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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar 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 take in, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity costs cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes 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 an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to lower 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 typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners select to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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 Are Solar Cells So Expensive?
The price is coming down. In the 70's, it was $100 per watt, but in the 80's, it was only $20 per watt. Now, it's $4 per watt.
There is a way to calculate a cost per kilowatt-hour for solar. You take the price of a system, and divide it by the total kWh's you expect the system to produce over its lifetime. By such measures, solar electricity is about 50% to 100% more expensive than general grid power. It will, of course, be cheaper in some areas and situations. When solar electricity comes down to the same cost as the average household would pay the electric company, there will be a huge demand for solar, because it will only get cheaper from there. This point is called "grid parity."
I think we should hit grid parity in 2-4 years, both because solar is getting cheaper, and other energy is getting more expensive.
I Want To Set Up An Off Grid Power System For My House?
I Am Wondering What Is The Best Way To Go About This. I Am Pondering Solar, And Wind Power. My House Will Be About 5200 Sq Ft When It Is Finished And Will Be Very Energy Efficient. Does Anybody Know Of A System That Is Cost Effective For These Types Of Applications? Any Advice Or Insight Would Help. Thanks
use wind if you have the site for it, it will be very efficent and practical.... total economic payback time will be 2-4 years. anywhere between $1000-$20000
Solar will be a lot more costly with a total economic payback time of about 20-25 years, a total system will cost minimum $15000 and up to 50k depending how much you need.
Look into evacuated tubes for solar hot water systems.
Good evacuated tube company.
They look better and are much more efficent and work good in cold and cloudy weather.
These are best systems to heat your hot water which is largest energy consumer in the home. Also these do heating, I would have a look at getting hydronic heating under the slabs as this is most efficent way to evenly heat your house and you can set up solar evacuated tube heating systems very cheap.
Hope this helps.
Hydrogen Uses, World-Wide, Locally, And Inside Our Homes...?
1. How Can We Use Hydrogen World-Wide As An Energy Source?
2. How Can We Use Hydrogen Locally (In Sacramento Area) As An Energy Source?
3. How Can We Use Hydrogen To Make Our Homes More Energy Efficient?
Don't think of hydrogen as an energy source - think of it as an energy transfer mechanism. We can make hydrogen from water by electrolysis or from methane (natural gas), but it takes energy to make hydrogen. If you use a low carbon footprint (nuclear, solar, wind, hydro electric) power source to make hydrogen, then when you burn it either in a combustion engine or a fuel cell (latter is more efficient at recovering the energy) then the byproduct is water - (a combustion engine can produce other noxious gases even though the fuel is hydrogen because it uses air - a mixture of several gases including oxygen...) Hydrogen by itself is not an easy gas to work with - it is a very small molecule, so what would be gas tight to natural gas, might leak like a sieve to hydrogen. It also is subject to an odd phenomena called the Joule-Thompson Effect - it actually heats up when expanding rather than cooling as most gases do - not exactly a great idea if you are expanding it into an oxygen rich atmosphere like your house when you are not expecting to; plus it burns with a flame that is well into ultraviolet - so it looks clear to your eyes, but is incredibly hot... I am reasonably OK with using it in cars via fuel cells - provided the storage technology is reasonably crashproof - but electricity wins the day for most household applications...
Do You Have An Electric Boat?
While A Significant Majority Of Water Vessels Are Powered By Diesel Engines, With Sail Power And Gasoline Engines Also Remaining Popular, Boats Powered By Electricity Have Been Used For Over 120 Years. Electric Boats Were Very Popular From The 1880S Until The 1920S, When The Internal Combustion Engine Took Dominance. Since The Energy Crises Of The 1970S, Interest In This Quiet And Potentially Renewable Marine Energy Source Has Been Increasing Steadily Again, Especially As Solar Cells Became Available, For The First Time Making Possible Motorboats With An Infinite Range Like Sailboats. The First Practical Solar Boat Was Probably Constructed In 1975 In England.
There are many large and powerful electric boats in service but it is doubtful if any are in private hands other than a few in museums. All submarines which are not nuclear powered are electric boats. The world's first successful submarine was built in New Jersey by the Electric Boat Company now called General Dynamics. Many foreign countries including Russia, The Netherlands, The UK etc. either bought Electric Boat Company submarines or took out licences to build to the Electric Boat Company's designs.
All of them are propelled by electric motors, driven either from storage batteries when submerged or from diesel-generators, (similar to a railway locomotive's power system) when surfaced. It is because of the historical association with the Electric Boat Company that in the Royal Navy, all submarines are referred to as 'boats' and not ships.
Solar Energy Question?
This Is For A Project And I Say They Will Use More Solar Energy And Less, I Need Help!
From What You Learned About The Energy Source Or Device, Describe In Your Own Words What
Will Be The Future For Humans Using These Types Of Devices Or Energy Sources. (Energy Source/Device: Solar Energy)
I Say They Will Use Less And More (Can'T Decide)
Will They Use More Or Less? And Why?
I think that it will gradually transition from one to the other. At first, solar panels will be relatively inefficient, but I think they have a lot of potential. Those who rely on solar panels would at first have an unreliable power source, but, as solar technology advances they will eventually have an advantage over fossil fuel users.
Good luck on your project.
If you can give me more details, I would be happy to give you a more detailed answer.
Also, what grade are you in, and what subject is the project in?