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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, 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 considerable, lots of property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation results.
#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 cash down.
Many property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Final Project Help- &Quot;Solar Panel As Safe Investment&Quot;?
Im Doing My Final Project On The Topic &Quot;Solar Panel As Safe Investment&Quot;
I Need A Some Help On What All I Can Include To My Project, What All I Should Talk And Some Ideas..
Seems odd--I'm not sure I'd frame solar panels as a safe investment, you'd probably save money using power from the power company. I guess I'd point out that after you buy them, they are low maintenance and keep producing power for many years out of something that isn't really consumed--if you hadn't caught that sunlight it would have gone to waste.
I'm not agreeing that they are a safe investment because the last time I checked, it would take you over 50 years to recover enough electricity that, when sold at retail prices, it would cover the cost of building the solar field.
What Are Some Good Magazines On Solar Panels And Wind Turbines.?
Hi Dima, there are several publications that deal with sustainable technology, which includes solar, wind, hydro and other sources of renewable energy. Real Goods has lots of products, but in my experience reading it, they are more interested in selling completed packages or devices rather than offering bits and pieces, or articles that increase your understanding. Mother Earth has some info, but deals more with gardening and such.
In a nutshell, if you want information on this subject, the most direct periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of making your own renewable energy, Home Power Magazine hits the nail on the head. We started reading Home Power 15 years ago. Today our home generates 90% of its own electricity with the wind and sun, we use solar passive and wood for heat and collect rainwater for some of our domestic use. Some of the things we decided to do at our home later became of such interest to Home Power Magazine, that they ran a couple articles on our house. It's quite inexpensive, I think around $25 USD per year now, and if you buy a subscription, you get access to their website with archives on old articles that might be of interest to you.
Some other online sources are MREA.ORG, AWEA.ORG and don't overlook the library. Go to the library, and search for a book on wind turbines for example. Once you find it, right in the same area are probably other books on that and similar subjects. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Do Solar Panels Generate Power When It'S Cloudy?
For Those Solar Panels That You Install On Your Rooftops, Do They Generate Electricity When It'S Cloudy? And If Yes, How Much Electricity Does It Generate Compared To Sunny Days?
For Example...Like Only 25% Electricity Generated Compared To Sunny Days?
Yes. If there is any light, even on a cloudy day, a solar panel can generate power. But the amount of power generated is much less when the solar panel is not in direct sunlight (about 90% less).
On a cloudy day, typical solar panels can produce 10-25% of their rated capacity. The exact amount will vary depending on the density of the clouds, and may also vary by the type of solar panel; some kinds of panels are better at receiving diffuse light. SunPower solar cells, for example, have been designed to capture a broader range of the solar spectrum. By capturing more red and blue wavelengths, their solar panels can generate more electricity even when it’s overcast.
Ultraviolet light also reaches the earth’s surface in abundance during cloudy days (if you’ve ever been at the beach when it’s cloudy and gotten a sunburn, you’ve experienced this firsthand). Some solar cells are in development that can capture UV rays, although these are not out on the market yet. Even with a standard solar panel on a cloudy day, though, you will be able to generate some power when it’s daylight. The same thing is true in foggy weather. If you live in a city with frequent fog, like San Francisco, you’ll still be able to generate electricity when the fog rolls in.
Thermodynamic Question That Includes Heating Water With Solar Panels?
A Homeowner Is Considering Putting A Horizontal Solar Panel On Her Roof To Heat Water For Domestic Use. An Average Increase Of Water Temperature Each Day From 60Of To 120Of Is Wanted For 150 Gallons. How Large A Panel Would Be Needed On A Clear Winter Day At 40O Latitude If The Overall Efficiency Is 50%?
You need to figure out the BTUs needed. A BTU is how much it takes to heat 1 pound of water one degree F. They are trying to heat 150 gallons 60 degrees. Each gallon weighs 8.34 lbs. 150 x 8.34 = 645lbs. x 60 degrees = 38,700BTUs.
Now, I'm not sure if this question is for real world or a math/science question, because the next step may be different for each. You can go to the SRCC, an independent testing lab, and find the standard tested rating of a solar collector, to see how many BTUs each one generates a day. http://www.altestore.com/mmsolar/others/... Here's a typical 4' x 8' collector rating. 40 degree latitude would be a cool climate, so you look at row D, water heating in a cool climate. Probably take the middle rating, mildly sunny day, and it is 10,000BTU per panel per day (it's 19,000 on a sunny day). 38,700 BTU / 10,000 BTU = 3.87, they'd need about 3 to 4 panels. If you used the sunny day number, you'd only need 2, but 3 is more realistic, as it is not always a sunny day.
How Much Voltage Is Lost When One Converts 1 Kilowat Of Dc Into Ac?
Solar Panels Product Dc Which Must Be Converted Into Ac For Household Use.
None. Voltage gets converted from the solar cells DC voltage to AC mains voltage. This process is regulated so one always gets 120Vac or 230Vac, regardless of how much sun is out.
Some power is dissipated/consumed in making the inverter work however, so there is a slight loss of power when converting from DC to AC. Inverter efficiency is usually 85-95%, so 5-15% is lost.