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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 everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, seeing 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 benefits of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for 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 component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is anticipated 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 substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Solar Panel Batteries?
My Grandfather Just Purchased A Cheap Solar Panel Kit For His Ranch That Could Not Muster Enough Power To Run His Mini Fridge.
He Has Two 6 Volt Batteries Running Positive To Negative And Would Like To Add More Batteries. Probably 12Volt. How Would He Go About Hooking Up The Other Batteries And What Kind Of Wire Or Coil Should He Use.
Also, I Saw On Youtube A Guy Recommending A Lead-Acid Battery From Walmart For Under $20. I Was Just Going To Go To Ecology And Just Pick Up Some Used Batteries But I May Be Wrong.
Any Help For A First Timer Might Help Me And My Gramps Out Will Be Appreciated.
If he is going to be running off batteries at night, he would be better off with "traction" batteries.
Traction batteries are true deep cycle and can better withstand deep discharge. Golf cart batteries at Sam's Club (the other half of Walmart) are "traction batteries."
If your grandfather needs safe refrigeration, a mini fridge won't do it. A 110 fridge takes too much power to run off solar panels and most won't hold their cold very well if unplugged for long.
I run a fridge off grid with hybrid deep cycle marine starting batteries. It's an Engel 40. The price has gone up over $100 since I bought mine. It's a real fridge with a compressor and freon 134a. But it runs on 12v dc or 110vac and only uses 36 watts running because of a special compressor design. It will freeze food if you turn the dial down to 2 out of 5. It can also deep freeze.
I use mine to keep eggs, milk, cheese and fruit juice.
Your grandfather would need 400 amp-hours name plate rating of batteries at 12v to run the Engel, and probably 100 real watts of panels to recharge his battery bank. The Harbor Freight 45 watt panel set only puts out 30 watts on a clear cool day. That won't do it.
Do Solar Panels End Up Paying For Themselves?
Are Solar Panels For Your Home Worth It? They Seem Really Expensive. Does It Pay Off? Please Include Your Source.
Yes, per Forbes.
How Many 80 Watt Solar Panels Are Needed To Power A Ranch Style Home?
Well, I have a 200 amp load center in my house. 110 volts x 200 amps = 22,000 watts (22 KW).
22,000 / 80 = 275
However, I can get by with the 7KW generator in my motorhome. So, let's say about 88.
That would still leave you enough extra most of the time to charge batteries. You would probably need a backup though in case of several days in a row in the winter of cloudy skies.
What Are Some Postive Changes To Help Improve The Climate Change?
All we need to do is take out as much CO2 from burning fossil fuels as we put into it. Right now the best thing we can do things to reduce emissions by reducing energy waste and by using renewable energy sources. I will design my next home to have a large South facing roof and cover the entire roof with solar panels as they are getting very cheap, the electricity I will store in batteries and any excess energy I will use to charge my plug in hybrid. I am currently looking I can replace the shingles with solar panels without having leaks or the panels overheating and hope to have a roof that last longer and save even more money.
Is It True, We Can Have As Much Energy As We Like, So Long As It'S Green? If Not, What Are The Limitations?
This Is Probably Not A Question For Deniers, My Starting Point Is That Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True!
Also, I Am Not Thinking Of Individuals, Corporations Or Nations With This Question, But Of The Planet As A Whole.
It'S Not Our Energy Use That Causes Agw But The Greenhouse Gasses That Result From The Types Of Energy We Are Using. So If We Are To Solve The Problem We Need To Phase Out The Polluting Types Of Energy In Favour Of Others.
I Realise That Many Of These Are Less Efficient, More Expensive, Or Have Other Environmental Conseques, But Wouldn'T It Be Better To Live With These Rather Than With An Over-Warm Planet?
Solar, Wind, Tidal, Geothermal, Nuclear, Even Wood Burning Is Carbon Neutral So Long As You Replant!
From A Global Warming Perspective, There Would Be No Need To Limit These As They Wouldn'T Contribute To Agw. We Could Have As Much As We Like!
Not exactly. We can not grow an infinite amount of wood unless we have water on the ground. Replanting alone does not work in drought stricken forest land. And then we have people trying to grow food interfering with the number of hectares available for forestry. There appears to be a competition for land and water.
Global warming causes our drought situation, but merely replanting trees does not solve it. Trees must have water to grow, to absorb CO2.
The trees already have lots of CO2. It is water they need.
Solar suffers from the problem of competition for land too. Now if we were covering all the desert regions of the world with solar panels, so that we do not create competition for food growing land we might be able to provide most of our current demand for electricity, but we need to be irrigating those arid lands, and growing trees on them. We can not remove CO2 from the atmosphere economically unless we deploy water and trees on land not already in crop production.
Nuclear power does have a potential to produce extremely large amounts of energy with only heat as an unwanted emission. That heat allows the atmosphere to hold more water vapour, a GHG, This says we have to use with discretion, not an infinite supply. Next, Nuclear fuel is not immediately available in infinite quantities, and we have not really developed fusion reactors.
You do allude to cost, and we tend to object when we have to pay more for energy than the benefits of the energy. So, it becomes a moot point that theoretically we could have infinite energy if we can not afford to buy it. The fact that some other form of energy would cost more does not make any given energy a buy in,
I think we should avoid promises of virtually infinite energy and stick to all we currently foresee needing, and keep on working to reduce that.