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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, 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, many property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills 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 are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power prices have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home value
Several research studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes equipped 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 element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency 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. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy costs).
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 Solar Panels(Not Online) For This Stupid Science Project?
I Have To Do A Stupid Science Project(I Hate Science Projects!) And I Was Thinking I Could Compare The Efficiency Of A Solar Oven Using Plain Sun Rays And A Solar Oven Using A Solar Panel. Where Can I Get Some Solar Panels In Kentucky? I Don'T Want To Do Online/
Solar panel to support an oven is big and very expensive (over few hundred dollars). Perhaps you might see some mobil road sign that runs with two big solar panels....and perhaps you could borrow it and return it after finish your project (ask for permission first).
Do Solar Panels Make Electricity From Light Intensity Or Watts?
Which Of These Units Determines How Much Electric Energy A Solar Panel Can Generate?
For a particular solar panel, you can't choose between the intensity and the power in terms of which determines the energy produced in a given time, because the two concepts are related. Intensity is the power per unit area. So if you have twice the intensity on a particular panel, solar energy is being delivered at twice the rate.
However, if you were to compare two solar panels on which the same light intensity was falling, the panel with greater area would produce electrical energy at a greater rate, as power in intensity times area. In that sense, I'd say that the solar power input determines the electrical power output.
Solar Energy Panel Vs. Energy Efficient Bulbs?
I Have A Solar Energy Panel That Works In Every Room Except Mine. I Have Those Severely Bright, Energy Efficient Bulbs And It Doesn'T Work At All.
What Do I Do? Is The Bulbs Really Causing This? Why?
You should still get some output but you do expect less under an energy efficient bulb even though it looks brighter. This is because old bulbs give out a lot of 'light' in the infrared that you can't see. Which is completely wasted if you want it as a light bulb, but a solar panel may still harvest some of this energy!
Your solar panel is probably made of silicon. This has a 'band gap' of about 1.1 eV so any light with a wavelength shorter than about 1.1-1.2 microns be able to generate electricity. (shorter wavelength means higher energy)
Energy efficient bulbs give off the vast majority of their energy in the visible light range, which is about 0.45-0.8 microns. The spectrum looks something like this:
It's hardly giving out any energy in the range from about 800-1100 nm, which is where the solar panel is most efficient at converting light into electricity (each photon can make 1 electron, which will give a specific amount of output power - any excess photon energy is wasted heating up the panel). The panel should still catch those photons and turn them into electricity, but it'll make far less current.
By contrast a non energy efficient light spectrum looks like this:
It's giving off a good chunk of its energy as light in the range 800-1100nm which the solar panel can efficiently harvest into electricity. As a lightbulb though, this energy is being wasted because you can't see light of those wavelengths!
Know About Solar Panels?
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Solar panels, often connected to other panels to form an array will produce electricity when exposed to the sun.
At this time solar panel is one of the fastest growing business in the world. Given the fact that most of our energy comes from fossil fuels (Oil, Natural Gas and Coal) and that those resources are getting used up and more expensive to get to, and given the fact that solar panels are getting cheaper and more efficient, eventually, the electricity produced by solar panels (or photovoltaic panels as they are sometime called, PV for short) will be cheaper than that of CO2 spewing electrical plants.
Actually, it could be argued that if the coal, natural gas and oil industry was not subsidized so much by our governments, and if you demanded that the process of producing electricity from those sourced be as clean as PV, PV would be a cheaper source of electricity than fossil fuel already.
Make sure to also look into the solar panels that produce hot water. SHW (Solar Hot Water) is very developed in country such as Israel, where the law demands that all new house be build with SHW systems. Those panels are very efficient at capturing the heat of the sun and produce hot water much cheaper over their life than using gas or electricity.
If I Buy Solar Panels, What'S Gonna Happen When It Snows?
I Live In A Canadian Climate, It Snows A Couple Cm Every Year, And My Roof Is On The Top Of 2 Stories, Not Easy To Get To...What'S Gonna Happen When It Snows? Is There A Way To Get Rid Of The Snow? Without To Much Manual Labor?
Notice how the satellite dishes in Canada point practically at the horizon? Solar panels in Canada would be similarly mounted to maximize the energy density from the sun so they would present an almost vertical surface which should remain mostly clear of snow. Aside from that, it may be necessary to have a heating system or a mechanical wiper system to keep the panels clear of snow. The panels themselves tend to heat up as they only turn a small percentage of the incident light into electricity, the rest becomes heat so a wiper system only has to expose a portion of the panel and the sun will clear the rest.
Perhaps if you combine it with an evacuated tube solar thermal collector for hot water, you can use the heat from that system to melt the snow off the panels. As long as some light gets through the snow, the evacuated tubes should still build up heat plus there should be enough heat stored up or available from a backup heat source to clear the panels.