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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, watching TELEVISION, 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 considerable, many residents find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity prices have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that select to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
How Come They Do Not Put Solar Panels On Windmills To Generate Even More Power?
My husband works on the commercial wind turbines.
First, wind turbines are where wind it. That does not mean they are always where there is enough sun to be worth adding solar (solar power cost about 7 times what wind power does).
Perhaps the most important factor however is heat. Ever notice all the wind turbines are bright white? They are that color for a reason. To reflect as much of the solar raditaion AWAY from the turbines as possible.
Turbines are filled with electrical equipment, including computers. Computers simply do not function well in heat. The wind turbines currently can get up to 110 degreees Farenhite inside them at times in the summer.
They start having trouble then, as equipment begins to malfunction. Now imagine you are the man that has to go work on the wind turbine and get it working again. You have to climb up a 300 foot strait up (no elivator) to fix it....and it's 110 degrees inside.
Putting solar panels on the wind turbines would simply make it too hot inside them for either the electronics to function, and it would mean heat stroke for a human. Humans would simply not be able to go inside the turbines.
There are other problems as well. That would add even more weight to the wind turbines, as well as adding another place the wind could "catch" on the turbines, and rip things off, or damage them in some way.
With each blade of the turbine costing 300K, you simply do not want something ripping off the turbine, smashing into them and damaging them. The cost of renting a crane to come out and put a new blade on the wind turbine is staggering.
Yet another factor is wind turbines are often in areas that have snow, and hail. Both of which can be quiet damaging to solar panels.
Long and short of it is, it's simply not cost effective.
Homesteading/Farming over 20 years
What Is This Article Saying About Solar Panels And Water? 10 Points, Hard To Understand?
What they show in the picture is actually 2 applications of 2 different technologies. the second one is using nanotubes to increase the surface area for a reaction to occur in a methane generating facility.
The other is using the Optofluidics as lenses to collect light. In their example they show two- one is the fluidic bubble with a fresnel cut lens to focus the light coming out of the bubble.to concentrate it on the element to be heated.
If you ever used a magnifying lens to start a sometning on fire, you know you had to keep it at a certain angle to focus the suns light where you wanted the item to start burning. What the Optofluidics do is essentially not caring where the sun is in the sky, and and focusing that solar energy in a uniform linear direction out of the bottom of the bubble no matter where the sun is. That fresnel lens is just a bunch of prisms cut in a circulat manner, or oval, or similar to focus that extra light collected by the Optofluidics and redirect it onto a solar panel, onto a flash tube boiler, onto a reaction chamber, onto a thermal collector. You could also just use that bubble to focus light onto the solar panel and eliminate any need to have mechanisms to follow the sun for maximum energy production.
Think more in terms of a funnel, as this is what is similar, only for light.
Solar Farm Tank/Trough De-Icer?
I'M Looking For A Solar Farm Tank/Trough De-Icer System Or Something That Will Work With A Small 5 Watt Solar Panel To Keep A Small 25 Gallon Or So Trough From Icing Over. Will Be Hooked Up To A Small 12V Battery So The Solar Panel Can Keep The Battery From Losing All Charge...
Nice idea, but I don't think you would be able to keep such a large area frost free - there is too much surface area.
You could keep a small drinking area frost free if it was well insulated, and have a larger tank underground or very well insulated, and just feed the small bowl when needed.
Instead of direct heating - look at small 12v refrigeration systems, and even try for a mini-ground source heat pump. Then you just have to move the heat around - and use any losses (heat) to your advantage.
Insulate everything really well - maybe with polyurethane foam as it's waterproof.
The alternative is a really small gas device - like heated hair curlers that use propane in a catylitic reaction. Just hook it up to a huge cylinder - and should provide heat for months on one tank in a remote location. Using just a tiny heater like this in an insulated container should work very well.
I've used candles in the past or outdoor feeders - and a small heat source is ideal.
How Much Power Do I Need From My Solar Panels?
I Want To Go Off Grid With Solar Panels But I Need To Know How Many Vots And Watts I Need To Power My House
Very simple. Look at your bills from the past year and calculate how much power you used and see what you need to cover that usage. How are we supposed to know how much power you use? Maybe you live in a 1bdrm trailer or a 6000 sg ft house with 20 kids. Oh and remember a few things. There is more to ' going off the grid ' than just solar panels. When the panels work depends a lot on your climate. They kind of suck on cloudy days or if you live in the artic with 6 months of darkness.Also , you need an area for the (not so cheap) storage batteries. Learn to live by cooking with gas or wood as hydro is limited , so is heat. How do you plan on heating your home /water/ refrigerators and freezers? Off the grid means a lot of compromise. Even the amount of time you can spend on the computer asking these questions. You may be limited to no more than 1 hr per day. Off the grid also includes removing any electronic influence. No cell phones , tv (cable/sat) internet. Grow your own food and live off the land. The amount of solar panels you would need to maintain even a current lifestyle as most of us know it would probably require at least 1/2 acre and the cost would take at least 15-25 yrs to recover. You really need to spend more time into looking at what the cost versus return is. Like I said before. Look at what you use and see what it takes to get that from your panels. You will be shocked. Currently the panels are very good. But they cannot produce what the average home needs per day every day, they are support systems. Much like a fire place. Now they are nice to have and are very efficient. 50 yrs ago you used to toss in 2-3' logs about 6" around into the only heat source in your home. A fireplace. And it sucked more cold air into the house than the heat it produced. History has a way of repeating itself. This stuff was out almost a decade ago, they just didn`t have batteries then
Charging A Battery With A Solar Panel?
I Have A Boat With An Automatic Bilge Pump, And I Want To Hook Up My Battery ( 12 Volt Deep Cycle Marine) To A Solar Panel So That It Maintains Its Charge When The Bilge Pump Kicks On, The Bilge Pump Will Only Kick On When It Rains. I Want To Know What Minimum Specs The Solar Panel Should Have To Maintain My Batteries Charge. The Bilge Pump Will Likely Only Run For An Hour Or Two A Week At Most. Thanks In Advance For The Help.
Assuming your bilge pump draws about 2.6 amps, I'd suggest using a solar panel with an output of 5 to 5.5 watts. (They're on sale here in Canada a few times a year for about $50)
These provide 0.3 amps/hour which will easily maintain your battery charge and will not require a charger limiter.
Hope this helps.