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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 conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or even remove your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
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
I'M Thinking Of Getting This Solar Panel Kit, Is It Feasible?
I Would Love To Be Able To Produce Electricity For My Home In A Safe And Clean Manner, For The Sake Of The Environment And For My Rather Challenged Finances, But I Really Haven'T Got Thousands To Invest In The Project.
I Found This Kit Online, Which Seems To Offer What I Need For A Very Low Price.... Needless To Say I'M Suspicious.
So, Anyone With Knowledge Of These Things.... Can You Tell Me If This Just Nonsense/A Con, Or Does It Look Like A Decent Way Forward For Me?
Alright, first of all I do not think the site is a scam, but what they are telling you is not the whole story.
What they sell you is the basic concept of building a solar panel. They explain how to connect the solar cells, and fabricate a panel using basic supplies that you can purchase either at a hardware store or at Radio Shack. If you do some research on the internet you can find sites out there that provide this information for free.
As far as building the solar panel for $200. that is a relative price depending on what materials you are able to salvage. Your big expense is the solar cells themselves. Most likely what they are going to tell you is to look online for damaged, or second hand solar cells. Sometimes you can find them on Ebay, and there are numerous companies out there that sell bulk solar cells, both new and used. Damaged or used solar cells are cheaper, but require a lot more work to utilize, new is easiest, so you will pay accordingly.
The rest of the materials are pretty inexpensive. Plywood, plexiglas, silicone caulk, etc. The materials you need from Radio Shack cost about $20. for the initial investment, and the materials will last a good while. In a nutshell, if you use scrap lumber, and used solar cells you might be able to build a 100 watt panel for under $200. maybe even less. If you really dig around, there are places where you can find damaged solar panels, that have been discarded, and you can tear them apart and recycle the solar cells.
Once you build the solar panel, you are only part way there. The panel is producing DC current, and your home runs on AC. The normal home set up would have the solar panels connected to a battery bank, so the panels keep the batteries charged, and the home runs off the batteries. Same problem, batteries are DC, your home AC.
You would need an adapter to change the DC to AC before you could hook up to your home. A DC converter will run you about $200. normally. The big problem is this. When you convert from DC to AC you lose most of what you have generated. Here is an example:
A compact flourecent bulb is using about 40 watts of power, maybe a little less. Your solar panel is only producing 100 watts, so you will only be able to power two lights in the house, three at the most.
In order to run the lights, fans, radio, etc. you will need a roof full of solar panels. Nobody ever tells you this.
Here is a simple solution if you are really serious. The trick is to run part of your home straight DC. Then there is no need for a DC converter. You can get DC flourescents which only require about 4 watts of power. DC fans, are the same, they require very little DC current to operate. Basically anything you have in your home that runs on batteries, a laptop for instance, can handle the DC current.
You can have an electrician re-route some of the wiring in the house to your solar system. Lights, ceiling fans, and a few outlets for DC appliances. Eventually you could convert the entire home to DC, but just getting the lights and other smaller appliances on DC will same you a lot of money. With a DC system you only need a few solar panels to do the whole job, not a roof full.
You will still need a bank of batteries which are a little on the expensive side. If you are running DC however, you only need a few batteries to support the system, instead of 8-10 batteries. The batteries will need to be a deep cycle battery that are made to be recharged regularly. Car batteries do not work very well. The batteries you need are like the ones used in golf carts, fork lifts, etc. You can purchase reconditioned batteries at a reasonable price ($30-40 a piece) in most parts of the country, and usually they will give you a warranty if they are reputable.
Anyway, I tried not to be over detailed here, so I could keep this fairly short, so I hope you get the basic idea.
Im Trying To Power Up A Cell Phone And Laptop With A Solar Panel.?
Im Trying To Experiment With Solar Panels. So I Dont Want To Buy A Huge Expensive Solar Panel If I Dont Need One.
They are powered from internal batteries, so what you really want to do is to charge the batteries.
Take them one at a time, as they have different power and voltage requirements. Don't try to do them both together, unless you use an inverter.
To directly charge a battery from a solar panel, you need to find out the voltage and current requirements for the charge operation. Then find a solar panel with a voltage somewhat higher. the current can be lower, it will just take longer for the charge. You will have to monitor manually the state of charge of the battery(s) to avoid overcharging and damage.
Another alternative is to get a solar panel that will supply 12 volts and use that to operate an inverter that will output 120 VAC with AC sockets on it. then you can plug in the battery chargers that you have, and they will handle the batteries correctly.
