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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create 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 minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost 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 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your property worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 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 rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses 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 energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electricity will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
Where Can I Get Damaged Solar Panels?
I Would Like To Know Of Any Construction Companies, Road Crews, Or Any Company That Uses Solar Panels In The Tampa Area And Throws Them Away. I Like To Recycle Solar Panels By Repairing And Processing What Power I Can From Them. Know Any Companies That Throw Out Used Solar Panels? If So, Can You Provide The Name And Number?
Used solar panels are usually a great bargain. Unless there is obvious major damage, you are most likely making a very safe and thrifty purchase--and if you can test the panels with a multimeter in full sunlight before purchase, you are almost guaranteed a functional panel. Nobody really knows what the lifespan of a solar panel is, since many of the very first panels are still in operation. I have three very old Arcos on my house, and they are still performing well. However, used panel prices have
How Much Power Can One Expect From A Solar Panel?
In Other Words, If The Panel Is Rated At 100 Watts But Over The Course Of A Day, How Much Charge (Amp- Hours) Can One Expect Into A Wet Cell On Average.
It depends strongly on where the panel is located. There is a chart of peak equivalent sun-hours here: http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/nsr... You can get the number of hours for a specific time of year, or year-round average.
You take the hour figure above, and multiply it by the wattage to get kilowatt-hours. So suppose your area gets 5 hours of equivalent peak sun per day. 5 hours x 0.1 kW = 0.5 kWh per day. If you are charging a lead-acid battery, throw away 20% of that for charging inefficiency, so 0.4 kWh (or 400 watt-hours). If the battery is 12 volts, then 400 w-h/12 V = about 33 AH. This would be enough to keep up with a 100 AH deep cycle battery, because you should never discharge a lead-acid battery all the way. The preceding was a hypothetical example, you would need to do the calculations for your own location.
What Are Solar Panels Made Up Of?
I Mean Like Bread Is Made Of Wheat, What Are Solar Panels Made Up Of?
How Are They Manufactured?
solar panels are mad of crystalline silicon. it typically involves cutting the crystalline silicon into tiny discs less than a centimeter thick. these then thin discs are carefully polished and treated to repair and gloss any damage sustained from the slicing process. after polishing, dopants (material added to alter electrical charge in a semiconductor) and metal conductors are spread across each disc. the conductors are aligned in a thin, grid like matrix on top of the solar panel, and are spread in a flat, thin sheet on the side facing the earth. to protect the solar panels after processing, a thin layer of covering glass is then bonded to the top of the photovoltaic cell. after bonding the protective glass, the nearly finished panel is attached to the subtrate by thermally conductive cement. the thermally conductive property of the cement keeps the solar panel from becoming overheated. and any leftover energy that the solar panel is unable to convert to electricity would otherwise overheat the unit and reduce the efficiency of the solar cells.
hope this helps, and just curious what made you interested? :)
Maintenance For Solar Panels....?
What Sort Of Maintenance Is Required For Solar Panels....?
All panels should be cleaned to function best. Brush or wash off dirt and leaves.
They should be checked for structural integrity and lack of rust.
Solar Thermal panels should be checked for signs of leaks and/or discharge from pressure relief valves.
Solar Photovoltaic should be checked for electrical function and grounding.
Which Is A Better College: Sdsu Or Cal State East Bay?
Thanks for your interest in Cal State East Bay (CSUEB).
The Princeton Review selected Cal State East Bay as a "Best in the West" college for seven consecutive years. The report is based on surveys of current students, who noted the following highlights about our University: affordable tuition, small class sizes, and a multicultural community. Princeton Review also rated Cal State East Bay as a "Best Business School" in 2010, for the fourth year in a row.
U.S. News & World Report recognized as a "top–tier" institution among master's–granting universities in the West annual "America's Best Colleges" guide. In the 2009 guide, Cal State East Bay was noted for its exceptionally diverse student body, ranking as the second-most diverse master's-granting university in the Western region.
Under the direction of President Mohammad H. Qayoumi, CSUEB is striving to become a model of sustainability. You may have read the news that California Public Utilities Commission approved a PG&E fuel cell for installation on our Hayward campus which makes CSUEB one of the first college campuses in Northern California to have a fuel cell. Already, CSUEB holds one of the largest collections of solar electric panels in Northern California thanks to a record $3.4 million rebate from PG&E in 2004. Zipcar just launched on campus earlier this month offering a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car.
Faculty members are not only dedicated to their students but to also pursing advancement within their research areas. Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies Karina Garbesi participates in energy analysis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Forbes magazine wrote about Accounting and Finance Professor Jerry Lui’s research on Google stock manipulation. Professor of Biological Sciences Chris Kitting participated in his second NASA mission in June 2010. Since 1997, David Stronck, professor of teacher education, has received more than $1 million in funding from Genentech Inc. to improve and expand science education in Bay Area schools. If you watch Bay Area news stations, you have a good chance of seeing Economist Stephen Shmanske or Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman commenting on topical events.
We invite you to take a campus tour and see CSUEB for yourself.