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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 resident to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, numerous home owners discover that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps eliminate your electric bills
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, property electricity costs have gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with changing cash circulation, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar 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 element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to lower 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 common property solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are important components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
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 notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (repaired energy costs).
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 Will It Take For The Us To Eliminate Its Debt?
Why Doesn'T The Government Privatize Surpluses Versus Borrowing Debt?
If The Government Allowed Individuals The Freedom To Invest Their Social Security Contributions, They Would Be Able To Gain Greater Roi.
If The Government Had Higher Treasury, Bond, Et. Al. Rates They Wouldn'T Have A Deficit And Would Be Able To Earn Interest Rather Than Lose It.
America is uniquely positioned to rebound and recover our economic preeminence. All that is necessary is a political decision to reverse our energy policy and stimulate domestic production of hydrocarbons. From that would flow a true economic stimulus that would mend many of our ills.
The United States is again, for the second time in less than three years, being reminded of its absurd dependence of foreign sources of energy, most notably, oil. The upheavals in the Middle East have driven up the cost of a barrel of oil into triple digits as it was in 2008. The increasing demands of countries such as China and India and the deliberate devaluation of the dollar by the Federal Reserve and the Obama administration are steadily pushing up oil prices in dollars.
The country's dependence of foreign sources has increased to 52% of the daily requirement as compared to 45% just 15 years ago. Over half of that amount comes from countries that are inherently unstable or ruled by despotic regimes whose interest it is to de-stabilize the United States. http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/
Yet the United States is sitting on the world's largest untapped oil reserve. A natural resource that would not only mitigate the over $400 Billion sent overseas to other countries but could create untold millions of jobs and put the country on a sound financial footing.
The untapped reserves are estimated up to 2.3 Trillion barrels, nearly three times the reserves held by the OPEC countries and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand, at today's levels -- for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.
The US could become the single largest exporter of oil and oil related products in the world, thus potentially eliminating its trade deficit, and increasing the national standard of living as well as making a massive dent in the national debt. http://kiplinger.com/businessresource/fo...
Here is a look at some of the largest untapped reserves:
The Bakken Fields in North and South Dakota. New drilling and oil recovery technology is making the capture of this oil feasible and some development is now underway. It is estimated that there is at least 200 Billion barrels of oil in this region. At a price of $100 per barrel the value of this find is $20 Trillion.
The Outer Continental shelf. It is estimated that around 90 billion barrels of oil sit beneath the ocean bed 50 to 100 miles off the shore of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. The value: $9 Trillion.
The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. About 10 billion barrels are locked up here with a current value of $1 Trillion.
Tar Sands: Around 75 Billion barrels of oil could come from these areas which are similar to the Canadian tar sand fields and which now produce about 2 million barrels per day. The value: $7.5 Trillion
Oil Shale. This is the most massive area of potential oil production in the world with an estimated 1.5 Trillion barrel potential. The technology necessary to extract this oil is now in place and being operated on a pilot project basis. The value of this resource: $150 Trillion
There also the very real potential that further finds will be discovered as technology continues to improve.
In total the value of the potential oil reserves of the United States listed above exceeds $187 Trillion. The current national debt is $14.2 Trillion or less than 8%.
Despite the protestation of President Obama and the environmentalists the world and particularly the United States is not running out of oil. Their foolish tilting at windmills and solar will never produce energy sufficient to operate a $14Trillion and hopefully growing economy. It will be decades if not the rest of the 21st Century before any meaningful substitute for fossil fuels will be developed and additional time and investment will then be necessary to distribute the product.
It is beyond absurd that a country sitting on so much natural wealth refuses to exploit it for the benefit of its citizens and instead deliberately puts the nation in the position of being subjected to the whims of others and face national insolvency. It almost appears to be deliberate. o_O
What Are Five Energy Transitions For A Microwave? Starting With Solar Energy?
Solar Energy Transitioning Into Another Energy And Another Until There Is At Least 5 Transitions. For Example Solar Energy From Like The Sun Or Solar Flares To Electricity To Light To Chemical To Sound (That'S Not Correct I Know But Its An Example) Please Give Me Correct Transitions To Make A Microwave Turn On And Work. Thank You Very Much!
