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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps 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 very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.
#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 cash down.
Many property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just 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 houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, 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
Which Countries Use Solar Panel The Most?
Well You Know What I Mean Right?
solar energy is so far off from being commercially viable it isn't even funny. They cost literally thousands of dollars and require expensive maintenance on not so environmentally friendly batteries.
They are only viable in countries where the existing energy company is not reliable or under threat of terrorists.
Does It Make Sense To Put Solar Panels On My House?
I Live In The Twin Cities (Minnesota) I Am Going To Build A Home, And I Am Thinking Of Going Green, I Probably Won'T Do Some Of The &Quot;Green Things&Quot; Like Using All Recycled Materials, Or Even Bamboo Flooring, But More So, Radiant Floor Heating, All Energy Star Appliances (Even Getting An Led Tv), Tankless Water Heater, French Drain Water Collection (For Water The Lawn) Led Lights, Spray Foam Insulation Etc. Does It Make Sense To Get Solar Panels? I Know That Building Rather Thatn Buying Saves Me 25%, But Going Full On Green Costs About 40% More.
My Ultimate Goal It To Have A Home That Is Comfortable, Cool In The Summer, Warm In The Winter, Not A Lot Of Energy Loss, And Especially Low Utility Costs. I Know Solar Cells Are Expensive, And I Going To Build A 3000-4000 Sq Ft House... What Do You Think?
Michael, since you're designing the house, you should take advantage of passive solar building techniques - south facing windows, earth sheltering, a lot of interior thermal mass, etc. Check into using insulated concrete forms for the walls. Next, consider where dollars are most effectively spent for active energy recovery. Rather than gathering sunlight and converting it to electricity, convert it to heat and store it in a hot water tank - which provides both household heat and domestic hot water. How to air condition a house with hydronic heat? Look further into earth sheltered construction, and plan landscaping to provide some shade. You may find your AC needs are minimal or non existent. Do this correctly, and you'll save tons of $$ in utility bills while the rest of the nation is up in arms about rising energy prices. You should be able to name that tune for about 20 - 25% above normal construction costs. Good luck!
Solar Power Energy?
Im Doing A Report On Solar Power Energy So If You Would Help Me By Either Giving Me Answers To Theses Questions Or Giving Me Links That Will Answer Them That Will Be Great! Thankz!
-Who Are The People Or Groups Of People That Came Up With The Idea Of Using The Sun For Energy?
-Do The Costs Of Solar Panels Make It Functional?
-Is Solar Power Energy Widely Accepted Today? Why Or Why Not?
-What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Solar Power Energy Vs. Fossil Fuels?
-Were There Different Designs Of Solar Panels In The Past Versus Today?
Solar energy was a direct outcome of early observations of semiconductors at Bell Laboratories where they invented the transistor.
Solar energy is economical now, and it is functional. The economy must be viewed as something where the payback is a few years.
Solar energy is widely accepted.
Solar energy does not produce greenhouse gases. It is not controlled by someone else. It will not run out. The energy source is freely available to everybody.
The direction of solar electric panels is toward amorphous (as opposed to crystaline) photoelectric cells. Of course, there are new projects starting that use the thermal energy to heat water and other materials, producing electricity with boilers and generators.
Any Scientific Proyect That Can Help The Environment?
Like A Solar Panel
there are lots of toxic compounds in the water- such as DDT.
You can create a dipstick (such as what they have for the pool to measure pH and chlorine)
it should work like this:
1) dip it in the water for 10 seconds (or any amount of time)
2) compare the color with the colors on the box (each color represents a different toxicity of the water)
Someone in a science symposium did this for bisephenol (i think..? It is used in many plastics)
Solar Panel Question..?
I Don'T Know Very Much About It, But Can You Somehow Take Off The Little Solar Panels Off Of The Outdoor Light Things And Make It So You Can Hook An Outlet Up To It And Plug In To It Like A Phone Charger For Electricity.
Little solar panels on lights are very low power. The battery in one such may be 0.5 Amp-hours and 1.2 V ; it may be different but it should be marked on the panel/battery/manual. An outlet in your house is designed to run on 120 V (typically in N. Am.) and they run on alternating current (AC) whereas the panel generates direct current (DC). (If you don't know the difference, do not worry to much but just understand that they are not directly compatible.) You therefore need an inverter to change DC to AC (and lose some although inverters are now very efficient). But the amount of power generated by those panels is still very small. That is why solar lights are low power (just a few watts in most cases).
To make things even more irritating, phone chargers do not work off 120 V AC as you are charging the battery and need a low voltage DC -- which is what the solar panel is giving you. It is almost certain that the voltage from the panel will be less than the voltage required for the phone. The charger is mostly cable but there is a black box incorporated and it should say what the voltage and current output are (the input will be 120V).
So you should be able to overcome this not by hooking up the panel to a 120V outlet and then plugging the charger in but by hooking up the panel to the phone directly if you can get enough voltage out of the solar panel (or hook up several) and if you fashion a connection device. They already make them -- solar battery chargers and I am sure you can enter that into a search engine and find loads. Typically the panel alone is much more than a solar light -- which shows the relative power requirements.