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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing 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 significant, lots of property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for homes 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 crucial element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing 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.
Numerous house owners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just 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 business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for at least the next Twenty 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
Hey So Im Using My Garage As A Dance Room For My Party? Buuuut One Thing? Help?
The Problem Iss... I Live In Houston And The Summer Time.. Woahh Daddy, It'S Damn Hot So I Was Wondering How To Cool The Garage Off By 8 O'Clock.. I Have Two Fans In There Now But I Don'T Think That Will Work.. Any Ideas? (:
If there is absolutely no wind and it is very humid outside, then you're in for a tough job. However, there are a few things you could do to help.
If most of the heat is coming from an uninsulated roof (if the garage is directly under its own roof and there is no insulation installed as far as you know), then you need to somehow sunshade your garage roof. If you can create a pocket of air between the roof and the first surface the sun hits, it would help matters a little (maybe you have tent poles and large ground sheets). I don't imagine you have foil sheets or solar panels lying around large enough for this, so really... don't worry about it and just focus on cooling the place down for evening.
The most direct way to help is to sit the ice you no doubt bought for the party in front of the fans in the garage. This may mean you will need more ice for the party. By blowing actually cold air around the garage (don't leave the doors open), there's a chance the fans will be able to do a better job. You have to elevate the ice so that the air from the fan blows across/around the ice pile (so make sure the ice is pushed into a snow cone in the ice box so the air can hit it). This is similar to the way the glacial mountains cool our Earth... but anyway.
If your garage is in a garden and the water will not be wasted (it flows into the lawn instead of the drain), hosing down your garage roof/walls would also be fairly effective. If it does waste water, don't do it, or set up wet sheets to channel/collect the water so it goes to the lawn or plants instead. All of that might lower the room temperature by 3-5 degrees, maybe more if you have the time to regularly mound up the ice and stuff.
If you're hosing, don't do it till the sun is going down. It will only help the bricks cool faster, but the room will return to ambient temperature soon enough (which hopefully would be lower by the time it's dark).
Solar Energy Homework Help! Please?
Im Doing A Tech Project On Solar Energy, Can Anyone Help?
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Here is some of the information for you. Read and answer your questions... Main articles: Insolation and Solar radiation
About half the incoming solar energy reaches the earth's surface.The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere. Approximately 30% is reflected back to space while the rest is absorbed by clouds, oceans and land masses. The spectrum of solar light at the Earth's surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ranges with a small part in the near-ultraviolet.
The absorbed solar light heats the land surface, oceans and atmosphere. The warm air containing evaporated water from the oceans rises, driving atmospheric circulation or convection. When this air reaches a high altitude, where the temperature is low, water vapor condenses into clouds, which rain onto the earth's surface, completing the water cycle. The latent heat of water condensation amplifies convection, producing atmospheric phenomena such as cyclones and anti-cyclones. Wind is a manifestation of the atmospheric circulation driven by solar energy. Sunlight absorbed by the oceans and land masses keeps the surface at an average temperature of 14 °C. The conversion of solar energy into chemical energy via photosynthesis produces food, wood and the biomass from which fossil fuels are derived.
Yearly Solar fluxes & Human Energy Consumption
Solar 3,850,000 EJ 
Wind 2,250 EJ 
Biomass 3,000 EJ 
Primary energy use (2005) 487 EJ 
Electricity (2005) 56.7 EJ 
The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year. Photosynthesis captures approximately 3,000 EJ per year in biomass. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined.
From the table of resources it would appear that solar, wind or biomass would be sufficient to supply all of our energy needs, however, the increased use of biomass has had a negative effect on global warming and dramatically increased food prices by diverting forests and crops into biofuel production. As intermittent resources, solar and wind raise other issues.
Applications of solar technology
Average insolation showing land area (small black dots) required to replace the total world energy supply with solar electricity. Insolation for most people is from 150 to 300 W/m^2 or 3.5 to 7.0 kWh/m^2/day.Solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends. All other renewable energies other than geothermal derive their energy from the sun.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar techniques use photovoltaic panels, pumps, and fans to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include selecting materials with favorable thermal properties, designing spaces that naturally circulate air, and referencing the position of a building to the Sun. Active solar technologies increase the supply of energy and are considered supply side technologies, while passive solar technologies reduce the need for alternate resources and are generally considered demand side technologies.
