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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, numerous home owners find that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped with solar 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 part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are important components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy costs).
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 Is More Cost Effective?
Running A/C At Constant 78Ish Degrees (When People Are Home) Or Opening Windows Which Heats The House Up And Then Running A/C To Cool It Back Off At Night?
First, use a programmable thermostat so you can have the house warmer during the day when no one is around. That way you set it and forget it.
Second, plant shade trees or install solar shades on the outside of the south and west facing windows to block most of the sun's UR rays from even entering the house to create that excessive heat inside.
Third, have an energy audit (free from most utilities) that will tell you the areas of your (not some one else's) home were you have excessive air leakage causing the cool air inside to leave and the hot humid air on the outside from entering. Most air leakage issues are easily fixable by some caulking and weather stripping.
If you haven't ever seen an energy audit report, here's a link where we wrote numerous posts about the one we received with all the charts, graphs and recommendations. We couldn't find one before we had our's done, so we thought we would write about the one we received.
Fourth, for when folks are home, I go with the open windows approach until the A/C comes on and then close all the windows, sliding doors, etc. Just today, our neighbour who takes the opposite approach and keeps all the windows closed had his A/C come on around 10:30 in the morning whereas ours didn't come on until around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Hope that helps!
Why Is The World Facing Energy Problems?
All the energy problems are a result of poor engineering. Think about it-energy is everywhere and we have no way to access it. Our best solar systems so far are about 15% efficient and cost a lot more than they are worth. We spend billions on oil when gas is less than 1/4th the cost of oil. We have lots of coal which is even less costly than gas and don't have a clue how to use it in an environmentally friendly way. Poor engineering in every case.
What Are Three Reasons Why Solar Energy Is Better Than Geothermal Energy?
1) There are more locations on earth where Solar energy is more readily available than Geothermal.
2) Solar energy systems can be placed on top of existing structures (roofs) even in cities while Geothermal would require digging. This poses a problem with existing buildings being crowded together.
3) Economies of scale. There are a lot of people putting in a lot of solar energy systems, both PhotoVoltaic and Solar Thermal. With a lot of equipment being sold, the manufactures have competitive pricing and new developments are quick to get on the market. Geothermal is a bit more specialized.
4) Solar energy can be harness passively. That is to say planning can take advantage of the Sun's energy to heat and light a building.
What'S Your Opinion On Solar Energy?
What Do You Think The Future Will Hold For Solar Energy? Do You Think It Will Be Used More Or Less In The United States? Do You Think It Will Eventually Have Different Uses?
I think solar power is great as long as you have enough sun every day. I think wind power is great. There's always wind. I've always been wondering about water power. All of our big cities are located along the coast lines. I've often wondered why they don't put the power of the ocean into good use.
Why Have We Become Dependent On Fossil Fuels When All Along We Could Have Been Using Solar Energy?
Despite The Increased Price To Produce Photovoltaics Do Fossil Fuels Have Some Superior Advatange Over Solar Energy That I Am Missing?
They're cheap and easy -- and the latter is more important than you may think. All you need to get widely-usable energy out of fossil fuels is a reliable way to create fire: they burn easily. Not so with sunlight. Manufacturing photovoltaic cells requires technology that we most certainly didn't have back when we first adopted coal and oil.