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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 a/c, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably decrease and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- 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 substantial electricity costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their solar 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 photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups 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 properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove three to 4 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 important parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The utility business are well-known for their changing and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what price, for at least 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
Can You Please Help Me With 2 Science Questions?
1. How Are Photovoltaic Cells Similar To Chloroplasts In Plants?
2. What Are Some Disadvantages Of Using Solar Energy As The Only Source Of Energy For Your Home? Can These Disadvantages Be Overcome?
1. Do you know what a "photovoltaic cell" is? If not, head to the dictionary, but based on the other questions, I assume you should know.
Think about what a photovoltaic cell does, and how it does it.
Then, you need to know what a chloroplast is (they make the plant green, but they do more in the process). Again, hit up a dictionary or a biology book if you don't already know. Once you've got that, think about what it does, and how it does it.
A photovoltaic cell and a chloroplast both use the same "ingredient" to make the same thing in the end. Just figure out what ingredient and product are. It's the same for both.
2. What is necessary for solar energy to work? The sun! In most locations, the sun will not shine for 24 hours straight due to a lot of reasons: List all of those reasons to start answering the question.
Once you've got that taken care of - what about the cost of producing solar energy? How efficient is it? How many solar panels would be required to power a small cottage with only 1 person living in it? How many solar panels would be required to power a 50 story apartment complex...and where would they all fit? Look at other factors as well, like how often (if at all) the panels would need maintenance, how long energy can be stored (if at all), and many other things.
Cost To Build Pool To Central California? Salt Water? Heating? Operating Costs? Builders?
I Am Thinking About Putting In A Pool Within The Next 2 Years And I Have A Few Questions. If You Live In Cali In The Fresno - Bakersfield & Porterville - Lemoore Area, You Can Really Help Me Out.
1) Whats The Cost Of Putting In An In Ground Pool That Is A Basic - Average With The Features Listed Below? I Am Looking At A Rectangle Shaped Pool Thats 4-8 Ft Deep, With A C Shaped Seating Area In The Shallow Side Of The Pool. Similar To How Spas Are Attached To Pools, But Just A Seating Area To Hangout In The Pool. Other Features Would Be 2 Multicolored Lights, Salt Water System And Just Basic Decking.
2) Is A Salt Water System Worth It? The Good? The Bad? Costs? We Have Hard Water And Red/Orange Algae That Grows Quickly. I Have Heard That Salt Water Systems Are Better At Keeping The Algae Away, Any Truth In It?
3) Is Solar Heating Worth Adding To The Pool? Costs? I Don'T Want A Gas/Elect Heater For The Pool, Its Just Too $$$ To Run. In The Summer There Are Many 100+ Days, So The Heater Would Only Be Used In The Spring/Fall But Not In The Winter. Is It Better To Just Have A Dark Pool Surface Instead?
4) How Much Would My Electric & Water Bill Go Up With Having A Pool? Right Now My Elect Bill Ranges From $35 In The Winter To $150 In The Summer (All Those 100+ Days).
5) Pool Builders- Who'S Good? Bad? How Long Will It Take To Build?
I can't answer all of your questions, but I can help you out with some of them. I live in Sydney Australia so the climate is similar to your climate. I husband and I had a pool built about 10 years ago.
This is what we got.
Lagoon style below ground concrete pool and spa.
Saltwater chlorinator system.
First up, when you get a quote be prepared to pay a lot more money than the quote says. It shouldn't happen but it does.
I have been though 2 Saltwater chlorinator's and I will never buy another one again. They work fine until your have a few people in the pool. They don't chlorinate the pool fast enough to handle the load. It doesn't take long before the pool starts to go green while your swimming in there and then you have to run the pool filter for about 7 hours after everyone gets out to fix it up. If you have noise laws like we have here it makes it really hard to keep it clean.
