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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 daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many homeowners discover that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the average 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 costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical power costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your property worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for 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 an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting 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 loan down.
Many house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 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
How Can I Build My Own Solar Panels To Install On My Roof To Power All Home Appliances?How Many Panels I Need?
I Live In Md And An Old Stupid Governor Signed A New Electric Bill In 2000 To Increase Bge Power Fees For The Next 12 Years Or So. Electricity Rate Hike Is In Effect At 50% Increase Plus 5%-7% Yearly Until 2012. And Md Govenrment Declined The Installation Of Windmills And Extra Power Plants To Provide Power Demand, Yet, They Rather Charge The Citizens More Money Than To Offer Solutions. We Know Who'S Getting Paid And Not The Fbi Nor The House Of Delegates Want To Launch A Corruption Investigation. Instead Of Moving Out Of Md, I Would Like To Be Power Independent From These Greedy Corrupted Politicians- Such Wealthy Clowns Now- I Wonder Why.... ???
You can't really make these, they require special machinery and chemicals.
You need to buy them, plus batteries plus charge controller, plus an inverter. Get a set of arrays with 3-4 times, more capacity than you need to cover you at night and when the sun isn't shining.
Depending on your power requirements, this will cost $20k to 50k.
Your roof has to be large, facing south, and with nothing in the way to shade any of it from the sun.
You cannot be completely independent of the power company, as there are long periods when there is no sun, and to keep your house powered during those intervals would require a large number of large batteries. If the utility company allows, you can be setup so that you sell power to the utility when you have excess power, and when the sun is not out, you buy power from them.
First thing you want to do is calculate your power consumption. You can look at old utility bills to get the number of kW-hrs. Get numbers over a year, as winter use is different from summer use.
good luck, contact me if you want more info.
How Do You Make An Actual Battery Out Of A Solar Panel?
I Want To Make A Battery Out Of A Solar Panel But I Dont Know How. I Need It To Be Fairly Small So It Will Fit In A Pretty Small Place. Can Somebody Help Me Make One With Diagrams?
A solar panel absorbs sunlight and converts it to electricity but they don't typically store that energy. But you can attach it to a battery or a bank of capacitors.
In the article above it mentions several manufacturers. Give them a look, they might already make what you're looking for.
How Are Electric Cars Better For The Environment Than Gas Powered Cars? Don'T They Both Use Fossil Fuels?
Ok So In The U.S, The Pursuit Of Being Better For The Environment, Car Companies Are Developing All Electric Cars. But I Must Say I'M A Bit Confused! I Thought We Were Trying To Cut Down On The Amount Of Fossil Fuels...Doesn'T Electricity Fall Under This Category? Why Are People Constantly Getting Solar Panels And Why Is Wind Power So Important If Its All Going To Now Be Double Time Used Because Everyone'S Going To Be Using Electric Powered Cars? I'M So Confused I Don'T Think There Is Anyway Out Of This, I Think Driving A Vehicle Is Just Going To Be Bad For The Environment No Matter What. My Ideal World Would Be To Ride A Bicycle And Drive A Paggio/Vespa Around But That Wouldn'T Work In La...Can Somebody Help Me? I Have A Genuine Concern For This...What Is The Way Of The Future For Vehicles? What Can The Middle And Lower Class Do About This Whole Issue?...Why Sky Blue [Actually Turning Gray, But Still =P]
electric motors depending on ac or dc, phase, and voltage are between 84% and 93% efficient while ICE are doing good at 25%. Depending on where you live they can be easily no fossil fuels used, while a petrol engine is 100% oil. Buffalo NY or Los Vegas both are hydroelectric powered cities. Supplementing with solar and wind is also zero carbon neutral. Nukes are very clean also and now there's process's to deal with the waste. As far as coal all US plants have a 2015 mandate to add a carbon sequestering stage, lets see you carbon sequester any form of internal combustion engine. Plus charging at night when demand is low makes better use of power plant efficiencies.
How Do Solar Yard Lights Work At Night?
Im Doing Engineering Project And Its Do In 2 Weeks So Help!!!!!!!!!
The solar panel charges a battery which operates the light at night. There's a photo sensor (the solar panel itself when it detects no sunlight) that detects the ambient light to switch day/night charge/'discharge through bulb' modes. There's a couple of schematics at http://www.members.shaw.ca/novotill/Sola...
The LED is driven by a DC source generated by a complementary symmetry astable oscillator which is switched off or on depending on whether daylight is falling on the solar panels or not. The trip level is set by The IN5817 in circuit A and by the T3904/18K resistor in Circuit B.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Help Stop Global Warming?
I Would Like To Learn More About Global Warming And How To Prevent It.
Building Solar Panels and Wind Turbines from items in your own home is a great way to start. My husband took the time out to read an ebook that taught him how to inexpensively create alternative energy sources without hiring a contractor.
We are actually selling energy back to our nuclear power plant as I type this. It is great not to leave a carbon footprint because of using "free" energy from the wind and sun. Not having a $300 electric bill doesn't hurt, either ;).
Good luck in your green cause. I know that we are doing our part!