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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce 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 reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs 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 against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have increased by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house value
Numerous studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively 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 properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that select to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting decisions, creating 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 homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners select to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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 Voltage Solar Panel Can I Use For My Laptop?
I Own An Xps M1530 And I Would Like To Buy A Solar Panel For It But I Cant Seem To Find The Voltage Required To Make It Run Can Someone Pls Tell Me The Amount Of Voltage Needed To Make The Laptop Run On Max Power Pls ................... Thanks
That would have to be engineered to work with a solar panel. Most panels put out DC power and most laptop power supply's put out 17 or 19 VAC. You would have to find a way to convert a 12 volt DC solar panel to get the correct AC voltage for your laptop. You can find the voltage by looking at your power supply.
It will say 120VAC INPUT and XXX VAC Output.
Or you would have to find a solar panel with enough wattage that could power a 12 volt DC power invertor and then plug your laptop into that.
Where Do I Get The Solar Panel Hat From Attack Of The Show?
On Attack Of The Show On G4tv They Had A Solar Panel Hat It Had A Solar Panel On It And When It Came Into Contact With Light It Turned On A Fan That Was Just Below The Rim Of The Hat. What Website Do I Get It From?
Here is a web site where you can see these devices, and maybe place an order :
Which Is The Least Expensive, Yet Still Very Efficient, Type Of Solar Panel?
Monocrystalline Panels Are Sooo Expensive! Thanks For Reading.
Since you are asking for a rather technical answer you should be aware that solar panels come in several varieties. Two broad categories are photovoltaic panels which have achieved marketable efficiencies of around 24% and solar thermal panels which are routinely achieving efficiencies of between 60 to 80% while they are also much cheaper than photovoltaic panels.
So the short answer is solar thermal panels.
But what can you do with solar thermal energy. The answer is just about everything you can do with light energy. Sometimes additional equipment makes the efficiency drop to near that of photovoltaic panels. The trick is to keep the devices as simple and as efficient as possible.
Solar thermal can of course be used to heat our homes. But it can also be used directly for air conditioning. The type of air conditioner uses a slightly different principal but it is one of the oldest that was once used in ice houses before refrigerators. It is known as an absorption system.
At some point you may want to make electricity from the sun's heat. The most efficient commercial systems are not photovoltaic but solar thermal. There are several commercial systems where increased scale improves efficiency. The most efficient is a solar parabolic dish system combined with a stirling engine. At around 30% efficiency it beats photovoltaic and other thermal systems.
At this level of commercial development, the various systems are more often described as solar "collectors" rather than "panels."
What Wattage Solar Panel Do I Need?
Considering A Solar Setup To Run Three 7 Watt Cfl Bulbs And Occasionally 13 Watt Flood. Lights Would Run Less Than 1 Hour Per Day 99% Of The Time. Plan To Use 12V Battery And 400 Watt Inverter. What Size Panel Would Be Sufficient To Keep The Battery Charged, And What Amp Battery Should I Use? Thanks.
Hey Rvnge, this should be a pretty easy setup, but you need a few more numbers to finish designing it. Your inverter is fine for this, I've been running CF lights in barns up here for years on cheap 750 watt inverters from the auto parts stores, truck stops and Home Depot. They all put out a cheap modified sine wave signal, and in 7 years, I've not changed a single light bulb. Just the same, when you get it hooked up, try a couple different brands of bulbs as you go forward, you might find some give you better light, less flicker, or last even longer.
The big question I have is what is the amp hour rating of the battery. The reason this is important has to do with selecting the panel and possibly a charge controller. Charge controllers do 2 things for you. First, they keep the battery from being overcharged on long sunny days, and second, they keep the battery from backfeeding the panel at night. Virtually all commercially available panels today have diodes built into the junction box, which is designed to keep the current from feeding backwards, so that problem is solved with a 79 cent diode. As far as overcharging, there is a rule of thumb that says if your panels maximum current is less than 2% of the battery's amp hour capacity, then you don't need a charge controller. You can read about this in Richard Perez's book at the library, I'll list it below. Less than 2% is considered by battery manufacturers as a trickle rate, and a flooded lead acid battery can absorb this continuously, in fact, it's good for them, particularly the deep cycle type.
If you have something like a marine trolling battery, it might be rated at 60 to 80 amp hours. Taking 2% of that gives you about 1.5 amps as a maximum trickle rate. Panels are generally wired for 18 volts to charge a 12 volt battery, so 18 volts X 1.5 amps gives you a maximum panel size of 27 watts for that battery. You can use a bigger panel, but you'll need a charge controller. If you decide to go that route, get one that is several times larger than you need. As an example, say you decide on a 75 watt panel, which has a maximum current rating of 4.1 amps (75 / 18volts = 4.1), I would suggest a 10 amp controller. They don't cost much more, maybe $80 for a good quality one, but then you can add more panels later, and the controller will last longer if you are not pushing it to its limit. In a solar battery charging setup, the controller is always the first thing that fails, so it is worth oversizing.
Looking at your load, say you run 21 watts of lights for 1 hour each day, plus the flood for another 15 minutes. That gives you a total of 25 watt hours. Add another third for the inverter losses and another 10 percent for the battery losses, and you'll need at least 35 watt hours per day of solar. In this case, that 27 watt panel is just enough using a mean average of 2 to 3 hours of sun per day.
Have you bought any equipment yet? If it were me, I'd do the same thing we did in our neighbors barn 3 years ago. Go with 2 golf cart batteries instead of one 12 volt. Trojan makes the best, the model T-105. You need 2 because they are 6 volts each. But wiring a pair in series will give you a 12 volt 220 amp hour battery pack. Now you can use a panel as large as 80 watts. You can skip the controller, and use the money saved for the batteries, then you'll have power for several hours of light several nights in a row, or even the occasional small appliance, like a drill, radio or portable DVD player. Just make sure you put distilled water in those batteries regularly, like once a month in warm weather, once each season if it's cool.
We've been powering our home with the wind and sun for 11 years now, and I've probably wired up half a dozen little remote cabin systems like this. "J" has a point you should consider too, what about low voltage lighting? There are some 12 volt small flourescent stick lights and things like that at the truck stops or RV places, or for a few dollars more, LED has some great promise, they never burn out and are hiddeously efficient, about 3 times more than CF even, and then you don't need the inverter, but you could have one on hand anyway for bigger lights and stuff. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
I Have Heard Alot About Green Jobs. And How They Are Coming. Question Being When, In What States. Doing What.?
This Is As Far As I Am Concerned Pie In The Sky. There Are Absolutely
No Indicators, Showing A Movement Towards The Starting Up Of These
Types Of Jobs. Ge Controls The Wind Mills. Bio Fuels Are A Lost Cause.
Solar Panels Are Still Way To Expensive To Purchase For Major Benefit.
So Can Someone On The Left Point Out Just How This Is Going To Impact
Employment In This Country. When Every Economic Analyst Has
Negative Feedback Towards This From Ever Happening On The Scale
The Obama Administration Says It Will.
Solar panels made cheaper in China than we can make them China sell below cost. Most green company's will be build outside the USA only installation will be in the USA. Not much there. Besides solar panels need direct sun and how many months up north is there direct sunshine??Wind whopper need wind and when ice and snow are frozen on them they won't work. Seems it didn't take a rocket scientists to figure that out.