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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally 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 reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity rates have increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Numerous research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up 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 key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of three 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 business social responsibility are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Germany/European Energy Use Plans?
Germany And Much Of Northern Europe Uses 50% Less Energy Per Unit Of Gdp Output Versus The Usa. Why Does Germany/Northern Europe Use So Much Less Energy While Achieving The Same Economic Results. Also Germany And Northern Europe Is In The Middle Of A Renewable Energy Boom With Plans To Store Excess Energy Producing Hydrogen As A Storage Medium So Not Only Is Northern Europe Using Much Less Energy And Producing Large Quantities Of Renewable Energy But Now Have A Way To Store The Excess Energy As Hydrogen. Why Is Northern Europe Diverging Away From The Usa Concerning Energy Use? Study After Study Indicates America Is Spending Around $16.00 Per Gallon Of Gasoline When Including Health Problems, Trade Deficits, Oil Wars,Etc. So The Old Argument Of Affordable Energy Does Not Fly And Is A Great Reason Why The Inflation Rate Has Been Much Higher In The Usa Vs Germany/Northern Europe Since The 1970'S.
Europe is by far the leader in implementing alternative energies. They lead the world in biomass facilities, offshore wind farms, and solar energy use.
Europe also has many "eco villages" that have sprouted up.
For example, in Germany’s black forest, the community of Freiamt relies on roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, wind generators, biogas, rape seed oil, wood chips, and other renewable sources to make their small region self-sufficient in regards to energy production.
What is holding America back from implementing similar energy strategies?
One thing that Europe has that America does not is a comprehensive, centralized energy policy that streamlines the process. Right now, America has no comprehensive national energy plan.
But, hopefully after the Cape Wind Project is fully implemented (it will be the largest offshore wind farm on the planet), America will have the template it needs to construct a national energy plan.
Another thing is public support. There seems to be more eco minded people in Europe than there are in the US. Hopefully that will change in the coming years.
Can Solar Energy Boil Water?
I Read A Book Explaining How The Solar Energy Works !
One Part Explained About Heating Water :
&Quot;Another Use Of Sunlight Is As A Source For Heating Water As Well As For Heating Homes . In This Case , Solar Collectors Are Used . Unlike Photovoltaic Cells, The Solar Collectors Do Not Produce Electric Energy .
The Maximum Temperature A Solar Collector Can Reach When Used To Heat A House Or Simply Boil Water Is 180 F (82 C) .&Quot;
So Water Boils In 100 C , How Can The 82 C Solar Heat Boil Water ? Thanks !
Yes it can. I have a solar hot water heater on my roof. It has Relief valves to keep the water from boiling.
Your statement about the Maximum temperature is only true if the Relief Valves are working. If you tie them down the water will boil. I had live steam coming out the overflow on one occasion. I had to replace one of the safety valves.
I also have 12 Solar Panels producing Electricity. I don't pay anything for power.
I Need Help On How To Insulate My Garage Door And How Can I Save Money On Energy?
I Already Have Polyethylene Panel That Is Covered With A Foil On The Door But There Is A Space Between The Garage Door And The Wall Right Behind The Metal Railing If You Know What Im Talking About Is There Anyway To Seal This And Is There Anyway To Have Solar Panels That Are Not On Your Roof Because I Have A Lot Of Trees Over My House And I Was Wondering If I Can Put Them In My Front Yard And If Not How Well Do Windmills Work
For your garage door, do you mean the main door where you pull cars in and out or just like a side door? It's tough to answer that without actually seeing what you mean.
For the solar panels, I don't see any reason why you couldn't have them in your front yard as long as the sun is hitting them. You will just have to run the wiring a little further than if they were on your roof and the setup will be slightly different.
Windmills work well assuming you get a good amount of wind. You don't need strong gusts all the time, as long as you have enough to make them spin. To get the most out of your renewable energy, it's good to have solar and wind power so when it's not sunny you have a backup and vice versa.
You face the decision though of buying a windmill or making one yourself. They can be very expensive to buy and have someone install for you so if you're trying to save money I would recommend building your own. I made 3 of them for my house and they are working out nicely. It's really not that hard to do if you're following a good set of windmill plans. If you want to learn more about making a windmill, I setup a little blog about how I did it, you can get there through the link in the resource box.
Hope this helped :)
Since Solar Panels Turn Sunshine Into Electricity Does That Mean They Get Colder Than The Surrounding Ground?
Versus black ground, yes.
Versus white ground, no.
The solar energy is neither heat nor electricity. Either the ground or the solar panel converts it. The solar panel converts some energy to electricity, therefore not all the energy is available to convert to heat. It's not that the solar panel converts heat to electricity, it's that there is less energy converted to heat in the first place. Also, inefficiency isn't an argument. Unless the solar panel's electric components are 100% inefficient, which would render it useless, then some amount of energy does not go to heat.
But of course the ground is not required to convert 100% of the solar energy to heat either. White ground will reflect a lot of it. Since solar panels are dark blue-green in color, they are not reflecting much.
How Much More Efficient Is A Plug In Evs In Relation To Co2 Emissions Versus A Regular Car?
Plug In Evs Still Create Emissions, But They Do So By Increasing Electricity Required From The Plant. Considering That Many Plants Are Coal Fired, How Much Less Do Evs Polute Overall Vs. Combusion Cars?
EV = electric vehcile, HEV = hybrid, ICE = internal combustion engine.
"EVs reduce CO2 by 11%-100% compared with ICEs and by 24%-54% compared with HEVs, and significantly reduce all other greenhouse gas emissions, using the U.S. grid
mix. If all U.S. cars were EVs, we’d reduce global warming emissions. Using electricity strictly from coal, EVs still would reduce CO2 by 0%-59% compared with ICEs (one analysis found 0% change; six others found reductions of 17%-59%) and might produce 30%-49% more CO2 than HEVs (based on only two analyses). On the other hand, if electricity comes from solar or wind power, EVs eliminate all emissions. Using natural gas to make electricity, emissions fall in between those from coal and renewable power."
Basically because electric engines are so efficient, they drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions even if they get their energy from coal-burning power plants.