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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy prices have increased by approximately three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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 Is Global Warming?
I Dont Understand What It Is Or What It Means
Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.
Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the 100 years ending in 2005. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that most of the temperature increase since the mid-twentieth century is "very likely" due to the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations. Natural phenomena such as solar variation and volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect from 1950 onward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by at least 30 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. While a small minority have voiced disagreement with these findings, the overwhelming majority of scientists working on climate change agree with the IPCC's main conclusions.
Climate model projections indicate that global surface temperature will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century. The uncertainty in this estimate arises from use of differing estimates of future greenhouse gas emissions and from use of models with differing climate sensitivity. Some other uncertainties include how warming and related changes will vary from region to region around the globe.
Most studies focus on the period up to 2100. However changes due to warming could be expected to continue for more than a thousand years , even if greenhouse gas levels are stabilized unless geoengineering is used. This results from the large heat capacity of the oceans, the lifespan of CO2 in the atmosphere, and lasting alterations to ice caps, ocean currents and weather patterns caused by warming.
Increasing global temperature will cause sea levels to rise and will change the amount and pattern of precipitation, likely including an expanse of the subtropical desert regions. Other likely effects include Arctic shrinkage and resulting Arctic methane release, increases in the intensity of extreme weather events, changes in agricultural yields, modifications of trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and changes in the ranges of disease vectors.
Political and public debate continues regarding what, if any, responses to global warming are made. The available options are: Mitigation to reduce further emissions; Adaptation to reduce the damage caused by warming; and Geoengineering to reverse global warming. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions
What Are Those Star-Like, Star-Size That Moves In The Night Sky????
Are They Satellites? I Have Seen So Many Of Them But Never Really Thought Of Asking Anyone But Today.
it can be
1)AN ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE.
Most artificial satellites have curved parts that reflect sunlight back to Earth, from where they appear as small points of light that move across the sky in a few minutes in a straight line. Because most satellites rotate around their axis in a few seconds and aren't perfect spheres, the brightness of satellites often goes up and down in a regular period of a few seconds.
If a satellite enters the shadow of the Earth, then it suddenly no longer reflects sunlight to Earth, so it seems to disappear, as seen from Earth. If a satellite leaves the shadow of the Earth, then it becomes visible again just as suddenly. If the satellite has an orbit around the Earth that is sufficiently high, then it can be seen even many hours after sunset or before sunrise.
2)AN AIRPLANE NAVIGATION LIGHT.
Most airplanes have navigation lights at various extremities that blink at night. If such an airplane passes overhead at great height at night, then it appears as a regularly blinking light (or small clump of lights) that moves in a straight line across the sky. This sounds quite a bit like the description of what an artificial satellite looks like. You can tell a satellite and an airplane apart because (1) airplane navigation lights often have a strong (red) color, and satellites often do not, (2) a satellite looks like just a point of light even through binoculars, while for even a small airplane at 10 km distance details (such as navigation lights on both wings) can easily be seen through binoculars, (3) a satellite never produces sound, but an airplane does. The sound of a high airplane can only be heard from a quiet place.
3)AN AIRPLANE LANDING LIGHT.
When airplanes get ready to land, then they turn on powerful landing lights that shine forward and down a bit. Because airplanes usually have to make some curves to line up correctly for the landing, the landing lights can accidentally shine towards you, and then they look much brighter for a while than when they don't shine directly at you. Of course, airplanes tend to use their landing lights only near an airport where they are about to land (or from where they just took off).
A falling star or shooting star or meteor draws a straight trail along the sky of something like 10 degrees long in the blink of an eye. That trail can sometimes continue to glow for a few seconds. Some falling stars give a bright flash near the end. Most falling stars are much fainter than the brightest stars, but some can be much brighter than the brightest stars.
Some people think they have hears sounds that had something to do with a falling star, but such sounds are very rare, if they do in fact exist at all.
From a reasonably dark place you can see (if there are no clouds) a few falling stars every night. At some times of the year there are "meteor showers" during which you can see a few falling stars per hour from a reasonably dark place.
5)A SATELLITE FLASH
Some artificial satellites also have (besides curved parts) large flat shiny parts (for example, solar panels). When such a flat part has just the right orientation relative to both the Sun and the observer, then such a satellite reflects much more sunlight to the observer than the curved parts alone can do. Because the satellites usually rotate around their axis, the required orientation will be rare and last only for a few moments. Such a satellite can therefore show a sudden flash in the sky that lasts only a moment but can get much brighter than any star.