Solar energy start at the sun and radiated to Earth. Plant life converts solar energy to chemical energy through a process known as photo synthesis. When the plant and other organic life form dies, after a while, they become fossil fuel (still chemical energy). The fossil is then mined by power companies. The fossil fuel is then burned(thermal energy) to generate electricity which comes to your home and power your microwave. Electrical power is converted into microwave radiation. Microwave forces water molecules in your food to vibrate. The vibration heats up your food and is known as thermal energy.
Confused About Renewable Energy?
So I'M Tryng To Understand How These Companies Actually Transfer Or Harvest Renewable Energy. How Does It Work For Solar And Hydro Energy? How Does It Transfer To Energy We Can Use?
My Big Question Is How Can We Harvest Kinetic Energy? I Know We'Ve Been Able To Do It Through Footsteps....But How? And Can We Use This Revelation To Harvest The Kinetic Energy Of Falling Rain For Example?
Harvesting the kinetic energy from anything faling, rain in your example, could easily be converted. For rain just build a large paddle wheel type structure with half of it underneath a structure so the the rain would not hit it. The rain falling on the exposed surfaces of the paddle wheel would cause it to turn and then the shaft could be attached to a generator to produce electricity. If you do not cover half of the paddle wheel then the rain would fall equally on both sides and cancel out any movement. This would not be very efficient unless the rain is falling at a very high rate for a long time but it would work. Grist mills use a stream of water to do the same thing only they turn grinding wheels instead of generators.
straight from wikipedia=======
Kinetic energy may be best understood by examples that demonstrate how it is transformed to and from other forms of energy. For example, a cyclist uses chemical energy provided by food to accelerate a bicycle to a chosen speed. On a level surface, this speed can be maintained without further work, except to overcome air resistance and friction. The chemical energy has been converted into kinetic energy, the energy of motion, but the process is not completely efficient and produces heat within the cyclist.
The kinetic energy in the moving cyclist and the bicycle can be converted to other forms. For example, the cyclist could encounter a hill just high enough to coast up, so that the bicycle comes to a complete halt at the top. The kinetic energy has now largely been converted to gravitational potential energy that can be released by freewheeling down the other side of the hill. Since the bicycle lost some of its energy to friction, it never regains all of its speed without additional pedaling. The energy is not destroyed; it has only been converted to another form by friction. Alternatively the cyclist could connect a dynamo to one of the wheels and generate some electrical energy on the descent. The bicycle would be traveling slower at the bottom of the hill than without the generator because some of the energy has been diverted into electrical energy. Another possibility would be for the cyclist to apply the brakes, in which case the kinetic energy would be dissipated through friction as heat
In Order To Make (Clean) Hydrogen Fuel, Don'T We Need *Dirty* Energy First?
People Are Saying Hydrogen Fuel Can Be The &Quot;Clean Alternative&Quot; To Gas And Coal Burning Of Today. But In Order To Extract Hydrogen From Molecules, Don'T You Need To Put Energy In First? So In Order To Get Hydrogen In The First Place On A Massive Scale, You Have To Burn Coal To Have Energy To Make The Hydrogen.. Isnt' That Defeating The Point Of A &Quot;Clean&Quot; Fuel Alternative?
Also If You Use Solar Power To Make The Hydrogen, You First Need To Get Oil To Make The Solar Power Cells... So No Matter What You Do You'Re Always Using Coal Or Oil To Make Energy!!
Is There Any Way Around This??
You're right,Hydrogen fuels and electric vehicles are focusing on the wrong end of the pipe. The energy has to come from someplace. Hydrogen and EV's would make it easier to change to cleaner sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and nuclear but it's also un-necessary.
When researchers looked into more efficient ways of making hydrogen from H2O, they realized that the same processes could make carbon monoxide from CO2. The mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas is called syngas because you can synthesize any linear hydrocarbon your want including gasoline and diesel through the Fischer Tropsch reaction. Indeed that's how we dilute our high sulfur diesel to meet the federal ultra low sulfur diesel requirements. The researchers who figured this out now call their project the Sunshine To Petrol project at Sandia Labs. You can switch to whatever power source you'd like without changing a single vehicle.
The main difference is that people are easily sold into thinking hydrogen and electric cars are good for the environment and it encourages them to buy new cars. Actually doing something good for the environment like switching how we make gasoline and diesel to solar, wind, geothermal or nuclear doesn't sell new cars and isn't widely understood by the public and only reduces corporate profit. Our environment isn't going to suffer from a lack of technology but from our need for a growing economy and the idiocy of the public in general. Those two factors are a lot harder to change than any environmental problem.
