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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous residents find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly costs. 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 minimize your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing cash flow, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs 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 development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar 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 energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of 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
I Need Help Finding Solar Panels For A Boat.?
I Am Doing This Group Project Fro School. I Would Like To Know If Anybody Knows Anything About How To Read A Spec. Sheet On Solar Panels And Where I Could Go To Start Researching Them. Anything Would Be Great!
I am not sure whether you wish to drive a boat using solar power, or just supplement the electrical power in some small way. Generally you need a lot of panels to provide much power. A 200W panel is one of the largest available, and when it is only charging a battery part of the day, that means at the most it can keep batteries topped up when not being used, and maybe run a radio or a small light. There needs to be as many panels as possible to get a good capacity, but there are conflicting needs for space. If there is a shadow falling on a single cell of a panel, it will reduce the whole output. With rigging and such to compete with the space is even less.
It makes sense to first determine just how many panels will fit. The size of individual panels is not all that important electrically, but larger ones have more power in a compact space, though they may not fit available spaces. The choice of location is critical to avoid shading.
If you search for "supplier solar panels" etc in your region, or go to local solar shops you will soon see what is available. Normal panels are reasonably waterproof, but they are not intended to work "underwater". They are usually intended to charge a 12V battery, and rated in Watts. With silicon panels, there are 36 cells in series to charge a single 12V battery. There are two of these panels in series to charge a 24V battery etc. This power rating is the maximum power produced at 25C and 1000W/m^2 from the sun, so the power when full on to the sun. The voltage is reduced as the temperature increases, so good ventilation is important so they will still have enough voltage to charge a battery when heated to 60C in the sun.
Next determine what battery voltage is used. There may be 12 or 24V batteries or both. Select one of these batteries, If it is 24V, there needs to be an even number of panels. These are connected in sets of 2 in series for a 24V battery, and these sets are then in parallel for increased current. With a 12V system all the panels are in parallel.
If you are driving a boat, it may or may not need a battery. There are definitely advantages in having a battery, as the sun can be suddenly clouded over at a critical time, and cause trouble. The battery size depends on the motor power, and how long to run. If you are making a model boat, consider battery operated drills for the motor. There is no charge controller if the panels connect directly to the motor. However the panels should be matched to the motor, so the maximum power point voltage and current are similar to the motor at full power for the boat. The MPP is obtained from the data sheet (specifications), which the supplier should provide, and also you can find on the internet for a particular make and model of panel. It is important to provide some sort of spike suppression on the motor. The battery provides this, but if you have no battery, a suitable diode needs to be connected in the reverse direction across the panels. This protects the panels from back emf spikes when the motor is switched off.
The panels are connected to the battery through a charge controller. This should also include a blocking diode to prevent batteries discharging back through the panels especially in view of the water present.
When Solar Panels Are Rated A Certain Watt, Is That In Ac Or Dc?
All solar panels are DC but a watt is a watt whether it's DC, AC or a horse pulling on a rope; a watt is a unit of power ( 1 hp is 746 watts ). There are just inefficiencies converting from DC to AC through an inverter.
How Large Of A Solar Panel Do I Need?
I Am Planning On Putting A Battery With A Solar Panel In The Trunk Of My Car To Charge My Laptop While At Work. The Battery Is Roughly A 250 Amp Battery Out Of My Old Car. And The Laptop Charger Says It Uses Up To 5.6 Amps Max Between 11.5 And 16 Volts. If It Takes About An Hour To Charge The Laptop And I Charge It Three Times While At Work What Size Solar Panel Would I Need To Recharge The 12V Battery For The Next Day? I Was Looking At Http://Www.Amazon.Com/Sunforce-52013-1-8-Watt-Battery-Maintainer/Dp/B001og68q4/Ref=Sr_1_125?Ie=Utf8&Qid=1340927252&Sr=8-125&Keywords=Solar+Panel+12+V And Connecting Them Both To The Battery When I Unplug The Laptop Charger. If You Are Thinking Of It The Charger Is A 12V Charger Not An Inverter Powering The Normal Plug. It Only Needs To Charge The Battery Enough For 5 Days Then It Will Sit For The Weekend. I Could Also Use A Battery Isolator But Idk Where There Is A Ignition On Wire In The Trunk Of My Prius Since I Dont Want To Run A Wire All The Way Upfront.
=== why is it that you cannot take the L-top inside where it is safe and plug it into the wall at the work place to get it charged .... putting a solar panel on your car is IFFY and it only works if there is not obstruction to prevent full sun to the panel to allow charging ... the cost of a solar panel that will do the proper charge for a laptop is listed in the search pages for $665.00 and that does not include shipping or the battery .... sorry dude but the old 12volt won't work ............ get the Toyota Prius Repair Shop to make you a connection to the car to charge the L-top and at lunch time go to the car and un-plug the computer from the car system ..... you may already have an auxiliary power plug and that is FREE thus it leaves you free to charge your computer any time and not just when the sun is out == anyway you really have no space in the Prius for solar gear and an old 12volt battery ....
Some People Used A Ferrite Ring Through Solar Panel Wires,
What Is The Aim From That?
That is a good answer.To reduce signal pick up getting to the inverter, as the panels act as a radio antenna. Possibly the ferrite rings reduce vulnerability of your system to EMP = electrical- magnetic pulse. EMP is produced by nearby lightning strikes. The rings might also be placed on both the input and output wires of the inverter to reduce possibly illegal radiation from the inverter.
How Much More Solar Energy Is There In Space Than On Earth?
How much electricity a solar array produces is a bit tougher to predict, since this is not constant. The effectivity of a solar array depends not only on the incidence angle, but also temperature - which can have some effects in space. The higher the substrate temperature of the photo-voltaic cell, the less radiation it converts into electricity. Also solar arrays age quickly in space, producing significant less power after some years.
You can say of the 1370 W/m² that the sun sends to Earth as radiation, and which you get in Earth orbit as well, only about 20%-30% are converted to electricity by a solar array.
Of the 1370 W/m² that reach Earth, only about 800-1000W reach the surface of Earth. While the temperatures and cooling by the surrounding air ensures that solar arrays on Earth don't loose much effectivity, the power output will still be much lower.
In very rough numbers, assuming pretty good solar arrays without active cooling: A solar array that produces 1000W on Earth, would produce about 1250W in space, so about 25% more.
With active cooling, like the secondary solar arrays of the Solar Probe Plus will use, you can make the array about 15% more effective at the same radiation flux.