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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing 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 find that the convenience, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
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 electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic 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 corporate social responsibility are crucial elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what price, for at least 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
Can You Tie Small-Scale Solar Panel System Into Household Electrical System?
So, I'Ve Seen Cheap Solar Panel Kits For Sale From Harbor Freight, And Regardless Of Whether Or Not I Were To Buy A Set From Them Or Someone Else, I Was Wondering What The Process Of Implementing A Small-Scale Solar System Into Your Household Electrical System Would Be.
I'Ve Read Articles That Started Out Too In-Depth Or Were Speaking Of Systems On A Much Larger Scale.
Can It Be As Easy As Buying The Panels And Inverter, And Plugging It Into A Socket, Or Is There More To It?
Some Of The Articles I Was Reading Had Mentioned Having To Contract With Your Electrical Supplier, Having To Have An Electrician Tie It All In In Some Special/ Necessary Way, Using A Battery Pack (Would This Be Necessary For A Tied-In System?), Or Using The System To Only Power Single Items, Like A Water Heater, Or Plugging Items Into A Connected Battery-Pack, All Of Which I'M Not Sure Is Necessary Or Needed For What My Goals/ Means Are/ Would Be.
Grid tie inverters are expensive, but you might find a used one cheap on E-Bay, Crags list. Almost any grid tie inverter will work as you are thinking low power, but it likely needs to be 50 hertz or 60 hertz, which ever you have, and 230 volts ac or 120 volts ac which ever you have. It will work for a range of dc voltages, so your solar panels need to produce voltage near the center of that range.
I considered buy the 3 PV panel set of 15 watt panels that Harbor freight sells. but I did not determine if the three panels can be conveniently connected in series to produce about 50 volts at light loads, or 100 volts if you buy two sets. You probably do not need the load controller, that comes with each set. I think most grid tie inverters automatically adjust to the dc voltage you supply them, unless it is below some minimum such as 50 volts. It is illegal to connect ordinary inverters to the power company, but they will probably not notice a small system unless you burn your house down. Most inverters will phase lock with the power companies frequency, but they are not designed to do that, so bad is likely unless you connect a resistor such as 10 ohms at 100 watts in series with the ac out of the inverter. If the resistor smokes you should disconnect promptly, then try again to see if you can get phase lock quickly. No smoke, likely means you are one of about 1000 co-generators on the electric grid, You can short out the resistor with short piece of very fine wire which will hopefully melt if something goes wrong, such as the power company not sending electricity for 0.1 seconds or longer. Nearly all inverters have an over load feature, so the thin wire is a back up. Please be careful as people sometimes don't survive an electric shock at 120 volts.
Essay On How To Help The Enviroment!!!?
I Have An Essay Due On Oct. 28 About How To Help The Environment. I Don'T Have Any Ideas And I Have To Do It Because It Is A Grade For Reading And Science. The Winner Gets A $1000 Savings Bond And The Class Gets Two Other Prizes. I Am Only In The 5Th Grade And It Has To Be About Something That I Can Do To Help The Environment. Only Me Not Anybody Else. I Need Help Please! Remember It Is Due On Oct. 28. Thanx
How to Help Save the Environment
Save it now while you still can.Things like hectic climate change, polluted air, acid rain, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and an increase in poverty prove that the way we use things is ineffective.
Imagine this. One day you come out from your house and all you see is big puffs of black smoke and no trees! All you hear are cars and no birds! All you smell is gasoline and no flowers! What kind of life is that?
All we need to do to reduce the problem is simply to be less wasteful. Here are some ideas on how to help everyone!
 StepsSwitch off anything that uses electricity. Stick to a routine of shutting off as many electrical appliances as possible when you leave a room. If it will be at least 36 hours before you use it again, unplug it. Even when an appliance is off, it may still use power. Just imagine. You will save hundreds of dollars and you could donate the money to a charity in need or buy yourself something nice.
Use renewable energy sources In the USA around 71% of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels. Burning coal or other fuels emits green-house gases and pollution in the environment. An average home powered by a coal utility will burn 12,000 pounds of coal a year and will cause about the same amount of pollution as 2 cars. By using renewable energy as the primary power source, the reduction of pollution per household would be equivalent to that of planting 400 trees. Many electric companies offer power from renewable sources (sometimes at a slightly higher fee). Another option is to rent solar panels, as these are becoming increasingly less expensive. Contact your local energy provider for more information.
