For Some Time In This Subject, Not So Much For My Needs Here In California (Where My Average Monthly Electrical Bill Is Roughly $65, Even When I Run The A/C In My Studio From Time To Time), But More For The Time I Spend In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Where Electricity Is About 10 Times As Expensive And Where The Price Per Kwh Increases Every 2 Months.
My Question Is; How Realistic Would It Be To Attempt To Power A House In Brazil Using Solar Panels? Of Course It Would Be Preferable To Completely Power The House With Solar Power, Though Partial Solar Power Would Also Be Helpful. It Is Hot In Rio 9 Months Out Of The Year (Sometimes Even All Year Long), And When It's Hot There Is Plenty Of Sun. The Cost Of Electricity Is So High In Brazil (Roughly 6 Times Higher Than The Us...And It Goes Up Every 2 Months Or So) Making It Unaffordable To Run A/Cs For Most People.
1. Is There Any Way That I Could Run Between 3-5 Wall A/C Units In A House, Or One Central A/C Unit For The Whole House (All Day And All Night) As Well As To Run The Rest Of The House's Appliances (Fridge, Freezer, Tvs, Computers, Lights, Etc) Using Solar Panels? I Realize I'm Asking A Lot And I'm Not Sure How Many Kwhs It Would Require To Run All Of The Above-Mentioned, But Is There A Chance It Could Be Done By Only Using The Roof Of The House As The Resting Area For The Panels? If So, How Much Would It Cost In Hardware/Installation To Generate That Much Electricity?
2. I've Seen Solar Panel Systems On Tv Shows That Apparently Generate Dc And Then It Gets Converted To Ac And Then Something Else Happens So That It Can Be Used Directly For The House...And When There Is An Excess Of Electricity, It Feeds That Solar-Generated Electricity Back Into The City Electricity Which Turns Back Your Meter. I Have Also Seen Systems That Have Battery Arrays That Are Charged From The Solar Panels And Then The House Is Run Off Of The Batteries. Which Of These 2 Methods Is Best? (In My Case, There May Be One Month Where We're Not At The House And One Month Where We Are...Could The "Off Months" Be Used To Store Generated Electricity?)
3. Does Anybody Know If It Would Be Better To Seek To Purchase Solar Panels In Brazil, Or Cheaper To Import Them From Another Country?
4. Has Anyone Heard Of The Solcool Solar-Powered A/C? Http://Www.Inhabitat.Com/2007/07/16/Solcools-Solar-Air-Conditioners/ Could This Be A Solution For Those Of Us Seeking To Power A/Cs From Solar Panels?
Thank You For Taking Your Time To Read This. Looking Forward To Your Answers!
Woah...way to much info for a question...so I'm going to write my answer based on JUST the question and not the book of additional information you posted.
My understanding is no, solar power isn't there yet. However, you could greatly reduce your energy costs by supplementing your home with solar power. How much really depends on where you live. For example, in the arctic Minnesota area where I am from, solar would not be the greatest thing. We get a lot of snow fall in the winter (thus covering the solar panels till they could be cleaned off) and we have some very short days in the winter with a lot of overcast days (thus reducing or eliminating the effectiveness).
I think it would still be a worthwhile investment if you plan to live in the home long enough to allow the solar panels to pay for themselves.
Do Solar Panels Have To Be Attached To A Residence In Order To Claim The Residential Energy Tax Credit, Or ...?
. . . Can They Be Systems That Are Simply Set Up Near The Residence, And Provide Supplemental Electricity To The Residence For One Or More Specific Devices In The House (Such As A Computer)?
This is a personal federal tax credit for residential installations where a taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% on qualified solar electric expenditures through December 31, 2016. There is no cap on this tax credit through the end of 2016 and the bill allows individual taxpayers to use the credit to offset their Alternative Minimum Tax liability. If the federal tax credit exceeds the tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the next taxable year. The excess credit can be carried forward until 2016, but it is undetermined if the unused tax credit can be carried forward after then.
The solar electric system does not have to be installed on the roof. You can install it on the property as long as it ties back to the home in some way. I think it makes more sense to have a grid-tied solar installation instead of connecting it to specific devices.
