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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 air conditioning unit, washing 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 substantial, lots of homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally 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 minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually increased by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped 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 element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- 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 energy business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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 Electricity Can Be Produced By Using 1) Hydro-Electric Power 2) Nuclear Energy 3) Solar Energy?
4) Geothermal Energy 5) Tidal And Wind Energy 6) Biomass Fuel
Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Thermal Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wind, and Biomass all have a final electrical output that stems from the conversion of rotational work to electrical energy, i.e. a generator utilizing moving a conductor perpendicular to a magnetic field. The matter is how this comes about
Hydroelectric - Head pressure from the water behind a dam directed into a water turbine to turn the generator
Nuclear - Fission heats the water in a reactor coolant loop, which in turn heats the water in a steam loop via a Steam Generator (big heat exchanger), and the steam is directed into a steam turbine to turn a generator
Thermal Solar - The heat from the sun is directed by mirrors to heat a thermal oil, or a volitile hydrocarbon, in a closed loop thermal storage system. This heat is transferred to a water loop where steam is produced and directed to turn a steam turbine. There are also hydrogen engines but I've never worked with that technology yet
Geothermal - uses the heat from within the earth in wells of hot water to heat a water loop, or isopentane loop, and the vapors from one of those loops is directed to a turbine to turn a generator
Wind - wind blows, turns the turbine, turns the generator
Tidal - Both the inward and outward tide are harnesses to utilize the moving water to turn a turbine and, thus, the generator
Biomass - The burning of waste wood and organic matter to produce heat which heats water to produce steam which is directed to a steam turbine to turn a generator
Photovoltaic Solar - Utilized specialized material, much like semi-conductors, to convert light to electricity.
6 means to produce a voltage:
magnetic - generators, both AC and DC
chemical - batteries
pressure (change in pressure) - piezoelectric crystals
temperature - thermocouples
friction - static electricity, lightning rods
light - photovoltaic cells
Would A Hydrogen Power Plant Be Eco-Friendly In Rainy Climates?
Or Even Areas That Flood Often, Since They Could Pump The Flood Waters Up Instead Of For Instance Taking It From The Ocean, A Lake Or Pond Or Something. As Well As Rainy Climates Since Obviously Hydrogen Plants Could Collect From Rain Water.
96% of industrial hydrogen is made from fossil fuels.1 You can imaging that companies selling fossil fuels would like to see the adoption of hydrogen. They might even put out stories about how hydrogen "could" be made from water, but when it comes down to actually making hydrogen we will pursue the cheapest way possible.
As the electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen usually requires that salt be added to make water more conductive and 3/4 of the world is covered with salt water supplying water to such a plant is probably not an issue.
A plant would not be eco-friendly because of the water supply but because of the way energy is supplied to break apart water. If solar energy is the proposed source then a rainy climate is probably not beneficial. If a coal boiler is proposed then the rainy environment is moot.
How Is Energy Store In Coal?
Coal is the solid end-product of millions of years of decomposition of organic materials. In truth, coal is stored solar energy. Plants capture the energy from sunlight through photosynthesis, which directly converts solar energy to plant matter. Animals that then eat the plants to convert that energy again, storing it in their own bodies
Ways To Keep A Home Heated Without Wasting As Much Energy?
We Live In A Rented Apartment, So We Can'T Make Any Changes Like Double Pane Windows Or Thicker Insulation. And We Have To Keep It At Least 75 Degrees At All Times For Our Parrot, Who Could Catch A Cold If It Gets Any Cooler. We Also Can'T Burn Anything Inside, Like Have A Woodstove, Because Of Our Parrot'S Sensitive Lungs. Besides A Draft Stopper Under The Door And Along The Window Panes, What Else Can We Do That'S Inexpensive To Keep The Heat In In The Cooler Months?
Air sealing and draft hunting is the least invasive and least expensive way to save home heat and it nets you the biggest bang for your DIY buck.
