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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 a/c unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally 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 energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added 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 country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots 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 elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- 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 business are infamous for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for at least 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
What Is The Advantage And Disadvantage For Solar Energy?
The primary advantage is it does not produce CO2 and other pollutants.
1. Initial cost is much higher. Payback for the average is 15-20 years.
2. Unreliable - Only produces when sun shines
3. Area required - Very large area required relative to conventional
4. Depreciating efficiency - Panels degrade with time.
Wind has almost the same disadvantages, except depends on wind blowing.
In my opinion, Nuclear is a better option. No CO2, smaller footprint, Reliable 24/7 source of power. Wind and solar are great, but are limited to supplemental source only in areas that are practical for the type.
Do You Think Solar Energy Would Be Good For Greenland?
What Are Some Factors Should The City Council Consider Before They Make A Decision? Is Solar Energy Appropriate For The Resources And Culture Of Greenland? In Your Opion And Why
Solar Energy is from the sun, if you live in a sunny climate the answer is yes. Anything less than pretty sunny would not be worth the often hefty price for quality panels. Resources besides sun aren't an issue because that's all that is required for it to produce power. Alternative energy is one of the best decisions people on earth could make right now because the amount of pollution we put into our atmosphere and oceans when we use oil, coal, etc. is gigantic and an alternate way that doesn't pollute nearly at all is a yes.
How Much Solor Energy Would Be Needed To Run A Air Conditioner?
Far more than you can afford.
A 3 ton central air conditioner draws about 7,500 watts. The sun doesn't shine all the time, indeed you typically get less than 8 hours of usable sunshine for photovoltaics so you have to generate three times the power that you need in order to run the air conditioner around the clock so that's 22,500 watts. Inverters are inefficient and are more inefficient the bigger they get to the point where motor generators are used with large sale DC to AC conversion, however most solar systems use an inverter so you'll likely to have 60% efficiency therefore it's 37,500 watts that's needed. Air conditioners are ideally sized to meet the cooling demands as closely as possible as a short duty cycle results in high humidity so let's say it has an 80% duty cycle, that brings the requirements to 30,000 watts. A solar cell costs $1.20 a watt to manufacture in China and $2 a watt to manufacture in the US but by the time a system is installed, it would likely be $5 per watt so your solar panels would cost $150,000. Oh, and you won't have enough roof space facing the Sun.
If you do want solar powered air conditioning, your best bet would be evacuated tube solar thermal panels running an absorption air conditioner. But this won't be cheap either and it will probably still require natural gas as a backup source of heat and it would mean completely replacing your air-conditioner.
What Are Problems Ancountered When Using Solar Energy?
Systems rearely generate at capacity. Normally on a good day a system will produce 80% of its rated value.
It only works during the day and only when the sun is above a certain angle.
Along the coast, Solay systems have been ruined because Sea gulls drop shells and rocks on teh arrays. Its kind of off, by the seagulls target teh arrays. newer systems have sufaces that will not crack or break but they can still get scratched. Scratches reduce performance.
When you clean the arrays you have to be carefuyl about how. several large arrays have been ruined because of overly aggressive cleaning created abbrasions in the top lens. this reduced the amount of light getting to the semi-conductors and thus decreased the output of the arrays. These were significant decreases. Produciton dropped by more than 40%.
Snow. Snow can cover your array and all production stops.
Heat, the best sun is gehnerally in h ot environments. solar array have lower production as they heat up. Having a solar PV array in say Arizona will also cut the life of the array due to heat.
Batteries. Batteries are expensive and have a relatively high maintenance factor. also batteries banks generally have a low life. Meaning you should replace the battiers once every 5 years or so. this get VERY expensive. The environmental impact of many of these batteiries is significant.
I hope you find this useful.
What Percentage Of Solar Energy Is Used Up Each Year?
Wow. I'm pretty vague about what you mean by "solar energy" and what you mean by "used up."
If by solar energy, you mean the electricity generated by solar panels, then I'll have to say 100%.
If by solar energy you mean all the radient solar energy that strikes the earth, then I'll have to ask what you mean by "used up."
If by "used up" you mean that it goes somewhere, then I'd have to say 100%.
If by "used up" you mean that it is somehow consumed by a living being, then I'd need to do a web search on how much of the earth is covered by concrete. Because all the rest of it is "used up" by plants - both on land and in the ocean - or by animals sunbathing or by solar panels or to heat homes..
If by "used up" you mean that it strikes solar panels, then I'll need to do a web search on the total square feet of solar panels installed to date.
But since I'm not prepared to do two or three web searches to answer one question, I'll just ask you what you mean instead.
I hope this helps. Good luck.