For example if you have a evening pool party that goes late into the night you are not aloud to run the pool pump because of the noise. So the next day you come out to a pool going green and you have to wait hours for the pool Chlorinater to work. So what I have to do is top it up with real pool Chlorine to fix it up.
I have the type that is made of black hose rubber and laid all over the roof and glued into place.
Like the one in the site below.
We have lots of hot sunny days like where you live so the sun really takes it toll on the black rubber panels. I am always having to pay someone to plug holes and re-glue the rubber back down. The glue doesn't last long, very time we have a storm the wind blows the panels all over the place.
Maintenance is very expensive. Pool equipment doesn't last a long a you think it should. So far we have gone though 3 pool filter pumps, 2 pool cleaner pumps, 2 gas heaters, 2 Saltwater chlorinator's, pool lights and that just what I can remember off the top of my head.
The pool is a lagoon style so there are a few shallow ledges around the pool. Because of that the water evaporates faster than normal swimming pools and that cost more money on water bills. Depending how long you run the pool pumps its going to cost you a lot of money on your electricity bill. In winter when the pool isn't being used it's not to bad but in summer it costs a lot of money. In my case the bill makes my wont to cry when I see it.
I don't want to put you off getting a swimming pool because we have a years of fun in our swimming pool and the kids have loved having there friends over for pool party's but it is going to cost you good hard earned money to run your pool. If you can afford it you are going to love your pool.
from Noelene Sydney Aus.
Drfred&Crabby,Solar Panels And Elect Cars Have Been Out 40 Years, So It'S Oil Greed?
The Cost Calculator Is On Bp & Mitsubishi. 3-4 Years Was Not Stated, Plus I Would Save 20% Per Year Which Would Take 20+ Yrs.To Pay For It Cuz Thy'Re $40,000.
The Worlds Fair In Knoxville Tn 198? Was All About Green They Had Everything On Solar Panel, Electric Cars, Hydro Stuff, It Was Cool And The Future Was Near. Cost Effective, Savings, Good For The Earth. All This Was Supposed To Happen Within10 Years. For A Hs Kid I Paid Attention. Crap! No One Will Make Any Real Money And There'S Probably No Underhanded Controversy To Make It Worth While To The Pigs. It'S All About Oil, Money And Greed. No One Truly Wants To Save The Planet. They Want To Win Oscars.
Yes, my answer to this question which IS a question is yes. Of course it's greed, why do you think fuel prices Still didn't and haven't went down, even though the oil wells in the ocean south of the south-eastern U.S. that WERE broken from hurricane Katrina which is the reason why the fuel prices went up which was to fix the oil wells, HAVE in fact been fixed for a long time now!
Regular Gasoline should be no more that $1.00 per gallon and Diesel should be roughly have the price of Gasoline because diesel costs twice as less to make as gasoline.
Is There Anything In A Solar Panel That Will Eventually Wear Out?
I Don'T Mean Mechanically Or Structurally. I Mean Chemical Or Other Electronic Components. I Understand Nothing Is Forever But What Is The Lifetime Expectancy Os A Solar Panel?
They should last for many years. I'd think a lot of the problems are due to weather, storms, snow load, and UV degradation. I don't think there are any internal electronic degradation issues, aside from the UV problem.
Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer a warranty that guarantees electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%.
The plastic coating on the cells can turn opaque over the years.
Many natural and synthetic polymers are attacked by ultra-violet radiation and products made using these materials may crack or disintegrate (that is,if they are not UV-stable). The problem is known as UV degradation, and is a common problem in products exposed to sunlight. Continuous exposure is a more serious problem than intermittent exposure, since attack is dependent on the extent and degree of exposure.
Anyone Knows How To Get Solar Panels Free Or Real Cheap?
I Am Looking For Solar Panels But They Are Way Too Expensive New.
There are some really good sites on making your very own solar panels.
Just search for make your own solar panels !
Also I've search for used solar panels and have found many from reputable firms here in the US.