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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 air conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 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 conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power costs have increased by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer more rapidly 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 become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of accomplishing energy independence 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 worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks 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 significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way 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 residential photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- 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 utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
How Much Non-Renewable Energy Is Used By Humans Versus Renewable, And Why?
Unfortunately the bulk of energy used is from non-renewable resources like coal, oil, natural gas. That's because fossil fuels provide a lot of energy which is hard for renewables like solar and wind to match. It's tough to match the performance of a gasoline powered car with one using solar power converted to electricity for example.
How May The Nuclear Power Plant Energy Production Method Change In The Future?
Energy: Nuclear Power Plants
How Might This Energy Production Change In The Future?
Likely Advances In The Efficiency Of Nuclear Power Plants?
Do You Think Nuclear Power Plants Will Be More Or Less Utilized In The Future? Why?
The most likely advance will be the use of thorium as in liquid flouride thorium reactors.
Thorium reactors are more efficient
They produce waste that has a much shorter half life and not so dangerous to store
They can use conventional nuclear waste as fuel
Thorium is much more plentiful than uranium
It is difficult for nuclear weapons to be made from them, as they dont produce plutonium, which is the main reason they did'nt get developed in the first place, as governments wanted to stockpile atomic bombs.
Nuclear is ultimately our future, fossil fuels will eventually run out, solar and wind will never supply enough energy, if we want to progress, nuclear is the only way.
Why Would Anyone Be Against Renewable Energy?
Seriously Why Have We Not Increased The Use Of Renewable Energy In The Us? Oil Is Running Out, Which Is Why We Are Using These Tar Sands Out Of Desperation. Whats The Point Of Even Using These Tar Sands? It Is Even Good Oil Plus We Degrading The Environment Even More. It Would Only Take A Couple Of Months, Maybe Less, To Convert To 50% Of Our Energy From Renewable Sources. So Why Not Make The Switch? Usa Is Considered The Saudi Arabia Of Wind Power, Yet Only About 2-3% Of Our Energy Comes From Wind.
Renewable energy, particularly wind farms and solar are extremely expensive and inefficient. In most cases prohibitively so. It's not that governments don't want these technologies (although fossil fuels have some very powerful lobby groups) but at present they simply can't afford it. Too much money for not enough and or unreliable supply.
How Long Is Petroleum Likely To Last As A Viable Fuel Resource?
I Mean, At What Percentage Of Remaining Fuel Does It Become Impossible To Sustain, Not Only To Run Vehicles, Trucks, Cars, Planes, Etc, But Also Manufacturing?
By conventional estimates, now becoming outdated and obsolete, we have used 1 trillion of the 3 trillion barrels considered recoverable. However, that 3 trillion may increase to as much as 12 trillion barrels using unconventional oil recovery methods, and applying newer concepts in how oil migrates. It was only a decade ago that the common paradigm was the when oil formed in source rocks, it was expelled very efficiently and very little oil was left behind. We now know that 50% or more of the oil originally formed has never left the source rock. In the past we could not recover oil from source rocks, but with newer technology developed in only the last decade we now can recover large amounts of oil from rock that was once thought impossible to produce oil from. With these new concepts, oil could easily last another century or more.
While many will point out that the amounts of "undiscovered" oil is impossible to know, the opposite side of the equation is equally unknown. It is impossible to estimate the demand for oil going into the future and demand growth is not a given. It has been demonstrated in recent years that demand for oil can and does decline dramatically under certain economic circumstances. As alternative fuels such as natural gas, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, and nuclear energy all are added to the energy supply the demand for oil may fall. Likewise, efficiency could easily change the demand for oil dramatically. Changes in miles/gallon for cars and trucks, new public transit, changes in fuel efficiency of jet planes and ships, and new efficiency of diesel engines could easily cut the amount of oil needed for the same amount of work by dramatic amounts.
Technology has a tendency to alter markets for the better when scarcity becomes an issue. This is likely to happen with oil, and for this reason I believe we have centuries of oil supply ahead of us. As is often quoted, the stone age did not end due to lack of stones, and the oil age will not end due to lack of oil.
How Will Climate Change Impact Texas?
Impacts of Climate Change
Texas experiences a variety of climates, from the subtropical southeast to arid desert climates in the north and west. All regions are likely to experience an increased mean annual temperature and an increasing shortage of freshwater. Other effects of climate change differ as a function of the state’s geography.
Texas has nearly 600km of coastline, this will experience higher sea levels leading to increased beach erosion, subsidence and saltwater infiltration. Higher sea temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico could produce more frequent and larger algal blooms which could prove to be toxic to indigenous fish and plant species. Warmer waters in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will contribute to the intensity, and probably the frequency, of coastal storms and hurricanes.
Rainfall across the state will be disrupted by climate change, most noticeably affecting the agricultural economies and the availability of freshwater. Texas has been drawing excessive water from its aquifers, in future it will have to rely more on freshwater captured in surface reservoirs. As the climate becomes warmer and drier, these supplies will become less reliable, something that has been demonstrated by the droughts in recent years.
Rising temperatures will further enhance the strong urban heat islands and this will result in more heat-related illnesses and deaths.
At the same time, the increasing temperatures will lead to more severe localized weather events such as thunder storms and outbreaks of intense rain; the consequence of which will be increased flooding.
The economy of Texas relies heavily on agricultural and forestry production. As the climate changes these will be impacted by the changes in rainfall, localized flooding and the reduced availability of water for irrigation purposes. Rising temperatures will be accompanied by the northward migration of certain weeds and pests that could be damaging to the harvests. Insect infestation could lead to reduced crop yields and the increasing reliance on pesticides and herbicides.
Effects on Energy Supplies
Texas has the good fortune to benefit from several sources of renewable energy that, in recent years, have begun to be developed.
At present the largest portion of its electricity needs come from coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Recently, the state backed away from approving 11 new coal-fired power plants and is in the process of redefining its energy policies.
Technological advances have reduced the price and increased the efficiency of solar energy generation. With the hot and sunny summers, Texas is well placed to capitalize on the abundant radiant energy from the sun.
Additionally, wind generated power is becoming increasingly economical and is being produced in greater quantities, especially by the wind farms in west Texas; today the state ranks first in terms of US wind power generation .
To date the federal government has yet to implement a meaningful climate protection policy at the federal or state level. As a consequence, many Texan cities have implemented initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprints and to push for action on climate change. Seventeen Texan cities including Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio have signed the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement committing themselves to carbon reductions similar to those provided for by the Kyoto Protocol.
Austin and San Antonio are both members of the Cities for Climate Protection, this is a global campaign which involves the implementation of rigorous processes with the objective being a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
• Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change and Texas
• Ewing, Pendall and Chen - Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact
• Hurst, Kent - University of Texas at Arlington
• ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Cities for Climate Protection Campaign
• Philander, S George – Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
• Texas Department of Transportation,
• US Conference of Mayors, Climate Protection Agreement