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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 daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, residential electrical power prices have gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs 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 growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are crucial elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, 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
How Does Solar Energy Work?
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1) sun creates light
2) sun light hits solar panels
3) sun light heats up panels
4) solar panels turn the heat into electricity.
Why Is Solar Energy Important In Our Lives? Without Solar Energy What Would We Lack?
I Need To Write A Report On How Solar Energy Connects To My Life Directly. I Want To Know If That Is Basically The Same As Asking What Would We Do Without The Sun? Thanks
Agriculture, for one.
What Can He Government Do To Help Or Prevent Global Warming ?
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The Government can continue to give research grants for renewable energy research tax credits to renewable energy companies. The Government mandating that their own branches do their part. The FAA is working on things including reducing the times that aircraft are idling on taxi ways waiting for departure, etc.
"The US military is one of the biggest supporters of renewable energy in the country."
The government can put in regulations to make us more efficient, such as higher gas mileage requirement on cars. Cleaner emissions from trucks.
NASA does a lot of research and will put a group of satelites up to monitor the Earth CO2 Emissions. They do research into making jet aircraft more efficient.
They can require we quit using petroleum for everyday products and find substitutes.
There's more effort into using algae as the fuel that could replacce oil in the next decade.
Then there's our natural resources that the government can protect.
Here's a link to some federal incentives
Solar Energy incentives
Energy Tax breaks
Renewable energy rebates
We are at nearly 10.5% Renewable energy vs. 11% Nuclear Energy, thats quite amazing. Nobody ever thought that renewables would ever produce nearly as much as nuclear. Renewable is growing while nuclear has stalled. Thats also nearly 20% of our energy being clean energy!
The thing about renewables are that it doesn't require a huge monopoly to develop them and any country can develop the without depending on others.
Yup a major reasons why the poor deniers are whining and crying cause they realize they are going to lose their monopolies.
How Is The Energy Stored In Hybrid Cars?
I Know That The Kinetic Energy Is Recharged Back Into The Battery And The Battery Recharges Itself But Is There Another Storage Unit Other Then The Batteries?
Yes, fuel is chemically stored energy. Batteries store electrical energy by using chemical reactions too.
For a vehicle to be a hybrid it has to have at least two ways to power the vehicle. A bicycle that has an engine that will help push you along while you pedal is a hybrid. If that engine was electric the energy would be stored in a battery. If that engine was powered by gasoline then the energy would be stored in the gasoline. If that engine was electric but powered by a big solar panel over your head there would be no storage of energy for the "engine/motor" on the hybrid vehicle.
If your hybrid bicycle had a battery but it could only be recharged when you were braking then the method to recharge the battery would be only by regenerative braking. If you could take the battery out and put another in like some battery drill then the method of recharging would be by swapping the battery. If you could leave the battery in your bicycle but plug it in then the method would be by plugging it in. Solar powered airplanes recharge their batteries from solar cells but this does not work as well with cars.
The Toyota prius was initially designed to be recharged only from the engine powering a generator and from regenerative braking. There was no capacity to plug it in. The newest models will be able to be plugged in. There are actually two sets of batteries. One is storage for things like the lights, horn, radio and the other batteries are for the electric motor. There are not two sets for the electric motor.
Other ways have been tried to store energy on vehicles. Some buses had big flywheels that were spun up at every stop. But it was hard to hold much of this kineticly stored energy. There is another device for electrical storage called a capacitor. Some vehicles have capacitors combined with batteries to store electricity. Capacitors can store and release static electrical energy quickly but it is hard to store a lot of energy in one of them. Compressed air has been used to store physical energy (pressure,) but it tends to heat up and cool down a lot and this wastes energy. There have been some vehicles that are made to run from compressed air. Their motors are not powered by electricity or gasoline but by the compressed air directly. They were used in mines where an electric or gas engine could create a spark that might ignite coal gas and lead to an explosion. A compressed air car could be a hybrid if it also had another way to power the vehicle.
Teens, What Do You Do In Order To Live &Quot;Green&Quot;?
I Want To Lessen My Impact On Earth And Live More Eco-Friendly.
