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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need 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 a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall 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 have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of 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
Business Solar Panels?
How Much Would A Full Solar Panel System Cost For A Campus That Uses $2,000 - $3,500 Of Electricity A Month? I Just Need A Ballpark Estimate Here - Please Also Put Where I Can Call For More Information. The Campus Is Located In Camp Springs, Md - Just Outside Of Dc. Its Main Building'S Roof Is Flat, There Are Two Houses, And There Is A Church Building With A Really Sloped Roof. The Roofs Of The Main Building And The Church Building Are At Least 20 Years Old. If You Need To Look At The Building Go To Maps.Google.Com And Click On Satellite Map, Type This Address: 5408 Brinkley Road, Camp Springs, Md, 20748-2531
There are a number of things that we would need to take a look at in order to price that out for you. Feel free to give me a call at 877-476-5739, ext. 106 and we can get something priced out for you.
Is It Possible To Build Your Own Solar Panels?
Many web sites now offer "How To" on solar energy and sell you the directions which is ok. I am a subscriber to Backwoods Home Magazine and I know they have back isuues on this solar panel building, etc. They usually sell for $5 or $6 and mail to you. They also have a manual they put out on this subject for $20. Many who live in the backwoods rely on solar power for their energy needs and build their own systems. I have plans on a solar window collector box that attaches to the window using scrap material. I got this from a Popular Science magazine and plan on building my own, test it and might sell these. Green is the way to go now so get started. You are already interested. You are thinking right!
I Have Room For 20K Of Solar Panels On My Roof, But Can Not Afford The Panels Can You Help?
I Have 1500 Sq Feet For Solar Panels Facing Due South But Do Not Have The Money To Install Would Be Willing To Give Green Valve To Any Company. That Would Sponcer This Project. House Is Located In The Midwest We Have 20 Days Of Sun A Month With Several Days Of Partional Sun Light. No It Not Cal. But We Have Plenty Of Sun And You Would Promoting Solar In An Area That Has Not Yet Promoted Solar. Well Also Post A Sign Of Who Is Supporting Solar Energy In At My Location Thank You For Reading My Posting Wadesworld.
I own a few solar stocks so I've been following this issue from a business side of things... I am pro environment first...
But from what I gather with the reading I do regularly on the industry... Solar is promoted and subsidized in Europe... yeah cloudy wintery Europe... Subsidized meaning the government helps you out though discounts or tax breaks and thus the sales there are good...
However, in the US we have a heavy coal lobby as well as big oil. Then the whole ethenol lobby... SO look up Energy bill... Ours is up. Congress is suppose to put together a new one. Well they did. So far from what I gather it gives lots of money to alternative fuels ie Ethenol.. some money to wind and zilch for solar. on the bright side coal is a bit upset that they have to make less polluting plants again. Poor coal... giver of acid rain and heavy carbon they just get no respect.
Where To Place The Solar Panels For My New Seattle Home?
The best place to place Solar Panels is the Roof top but you can also install them on the Boundary Walls or above your Car's garage.
I prefer to install the Panels on the Walls because , if required, you can adjust those yourself if they get displaced due to the wind pressure etc.
Why Don'T We Make Solar Engery More Main Stream?
It Seems To Me That Solar Energy Would Help Reduce Everyones Carbon Footprint. Why Is This Technology Not More Main Stream? Some People Say It'S Because Of The Cost, Some Say It'S Neighborhood Associations Restrictive Covenants.
There are actually more solar panels and big solar plants being used today than ever before. The Photovoltaics (PV) industry is experiencing annual growth rates of around 25% with higher growth rates in countries such as Japan, where it is currently growing at 63%. However, solar power has clearly not met its full potential. There are a few reasons for this under-exploitation of solar panels and big solar plants.
The main reason for the lack of mass exploitation of solar power technologies is economic. In order for widespread generation of electricity using solar panels to be feasible it needs to be economically advantageous. In order for solar panels to be an economically viable choice for the production of electricity, production costs must go down and efficiency of the final product must go up. It is difficult to find funding to fuel the projects that are necessary to increase the amount of electricity that can be produced for a certain price, when the current technology is not already adequately efficient.
The absence of mass consumer demand for solar technologies is a hidden factor behind the lack of wide-spread solar power production. If there is a demand for a product, there will be people that will supply that product at a cost that fulfills that demand. If there is enough consumer demand, economic and efficient solar power technologies will be developed and exploited more quickly.
Despite a lack of truly substantial financial investment from both consumers and the government (compared to the investments made in conventional energy sources), the efficiency of solar panels continues to improve. Solar technologies have come a long way from the emergence in 1954 with efficiencies of 6% and costs of $600 a watt.  Some of the most recent single-crystal silicon cells have as much as 24% efficiency in the lab and commercial cells at 15% efficiency. This increasing efficiency coupled with decreasing module prices may lead to more and more usage of solar power.
As prices go down, efficiencies go up, tax incentives and rebates increase in impact, reliability of standard electrical generation fluctuates, and increased awareness of the dangers of fossil fuel combustion become widespread, the use of solar panels may increase greatly. This increase can already be seen in the solar market. For example, the shipment of PV modules and cells reported by US manufacturers in 1999 jumped by 52% from 1998. NREL and the DOE project that growth in the PV industry of 25% annually is sustainable at least until 2020. 
Solar is a good energy option in developing countries. Because of the cost of transmission lines and the difficulty of transporting fuel to remote areas, developing countries are increasingly turning to solar energy as a low cost way to supply electricity. With a third of the world's population still without electricity, most of whom live in developing countries, usage of solar panels will be increasing greatly as the demand for electricity spreads throughout the world. BPSolar, previously Solarex, is one of the first large companies to really start catering to this need in developing areas. They recently completed two $30 million projects, one in the Philippines and another in Indonesia. A $48 million project, that will supply 114 villages with electricity, is currently in the works.
Examples of large-scale solar power applications is not limited to developing countries. For example, in Murcia, Spain, AstroSolar is planning to supply a Spanish power plant with 13 MW of solar cells. This Spanish power plant will be four times larger than any other PV plant and will cover an area the size of 57 soccer fields. The Japanese are currently spending 10-20 times more than the U.S. to commercialize PV, hoping to install 4,600 MW of Solar power by 2010. While growth in the U.S. has not matched international growth, there is still a sizable growth in both PV and solar thermal use in the US residential sector. The EIA reported a 11% increase in the shipment of solar thermal collectors between 1998 and 1999, with more than 90% of these shipments going to the residential sector.
Overall, use of solar power is increasing globally. However, the percentage of energy produced using solar resources is still miniscule.