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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 resident to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, 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 ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity rates have increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Several studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their solar 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 installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, 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
Solar Panels Can Be Energy Efficient,Who Owns One ?
Our 3rd year on an 800-watt system, 10 RV-battery backup. nearest grid power is over a mile away, so solar was the way to go. We burned 15 gallons of gas in the generator last year due to bad weather. Overall reliability is better than the grid in our area. Upgrading this year to 1500 watts and 16 RV batteries so we'll have enough power to run the freezer we're buying and have about 4 days of bad-weather storage. Love our system, have no interest in connecting to the grid.
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger?
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger? I Want Enough Power To Charge A Smart Phone, A Gps Or Rechargeable Batteries For The Gps, And Maybe A Tablet.
I Know The Lightweight Ones Might Not Have Enough Power. But Maybe Just The Ability To Charge It Slow? Who Knows. Tell Me What U Have Used. And What You Have Heard. Thank You
My guess is you can't find one that weighs less than a spare set of batteries. The Goal Zero Guide 10 is a pound, the Nomad 7 nearly 13 ounces and the cheaper of the two is $80 at REI (not the cheapest outlet, I know). One AA battery is less than an ounce, and four lithium AAAs are about an ounce. Unless you need a dozen or more AAs, I think it would make more sense to just carry spares and charge them at home or with a car charger. Unless you're off the grid for more than about ten days or are using stuff constantly, one set of spares should suffice. On my last trip we carried digital cameras, a couple of cell phones, MP3 players, someone had a Zune, and - I think - about 900 flashlights (OK, maybe somewhat exaggerated, but we had a lot of them). We used four extra AAs on cameras and two AAAs on flashlights (one of which was on the second day, so it wasn't fully charged when we started). For the four of us, less than a half-pound of spare batteries was enough for an eight day trip.
The real problem with all of these chargers, however, isn't weight or even cost, it's charging time. The top-rated (not stupidly priced like the $360 Sherpa 50) charger at REI (Solio Bolt) takes 8 hours to charge a set of batteries. Unless you're hiking in death valley or only go out on the summer solstice, you're probably not going to get enough sun to charge everything. Maybe you love the sun, but when I'm hauling a pack I try to find all the shade I can, especially in camp. This may not be an issue if you're going above timberline.
As an alternative, have a look at this item from Amazon - for under $10, it'll charge a smart phone from a AA battery:
I don't know if it works well, but I'm sure there are others around, and with a few spare AAs, you can charge any USB item you're carrying.
Then again, if money is no object and you don't mind carrying nearly four pounds of charging junk around, go with that Goal Zero Sherpa 50 at $360. It looks like you could run a refrigerator on that thing and keep your beer cold on the trail. Seriously, however, if you're camping with a fairly large group, that might make sense. Spare batteries for - let's say six people - and all that stuff each would add up. You can shuffle stuff between packs to even out the weight. If someone's willing to spring for the cost, it might work well, although it seems like it's somewhat oriented toward base-camp use.
Better yet, leave all that stuff at the trailhead. Isn't that the whole point of getting off the grid?
2 Questions On The Solar Water Heater?
1.) What Is The Average Payback Period?
2.) What Is Its Life Expectancy?
And If U Know Them:
3.)On Average, How Much Heat Energy Does It Produce?
4.)By How Much Does It Reduce The Use Of Electricity To Heat The Water (On Average)?
5.) How Much Money Is Saved On Electricity Bills (On Average)?
1.) Lot's of input variables on this one. How many users, what the mean daily solar radiation of the region is, what system type(active, thermosiphon, passive) and do you have a gas or an electric water heater. The solar system will preheat the water in its own tank that will feed the water heater you have.
That way your water heater dosn't have to heat it much or at all, but will be there ready to go if there is no sun that day.
2.) A good system can exceed 20 years. Panels can go over 30 years.
3.) 2 - 4' x 8' panels heating an 80 gallon storage tank can raise the water temperature over 100 degrees in a single day.
4.) 80 gallons x 8.34 pounds/gallon x 100 degree rise equals 66,720 b.t.u.'s. A therm of gas is 100,000 b.t.u.s and there are 29.3 killowatts in a therm. So, about 20 killowatts a day will be saved on your electric bill. Where I live 3rd tier electricity is about 30 cents/kwh. That would be a daily savings of 20 x 30, or 6 bucks a day/180.00 month. Gas on the other hand at $1.50 a therm ( 20 therms/month) x 1.25 inversion modifier for an 80% efficient gas water heater would save about $37.50/month. Yes in this very possible scenario, gas is 5 times cheaper then electricity, which means solar water heating is way more cost effective in California, at least, if you have an electric water heater.
Where Do We Get Our Electricity From? (In The Usa?)?
Where Does Our Electricty Come From?
Many different sources. There are atomic powered plants, as you know. There are also coal-burning and oil-burning plants, but those are becoming obsolete. There are hydroelectric plants, which sit on dams and use the pressure of the water to turn turbines. There are windmills -- miles of them in the open spaces between the mountains on the way between California and Arizona -- and there are solar panel arrays, although those are still pretty new. Of course, many people also have solar panels and passive solar devices on the roofs of their homes. There are a few geothermal plants, which use the heat of the earth's interior for their energy, and hydrothermal plants, which use the difference in temperature between the lower parts of the ocean and the upper levels. I don't know if anyone has actually built those yet, but they have been designed.
What Is New Jersey Doing For The Environment?
There's bunch of non-profit organizations in NJ who been working many years to clean up dirty rivers and streams. They work hard to get politicians to sign a bill to ban certain toxic substances that damages the environment and pollutes the water and also causes human diseases such as cancer.
Besides these organizations, companies and towns are taking their own initiative for a cleaner environment. Many towns have installed solar panels and you can see them on almost every single light pole. Several schools have installed solar panels on their buildings. Power companies are working on installing wind mills along the coast. In matter of time, majority of energy produced in NJ will come from renewable energy.
Any company that contaminates the environment will be liable for cleanup. They will be heavily fined by NJ Dept of Environment.