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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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic 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 decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in international 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 overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 utility companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
How Do Solar Panels And Their Battery Backup Systems Work?
I Am Looking At A Need Of Roughly 130W/Hour Need Per 24 Hour Period. I Have Spent Several Hours Now Looking For Information Online And Have Found Plenty Of Info Regarding The Panels Themselves, But Information Regarding The Batteries Backups Have Been Slim. I Understand That There Is A 5-7 Hour "Peak" Time To Collect The Energy. I Am Looking For Information Regarding The Batteries Themselves. How Do The Batteries Work, What Size Batteries Should I Look For, And What Is The Life Expectency For The Batteries? Any Website Links Would Also Be Appreciated!
Solar panels have their own characteristics and generate current depending on the intensity of sunlight falling on them and not on the temperature. Direction of the panel also makes lots of difference. Nowadays very thin panels are available at very high cost. The more area a panel occupies it generates more current.
The current generated by a panel cannot be readily used since the current and voltage varies with the load connected to it. So normally a regulator is used to have constant voltage and constant current to come from the panel. This charges the battery.
You have to calculate the total/normal current from the charger and then find the AH of the battery. When you have calculated the AH of the panel/charger then you can divide the AH of the battery by the AH of the charger/panel and find out the time taken to fully charge the battery. You also have to remember that there is a de-rating factor to be taken into consideration in the battery.
Why Isnt Solar Power Used More Than Coal Or Gas Or Oil Based Power?
Why Arent Govts And Corporates Looking Into Investing More Into Solar Energy. Its Easier To Setup Than Coal Or Gas Based Power Plants. The Resource Doesnt Have To Be Mined Or Extracted From The Ocean Floors Reducing The Logistics Involved And It Doesnt Pollute The Surrounding. Also, No Waste Products.
Because those that Supply the Coal, Gas, Uranium Don't want you to use Solar or Wind alternatives some inventors have invented options that could supply all your house hold requirements without connecting to a power grid. They where made to Disappear or the Patents bought out for not only did these inventions cut out the need for the Power companies but also the Mining industries that supply them, the Power Pole and Wire installers and Suppliers. We have a Bloke near us that has a 20 Kw Wind turbine on his property and the power company Will Not connect him to the Grid because he is a Producer Not a Consumer also in some places there is a Limit on the amount of Solar panels one can have on their Roof. Even Designers/Architects do not design Houses to allow for Solar alternatives unless Specifically Requested so if the home owner later on wishes to go Solar they have a Limited installation option due to the design of their Roofs unless they replace their roof with a Solar friendly Alternative
Should I Build A Solar System?
I Am Debating Weather Ot Not To Build A Solar System For Off Grid. I Think It Would Be Nice For Emergency Incase Anything Ever Happened And We Were Without Power. I Have $50,000 That I Have Been Saving For 5 Years. Would That Be Enough To Run Things Such As All My Lights, Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Toaster And Maybe A Few Things Such As My Tv, Or Computer. Also Can You Run Water On A Solar System.
For emergency use, have a transfer switch installed and a nozzle that can be padlocked on your natural gas line then get a tri-fuel portable generator to put in your garage. When the time comes, you wheel it out and plug it up. If the natural gas runs out, you wheel out a few propane tanks. If you run out of propane you go in search of gasoline like everyone else. A lot less expensive than solar panels and won't get blown off the roof during a hurricane.
With an off grid home, you would need several systems. Even with batteries, solar and wind power isn't reliable enough for refrigeration so unless you can be grid tied, you should consider having a propane tank buried and use it for an absorption refrigerator like the Amish do, indeed the Amish makes a line of good absorption refrigerators. You can run your backup systems off the propane. Home insurance will require a conventional backup system for your heating system.
You would want to reduce your energy use as much as possible because you actually pay more per kwh with alternate energy then you would off the grid. You can heat your home and hot water with solar thermal and use a tankless water heater as the backup. Line up the solar thermal panels on the lower edge of the roof and mount the hot water storage tanks high so you can use a passive loop then cover the rest with photovoltaics. Put a metal drain pan with a drain so leaks won't damage your house. With a battery system, you're designing for peak loads and you will have to research the weather websites to find out how many days in a row you might be without power and how may days you'll likely have to recharge your batteries, designing for just overnight use would require a backup, perhaps a portable tri-fuel generator running off the propane. The websites will also give you a better idea of the hours of sunshine you'll get and give you the degree heating and cooling values to estimate your heating and cooling requirements. You'll want a separate battery house made with cinder blocks and well ventilated, batteries have a tendency to explode. You may want two battery houses in case one explodes. You also want to design the battery house so you can disconnect batteries for testing and move them around when charging to help equalize the charge. You'll have to have a regular routine for inspecting and maintaining the batteries, ideally daily but once a week should work. It's usually not worth it to do solar absorption refrigeration with a gas and electric backup and the solar air-conditioning can be quite expensive.
