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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 everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create 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 lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic 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 energy bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 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 duty are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what price, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Please No Dumb Answers And List Where You Got The Info.Also How Much Does It Cost To Install Solar Panels For A Regular Sized House?
Typical cost is US$ 20k - 50k
Do you want the theoretical physics behind the conversion of light to electron flow? This is a long discussion. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell for a good detailed explanation.
Short version is that the sunlight knocks electrons loose from a semiconductor panel, and those loose electrons generate an electrical current.
The solar panels have lots of cells arranged in series parallel to get to a higher voltage (usually 12 or 24 volts) and current. This is sent to charge batteries under the control of a charge controller. The voltage from the batteries is sent to an inverter that converts the 12/24 volts to 120/240 VAC for household usage.
Can Solar-Electric Power Replace Fossil Fuels Coal And Petroleum?N What R The Limits For Solar-Electric Power?
Not today. Only until fossil fuel runs out, which maybe in about 100 years. Presently the technology of solar-electric for large scale power generation is at it's infancy as photovoltaic requires more energy than what it can produce. This is when you count in the energy that is required to make the solar panels, the storage methods, the new grid, etc. and the energy that will be produced in the life time of the panels.
For USA the total percentage of other renewables is around 2.5% with photovoltaic being a smaller percentage of that even. It could be as low as 0.5%.
additional edit based on others response
Let's say the answer that 3 Watts per square feet is correct. The we should be able to compute the land area required to generate enough electricity for USA.
From http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity... , we get the total electric power used for USA which is approx 300 TWh/month. Assuming that we can harvest 10 full hours of sunlight to generate power at 3 W/sq ft, then that would work out to be 360,000 sq miles of land required. The state of Texas has 262,000 sq miles and California has 156,000 sq miles for a total of 418,000 sq miles; which should do the trick. Of course the calculation can be off by a factor of 2, if there is not enough for 10 hours of sunlight per day. And we haven't even solved the problem of power storage for nighttime usage.
So based on the above calculations, it would NOT be possible for photovoltaic to act as the sole source of electric power generation. Not even by a long shot. This is a very interesting thinking exercise.
Oops. My bad. I mis-calculated. That's 10 TWh/day. forgot to divide the month into days, and 10 hours of sunlight per day. This make it more reasonable result of 12,000 sq miles or twice the size of the State of Maryland. So it means it would be doable from a size standpoint. Anyone have any ideas on the cost to build this?
Also the storage can use Pumped Storage Hydroelectric systems (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumped-stor... ), but will need about a 5 TW systems or about 2500 times bigger than the largest system in use today (see http://www.dom.com/about/stations/hydro/bath.jsp ), and it would cost $5 trillion dollars to build, assuming we can get the water.
Solar Panels Vs (Organic) Plants?
Which Is More Efficient At Producing Energy? Reference(S) Would Be Nice, But Not Required.
Depends on the planet and solar panel.
Generally, solar panels are more efficient according to these figures I bumped into. Photosynthetic efficiencies range from 0.1% - 8%, according to wiki:
Solar panel efficiencies for most photovoltaic techs are higher:
I can verify the solar efficiencies (doing a masters in CdTe solar cells atm), but not the photosynthesis ones.
Ofc, light -> chemical potential is slightly different to light -> electricity!
How Big Must A Solar Panel Be To Power A Train?
If The Schematics Of A Solar Train Were Drawn, What Would They Look Like? Would The Train Be Big Or Small? Where Would The Panels Be Placed? And If So, How Big Must The Panels Be To Fit The Roof?
is this a passenger train or a freight train?
the weights are very different.
is it running day and night, or only between 10am and 3pm?
quite clearly, panels just on the engine(s) will not be enough.
panels on all of the cars might be, but i think it unlikely.
consider how large these panels are, and how light the cars that they're driving are.
with a heavy train, it's just not going to happen.
How Do I Know If My Solar Panel On My Camp Trailer Is Working
I Have A Solar Panel On My Camp Trailer And I Need To Know If It Is Working Poperly? What Kind Of Voltage Should It Be Putting Out?
This link should help you, that depends on the size you have, and what you are running, and the volts you are talking about. And the manufacture of the panel, and the inverter size you are using, and where it is located and the size of wiring, and usage demands. Good Luck