Can An Electric Car Charge Itself?
To Bring In More Detail, I Was Just Sitting Here At My Desk Thinking How Come Electric Cars Cant Charge Themselves. Well, I Dove More Into This Question And Found That Of Course About Perpetual Motion And The Second Law Of Thermodynamics. When Mechanical Energy Is Converted Into Electricity, What Is The Output? (Let'S Say An Electric Motor Being Run By Batteries) The Mechanical Energy Output Being Produced From The Electric Motor Can Never Be Higher Than The Input From The Electric Motor Thus The Batteries Would Never Be Charged Just Because Of Physics. Well, That'S Understandable I Thought But What About The Other 2 Factors Of What'S Happening, I.E. Let'S Say For Instance That Electric Motor Is On A Vehicle, That Electric Motor Turns Only The Front Wheels To Get The Vehicle Moving, What About The Back 2 Wheels Which Are Creating Free Energy Motion, Can'T You Just Install An Alternator To Those Wheels Which Would Recharge The Batteries, Is This Possible? Also, What About The Wind Force Hitting Around The Vehicle, Couldn'T That Be Used In Some Way Too? I.E. Multiple Windmills Installed Into The Grill Of The Vehicle Thus Creating Wind Velocity Transformed Into Electricity? And Then Third, Just To Add Some Extra Charging Power To The Batteries, Have An Alternator (Not Too Big) To The Electric Motor? With All These 3 Factors Combined, Wouldn'T There Be A Way To Charge These Batteries? Hell, If That'S Not Enough, The Heat Dissipation From The Electric Motor To Be Converted Into Charging Amps For The Batteries? Or Even Micro Solar Panels On The Hood Hidden Underneath The Paint To Also Add Some Charging Amps? So That Makes 5, Yes 5 Separate Ideas To Charge Those Batteries, Even If On Small Scale. It Just Seems To Me That With All These Combined, That Somehow You Could Create A Vehicle That Charged Itself? Why Hasn'T It Been Done? Open To All Opinions, No Cussing Please, Thank You.
A generator or alternator converts mechanical energy (rotation) into electrical energy. As electric current is produced and supplied to the electric load that same current produces a magnetic field of its own. This magnetic field is of such polarity that it opposes the magnetic fields in the alternator which produced the electric energy. Simply as you take electric power from a generator, the generator becomes harder to turn . This is why you hear the engine of an electric generator load up when you add electric load.
To your question regarding rear wheels turning a generator...... you should now understand that such generators added to the wheels would make the wheels harder to turn as electric power is generated. The effect is that the rear wheel generators would act like a drag on the car and slow it down. In essence you have an electrical brake.
This is the basis of regenerative braking. The same motor that consumes electric power to produce mechanical revolutions of the wheel is used as a generator to brake the car. The difference between a motor and generator is the direction the mechanical and electric power take with respect to which is consumed to produce the other. (i.e. consume mechanical energy to produce electric energy or consume electric energy to produce mechanical power)
The windmill idea runs along the same lines the added drag the windmill generates must be over come. As such you need to consume more power to make the car move against the added drag of the windmill. Hence there is NO free energy.
You can use a solar panel to gain some energy provided that adding the panel doesn't create so much drag that you expend more energy overcoming that drag compared to the energy produced by the sun.
You can use Wind and Solar as charging stations to recharge the car while its parked.
The Zap Xebra electric truck does have a solar panel options. But with a top speed of 35MPH drag is limited and you can get some range extension. But you get more range extension by having the panel trickle charge the battery while its parked on a sunny day.
The Nissan LEAF has a small optional solar panel on its rear spoiler for topping off the auxiliary battery. This battery is not used for propulsion but for running the radio and other accessories.
Trust me if it were at all possible then these devices would already be in wide use on cars. There is a reason why you don't see windmills on electric cars.... They are not technically feasible to operate as you would like.
Finally you also have to consider economics..... adding micro solar panels adds cost to a vehicle and such uints will be limited in size. It would be better to spend that money in similar technology that is more effective such as a traditional roof top solar PV system. You will be able harvest more power with a roof top system than a car mounted system a fraction of the size. The car PV system would by its nature also be at a higher cost per watt. You would proabaly never recoup the expense of the car mounted PV system