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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly 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 photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 well-known for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can calculate how much 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
Solar Energy Question?
I Need Help, Please Tell Me In The Simplest Way Lol How Does A Solar Cellphone Charger Work? Meaning How Does It Charge The Cellphone?
The solar charger simply mimicks the charging of the cellphone if you plugged it into the cigarette Lighter of an automobile.
Both will output a nominal 12 volts at some point of the circuit ahead of the charging regulator in the Cell phone itself or either charger.
If it helps you to envision it in your head- think of the solar panel as just another style of battery- only it needs the sun to make work.
Is It About Time That We End &Quot;Renewable&Quot; Energy Subsidies?
We Taxpayers Have Dumped $Billions Into Wind, Solar...Etc. And Have Gotten No Return. Shouldn'T We Allow The Free Market Determine What Forms Of Energy We Use?
From The Wall Street Journal:
&Quot;Congress Seems Ready To Spend Billions On A New &Quot;Manhattan Project&Quot; For Green Energy, Or At Least The Political Class Really, Really Likes Talking About One. But Maybe We Should Look At What Our Energy Subsidy Dollars Are Buying Now.
Some Clarity Comes From The U.S. Energy Information Administration (Eia), An Independent Federal Agency That Tried To Quantify Government Spending On Energy Production In 2007. The Agency Reports That The Total Taxpayer Bill Was $16.6 Billion In Direct Subsidies, Tax Breaks, Loan Guarantees And The Like. That'S Double In Real Dollars From Eight Years Earlier, As You'D Expect Given All The Money Congress Is Throwing At &Quot;Renewables.&Quot; Even More Subsidies Are Set To Pass This Year.
An Even Better Way To Tell The Story Is By How Much Taxpayer Money Is Dispensed Per Unit Of Energy, So The Costs Are Standardized.
For Electricity Generation, The Eia Concludes That Solar Energy Is Subsidized To The Tune Of $24.34 Per Megawatt Hour, Wind $23.37 And &Quot;Clean Coal&Quot; $29.81. By Contrast, Normal Coal Receives 44 Cents, Natural Gas A Mere Quarter, Hydroelectric About 67 Cents And Nuclear Power $1.59.
The Wind And Solar Lobbies Are Currently Moaning That They Don'T Get Their Fair Share Of The Subsidy Pie. They Also Argue That Subsidies Per Unit Of Energy Are Always Higher At An Early Stage Of Development, Before Innovation Makes Large-Scale Production Possible. But Wind And Solar Have Been On The Subsidy Take For Years, And They Still Account For Less Than 1% Of Total Net Electricity Generation. Would It Make Any Difference If The Federal Subsidy For Wind Were $50 Per Megawatt Hour, Or Even $100? Almost Certainly Not Without A Technological Breakthrough.
By Contrast, Nuclear Power Provides 20% Of U.S. Base Electricity Production, Yet It Is Subsidized About 15 Times Less Than Wind. We Prefer An Energy Policy That Lets Markets Determine Which Energy Source Dominates. But If You Believe In Subsidies, Then Nuclear Power Gets A Lot More Power For The Buck Than Other &Quot;Alternatives.&Quot;
The Same Study Also Looked At Federal Subsidies For Non-Electrical Energy Production, Such As For Fuel. It Found That Ethanol And Biofuels Receive $5.72 Per British Thermal Unit Of Energy Produced. That Compares To $2.82 For Solar And $1.35 For Refined Coal, But Only Three Cents Per Btu For Natural Gas And Other Petroleum Liquids.
All Of This Shows That There Is A Reason Fossil Fuels Continue To Dominate American Energy Production: They Are Extremely Cost-Effective. That'S A Reality To Keep In Mind The Next Time You Hear A Politician Talk About Creating Millions Of &Quot;Green Jobs.&Quot; Those Jobs Won'T Come Cheap, And You'Ll Be Paying For Them.&Quot;
I agree. when we tax one form of energy & use that tax money to subsidize another form of energy it just confuses the issue of which ones practical & which ones are just a political pork barrel project.
it would also help if the media was educated to use a single unit of energy such as joules when comparing various methods of production instead of their using btu,kw hours & horse power interchangeably.
actually it would be a BIG help if the media was educated at all.
Main Method To Convert Mechanical Energy To Electrical Energy Today?
I'M A Mechanical Engineering Student And Am Trying To Figure Out What Electives I Should Take. I Have Courses On All Other &Quot;Types&Quot; Of Energy (Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Chemical). I See A Course Discusses Mechanical To Electricity Via. Induction/Synchronous Machines. Then Of Course There Are Courses On Turbines.
If I Want To Know The Main Ways Mechanical Is Converted To Electrical Energy, What Topics/Technology Should I Be Looking At?
There is only one way by which mechanical energy is most directly converted into electrical energy. It is called an electric generator, and operates on the principle of Faraday's law of induction.
If you want to understand this, you are probably most interested in electromagnetic field theory, and machine dynamics.
What Kind Of Battery To You Use To Store Solar Energy?
My Husband And I Put Solar Panels In Our Home And We Need To Know What Kind Of Battery We Need To Store The Solar Enery Generated From The Solar Panels?
That will depend on the size of your array (number of panels and current output) and what you usage will be.
Deep cycle batteries will store the most and will last the longest. There are several types, sizes and storage capacity.
Your best source of information will be Solar Companies. Most Retail Battery stores specialize in auto batteries and their info on Solar storage is very limited.
Weeding through tons of information on all the batteries that are out there can get very confusing and time consuming.
Before starting your search find out the Size of your panels in wattage and amp output and what your approximate usage will be. This will determine the size (storage capacity) and number of batteries you will need.
I live full time in my RV and get all my electric from the Sun.
I have 2 135 Watt panels. Together they will produce 270 Watts and 15 amps an hour in good sun.
I have 2 Interstate 2200 6 Volt wet cell (Liquid) golf cart batteries rated at 220 Amp hours of Storage.
On good sun days the batteries will be fully charged by 10 AM.
The key to a successful solar system in a good controller/charger, heavy gauge wire to reduce voltage drop from the panels to the battery bank and proper instillation.
I hope this will be some help.
Hydrogen Or Solar Energy; Which Is Most Profitable Frontier?
When It Comes Down To It, Which Would Have A Better Market And Wider Consumer Base. I Was Thinking Along The Lines Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Refueling Station Or Solar Panel Installation Business. There Are Strides Being Taken In Hydrogen Automobiles And Also In Solar Technology And Cost. So Which Is A Better Idea? Thanks For Your Help.
The Democratic Comprehensive Energy Plan To Lower Gasoline Prices
This is how we will do it. And this why we will do it.
This country has so much under used industrial capacity in our Auto Plants, Airplane Plants, Steel Plants and Electronics Plants to make America Energy Independent in 2 to 5 years. We can build enough windmills and solar power and wave generation energy plants to replace 90% of all of the electricity generated by COAL and NATURAL GAS.
The Coal and Natural Gas saved by Green Replaceable Elecrrical Generation can now be used to make fuel for cars, trucks, busses, boats and airplanes, and or plastics, chemicals, fertilizers and pharmacuticals.
We need a comprehensive plan that puts America back to work in endeavors that benefit 99% of America.
Howard Scott Pearlman