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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving 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 cash down.
Lots of property owners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, 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
Solar Panel Batteries?
My Grandfather Just Purchased A Cheap Solar Panel Kit For His Ranch That Could Not Muster Enough Power To Run His Mini Fridge.
He Has Two 6 Volt Batteries Running Positive To Negative And Would Like To Add More Batteries. Probably 12Volt. How Would He Go About Hooking Up The Other Batteries And What Kind Of Wire Or Coil Should He Use.
Also, I Saw On Youtube A Guy Recommending A Lead-Acid Battery From Walmart For Under $20. I Was Just Going To Go To Ecology And Just Pick Up Some Used Batteries But I May Be Wrong.
Any Help For A First Timer Might Help Me And My Gramps Out Will Be Appreciated.
If he is going to be running off batteries at night, he would be better off with "traction" batteries.
Traction batteries are true deep cycle and can better withstand deep discharge. Golf cart batteries at Sam's Club (the other half of Walmart) are "traction batteries."
If your grandfather needs safe refrigeration, a mini fridge won't do it. A 110 fridge takes too much power to run off solar panels and most won't hold their cold very well if unplugged for long.
I run a fridge off grid with hybrid deep cycle marine starting batteries. It's an Engel 40. The price has gone up over $100 since I bought mine. It's a real fridge with a compressor and freon 134a. But it runs on 12v dc or 110vac and only uses 36 watts running because of a special compressor design. It will freeze food if you turn the dial down to 2 out of 5. It can also deep freeze.
I use mine to keep eggs, milk, cheese and fruit juice.
Your grandfather would need 400 amp-hours name plate rating of batteries at 12v to run the Engel, and probably 100 real watts of panels to recharge his battery bank. The Harbor Freight 45 watt panel set only puts out 30 watts on a clear cool day. That won't do it.
Do Solar Panels End Up Paying For Themselves?
Are Solar Panels For Your Home Worth It? They Seem Really Expensive. Does It Pay Off? Please Include Your Source.
Yes, per Forbes.
How Many 80 Watt Solar Panels Are Needed To Power A Ranch Style Home?
Well, I have a 200 amp load center in my house. 110 volts x 200 amps = 22,000 watts (22 KW).
22,000 / 80 = 275
However, I can get by with the 7KW generator in my motorhome. So, let's say about 88.
That would still leave you enough extra most of the time to charge batteries. You would probably need a backup though in case of several days in a row in the winter of cloudy skies.
What Are Some Postive Changes To Help Improve The Climate Change?
All we need to do is take out as much CO2 from burning fossil fuels as we put into it. Right now the best thing we can do things to reduce emissions by reducing energy waste and by using renewable energy sources. I will design my next home to have a large South facing roof and cover the entire roof with solar panels as they are getting very cheap, the electricity I will store in batteries and any excess energy I will use to charge my plug in hybrid. I am currently looking I can replace the shingles with solar panels without having leaks or the panels overheating and hope to have a roof that last longer and save even more money.
Is It True, We Can Have As Much Energy As We Like, So Long As It'S Green? If Not, What Are The Limitations?
This Is Probably Not A Question For Deniers, My Starting Point Is That Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True!
Also, I Am Not Thinking Of Individuals, Corporations Or Nations With This Question, But Of The Planet As A Whole.
It'S Not Our Energy Use That Causes Agw But The Greenhouse Gasses That Result From The Types Of Energy We Are Using. So If We Are To Solve The Problem We Need To Phase Out The Polluting Types Of Energy In Favour Of Others.
I Realise That Many Of These Are Less Efficient, More Expensive, Or Have Other Environmental Conseques, But Wouldn'T It Be Better To Live With These Rather Than With An Over-Warm Planet?
Solar, Wind, Tidal, Geothermal, Nuclear, Even Wood Burning Is Carbon Neutral So Long As You Replant!
From A Global Warming Perspective, There Would Be No Need To Limit These As They Wouldn'T Contribute To Agw. We Could Have As Much As We Like!
Not exactly. We can not grow an infinite amount of wood unless we have water on the ground. Replanting alone does not work in drought stricken forest land. And then we have people trying to grow food interfering with the number of hectares available for forestry. There appears to be a competition for land and water.
Global warming causes our drought situation, but merely replanting trees does not solve it. Trees must have water to grow, to absorb CO2.
The trees already have lots of CO2. It is water they need.
Solar suffers from the problem of competition for land too. Now if we were covering all the desert regions of the world with solar panels, so that we do not create competition for food growing land we might be able to provide most of our current demand for electricity, but we need to be irrigating those arid lands, and growing trees on them. We can not remove CO2 from the atmosphere economically unless we deploy water and trees on land not already in crop production.
Nuclear power does have a potential to produce extremely large amounts of energy with only heat as an unwanted emission. That heat allows the atmosphere to hold more water vapour, a GHG, This says we have to use with discretion, not an infinite supply. Next, Nuclear fuel is not immediately available in infinite quantities, and we have not really developed fusion reactors.
You do allude to cost, and we tend to object when we have to pay more for energy than the benefits of the energy. So, it becomes a moot point that theoretically we could have infinite energy if we can not afford to buy it. The fact that some other form of energy would cost more does not make any given energy a buy in,
I think we should avoid promises of virtually infinite energy and stick to all we currently foresee needing, and keep on working to reduce that.