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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. 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 informed about solar, need for homes 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 attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs 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. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend 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 great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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
Oil Heat Vs Gas Heat For The Home?
I Currently Have Oil But I'Ve Been Thinking About Switching To Gas. In A Perfect World We'D All Have Solar Panels And Wind Turbines. Gas Has To Be Cheaper And There Would Be No Waiting For The Oil Delivery. What Are The Pros And Cons Of Gas Heat? Would I Need A Whole New System Or Would They Convert The Furnace I Already Have? Thanks In Advance.
Natural gas is almost always cheaper and it is also possible to choose a gas furnace that is far more efficient than your existing oil-fire system. A good example of a highly efficient system is a condensing gas furnace (available as a boiler or as a forced-air unit). These systems use a sealed combustion system, meaning that they get combustion air directly from outside the home and have no portion of the system open to the indoor air. These systems greatly reduce the possibility of potentially deadly carbon monoxide contamination of the living space. They are available in efficiency ratings of 94%. By comparison, you oil-fired system is probably in the low 80% or even lower efficiency range.
Below is a link to an article about putting in a condensing gas furnace.
Avoid using a retrofit kit that turns an oil furnace into a natural gas burner. These systems are typically very inefficient. Any savings in initial installation will be quickly lost in much higher energy bills. Also, some gas utilities and some local building codes have forbidden these retrofit kits.
Whatever you do, get the new furnace sized for your home. Many heating contractors want to sell the biggest system they can, but an oversized unit runs very inefficiently and will waste a lot of energy, not to mention wasting money on the initial installation.
Are There Any Patents On Solar Thermal Energy?
I Know Solar Thermal Energy Is Efficient But I Still Need To Know More Can Anyone Please Help Me Out With A Few Questions?
What Patents Are Put On Solar Thermal Energy?
With One Or Two Bars In The Solar Energy Screen How Much Space Do You Think It May Heat Up And How Fast?
Nuclear Vs. Coal Fired Power Plant?
What Are The Advantages/Disadvantages Of A Town Being Powered By Either? I Have To Write A Composition On The Topic.
Nuclear is much cleaner and issues with supplies, wastes, proliferation or meltdowns can be addressed with thorium-based breeder reactors or molten salt designs. Heat produced from nuclear plants or other sources like wind, solar, coal, etc.. are also an issue with global warming. Japan's recent nuclear problems were largely due to poor site location...had the reactor sites been built another 30-40 feet higher, it would not have been a problem. More people die per year from coal-related health issues than all the nuclear plant issues ever have.
Mini-nuke reactors are being developed which are safer, cost less, can be buried in the ground and generate power for decades at or below coal-fired costs. One small reactor the size of a garden shed or garage can provide power for 20-25,000 homes.
Clean coal or carbon sequestration methods to produce biofuels could improve coal-fired issues.
Both have issues with generating heat which contributes to global warming.
Thorium and molten salt designs...
Using algae to sequester CO2 and convert into biofuels...
Warming issues related to heat produced from coal plants, nuclear or wind farms...the average automobile also produces 2/3 's of it's energy into heat loss in the cooling system or out the tailpipe.
" Although nuclear power does not produce carbon dioxide emissions in the same way as burning fossil fuels it does produce heat emissions equivalent to three times the energy of the electricity it generates and so contributes to global warming significantly, Nordell adds."
In Animals, A Portion Of Kinetic Energy Is Usually Transformed Into:?
A. Chemical Energy
B. Potential Energy
C. Solar Energy
D. Thermal Energy
E. More Kinetic Energy
Because the temperature of the body increases gradually after running a considerable length of distance.
School Project - Solar Heating Container?
My Son Has To Make A Solar Heating Container To Boil Water For A 5Th Grade Class Project. We Were Thinking Of Using A Metal Tin And Painting It With A Matte Black Paint. Should We Also Line The Inside Of A Shoebox With Aluminum Foil And Then Put The Black Tin Inside The Box Sort Of Like A Solar Oven? Let Me Know Any Suggestions You Might Have Without &Quot;Overdoing&Quot; It Since It Is A Small Class Project. Thanks!!
I would think that boiling water would be a physical impossibility because of the heat required to boil water. Lets think through this: It takes several minutes of high heat to boil water on a stove, much less with solar energy.
I know that camping stores sell a portable water heater for hikers. If it were me, I would buy one of these, and look to see how they made it. Then, using items that would be reasonably used in a science project, make your water heater.
Your best shot for success: When I was in High School, a teacher took out a parabolic mirror and held a 2x4 at the focus point. After about a minute, the wood caught on fire. It was the coolest thing I ever saw and was what threw me into engineering.
If you could make a highly polished mirror out of a satellite dish, you may have a way to make your heater. I think it would be the only way to focus the energy that you need to get it to work (kind of like a huge magnifying glass only 100 x stronger)