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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 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 environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 reduce your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with changing money circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added 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 development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electricity will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least 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
How Does Solar Energy Benefit Us From Our Daily Life? Can You Give Me 3 Details Thanks...
1. Energy extraction from a limitless source (relative to our lifetimes) w/o the need to transport liquid fuel via pipe or truck. This translates to less congestion on highways, less potential for accidents, and stable price (depending on financing required to purchase/install the panel array)
2. Users of solar panels tend to understand their actual power needs as opposed to what they typically use. Solar energy usage allows individuals to use what they truly need with the option to use grid power if needed. From a psychological perspective, this often will translate into other areas such as water and gas conservation. Resulting in a smaller per capita resource use/carbon footprint.
3. Solar power is an excellent source for backup power, especially in regions affected by summer power outages (due to hurricanes, bad storms,etc.) The end-user will have power assuming there's enough light for the panels to produce electricity, otherwise, there's still the battery power which is stored from previous day's solar extraction.
Information On Making Solar Panels?
I Want To Get Definate Instructions On How To Make The Components And Convert My Home To Solar Energy. I Know I Could Hire Some One To Do This, But Frankly I Do Not Have The Funds At My Disposal To Do It. I Thought If I Could Find Detailed Instuctions I Could Slowly Do It Myself (With My Husband'S Help). I Have Looked Into Loans For This Purpose To No Avail. Finding The Information On The Net Could Take Forever! If Anyone Knows A Site That Would Give Me The Information Or Even A Hint On How To Start? Any Help Will Be Appreciated, But If You Have Any Good Links To Good Information Please Share Them With Me..Thanks
I doubt that you are going to want to learn how to dope your own silicon wafers, add contacts and laminate them into PV panels. I also doubt that you're going to even want the various chemicals to make e.g. cadmium-based cells anywhere near your house (cadmium is a very toxic metal). In other words, making your own solar panels is not an at-home project.
You can buy solar panels based on cells of several different types. A link to a Pricewatch-like website for current prices on solar panels is below. Mounting panels to roofs or pole mounts, running conduit and wires, and installing battery banks and inverters are within the capabilities of skilled laypeople.
More data at the links.
Edit: I am reporting all of Agua-Luna's cut-and-paste pieces as spam. I encourage others to do likewise.
Solar Inverter Help!?
Can Anyone Explain Me The Role Of Micro Controller In A Solar Inverter And Also The Operation Of Solar Inverter!
I’m jumping in on this since it seems like at least one answer missed the mark and the other left out some detail.
Solar panels produce direct current [DC] and your appliances use alternating current [AC]. There are numerous configurations and applications of solar power. Some systems have batteries and are off the grid. Some may have batteries and are on grid, and other still may have no batteries and are still on grid.
The importance here is whether or not the solar array is supplementing utility supplied power (as most home installations do). If you have a system that feeds into the electrical network, one that you could sell back power, then the microcontroller/inverter is going to perform 3 important functions.
1. Produce high quality sine wave
2. Ensure the AC power is in phase with line power
3. Sever the connection with the grid in case of power failure
In the case 1, the shape of the wave is important. Cheap inverters, like in RV’s, don’t produce nice sine waves. They are considered noisy and may damage sensitive electronic equipment. Light bulbs, toaster, and blenders don’t care, but your HDTV may not like it.
In case 2 it is critically important for the electricity being fed into the grid to match, or be in phase. If not one source would cancel out the other and kind of defeat the whole purpose. Maybe even damage equipment.
Case 3. If the power goes off you don’t want to try and supply the neighborhood with electricity or electrocute a line worker who could be trying to make a repair.
In summary, a microcontroller is going to be the brain that makes sure case 1,2 and 3 occur.
Can Prisms Be Used To Increase The Efficiency Of Solar Panels?
So I'Ve Had A Nagging Question About Solar Energy Since High School That I'Ve Never Found An Answer To.
It'S My Understanding That The Energy Output Of A Solar Panel Is Highly Dependent On The Wavelengths Of Light Hitting The Panel. For Example, A Panel Might Be Completely Useless Across 80% Of The Visible Spectrum, But Within The Other 20% It Might Gradually Become More And More Efficient Until It Is Able To Absorb Nearly All The Energy Striking The Panel.
So My Question Is:
If You Had A Concentrated Beam Of Light Shining Into An Enclosed Space, What Would Be The Most Efficient Way To Capture Its Energy?
-If You Were Capture The Light Directly With Solar Panels You Might Be Able To Get Up To 43.5%(Most Efficient To Date) But Today'S Commercial Cells Average About 12-16%.
-However If You Instead Directed The Light Through A Prism, Seperating The White Light Into Its Component Wavelengths, You Would Be Able To Address Individual Portions Of The Spectrum Seperately With Whatever Photovoltaic Compound Would Be Most Efficient. Then You Wouldn'T Have To Waste The ~80% Of The Light That Some Panels Can'T Convert To Energy. You Would Be Capturing Each Wavelength With The Most Efficient Compounds We Have Available. You Could Potentially Reach Double The Efficiency Of Today'S Most Advanced Panels In A Very Simple Way Depending On How Standard Commercial Panels Work Under Isolated Pieces Of The Spectrum.
Of Course, You Would Need A Well Made Prism That Would Scatter The Light In A Consistent Pattern. Also, This Might Not Be Nearly As Practical In Application When You Have To Consider The Parabolic Mirrors Needed To Collect The Light.
I Appreciate Any Criticism Of My Idea, I Just Need To Know Why This Doesn'T Work. Thanks.
Kind of like what they're trying to do with multi-junction solar panels, quantum dots and organic dyes. The problem with a prism is that it increases the real estate needed for the various substrates which is why a multi-layer approach is being favored.
The 42.8% voltaic panel from the University of Delaware used efficient "spectral splitting optics" to achieve their efficiency. Sound a little familiar... They split the light into three to get 42.8% efficiency.
How Do You Make A Homemade Solar Panel?
Okay, Me And My Friends Are Going To Fix Up An Old Trailer That'S Out In The Woods, We Want Something To Be Able To Run Small Electric Appliances Off Of, But It'S To Far To Run Power To. How Can We Make A Good But Cheap Homemade Solar Panel That We Could Plug Things Into? The Trailer Is In More Of A Field So It Gets Plenty Of Sunlight! Thanks For Any Help! :)
Solar panel cannot be home made with household material. It was a high tech product. You need to buy them in market. To suppose electricity for a trailer home, solar system becomes very expensive .
A t least few thousands dollar to buy solar panels, storage battery bank, DC to AC inverter, heavy gauge wiring and hardware.