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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 ac system, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average 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 against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have increased by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your property value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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.
Many homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- 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 Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
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 Twenty 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
What Technology Sounds Cool To You?
1. Solar Based Car (Car With Solar Panels)
2. Domestic Robot (Eq. - Cooks, Cleans, Cuts Grass, Etc.)
3. Iphone App That Tells You Everything About A Picture (Eq. You Shoot A Building And It Tells You What Building That Is - When It Was Build, Owner, Etc.)
4. Full Genome Sequencing - You Sequence Your Dna And Then Find Your Cancer Risk, Etc.
5. Quantum Rocket Engine That Can Make Spaceflight Cheaper And Reach Further
Well number 2 would, reduce the need for a wife or at least make her life easier (that's a joke) lol
Number 3 would definitely be useful to architect students and possibly historians (cant spell it sorry)
However number 5 would definitely kick [email protected]#
Why Isnt Solar Energy Used To Heat Homes Anymore?
Because they cannot charge you for the energy you get from the sun. Oil, gas and electric companies make money by selling you their energy. Once you construct solar panels, your energy is now free. This is why solar power has been held back.
How Do I Repair A Pinhole Leak In The Copper Tubing Of A Solar Panel That I Use To Heat My Swimming Pool?
There are really only three routes you can go, all are really temporary fixes and I'll explain why in a min.
1/ You can cut the pipe, usuing a pip cutter, at the spot and solder in a coupling of the appropriate size. Whoever posted that you can't use a propane torch for this is incorrect. You can solder copper up to 1 1/2 inches, easily, with a normal porpane torch, if you know what you're doing.
2/ That old inner tube you have lying around, can be cut and have a patch doubled up, placed over the pin hole and use a gear clamp (hose clamp) to tighten and hold in place. Viola, home made saddle clamp. Add some goop if you want.
3/ Cut the pipe at the leak and use a rubber coupling sized accordingly. You'll be able to find these at a plumbing shop. It's just a rubber sleeve that fits over each end of cut pipe and is held in place by a hose clamp each side. It does the same job as a copper coupling, without the need to solder.
These are temp fixes, you'll soon be replacing that entire section of pipe. If you have a pin hole in one spot, the copper has been corroded enough, that it will likely let go in another spot soon.
Goop, that someone else posted in here, is fine for a small suction leak, this is a pressure leak, and it won't do the job for long, if at all by itself. You could use it in conjunction with the rubber patch however.
You may want to investigate why the copper corroded on you as well. Check your water chemistry at a local pool shop for free ( you water may be off balance and very agressive) and also have a look at how your sanitizer dispenser is plumbed in. It should have it's outlet in the return, AFTER all the pool equipment, including the solar. If not, little wonder you have an issue, it's dumping raw chlorine or bromine directly into some of the most sensitive areas of your plumbing. If you're dumping pucks in the skimmer, same thing. If it is a Larson's brominator, that was plumbed in as per the maual, re do it. The manual is wrong and they never got around to revising it.
Hope this helps
Air Conditioner 125 Volt 15 Amps: How Many Solar Panels And Batteries To Run 24/7?
I Have A Cabin That Is Way Out In The Middle Of No Where, It Would Cost 1000'S Of Dollars To Get Power To It.
If I Have A 8,000 Btu Air Conditioner That Runs On 125 Volts And 15 Amps (Or 1875 Watts)
How Many Solar Panels Will I Need To Run This During The Day, Plus Charge The Batteries To Run It All Night?
How Many Batteries Would I Need
OK, in addition to the solar panels, you wil need an inverter (DC to AC; 12V t0 120V) capable of delivering 20A continuously and as much as 40A for the compressor starting surge, and a fairly large battery bank capable of delivering something over 2000 watts continuously (losses in the charging and conversion process) as well as the surge.
So, if your actual demand is now calculated around 2000 watt/hour, and you need to both run the unit and charge batteries during the daylight hours - and considering that the ideal charging rate for a lead-acid battery is on the order of 10% of its capacity, you will need a huge reserve on the battery section and a huge excess on the solar section to make up for the 5 hours maximum input.
So, the average high-quality deep-discharge battery will do about 400Ah @ 12.6V. Which comes to 5040 watts for one hour. For round figures, it will give you 2000 watts for 2.5 hours. You will need a minimum of eight of them just to make your system run for the 19 hours you are anticipating. Given that you do not want to run the batteries to zero each night, a 50% reserve would be a wise investment - comes to now twelve (12) batteries.
Now, you will have to make 2000 watts (to run the unit) and also produce and another 8600 (per hour for five hours) watts to charge the batteries for the next night. Again, for round figures, you will need 10,000 watts of solar power, or seventy (70) panels.
At ~10 watts/s.f. (100 watts/meter), that comes to about 1000 square feet or 100 square meters. Modern non-crystaline panels may reduce this by 20%, or so but no more than that.
You will be charging the batteries at roughly 20% of their discharge capacity - which will pretty much cut their service live in half, or so. As the average deep-discharge battery has about an 8-year life span under ideal conditions (and your situation will be far from ideal) you may expect to replace them every four years or so with good care. Much less with no care.
Cell Organelles As A School?
How Would Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Nucleus, Nucleolus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Chloroplasts, Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Golgi Apparatus, Cytoplasm, And Vacuoles Be Described As A School. Example Like The Nucleus Could Be The Principal Or Superintendent.
Thanks So Much!
Cell membrane - the school boundaries where you can't pass without permission, like a classroom door (like diffusion).
Cell wall - more rigid in structure, like walls instead of a door you could open.
Nucleolus- this is the center of the nucleus and where transcription take place, so it can be related to superintendents as opposed to the nucleus which would be more a principal.
ER - protein synthesis, among other functions - could equate this to student filing into the cafeteria line getting what they need (food). And traveling out.
Golgi - packages proteins - maybe for students who run errands between teachers and fetch things, or mailmen who deliver packages/ supplies to the school
Ribosomes - site of protein synthesis - report cards/ grading - that's where it makes you or breaks you. Getting a test back; it's a source of energy whether it's stress or anxiety. Something is synthesizing!
Vacuoles - water - water fountain
Cytoplasm- the insides like hallways and such, where things can pass and get where they need to go. Thruways, if you will.
Mitochondria - ATP and energy! Gym class and pumping iron or anything sports related. The football team, etc.
Chloroplasts - convert light energy into chemical energy; if the school has solar panels it would relate. Or even conversion charts and scales you would find in school since it turns one unit of measure into another easier unit of measure.
Hope this helps