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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your property value
Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving 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 loan down.
Lots of house owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for at least 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
Solar Energy For Water Heating?
State Of The Art Of Solar Technology For Home Water Heating
State of the art was reached early in this century. A doctor in charge of the Smithsonian did a bunch of experiments on solar heating and cooking. A lot a small incremental improvements since.
The best systems are designed into the house as it is built. That way you can have a platform on the roof to hold a tank of water. The cold water goes into the black painted tank first and comes up to air temperature over time. The kinds of collectors are many. Look for good materials and workmanship.
Designs which have to be aimed at the sun are better for people who want to play with their solar system not the average homeowner. A collector with many different kinds of metals is more likely to have corrosion problems over time. If you can, look at some collectors that have been installed for several years prior to purchase. If you live in freezing climes, you need a collector that won't be damaged a a long freeze spell. If you can touch part of a collector and burn yourself, they have not insulated it very well. Some collectors are made of glass. Buying a glass collector in a neighborhood where rocks are thrown is foolish.
Collector can be made on the cheap out of used building materials. Many places have building codes that force you to do things certain ways.
Collector are cost effective even without tax breaks, but it is like buying all the hot water you'll need for the next 15 years on the day you move in to your new house. A lot of money goes out and a steady trickle comes back.
Solar Power Cost?
How Much Does Solar Power Cost? How Much Does It Cost A Month? How Much Does It Cost To Install It? How Much Will It Save Me Versus Electricity? Dont Have To Answer All Of Them? Just At Least Answer 1 For Me! Thank You
This is a very subjective question that varys with individual needs and locations.
Initially solar power is more expensive to setup. But, it pays for itself over time. Also you may be eligible for state & federal gov grants & tax credits.
As for each month, it's entirely possible depending on where you live & your energy needs you could be "off the grid". You even could be sending energy to your local power company & getting $ for it.
The 1st link will help you know all the variables. The 2nd link has a sheet to help you calculate your variables.
How Do You Install Solar Panels Without Burning Them Out?
I'Ve Heard Of Synchronizers And Power Meters But How Do I Use Them To Make Sure The Power Is Even Or Balanced? I Want To Install This
First off, please don't buy it from Amazon. Go to the pros instead like Real Goods who specialize in solar units and you can get a 123 watt output unit like that not only cheaper, but they have all the information and accessories you need to install it and tie into it. Plus they will help you with any questions. See this link below with units with the same or more output than the one you are looking at but $50 to $90 cheaper.
Real Goods and their Solar Institute is probably the oldest and most reliable source for any alternative energy household or business installation. They test and stand behind every product they sell -- Amazon won't offer that kind of service as they are just re-sellers.
Solar Power And Electric Cars?
Answer These Three Questions, Please:
When So Solar Panels Generate Power, Day Or Night?
When Do People Usually Charge The Batteries Of Their Electric Cars, Day Or Night?
Since Cars Charge At Night And Solar Power Comes In The Day, Where Does The Electricity That Charges Your Car Come From?
P.S. Another Question You Should Ask Yourself That Goes Along With This Theme: When Do You Turn The Lights On In Your House?
Your questions point to a real--but not insoluable problem. That being that we need a source of electric power for electric cars that DOESN'T depend on conventional--that is,mostly coal powered--electric generation.
There are a number of options. Being able to carge from solar panels located at ones workplace is one.
Another--we are getting much better and more cost-effective battery storage technology. We may well be able to store solar energy that can then be sued to charge cars (and run homes--at night.
The key isn't being able to do this--that's easy. The tough part is to figure out how to do it cost-effictively. But don't dismiss these--or a number of other ideas that are being worked on..
But--your "questions" are a great capsule summary of the problem--nice post!
With The Same Amount Of Money To Invest In A Nuclear Powerplant, Could It Be Spent On Renewable Energy...?
With The Same Amount Of Money To Invest In A Nuclear (Fission)Powerplant, Could It Be Spent On Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Etc.) And Produce The Same Output? I Do Not Have A Concrete Stand On Nuclear Energy Simply Because I Want To Look At It (And Its Alternatives) Objectively...And I Need More Info. Obviously Nuclear Fission Is Less Desirable In Terms Of Safety And On Envirnonmental Protection, But Does That Really Outweigh It'S Economic Value? I'Ve Always Believe That People Come First And If Nuclear Energy Can Help Improve The Economy Of Developing Nations (And Thus, In A Way, Poverty) Then I'M All For It. Plus I Know That Solar Energy Is One Of The Most Expensive Forms Of Energy In Terms Of Output Vs Cost (You Spend So Much For So Little Output) So It May Be Unwise And Impractical For Poorer Countries To Invest In It. What Are Your Thoughts?
You would not even come in the same ballpark producing the same amount of power from solar and wind as nuclear with the same investment. More practically, you would probably need to turn the entire state of Texas into a big wind farm to match a single nuclear power plant. And the amount of CO2 from one nuclear power plant is less than the cost of transporting all of those windmills to the wind farms. Which is done by gas guzzling diesel trucks, after being shipped on fuel oil guzzling ships from Europe. It's so incredibly inefficient that it has to have a subsidy to survive.
Nuclear has an incredibly bad stigma (we can thank 3-mile island for this). But in reality it is likely the cleanest, lowest polluting power producers available to mankind at this time. If you were to put the environmental, economic, and safety up against one another without knowing which one was which, you'd pick nuclear hands down.