Start with getting a smoke pencil so you can hunt the air leaks. On a cold day turn off the furnace for a short time and turn on your bathroom vent fan and kitchen vent fan to get some negative pressure going in your apartment. then take the smoke pencil and check all of your doors, windows, outlets, and any spot that might be letting in air.
*Note* Dont use an incense stick to do this smoke test. It is really easy to drop ashes or embers from an incense stick that will burn your carpet/furniture. You burn one thing and the repair cost or deposit loss will look cheap compared to a $20 smoke pencil.
Once you have identified your trouble spots in the apartment with the smoke you can start the DIY repairs. Here are a few ideas.
1) Get gasket seals for your outlet covers
2) Remove the trim from the doors and windows and fill air gaps between the window frame and 2x4 framing with low expansion foam. then put the trim back on.
3) If you have a fireplace, then plug the flue with a chimney balloon.
4) If the window glass seems loose or the caulk holding it in is crumbling or bad then remove the old caulk and recaulk the window glass.
5) Cut back the amount you use the bathroom and kitchen vent fan (they suck out heat as well as steam and air).
6) If you are OK to paint the apartment you can add insulation additive to paint that is helpful to bump the R value of your exterior walls a small notch. Only do this one if you plan on painting anyway.
7) Make sure to take advantage of passive solar heat and keep the shades open when you have direct sun coming in them. Then close the shades when the sunlight has passed to help the windows keep the heat in. Heavy drapes help considerably to insulate single pane windows.
How Will Building A House Effect The Environment?
Like What What Type Of Tools Will Effect The Environment
Houses require large quantities of natural resources. Obtaining those resources does affect the environment.
1. Wood is normally obtained by cutting trees in forests. These will grow back, but overharvesting of forest resources can cause a myriad of environmental issues, such as habitat destruction, soil damage, changes in local climate due to changed albedo, and reduced potential to absorb carbon dioxide.
2. Gravel and sand are quarried or dredged from rivers in order to make driveways and concrete. Even roofing material often uses fine grained rock to stabilize it. Sand is quarried to make glass and even solar panels.
3. Metals such as copper for wiring, steel for various functions, zinc for corrosion proofing and solder and in plumbing fixtures, even rare earth metal uses in magnets in electric motors, all have to be mined. Lead is used as an alloy in many plumbing fixtures. Tin is used in plumbing fixtures and solder. Chromium is used to plate many metals in plumbing and other fixtures. Rare earth metals are used in some solar panels. Often these resources are obtained in open pit mining operations with significant environmental impacts.
4. Oil is used to make asphalt, used in driveways and on roof shingles. Natural gas is used to make plastics to insulate wiring and many other products. Oil and natural gas are used to make sewer pipes, water pipes, and other plumbing components. Natural gas is used to make some types of insulation such as styrofoam. Oil is often used to treat certain wood products to prevent it from rotting.
5. Clay is quarried to make porcelain sinks, bathtubs, and toilet fixtures. Clay is used in manufacturing brick.
6. Limestone and shale are quarried to use to manufacture cement, which is then used to make concrete, and may be combined with gypsum to make plaster.
7. Gypsum is mined to make wallboard. The average house uses several tons of gypsum.
All of those resources are required, along with many more, to build an average house today.
Albedo and global warming:
The house itself will have an impact on global climate. It may be small, but when you add up the effect of the millions and millions of homes it becomes significant. Most urban and suburban areas have what is known as the urban heat effect. By changing the way sunlight is absorbed by the earth, and emitting large amounts of heat from heating, air conditioners, internal combustion engines, and countless other energy consuming devices, they can increase the local temperature by as much as 10 degrees. This heat dissipates into the environment and on a global scale can have an effect. Twenty-one percent of the energy used in the United States is used in residential dwellings. Compare that to 33% used for industry, and you see how building a house can increase overall energy usage, especially if the dwelling is larger and uses more energy than any that it replaces.
Building a house in an area that was once undeveloped has an impact on the wildlife and ecosystems of the surrounding undeveloped areas. It removes area from that habitat, destroys food and nesting resources, and forces wildlife populations to shrink due to decreased habitat. It may even introduce invasive species that compete with the previously established species in that ecosystem.