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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 daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, seeing 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 environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce 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 reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial 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 an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs 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. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least 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
Mono-Crystalline Or Poly-Crystalline Solar Panel?
All solar photovoltaics drop in efficiencies with higher temperatures but it isn't the 45+ C you have to worry about but rather the heat from the sunlight striking the panels. There are hybrid systems which passes water in pipes attached to the back of the solar panels to cool the panels and preheat the water for solar thermal collectors.
The difference between mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline are that mono-crystalline are more efficient and more costly to make.
My School Is Planning To Put Up Solar Panels But The District Needs To Cut Down A Row Of 3-6 Trees!?
What Do You Think Is Better? Do You Think The District Should Cut Down The Trees Or Not?
As much as I agree that cutting down trees stinks, I have to say to cut them down and put the solar up. The amount of money the solar will save over the life of the panels, not to mention the environmental impact, far out weighs the cost of cutting a few trees. So, for the school's pocket and the environment its a lot better to use solar. I am sure the panels aren't generating a ton of power, but what little power they do make is a great benefit. Just as someone else had said, see about getting more trees to plant in a different area. Most of the time schools can get things like that free (under a certain amount) from different foundations. Check with Arbor Day and other similar companies. I am really happy that you are concerned enough about the environment to bother asking this question.
Is Solar Energy Really Working?
In Physics, We Learned That Fossil Fuels Stores Chemical Energy. Where Did All Those Energy Came From? The Way I See It Is That Fossil Fuels Store Excess Energy From Sun (Trapped On Earth) In Order To Maintain Our Climate. We Have Been Releasing Too Much Of Those Energy And Hence Caused Global Warming. But Then, As Solar Panels Turn Sunlight To Energy, Would More Energy Be Trapped In The Atmosphere? Moreover, If We Are Not Containing Or Exporting Those Excess Energy, Will Global Warming Ever Be Solved?
Solar panel directly absorb solar energy from the sun, so there is no excess energy being released into the atmosphere. Inside a solar panel, positive energy from the sun is forced through a layer of insulation to a negative power source. This is a very clean alternative energy source, but it's not very effective because so little sunlight is captured.
Besides Life In General And Solar Power(Panels) What Else Have We Invented That Uses The Sun ? Eg, Sundials?
Solar energy was stored chemically by photosynthesis and collected by geologic forces over millions of years into reserves which we have tapped for virtually every known purpose.
However, I suspect your perception of solar power is much more pedestrian so think about how the Ancient Romans would paint their chimneys black so that the Sun would heat the air within them and air would rise out of their villas creating a vacuum which pulled air into the villas through buried clay pipes such that the air would cool to the ground temperature thereby air conditioning their villas. Modern "Earthships" call this "Earth Tubes". Modern greenhouse hobbyists call them "Canadian Wells".
The Scandinavians where able to navigate long distances through the use of sun stones. The legends paint these as magical devices but they were likely blocks of Calcite which would refract lights according to their polarity therefore allowing the location of the Sun to be detected even when obscured by clouds, fog or even just after sunset or before sunrise.
What Does A Single Solar Panel Weigh?
Want To Add Solar Panels To Manufactured Home, And We Get A Lot Of Snow Up Here In The Nw. Wondering If It Would Interfer With The Roof Load.
The solar panels that are typically used in home power systems weigh between 40 and 50 lbs each. Some of the thin film products and solar shingle products weigh less, but usually require more square footage of panel to get the same power output.
Areas that get a lot of snow usually have building codes requiring very sturdy roofs. Some areas require a roof that supports 100 lbs per square foot or more. I have worked with solar in snowy areas, and have yet to find a proper roof in these areas that will not support an array of solar panels. If your manufactured home passed inspection, you are likely OK.
The trick is to make sure that your solar panels will shed the snow as quickly as possible after the snow storm so you can keep generating power. E-mail me at [email protected] if you would like some ideas on how to do this.