Don't bother with a gas oven, ever since pilot lights were outlawed on gas ovens, they've used a glow plug which draws 300 watts constantly. Doesn't really make much sense when the water heater still uses a pilot light. If you can find a really old gas oven then it may be an option. Wood ovens are a possibility.
It is possible to run an absorption refrigerator and air conditioning off solar thermal but the refrigeration would require over 400 fahrenheit temperatures so you would need a lithium nitrate or potassium nitrate ( fertilizer ) storage tank and use oil as the heat carrier, you would also need parabolic trough collectors. Note that lithium nitrate and potassium nitrates are also used in explosives so you'll be on the terrorist watch list. Solar airconditioning can be done with just hot water and evacuated tube solar thermal collectors. Heating and hot water can be done with solar plate thermal collectors.
How Much Longer Til The Deadbeat Bloodsuckers Deplete Our Treasury Beyond Repair And Destroy Our Country?
Inflation is caused by an excessively high ratio of the nation’s supply of money to its supply of goods. The federal government can minimize the supply of money with its taxing powers and maximize the supply of goods with its computer keyboards. Prosperity requires only a wise President, an agreeing Congress, and an educated electorate. Unfortunately, we lack all three.
During World War II, the federal government minimized the supply of money by selling war bonds and raising taxes. It maximized the supply of goods by printing contracts. WW II productivity was not a miracle; it was simply the result of full employment. The unemployment rate was less than 1% and Inflation was not rampant. The debt-to-GDP ratio was twice today’s ratio but the war debt was never “paid off”. Due to post-war economic growth, it remains an insignificant portion of our annual debt interest expense.
Today, unlimited funds can be created with computer keyboards and spent usefully on the infrastructure we will need to stay ahead of China in the coming century. More than an economic issue, this is a matter of national defense. Just as industry found it unprofitable to build the Interstate Highway System, government must again finance new infrastructure. It works for China. Why not for us?
For security, we will need a smart grid and a nationwide, underground power and communication network. For energy independence, we will need homes with near-perfect insulation, solar panels, and geothermal wells. To battery-power our entire automobile fleet, we will need dozens of safe, thorium-based nuclear power plants. And to eliminate the long-haul truck and air traffic that uses a major portion of our energy and our highway and airport maintenance expense, we will need a network of low friction, energy-saving, maglev freight and passenger trains zipping through low-pressure tubes at jet speed.
Most of all, we must provide free apprenticeship and college education for all the youth that can absorb it. Just as we do not expect children to pay for K-12 education, we must also provide them with tuition, supplies, and housing while they earn their diplomas and degrees. That would be our best investment, as it is for all the other advanced and developing nations.
At the same time, we can provide Medicare for everyone and pay for Social Security retirement at an age commensurate with our need for a labor supply. Free education and full employment will provide the required supply of doctors, nurses, and medical infrastructure.
Will taxes pay for all that? No! There are only two reasons for taxation. (1) To control the money supply, tax the income of the bottom 99%. (2) To prevent the purchase of Congress, tax the income and the estates of the top 1% until they are no longer rich enough to buy the votes. Wealth is power and inherited wealth is inherited power: aristocracy. It is the exact opposite of democracy and meritocracy. End this betrayal of our Founding Liberals! Enrich the middle class so that it can also invest!
What will pay for all that? We can finance government with computer keyboards. The labor of twenty million people currently doing nothing but drawing benefits will turn a $500B annual cost into a $2T annual benefit. Do the math!
What about the value of the dollar? Relative to a foreign currency, its strength depends upon our productivity relative to that of the foreign nation. To maximize productivity, we need full employment to rapidly build the world’s best infrastructure. Our military strength depends upon our domestic industrial base. Productivity cannot be out-sourced. There is no alternative to a policy of full employment. A small government is the road to serfdom.
What about the debt? The world is begging us to keep their money safe at a negative real (inflation-adjusted) interest rate. As a service to the market, we should pay the debt interest expense at a rate slightly higher than the normal inflation rate, ideally 2%. There is no reason to pay more. We don’t need the bond-holders. We have keyboards.
Google: Functional Finance, Dr. Abba Learner, http://www.KeynesForum.blogspot.com
What Happens If I Connect A Solar Panel To A Battery Thats Lower Than The Operating Voltage?
If I Connect A 9V Solar Panel To A 12V Battery, Will It Be Able To Charge The Battery Up To 9V? Or Will The Current Go The Other Way And Not Charge The Battery At All?
You would typically have a blocking diode in place to prevent battery discharge (even cheep panels have this).
Your 9v panel is actually at 11.5v when there is no current. So you may be able to very slightly trickle charge a dead battery. I doubt you will be able to witness any results however.
The simple solution is to purchase a 12v panel :)
Another solution, if you do not wish to purchase a new panel, is to get a charge controller. A charge controller can boost the voltage to the proper charging values and protects the batteries when they are full.
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Best of luck to you!