Or you can buy solar panels with built in circuitry to handle the charge control.
Is There A Search Engine That Saves Energy With Lcd Monitors?
For Lcd Monitors, Blackle.Com And Earthle.Com Do Not Save More Energy That Google.Com. In Fact, They Use A Little Bit More. Blackle.Com And Earthle.Com Only Conserve Energy With The Older, Glass Computer Screens. So My Question Is, Is There A Search Engine Designed To Save Energy For Lcd Monitors?
Hi there ELMOtional,
Regarding a search engine that will save energy via an LCD monitor, the energy use will not change regardless of which search engine you are using as the power in an LCD is used via a fluorescent tube / tubes and are always on whilst an LCD is switched on.
There are ways in which you can set things up to run on Carbon Neutral energy.
If you go to http://www.homebrewpower.co.uk or email [email protected] he will advise you on how, for example, to set up a small solar panel, charge controller, batteries and an inverter so you can power your PC and monitor from the SUN.
He sells kits and also provides a complete installation package for what he describes as Eco Sockets.
He even sells a DVD on how to create your own carbon neutral electricity for free!
Hope this helps you out x
Can The Federal Tax Credits For Energy Efficiency Improvements Be Used By Condominiums?
I'M Thinking Of The Tax Credits For Solar Panels, Energy Efficient Windows, Insulation, Etc. Can Condominiums And Home Owners' Associations Take Advantage Of Them?
There are still federal tax credits available for energy efficiency ($500) and solar (30%). You'd need to check with a tax lawyer about if the association can claim them, or just the home owner.
Energy Efficiency http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incen...
Then different states also have some http://www.dsireusa.org/
What Is The Carbon Footprint Of A 100W Solar Panel?
Hi, My Husband Is Trying To Find This Out, I Have No Idea What He Means Or How It Can Be Worked Out, Can Anyone Help?
Hey Gemma, Roderick has a good description here, but the reason your husband is having trouble finding the data he is looking for has to do more with how it is titled. To manufacture a solar panel of course takes energy, most of which is used to mine for aluminum and ship and process it for the frame. The silicone comes in at a close second. The question that has been circulating around for years now is this, "Can a solar panel ever generate as much energy as was used in manufacturing it?" The short answer is yes, generally in a range of 1.5 to 6 years. The range has to do with how the panel was manufactured, how far it was sent before being installed, and how much sun it is receiving. The phrase your husband needs to search for is, "Embodied Energy." This refers to how much energy is used to make something. Take a 2 X 4 for example, the tree has to be cut down, then sent to the mill, then milled, kiln dried, and then sent to the lumber yard. A good sized spruce tree might yield 300 of them, but all this energy still has to be used.
Here is the catch with renewable energy: We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away any time soon. The real question isn't whether a solar panel ever makes back its investment in energy, it is, "What is the best way to produce electricity?" Coal fired plants, nuclear, natural gas and even hydroelectric dams have embodied energy. Let's say you made a highly efficient natural gas fired turbine electric generator that was rated at 1000 watts, then put it along side a 1000 watt solar array. Which would earn back it's, "Embodied Energy," faster. The answer is the gas generator never does. We forget that once you mine, mill and ship that generator, no matter how efficient it is, it now has to be fed natural gas for the rest of its life, which it converts to electricity at some rate less than 100%. So it keeps digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the solar panel and the wind turbine have a chance to get even one day, coal, oil, natural gas, and yes even nuclear plants never can.
There have been lots of letters and articles about this very thing in Home Power Magazine, and some other publications, but for some reason this argument never seems to go away. Not once have I heard anyone ask that question about a coal plant, but for some reason anything renewable always finds itself looking at a skeptical audience. There have been lots of studies about this, I have added a link below for you to check out an article summing some of them up, as well as some other websites you might find interesting. Like Roderick, our home has been making its own energy for 11 years now. We still remain connected to the grid and probably always will be. Since we live in the Northern Great Lakes, we tend to rely more on wind than solar, but both work quite well in their season. Currently Duke Energy is trying to get permission to install several hundred utility sized turbines in our area, and the neighbors are furious, but for all the wrong reasons if you ask me. It is just the change that bothers people I think, if we really sat down and examined the facts, like how much we spend on oil, only to ship it in then set it on fire, or how many lives are lost mining for coal, and so on, it might be easier to find our way to the right answer. I'll leave it at that, you and your husband probably have lots to talk about now anyway. Good luck in your research, and take care, Rudydoo