Do You Have Some Tips? Anything You Do In Your Daily Life?
Poll: Is It Worthy To Have A Facebook Account?
I'm love Chocolate Cupcake's awesome answer, and am happy to see that there are other teens here who are also passionate about being "green."
My family has been committed to living the green life for generations, and it is more than just a trendy cause to rally around to us, it's a commitment to doing our part to care for the world we believe God entrusted to everyone who inhabits it. Our homes, our vehicles, and our consumerism all reflect this dedication. When my parents bought this house that had been built in 1911, they put a great deal of thought and effort into ensuring that the renovations were as eco-friendly as possible. Solar panels were discreetly added to the roof, the rotting cabinets were replaced with beautiful formaldehyde free ones, the kitchen countertops were made from recycled materials, all the paint was non-VOC, old water-wasting commodes were replaced with more efficient ones, the rugs were made from organic materials, all the appliances are energy-saving and the light bulbs are energy-efficient. I was 12 at the time they bought it, and it was exciting to learn about about "greenifying" your house. We are diligent about conserving energy. Throughout the house we have electrical strips wherever there are a cluster of appliances such as in the kitchen (microwave, coffee maker, juicer, toaster), the office and bedroom workspaces (printers, fax, shredder) and family room (dvd player, TV, Wii), so that we can easily switch them all off when they are not in use. Even when you are not making a cup of coffee, watching TV or printing something, those appliances still drain energy if they're plugged into the wall. Virtually all of our paper and cleaning products are eco-friendly (I love Seventh Generation), and we use refillable bottles. We get most of our fruit and vegetables from a local farmers market. I drive a Prius and try to bike or skateboard whenever possible because it's healthier for me and environment, and is more fun. I was able to annoy my dad into trading in his RR for a hybrid SUV. We bring reusable bags when grocery shopping and buying things like art supplies, and drink filtered water from canteens rather than bottled water. Recycling is a habit. Everything from ink cartilages to tennis shoes can be recycled. We're avid travelers, and offset our carbon footprints. My dad is getting remarried next weekend, and they hired a "green" wedding planner to ensure that everything from the invitations to the caterers were eco-concious. We support the Surfrider Foundation and Heal the Bay, both with our time and our money.
My most significant personal commitment to being green is living a vegan lifestyle. I became a vegetarian when I was ten, and a vegan when I was 16. The commonly-held perception that veganism is purely for animal rights is false; it's incredibly beneficial for the environment. In 2006, the UN found that the meat industry produces more greenhouse gases than all of the transportation industry combined. Livestock production causes the most methane and nitrous oxide emissions, which cause the most global warming. The world would be exponentially cleaner without meat processing plants and dairy farms. Being vegan goes behind just the dietary choices I make. Consumerism is what truly drives the economy, and so I believe it's crucial to make thoughtful choices. I use vegan hair and makeup products, and am an eco-fashionista. Even prom dress was vegan.
I support eco-friendly, socially responsible designers and companies that use organic materials, such as Bono's wife's clothing line, EDUN and TOMS shoes. As an artist, I strive to use materials that are eco-friendly and vegan; you'd be surprised at how many animal products are in the oil pastels and inks.
I was on my school's prom planning committee, and we endeavored to be as "gorgeously green" as possible. If you're interested in reading about some of our efforts, you can check out my xanga page where I wrote a blog about it: http://skylarkmelody.xanga.com/
I recently created another blog named after Demeter, the Greek Goddess of the earth and youth, where I will put all the links to vegan and green resources and more tips, and I'll send you the link to it when it's launched.
As far as Facebook goes, I think it's worth having because it's a great way of staying connected to your friends and family. My school has its own private social-networking site just for us and alums that I definitely prefer, but Facebook is awesome for staying in touch with my friends & family from around the world. Word of warning: you must use your real name on your account. For privacy purposes I'd changed mine to a nickname, and then had my page temporarily shut down a few weeks ago because that was apparently a violation of the rules. I had to prove my identity in order to get it restored, and it was a hassle. I also love Twitter.
I use Merry Hempsters vegan SPF lip balm.
~ Pax / Peace : )