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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 a/c, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off 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 benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or property owner with changing cash flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your house worth
Several studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
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 create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential 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 necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider 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 Financial investment
The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
Why Did President Bush, Jr. Take Jimmy Carter'S Solar Panels Off The Top Of The White House?
Every President That Has Ever Been In Office Has Left Something In The White House For Future Presidents To Use Or Keep In The White House. Why Did Bush Jr. Take The Solar Panels That Ecologically-Green Jimmy Carter Left On The White House? I Think This Shows Just How Stubbornly Convservative And Close-Minded Bush Is.
Solar White House
In 1977, Jimmy Carter had solar panel installed on the roof of the West Wing, on top of the Cabinet Room. These were removed in the Reagan era because of leakage problems, but around 2002 were reinstalled by the second Bush administration, along with new solar collector systems on the Swimming Pool cabana and groundskeeping building.
How Many Solar Panels?
The House I Am Designing For A School Project Uses 25Kw A Day, And There Are About 8 Hours Of Sunlight Available Every Day. To Have The House Rely Completely On Solar Power How Many Panels Would I Need To Get, And How Much Would Each Panel Cost?
Traditionally the guidelines have been $10 a watt installed but prices are lower now. The Chinese have brought the costs down to $1.20 a watt to manufacture the panels while Californian manufacturers are at $2 a watt so you can probably expect $5 a watt installed. A 100 watt panel would be about 2 foot by 4 foot in size and output about 17 V which would likely get regulated to 12-14 V. You may not want to count on more than 70 W from the panels unless you have really good DC to DC voltage regulators. Lead Acid batteries cost a fair bit and are only 50% efficient at charging, the modern approach is net metering effectively using the utilities as a 100% efficient battery. The problem with net metering aside from whether or not the utilities will let you do it is the efficiency of the inverters which can range from 50% to 90% efficient with the larger ones being less efficient, indeed at some point a mechanical motor generator set with a DC motor driving an AC alternator is preferable. A typical efficiency for an inverter would be 60%. It's also customary to run electrical equipment at 80% of rated capacity. Taking this into consideration we get:
25,000 w * 24 hours / ( 0.80 * 0.6 * 70 w * 8 hours) = 2,233 panels
Not including the inverter or more likely the motor generator set, it should cost you about $1,116,500 for the solar panels and it will cover about 44,660 square feet of roof space, about 1.03 acres of roof space.
If you meant to say that your house used 25 kwh per day then it would be:
25,000 / ( 0.80* 0.6 * 70 * 8 ) = 93.0 panels
Which would cost you about $46,500 and cover 744 square feet
Either way, I would suggest that you take efforts to reduce your home's power requirements and perhaps use passive solar and solar thermal to meet heating, cooling and hot water requirements leaving only lighting and refrigeration on the photo-voltaics. You may also want to consider using an absorption cycle refrigerator to run the refrigerator off natural gas or propane as a constant power supply is more critical for refrigeration.
Do The Solar Panels With Micro Inverters Eliminate The Need For A Gridtie Inverter?
In Other Words; Is It Possible To Setup An Array Of Solar Panels On Your Roof (All With The Microinverters) And Wire Them Directly To Your Breaker Box (By A Licensed Qualified Electrician Of Course)? If This Is Not Possible What Other Equiptment Is Needed If All Panels Have A Microinverter To Make A Functional Gridtie System.
Yes, theoretically it is supposed to work that way, eliminate the need of another inverter.
You can check that out yourself...
How Do I Store Energy From A Solar Panel In A Battery?
I Am Making A Solar Powered Car For My Science Project. I Was Wondering How I Could Use A Solar Panel To Store Energy In A Battery So The Car Could Work In The Classroom Away From The Window.
You need to do a series of connection so the solar panel adds up to 13.2 to 13.5 VDC. Get your correct connections to the battery with a proper fuse too.
Solar Panel With Junction Box ,Inverter & Battery?
I Am Trying To Connect The Junction Box To Inverter. Also The Inverter Only Has Terminal Rings And Clips. There Is Nothing For The Inverter To Charge Up With Battery & Panel.
The inverter is only used for converting the DC current of the battery to AC for use in appliances up to the rating of the inverter.
Depending on the size of the panel you have, you may or may not need voltage regulation. If you want to see a basic diagram of installing panels, regulators/controllers (as well as how to construct the regulators) to the batteries, do a simple web search for "2N3055" and you should find a blog there that will illustrate this. Connecting the inverter to the batteries is simply the black wire to the negative terminal of a12 volt buss for a 12 volt input inverter, and the red lead to the positive buss of the batteries.
They use the wire loops because many people simply use deep cycle batteries. You use the inverter later to run something like a small appliance.