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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher 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 way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Solar Electricity Panels Do They Work?
I Already Have Solar/Gas Water Heating, But Was Wondering If Getting Solar Panels For Electricity Installed Was A Good Idea.
Why of course. Just buying them is the big buzz.
Companies are doing thousands if not millions of dollars a month only by selling Solar Panel.
I did a little search and I found that it costs 7000$ to install solar panels for an average roof.
If you're a hardcore green, then Bon Appétit, I'm not preventing you to buy it. All I'm just saying is that it'll take months if not years to get that money back.
It is good for electricity, and I saw it worked on a company building called Better Place, so save the world!
What Do I Need For Off Grid Solar Energy System?
I Know You Need The Panel,Power Inverter A Deep Cycle 12 Volt Rechargeable Battery What Else Would I Need?
This probably isn't the venue to ask.
You'll need solar panels,
A large battery or set of batteries,
And an inverter to create AC.
"a deep cycle 12 volt rechargeable battery" won't be enough.
A 100 amp hour battery can store 1.2 KwH.
A house can easily use far more than that.
Our grid connected system generated about 27 Kwh a day for the past week.
That's more than we used, but we'll catch up this week because it's going to be 100 degrees and we'll have the AC on.
But you have to plan for winter when you can have several days with little or no sun and not a lot of sun even when it is shining.
So there are several things to consider:
- Where you are
- How many days you're likely to go with little or no sun in the winter
- How many days are you willing to do without electricity
- Whether you're going to get a supplemental gas or diesel generator
- How much electricity you're likely to use when everything is running
- How well you can mount solar panels, facing south, with no obstructions
My guess would be that if you're asking here, you probably need to pay someone to design the system for you.
How Long Until Solar Power (Solar Panels) Becomes Cheap?
Between 5 and 15 years.
Current thin film technology, which is the current hope for inexpensive solar panels, are just starting to get commericalized. At the solar conferences that I've been to in the last few months, I saw no vendors actually selling thin film technology, but I saw at least two companies selling fabrication lines for them.
The presentations that I saw predict a 5 to 7 year horizen for thin film to become cost competitive with some of the more common energy production equipment. Assuming that these presentations are a bit overly optimistic, I'd suspect it might be a bit longer (but still within the forseeable future.)
Do a google on "thin film solar cost competitive" and see what comes up.
Would Solar Panels In Space Obtain More Solar Energy?
I Figured Since Theres No Ozone It'D Be Easier To Collect More. Idk How Wed Get It To Where We Need It Though
Yes, they would.
In space, solar panels can be aligned to receive a consist ant amount of direct sunlight. On Earth, the amount of direct sunlight the solar panel receives is depends on the time of year. The Earth's tilt on its axis is responsible for this. When the tilt is away, winter happens and the direct sunlight is less. When the tilt is toward, summer happens and the direct sunlight is more. Everything in between is spring and fall.
The next thing that can effect solar panels obviously, are clouds. They do make the amount of solar energy harder to obtain during the day but there are solar panels(more expensive) that can trap a higher percent of sunlight when it is cloudy.
The best parts of the earth to get the most out of solar panels are the deserts. There is only one place better than that on Earth which is anywhere the ozone layer has been depleted. Because then all of the radiation that is in space is being received on earth. Making the solar panels very efficient.
How Are Solar Panels Practical?
Okay So Im Lookin 4 An Article Which Explains How Practical, Wokable, Feasible Solar Panels Are. Only Positive Points Please :) Give Me The Link. Plz Help!!!!
Solar panels collect solar radiation from the sun and actively convert that energy to electricity. Solar panels are comprised of several individual solar cells. These solar cells function similarly to large semiconductors and utilize a large-area p-n junction diode. When the solar cells are exposed to sunlight, the p-n junction diodes convert the energy from sunlight into usable electrical energy. The energy generated from photons striking the surface of the solar panel allows electrons to be knocked out of their orbits and released, and electric fields in the solar cells pull these free electrons in a directional current, from which metal contacts in the solar cell can generate electricity. The more solar cells in a solar panel and the higher the quality of the solar cells, the more total electrical output the solar panel can produce. The conversion of sunlight to usable electrical energy has been dubbed the Photovoltaic Effect.
The photovoltaic effect arises from the properties of the p-n junction diode, as such there are no moving parts in a solar panel.
Solar Insolation and Solar Panel Efficiency
Solar Insolation is a measure of how much solar radiation a given solar panel or surface recieves. The greater the insolation, the more solar energy can be converted to electricity by the solar panel. Click to learn more about solar insolation.
Other factors that affect the output of solar panels are weather conditions, shade caused by obstructions to direct sunlight, and the angle and position at which the solar panel is installed. Solar panels function the best when placed in direct sunlight, away from obstructions that might cast shade, and in areas with high regional solar insolation ratings.
Solar panel efficiency can be optimized by using dynamic mounts that follow the position of the sun in the sky and rotate the solar panel to get the maximum amount of direct exposure during the day as possible. For more information on solar panel efficiency through the use of mounts, see our section on solar panel mounts and accessories.