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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar power makes it possible for property owner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create free 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 decrease your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy costs
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electricity prices have increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Lots of property owners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 utility business are notorious for their changing and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute what does it cost? electricity will be created, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy costs).
What are the various payment options?
- 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?
What is the warranty?
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Anyone Tell Me Where To Buy Cheap Solar Panels?
The Small Town I Live In Thrives It Self On Being The Electric City Because It Was The First Community West Of The Mississippi River To Have Power But They Cant Supply Adequate Power For The Town So We Have To Pay An Extra Fifty Dollars A Month So The City Can Buy Power From Somewhere Else To Keep The Town Running
There are a few ways to offset the initial cost. Some companies now lease them which allows you to have them installed with out a big out of pocket expense, and locks in your electric rate for the life of the panels. You can also use home equity, it is considered an imporvement so you may be able to get some money without too much equity. Look to your state and utility to see if there are any rebates available. You can also get a smaller system and add to it as you have the money, it will be more expensive in the long run.
The reason solar panels seem so expensive is you are prepaying for 20-25 years worth of electricity. Most systems pay for themselves in less than 10 years.
Don't forget the power of conservation. Do all you can to insulate your home, cut standby energy and look for other smaller investments that can save you money like, CFL's, programable thermostats, shade trees etc.
How Big Of A Solar Panel Do I Need?
I Am Trying To Run A Water Pump (5.2 Watts 120V 60Hz) Off Of A Battery That Is Being Recharged By A Solar Panel. This Pump Would Only Have To Run For A Few Hours A Day. What Type Of Solar Panel (Size And Output) Should I Be Looking For And Also What Would Be A Recommended Battery For This?
Are you sure it's 5.2 watts cause that would be a really small motor like an aquarium pump. Also, you should try to replace the motor with a DC motor, you would have to use an inverter to use an AC motor and inverters are inefficient.
If you were to use the motor for 4 hours a day, that would be 20.8 watt hours per day but if you can't find a DC water pump, you would have to use an inverter and even a small one such as in a UPS would be a few hundred watts so your utilization rate would be low which means the efficiency would be close to 50% hence you would need 42 WH to feed the inverter even if you only have it on when you are using the pump. A lead acid battery is 92% efficient at discharging so you would need 46 WH in the battery but lead acid batteries do not like deep discharges so you should keep it to about 20% of it's capacity so you should have 230 WH in your battery which at 12 V means a 19 AH battery. You only need to charge just a bit more than your 46 WH of daily usage but a lead acid battery is only 50% efficient at charging so your panels would need to produce 92 WH per day. The Sun only shines productively for about 6 hours a day in the southern states and about 4 hours a day in the northern states so if you're in a sunny state, you would need a 16 watt solar panel. Most solar panels come in 100 watt sizes but you can find a 16 watt panel, you would have to find a charge controller or have someone who understands power electronics to design one for you. You could probably take apart a UPS for the basic components.
Solar Power Please Help!!?
Give Some Reasons Why, If The Usa Wanted To Power Itself Via Solar Power, The Area Of The Paneling Required Would Be Much Greater Than The Result Calculated In Part B.
**It Doesn'T Matter What The Answer To Part B Was, Why Would The Area Of The Paneling Be Much Greater Than The Area Of Solar Panels In Part B In A Single Day (12 Hrs Of Sunlight Per Day)?
if part b was how much EXACTLY is needed, then the answer is that things like clouds get in the way, reducing the power output of one or more panels, thus requiring more space to make up for whatever was lost due to lack of light. Of course, that could be entirely wrong, as you are assuming a 12 hour timespan of full sunlight, which means you may well be assuming also that there are no clouds or any other anomaly to interfere with the process. If you assume both of those things... Then I don't know.
How Can A Small Solar Panel Be Used To Operate Something?
I Am Looking For Help On How To Use A Small Solar Panel To Operate Something
We kinda gotta know what that something is, and how big the solar panel is. I cannot run my car on the solar cell attached to my calculator.
Can I Plug A Solar Panel Into A Wall Socket To Lower My Bills?
I Have Seen New Products Offering This Technology Is This Possible?
If it is UL approved (UL-1741) grid tie inverter with 120VAC output connected to solar panel or array of solar panels, it is definitely possible.
However, the output power from the inverter must be less than 1.8KW. It is because the household plug socket has maximum capacity to handle 1.8KW or 1800Watts (120VAC x 15Amp). Also, please make sure that the wall socket is dedicated (no other load on the same line).
We are providing our PluggedSolar product (1.2KW and 1.7KW) across the north America. All of our customers have been approved for plugged solar system by their utilities companies. Some utilities do need an outside located disconnect which we provided. Some customers choose to go for 240VAC and connected to the main electric box near the meter.