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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 everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating money flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing 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 money down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next Twenty 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
Hey So Im Using My Garage As A Dance Room For My Party? Buuuut One Thing? Help?
The Problem Iss... I Live In Houston And The Summer Time.. Woahh Daddy, It'S Damn Hot So I Was Wondering How To Cool The Garage Off By 8 O'Clock.. I Have Two Fans In There Now But I Don'T Think That Will Work.. Any Ideas? (:
If there is absolutely no wind and it is very humid outside, then you're in for a tough job. However, there are a few things you could do to help.
If most of the heat is coming from an uninsulated roof (if the garage is directly under its own roof and there is no insulation installed as far as you know), then you need to somehow sunshade your garage roof. If you can create a pocket of air between the roof and the first surface the sun hits, it would help matters a little (maybe you have tent poles and large ground sheets). I don't imagine you have foil sheets or solar panels lying around large enough for this, so really... don't worry about it and just focus on cooling the place down for evening.
The most direct way to help is to sit the ice you no doubt bought for the party in front of the fans in the garage. This may mean you will need more ice for the party. By blowing actually cold air around the garage (don't leave the doors open), there's a chance the fans will be able to do a better job. You have to elevate the ice so that the air from the fan blows across/around the ice pile (so make sure the ice is pushed into a snow cone in the ice box so the air can hit it). This is similar to the way the glacial mountains cool our Earth... but anyway.
If your garage is in a garden and the water will not be wasted (it flows into the lawn instead of the drain), hosing down your garage roof/walls would also be fairly effective. If it does waste water, don't do it, or set up wet sheets to channel/collect the water so it goes to the lawn or plants instead. All of that might lower the room temperature by 3-5 degrees, maybe more if you have the time to regularly mound up the ice and stuff.
If you're hosing, don't do it till the sun is going down. It will only help the bricks cool faster, but the room will return to ambient temperature soon enough (which hopefully would be lower by the time it's dark).
Solar Energy Homework Help! Please?
Im Doing A Tech Project On Solar Energy, Can Anyone Help?
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Here is some of the information for you. Read and answer your questions... Main articles: Insolation and Solar radiation
About half the incoming solar energy reaches the earth's surface.The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere. Approximately 30% is reflected back to space while the rest is absorbed by clouds, oceans and land masses. The spectrum of solar light at the Earth's surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ranges with a small part in the near-ultraviolet.
The absorbed solar light heats the land surface, oceans and atmosphere. The warm air containing evaporated water from the oceans rises, driving atmospheric circulation or convection. When this air reaches a high altitude, where the temperature is low, water vapor condenses into clouds, which rain onto the earth's surface, completing the water cycle. The latent heat of water condensation amplifies convection, producing atmospheric phenomena such as cyclones and anti-cyclones. Wind is a manifestation of the atmospheric circulation driven by solar energy. Sunlight absorbed by the oceans and land masses keeps the surface at an average temperature of 14 °C. The conversion of solar energy into chemical energy via photosynthesis produces food, wood and the biomass from which fossil fuels are derived.
Yearly Solar fluxes & Human Energy Consumption
Solar 3,850,000 EJ 
Wind 2,250 EJ 
Biomass 3,000 EJ 
Primary energy use (2005) 487 EJ 
Electricity (2005) 56.7 EJ 
The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year. Photosynthesis captures approximately 3,000 EJ per year in biomass. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined.
From the table of resources it would appear that solar, wind or biomass would be sufficient to supply all of our energy needs, however, the increased use of biomass has had a negative effect on global warming and dramatically increased food prices by diverting forests and crops into biofuel production. As intermittent resources, solar and wind raise other issues.
Applications of solar technology
Average insolation showing land area (small black dots) required to replace the total world energy supply with solar electricity. Insolation for most people is from 150 to 300 W/m^2 or 3.5 to 7.0 kWh/m^2/day.Solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends. All other renewable energies other than geothermal derive their energy from the sun.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar techniques use photovoltaic panels, pumps, and fans to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include selecting materials with favorable thermal properties, designing spaces that naturally circulate air, and referencing the position of a building to the Sun. Active solar technologies increase the supply of energy and are considered supply side technologies, while passive solar technologies reduce the need for alternate resources and are generally considered demand side technologies.