Encourage your congressional representatives to support environmental issues and renewable energy
One drop per minute can add up over time.Check your faucets and any other appliance that uses water straight from your source. If your faucets drip, get them fixed, or at least put a container under the drip in the meantime and use the water. To check your toilets, put a few drops of food coloring (go for a strong color) in the tank, not the bowl. Wait about ten minutes without flushing. If you see the dye in the bowl, repair your toilet.
Turn off the water when you're not using it. As Ellen Degeneres says, "Turn off the water while brushing your teeth." Why is the water running for so long? There is no point, is there? It is okay if you forget a few times, but if you forget a lot, put a little sticky note on the wall in front of the sink, with the reminder, "Turn off the faucet. Don't waste water!" This goes for shaving, washing dishes, and even taking a shower.
Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries. Batteries not only take up landfill space (they can't be incinerated), they can leak acid into the Earth. Even then, only use the appliance when you must. If you have the choice, plug in the device instead of using batteries.
Install low-flow toilets in your home, or put a brick in the reservoir (the back) of your current toilet. The space the brick takes up in the bottom of the tank will permit you to use less water, but keep the toilet functioning. Also try adjusting the water level down. Many toilets have an adjustment to lower the valve float.
Be Reasonable, and care about the earth!Use only as much toilet paper as you need, and don't use a mile of it for one little wiping. Be reasonable. Go easy on the paper towels, too.
Organize a carpool for work or school. This way, if you take a highway with a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane, this can usually save time and money on gasoline. For bonus points, use a hybrid or other car that gets high gas mileage.
Plan your errands to avoid going around in circles. This will use more gas and waste time. Group outings into fewer, longer trips. This minimizes both trips out and cold starts (starting an engine that has not been run lately). Cold starts are hard on your car and the environment.
Your low-cost, low-emissions vehicle.Invest in a good bicycle and helmet. Use them when your destination is within 5-10 miles of home. You can also buy pannier racks, a bike trailer, or a sturdy basket to hold items. Get in the habit of riding your bike to local areas. Plus, you will get more exercise and feel better!
Avoid using disposable items as much as possible. Anything you use only a few times and throw away consumes resources only to spend centuries in a landfill.
Avoid using plastic whenever you can; it is a poison of the earth (things like disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, nonsense plastic items you don't need).
Use resealable, reusable containers instead of plastic wrap or plastic bags.
Get a hybrid. If you have been looking for a new vehicle, hybrids are becoming more and more popular. There are a wide variety of hybrids on the market from little sedans to big SUVs. They not only give off less emissions into the air,
Solar Panel Out Help Plz!?
I Would Really Appreciate Some Help.
I Want To Calculate What The Estimated Monthly Output Of A Solar Panel System.
For Example If A System'S Peak Power Is Rated To Be 5Kw. I Have Levels Of &Quot;Bright Sunshine&Quot; Hours From
Not Sure If This Is The Same As Sun Hours
I Also Have Data From Nasa'S Website That Gives The Solar Insolation Levels In Kwh/Day*M^2
How Do I Use This Data Actually Calculate The Output?
Should I Use The Daily Solar Insolation Divide It By 24 Hours To Get Kw/M^2 Then Divide This By 1Kw/M^2 Which Is The Standard Test Condition To Get Peak Power . Then Mupltiply This Ratio By The Hours Of Sunlight Available Per Month?
The 5 kw is very optimistic unless you have a concentrating solar system which requires tracking the Sun. You may not get 10 kWh (worth a bit more than one dollar) per day = 3652 kWh per year. I say per year as the energy harvested changes each month as the sun moves higher and lower in the midday sky. This causes your panels to be shaded differently each month. 10 or 20% shaded can mean half as much electricity. Cloud cover is also seasonal. About 10,000 kWh per year is about the most you can expect to harvest without tracking the Sun.
I don't know how Sun hours or bright sun are defined. 1000 Watts per square meter is rare except at the top of Pikes Peak near 1 pm in June. The 0.85 may be to correct for imperfect panel aiming during the best 6 hours of an average day. It is more like 0.7 for the best 8 hours of an average day.
