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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 everyday life: running your a/c, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 a crucial part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market 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 country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 tons 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 very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that pick to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Why Solar Energy Not Utilized Or Why There Is No Demand In Using Solar Energy?
Please Give Me The Informations How Solar Energy Can Be Effectively Used In Our Daily Life
We can make roof-mounted solar units to heat water.
Solar electric panels are still expensive, but getting cheaper.
Do some re-searching on the internet.
Is It Possible To Use Solar Energy To Power An Oven?
My Project In School Is To Design An Hybrid Solar Oven That Uses Pv, Battery, Charge Controller And Inverter. Please Advice.
An ordinary electric oven used a lot of power, as much as 10000 watts (10 kW). This means a huge solar array, a huge set of batteries, and a large inverter, all very expensive.
The problem is that oven use is intermittent. You need it for an hour or two, then it sits unused for a day or two. That means the average power is low, perhaps 1/10th the the above number. So you heed a large amount of batteries to sustain it for those two hours. A large auto battery stores about 1 kW for 1 hour, so to provide 10 kW for 2 hours, you would need 20 of these large batteries.
Now for an oven only, no top burners, you may be able to cut down the power level, perhaps as low as 1 kW, which reduces the power requirements, although it makes an oven of limited usefulness.
A solar array must be used all the time there is sun in order to pay back the large cost investment, many thousands of dollars. Using it only to power an oven, which may go for days without being used, is very uneconomical. That is why solar arrays are intended to power the entire house, not just one appliance. In fact, even that can result in unused power, so good systems are designed so that you sell unused power back to the power company, which greatly reduces the need for batteries, as you are then using the power company for energy storage, buying from them for high peak power needs, and selling to them when you have excess power.
Are Big Oils Days Numbered?
No. The big oil companies are behemoths, and unless they really blow it, (as have GM, et al) will continue to do very well. They are "energy" companies. They will simply move to supplying other forms of energy. And there will always be a need for oil for lubricants, etc.
Ultimately, we will of necessity(economy, global warming, etc) be compelled to move to nucelar energy. That is why the price of uranium has gone from under $8 to over to over $91per pound since 2001, without a single pull back, and the ascent continues! Huge profits have been made in the metal itself and in the companies who explore for, develop, and mine it.
Uranium is the only realistic source of energy in the quantities required by world civilization today, and the demands for energy in China, India, et al are just getting started! Also, global warming demands that we stop burning things to produce energy.
Ethanol is a political charade. We are burning food. Ask the poor in Mexico who now pay through the nose for the corn meal to make their tacos. And, when you consider the oil used for fertilizer and to run the tractors raising the corn, we use more fossil fuel to produce the corn than would have been used to produce the same amount of energy directly from the fossil fuels(oil, coal and natural gas).
Wind and solar just can't supply the quantities of energy needed at a price we can afford---to say nothing of the aesthetic complaints.
I am happy to learn of the vehicles offered by Phoenix Motors and support all hydogen fuel cell and hydrogen fuel based technology. The technology is already here for these types of vehicles. It's the infrastructure (fuelling stations, etc.) that is absent. And the key will be to produce the hydrogen, and thus, the electricity necessary to produce the hydrogen. Ultimately this electricity must come from nuclear power plants, that is, from URANIUM. Otherwise we are back to square one---burning oil, coal, and natural gas to produce electricity and from the electricity, the hydrogen.
So the hydrogen, hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicle technology are great and the wave of the future, but the bottom line is we must move to nuclear to produce the bulk of our energy/electricity in order to utilize those technologies. Otherwise we continue to get it from burning things---oil, coal, natural gas, wood, trash, etc. All of which produce CO2, pollution, and global warming.
Unfortunately, the US lags the world in getting on the nuclear band wagon. Get with it! Spread the word! Light the fire under our leaders to get beyond greed, and do what needs to be done!
Science Help With Solar Energy!?
What Are Some Advantages Of Solar Energy?
Solar cells are totally silent. They can extract energy from the sun without making a peep. Now imagine the noise that the giant machines used to drill for and pump oil make!
Solar energy is non-polluting. Of all advantages of solar energy over that of oil, this is, perhaps, the most important. The burning of oil releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and carcinogens into the air.
Solar cells require very little maintenance (they have no moving parts that will need to be fixed), and they last a long time.
Solar Panel Costs And Sizes?
I Am Doing A School Project And We Need To Find The Cost Of Solar Panels For Our School. The Problem Is I Don'T Know What Size The System Needs To Be. Is It 1000 Watts Or 1000000 Watts?
Also Can You Find The Cost Of The System?
Without them providing the amount of energy your school uses then it's impossible to know how many panels you would need. Just phrase it in the form of how much space or how many panels would be needed to create (X) amount of power. Ask the amount the school uses then go from there. Let's put it this way, with today's solar technology you would probably have to cover most of the roof of the school with solar panels and it still wouldn't be enough to run the school entirely. Never mind the cost of out-fitting a building of that size, it would take far to many years to pay off and would probably never offset the cost of electricity they are paying now considering maintenance, upkeep and replacement costs associated with these systems. If it was that easy and cost effective, they would have already done it. Make sure you squeeze that into your report somewhere. Find out how much electricity costs in your area, its on any electric bill, it should show the cost per Kw/h somewhere (If separated by peak time and non-peak time, your school would be peak time). After you get that and how much the school uses, do the math and include a graph comparison showing the cost of both. You should be able to find the costs of solar panels online somewhere. Do a side by side comparison from start up cost, upkeep and all versus using the current source. Good luck on your report.