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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electric bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with changing money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, 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 tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal 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 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that select to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 utility business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, 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
What Are Solar Panels Made Out Of?
Other Than The Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Clear Plastics Etc... That The Solar Cells Are Made Out Off There Must Be Something Else On The Panels. Anyone Know? I'M Especially Interested In Materials That Are Harmful To The Environment
I think they are experimenting with all kinds of materials for PV cell construction.
Gallium arsenide (GaAs)
Organic/polymer solar cells
I don't know what the environmental impact of these things is, if anything.
If you're looking for negatives to solar power, crystalline silicon cell manufacturing is very energy-intensive. It involves molten silicon which must be heated to 1600 C or 2900 F.
The cells have to spend a long time in the sun to produce more energy than it takes to make them.
What Are The Drawbacks To Using Wind Turbines Or Solar Panels For Providing All Power To A Home?
A. The Wind And Sun Are Not Constant, So There Would Be Times When No Electricity Would Be Generated.
B. The Wind And Sun Are Constant, So There Would Be Plenty Of Electricity For The Home.
C. Wind And Solar Power Are Inefficient And Too Expensive To Use And Maintain.
D. Wind And Solar Power Are Efficient, But They Are Not Able To Produce Enough Electricity For A Single Home.
A is the best of your four, for your question, but since individual wind and solar power generate power to a battery, which is the direct source of power to your house, you can store up enough power to maintain your electrical usage, through the winter, power outages, and you can sell some access back to the Community Power Company.
If enough households demand an individual windmill and solar panel, the initial costs will come down to reasonable expense!!
What Do Solar Panels Do On Houses?
How Do They Work?
Most of them do not power anything in the house. All they do is generate electricity and put it back onto the grid through the homes electric meter. You'd have a bi-directional or net meter which would basically go forward when your using electric and then backwards when your generating it.(this is simplifying it a bit).
It is very expensive to actually wire these systems to act as a back-up power source which is why they generally only generate back to the utility.
Soldering Tabs To Solar Panels?
I Have 4 Glass Solar Cells, With Tabs That Say "Make Puddle Of Solder Where The Marks Are But How Does The Current Get Through The Glass? Thanks
There are a variety of solar panel manufacturers with different designs. That makes this a broad question...I would contact the manufacturer by phone or look them up online. They may have a helpful online resource for you. Good luck!
Where Will I Find Solar Panel Info For Free?
How To Make Electricty Using Solar Panels Or Wind Generator
Hey Bandit, there are some really good websites on the subject, my favorites are operated by non profit groups, I will list them below. As the old saying goes, the best things in life are free, but there is one really good exception to that rule. Home Power Magazine is the only periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of home grown energy. We started reading it 12 years ago. A couple years after that we attended an energy fair that was listed in the magazine, ended up buying our first solar panel and wind turbine on the spot, and hooking up a small 12 volt power system for our home that year. It worked really well, we did make some mistakes, but with the knowledge and experience we gained, we were able to get into a larger system a few years later. Now our home generates almost all its own power, and we use the utility company for backup. There is a 1.4 kw solar array on the garage roof, and a 1kw turbine on a metal tower in the field behind the house. We have also installed a batch solar water preheater and have 2 wood stoves for heat. Now our electric bills are around $6 per month.
If your handy at all hooking up electrical devices, you could put together a small system like we did years ago and use it to run some small 12 volt lights and electronics. We still have our little system today, it operates the cabinet lighting in the kitchen, a few radios and phone answering machine, and we have 12 volt outlets in each room. They're handy for stuff like charging your cell phone with a car cord. I would suggest looking at the websites first, and if you're really interested, go for a one year subscription to Home Power. If you subscribe, you can even use their website to look at archived articles from years past. There is even one on our small system, the magazine liked the idea so much they wrote it up. Use their search engine to look for, "Small System First."
Hope you find all this interesting. Take care Bandit, Rudydoo