You should think of solar as a hobby instead of an investment unless your location is as sunny as the average for Florida and you have almost no shade falling on your panels from trees or other structures. Some sections of New Mexico get about twice the sun light that Florida gets. In most locations panels close to the ground are likely be damaged by children playing on them and theft of the expensive panels is a possibility. Mounted on a roof, the slant toward the South is less than optimum on almost all roofs. Some roofs have no South facing area. In theory you can mount the panels at optimum slant a meter or more above the roof. This is is a big advantage if you need to re-roof due to water leaking in, but building failure is likely due to wind loading in a bad storm for more than 5 kW of solar panels. You will occasionally get more than 100 watts per square meter from your panels, but the average is less even for the best 4 hours per day. If you decide to sell your house, your solar panels will likely add almost nothing to the money you get at closing. Neil
If Vehicles Were Solar Powered How Would They Make Money?
Since Solar Power Is Free How Would The Big Corporations Make Money Off Of You?
Big Oil has a huge amount of influence on the U.S. government, which is one of the reasons why there is so little R&D in renewables over here. And they're in pretty tight with the auto manufacturers. Those are the three legs that keep each others' profit margins standing up despite our best interests.
As for solar cars, the 'analysis' here is a bit off base. A solar powered car wouldn't have a full solar panel on it -- that's just silly. But there are already small trickle feed solar panels to keep your (conventional) car battery topped up. That sort of thing could power the ignition, radio, etc. to reduce load.
The power for actual transportation comes from a battery you charge up at home (or work, anywhere you park would do) with a solar array. Or just plugging it in to a regional grid supplied by solar.
There are some extraordinary things happening with thin film technology that should allow us to cover just about any surface with photovoltaics. So the entire surface of the car could be covered with a durable PV film.
At least in areas that don't salt in winter.
Can Someone Give Me An Idea For A Short Sci Fi Story It Has To Be Ona Current Global Issue. Eg. Global Warming?
Well, this is a (not so short) story I've had in my head for a while but I know I'm not gonna do anything with it, so someone who is actually wanting to write a story like this would be able to use this more effectively. You can tell it in third person narration or tell it as first person, with a defined main character.
In the year 2110, mankind has found harmony with nature. They have perfected utilizing green technology to the point that everyone is carbon neutral. Instead of filling up on gas or diesel, you can fill up on hydrogen or plug in the electric. Every home/building is equipped with its own solar panel or windmill. However, due to the snowballing effects of the last couple century's global warming, Earth has heated up to the point of no return. Reports came in to the oval office that if action isn't taken, parts of Greenland and Nunavut will thaw (by this time the polar ice caps are history, as well as most of the antarctic ice shelves), causing massive flooding around the world. At an emergency UN meeting, Japan proposes a plan to build flood barriers (a mile or so off the coast) around ever major city that is in danger of sinking as well as surrounding the Earth in sulfur particles, creating a shield to cool the Earth, preventing further thaw. This plan is implemented immediately. (If in first person, this can be written as if the person is watching all this on the news)
So it's back to business as usual, and sulphur is being continuously replenished as it needs to be by jets flying around the Earth. However, it turns out that the sulphur is slowly eating away at our ozone layer. An unintended side effect. Many countries decide to make the rather unpopular decision to discontinue their barrier. All of North America discontinues this. One major drawback to this is that they've just received the equivalent of a decade of global warming due to the sulphur, so now, the sea level is rising rapidly, more evident day by day. A week later, most of Southern US, Mexico and some of the Caribbean are hit by a massive tropical storm that is just causing the sea levels at an astounding rate. BUT, we have the flood barriers, right? Well, it worked out... for ALMOST everyone. Most cities received only minor flooding from the storm, but nothing too bad, thanks to the barriers, of course. However, due to bad luck or karma or something, California experienced an earthquake RIGHT in the midst of the storm, causing some of the barriers to fail in their most hard hit city, [insert city here], which happens to be where the main character lives :(. Even after sending a team to fix it (and this team could include the main character or a family member), they fail and DIE. Finally, the city is flooded and rescue crews don't arrive until a day later (much like Katrina). But in the end, this city is underwater. For good.
So as you can read, there's no happy ending, but it is pretty effective in scaring you, no? We should SCARE some people into taking action!