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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of home owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize or perhaps remove your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. 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 minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, domestic electrical energy prices have gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to 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 tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Conserving 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 loan down.
Lots of homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are infamous for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what price, for at least the next 20 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
Coal Vs. Gas (Electric Cars Vs. Internal Combustion Engine)?
We Were Discussing The Electric Car Vs. Gas Car. Everyone Was So Excited (Ok, Maybe Not The Correct Word) About The Electric Car. When Asked If They Might Use Electricity Car, A Lot Of People Shot Up Their Hands And I Was Like, Hmm! I Didn't Speak Out Because I Wanted To Do More Research About It.
I Was Surprised When Nobody Brought Up Where Electricity Comes From. Coal. Zero Emissions? Are You Kidding Me? The Electric Car Is Just Another Way Of Masking The Problem. The People Don't See It And They Forget About Where We Get The Energy From.
I Was Studying The Efficiency Of Coal. It Was Definitely Less Than 20%. I Don't Have Any Notes On It Anymore But I Think It's Less Than 10 Or 5 Percent Efficient After All The Refining (And The Energy They Use To Produce It And Make It Usable) They Have To Do. What I Do Remember Is That I Was Astounded At How Low Coal's Efficiency Was. We Went Through All The Processes It Went Through And How Much Energy It Lost In Each Process (In Heat, Light, Sound, Etc.) Up Til The End When It Became Electricity.
So I Guess My Two Main Questions Are:
How Efficient Is Coal - After All The Processing They Do In Order To Make It Usable? (And How Much Would It Take To Run A Car For 100Km Perhaps)
How Efficient Is Gas - After All The Processing They Do In Order To Make It Usable? (And How Much Would It Take To Run A Car For 100Km Perhaps)
And Compare Them By Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions? With The Amount Of Coal Needed To Run An Electric Car For 100Km, And The Amount Of Gas Needed To Run A Regular Gasoline Car, Which Would Produce More Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Of Course, If There Were More Of The Other Alternative Energy Such As Nuclear, Hydro, Solar And Wind, Electric Cars Would Be A Better Choice But For Now, Coal Produces The Majority Of Our Electricity.
The efficiency of coal fired power plants is about 30%, 2.1 lbs of CO2 is generated from every kwh being produced. In charging a battery and energy transfer, the loss is 90%, when the power from the battery is being used, there is only 72% efficiency. So for that single kwh produced, we also produce 2.1 lbs of CO2. But that 1kwh only reaches the battery at .9kwh, then when it is converted into motion we have .65kwh remaining.
Assuming that a gasoline car is able to get 25 miles per gallon.
One gallon of gasoline is able to produce 36.6 kWh/US gallon.
That when converted into motion in cars, there is only 20% efficency. So that results in a transfer of only 7.32kwh for one gallon. The carbon dioxide output for the combustion of one gallon of gasoline is 2421grams (2.421 kg -> 5.34 lbs carbon per gallon) 5.34 lbs of carbon has not been converted into CO2 yet, so the conversion results in 19.5lbs of CO2 per gallon of gasoline.
19.3lbs*.65kwh/2.1lbs = 6.03kwh electricity
6.03kwh of electricity will produce the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as does gasoline.
6.03kwh/7.32kwh*100 = 82.4% as carbon efficient as gasoline. assuming that all of the energy used to power the electric car comes from coal.
That calculation shows that electric generation by coal is not as efficient as using gasoline, but we need to take into account one more factor.
The United States uses 21.2% of the world's oil, in order to get this oil, we ship it all across the world. We produce about 5% of the world's supply, so in order to get 75% of the oil that we do use, we import it. In order to import it, ships travel across the oceans to deliver our oil. After it arrives, large portions are considered waste when it comes to gasoline refining. During the process, electricity, and fuel are consumed, putting even more carbon emissions into the sky. So at the end of the day, burning that coal is actually more carbon efficient than that gasoline that we are putting into our tanks. Further compounding this is the fact that not all of our electricity is being produced by coal. Some is being produced by oil, some is produced by nuclear. 30.8% of our electricity is being produced by coal, 6% by petroleum, 40.8% by natural gas, 10% nuclear, 7.5% hydro electric, the remaining is other renewables/gasses. If you take into account all combusting methods of electricity generation, the efficiency rating rises from 30% for coal to an over all efficiency rating of 40%. With this kind of efficiency rise, and after adding nuclear power, hydroelectric, and other renewables, it becomes clear that electricity will beat out gasoline in carbon efficiency.
The average price of electricity in the United States is $0.09 per kwh. if you make the calculation, thats about $1.01 to travel the 25 miles that one gallon of gasoline can travel. With gasoline prices at $3.50 a gallon, electricity begins to make allot more sense.
How Does Energy Work?
How Does Energy Work? I Just Want To Know How
We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Energy powers our vehicles, trains, planes and rockets. Energy warms our homes, cooks our food, plays our music, gives us pictures on television. Energy powers machinery in factories and tractors on a farm.
The definition of energy is: the ability to do work
some example of energy are:solar energy,Nuclear Energy,Wind Energy,electricity,Fossil Fuels etc.
Hope this helps :D
Would It Be Worth While To Start Using Solar Power?
