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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 air conditioning system, washing clothes, watching TV, 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 ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous residents find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy rates have increased by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated 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 key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners pick to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
How Are Solar Panels Used Today?
I Have A Going Green Paper For Science And I Need Help On This, I Need True &Quot;Research Based&Quot; Info Here! Please Help!
If you need "true research based info" why are you here at all? Go to the library and look up books and articles about solar panels.
Seriously, don't they teach kids basic research skills anymore?
A Question About Central A/C And Roof Solar Panels?
A Local Air Conditioning Company Is Advertising Combining Their (Newly Installed) Central Air Conditioning System For Homes, With Roof Solar Panels. They Say That The Combination May Reduce Your Electric Bill. Nothing I Can See To Back-Up Their Claims. Hmmmmm. And They Offer, If You Can Get It; Central Air Conditioning That Runs On Natural Gas. Again, Possibly Cheaper Than Using Electricity.
Has Any One Actually Tested To Find Out If Solar Panels And/Or Natural Gas Does, Or Does Not Save You Any Money To Make It Worth The Bother?
Don't do it! It takes years to get your money back. Your better to put the money into insulation and or buying geo thermal unit. I knew someone who install solar panels on his roof to generate hydro and he didn't notice much of a change on his hydro bill and then he had roof problems .
Central air units in last 2 years have become very efficient . Almost half the hydro of ones 10 years ago. If you can afford buy a geo thermal unit. It uses the heat of the ground in the winter 2 heat your house during the winter and the coolness of the ground to cool your house. They aren't cheap though. If you plan on living in your house for more than 10 years and have the room in the yard to install then go for it. No how you slice it though AC units use way more hydro than solar panels can produce. You would need about half a football field with a huge battery storage system to run a AC unit.
When a company states you might on hydro I would stay away. Also remember they do not tell you about the costs of the upkeep on the solar panels and converter and batteries
Solar Panel - Battery Charger 12V?
I Am Doing Another One Of My Wacky Inventions However I Need Something That Will Give Me 12V Of Power!
I Don'T Want To Connect Loads Of Aa Batteries Into A Battery Holder As This Shall Run Out Quickly And Become Expensive In The Long Run, I Don'T Want To Carry Around A Big Car Battery Either.
I Have Been Searching Around On Amazon.Co.Uk And Found Some Solar-Powered 12V Trickle Chargers.
These Say They Shall Work On Cloudy Days (Which Is Perfect As The Majority Of The Time That Is All We Get!) But Could I Use It As An Independent Power Source?
If I Attached The Thing I Want To Run To The Solar Panel Will It Supply It With 12V Of Power?
If you want to run something from a solar panel, you should remember that the power from the panel is only available when there is reasonable sunshine on the panel. Usually the solar panels are used with solar regulators in order to charge batteries. These batteries are used as energy storage for when the sun is not shining.
Now, this does not mean that you cannot drive instruments directly from the solar panel and regulator. To do this, you will need a panel that has sufficient power to drive your instrument. An example is the solar powered garden or fountain pumps. I have driven 12V computer fans directly from the small solar panels - useful for cooling of things such as pool pump housings.
The solar regulator is used to convert the solar panel output to a 13.5V output in order to charge lead acid batteries. I have used MPPT regulators (maximum power point tracking) which is more efficient than the standard solar regulator. If you don't use these regulators you may find the solar panel producing up to 17-19V in good sunshine which is not good for your instruments that are expecting 12-13V. Hence the answer to your question is that you will need to have a battery being charged to get useful power from the solar panels via a solar regulator.
How To Make A Solar Panel Work Something (For A Project)?
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I Need To Buy A Small Solar Panel So I Can Make It Produce Energy To Power Something But I Chose To Power A Very Small Light Because That'S The Easies Thing To Power. I Also Need To Create A House So I Can Put The Light In It For The Maximum Marks, I Seriously Don'T Know How To Make A House And The Teacher Said I Have To Use A Lot Of Materials E.G Wood, Plastic, Foam Etc It Also Has To Be Nice As I Might Go On Display In The School. Can Someone Please Help Me Create A Average Sized House No More Then 50Cm, Can U Please Make Steps And Outline The Materials I Will Need In Order To Create A Nice House Model And Please Make It Easy, Simple And Easily Understandable.
The Hardest Part Is To Connect The Solar Panel To A Light I Have No Idea How Im Going To Do This, Can Someone Please Help Me Because Its Due In A Week N 1 Day From Now And I Also Need To Do A 2 Page Formal Letter To The Government, This Is The Letter Part Of The Assignment:
You Are A Scientist Who Has Pioneered A Device Which Uses A Renewable Source Of Energy. You Are The First Person To Invent This Device, The Device Is A Solar Panel. The Device You Invent Requires Funding From The Government To Build More Of These Devices And Market Them To Sell To Businesses Or The General Public. You Are Required To Prepare A Two Page Letter Justifying Your Request For Funding. Your Report Should Outline The Following:
.The Current Sources Of Energy And How They Are Obtained
.The Reason For Then Need Of Renewable Sources Of Energy
.How Your Device Works Including A Diagram. Also Outline The Uses Of Your Device .
.Why Your Device Should Be Put In To Operation.
Some One Please Help Me Asap Please :) , I Couldn'T Complete This Assigment Earlier As I Had Many Assigments And Tests, By The Way Im Currently In Year 9.
Thanks Guys, Appriceate It :) :P ;)
But the real reason is you put this off for way too long due to its complexity...that's alright, been there, procrastinated that.
I would get a sheet of 1/4" plywood. Draw out the gable ends of the house with peaked roof, rectangular sides, roof panels and floor. Use strips of solid wood at the corners to join the panels together. Depending on the size of this house, the joining strips could be lengths of 1"x1", 1"x2", or 2"x2". The best method would probably be using white glue and brads or small finishing nails to nail and glue the panels to the joiner strips.
For the solar cell, I would get a small, self-contained photovoltaic charger. This should be locally available at Radio Shack or possibly even a variety store and is all set up to connect to whatever load you want. For lights in the house, the easiest would be small LEDs. Get resistors to connect in series with each LED. The LED's should have a mW power rating and maximum voltage.
If LED has mW power rating, maximum current, i = P/V, where P = maximum power rating of LED and V = rated voltage output of the photovoltaic charger.
The minimum resistor value, R = V / i. Purchase a resistor for each LED larger than the value you calculate. The power rating of the charger and of each LED will determine how many LED's you can power in parallel.
The link below has solar powered LEDs. You could also get a doll house kit at a local hobby shop or toy store if you wanted to make it really easy.
Is It Just Me Or Does It Seem Like Many More People Would Use Solar/Alt. Energy If It Were More Affordable?
The cost of the equipment is the largest obstacle for most people. This is nothing more than pure supply and demand, photovoltaic panels and their associated electronic controls are not cheap to manufacture and many people want them so their cost is high.
Other things also increase the difficulty of installing collectors.
1. In many areas home owner's associations and city building codes will not allow collectors or wind generators to be installed.
2. The home owner is also the owner of the solar equipment, this means that they are responsible for its maintenance and upgrades. When compared to the power grid, which requires nothing more than paying the monthly bill, this is a hassle that most people don't want to be bothered with. I must climb 3 stories above the ground to service my system.
3. The time required to reap a return on the investment is significantly long. Most people move every 7 years and the average time it would take to recoup the initial investment for the system is longer than that. Thus most people who "run the numbers" would consider it a failing investment.
My system will not break even for another 10 to 15 years. I do it because it interests me and will free me (to some extent) from the control of the power company and government.