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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical energy rates have increased by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will get rid of three 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 obligation are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can calculate just how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired 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
What Would Schools Look Like If You Were To Design Them Today?
Set in lush green playing fields, welcoming to the eye.
Externally very informal, perhaps classic art deco 1920s design a la hoover building in west london; lots of green shaded/tinted glass and white stucco or plain white concrete walls.
Big windows to make the maximum use of natural light.
Internally the ceilings would not be too high as to intimidation, but not too low to leave students or teahcers feeling cramped.
In class-rooms and common areas walls should be plain plaster/render mix with a hard-wearing emulsion in very light pastel colours (almost white).
Light fittings should be low-energy mainly but also indirect lighting should be used to reduce eye-strain, in conjuction with plain white ceilings to maximise light reflection and energy efficiency.
Consideration should be given to making schools energy efficient through careful planning and inclusion of wind and solar energy within the architecture of the premises. Helping the environment and always a useful teaching aid in science and humanities subjects.
There should be study rooms with more informal seating and a mix of relaxation/reading areas and pc workstations laid out like city offices, not internet cafe style half-cubicles. These should be voluntary for students but monitored by cctv.
Students should expect to work in the kitchens of the school at some time of their school life instead of attending home economics lessons; work preparing food in the kitchens should be valued and prized and awards given for students who can produce a menu which is both popular and nutritious. Workers in school kitchens should be valued, highly prized and paid and motivated to produce good quality meals which all students will eat.
Lofty aims of the school should be recreated through some classical architecture on a grander scale in assembly rooms and other formal places such as main entrance halls - Latin mottos and their translations should be clearly displayed in these areas and repeated in abbreviated forms on school logo, crest, uniforms etc.
Good modern faciilties should be provided to students, staff, teachers, and visitors alike as befitting a quality municipal building which is provided for one of the most important human endeavours - knowledge.
The best sites in every city should be compulsorily purchased for the construction of such learning palaces for our children, close to public transport and available to all locals at no cost.
All students from all abilities and all backgrounds should be included and welcomed.
Discipline should be rigid and rules clearly laid out - in charter form for all parents and students to sign and agree to each year. But rules should be introduced only for the benefit of the wellbeing of the students and their educational needs, not to suit lazy parents, teachers or over-officious helath and safety freaks.
Sports facilities must include a swimming pool, gym, football, cricket and rugby field which can also be used for netball, hockey and athletics.
All children should be given a personal training program of a simple kind relative to their fitness and ability for which they will be rewarded when they achieve their targets.
I could probably come up with loads more, but you are probably bored reading this already.
Explain Why The Amount Of Energy Used In Photosynthesis Is So Much Less That The Amount Of Solar Energy...?
That Reaches Earth.
This Is A Question From A Summer Assignment For A Biology Class. In The Textbook It Says That Only 1% Of The Solar Energy That Reaches The Earth Is Used In Photosynthesis. However, It Doesn't Say Why The Other 99% Cannot Be Or Is Not Used.
Consider these contributing factors:
1. A large amount of the solar energy that reaches the earth is intercepted before it reaches the surface of the planet.
2. Of that which reaches the surface, a large portion is reflected back into space, especially in areas with high albedo, such as polar regions.
3. Photosynthesis takes place on only a small portion of the earth's surface.
4. Organisms that photosynthesize are usually green, and reflect the peak (versus highest energy) wavelength of our sun's radiation.
These factors alone should explain your quandry.
What Are Possible Positions (Jobs) In Solar Energy?
I Want To Work In Something That Has To Do With Alternative Energy Sources Such As Solar Energy Hydroelectricity Etc. To What Type Of Program I Would Need To Applay And What Are The Requirements?
I'm just finishing a physics masters in CdTe solar cells. If I wanted to I could go into solar research from here, or get a job with a renewable energy company. A first class (or in some cases upper second) physics degree is sufficient in the UK.
Particularly well paid jobs will generally require a degree. Physics for research and possibly for planning, engineering for designing installations and possibly planning. Mathematicians or other physical scientists may be able to get involved in the actual planning. Non-scientists may be able to get jobs in solar companies in marketing, human resources etc. Physics or electrical engineering would be my recommendation.
If you don't particularly want to go to university and/or you don't particularly like maths, then many countries now run practical courses which teach you how to install solar systems in houses and you can get on one of those and be fully qualified to work in installing solar panels.
Why Could Solar Energy Be Good For Everyone?
I Need To Know How This Would Benifit Everyone And Save Everyone Money And Suff Like That
The real story on Solar is that it is the most costly form of energy out there. While it sounds good on the surface, hey the sun is shining and I'm making electricity, the hidden costs are what it takes to convert and store the energy for use. To power a typical house you will not recover the cost when compared to what you would pay from your local utility. An added piece of information Solar systems require regular routine service and replacement of the battery and inverter.
Note: To those who say it doesn't pollute, wrong, they forget the manufacturing process and later the disposal of the old batteries.
What Are The Similarities And Differences Between &Quot;Hydro-Electric&Quot; And &Quot;Solar&Quot; Energy?
Also What R The Pros And Cons, Just 2 Similarities And Differences Will Do It But If There Were More It Will Be Better, Like The Cost The Power That It Produces And Where Is It Used...Etc
Solar is a general term. Solar-thermal? Solar photovoltaic? I will explain both; but as long as I see, they are too different.
Hydroelectric: Considering a dam, the water is reserved and when the energy is needed, they let it flow from the higher elevation to the lower elevation. "Flowing water is directed onto the blades of a turbine runner, creating a force on the blades. Since the runner is spinning, the force acts through a distance (force acting through a distance is the definition of work). In this way, energy is transferred from the water flow to the turbine". A generator which is connected to the turbine shaft, rotates with the turbine, so electrical energy is created.
Solar-thermal: It is basically conversion of the solar radiation to the thermal energy (the surface of the panels are painted to the black generally). Then the thermal energy is either used for heating/cooling etc., or is used to heat up the water and create superheated steam. Then this steam is used to run a steam turbine. Again a generator which is connected to the turbine shaft, rotates with the turbine, so electrical energy is created.
Photovoltaic is totally different technology, dealed with physics. "Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material." .
As you can see, only the similarity between the hydroelectric energy and electric generation by solar-thermal, is that they both need a turbine and a generator. But again, hydraulic turbines and steam turbines are different.
"I studied master in engineering of energy conversion :)"