Why Don'T We Encourage Companies, Especially In The South, To Use Solar Energy? Hospitals, Government Buildings, Warehouses, Etc, Etc. All These Buildings Have Massive Amounts Of Roof Space That Could Be Used As A Means Of Collecting Solar Energy In A Way So As Not To Be Too Obtrusive To The Eye.
Not As A Means To Really Use Solar Power As A Primary Source Of Electric, But As A Way To Cut Costs For The Future. Put Back Into The Grid. I Would Be Curious To Know What Type Of Power Could Be Harnessed And Used When Doing This On A Massive Scale. I Could Just Balance Things Out A Little Better.
What Do Others Think?
Yes, it is worth using solar power and some forms are extremal easy and effective.
Heating swimming pool's with solar panels is inexpensive and efficient.
The best part about PV (electric) installations on municipalities and commercial buildings is that you produce power during the dreaded "peak" operating hours.
Long Island has implemented a $4.75 a watt incentive for schools and municipalities that install PV systems. This makes investment in these systems quite reasonable.
The only reason we haven't seen much in renew-ables is because when oil was abundant it was cheap. Now that supply is limited costs are escalating and renew-ables become more cost effective.
Japan and Germany have strong programs and are much more advanced than we are when it comes to solar, simply because their energy costs have been significantly higher than ours for some time now.
Definitely express your thoughts with your elected officials, send them letters and e-mails.
Solar and wind answer many problems and make perfect sense.
I Need A Science Currrent Event, Please?
Im In 8Th Grade And I Need A Science Current Event For A Report,, Whatts Happeningg ;D
Here are a few...
Hubble Harvests Distant Solar System Objects
Brain Stimulation Can Help Partially Paralysed Stroke Patients Regain Use of Their Muscles, Research Finds
How Football Playing Robots Have the Future of Artificial Intelligence at Their Feet
Genes Behind Arsenic in Food Identified
New Gecko Species Identified in West African Rain Forests
Supervised Injection Facilities Can Help People Quit Drugs, Study Shows
Video Games Lead to Faster Decisions That Are No Less Accurate
New Insight Into 'Accelerated Aging' Disease
Manatee Subspecies Genetically Confirmed, but Diversity Challenge Looms
Liquid Nitrogen Most Effective at Removing Warts, Study Finds
Pole-to-Pole Climate Research: Adaptation Lessons from Tiny Springtails
National Study Finds 70 Percent Increase in Basketball-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries
Funneling Solar Energy: Antenna Made of Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Photovoltaic Cells More Efficient
Gene Discovery Could Yield Treatments for Nearsightedness
Emerging Technologies May Fuel Revolutionary Launcher
Increasing Selenium Intake May Decrease Bladder Cancer Risk
Tiny Rulers to Measure Nanoscale Structures
New Treatment Options Target Underlying Causes of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive and Tourette's Disorders
Engineers Make Artificial Skin out of Nanowires
Genes Tied to Deadliest Ovarian Cancers Identified
The Bright Red of Cardinals Means Less in Urban Areas
Tumor Budding Identified as Predictor for Unfavorable Outcome in Lung Cancer
Brain Uses Eyes to Pick Up Things: Unraveling the Calculations
Concussions in Young Athletes on the Rise, Especially in Hockey and Football Players
Ancient Viral Invasion Shaped Human Genome
Physical Activity Can Reduce the Genetic Predisposition to Obesity by 40 Percent, Study Finds
How Disease-Causing Parasite Gets Around Human Innate Immunity
Therapeutic Targets Found for Rare Cancer in Children
Using Underground Clues to Determine Past Atmospheric Heat
Human Well-Being Is Improving Even as Ecosystem Services Decline: Why?
Glasperlenspiel: Scientists Propose New Test for Gravity
Long-Standing Mystery of Protein 'Quality Control' Mechanism Solved
Structural Defects Precede Functional Decline in Heart Muscle
Lung Cancer Survival Rates Improved Through Use of Individualized Chemotherapy
Dry Lake Bed Salts Promote Cloud Formation
People Want to Be Asked Before Sharing Genetic Data, Study Finds
Deadly Tides Mean Early Exit for Hot Jupiters
Our Lungs Are 'Innately Prone' to Silicosis and Related Diseases, New Study Suggests
Superwind Galaxy NGC 4666
Risk of Surgery for Crohn's Disease Lower Than Reported in Recent Studies, New Research Suggests
Understanding Volcanism and Tectonic Activity in Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest
Ten Minutes Could Prevent One-Third of Road Deaths, Spanish Study Finds
Male Maturity Shaped by Early Nutrition; Differences Between the Sexes Affected by Environment During First Six Months of Life
New Artificial Skin Could Make Prosthetic Limbs and Robots More Sensitive
Scientists 'Clone' Human Virus Responsible for Congenital Malformations and Other Life-Threatening Diseases
Sun and Volcanic Eruptions Pace North Atlantic Climate Swings
Repeated Antibiotic Use Alters Gut's Composition of Beneficial Microbes, Study Shows
Lung Cancer Culprit Could Offer Target for Therapy, Researchers Report
Why Don'T They Make The Mobile Phone Body For Solar Energy Recharging Of The Battery?
Atleast That Would Work In Emergency.
You can purchase a case that has a solar charger with built in battery. Your phone would snap into the case and then the solar charged batteries will charge your phone. I haven't seen one without built in batteries though.