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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 a/c, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners discover that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize or even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, property electricity prices have increased by approximately three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating money circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster 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 property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure 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 substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Lots of property owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are infamous for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most notably, 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
Gas & Oil Problems - We Are Facing The Same Problems Today As We Did In 1973, And We Had The Same Answers Then
...So In 1973, We Said We Should Get Off Dependency To Foreign Oil And Drill In Our Own Land. We Said We Needed More Technology Like Battery Cars, Hydrogen And Ethenol, Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Yet Today We Are Still Facing The Same Old Problem With The Same Old Solutions. Eventually, Back In 1973, We Recovered And The Oil Crises Deminished.
My Point And My Question Is This - Congress Has Decided Not To Allow Ourselves To Get Off Dependency To Foreign Oil - We Cannot Even Drill In Alaska Or Offshore. Should We Not Be Doing Something Even If It Might Take 25 Years To Get It Done, Since - If We Would Have Done Something Back In 1973, It Would Have Already Been Done. Should We Penalize The Future Generation Just As We Were Penalized By Those Entrusted To Carry Out Those Steps 30 Years Ago.
Look, I work for a major oil company, and I can assure you we are drilling both in Alaska and offshore. There are some specific places offshore and in Alaska where drilling is not currently allowed, but that is not a blanket prohibition.
Where an oil company drills is decided not just by regulations, but by economics, and the latter factor is by far the more important. We are producing oil from formations today that would have been impossible even ten years ago, both because of technological innovations and because of the increase in the price of oil. It's a lot easier, and therefore cheaper, to drill for oil in Texas than in the Gulf of Mexico, or through the permafrost in Alaska.
It may surprise you to hear this, but most of the foreign oil that comes into the US, on a country-by-country basis, comes from Canada. Until recently the oil sands of Canada have not been particularly economical to produce, because although the extraction is not particularly difficult, the refining is, at least more so than the light, sweet (meaning low in sulfur) crude that is the hallmark of US production. With the price of oil having gone up over the last several years, those oil sands have become much more economical to produce and refine, which is why the US is getting more and more oil from Canada and less and less from Saudi Arabia.
There has been some talk lately about the huge reserves of oil locked up in the shale formations under the Rocky Mountains. It is true that there are an estimated two to three TRILLION barrels of oil, more than in all of the Middle East, contained in these formations, but getting to it is problematical. For one thing, there is a congressional moratorium on shale extraction pending an evaluation of the environmental impact, which would be huge. You have to understand, we aren't talking about drilling here, but mining, because oil shale is rock. It contains a substance called kerogen which can be refined into a synthetic oil. The rock itself can be burned, like coal, but it is not an efficient fuel.
The other problem with oil shale is that it is much more difficult, and therefore expensive, to extract and refine than crude oil, or even oil sands, or even the thick "tar oil" that is found in such abundance in Venezuela. But of course with the price of oil as high as it is, and predicted to go higher, oil shales become more attractive to produce.
Ah, but there's the rub: the current rapid increase in the price of oil is almost certainly a speculatory bubble, and those bubbles always burst. You may remember the recent housing bubble, and the dot.com bubble of a few years back, both of which saw wildly inflated prices for houses and stocks for start-up IT businesses, respectively, which dropped back down to more reasonable levels after the market "corrected" itself. There was also the great Florida land bubble of the 1920s, the South Sea stock bubble of the early 18th Century, and yes, even the tulip bulb bubble of the early 17th Century (no, I'm not making this up), to name a few. The point is that the current price of oil is not in keeping with either supply or demand, and when -- when -- it goes back down to a more reasonable level, some of the current furor will abate. I'm not saying it's going to go back down to $50 a barrel, and it will probably be some time yet (these things typically last several years), but it will go down.
Having said all this, we still need to be investing heavily in alternative, more renewable sources of energy, because regardless of how much oil there is, or how difficult it is to produce, there is nevertheless a finite amount.
How Do I Start A Solar Energy Company?
I Am Interested In Starting A Company In The Next Couple Of Years That Would Sell, And Install Solar Panels To Residential Homes And Businesses. Can You Guys Help Me Out? How Would I Do This? How Would I Even Begin? I Would Appreciate Lots Of Resources!
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the “gold standard” for PV and solar thermal installation certification. They are a good resource to training and certification to do the type of work you describe.
Along with this your state may have restrictions on who can do the work.
You may need a contractors, electrical or plumbing license. As well as the usually legal stuff like insurance, business license, financing etc.
Check out your local community colleges for courses that they may offer.
What Is Solar Energy?
I Need Help! I Need A Web Site That Will Tell Me The Following, What Is Solar Energy, What Are The Positives And The Negatives Of Solar Energy. Thanks Ba Whole Lot If You Help Me.
Solar power is the technology of obtaining usable energy from the light of the Sun. Solar energy has been used in many traditional technologies for centuries and has come into widespread use where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote locations and in space.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Inexhaustible fuel source
Often an excellent supplement to other renewable sources
Versatile--is used for powering items as diverse as solar cars and satellites
Very diffuse source means low energy production--large numbers of solar panels (and thus large land areas) are required to produce useful amounts of heat or electricity
Only areas of the world with lots of sunlight are suitable for solar power generation
Advice For Building A Solar Generator?
