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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 unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method to minimize 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 common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that pick to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many house owners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 energy business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly 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
What Is The Long Term Impact Of Solar Technology?
Share Your Opinions On Solar Technology. What Is Wrong With It? How Can It Be More Effective? Where Will It Go?
Solar, and I'm speaking of electricity producing, use will rise with the cost of energy. It has not been used much to date because it is not cost effective in most areas. Even hot water solar has not been cost effective.
It is not cost effective because the life of the panels, and batteries, if used is limited. Payback may be longer than the life of the equipment. It is also not cheap. The average consumer probably can't afford any kind of system that would make a significant difference.
If it were cost effective, it would be selling as fast as it could be made. For example, Phoenix is one of the best areas for it because of so many days of sunshine (as you move east, it is far more inefficient). You see very little in use. Thepeople there are not stupid. If it saved and was cost effective almost everyone would have it. Back in the 80's the government had a big program that subsidized solar. There were at least 100 companies in phoenix selling it. They were on roofs everywhere. The subsidies went away and now you can hardly find one.
Don't listen to radical environmentalists and Hollywood. Study, talk to engineers. They should deal in facts.
Can Solar Energy Be Stored And If So How Long?
I Wanted To Know If Solar Energy Can Be Stored For Electricty Purposes For Example Houses And Charging Other Electronic Devices.
batteries are only bad for the envirinment if they are not recycled, and actually batteries are close to 100% recycled, they are a very good storage medium.
others include flywheels. a big heavy flywheel spinning at 80000 rpm will spin for years with almost no resistance, it's another good energy storage device that can store energy from almost any scource.
You can use solar energy to lift heavy weights high into the air, and as they fall use them to regenerate electricity, or spin a shaft.
You can use solar energy to seperate hydrogen from water by electralisis, and then use that as a fuel source in a fuel cell.
solar energy is not the only energy that can be stored in those ways, there is also wind, rivers, ocean waves and geothurmal (heat from the earth). all of which are clean and everpresent (the wind doesn't blow all the time, but it always blows at least 40% of the time).
When Will Solar Harvested Energy Become Highly Available And More Pragmatic?
Can'T Astronauts Build Giant Solar Panels That Orbit The Sun, And Then Using This Massive Amount Of Energy Find A Way To Replace Nonrenewable Resources?
LOLOLOLOL. Solar energy will be more available once people are willing to spend lots of money up front to buy and install solar panels. As to the solar panels orbiting the sun, yes we could build them and put them in space, but there is no reliable way to get that energy back to earth. Just because you can harvest the energy doesn't mean you can get it somewhere useful. As for the nonrenewable resources, the ones that most people worry about replacing are the types that are the hardest to convert (cars and large powerplants). Also it would cost about 5 times what NASA is currently getting for funding.
Is Solar Energy Practical For Everyday Use?
Why Is Solar Power, In Houses For Example, Is Expensive And The Solar Power In Watch And Calculator Isn'T?
So Is It Practical For Everyday Use?
>So is it practical for everyday use<
It depends a lot on your location and the Federal, State, Local, and utility incentives applicable to your area. They are different all over so there is no way anyone can make a blanket statement on solar's practicality.
To illustrate what I mean, here is a price list for solar in my local area.
A 6.45 kW system lists for $35,800.
For that size system, the feds give you a $10,740 tax credit.
The state I live in provides a $1,000 tax credit.
That still leaves over $24,000 to pay.
HOWEVER, my local utility pays $3 per watt or $18,150, thus leaving me to pay only $6410, which makes my payback period 4 years (or less), thus making an investment like this very affordable.
However, the key here is the local utility (APS) rebate. $3 per watt is considerably higher than other utilities. if that rebate were, for example, 1/2 of what it currently is, my price would go up from $6000 to more than $12,000, thus making the payback period long enough (over 10 years) that it would no longer be as practical to do.
So is it practical? For some people it is while for other people in other locations, it is not.
What Does Solar Energy Turn Into?
Beyond electrical power, solar energy gets turned into food through plants, weather (rain and such) via bodies of water, light, and heat.
There are additional combinations possible,
such as oil (the earth compresses the remains of animals that fed on plants eons ago), or
peat/coal (the earth compresses the remains of plants that dies eons ago), or
ice ages (solar heat "softens" glacial ice enough to make it move south, which not only moves the cold ice down, but also cools the air enough to make the air give up its water and add to the existing ice).
Hope that helps.