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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
How Is The Green Industry Affecting Our Energy Industries?
Think About What Makes Up Our Energy Industry And How The Green Movement Affects It.
I'm going to list some article citations. These articles were found using the GreenfileEBSCO database, which is freely available on many public and college library Websites.
Foroohar, Rana. "Big Oil Goes Green." Newsweek 154.14 (2009): 14. GreenFILE. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
The article discusses the oil industry's move to incorporate alternative-energy sources into their products and manufacturing systems. The author points out that energy companies such as Chevron and Valero have begun to realize that in addition to good public relations for their products, alternative energy can be a mechanism through which to increase profits.
Castelvecchi, Davide. "Gather The Wind." Scientific American 306.3 (2012): 48-53. GreenFILE. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
The article explores the issue of renewable energy storage for excess solar and wind power. A challenge facing renewable energy production is the erratic generation of energy relative to electricity supply and demand, making it difficult for wind and solar power plants to compete economically with traditional power utilities. Various energy storage technologies are evaluated for factors such as scalability, cost-effectiveness, and energy efficiency. Storage facility types reviewed include pumped hydroelectric, compressed air, and thermal storage.
ESHELMAN, ROBERT S. "Where's The Clean Energy? (Cover Story)." Nation 289.19 (2009): 26-28. GreenFILE. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
In this article the author examines renewable energy projects being conducted at the local level in the United States that could contribute to national energy policy measures. Among other issues the article notes that heretofore national energy policy has been dictated by utility companies and by the producers of fossil fuels.
Before launching into an article database search, think about keywords and phrases relating to this topic. In other words, don't rely on the given terms... green industry or energy industries.
Having a variety of related terms and trying various combinations of two or three terms will result in better search results. Open a chat with a librarian near you to receive further research assistance. Keep in mind the prefix "re" in re-search means "again". Research means to search again, and again, and again.
If you choose to do open Web searching rather than database searching, learn a little about the ways to narrow your search. I recommend using Google Advanced Search a few times and then note the way terms are put together by the advanced search (eg. use site:.edu to limit to academic sites or site:.org for non-profits.) http://www.google.ca/advanced_search
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In The Usa, Can You Order Clean Energy From Your Local Supplier?
In Europe, Especially In Germany, It Has Become Very Popular Ordering &Quot;Clean Energy&Quot;, E.G. Electrical Energy That Was Created Without Using Coal, Oil, Gas Or Nuclear Power But Using Wind, Solar Or Water Energy Instead.
Yesterday, I Switched To Clean Energy, It Will Cost Me About 10$ More Per Month For A Household Of 3 People, But I Will Probably More Than Compensate For That Using Some Simple Methods To Save Energy.
Do You Have That Choice In The Usa?
Would You Buy Clean Energy If It Costs You 10$ Or 20$ More Per Month?
California deregulated for a brief period of time allowing people to pick and choose their energ source/supplier etc. It turned into a complete disaster. People's bills went from $100/mo to over a thousand. As a result the power purchase system was switched back to the utilities.
California is making a goal of having 20% of their power come from green sources (nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, geo).
I have heard rumors that the European accounting for power is somewhat of a shell game. For example a nation may brag that it is 40% wind. That is great but what happens when the wind suddenly stops? It is now 40% deficient. The neighboring country has to make up the 40% difference. That means they have to have more units in reserve. Now who do they use for reserve? The French nuclear plants. So one country brags that it is 40% wind but it is actually getting backup from its neighbors who are then getting back up from the nukes and coal plants. I am all for reliable 24/7 green power like geothermal and hydro. And I believe there is a place for unreliable green like solar and wind. But I think there has to be a limit put on unreliable sources because it becomes a shell game otherwise. For every unreliable MW there has to be a reliable MW in backup.
Why Does Obama And Mccain Support Nuclear Energy?
We Had So Many Groups In The 60S And 70S That Battled Against A Great Increase In Nuclear Power Plants And They Were Successful!
Instead Of Renewable Energy Sources Such As Wind And The Sun, Why Are These Two Major Party Candidates Talking About An Antiquated Energy Source That Results In Radioactive Byproducts.
Definitely Not Good For The Environment.
Actually, Nuclear energy is the best choice for the U.S. It is extremely clean and efficient. We have developed technology to be able to re-use the original spent fuel rods to more energy. The waste produced by one nuclear plant for one year can fit beneath a standard sized office desk. Do the research people. Solar has immense promise, but technology is not quite there. Wind is a waste due to it's great unreliablity. Did you know that they use oil and coal to run some of the wind turbines when the wind isn't sufficient enough to turn them? Talk about wasteful!!!
What Are Some Disadvantages And Advantages Of Solar Energy?
Could You Please List Some For Me
-Harnesses the natural power of the sun.
-Creates it's own energy (basically)
-Can be used to power Solar Cookers (make your own food without any wood to burn or oil [becoming popular in many African countries where cooking resources are sparse])
-Very expensive for the amount of energy received and distributed throughout the power grid.
-The technology is very young (maximizing the amount of energy harnessed, amplifying the rays to reuse and thus amplify the power of the rays, etc. etc.).
-Terribly inefficient when compared to the output of Nuclear power.
Wind and Solar power will be considered white elephants for a while--until technology starts to catch up. Nuclear power is the decent replacement for Coal/Oil/Natural Gas, at least until Wind and Solar catch up.
