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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent 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 common property solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- 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 Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
Class Debate Help (((Fossil Fuels Vs. Nuclear Energy)))?
This Is Something I Need Badly, There Is A Debate Between Fossil Fuels And Nuclear Energy. I'M The Leader For My Half Of The Class. I'Ve Researched And I'Ve Gotten A Few Things But I Need More.I Need At Least A Counter To Every Disadvantage Of Fossil Fuel That The Other Team Might Throw In My Way. And I'M Sure You Guys Can Help Me Come Up With More Advantages Of Fossil Fuel Than The Most Well Know And Less Known Disadvantages Of Nuclear Energy. I Need Answers Plz =]
Here Is The Basic Info That I Have:
Advantages Of Fossil Fuels
≫Straightforward Combustion Process
Disadvantages Of Fossil Fuels
≫Thought To Be A Major Cause Of Global Warming
≫Cause Of Acid Rain
≫Not Sustainable In The Long-Term
≫Politics And Economics Can Cause Major Price Increases
≫Extraction Can Be Very Damaging To The Landscape
Any Debate Tips Could Be Helpful Too.
You would think they would teach children constructive things in class these days. I guess there is no solar, wind or wave energy considered in this debate is there. You should tell your teacher to take there head out of their a**.
Well, this is controversial and might go against your argument but some believe that oil is not a fossil fuel:
Like most arguments where you have the short end of the stick, you should always talk about the cost to the economy the other option will have.
The advantages of fossil fuels in this day and age is that humans have made themselves reliant on them and so the industry change to a nuclear system would prove expensive.
Also, you should consider your counter argument. They will most likely mention the types of Nuclear reactors they have now which are much safer than before:
Although with any of the processes there will always be at LEAST 10% waste product produced.
Nuclear Power Vs. Solar Power?
Okay, So In Reality, I Am Very Eco-Friendly. But For A School, I Have To Do A Debate For My Public Speaking Class. All Of My Speeches Have Generally Been About Preventing Global Warming And Getting The Word Out About The Subject But For This One Speech, I Am Going To Surprise Everyone By Not Being Eco. I Am Going To Be For Nuclear Power/Power Plants And Against Solar/Hydro. This Is Going To Be Really Tough For Me To Go Against Everything I Believe In. Are There Any Websites That Yall Know Of That Show The Pros And Cons For Each? Both Nuclear And Solar? I Would Really Like To Research This So I Get A Good Grade. :)
Nuclear power would be great for the energy efficiency side of the argument however there are limited resources, safety issues (i.e. terrorist targets as well as accidents, Ever heard of Chernobyl, as well as HUGE waste disposal problems. This is not the type of technology we need to be playing around with.
Solar though not tremendously powerful technology yet is free, renewable, safe, and abundant as well as ultimately cheaper in the end for the consumer and tax payer. It takes billions and billions of dollars to build a nuclear planet that always seems to go over budget. The also frequently take about 20 years to build in which solar technology will be so efficient you might as well have not built the nuclear plant in the first place.
Finally, if the world could capture all the sunlight that hits the earth just for a few minutes it could power all the worlds energy needs for a year. I have heard that if only 100 square miles in the southwest were covered in solar panels they could fuel the nations needs completely. I've been to portions of the southwest where it is so baron not even plant life is growing. The government owns a lot of this land and could be put to good use.
In short Solar not nuclear is the way to go.
If A School Wants To Convert To Be 90% Energy Efficient, What Is A Good Time Line To Reach That Goal?
How Many Years To Reach 25%, 50%, Etc. Energy Efficiency?
And This Would Be For A School That Does Not Have Any Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, Etc. But Wants To Convert To Being Energy Efficient.
define efficient! If you believe you can cut your energy use from 100 units to 10 units, it ain't gonna happen.
A good goal would be to reduce your energy use by 10% over the first year. Then 5% for the next 5 or 6 years. A 30% goal is a good target.
Start with getting people aware or energy use.Then raise money to buy insulation, automatic lights, higher efficient water heaters...
Where Can I Get Infomation On How To Build A Storage Battery...?
Where Can I Get Infomation On How To Build A Storage Battery/ A Divice I Can Use To Store Energy And How To Gather Energy...
Eg: How To Build A Cheap Solar Battery?
There ain't no such thing as a "cheap solar battery", if you compare the price of electricity from it with that from a conventional power plant.
I kind of doubt that you can even build a device significantly cheaper per kWh than a commercial vendor can.
What you probably can do is to talk yourself into believing that what you have built is better than what you could have bought... the easiest way to get away with that is to not do any performance and lifetime testing of your design. It's like winning the Olympics field and track by never going on the field and the track but talking about your accomplishments at your local bar. This is also known as make belief.
And no, I am not trying to put you down here. But I do want to point out that if what you need is a solar storage system, just buy one. It will come you cheaper in the short and the long run than any attempt to build one. Unless maybe if you are a professional design engineer. But then, if you were a professional design engineer, you wouldn't be here asking for advice. Right?
As a reference point: I am a professional design engineer and I know this stuff. If I wanted to have a solar storage system, I would simply go to a vendor and order one. Without even thinking about it for a minute.
How Efficient Is The Conversion Of Solar To Hydrogen To Electrical Energy?
Is It More Efficient To Use Solar Voltaic Cells To Charge Batteries To Directly Drive An Electric Motor, Or Is It More Efficient To Use Solar Energy To Create Hydrogen, Store It Then Convert The Stored Fuel Back Into Electricity To Drive An Electric Motor?
I don't have the efficiencies for the processes but I can tell you the efficiencies of the vehicles.
A battery electric car like the Tesla Roadster can be made with an efficiency from battery to wheels of about 92%, but this is still a commercial vehicle and solar cars for racing are made with about 98% efficiency.
A fuel cell electric car comes in at around 50% efficiency from fuel cell to wheels.
What this measures is the efficiency of a battery vs a fuel cell.
On the supply side we have transmission efficiency costs for the EV but would likely suffer the same for a fuel cell if we are trying to make hydrogen from electrolysis of water. When factoring in the electrolysis of water the vehicle efficiency will fall below 40%
By comparison the theoretical efficiency of a diesel engine is around 40% and a petrol engine around 30% but both of these Drive systems require a transmission. Overall efficiency of a petrol vehicles is only around 15%
Another useful bit of information is that 96% of industrial hydrogen is made from fossil fuels with only 4% using electrolysis because it is far too expensive. If we were to convert to a "hydrogen" economy it would in practice be fossil fuels with a different set of clothes while electricity can be made in many different ways that do not involve fossil fuels. It is also far more likely that hydrogen would be "bootlegged" from fossil fuels than electricity, should we ever try to legislate the supply chain.