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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 everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill cost savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by an average of three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for 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 key component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will remove 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are crucial components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
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 companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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 The Uses Of Solar Energy?
Hey Tiffany, the simple answer is that solar energy is used in two ways. First, we can heat things with it. Typically it's used to heat water for the home or business, or heat air, or some other medium, like glycol, that is used to heat something else up. In the desert, they are building solar farms that heat oil to 600 degrees, which is used to boil water and run steam turbines, ultimately generating electricity. The largest of these farms is being built in the Sahara Desert to produce electricity for Europe. The second way to harness solar energy is to make electricity directly with a, "Photovoltiac," panel. These panels use particles from the sun, called photons, to excite two different alloys of silicone and release electrons that can be used to charge batteries or run electrical devices directly. These were invented in the 60's for use in space, but are becoming common in remote homes, on boats, RV's and even in some cities now. These type solar panels are expensive, but can last 30 to 50 years without any maintenance.
We actually live in a home that is solar powered, has been for 10 years now. It still is not very common for people to generate their own solar power, but it will be one day. Did you know that in the United States, over 100,000 homes and businesses are using some level of solar energy right now, that's good news. If you really want to learn more, I would suggest going to the source, Solar Energy International. They are a non profit group that tracks the use of solar energy, tests new products, and teaches courses in the application of solar energy. There are some other excellent places to get information on solar power as well, I will give you a short list below, you can google any of them and check out their websites. Good luck Tiffany, and take care, Rudydoo
If I Want To Power A 500 Watt Air Conditioner, What Watt Solar Panel System Will I Need?
Depends on how long you run the A/C. Let's use 500W of panels as an example. Consider the fact that the panels are generating power at 500W rate for about 6 sun hours a day in the summer (depending on where you are). When you figure in losses, if you run it for 4 hours, 500W of panels may do it. 500W x 4 hours = 2000 watt hours (or 2kwh) needed, 500W panels x 6 sun hours -35% losses = 1950wh generated.
You can calculate how much you would need in panels and batteries on an off grid calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato... If you are planning on staying connected to the grid, but want to offset the amount of power the AC uses, you can go to a grid tied calculator like this, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato...
Which Is Better Nuclear Of Solar Energy?
Plz, Give Your Opinion And A Reason Why?
Nuclear is a more thorough form of energy because its output is very dense. I support nuclear power as long as it's maintained properly and the plants adhere to all the regulations. Solar is much cleaner however. The problem with solar is that it's expensive, and the output you get is only 5%. It can't provide base-load generation. Maybe if it had 50% output, that would be one thing. I hope sometime in my lifespan solar will be that effective.
Where Can I Go (College), Or What Should I Major In To Study Solar Energy?
I Really Want To Study Solar Energy. What Would Be The Best Major, Or Where Is The Best University For Me To Do This. Thank You!
major in physics
What Size/Strength Solar Panel Would I Require To Run An Ordinary Laptop?
I Have A Standard Laptop, I Think It Requires 110V To Run. If I'M Looking To Run The Computer For Around 5 Or 6 Hours A Day, What Size Or Strength (Ball Park Figure, As I'M Aware There Are Many Different Factors Relating To Power Consumption) Of Solar Panel I Would Need To Do This? If More Details Are Needed, Let Me Know. Thanks.
The 110 volts is normally converted down to 16 or 20 volts DC. If you have a 20 volt, 90 watt notebook that's about 4.5A of current needed to drive the components. Solar cells already output DC.
Most notebooks transform the 110V down to the 16V or 20V through the power pack attached to the AC cord. So the power port on the notebook is a DC input.
You would need to generate 540 watt-hours per day to sustain the notebook. You would need a sets of solar panels placed in parallel and then in series with other sets of solar panels.
If a set of four cells generates .45W x 1Hour = .45Watt-Hours then you need (540/.45) = 1200 4 set panels.
But this depends on the output of the solar panel.
You need to first create the voltage configuration to get 25volts. The two create the needed current you would place multiple voltage sets in parallel. This would run into a variable voltage controller and a current bypass circuit.
All of which needs to be on a fuse. You also need a heat sink on the voltage controller.