On Earth, there is a similar situation when sunlight is reflected to you from the window of a far-away building (when the Sun is low in the sky). If you wait for a little while, or take a few steps to the side, then the flash disappears again.
The Iridium communication satellites are well-known for producing such flashes.
6)AN AIRPLANE FLASH.
Some parts of an airplane are reasonably flat and can therefore reflect sunlight to the observer, if the airplane has just the right orientation relative to the Sun and to the observer, just like for a satellite flash. In practice, such an airplane flash through reflection only occurs around sunrise or sunset.
I Need A Design Of Solar Power To Heat A Swimming Pool?
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Here are some very important things to consider when installing solar heating to a pool:
1) the industry standard is called passive heating - it is when you run the pool water through a lot of piping and the solar radiation and air temps put the heat into the water... just like when you leave the garden hose out in the sun and turn on the water... the first bit comes out warm. Other methods of converting solar energy into things like electricity - and using the electricity to heat the water are just too inefficient.
2) Solar heating can only put so much heat into the water, so make sure your expectations are right. Solar will only give you what mother nature gives you in the form of a daytime high temp. So, for instance if the daytime high is 80 degrees, your pool water will not get past 77 or 78. The swim season where I live (Arizona) is typically May-September. With solar, you will be swimming approximately March-October. November-February will not support comfortable swimming temps.
3) Keep the pool covered at night, or else you will lose any heat you put into the pool during the day.
4) Do not use landscaping/irrigation hose for your tubing! The pool chemicals will de-laminate the inside of the pipes, and you will have a MESS!
5) If your pool has an in-floor cleaning system, you need to make sure the system will work hydraulically when the solar array is added. If your system is too restricted, the back pressure on the pool pump will cause it to labor unnecessarily, and the heat transfer will not be very efficient because the water is going too fast through the pipe.
6) automatic valving and temperature sensors are recommended - they will capture heat when the conditions are right. If you forget to set the valves to divert water to the panels, you lose opportunity to put heat into the pool.
THAT BEING SAID... You will generally want to match at the very least, 80% of the pool's surface area in solar surface area. Ideally you want to hit 100%. Going way past 100% is not going to get you much more heat after that (remember, you only can put the daytime temp into the pool). I have seen many do-it-yourself solar projects, and most of them are poorly designed/constructed and wind up costing the homeowner more in fixes/damage than if they just went through a solar company. This is one project I would at the very least, purchase the panels and equipment from a solar panel manufacturer to make sure your investment isn't wasted.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need To Have Enough Energy For A Household Per Day ?
last night I saw a solar panel for sale. It was $229. It produced 45 watts. To run an electric dryer, or hot water heater, it would require 100 for each. To run both at the same time, you are talking 200. My calculator says $229*200=$45800 as an initial investment. If you figure about $200 in electricity costs per month, you can have it paid off in $45800/12/200=19.1 years that it will be paid off, if you don't have a wind or hail storm. That does not cover inverter or batteries.
Help With Household Cell Analogies?
I Need To Find Analogies Between A House And A Cell And I'M Having Trouble With Some Of Them...
Here'S What I Have So Far:
Plasma Membrane- Walls/Windows
Cell Wall- Fence
Nucleus- Living Room
Nuclear Envelope- Walls Of Living Room
Chloroplasts- Solar Panels
Golgi Apparatus- Oven
Lysosomes- Sink Garbage Disposal
Peroxisome- Garbage Can
Tonoplast- Walls Of Fridge
I Still Need Analogies For:
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated!
You've done pretty well so far!
For cytoskeleton, I would suggest the frame of the house. You need a frame to hold your walls and roof up and this is very much what the cytoskeleton does.
For microvilli, perhaps a TV antenna, since they are sensory and receive info from the outside environment.
For the centrioles, how about something a bit crazy like Christmas decorations? They spend most of their time packed away, but are brought out at specific and important times, and make the place look completely different for a while. Then you can call your centrosome the attic because that's where the decorations are stored when they're not in use.
Flagellum is hard, since houses tend not to move much. Unless this is a mobile home and then you could say it's the engine or the wheels.
The rest are all tied together... if you can come up with a good ribosome analogy then you can do the rest relative to that. good luck!