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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 a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly 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 homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way 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 common residential solar panel system will remove three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
Why Did President Bush, Jr. Take Jimmy Carter'S Solar Panels Off The Top Of The White House?
Every President That Has Ever Been In Office Has Left Something In The White House For Future Presidents To Use Or Keep In The White House. Why Did Bush Jr. Take The Solar Panels That Ecologically-Green Jimmy Carter Left On The White House? I Think This Shows Just How Stubbornly Convservative And Close-Minded Bush Is.
Solar White House
In 1977, Jimmy Carter had solar panel installed on the roof of the West Wing, on top of the Cabinet Room. These were removed in the Reagan era because of leakage problems, but around 2002 were reinstalled by the second Bush administration, along with new solar collector systems on the Swimming Pool cabana and groundskeeping building.
How Many Solar Panels?
The House I Am Designing For A School Project Uses 25Kw A Day, And There Are About 8 Hours Of Sunlight Available Every Day. To Have The House Rely Completely On Solar Power How Many Panels Would I Need To Get, And How Much Would Each Panel Cost?
Traditionally the guidelines have been $10 a watt installed but prices are lower now. The Chinese have brought the costs down to $1.20 a watt to manufacture the panels while Californian manufacturers are at $2 a watt so you can probably expect $5 a watt installed. A 100 watt panel would be about 2 foot by 4 foot in size and output about 17 V which would likely get regulated to 12-14 V. You may not want to count on more than 70 W from the panels unless you have really good DC to DC voltage regulators. Lead Acid batteries cost a fair bit and are only 50% efficient at charging, the modern approach is net metering effectively using the utilities as a 100% efficient battery. The problem with net metering aside from whether or not the utilities will let you do it is the efficiency of the inverters which can range from 50% to 90% efficient with the larger ones being less efficient, indeed at some point a mechanical motor generator set with a DC motor driving an AC alternator is preferable. A typical efficiency for an inverter would be 60%. It's also customary to run electrical equipment at 80% of rated capacity. Taking this into consideration we get:
25,000 w * 24 hours / ( 0.80 * 0.6 * 70 w * 8 hours) = 2,233 panels
Not including the inverter or more likely the motor generator set, it should cost you about $1,116,500 for the solar panels and it will cover about 44,660 square feet of roof space, about 1.03 acres of roof space.
If you meant to say that your house used 25 kwh per day then it would be:
25,000 / ( 0.80* 0.6 * 70 * 8 ) = 93.0 panels
Which would cost you about $46,500 and cover 744 square feet
Either way, I would suggest that you take efforts to reduce your home's power requirements and perhaps use passive solar and solar thermal to meet heating, cooling and hot water requirements leaving only lighting and refrigeration on the photo-voltaics. You may also want to consider using an absorption cycle refrigerator to run the refrigerator off natural gas or propane as a constant power supply is more critical for refrigeration.
Do The Solar Panels With Micro Inverters Eliminate The Need For A Gridtie Inverter?
In Other Words; Is It Possible To Setup An Array Of Solar Panels On Your Roof (All With The Microinverters) And Wire Them Directly To Your Breaker Box (By A Licensed Qualified Electrician Of Course)? If This Is Not Possible What Other Equiptment Is Needed If All Panels Have A Microinverter To Make A Functional Gridtie System.
Yes, theoretically it is supposed to work that way, eliminate the need of another inverter.
You can check that out yourself...
How Do I Store Energy From A Solar Panel In A Battery?
I Am Making A Solar Powered Car For My Science Project. I Was Wondering How I Could Use A Solar Panel To Store Energy In A Battery So The Car Could Work In The Classroom Away From The Window.
You need to do a series of connection so the solar panel adds up to 13.2 to 13.5 VDC. Get your correct connections to the battery with a proper fuse too.
Solar Panel With Junction Box ,Inverter & Battery?
I Am Trying To Connect The Junction Box To Inverter. Also The Inverter Only Has Terminal Rings And Clips. There Is Nothing For The Inverter To Charge Up With Battery & Panel.
The inverter is only used for converting the DC current of the battery to AC for use in appliances up to the rating of the inverter.
Depending on the size of the panel you have, you may or may not need voltage regulation. If you want to see a basic diagram of installing panels, regulators/controllers (as well as how to construct the regulators) to the batteries, do a simple web search for "2N3055" and you should find a blog there that will illustrate this. Connecting the inverter to the batteries is simply the black wire to the negative terminal of a12 volt buss for a 12 volt input inverter, and the red lead to the positive buss of the batteries.
They use the wire loops because many people simply use deep cycle batteries. You use the inverter later to run something like a small appliance.