We Are Moving To A Remote Location Without Any Electricity, And Would Like To Produce Our Own. We Have Read That It Is Pretty Easy To Set Up Solar Power, And There Are Ready-Made Solar Generators For Sale. If We Build Our Own, How Many Solar Panels Would We Need To Comfortably Power A Small Cabin, And What Other Materials Will We Need To Set It Up? About How Much Will This All Cost?
A solar electric system consist of in simplest terms a panel, charge controller, battery, and a load "lights, radio, etc". This system can be expanded on.
The first item you need to consider is the loads, what do you want them to be. How much energy do they consume per hour and how many hours a day are they used. The next is the voltage of the items 12volt dc, 24 volts dc, 120 volts ac. In general 120 volt ac itmes are easier to obtain but in general less effeciant but also have longer life spans then the 12 and 24 volt dc versions.
Example we use 1 light bulb that consumes 20 watts at 12 volt for 4 hours a day. This buld would need 20*4=80 watts of energy per day. Next lets say you had 5 of these light bulbs and they were all used the same amount every day, you would need 80*5=400 watts to run these lights. Next lets say you want 2 days of reserve enegy incase it rains or something 400 *2=800 watts.
These 2 figures help give us the panel and battery size. Lets look at the panels first. we determind we needed 400 watts per day. Look around on the interent and you will find a chart with hours a day of sun light for your area. Lets say your area get 2.5 hours of direct sun per day in the worst time of year you would need 400/2.5=160 watts of panels.
The next figure is the 800 watts of battery. You never want to discharge your battery more than 40% this will reduce your battery life. So lets do the math again. (800/40)*100=2000
Now lets assume your battery back is 12 volts 2000/12=167 amp hour back.
So your system would consist now of 160 watts of solar panels 167 amp 12 volt battery bank a charge controller mounting system for the panels, box for the batteries, and an small fuse or breaker panel to protect all the equipment.
This would be a very simple system but if you wanted to add tv's radios computer etc. you need to do the load calcs on them add them all together and do the math. Don't just go out and buy a system someone off the internet sales you it may not be right for what you need.
Something else you will need to see the sun most of the day no shading of the panels. Good luck solar is great.
I Need To Charge A 12 Volt Battery With Solar And Wind Power?
Im Trying To Do A Project With Electrolysis And I Need To Find Out How To Charge A 12Volt Battery With A Windmill And A Solar Panel. The Solar Panel Charges A Large Battery That Ex-Puts In A/V, Usb And 12V Car Lighter. And The Windmill Has A Motor That Can Ex-Put From A Stripped Red And Black Wire. I Need Something That Can Deal With The Different Ex-Puts That Can Put It Into A 12Volt Battery.
OK I will break it down into a sort of block diagram. But there are designs all over the internet.
1 A good string or one really good battery. Lead acid is cheaper but Lithium's can last longer and are less of a bio hazard. Make sure and get the amphour rating you will need. Do the math
2 Then you should have a outdoor rated junction box for the charging line from the panels and wind generator. It there is a chance it gets wet if not you still need a box.
3 The box will need terminal strips and a place to mount them rated for the power you will be running to and out of them.
4 You will need space for a cutoff switch
5 fuses You should fuse each Positive input and fuse the one positive output to the batteries.
6 possible high current diodes I always would use high current diodes on the positive on the solar and wind generator to make sure the current goes one way but if you use a good controller you will not need that.
7 at least one controller it makes it safer and more efficient
8 Places to pass wire in and out from/to the panel, generator, battery and depending on how you do your USB and Aux power outputs a place for their wire or a place to mount them.
Options are panel volt and amp meters, switches to switch off inputs and outputs or a led or light to show what is active.
It can be as simple or complex as you want you can leave out the box if inside but it is saver as it will contain a possible fire. You will either have to build a controller or by one as they make them safer and better.
With enough batteries you can upgrade the work with a good inverter and have some AC power for the odd thing that has no dc input.
Note use as big a wire as it practical and as short as possible. Dc will not carry far.
I presently have two big batteries in parallel one an old car and the other a new marine battery
Connected with 4 and 6 gauge wire. I can charge them from house current, A car, Two solar panels with fuses and a controller. I also can charge them with a small generator I just got. Each panel has a wire with an inline connector. They go into a box. Where i have 3 terminal blocks
2 meters voltage and current out. I plan to add lights for the meters. I have the inverter 3000watt surge feed by 2 positive 4 gauge wires with on ANL 250 A fuse each. Two 4 gauge negative wires.
I presently use jumper cables to use the cars to charge them. I use a 10 amp 1 amp switchable battery charger to charge using house current. I can charge the battery with the generator and use the AC outlets to power for as many as two refigerator/freezers or a combination of things not to exceed 4 thousand watts surge or 3250 watts constant.
I have used the inverter before and it works but it runs the batteries down quick the higher the drain. I just got the generator and have tested it but not at load.
So far the only problem is getting cheap copper wire and space for it all. I keep them broken down and in various spots in the garage.
Last word if you ever get an inverter make sure you use enough batteries and heavy enough wire and if you ever get a generator pay the extra and get a good one that runs off Methane or Propane. I us propane.
Took me 2 years to afford all this but is finally coming together. Its handy to have in power outage.
Forgive the typos and such. I type fast but not good.
It's worth the peace of mind. My mom is 80+ and I am partially disabled so power outages are not a good thing.