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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, seeing 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 benefits of solar power are significant, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth
Multiple studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving 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.
Lots of property owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
What Does Solar Energy Mean?
I Am Doing A Big Project And I Need To Know What Is Solar Energy
Solar energy is light that has been given off by the Sun and is harnessed by humans for multiple uses such as electricity, technology and things of that nature. solar energy is a renewable resource, which means we don't have to worry about running out of it, like fossil fuels(coal, oil, and natural gas). The most common way to obtain solar energy is through solar panels. Solar energy, along with many other renewable resources, are going through extensive research and development. Solar energy is also one of the fastest growing ways we obtain our energy needs.
What Are Some Facts About Solar Energy?
I Am Doing A Science Project And Need Some Help On Solar Energy. Thanks! : )
1. most of the energy given off by the sun is in the form of visible light, that's why our eyes have evolved to see in that range.
2. the amount of energy that hits the earth at the top of the atmosphere is 1.3 to 1.4 kilo watts per square meter
3. enough energy hits the earth from the sun to power every car, truck, train, boat, house, factory and all the equipment in the world many times over.
4. most commercially available solar panels convert 10 to 15% of the sunlight into electricity, but panels exist that convert up to 30%
5. simple devices exist which convert solar energy into heat at close to 100% efficiency (like black pavement). That heat can power a generator at up to 40% efficiency.
6. the wind is powered by the sun, so wind turbines are also solar energy collectors.
7. ocean waves are powered by the wind, so ocean wave powered generators are also solar energy collectors.
8. Most houses will end up with a surplus of electricity if they have 700 watts worth of solar panels, that can easily fit on almost any roof.
9. if a car uses 20 gallons of gas in a week, it would need about 3.5 kw worth of solar panels to feed it's needs, that can also fit on most roofs.
10. the suns rays can be focused with a lens or a curved mirror to produce extremely concentrated beam of light that can produce extremely high temperatures.
What Can Be Done To Manage Energy Use In A Sustainable Way?
Can Anyone Tell Me What Can Be Done To Manage Energy Use In A Sustainable Way? And As An Active Citizen What Can I Do?
We have enough Uranium for millions of years if we use breeder reactors (a proven technology) so we aren't going to be running out any time soon. They are also environmentally friendly with the only waste being some spent fuel that will become less dangerous as time goes on (less dangerous than the ore it came from in about 100 years, we can easily keep it safe for that long).
In a few decades we'll probably have fusion power which should last us a very very long time and the space infrastructure to collect solar power in a place that isn't dark half the time.
How Is Energy In A Solar Or Nuclear Powerplant Made?
I Need To Find Out The Type Of Powerplant And How The Electricity Or The Energy Is Made So Please Help Me!! I Need The Info By This Friday!!
Nuclear power can come from the fission of uranium, plutonium or thorium or the fusion of hydrogen into helium. Today it is almost all uranium. The basic energy fact is that the fission of an atom of uranium produces 10 million times the energy produced by the combustion of an atom of carbon from coal.
Natural uranium is almost entirely a mixture of two isotopes, U-235 and U-238. U-235 can fission in a reactor, and U-238 can't to a significant extent. Natural uranium is 99.3 percent U-238 and 0.7 percent U-235.
Most nuclear power plants today use enriched uranium in which the concentration of U-235 is increased from 0.7 percent U-235 to (nowadays) about 4 to 5 percent U-235. This is done in an expensive separation plant of which there are several kinds. The U-238 "tails" are left over for eventual use in "breeder reactors". The Canadian CANDU reactors don't require enriched fuel, but since they use expensive heavy water instead of ordinary water, their energy cost is about the same.
In 1993 there were 109 licensed power reactors in the U.S. and about 400 in the world. They generate about 20 percent of the U.S. electricity. (There are also a large number of naval power reactors.) The expansion of nuclear power depends substantially on politics, and this politics has come out differently in different countries. Very likely, after some time, the countries whose policies turn out badly will copy the countries whose policies turn out well.
For how long will nuclear power be available? Present reactors that use only the U-235 in natural uranium are very likely good for some hundreds of years. Bernard Cohen has shown that with breeder reactors, we can have plenty of energy for some billions of year.
Cohen's argument is based on using uranium from sea water. Other people have pointed out that there is more energy in the uranium impurity in coal than could come from burning the coal. There is also plenty of uranium in granite. None of these sources is likely to be used in the next thousand years, because there is plenty of much more cheaply extracted uranium in conventional uranium ores.
A power reactor contains a core with a large number of fuel rods. Each rod is full of pellets of uranium oxide. An atom of U-235 fissions when it absorbs a neutron. The fission produces two fission fragments and other particles that fly off at high velocity. When they stop the kinetic energy is converted to heat - 10 million times as much heat as is produced by burning an atom of the carbon in coal. See the supplement for some interesting nuclear details.
Besides the fission fragments several neutrons are produced. Most of these neutrons are absorbed by something other than U-235, but in the steady-state operation of the reactor exactly one is absorbed by another U-235 atom causing another fission. The steam withdrawn and run through the turbines controls the power level of the reactor. Control rods that absorb neutrons can also be moved in and out to control the nuclear reaction. The power level that can be used is limited to avoid letting the fuel rods get too hot.
The heat from the fuel rods is absorbed by water which is used to generate steam to drive the turbines that generate the electricity.
A large plant generates about a million kilowatts of electricity - some more, some less.
After about two years, enough of the U-235 has been converted to fission products and the fission products have built up enough so that the fuel rods must be removed and replaced by new ones.
What to do with the spent fuel rods is what causes most of the fuss concerning nuclear power.
Solar Panels Science Project?
What Is The Cost Of Solar Energy?
What Is Involved In The Installation?
What Do Solar Panels Look Like Installed Or In Use?
Hi. If you have the panels, the cost is essentially just the maintenance. The power is free.
Installing panels in the optimum position for sunlight duration and seasonal needs. (A/C vs heat.)
Some of the newer ones are flexible and can conform to about any shape. But south facing window films (in the northern hemisphere) may be the best use.