Solar technologies just aren't there yet.
What Alternative Energy Source Do You Think Is The Best?
With All The Talk About Global Warming And 4 Dollar Gasoline, What Do You Think Will Be The New Energy Source That We Use. May It Be Solar, Hydro, Wind, Electric, Ethanol, Or Even Nuclear Power.
Solar Power: I Think Solar Power, Is An Intresting Idea, I Mean The Sun Isn't Going Anywhere For A While And Once You Have Installed Solar Panels, You Basically Get Free Energy. However, I Like In California Where It Is Mostly Sunny Year-Round, I Am Not 100% Sure How Solar Powering Works, But I Am Guessing In Places Like Washington And Oregon, Where It Rains A Lot, That It Won't Work As Well As...
Hydro Power: Heh... I Have Actually Never Been Quite The Fan Of Hydro Power, I Mean It Worked Well 300 Years Ago, But It Just Seems Old Fashioned... I Know We Have Dams And Such, But You Know There Is Always The Problem, Of If The Dam Will Break Causing Massive Flooding (I Can't Tell You The Exact Numbers, But I Know That At Least More Than 50% Of Dams Are Not Up To Regulation) And Besides, In Our Society That Covets Water And Despises The Waste Of It, I Just Personally Think Water Is For Drinking... Although.... My Teacher Once Told Me About Steam Powered Cars In The 1920'S That Went Up To Like 90 Mph, Which Sounds Kinda Cool.
Wind:.......... I Know Almost Zero About Wind Energy, But If There Is No Wind, I Am Guessing No Energy? It Would Work In Places That Are Windy, But Places That Weren't... And Im Not Even Sure What The Ratio Of Power Is, How Much Wind You Need To Get So Much Power....
Ethanol. Corn Fuel.... When I Went To Summer Camp Years Ago, One Of The Camp Leaders Drove A Truck Powered On Soy Bean Oil Which I Thought Was Pretty Neat. I Would Take Ethanol No Doubt, Except That You Would Need A Whole Bunch Of Corn To Fuel Just America.... And Im Not Sure If It Is Even Possible To Create Enough To Fuel Us, Every Single Day.... And Even If There Was, What Would We Do During The Winter When There Is Barley Any Crop?
Nuclear: Why Did I Put This? Well Nuclear, As Far As I Know, Is The Most Powerful Energy Source, And Is Renewable. *Sarcastically* So Whats The Problem? Obviously It Is Too Dangerous To Use Nuclear Power In A Car Or Other Smaller Mechanical Units, But If There Was Same Way To Make Sure That We Could Use Nuclear Power Safely, That Would Be Nice....
Electric: Saving The Best (I Think) For Last. I Think Electricity Is The Most Practical Solution, I Mean We Already Use It For Almost Everything Else, And Theres No Problem Of Losing It (Except During Power Outages). Electricity Is Powerful, Clean, Practically Infinite... I Really Think Electricity Is The Way To Go.
Well, What Do You Think? What Alternative Enery Source Do You Think Will Be Best? Maybe You Think More Than 1, Infact Maybe All Of Them Working In Harmony To Balance Eachother Will Work. Maybe You Want To Keep Gasoline, And Keep Digging For It. There Is One Final Option That I Have Not Heard Lots, If Any People Talking About... A New Power Source, Maybe The Answer Isn't Here Yet, Maybe We Need To Invent A Power Source That Is Clean, And Yet Powerful, Maybe Something From Space Or Inside The Earth Itself, Or Right Under Our Noses.... So, What Do You Think?
I think that the best energy source differs depending on where you are. It's been said already that using solar energy in sunny places like California would work, but maybe not in other places.
I do not think nuclear energy is the answer. To me it seems very dangerous and something that should not even be considered as an option.
I think that just about every building in Australia (which is where I live) should have a solar panel and use solar energy for electricity and water heating. Some places in Victoria and Tasmania may not find that at all useful, but for the rest of Australia there is a lot of sunshine that isn't being taken advantage of.
Other energy options include: kinetic, wave, geothermal, biomass and tidal.
Kinetic energy is the energy of something that moves. At the Science Centre we used to have in Adelaide, there was a bike you could get on, and as you pedalled it would tell you what you could power with that much energy. I think that this could be used so much - for example, it could be used in cars to make a car create it's own electricity to move.
Wave energy is apparently one of the most difficult ones to turn into something useful. It's done by the air pressure above the waves as they go up and down. The air pressure moves the turbines, which create energy. Provided it didn't have a negative effect on the ocean environment, I think this would be a great resource to use.
Geothermal energy can be used for heating or to turn turbines and therefore create electrical energy. It's done by pumping cold water down into the earth, and the heat in the earth forces hot water up.
I don't really know much about biomass energy, except that it uses fermentation.
Tidal energy is generate pretty much the same way as hydroelectric.
I think we need to find ways of working with nature to create electricity. Exploiting unrenewable resources (coal, uranium, etc) does not help us in the long run. And in some cases could cause massive catastrophe if one tiny thing went wrong. Hydroelectricity forces nature to do what we want, and is also bad in the long run - dams don't last forever.
I think the other thing we need is some kind of battery that will store enough energy from sources like solar and wind for when there isn't any.