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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 daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electricity costs have increased by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers 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 independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, 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
What Can Electricity From Solar Panel Be Used For?
Electrical devices do not care if the power comes from a fossil fuel burning power plant or solar panels. Electrons are electrons.
However the power from solar panels like all power might have to be conditioned to a uniform supply, voltage at the proper frequency and current ratings. If you have a "solar panel" sized to run a calculator you can't expect it to run your house. This is no different than expecting the motor in a radio controlled car to power the family vehicle. Size matters. So perhaps your question should be "what can a solar panel with these stats be used to power."
What Is The Most Efficient Solar Panel?
I Have Some Property Off The Grid And Am Looking To Add Solar Power
Of the panels that consumers can readily buy, there is really only one kind that most people get, and that is the crystalline silicon panel. Although the efficiency in watts per incoming light intensity varies a bit, all of these panels are roughly in the same range. Therefore, most people buy based on cost per watt, not efficiency. Since a roof typically has much more area than is needed for a solar array, who cares if the panels are 10-20% bigger, if they're cheaper and deliver the same power?
You can get good advice from the solar forum here http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/index.ph... , and shop the web for the best panels for yourself.
p.s. I'd avoid amorphous silicon panels. They may be cheap, but they'll go bad or seriously degrade in just a few years.
p.p.s. I'd also avoid internet guides that claim you can make your own panels very cheaply, if you'll just pay them $$ for the information. Those guides don't live up to their advertising.
Is It Worth It To Install Solar Panels?
Hi, I Am Starting To Get Curious About The Pros/Cons Of Installing Solar Panels - Has Anyone Done It And Is It Worth It?
Top 10 Economic Reasons Why Installing Solar Makes Financial Sense Today:
1) Solar panels work for 20+ years
2) Solar costs have dropped big in recent years
3) Federal Tax CREDIT of 30% of cost
4) Utility Rebates in California are worth another 10% - 30%+
5) Net Metering: Utility buys your electricity
6) Time of Use: Sell units of electricity for more than you buy
7) Tiered Pricing "penalties": can be reduced
8) Beat energy prices that outpace inflation
9) Tax benefits (especially for commercial installation - use "MACRS")
10) Compare Solar's ROI vs other investments!
TOP 10 REASONS IN A BIT MORE DETAIL...
1) Quality solar panels are guaranteed to last for at least 20 years. (Even panels from the 1970s still work and technology has advanced since then). That means even if you don't live there that long it will increase the value of your property.
2) Over the past few years, prices for solar panels and installation have dropped (from "over $12 a watt" to less than "$7 a watt" including all materials, labor, permits & taxes).
3) Even in states with no state/utility rebates, there is a 30% Federal Tax CREDIT for residential solar installation.
4) Californians also benefit from a very attractive rebate system (before the Federal Tax Credit is applied) where our customers can get anywhere from $2,000 to $50,000+ in ANOTHER cash rebate (depending on your utility company and the size of your system). You'll collect your rebate less than 4 months after installation is finalized or, at your option, we'll even accept your rebate as a final payment so you'll have less to spend upfront. (Note: these state/utility-established incentive rebates are structured in stages so that later customers get less-and-less attractive rebates over time. This means your best chance at a high rebate is now! Waiting as little as 6 months could easily cost your thousands of dollars.) See this government information website: www.dsireusa.org
5) Californian utility companies are required to enable "net metering". Put simply, that means that when your solar panels are making more electricity than what you're using (for example: during the sunny day while you're at work) the utility company is actually buying that energy from you. If you have a sufficiently-sized system you can reduce your yearly electric bill to virtually zero (minimum fees apply = around $10 a month). But starting in 2011, due to California Law AB 920, if you produce more electricity than you consume then the utility company is required to pay you for the difference.
6) You may benefit from "Time of Use" metering. Electricity costs more during the day (when everyone's air conditioners are going full-blast) which is how the utility company encourages conservation (to prevent blackouts). Luckily for us, your solar panels make the most electricity during the day. Consequently, you could easily sell the same units of electricity (measured as "kilowatt-hours") at a higher price during the day than when you use them at night (bought at the lower price).
7) You may drop from a penalized electricity pricing "tier" to a less expensive "tier". Another way utility companies encourage conservation is by pricing electricity in "tiers". Use less than your allocated amount and you pay the lowest price per "kilowatt-hour". Use over that and you get penalized with a higher "price per kilowatt-hour ". Some tiers can get to be double or even triple the price per kilowatt-hour. Installing solar lowers your electricity needs and may drop you down to a less-expensive tier thereby massively decreasing your monthly bills.
8) Energy costs have historically gone up (on average) about 5%+ a year (substantially outpacing inflation). With China and India increasing their energy consumption (per-person from 1/20th that of modern Americans to 1/5th) the economic demand is ever increasing which generally means prices will continue to go up. When you install solar you are locking in its low price of electricity for decades.
9) There are tax benefits for installing solar (examples: corporate accelerated depreciation OR if a resident uses a loan) - consult your tax professional for details.
10) Consider solar as an investment that has a measurable ROI (with an extremely low likelihood of "losing value") and inherent value (it's powering your home/business). Now compare that against other investments (real estate, Wall Street etc.).
...and remember that those are just the economic reasons.
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What Minerals Are Used In Making Solar Panels?
What Are The Main Minerals That Are Used In Making Solar Panels. And Where In The World Are Those Minrelas Usually Found
Heating panels have aluminum for the frame, glass for the top, copper pipes running through them, and possibly some plastic parts. The raw materials are easily obtained. Copper is the most difficult to get probably, but it's not all that rare, since we used to make pennies out of it.
A solar electric panel is similar, with the copper used for wires and interconnect instead of pipes. The actual solar cells commonly used are almost completely pure silicon, which is abundant worldwide. There are traces of other elements in the silicon like boron, arsenic or phosphorous - these are also inexpensive, and easy to get.
Where Can I Find Solar Panels? Can They Be Installed Inexpensively?
Just type solar panels in your search engine ...You will find many sources...Home Depot in most area's will asses your needs and do the installation...There are also do it your self kits, but I strongly reccomend a licensed electircian.....There are also several programs both from the federal Gov. and the power companies that will pay you based on what you produce.....Bob