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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house worth
Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster 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 property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#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 money down.
Many house owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
What are the various payment options?
- 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?
What is the warranty?
Frequently Asked Questions
Solar/Renewable Equipment Tax Claim?
Am Self Employed In Australia.
I Own A Small Computer Business.
I Have Brought My Own Inverters / Batteries
Cables And Diy Solar Panels Requiring Glass And Other Materials.
Some Items Were Purchased Within Australia. But Some Were Purchased Internationally.
Can I Make Tax Claims On These Items As They Are Used For Home/Business
And I Think Australian Government Promote The Use Of Renewable Energy Sources And Have Solar Credits Or Tax Breaks?
My System Is Sort Of Solar Powered Backed Large Scale Un-Inturptable Power Supply For My Computer Business.
This System Saves Me Electricity And Protects My Server From Power Outages Etc..
Any Light You Can Shed On This Subject Will Be Appreciated.
If you are using the solar setup exclusively to power your PCs for your business, you should be able to claim depreciation on the solar equipment over a number of years.
If your solar equipment is also used domestically, then your deduction would need to be reduced to account for your private usage. The most precise way to work that out would be to meter your energy use for business vs domestic consumption.
The about has nothing to do with solar tax breaks; it is standard tax law for business deductions. It should make no difference where you bought your solar equipment either.
Chem Help: Semiconductors Vs. Metals For Solar Radiation?
Semiconductors Are More Effective Than Metals As Converters Of Solar Radiation Into Electricity Because:
A. It Is Easier For The Atoms Of A Semiconductor To Absorb Solar Energy And To Move From Place To Place Within The Solid, Thereby Conducting Electricity.
B. The Energy Contained In Sunlight Gives The Valence Electrons In The Semiconductor Atoms The Extra Energy They Need To &Quot;Flow&Quot; Throughout The Solid.
C. Metals Melt Much Too Easily Under Direct Sunlight And, As Liquids, Lose Their Ability To Conduct Electricity.
D. Solar Radiation Has Sufficient Energy To Knock Electrons Completely Off The Metal Surface, Making It Impossible For The Electrons To &Quot;Flow&Quot; From Atom To Atom And Conduct Electricity.
I'Ve Looked All Over My Book And Googled It And I Can'T Find Anything Saying Why Semiconductors Are Better. I Also Need To Be Able To Explain Why I Chose My Answer And Why The Others Are Incorrect. Any Ideas?
OK check out my profile page - I am a solar cell scientist
ALL are incorrect the person who wrote this is a dufus
B is closest to the truth - light moves an electron from valence to conduction band and under the potential of a built in p.n junction elctric field the conduction band electron (and the "hole" left behind in the valence band) move
Think About All Possible Pathways Energy Follows To Eventually Produce Electricity From Sunlight?
This Is In The From Of Solar Power. Include All Transfers Of Energy Along The Way. Please Be Specific
solar cells, energy in light directly to electricity
hydroelectric: energy from sun evaporates water. Water later condenses and falls as rain, filling uphil streams and rivers. The net result is that the water gains potential energy, from sea level to a higher altitude. The potential energy in the water is used to cause a fast water stream as the PE is converted to kinetic energy. This hits a turbine, and makes it spin, as the KE of the water is converted to rotational mechanical energy. This is coupled to an electric generator which spins, converting the mechanical energy to electrical energy.
Coal, oil, gas, wood: Energy from the sun causes plants to grow, and animals feed from the plants. This is a complex series of interactions. The the plants and animals die, and the material slowly over very long periods of time, due to pressure and heat (heat is from the sun indirecty) change to coal, oil and gas.
These are then burned, creating heat via a chemical reaction. The heat boils water to steam, a change in state, so the steam has potential energy. The hot steam hits a turbine, and makes it spin, as the KE of the steam is converted to rotational mechanical energy. This is coupled to an electric generator which spins, converting the mechanical energy to electrical energy.
Wind turbine: heat from the sun on one area differs from other areas, and day to night the temperature changes, which creates temperature differentials, which causes air to be at different temperatures in the two areas, which causes wind as the temperature seeks to equalize. A wind turbine captures some of that KE of the moving air, wind, and mechanically couples it to a electric generator which spins, converting the mechanical energy to electrical energy.
What Type Of Energy Is Solar Energy?
Please Tell Me What Type Of Energy Is Solar Energy And Example Would Be Kinetic,Electrical Etc.. Thankss!
Solar energy is a source of energy whereas;
kinetic energy, electrical energy, potential energy, etc. are forms of energy.
However solar energy is converted in diffrent forms like heat and light energy and can be used to generate electricity or for heating.............
Hope that helped...................have a nice day..................................
I Am Not In Favor Of Any Form Of Government Subsidies. Why Is One Persons More Import Than The Other?
E.G Oil And Solar. Bank Vs Home Owners
Bank is not a person, home owner is, so it's not one person being more important. People trump non-people in a normal society.
Oil vs solar - You have two different energy options with very different effects on society as a whole. Favoring one that is - limitless (for all practical purposes), renewable, non-polluting, and does not contribute to global warming over one that is a limited resource, causes massive pollution, global warming, contributes to our massive trade deficit, funds terrorism and greatly increases wasted military costs isn't favoring one person as more important than the other, it's beneficial to society as a whole.
It's a false comparison, anyway, because both industries have massive subsidies from the government, and the cleaner option's subsidies are much less, and they are a less mature industry, overall.
Government has a role in taking actions benefiting the governed. Often a "subsidy" that directly helps an individual is actually an investment that pays back to society several times over. Sorry you don't like it.