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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#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 equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing money circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Multiple research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, 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
Generator For Solar Panels....?
Why Should I Have A Generator If I Have Solar Panels.....?
Usually, a generator is more cost effective than a battery backup system for your solar panels. Most grid-tied solar arrays are connected to the grid without batteries. My company has installed well over 100 solar arrays for residential and commercial clients and almost none of them had battery systems with them. Many clients asked to see the costs and after that, they agreed that a generator seems better, especially if there is access to fuel readily available.
Also, unless there is a battery system, the solar inverters will not operate when the electricity goes out. This is a safety feature, but it keeps you from using any power at all from the panels when the grid goes down. This explains the "utility interactive" solar inverters compared to the "stand alone" generators.
How Do Solar Panels Work ?
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Solar cells use light (photons) to generate power (voltage). It naturally follows that this process be called the photovoltaic effect.
When solar radiation is absorbed by solar cells, photons from the sunlight enter the cell and bump into electrons and displace them. At this point, special electrical semi-conductors within the solar cell capture these electrons and complete a circuit between the top (negative charge) and bottom (positive charge) of the solar cell.
The process may vary slightly depending on the various types of solar cell, but the basics remain the same as shown in the diagram in the link
How Do Solar Panels Help To Prevent Global Warming?
I Literally Need A Really Fast Answer Because I Was Meant To Do This For Yesterday But I Didn'T So It'S Already Late So Can Someone Please Help???
They don't currently, and likely never will. According to scientists, you need to cut 80% of CO2 emissions to stop global warming. Getting electricity from solar power instead of coal reduces CO2 emissions, however the effect is small because there are so few solar panels. To effectively prevent global warming, you have to convince China, India, and the rest of the developing world to use them. there they represent less than 1% of electricity, and the carbon emissions are growing rapidly. Already developing countries account for over 2/3 of emissions. IF these countries adopted solar power or other renewable energy in a broad way, then they would hep to prevent the portion of global warming caused by CO2. Note that the planet has been warming naturally for centuries, so it is still possible that the effect would be small.
How Much Is The Benefit Of Solar Panels?
What Are The Pros And Cons? Do You Still Benefit On Cloudy Days?
Solar power panels use sunlight to generate electricity.
Solar power cells can also refer to cells that heat up water or another fluid and use the heat from that.
- They do not generate as much power on cloudy or very much at all on rainy days.
- They do not generate power at night when it is most needed.
- They have to be kept clean to work right (this kills many Mars probes).
- They are expensive and at best 28% efficient, but solar cells with 40% efficiency are under development.
- Fields of them would be an eye sore.
- They can be fragile, but technology under development can fix that.
- Although the technology is old it still needs a lot of work.
- They have no moving parts.
- They require little man power to maintain or supervision
- They can be created fairly economically and with new technology (still being worked on) they can be printed out like circuit boards.
- They are made of boron and silicon, which is dirt (sand) cheap.
- Sunlight is free, renable and requires no fossile fuels or persiable or products in limited supplies.
- They can be integrated into existing roofing structure and so not be an eye sore.
Why Do Solar Panels Cost So Much When They'Re So Good For The Environment?
I Wish That They Were Less Expensive, But They Are. Why?
Because they're expensive to make! Costs are falling - silicon panels cost about $7.50/Watt-peak in 2007/08. First Solar's new thin film Cadmium-Telluride cells are being installed at about $3-3.50/Watt-peak and they cost under 90cents/Wp at the factory.
As production increases we'll get economies of scale and costs should continue to fall. Give it a few more years - by the end of the 2010s they should be cost effective in most sunny countries :)
Nate: we might one day get 50%, we already have ~42% in labs. But I don't think they'll be in the first wave of mass market panels. The highest efficiency you can get from a single junction solar cell is 31% or so - this is a fundamental, physical limit (explanation on request). To get higher efficiency you need more layers (ie junctions), which is more expensive. It looks like thin film solar cells will be cheaper for quite some time - dye sensitized ones should be too, and maybe organics if we get a few more breakthroughs.
Even at 10% efficiency, provided your cost is low enough, solar power is good enough to go commercial. Look up the company 'FirstSolar'!