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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past ten years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. 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 informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of homeowners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy business are infamous for their varying and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what rate, for at least 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
Solar Energy Vs. Wind Energy?!?
Hey Guys. I Would Like To Begin Heading Up A Commitee In My School That Focus' On Making Our School Greener. I Would Like To Present Some Facts To Them And See If It Would Be A Possibility To Have Wind Or Solar Energy At Our School. I Live In Northern Michigan So It Gets Very Cold, If That Makes A Difference.
Could You Please Tell Me All You Know Of Solar Panals And Wind Turbines? Another Big Factor Is The Cost - We Have About 90 Kids Per Grade K-12. Thanks
The current solar panel technology is actually more efficient in cold weather. We installed ours when it was -10 degrees (F) and they generated 120% of their rated capacity. So your cold weather is not a problem. However, you may wish to consider whether the number of sunny days warrants a solar generating system, which tends to be pricey.
As for wind, it's also spendy. You don't want to mount it on the roof, because the vibrations will transfer into the building. So you need a separate tower for the turbine. We set up a 350 watt turbine on a 45-foot tower for about $1,500. But it generates 24 volt DC electricitry, so it requires an inverter in order to provide 120 volt AC power used in most buildings. Add another $4,000 if you want it to reduce your school's dependence on fossil fuels. Otherwise, it's little more than a demonstration project.
Solar also is typically set up to generate 24 volt DC power, so it too needs an inverter. Our 1KW solar system, with inverter and battery backup, cost about $16K. About $4K was for the batteries, which you wouldn;t need. And we got a $4K tax credit from the fed and state. Still, you're in the $8,000 range if you include the inverter.
Alternatively you can try to see whether some of the school's needs could be met with DC power, either 12 or 24 volts. A more practical, if less visible, approach might be to talk to your utility and see if you can contract to buy wind power (ours sells wind power for about 3 cents per KWH more than coal power).
What Is The Difference Between Thermal And Solar Energy?
I Know That Solar Energy Is Energy From The Sun Converted Into Elctrical Energy And All That Great Stuff, But If You Heat A Sheet Of Flashing Copper, Put It In The Sun And It Makes A Little More Energy Than It Did In The Shade, Is That Thermal Or Solar Energy
Solar energy is energy from the sun.
There are many forms of energy.
- Plants use photosysthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
- Solar cells convert solar energy into electricity.
- Evaporated and condensed water, thermals, and winds convert solar energy to mechanical energy.
- Copper flashing, like most things sitting out in the sun, convert solar energy to heat.
So, its solar energy until it is absorbed by the copper, then it is thermal energy (heat).
Edit: I know 2 ways to convert thermal energy to electrical. First is a thermoelectric generator. These tend to be costly, delicate, and have low efficiency. Check out the links below the article, especially the HZ-14 one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelect...
2nd way is to use an engine or turbine. Concentrating sunlight with mirrors onto a small boiler creates high pressure steam. It is used in a turbine to make electricity. Some experimental units have actually been deployed by utility companies in sunny areas. While they depend on government subsidies, with enough emprovement, the technologies may stand on their own. You can also use solar energy to heat air or other working fluid inside an engine to convert the thermal energy to mechanical motion that drives an electrical generator. The most efficient such engine is called a carnot engine, which is unfortunately impractical to make economically.
Finally, things like windmills and waterpower actually convert solar to mechanical power, which is then used to drive generators. These are actually variations of the 2nd point.
BTW, if you're asking how to make a simple solar cell from copper, see link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
Are Humans Able To Survive Only By Consuming Solar Energy?
Can Humans Utilize Sunlight And Use It As An Energy In Their Body Without Consuming Food For Years?
Uh, no. Humans are not able to convert sunlight into energy like plants. Humans do not have the photosynthesis cells in the skin. Work on the genetics and maybe someday we will be able to quit eating and just bask.
Solar Energy In Delhi?
Write In Detailhow Has Solar Energy Helped In Conserving Electrical Energy In Delhi
A solar hot water system, specifically the thermosyphon system will use the sun to heat all the hot water without electrical power. It has no moving parts and requires no electricity to heat the water.
As the sun heats the solar panels the hot water will rise to the top of the tank and the cooler water will return to the bottom of the solar panel. You can't see the water moving but you can put a thermometer on the bottom of the solar panel and one on the top of the tank and you will notice the top is hotter.
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It?
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It? Can You Explain Or Give Websites To Me? Thanks
The inefficiency in solar cells is because they convert from one energy form to another, there are always "losses" when you convert from one form of energy to another. Using energy in its original form is always more efficient.
Solar cell designs are becoming more efficient but will always have limitations.