Solar Panels.......Do These Add Or Subtract From Home Value? Appeal?
We'Re Considering A 20 Yr Lease Of Solar Panels, Installed On Our Roof.
When We Sell Our Home Several Years From Now We'Re Unsure As To How This Will Play Out. Positive? Negative?
Read the language of the lease very carefully. Ensure that the revenue of the lease transfers to the new owner. Also determine whether there's a prorated scale on the lease, whether it will indeed transfer after so-and-so many years or whatever.
New owners may very well not appreciate the added complication of the lease. Granted, it should be a pretty straightforward thing, but still...it's a consideration.
Your best source for information on this isn't Yahoo Answers, but the solar companies themselves. As to whether it plays out positive or negative, it's all up to the customer. As time goes on and we see more and more solar installations, the baseline reaction toward solar becomes more positive, but even so it's very much a personal thing.
How Much Will A Solar Panel System Cost To Run A Whole House?
I Am Wondering About The Average Cost To Put Solar Panels On The Average Size Home. (I Know It Takes A 3 To 4Kw System, I Think)
Would This Power The Home All The Time?
Will There Be Power Left Over To Sell Back To The Power Company?
Just Trying To Get A Clear Understanding Of Solar Panels From People That Run Their Homes With Solar?
I have a 3.74 kw dc system. The full cost to have the system installed was $26K. I got a $10K rebate from my utility and a fed tax credit (it has been increased to 30% of the total cost so it would be $7800). Not all utilities will allow your meter to run backwards, mine does. It was estimated my system would pay for it's self in 6.2 years. My city just passed a 20% rate increase, so I should break even much sooner. My system is tied to the grid so I sell them my excess and buy what I need when the sun isn't up. I don't have a storage system. I create about 90% of my summer usage and about 75% of my winter usage. My bills went from about $200 down to about $20 for the summer. In the spring my bills are closer to $10.
I highly recommend getting a quote from a local installer, because local rebates and incentives can have a big impact on the over all costs. Where you live, the angle of the panels, any shade issues etc. can all have an impact on production. Any quality company should be able to tell you how much it will cost, a fair estimate of production and an estimate of how long before you break even. It helps if you can give the installer a usage history, I was able to get 2 years history from my utility.
It always helps to begin with conservation.
Solar Panels? Watts? How Much Will It Cost? How Much Will I Save?
I'M Moving Out When Im Old Enough And Buy A House... About 3 Rooms And 1 Bathroom Most Likely Will Have These Electronics:
-3 Ceiling Fans
-Air Conditioning And Heating
-Lap Top (Maybe Tv)
About How Many Watts Would Be Used On Average In A Month? How Many/How Big Will The Solar Panels Need To Be? Whats The Cheapest Place To Buy Them In Ohio? How Do I Get Goverment Discounts And All That? Also It Snows A Lot Here And I Heard Solar Panels Can Freeze.. Is That True? I Also Heard That The Buyer Only Has To Pay 30% Of The Overall Cost Of The Pannels... Please Help ≪3 Thanks!
The questions you are asking are far more complex than you expect and are really beyond the scope of what is answerable here. On top of that, your list of electrically powered things in this house you expect to have is far under what it will turn out to be, even though I'm sure you think it is accurate now.
Just for your info, homes typically have 200 amp (or even larger) service panels. A 200 amp service panel could deliver over 20,000 watts of power to your home (not that it will). The amount of power you use will be related to where you live and what kind of heating and cooling you have. A typical amount is probably in the range of 5000 watt during at least parts of the day.
Solar today typically costs around $5 to $6 per installed watt. There are other things included in that number other than just the solar panels... such as an inverter(s). So that means your solar panels to run a 5000 watt average home will cost you at least $25,000.
Hopefully you can start to see some issues here with your plan...
They only reason some homes in some places are able to do this is through incentives that state, the feds, and especially your local power company *MAY* offer. Obviously the federal incentives are fixed all over the county but state and local incentives vary from nothing at all to a pretty big number, depending where you live (which neither you or we know). In addition to that, solar prices are trending down over time.