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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of residents find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease or even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, residential electricity prices have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Boost your property worth
Numerous studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for 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 accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 energy companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute just how much electrical power will be created, 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
Can Someone Give Me A Simple Definition Of How Solar Energy Works?
How Is It Converted From The Solar Panels To Actual Energy You Would Use In Your Home
Long answer: Photovoltaic cells are made of special materials called semiconductors such as silicon, which is currently used most commonly. Ba¬sically, when light strikes the cell, a certain portion of it is absorbed within the semiconductor material. This means that the energy of the absorbed light is transferred to the semiconductor. The energy knocks electrons loose, allowing them to flow freely.
PV cells also all have one or more electric field that acts to force electrons freed by light absorption to flow in a certain direction. This flow of electrons is a current, and by placing metal contacts on the top and bottom of the PV cell, we can draw that current off for external use, say, to power a calculator. This current, together with the cell's voltage (which is a result of its built-in electric field or fields), defines the power (or wattage) that the solar cell can produce.
Medium answer: Energy from solar radiation is absorbed in the solar panel, causing electrons to be released, which supplies voltage from the panel.
Short answer: Magic
In The Future, Will Solar Energy Be The Main Source Of Our Power?
I Realize That Current Solar Panels Are Not That Efficient. However, Is It Possible That They Will Eventually (In 20-30 Years) Be Efficient Enough To Provide Most Of America'S Energy Needs (75% Or More)? The Reason Why I Ask Is That I Once Saw An Tv Interview In Which Some Researcher From Mit Was Questioned About Solar Panels. He Basically Said That Solar Panel Efficiency Will Double Every Two Years.
Is This True? If Possible, Could You Please Cite An Article Or A Reliable Source?
Hey Forsight, good question. Baypoint is quite right on the various energy sources. I agree with his assessment that solar will not be the main player in grid electricity in the years to come, but for different reasons. In the United States alone, grid electricity generates over 100 billion dollars in revenue each year. I am a bid advocate of solar power, but what is more important to me is that as we move away from a fossil based energy economy, we move into something more diverse. Lots of people think solar is the answer, or wind, or nuclear. I believe all these things are the answer, and I would be excited to see solar get 10% of that 100 billion dollars in 15 years. Solar has two main advantages over traditional energy sources. The first is obvious, the fuel is free. The second is that solar energy is spread out pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so people in New Delhi can get as much power from a small solar array as people in New York, and you don't need to run a wire between them to do it. But it's important to note that wind is a fantastic compliment to solar, in most places where the sun is limited, such as the midwest in the winter, the artic and cloudy coastal areas such as the Pacific Northwest, wind resources are generally good. Seasonally, many places that have limited solar power during one season, such as winter, have their greatest average wind speeds during the same season. Geothermal is also a great energy source if it is used properly, but again, it is more readily available in Iceland than it is in Lakeland, Florida. So the key to utilizing our abundant renewable energy sources is to use them all in moderation and not concentrate on one source at the expense of another, and our planet.
Ten years ago we embarked on a project to convert our home over to wind and solar power. It's been very interesting, we made plenty of mistakes, and we learned a great deal. People ask me if I had it to do over again, would I bother. My answer is, "If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't have brought in the utility company 20 years ago in the first place." It isn't because I don't like the grid, or the utility company, they have been pretty reliable over the years. But in the first 10 years after our home was built, we used over 60,000 kilowatthours of electricity. In the next 10 years, we used less than 8,000. If I had taken the money I spent on those 68,000 units and put it into a solar and wind system in the first place, I would have paid for it by now.
Most people involved in renewable energy feel this way as well, our energy source should be as diverse as our people, but you don't have to take my word for it, here are some good resources if you're interested in learning more. Take care, Rudydoo
Do You Think Solar Panels Are Better For The World?
I Know That Solar Panels Are Prety Good For Another Energy Source But They Are Pretty Expencive!
They're getting cheaper. I just got through installing another Kilowatt of solar panels - bought 'em for $800. I don't have a grid hookup.
People with grid hookups have the option in many places in the U.S. of letting a solar company install panels on their house and paying the company only for electricity used, at a rate guaranteed to be cheaper than the local utility company
How Do I Make A Solar Panel That Works?
First of all, be careful of scams. A site that has clickbank links, for example, suggests that it's a moneymaking scheme more than helpful information.
There is no cost-effective way to make your own solar electric panels, as far as I know. You can make a VERY weak panel - Google "cuprous oxide panel" for details on how to do that. That's good for science fairs, but is too weak to pay for the costs of its materials. You can make a panel out of broken solar cells, but that will cost almost as much as buying a commercial panel of the same wattage, and the power company will not let you connect a homemade panel to the grid.
You can build a solar water heater that works very well, but again, the cost saving is not great, and there may be issues with local building codes if you intend to connect to your house's water supply.
In Layman'S Terms, Could Anyone Explain How Solar Energy Actually Works? I Know That Captured Sunlight Can Be Stored And Converted To Electricity, But How Is This Done? What Is This &Quot;Grid&Quot; That I Have Heard Mention Of?
A solar panel is a device that collects and converts solar energy into electricity or heat which can be used by (for example) nearby buildings.
Solar photovoltaic panels can be made so that the sun's energy excites the atoms in a silicon layer between two protector panels. Electrons from these excited atoms form an electric current, which can be used by external devices. Solar panels were in use over one hundred years ago for water heating in homes.
Solar panels can also be made with a specially shaped mirror that concentrates light onto a tube of oil. The oil then heats up, and travels through a vat of water, instantly boiling it. The steam created turns a turbine for power.