Architecture and urban planning
Main articles: Passive solar building design and Urban heat island
Darmstadt University of Technology won the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. with this passive house designed specifically for the humid and hot subtropical climateSunlight has influenced building design since the beginning of architectural history. Advanced solar architecture and urban planning methods were first employed by the Greeks and Chinese, who oriented their buildings toward the south to provide light and warmth.
The common features of passive solar architecture are orientation relative to the Sun, compact proportion (a low surface area to volume ratio), selective shading (overhangs) and thermal mass. When these features are tailored to the local climate and environment they can produce well-lit spaces that stay in a comfortable temperature range. Socrates' Megaron House is a classic example of passive solar design. The most recent approaches to solar design use computer modeling tying together solar lighting, heating and ventilation systems in an integrated solar design package. Active solar equipment such as pumps, fans and switchable windows can complement passive design and improve system performance.
Urban heat islands (UHI) are metropolitan areas with higher temperatures t
Can You Use An Old Car Battery To Charge It From The Solar Panel...?
...And Then Use This Energy To Power Electrical Devices At Home Like Hoover, Iron, Powerdrill, Etc.?
If Possible - Give Me Links Or Explanations On How To Do That - I Am A Girl :-)
The cheapest, easiest way to harness solar energy for the home, at least in my experience is , buy a reasonably sized solar kit. 45 watt kits can be found for $170-$200, second you can use a car battery but since you already had to replace it it likely isn't any good anymore so investing in a deep cycle batterry is a good bet, I personally wired all my exterior lights directly to the battery( a deep cycle huge RV battery) using 12 volt leds, and also have an internal inverter/powerpack from Xanrax for powering my internal lights and TV/ Satellight when the power goes out. It works great when the power goes out I'm the only house on the block with power, so I've been having power out block parties. Also all the heavy Items Panels/ battery is built on a small trailer that I load my kayaks on for camping so I always have power when i camp. It's not a good idea to have 12 volt lead acid batteries inside as when you charge them they can give off hydrogen gas, which is harmless vented outside but inside could build up to explosive levels. The best statup kit is linkedbelow, they have always been great about guickly shipping. The first is for the solar kit, the second is for the leds
Instead Of Using 10 -200Watt Solar Panels To Charge Your House Batterys Why Not Use 10 Bus Alternators?
Why Couldnt You Nock The Center Rods Out Of All 10-300Watt Alternators And Machine A Balanced Rod To Go Through All Of Them And At One End Put A Half Horse Power Motor To Spin Them, Run Your + And - To Your Converter And Into Your Battery'S And Capacitors As Usual? Couldnt You Ecentially Get To Charge Your Batterys As If You Where Charging From 10- 300Watt Solar Panels? And Who Thinks The Out Put Would Not Be More Than The Out Put Of The Half Horse Power Motor Spining Them??
The whole point of using solar panels is to charge the house batteries using the "free" power of the sun.
You could just charge up the house batteries using a regular battery charger and save a lot of problems with building the 1/2 horsepower motor and ten alternators.
Also you will lose power due to the mechanical and electrical losses in either system.
Hope this helps,
What Is The Best Form Of Energy And Why?
(Ie: Fusion, Solar, Nuclear, Etc.)
Geothermal is a contender for "best" source of energy.
It's cheap, renewable, carbon neutral, and is 100 GW of potential in the US that is not being harnessed. Some people are trying to cut funding for research, but there are world renowned professors who say it's one of the best energy sources.
Biomass is another viable contender for "best" source of energy. Biomass includes waste from agriculture, construction, forestry, domestic refuse, etc. It is derived from photosynthesis so it is solar energy. It is very inexpensive, very plentiful, renewable, carbon neutral, and when used properly it is clean burning. It is cost-competitive with coal or close to it, especially when you start regulating pollutants like mercury and CO2. Recently, some coal fired power-plants have been successfully converted to wood-chips.