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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many home owners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free 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 energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly 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 homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific 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 normal property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to run properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation 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 loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty 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
Can Someone Tell Me About Solar Panels For Homes?
I Was Trying To Look Online For Solar Panels For My Home To Take Some Of The Strain Off Of Using Oil And Electricity But I Find It Very Hard To Understand Exactly How They Are Used.
Like One That I Looked Up Is 100 Watts.....Is That Like A Light Bulb Watt? How Many Things Can That Power?
Is It Really Cheaper In The Long Run Because The Panels Are Very Expensive?
If Anyone Has Web Sites That Can Explain This To Me I Would Appreciate A Link, Or Anyone To Answer Part Of My Question.
There are two types of devices that collect energy from the sun:
Solar photovoltaic modules use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity.
Solar thermal collectors use the sun's energy to heat water or another fluid such as oil or antifreeze
There is only a one time cost to installing solar panels.
The way to get the most for your money is, really to have them installed at the time of the home being built.
You have to figure, over-time, how long it will take regarding the cost of the solar panels vs the cost of your energy now.
In A Dc Circuit Running From Solar Panels To Batteries Do I Only Need One Diode In Series?
In A Dc Circuit Running From Solar Panels To Batteries Do I Only Need One Diode In Series?
I Am Connecting A Small Solar Panel To A Battery And Put Two Diodes In Series On The Positive And The Negative, But When I Only Put One In Circuit It Works Fine. Will This Prevent Backfeed Back Into The Solar Panel With Only One Diode In Series?
You only need a single diode inline between the solar panel and the battery. A diode acts like a one way valve. Place a diode on either wire effectively blocks reverse flow.
You may also consider a charge controller, unless you want to manually check voltages during the day and disconnect the solar panels when the battery is charged. Otherwise, you may overcharge the battery and damage it.
What Does Having Solar Shingles Or Panels Installed On The Roof Involve?
For A Small House, Can It Be Done In Conjunction With A Regular Asphalt Shingle Roof Replacement? How Does The Electrician Then Wire It Into The Existing System? Do They Need To Get Into The Walls Or Attic Or How Do They Connect It? In Other Words, How Much Disruption Would Be Expected In The Process And How Long Would It Take? Thanks!
Solar shingles are special shigles with a photo voltaic film on it that makes direct current electrcity (like a battery) when energized by converting the sun's rays. You need to have new solar shingles installed over the old ones.
Solar panels are installed either on the roof or on the ground.
Either way they need a collector box where all the panels or shingles are wired together, a disconnect (on off switch), and inverter (changes d.c. voltage to a.c.voltage energy to run household appliances or sell the excess back to the power company).
Some units require transformers if the output a.c. voltage is either to high or to low for your use.
Some people buy storage batteries to store up excess energy made from the sun to use during the night when the sun has set.
The time to get it installed varies on how complicated the system is.
Normally you get a survey first to see where is the best place to place it is. Shade from trees, buildings etc. can either loose part of the panels efficency or cause the whole panel to put out 0 volts.
A average installer with some mechanical and electrical ability can do it in a week end. A good installer can do it in less tah 1 day. But it may cost a couple hundred dollars.
Check with your state and the federal government. It can take 30% off the top or more in savings. Federal or off your income tax is easiest. State money is a first come first surve and the funds may be used for that year.
Plant Cell Analogy To A House?
I Need This Tonight Please Answer Now
Walls = Cell wall (because its a wall!)
Chloroplasts = Solar panels on the roof (gain energy from light)
Mitochondria = Generator in the basement (produce energy from fuel already in the cell/house)
Vacuole = Refrigerator/Storeroom (vacuoles store nutrients [they also keep the cell turgid, but I'm not sure how that analogy could apply to the house])
Nucleus = Study? (Nucleus is where all of the cell's functioning is ultimately determined, I guess instead of a study, you could decide to include the person who makes all the decisions in the house)
cell membrane = Windows (Lets things into the cell when needed, otherwise keeps them out, almost like how we can close/open windows in a house)
Endoplasmic reticulum OR ribosomes = Kitchen (ribosomes along with the ER produces all the goods the cell needs, and may also be involved in exporting those goods outside [in the kitchen analogy, this would be like people walking out with packed lunches I guess...])
Cell cytoplasm = hallway (everything has to travel through the cytoplasm to get anywhere else)
That's about all I can think of, hope it helps!
What Is A Reasonable Price For Enough Solar Panels To Power A Large Amount Of Condos And Other Buildings?
I'M Doing A School Project And We Need Ways To Be Green. I Have To Power A Retirement Community In Florida. I Have 15 Large Condos, 3 Beach Houses, 3 Restaurnats, A Pool, Gym, Hot Tub, Sauna, Grocery Store, Gas Station, And Several Offices. They Don'T Have To Power Everything But I Would Like To Be As Green As Possible. Also Maybe Other Suggestions On Good Ways To Go Green.
i would look at this in a diverse approch.
1. being that it is florida, i would start with using PV on the houses in combination with a couple of small peak mounted wind turbines (sources oynot.com, solardyne.com, sunwize.com and on and on).
2. condo's are different. they usually have flat roofs so the turbines would be out of the question and so would PV. Instead i would use hard mount solar panals, and try to be energy efficent in other areas of the construction.
3. the pool is an easy one. your in florida, unless you want to cool it in the summer, and heat it in the winter, then just run the water through a condenser that is in a solar water heater loop. and the same answers apply to the rest.
But the best ans is think about it before you build, build with the surroundings, and plan for it by being construction wise.