Architecture and urban planning
Main articles: Passive solar building design and Urban heat island
Darmstadt University of Technology won the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. with this passive house designed specifically for the humid and hot subtropical climateSunlight has influenced building design since the beginning of architectural history. Advanced solar architecture and urban planning methods were first employed by the Greeks and Chinese, who oriented their buildings toward the south to provide light and warmth.
The common features of passive solar architecture are orientation relative to the Sun, compact proportion (a low surface area to volume ratio), selective shading (overhangs) and thermal mass. When these features are tailored to the local climate and environment they can produce well-lit spaces that stay in a comfortable temperature range. Socrates' Megaron House is a classic example of passive solar design. The most recent approaches to solar design use computer modeling tying together solar lighting, heating and ventilation systems in an integrated solar design package. Active solar equipment such as pumps, fans and switchable windows can complement passive design and improve system performance.
Urban heat islands (UHI) are metropolitan areas with higher temperatures t
Can You Use An Old Car Battery To Charge It From The Solar Panel...?
...And Then Use This Energy To Power Electrical Devices At Home Like Hoover, Iron, Powerdrill, Etc.?
If Possible - Give Me Links Or Explanations On How To Do That - I Am A Girl :-)
The cheapest, easiest way to harness solar energy for the home, at least in my experience is , buy a reasonably sized solar kit. 45 watt kits can be found for $170-$200, second you can use a car battery but since you already had to replace it it likely isn't any good anymore so investing in a deep cycle batterry is a good bet, I personally wired all my exterior lights directly to the battery( a deep cycle huge RV battery) using 12 volt leds, and also have an internal inverter/powerpack from Xanrax for powering my internal lights and TV/ Satellight when the power goes out. It works great when the power goes out I'm the only house on the block with power, so I've been having power out block parties. Also all the heavy Items Panels/ battery is built on a small trailer that I load my kayaks on for camping so I always have power when i camp. It's not a good idea to have 12 volt lead acid batteries inside as when you charge them they can give off hydrogen gas, which is harmless vented outside but inside could build up to explosive levels. The best statup kit is linkedbelow, they have always been great about guickly shipping. The first is for the solar kit, the second is for the leds
Instead Of Using 10 -200Watt Solar Panels To Charge Your House Batterys Why Not Use 10 Bus Alternators?
Why Couldnt You Nock The Center Rods Out Of All 10-300Watt Alternators And Machine A Balanced Rod To Go Through All Of Them And At One End Put A Half Horse Power Motor To Spin Them, Run Your + And - To Your Converter And Into Your Battery'S And Capacitors As Usual? Couldnt You Ecentially Get To Charge Your Batterys As If You Where Charging From 10- 300Watt Solar Panels? And Who Thinks The Out Put Would Not Be More Than The Out Put Of The Half Horse Power Motor Spining Them??
The whole point of using solar panels is to charge the house batteries using the "free" power of the sun.
You could just charge up the house batteries using a regular battery charger and save a lot of problems with building the 1/2 horsepower motor and ten alternators.
Also you will lose power due to the mechanical and electrical losses in either system.
Hope this helps,
What Is The Best Form Of Energy And Why?
(Ie: Fusion, Solar, Nuclear, Etc.)
Geothermal is a contender for "best" source of energy.
It's cheap, renewable, carbon neutral, and is 100 GW of potential in the US that is not being harnessed. Some people are trying to cut funding for research, but there are world renowned professors who say it's one of the best energy sources.
Biomass is another viable contender for "best" source of energy. Biomass includes waste from agriculture, construction, forestry, domestic refuse, etc. It is derived from photosynthesis so it is solar energy. It is very inexpensive, very plentiful, renewable, carbon neutral, and when used properly it is clean burning. It is cost-competitive with coal or close to it, especially when you start regulating pollutants like mercury and CO2. Recently, some coal fired power-plants have been successfully converted to wood-chips.