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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. 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 substantial, numerous property owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, property electrical power prices have actually increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell quicker 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, need 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 component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 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
Why Would A Dc Toy Motor Not Work When Attached To A Solar Panel?
So I Salvaged A Toy Dc Motor From A Racecar Thing And It Runs On Aa Batteries. It Seems Like It Can Run With Only One Aa Battery At 1.1 V And Up To 6V Until It Won'T Run. However, Why Won'T It Run When I Attached It To A Solar Panel With Sufficient Voltage? Is It Because The Voltage Is Not Constant Enough Or The Amperage Is Too Much Or Too Less?
You need to hook the solar panel to a 6V storage battery then it will charge the battery which will run the motor. That is the usual way of it. See if you can find one of those solar patio lights, they have solar cell and circuitry to charge the battery. You can go to places like Ocean State and and get them for 1.50. You could cannibalize the circuitry for the motor. Getting one that does 2 batteries would probably be even better. It wouldn't be real efficient but it would get you started understanding solar cells on the cheap.
Have You Ever Installed Solar Panels For Your Home?
They Are Pretty Expensive. So Does It Save You Money On Electricity In The Long Run? How Easy Is It To Connect Solar Panels To Your House?
Yes, solar panels can cost allot of money up front. They will eventually pay for themselves over time. Today it is pretty easy to install solar panels. They've made panels so easy that you can pretty much just have a technician hook them up to the electrical box outside your house & you start saving money. Any electricity you generate over what you use...the utility company will PAY you!
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What Are Some Methods For Capturing Low Voltage Electricity From Solar Panels?
Most Solar Panels (The Flat Ones That Go Onto Roofs Of Houses) Reject Electricity Produced By The Panels If They Are Too Low In Voltage. For Example, On A Cloudy Day, Although The Panels May Still Get Some Sunlight To Produce Some Electricity, It Is Rejected Because Its Too Low In Voltage. So, Does Anyone Have Any Ideas?
I have a 2.25KW system which uses micro inverters. Instead of one inverter powered by all panels, each (Canadian Solar CSp6-225W 36V no load 225W) PV panel has its own grid tie micro inverter. Each PV cell acts as its own independent system and avoids issues a traditional single inverter system would have. Single inverter systems must rely upon all of the PV cells in the array operating under identical conditions. If not then the entire array gets pulled down to the level of the weakest link. (A single PV cell partially shaded takes the whole system down for example)
Each inverter is operated with a large voltage overhead which allows for low power operation and allows the panel to supply as little as 2W. My 10 panel system is being logged as coming on line with less than 8W yield and peaks over 2KW in bright sun.
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Are Solar Panels For A Home Expensive?
Do They Provide You With All The Electricity That You Need Or How Does That Work?
Short answer: YES. Solar photovoltaic systems are very expensive.
Longer answer: maybe not, after a few years have passed. Electricity isn't going to get any cheaper, and over its lifetime a photo panel can generate many, many times more energy than it took to make the panel itself. Typical warranties on photo panels are 20-25 years, so you know they're pretty reliable in the long run. However much you pay for a year's electricity, how many photovoltaic panels will that buy? Quite a few, I bet. Multiply that by several years' avoided utility bills and you could look at it as a long-term investment on future savings.
A large photovoltaic array can generate all the energy your home requires, but there are some caveats:
You will need a large battery bank to provide the surges of power your house requires, and to provide electricity after the sun goes down -OR-
You will need a grid-intertied system that has to be inspected and passed by the local utilities and meet your locality's electrical and building codes. In this case, the local utility performs the duties of the battery backup. In this paradigm however, you have the capacity to sell excess electricity to the utility, which is awesome. Damned unlikely, but awesome just the same.
Actually, that code stuff applies to the battery backup system, too.
I have seen "pirate" installations that flew under the code radar. Can't have grid intertie that way, but you can reduce your utility bill a huge amount or eliminate it entirely.
Want to dip your toes without breaking the bank? Take one room off the grid: either install new wiring or segregate one room's wiring out of the main breaker panel, and create a battery backup system for just that room. The big energy hogs are the kitchen, the water heater (if it's electric), central heat and air. Something simple like a bedroom, however, doesn't take much power at all and is easily supplied with a very modest solar system and a small battery bank.
Read up on it. Get online and read back issues of Home Power and Backwoods Home Magazine, and Mother Earth News. Run the numbers, and see what you can afford to do. When the power goes out, it's nice to have a room where the lights still work, so a bathroom, the living room and a bedroom are, in my opinion, a great set of places to take off the grid.
Good luck with it.
Do Solar Panels In Space Absorb More Energy From The Sun?
I Was Wondering If A Solar Panel The Same Size Absorbs More Energy From The Sun When It Is In Space Other Than Earth. Just Outside Of Earth'S Atmosphere. Is There A Major Difference?
Space based solar panels can collect 5 times more energy than ground based ones can due to the fact that space-based panels can collect sunlight continuously without being affected by the day/night cycle. They can also collect more power when compared over the same amount of time with a ground-based panel due to escaping the filtering affect of air pollution/smog, weather and so on.