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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 daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching 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 substantial, lots of property owners find that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your property value
Several studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up 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 an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company 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.
Numerous property owners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what price, for a minimum of 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
Which Of This Is More Expensive?
Hi, Using The Hot Water For 10 Mins Vs Using The Kitchen Stove For 10 Mins What Will Be More Expensive In Terms Of Electricity Cost?
The traditional hot water tank is an insulated tank of water, cold water is injected at the bottom, pressuring it, a natural gas or electric heater heats water in the tank and the hot water rises to the top where it is tapped to the hot water taps. This allows a small heater to heat water over a long period of time to provide high peak usage at the taps and showers. The down side is that some heat leaks out all the time and the water needs to be constantly reheated. If you are using the stove to heat the same amount of water as you are drawing for the ten minutes then the stove would be more efficient as the water is being heated for immediate use and no heat will be lost over time but the stove will take a lot of energy during the time it's heating the water. There are tankless water heaters that have a powerful heater which heats the water a it's about to be used thereby avoiding the energy loss of an insulated tank but this means a great deal of energy is needed when hot water is drawn.
The way you have your question worded, isn't specific enough. You are asking for a comparison between drawing hot water from a water tank versus using a stove for a ten minute duration. As you can likely heat more water in that ten minutes on the stove than you are drawing, drawing hot water for 10 minutes would be less energy as the stove has a higher energy output than the hot water you are drawing. Really, you are comparing apples with oranges and though I like both, I find that they are not the same.
If you already have a hotwater heater, the most cost effective approach is to buy a water heater blanket to increase the insulation. If you are building a system from scratch or intend to renovate your existing system, put in some solar thermal panels to heat the water in the tank, then use a number of small tankless water heaters close to the taps. This gives you the hot water that you need quickly so water is not wasted and you get the benefits of solar heated water. Although much of the energy that a home uses is in the hot water, if your hot water system is based on natural gas, you're paying very little for that energy so it isn't worth going to too many extremes to make it a better system.
What Things R Made With Thermal Energy?
Thermal Energy (Solar or Geo) may be used to make electricity or hot water.
Solar Thermal energy made be concentrated with arrays of parabolic mirrors to form furnaces that can be used to smelt metals to make all kinds of things.
A Geothermal hot spring can be used to make a dinner of steamed fish and veggies (wrap in waterproof foil to avoid sulfur taste).
A Solar Thermal oven can be used to make cookies.
Thermal energy has made me warm on this cold winters night.
Solar Thermal Energy Use In The Great Lakes Area?
Examples Of Solar Thermal Energy Being Used In The Great Lakes Area (Mainly Michigan). Cite Sources, Please. Thanks.
The world's largest laundromat in Chicago uses solar thermal to heat its water. http://www.worldslargestlaundry.com/sola...
You just missed the annual solar tour in October, here's a summary of some of the locations in Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/A...
Here's a company that provides solar water heating and solar space heating in Michigan and has great examples on their site. http://www.by-solar.com/index.html
I'm in New England, we have similar weather, and I have a solar air heater and am installing solar water heating to heat my radiant floors. http://www.altestore.com/gallery/Amy-Beaudet-gallery/v/9358727169/amys_water/
Can We Get Builders To Build Homes That Don'T Need Much Energy?
I Envision A Future Where Homes Are Built With Whichever Sustainable Energy Option Is Right For It'S Particular Area. We All Know That Going Green With Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Sub-Radient Floors, Tankless Water Heaters, Solar Water Heaters, Micro Hydro, Or Whatever Method Is High Dollar To Add To A Home. How About If The Home Came With A Solar Roof. You Never Had To Pay For The Conventional Roof, Or It'S Removal/Alteration? The Same Goes For All The Other Energy Items I Mentioned. Not All Are Right For Every Area, But Builders Could Determine Which Were Right For An Area, And Build Homes With These Things In Them. Wouldn'T This Drastically Reduce The Cost Of Any Re-Fit, Or Add-Ons? Having Subradient Floors Be The Original Floor Installed Would Seriously Reduce Costs. Having A Tankless Water Be Installed Vs. A Conventional In The First Place. Is Anyone Building Homes Which Require Little To No Energy From Electric & Gas Companies? Without Seriously Overinflating The Cost?
Here's an example for a warm climate: http://www.livinghomes.net/primer.html
Try Google for "green architecture" "green building" "sustainable architecture" and "alternative architecture". For prefab projects, try fabprefab.com. Consider green roofs, also.
Look up "small houses".
Just because contractors won't do it, doesn't mean you can't. Look up "natural building" to see how people are using their own hands and ancient techniques to minimize impact and energy expenditure, increase quality of life, reduce building costs by orders of magnitude, and generally deal with the issue directly.
So glad you asked.
How Does Solar Energy Become Heat Energy On Earth?
Visible light is absorbed by the ground. As each atom absorbs a photon of light, it increases its kinetic energy. Heat is just the sum total of all the kinetic energy of all the atoms in a substance. So the ground warms up. All warm things emit light, but the ground, being much cooler than the Sun, emits infrared light instead of visible light. That would escape back to space if it were not blocked by clouds, water vapor and carbon dioxide in the air. It is the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the air, from burning coal, oil and natural gas, that is reducing the amount of heat that escapes back to space, resulting in the Earth warming. The effect is extremely small, so the temperature rise is very small, but not zero.