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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 clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, many homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial 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 conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your house value
Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what price, for at least 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
Using Gas Is Cheaper Than Electricity?
Did Anyone Know That Why It Seems For Me That Using Gas To Generate Electricity Is Cheaper Than Buying Electricity From The Pg&E? Here Is My Calculation,
1 Gal Gasoline = 36.6 Kwh (Base On Wiki)
My House Month Usage Is 518Kw, Which Cost Me $70.8
But If I Buy Gasoline By My Own, In Order To Generate 518Kw (Assume The Energy Loss Is Small First), I Need To Buy 518/36.6 = 14.153 Gal Of Gasoline, Which Properly Cost Me 14.153 Gal X 3.29 = $46.56.
Is There Anything Wrong In My Calculation? Thanks!
You are assuming a 100% efficient gas generator. This is nowhere near the truth.
Modern gasoline engines have an average efficiency of about 18% to 20% when used to power a car.
So you could multiply your calculated cost to run the generator by at least 5.
If you are looking to "get off the grid", a better bet would be to invest in solar or wind. They usually have at least a 10 year pay-back period to re-coup the initial investment.
Is Oil And Potash Used In The Manufacture Of Solar Panels?
I Have Been Told That Solar Panels Are Made From Oil And Potash And Coal And Other Minerals Mined From Fossils In The Ground. Is This True?
Indeed they are.
What solar advocates neglect to mention is that the amount of energy used to mine and manufacture the panels exceeds the amount of energy the panels will generate over their lifetime.
Bit of an eye opener, eh?
Of course, I am not saying there are no good applications for solar panels. What I am saying is that solar energy is not necessarily the environmental panacea some try to tell us it is.
Does Anybody Know How Solar Power Generate Electricity/Heat?
By using solar panels it is possible to have free and green electricity from the sun. There are two ways to generate electricity from the sun: Solar thermal.
This method of producing electricity from solar energy is used more on an industrial scale. Banks of mirrors are used to concentrate the heat from the sun. The heat is then focused and collected. The resulting high temperatures are used to heat water to create steam. The steam is then used in a conventional way to power large turbines that will produce the electricity that is connected to the national grid or utility supply.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Need To Know How Solar Panels Work Please Help Me!!
Also, If You Know Any Other Additional Important Information About Solar Energy In General Please Tell Me,
The most important parts of a solar cell are the semiconductor layers, this is where the electron current is created. There are a number of different materials available for making these semiconducting layers, and each has benefits and drawbacks. Unfortunately, there is no one ideal material for all types of cells and applications.
In addition to the semiconducting materials, solar cells consist of a top metallic grid or other electrical contact to collect electrons from the semiconductor and transfer them to the external load, and a back contact layer to complete the electrical circuit. Then, on top of the complete cell is typically a glass cover or other type of transparent encapsulant to seal the cell and keep weather out, and a antireflective coating to keep the cell from reflecting the light back away from the cell. A typical solar cell consists of a cover glass, a anti-reflective layer, a front contact to allow the electrons to enter a circuit and a back contact to allow them to complete the circuit, and the semiconductor layers where the electrons begin to complete there voyages!
The solar panels, in order to generate power, are using the method of screen-printing, a technique developed for printing fabrics, paper and to produce plastic, glass and metal solar cells. The basic materials of a photovoltaic cell (solar cell) are inexpensive. The homemade solar cells have about 11/4 of the efficiency of commercial silicon solar cells, which turn 10-20 per cent of light energy into electricity. But, being cheap to produce, they can make up the loss in quantity what they lack in quality.
Since They Have Solar Panels, Why Not Install Them On An Electric Car?
And Have A Backup Power Source For Nighttime Driving??? There Would Be No Need To Plug In Or Fuel Up Ever!!
Your concept is great, but there's just one flaw: It's too simple. Since the roof of a car has such a small surface area, very few solar cells can fit on it. Less solar cells = less power. With today's solar cells, it would take days of charging just to drive a conventional car a few miles at a reasonable speed. Mass-produced solar powered cars may become a reality in the future, but I don't think it will happen anytime soon. The best place to put solar panels right now in on top of your roof, where the surface area is large enough to generate a useful amount of energy.
Edit: You're not the first to think of it; solar-powered cars do exist! You might see solar-powered cars in the news, but those are very expensive and are probably built for contests. They are specially designed to be aerodynamic for more efficiency. It is impossible to build one that will be practical for everyday use (as of now) because of the price and small surface area available..