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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of property owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically minimize or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenditures. 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 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell 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 end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, 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 Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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
How Are Solar Panels Made?
Solar panels that make electricity directly from sunlight are arrays of solar cells. Solar cells are semiconductors; similar to computer chips but of simpler design, although making them still requires ultra pure materials and expensive, high tech equipment. Production also takes quite a bit of energy and produces toxic waste.
How Much Electricity Would Be Generated If The Entire Surface Of The Earth Was Covered With Solar Panels?
A lot. Treating the earth as a disc, with a diameter of 13,000 km, we get an area of 531 trillion square kilometers, and at 100 watts per square meter, we would have 53 quadrillion watts -- about 50,000 times the installed generating capacity of the US. But much of that area is ocean, and much of the rest is too far north or south to be useful for power generation.
Is It Worth Getting A Solar Panel For The Sole Purpose Of Feeding Elecricity Back To The Grid?
Is There An Economical Advantage Besides Being Earth Friendly?
Can you economically break even with solar energy as an individual? Sure. It will take a while, even with support from the government, unless you have a very good electricity tariff, in which case you can't. But then you would have more money over for solar panels, anyway... :-)
The question I would ask myself is if solar energy is the best investment of my money to help the environment. In my case it wasn't, YET. For one thing, we had old appliances. Replacement of all incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lights, a new fridge for $800 and a new washer/drier for $1000 have cut our consumption from 280kWh/month to 150kWh/month. We got a hybrid a couple months ago, which cuts our CO2 budget for commuting by more than half.
I also replaced a bunch of bulbs at work and I have optimized my computers not to run when I am not there. These measures cost only a few dollars, yet save solar panels worth $10,000.
Next thing will be to insulate the windows better for winter.
And then, some way down the road, I will invest more in solar with the goal of actually becoming a net producer at home to offset my energy use in agriculture etc.. But personally I am not doing it for financial return, anyway.
Solar energy and carbon budgeting are an economics 101 problem. One should invest money first in things that return the most the cheapest. Solar cells amortize in three to five years energetically, luminescent bulbs in probably three to six months. The new car amortizes financially almost immediately, leaving more money over for investments in other energy saving/producing technology. So if you have exhausted all your other options, go for solar. But there are usually a lot of things before that which make more sense - for you AND the environment.
Is It Possible, And If So, Then How Can I, Get A Free Guide To Making Cheap, Efficient Solar Panels?
I Want To Reduce My Carbon Footprint, And Solar Energy Is Completely Renewable, And 100% Clean Energy, So I Need Help Figuring Out How To Make Solar Panels That Will Power My Entire House And Will Eliminate My Reliance On The Power Grid Completely (Or At Least 80%+).
Everything in the body of your question is laudable, and possible, except for the part about "cheap."
Solar electric is generally a large ($10k or more) up-front investment, and a cost savings over time, as well as environmental benefit. And in many areas, it would never recover its initial investment, not at today's prices. Costs continue to fall, though.
The internet is full of sites that suggest you can power your whole house with just $200 or less of homemade panels. As to the information, you could probably find it through a bittorrent search site, by looking for "solar panel", and would see that the kind of information being sold is not practical at all. See http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php for a rebuttal to these scams.
You could build your own solar water heater, and plans will come up in Google.
What Is The Future Of Solar Energy, And Would You Recommend Home Solar Power?
Where Do You See Solar Energy Going In The Future? Maybe Next 5 Years? Next 10? Are Home Solar Panels A Good Investment (I Live In Florida). Or If You Have Other Commentary On The Future Of Energy, Feel Free... Thanks.
Solar energy has quite a few advantages, but also some disadvantages. If we use them for our homes, they will
Obviously give clean energy
Give free energy
Take up a lot of space
Will be unreliable, in days of cloudy weather they will not produce much electricity.
Also, they are expensive to buy but cheaper in the long run. You will also need to buy a large battery so that you can store electricity for night time use.
If you are planning to buy solar panels, make sure you have a large roof or something. Check out the humidity levels in Florida as solar energy doesn't work well in high humidity.
Here is a helpful website aimed at solar energy in Florida: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/
Maybe its best to buy them now than 20 years later when oil will be rare and solar panels will be 5 times their cost!