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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
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 capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since 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 well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly 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
What Is The Size Of Solar Panel Needed To Supply Electricity For A House?
The House To Be Supplied By Solar Energy Hes Appliances Like Tv, Refrigerator, Air-Condition Unit, Electric Fan, 7 Fluorescent Light. How Will I Compute For The Right Size Of Solar Panel Needed.
You normally run the household off batteries and an inverter. Then you size how many batteries you need and the power you are going to use. Then you calculate the minimum amount of sunlight per day and how much energy it has to replace for the usage in the house from the batteries over a day or even two days and that should give you the solar panel capacity. To work out the amount of power you need, you switch on everything and measure the current. Then you can calculate the VA rating by multiplying that to the voltage.
I Want To Ask Is It Necessary To Use A Charge Controller Between Solar Panel And Batteries ?
I Am Going To Use 3 Solar Panels 100 Watt Of Each And 100 Watt Of Inverter . I Don’T Have A Charge Controller, I Know Charge Controller Prevents Solar Panel To Over Charge The Battery, But What If I Directly Connect Panel To Battery And Inverter To Battery , What Will Happen When Inverter Will Run On Ac Power, Will It Damage The Solar Panel ?
Hi Zahid. Whether you need a charge controller depends on the power of your array and the capacity of your battery. I don't have data on your panels except that you say they are 100 watts each. Are they designed to charge 12 volt batteries? If so they should have an open circuit voltage of 18 VDC, this is shown on the data plate as "Voc" 100 divided by 18 gives you maximum current of 5.7 amps. If you wire all 3 panels in parallel and connect them to a 12 volt battery, on a good sunny day the charge current can reach 5.7 X 3 = 17.1 amps. There is a rule for batteries that says if you don't exceed 2% of the battery amp hour capacity during charging, you don't need a controller. In this case if your battery bank is 850 amp hour (AH) or more than you will not need a charge controller. This would be a very large battery bank, something on the order of 8 golf cart batteries. If your battery bank is smaller than this, a charge controller will be necessary to keep the batteries from overcharging.
It makes no difference if you wire the inverter directly to the battery as well, the inverter will only take as much power as it needs to provide your AC load with power, and with a 100 watt inverter, it will never keep up with the amount of power the panels are developing on a sunny day.
I don't really understand what you mean by, "What will happen when inverter will run on AC power, will it damage the solar panel?" The inverter provides AC power rather than running on it, and it will not damage the panel or battery while it is running, that is what they are designed for. Also, if you are using a car battery, do not mistake Amp Hours with Cold Cranking Amps, they are not the same. Most batteries for vehicles will hold around 60 to 90 amp hours, yet have a rating of maybe 500 cold cranking amps. This is just the amount of instantaneous power the battery can put out at a cold temperature.
I would also suggest you don't take my word for any of this, or anyone else that answers your questions here, I am always amazed at how many people are willing to impart their knowledge of solar power, yet they have never laid a hand on a solar panel, battery or charge controller. Check your local library website for a book called, "The Complete Battery Book," by Richard Perez, it explains all of this in simple terms. Also consider getting a subscription to Home Power Magazine, the only magazine that really gets into the science of making your own power. We did 13 years ago, now our home is completely powered by the wind and sun. Take care Zahid, Rudydoo
How Do Solar Panels Collect Energy?
I Know Light Is A Form Of Electromagnetic Radiation, But By What Mode Of Action Do Solar Panels Convert This To Electricity?
Solar panels usually have some semiconductor material like silicon that absorbs the energy and converts it to electrical energy. Photons excite electrons that flow around. Electrons are charged particles so when they flow they create electricity.
Can I Buy Just The Sunpower 300 Watt Panels Without Being Required To Use The Installer I Bought Them From?
I Have Been Looking Everywhere (Web Retailers, Ebay, Amazon, Etc.) Trying To Buy Sunpower Panels But The Only Places I Seem To Find Are The &Quot;Premier Dealers&Quot;, And They Force You To Have That Dealer Install The Panel And Therefore You Can'T Buy Just The Panel...
Can Anyone Help Me With This? I Am Only Looking For The 300 Watt Or Greater Panels...
Hey J, you're correct. I spoke with Jane at Sunpower customer service today. They may be telling you that they are, "Premium Dealers," but in Sunpowers case, they only allow their certified dealers to install them. She claims it's because of warranty coverage, personally I don't buy it. I can purchase a $30,000 automobile today, take it home and change the oil, rotate the tires and flush the radiator, but if the vehicle acts up or the radio quits, they still cover it under warranty.
On a note closer to home, we have a 1.6 kilowatt solar array on our garage roof made up of 14 Kyocera KC-120 panels. One of them failed recently, and Kyocera replaced it for me free of charge. I installed them myself 9 years ago, that was okay with them, as is the case with most panel manufacturers today.
Sunpower claims to have the most efficient solar panels on the market today. If their claim that their panels are 18% efficient, than they are correct. Most panles today are around 13%, which means 13% of the suns energy is converted to electricity, and the other 87% becomes heat. The additional efficiency only allows you to produce the same power in a smaller space, there is no cost benefit to it, in fact, I would suggest that their higher efficiency and premium dealer arrangement actually makes their product more expensive per unit power produced. So at the end of the day, you can spend the same, or more money for an array that runs your home and takes up 25% less space on your roof. For most people, this is of no concern. To give you an example, we power our home with our 1.6 KW array, and at 13%, it takes up less space than the roof of our single car carport, about 85 square feet. Most homes have roof structures that are 5 - 10 times this space, this is why most people opt for more popular brands of panels that are easier to find and purchase, might be less expensive, and allow them to do the work themselves. There are dozens of panel manufacturers out there, Kyocera, BP Sharp, Evergreen and Sun to mention a few. If you have the space for a slightly large array, then all of these products can work for you.
I would also suggest that the Sunpower products are leading edge, and aside from the premium cost they can garner for a newer, more efficient product, they are using a technology that nobody else is at this point in time. This sounds exciting, but bear in mind that like anything else that is new and exciting, there may be bugs in the woodwork that until now have not been discovered. I'm personally more of a, "Trailing edge of technology," kind of guy. I like things that have past the test of time, like woodstoves, laundry lines, and multicrystal photovoltiac panels.
If you want to learn more, I'll include some sources below. Otherwise, just google, "Solar Panels," and check out some links to see who is selling what. If you're planning on spending some real money on all of this, I would highly suggest getting a subscription to Home Power Magazine first. If you subscribe, you can go online with your account info to their website and look through old copies. They have some a year or two ago where they compared all commercially available solar panels and their specs. You can learn a great deal in a short time. Good luck, and take care, Rudydooo
How Many Solar Panels Will It Take To Power A 1000 Sq Ft Home In Austin Tx?
Im Building A Home And Am Interested In Solar Energy, Since Sun Light Isnt A Problem In Texas. Any Ideas Out There?
first orient the roof so it faces south...second use shingle composite roofing solar panel don't go over tile roofs....3rd contact all of the solar panel installation companies in the yellow pages or on the Internet...get written estimates and guarantees...also check with the local power company there are federal tax credits available and even possibly state or local ones as well...some require that you file paperwork before starting work......Talked with a neighbor that recovered 1/2 the cost of his system the very first year...but lamented putting in a smaller system than he should have...he gets paid for power generated that he doesn't use....
..he says the most important thing is keeping the panels clean they generate much better when they are clean...