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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 ac system, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity 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 increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar also helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes 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 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at 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
How Many Cell Phones Can I Charge Off Of A Marine Battery?
On Scout Trips, We Have Several Parents With Cell Phones. If We Connect A Power Inverter To A Marine Battery, And Charge 10 Phones One Time Per Day, How Many Days Will The Battery Last Before It Needs A Charge?
Assume The Battery Has 55-60 Amp Hours And Is A Brand New Deep Cycle Marine Type, And There Is A Variety Of Phone Brands So Average Phone Charging Energy Requirement.
If You Know Of A Formula To Use, Simple Formula For A Simple Guy..., I Could Try To Adjust The Estimate For 15 Phones Charged Once Per Day.
Once I Know This Thing Will Get Us Through A Day Or 2 (Or More), I Could Then Figure Out How Large Of A Solar Panel And Solar Charge Controller Would Be Required To Keep This &Quot;Charging Station&Quot; Going For A Full Week Of Summer Camp.
Please Site The Basis For Your Formula So I Know It'S Not A Wild Guess, I Can Do That On My Own Thank You, And Understand That It Will Be Used As A &Quot;Ballpark&Quot; Figure. It Will Be Put To Use For A Good Cause If We Can Make It Work Within Our Budget.
14 hours is plenty of time.
Sometimes when you plug a battery into a charger, it will fail to start. And there should be an indication when you insert the battery. Check your manual and see what kind of indication you should get while the battery is charging, and when the charge completes.
And incredibly, some batteries can be inserted backwards into the charger (but it usually won't hurt anything). Olympus batteries/chargers are notorious for this. So double check to see if this can happen with your gear.
Try it again. If it will not charge, you have a bad battery or charger.
Physics? Energy Conversion?
Describe The Processes By Which Energy Is Converted From One Form To Another, Including Reference To
(1) Chemical/Fuel Energy (A Re-Grouping Of Atoms),
(2) Hydroelectric Generation (Emphasising The Mechanical Energies Involved),
(3) Solar Energy (Nuclei Of Atoms In The Sun),
(4) Nuclear Energy,
(5) Geothermal Energy,
(6) Wind Energy.
(1) chemical energy is typically converted into thermal energy,
and then perhaps into mechanical energy.
When a hydrocarbon compound such as C8H18 is oxidized,
heat is released and sometimes used to expand some gases
in a closed but expandable cylinder, thereby moving a piston.
(2) hydroelectric electric power generation converts the kinetic
energy of falling water into the kinetic rotational energy of a turbine,
which then moves a conductor in a magnetic field to create an electric current.
Hydroelectric power is really "solar" power, because the kinetic energy of the falling water
comes from the potential energy of water evaporated by the sun and
deposited at a high altitude.
(3) solar radiation is a result of nucleosynthesis in the Sun,
mainly the binding together of four hydrogen nuclei to form a single helium nucleus.
Some mass is lost thereby, and is emitted in the form of electromagnetic waves,
a tiny fraction of which are received at Earth's surface.
(4) nuclear power plants use fission of large nuclei such as uranium and plutonium
to deliver heat to a steam turbine, turning a generator to produce electricity
as in the "chemical energy" item above. The principle of obtaining radiation
from lost mass is similar to what happens in the Sun, except that in a nuclear
power plant you have larger nuclei splitting or shrinking instead of tiny nuclei
becoming larger. The reason why both processes deliver energy is that the
most stable nuclei are medium-sized ones like iron.
(5) geothermal energy comes usually from deep wells near plate tectonic boundaries.
As with chemical or fission energy, steam is used to drive a turbine connected to
a generator. Geothermal energy is also used in some places to supply heat
directly where needed, without conversion to electricity.
(6) wind energy is collected by putting large fan blades on top of spindly towers.
The mechanical energy of the wind then directly turns the blade assembly,
which is connected to a generator, providing electricity. Like hydroelectric power,
wind energy is really a form of "solar" energy, since the motions of the air are
brought about mainly by the differential heating of the sun.
Why Is It Necessary To Find Alternative Sources Of Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy sources can work with in conjunction with other energy providers. There are issues with hours of sunlight, percent on day that the wind blows, tide times versus human energy consumption. Geothermal energy can run 24 hours a day. Solar thermal with salt ponds can run longer than sunlight hours. Wind plants distributed over a country have better availability than single location wind farms. Hydroelectric energy can be used to match the power consumption variability. Solar technologies do track human power usage (higher temperature = more power used).
If the true cost to the environment is charged to fossil fuel users then alternative energy will become more favourable.
What Is The Difference Between Potential And Kinetic Energy?
To begin with, kinetic energy and potential energy are the 2 major categories of types of energy. In other words, all other types (chemical, solar e.t.c.) can be reduced to these 2.
Kinetic energy is possessed by an object because of motion. It is related to the object's speed and mass and it is equal by definition to the work required to accelerate an object from rest to the velocity it possesses.
Potential energy is the energy that is possessed by objects because of they position. It is induced by forces. For example, a charged particle inside an electric field possesses electrical potential energy which is proportional to the field's intention and the particle's charge, thus the electrical force. In addition, an object held from a distance from earth's surface possesses potential energy because of gravitational forces. It is called "potential" because it can change things in a physical system (e.g. it can drop an object down).
Are There Grants To Purchase Land For Solar Farms And Natural Energy Alternatives?
Maybe not grants, but almost all solar and wind power built has been built with subsidies using tax dollars. It is NOT cost effective when the total cost is used, so there would be none, or very little anywhere in this country.
I'm and engineer and worked in west Texas for some time in the middle of thousands of wind generators being constructed. The engineers working for the companies told me without subsidies from the government, they would not be there because they could not get any investors otherwise.