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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free 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 reduce your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually increased by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your property value
Multiple studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need 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 a key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States 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 U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired 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
How Many Volts Of Electricity Does Solar Panels Generate?
Please Answer My Question And Please Add Some Reference To Your Answer,
The link below shows a fairly typical 12V panel with 36 cells of the silicon polycrystalline type.
- You will see the O/C voltage is 21.6V. This is the maximum voltage with no load connected, @ 25C. There is no current.
- The voltage with maximum power is 17.3V. This corresponds to the voltage with the optimum load current to get the most power from the cell. It applies at the standard illumination of 1000W/m^2.
- The voltage drops further as the load is increased. If the load attempts to draw more current than the limited current provided by a given illumination, the voltage drops. With a short circuit there is no voltage, but a current representing the illumination.
You will also see the maximum system voltage is 600V, which is the insulation rating of an individual panel. It shows that a number of panels can be connected in series up to 600V for use with larger systems. That would be something like 26 panels. The voltage and current from such a panel string even with moderate sunlight can be considered as dangerous. More than 2 of these panels connected in series can be considered hazardous.
The voltage is relatively independent of the illumination at around 600mV per cell at 25C. It reduces with increasing temperature, and increases at lower temperatures. The cell voltage may also depend on the cell type, and there are panels with different numbers of cells to the 36 cell x 12V panel described.
Solar Panel Experts...Please Help.?
I Am Starting To Think About Solar Panels As An Option For My Home. I Have Done Some Research On Panels, To Be Honest Its All Very Confusing. There Are Many Different Panels Some With 60 Watts Some All The Way Up To 210 Watts. My Household Currently Uses About 2700 To 3400 Kwh Every Two Months. So Based Off Of My Power Usage Maybe You Can Answer Some Of The Following Questions:
What Kind Of Panels Should I Be Looking At?
Which Panel Manufacturers Give The Best Bang For The Buck (Reliable/Affordable)?
Anything Else I Should Be Concerned About?
I Am Just Starting Out In Educating Myself On Solar Power So Please Excuse Me If I Sound Very Naive. Any Information That You May Have Will Be Helpful. Thanks In Advance.
You're starting at the wrong point. You need to start from the consumption end and work back.
Your consumption is completely out of whack for a solar power system. 1350 kWh/month is 45 kWh per day, or nearly 2 kW continuously! Do you seriously think you're going to supply this with a few PV panels?
What are you doing with all this power? The first thing to do is get efficient; you're not going to run electric space heaters or air conditioners off PV. Get rid of the power-hogging plasma-screen TV, get a refrigerator without a wasteful icemaker. Insulate your home and use awnings to keep summer heat out instead of using electricity to pump it out afterward. Line-dry clothes instead of using an electric dryer. Are you, heaven forbid, heating your water with electricity? Solar hot water should be installed before you even think about PV for electric.
That's a start. Once you've considered your lifestyle issues and made the necessary changes, you can think about PV for electricity.
Edit: Again, you're asking the wrong question. Your consumption isn't out of line for what you've got, but what you've got is out of line for running on PV.
Look at that 45 kWh/day. Solar PV in sunny areas produces about 25% of its peak rating over 24 hours, so your 1.875 kW average would require 7.5 kW of PV. At an installed price of $8000/kW, you're looking at $60,000 to feed your existing appliances.
What you're going to find is that it is much cheaper to get more efficient appliances than to buy PV to feed the old ones. I would suggest:
- Get rid of all your CRT televisions. No plasma-screens either. One or two LCDs is all you should really need. You can use computers to play DVDs for personal viewing.
- No CRT computer monitors either. LCD all the way; they pay for themselves with their power savings even at commercial power rates.
- Use laptops instead of desktops. Give up games requiring power-hogging graphics cards.
- Living in SoCal you shouldn't need a clothes dryer 90% of the year. Dry clothes on a line.
- Cut down to one refrigerator, and make it the most efficient one you can find.
- Re-lamp everything except closets and the like with CF bulbs. I've been using CFs almost exclusively for years and my consumption is half of most people's.
- Use the dishwasher as little as you can. It has an electric heating element which hogs energy. When you do use it, shut off the heated drying feature; open the door and air-dry instead.
If you can spend $10,000 to cut your electric consumption in half, you've cut $30,000 off the cost of the PV system you need. The further you can go in that direction, the better you'll do.
Oh, and buy a Kill-A-Watt right away. You need to start going over your electric consumption one thing at a time, and you need to replace guesswork with real data. Do it today!
How Do You Build Solar Panels?
There are recipes for homebrew solar wet cells using copper but they sound like a pain in the tookus to me, and more of a science project curiosity than anything useful.
Solar cells that actually produce usable amounts of electricity are semiconductor devices made from silicon and various doping chemicals. They require a glass furnace and support facilities to manufacture.
Can Solar Panel Be Bolt Directly Onto Roof Or Why Do They Use Railings?
You need to attach at the structural beam points, if you wish to reduce stress in the plywood roof deck. Those panels get loaded by all the wind and snow..you need to design the system to withstand all expected environmental loads, and not just the dead load.
The PV modules aren't necessarily an integer multiple of the beam spacings as designed. It varies from module to module, it varies from roof to roof.
The rail systems enable the mounting points of the module to not line up with the mounting points of the roof. All stress due to the bending torques of the misalignments are handled by the rails, rather than by the plywood roofdeck.
Plus, also the roof needs to be kept watertight. If you make a simple bolting through the shingles and roofdeck, you need to seal the vicinity. By keeping the quantity of mounting points as low as possible, you reduce the amount of roof sealing you need to do with the system installation.
There are some examples with the PV modules sort of "bolted directly" to the roof. Particularly, if the roofing exterior is a standing seam roof, you can use PV kit and standing seam clips to attach the module at 8 points per module onto the standing seam.
There are types of modules that are directly part of the roof. Do a search on BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics). But usually, the roof needs to be specifically designed for them.
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