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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 house owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying 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 convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater 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 become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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 property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider 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 companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, 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
Where Does Solar Energy Come From?
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Generating electricity with the power of the sun’s rays (“solar power”, “photovoltaic power”, or “PV” for short) is possible due to the photovoltaic effect. “Photo” comes from the Greek for “light”; “voltaic” refers to the production of electricity and is a variant of Italian physicist Alessandro Volta’s name.
To illustrate how PV works, let’s follow the flow of energy through a small grid-tied residential system:
The first step in the process occurs when rays of light from the sun strike the cells within PV modules (modules are commonly called “panels”). As the light energy hits the photovoltaic cells, electrons are excited and begin to flow. Multiple cells are connected in one module, and several modules are connected together to form an array, all harnessing and summing the flow of this electric power.
The current produced in the PV modules is Direct Current (DC). However, most of the lights, appliances, and other electrical equipment in our homes operate on Alternating Current (AC). Next in the chain of energy flow is a device called an inverter, which gathers the DC produced by the array and converts it to AC which can be used in the home. The inverter regulates the AC power it outputs, so it can be safely used by even sensitive electronic devices such as televisions, computers, and audio equipment.
The AC output of the inverter is connected to the home’s main service panel, where it intermingles with the AC power supplied by the local electric utility. Net Metering refers to the physical (and financial) ability of a home’s electric meter to “run in both directions”. We are accustomed to power only flowing from the utility to the loads in our house. However, with the house now acting like a mini utility producing its own electricity, there will likely be times when electricity actually flows out of the house and to the utility.
Where To Face Solar Panels?
What Direction Should Solar Panels Face To Get The Best Exposure Of The Sun.
On a sunny day about noon, hold up a stick move it until there is no shadow...that is the perfect direction to point the panel...but yes...south is the simple answer
Where Are These Solar Panels Located?
Tons Of Giant Mirrors That Reflect The Suns Light Into A Tower In The Middle Which Heats Up The Water And Turns It Into Steam To Create Power. Where Is This Located
The Number one largest Solar Power Plants in the world is located in Olmedilla Photovoltaic (PV) Park, Spain."The entire plant was completed in 15 months at a cost of about $530 million at current exchange rates." That number being in US dollars.
Three of the top five worlds largest Solar Power Plants, are in Spain.
The United States has several plants being planned, one in New Mexico, (Rancho Cielo Solar Farm) and one in the California Valley (Topaz Solar Farm)
The Worlds largest( in construction) is to be in the Mojave Desert near Blythe is set to be in production(making electricity) sometime 2013 (this year). However, this Solar model will use the Parabolic Trough System, in which the panels will focus sunlight on tubes full of water, until it reaches boiling point. At that point, it will be sent to a boiler, which sends the steam through a turbine to produce electricity.
Where Are Solar Panels Used?
Where In The World Are Solar Panels Used. If It Is Used Widespread Across A Continent Just Say Which Continent, Other Than That, Just Name The Country. So Where Are Solar Panels Used Often?
Many countries use solar energy.
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I have friends in Northern Michigan who use solar panels and 1 wind generator for all their energy.
They have been doing it for almost 20 years.
Solar Panel For Your Home?
So How Does A Solar Panel Work? Where Does The Energy Get Stored In? How Much Does One Cost For A Small 2 Family Home? How Much Money Would We Save On Electricity?
In the short, a solar panel is composed of many solar cells...all tied together and in some sort of a frame for mounting. When energy from the sun hits it, it creates a reaction which can feed electricity through leads to a converter system which takes the Direct Current power and converts it into Alternating Current. If you rewire your house for DC products I suppoes you wo'nt need the converter. but most of these systems are retro-fits.
Batteries provide back up source to the system when the sun goes down.
So solar is converted to electricity through the panel, which goes to your solar system which both provides power to the house and to recharge batteries. The batteries take over when the sun is down.
So you will need to know how much battery capacity you need by calculating the Amp hour rating of your applicances that you normally use at night like Microwave, TV, radio, refrigerator, etc. For some depending on the appliance....water heater (if electric) or stove)
then you need to figure out how many panels you need to provide your normal daily energy use, figure out how many batteries you need, set up a distribution system that gives you what you need where you want it and wa la.
Once done, you will be off the grid and paying nothing from the electrical utility. Some places due to deregulations allow you to sell excess power to local utilities too, but those systems need to meet tight standards.