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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#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 cash down.
Lots of house owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Space Based Solar Power?
Ok Umm, It Sounds Great And All But, How Exactly Does One Transport Usable Energy From Orbit, Through The Atmosphere, To The Surface?
That's obviously one of the biggest challenges. Focused microwave has been discussed. Or simply reflecting the sunlight to the desired location.
If you reflect sunlight which would otherwise bypass earth, you are capturing new energy without blocking sunlight for other normal uses. This would have an obvious negative impact to global warming.
If on the other hand you reflect sunlight which would otherwise strike earth, you are potentially generating electricity from it, while diverting incoming solar radiation from heating the earth, favorably impacting global warming.
Most likely the costs of doing anything like this will be so high, they will be justified only where it is of extreme value to direct power to a specific location, and to be able to rapidly change that location. Most likely that would be the military application.
We could also just play God by blocking light from deserts and places experiencing heat waves and hurricanes, and diverting it to places experiencing cold waves or getting insufficient sunlight to grow crops. Build a new tropical paradise in Siberia. Oh so much fun to think about, but oh so dangerous.
In Solar Energy Panels What Is The Method Adopted/Meterials Used.?
In Solar Energy Panels, How The Sells Are Arranged. What Are The Materials Used For The Cells. How It Is Produced. How The Power Generated Therein? How It Can Be Collected From Each Cell And Consolidate. Please Tell Me The Details With Pictures.
One of the properties of silicon is that when light strikes it, electrons flow on its surface. You can make electricity out of that. Other solar converters include heat exchange devices, focusing sunlight to boil water, for instance. But the direct light-to-electricity property of silicon is what powers the most efficent solar collectors.
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular?
Why Isn'T Solar Energy More Popular. From My Understanding, It Seems To Just Be Roaming Rays Of Light That Strike It, Producing Energy. There Is No Additional Cost After Building It, Or So I Believe.
If This Is True, Why Don'T More People Use Solar Energy?
Wouldn'T It Eventually Begin To Save Them Money? Or Is There Perhaps Something That Am I Missing? Is Solar Energy Produced As Quickly, And Easily As Energy Produced From Wind Mills For Example?
Also... I Understand What I'M About To Say Is Quite Far-Fetched, But Please Answer Logically, Without Bashing Me. Would It Be Possible For There To Be A Solar-Powered Vehicle That Just Floated In The Sky, Entirely Powered By Solar Energy. You Know, With Solar Panels Covering The Exterior And Perhaps With People Studying Science Or Something In The Interior? Maybe Even Like A Floating Military Base.
There are a lot of technical problems with using solar power for large-scale power generation.
There are two main ways of generating solar power:
* One is photovoltaic cells- light strikes these and produces electrical energy. The problem is that these are very expensive to make, and not very efficient, so for the most part they don't make enough power to be useful for large-scale applications. Some houses use them to save a bit on power bills (but usually the cells cost so much that it's hardly worth it). Otherwise their main use is in cases where you need a low-maintenance power source and can't connect to the grid.
* The other way is to focus light and use it to boil water. This is probably better for large-scale generation, but is still more expensive than fossil fuels (although the difference is shrinking). The other catch is that most countries already have energy infrastructures set up for fossil fuels, and it would cost even more to shift to a solar-based one, even if you didn't have very powerful oil companies in the way.
Also, it's not true that there are no additional costs after building it. Both of these setups still need people to run them, maintenance, replacement parts, etc. Even photovoltaic cells will wear out over time, as will other electrical components, so they still need maintenance.
As for your space idea- this is already done today. Space stations usually use solar power to generate electricity. In that situation, its low maintenance and ease of use are an advantage. It works well on Earth and Mars, although beyond that the sun's light is too weak, and most space probes out there use nuclear based energy. Also, in the case of a space ship that moves around, electricity usually can't provide a useful means of making thrust, so as well as solar, you still need fuel for your engines as well.
The Significance Of Sun Worship, Was It Worth It?
I Have Read That Many Cultures Have Worshipped The Sun Which Is Ofcourse A Star. But The Sun Was Always A Symbol For The &Quot;Visible Representation Of &Quot;Cosmic Divine Consciousness&Quot; And Intelligent Energy. The Sun Is The Creator And Life-Giver Of The Solar System.
Since The Sun Is Not Conscious, I Wonder Why Many Cultures Thought It Was Such An Awe To Worship. It Is Even Now Thought, Even Though Not Universal That Jesus Was A Personification Of The Sun.
Where's your evidence the sun is not conscious? Not saying I worship the sun, just saying, we can't observe the inner sun directly, so you can't make a factual claim one way or the other as to it's consciousness.
Agricultural societies are so into sun worship because the sun is so essential to their success. In this sense it is indeed creator and life-giver. Throw in the spirituality element and there you go, sun roles personified as deity. Worth no less than any religion.
What Do You Do With Excess Amount Of Energy From Solar Panels?
If You Produce More Than Enough Energy With Your Solar Panels, Do You Have To Sell The Excess Energy To The Utility Company Or Is There A Way To Store It For Later Use?
It's really hard to store the energy locally and recover it at a better price than paying the utility company.
In an area that has a "net metering" plan, the utility company acts just like a huge storage battery in practice.
Let's say you had some actual batteries in your house, and the solar array generated 1 kWh more than you need during the day. You would charge those batteries, then draw the 1 kWh out at night. Net charge from the utility company: zero. But you would still have to buy the batteries and charger, and deal with the hassle of maintaining the batteries.
With net zero metering, if the array generates 1 kWh excess during the day, you drive your meter backwards, effectively selling to the electric company. At night, when you draw out the 1 kWh, the meter advances again, showing a net advance of zero. Net charge from the utility company: zero. Financially the same, except no batteries.
The example above is just an approximation, though. Some utility companies have various ways of charging you even though your net usage is zero.