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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 daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving 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 money down.
Many homeowners choose to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, for at least 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
An Electric Motor Is Designed To Turn Electrical Energy Into What Please Answer If You Know It!?!?
A. Solar Energy
B. Potential Energy
C. Static Electricity
D. Mechanical Energy
Mechanical energy in the form of rotation & torque.
Renewable Vs. Nonrenewable?
Wind - - Renewable
Hydro - - ??
Solar - - Renewable.. I Think
Nuclear - - Nonrenewable..Right?
Then I Also Have A Question On My Test Tomarrow That Asks What Energy Conversions Would Be With Pushing A Chair Across The Room. Can You Help?
When limited to the earth, wind, hydro, and solar are renewable. Energy that is ultimately derived from the sun, which includes wind, hydro, and solar, is considered to be renewable, since energy from these sources are replenished by the sun. Nuclear derives energy from nuclear materials mined from the earth, so there is a limited amount of these materials that we can mine from the earth, so the are nonrenewable.
Conversion of energy from pushing a chair across the room would include conversion of biochemical energy from food that we digested to mechanical energy through the muscles to the chair, which would receive kinetic energy to be accelerated and to attain a velocity. Then there is friction between the legs of the chair and floor which would convert the kinetic energy into heat.
How Long Would It Take For A 3-Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 7-Amp (Sla-Gel) Battery?
I Have Been Using Solar To Charge My Small Electronic Devices (Cell Phones, Mp3 Players, Ect) For A While Now, But I Recently Upgraded To A Setup With More Power. I'M Now Using A Small 12-Volt/3-Watt Solar Panel And A 12-Volt/7-Amp Sealed Lead Acid Gel (Sla) Battery. My Question, How Long Would It Take For A 3-Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 7-Amp Battery? Basically Is It Safe To Leave The Charger In The Sun During The Day; So I Can Then Charge My Small Electronics Off Of It At Night? Is There A Possibility That Several Hours Of Day-Light Could Overcharge This Type Of Battery?
A 7 amp battery is pretty big. I have a 12V 4.5 amp battery and it takes a week to charge with my 12V 0.144 amp solar panel, when placed in direct sunlight.
In the equasion A= W/V, 3 watts / 12v is 0.25 amps. Thus for 7 amps, you will need about 28 hours (7 / 0.25) of sunlight to charge the battery. That's assuming I used all the correct calculation. As long as the voltages are right there should be no problem with burnout. If you're using an inverter, that will take some energy to maintain so I'd add a couple hours just to be on the safe side.
That 28 hours is assuming you don't use the battery at all and it goes from empty to full in that time. Using it will obviously require more time, which you can calculate by checking the wattage usage of your devices. Cell phones are usually about 5 watts, mp3s, 1 to 5 for small and more for higher capacity or video models).
How Much Money Would It Cost To Put Solar Panels At My School Versus The Cost Of Wind Power At My School?
You See, I Have To Do A Report On How To Make My School More Eco-Friendly. I Decided That They Waste The Most Electricity So I Am Now Trying To Decide, Which Idea (Solar Panels Or Wind Power) Will Cost Less And Save More For My School. I Also Want To Switch The Paper Towels Into Hand Dryers To Cut Waste Of Paper. Back To The Solar Panel/Windpower. I Am Looking For A Few Things:
1) Which Will Cost Less Money?
2) Which Will Be More Effective?
3) Which Will Be More Green?
4) Is It Pratical?
5) Pros And Cons Of Each One
Anyway I Need This Info Fast! I Will Give The 10 Points To The Person Who Gives Me The Best Info And The Most Info The Fastest. Thank You!
YOu can't give a full answer ot the question without a whole lot more facts. The location of the building will tell you how effective solar panels will be. If it is in the far north, it will not be effective at all because for half the year, the sun is insufficient to power them. Wind power works only where there is consistent wind to run the turbines by turning the fans.
Solar energy has become less expensive because it is now mass produced and is built to be installed in a single facility. Most wind power is gathered in large collectives and the power is distributed through the power company. They are monstrously expensive to build because many of them are in locations that are difficult to get to like out in the ocean or on top of mountains though there are locations on flat land as well in windy areas.
You have to be where the sun shines more than not and where the wind blows more than not or you have to supplement it with purchased power.
Does Anyone Have Info About Solar Water Distillers?
Is There A Way To Purify Water Using The Sun'S Energy? An Affordable Method Everyone Could Have?
Water has the highest specific heat of any liquid below the molecular weight of 100 - it really takes a lot of energy to boil water!!! Using solar energy to boil water is certainly possible, but are you really interested in creating drinking water, or distilling water?
Someone in India needed an affordable way to make lots of drinking water inexpensively (I saw this on TV). What they came up with was a "germicidal" UV lamp and a shallow aluminum tray for the water to pass under the lamp, thereby "purifying" the water to drinking water quality by killing all the bacteria.
The germicidal lamp fits in an ordinary fluorescent fixture, and is very efficient on power. His task was to design the parts that would certify that all the bacteria was killed. The design will treat LARGE volumes of water economically; something a distiller won't do.
One more important point to consider: a true steam distillation process is intended to remove the minerals from the water as well as everything else. You need to think this through very carefully and research what happens when people drink (only) distilled water.
Because of difference between salinity in people's body and the distilled water, the distilled water will strip the electrolytes (minerals) from your body. This is not a good thing! If you distill the water, you'll have to add some minerals back before it would be drinking water quality.
This is why the bottled water at the store offers both drinking water (water with small amounts of minerals) and steam distilled water (for your steam iron, where you don't want any minerals)
One other person in Yahoo! Answers wanted to purify water using UV LED technology - UV LEDs operate at even lower power that UV germicidal bulbs, and could be driven by solar cell/battery combinations. UV LEDs are just now becoming available, and will soon be affordable.
This is assuming that the water you have is drinkable but just needs to be affordably cleaned of bacteria.
Water that is brackish or saline would need to be steam distilled, but that is expensive due to the energy required. There are other water treatments available (osmosis, filtering, dissolved mineral removal such as iron, hard water treatment, etc), but these cost money.