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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy prices have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 key part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer getting decisions, creating goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 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
Who Can Remove My Thermal Solar Panels?
I Have A Solar Panel System For Heating Water. Is There A Company That Can Remove The Panels And Tanks?
If you live in Colorado or surrounding states, you can call Solar Reclamation. They offer a free removal service. They can remove solar panels, tanks and heat exchangers and will reroute/cap your pipes and weatherize your roof at the inlet/outlet boots. They will often offer a cash incentive and purchase your equipment. They obviously know what they are doing and finish in less than a day. You can call at 7two0 301 1757 or find them on the web. I hope that helps!
Which Is The Best Online Instruction Guide To Build Your Own Solar Panels?
For me, its the one at greenpowerguides.info . You can not only build solar panels but also wind turbines. Actually, the e-book is easy to understand and you can get started right away. After reading this book, I could create my own solar water heater in less than an hour and it cost me around $20.
What Do You Need To Convert Solar Energy Into Electrical Energy?
I Already Have The Solar Panels And The Motor, Now What Do I Do/Need?
You need batteries, congratulations on wanting to create your own solar panels!
If your looking for home DIY plans, I can personally recommend "My Solar Plans" you can read about them here - http://www.naturalenergydirectory.com/my-solar-plans-review
It tells you everything you need, and how to do it!
Do You Think Using Solar Panels Is A Good Thing Or Bad Thing, Why?
Im Doing An Assignment And I Need The General Publisc View Of Using Solar Panels To Supply Electricity Or Other Types Of Energy. So What Do You Think Of It, Do U Think Its A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing And Why.
I personally think it's a good thing, but I'll give you both points of view.
You will save energy AND money by converting your home to solar power. Sometimes your utility company will pay you for the excess electricity that you might generate, thus allowing you to make money while saving the planet! Plus, your property values will increase when you use alternative energy sources to power your home. The government also provides tax credits for certain solar applications.
And the other side:
Even though you might think that you are helping the Earth, you should make sure that the panels were manufactured in an Eco-friendly manner. Unfortunately, there are some companies that are only in for the money and while the creating the panels, they generate more green-house gases. Wait! That is one of the reasons that we started using solar panels in the first place, to reduce green-house gases! The initial set up costs can be too expensive for most homeowners, up to $30,000 to professionally outfit a household. Sometimes you will even have to get a zoning variance, even though it would be an unwanted hassle.
Good luck with your assignment.
Why Are Solar Panels So Expensive?
Currently we have 2 choices in solar panels. Silicon, which is cheap & abundant but very expensive to process and purify, or thin film materials which require less processing (although still lots of purifying, but you don't need much of the stuff) and are pretty rare. Also, they often require expensive kit to process. On top of this, they need a transparent conductor on the front, which is also quite expensive (although only a small contribution to cost, it makes a difference when you want lots of solar!)
They're still quite expensive to make, but thin film cells are being produced at under 90 cents per kWp of panel (FirstSolar) with prices falling. However, big power stations pay over $3/Wp and in the UK a home system costs over $6/Wp. Home systems use more expensive silicon, but that still leaves a lot of cost unaccounted for.
The cost goes up because you need inverters to make AC electricity, and frames and wiring between the cells, then you need to install them and the combination of land, frames and installation work adds a lot to the cost. Companies are working on things like lighter substrates so that you need less framing and less work to install them, and on improving efficiency so you need less materials and less work too.
Thevulgarexistentialist: gold use is pretty rare outside labs, but we use other materials because copper is a fast diffuser in some crystals like CSS CdTe. Once it diffuses to the junction it acts as a 'deep trap state', which means you lose current through charge recombination. Cells with copper in can degrade very quickly so instead of 25+ yrs of generation at decent efficiency, you may drop to <50% efficiency in months or years.
I believe CIGS is commonly printed onto aluminium foil, CdTe commonly uses Molybdenum (although nowadays they're starting to use arsenic telluride with copper mixed in to give a stable CuTe crystal). I think silicon may use copper, or aluminium, or nickel. If you look at a silicon solar cell, the back contacts tend to be silver coloured, not gold.