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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 unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of homeowners discover that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically decrease and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electricity prices have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home worth
Several studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase 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 capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry included 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are crucial parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Numerous house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- 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 Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for a minimum of 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
Who Uses Solar Energy?
Not People Ex:Homes, Business
m 16 must be confused and brainwashed by school science.
The fact is solar energy is more often used as a supplement power source only. Few individuals can shell out the big up front costs for something that will hardly pay for itself over a decade or more, and most sytems can only be used during the day (unless you have an "off the grid" system - meaning battery backups).
Many subcontractors out there will gladly hook you up, but alot use a "lease" system which means financially your screwed if you want to buy the system. They wo'nt provide service or replacements. and it is connected to the grid so you only generate power during the daytime. If you want battery backups tied to your system, you need to go "off the grid" rather than these leased grid systems, which present the issue of having a well ventilated battery storage area and the price tag for very good batteries.
The majority of the "solar" market for the everyday person is for landcape lights, recharged during the day miscellaneous lighting for mail boxes, pathways, garage, night lights, etc.
There's been some market penetration for states in parks, buss benches, emergency call phones.
But by and large you don't find the big power plants. Mainly because they take up real estate and have the same transmission line issues (medically) as wind farms do.
If you look at the majority of where our electricity comes form it is coal and oil. Alternative energy sources have been a small fraction of the picture and remain so.......even after dumping tons of money down that hole for decades.
I Need Help Getting A Solar Panel For My School?
I Want To E-Mail My Principle With A Proposal To Get A Solar-Panel For The School. In The E-Mail I Need To Have A Plan Already Laid Out. Does Anyone Know Of Any Organizations That Help Schools Get Solar Panels?
I would recommend contacting your local renewable energy installer and asking them if they would be willing install a solar panel free of charge in exchange for some good PR.
A news article in the paper and on a local tv station will be good business for an installer.
The retail cost of a one panel, grid-tied system is about $2000 installed. About $1500 cost to the installer.
Hope this helps
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Tax Problem Created By The Solar Company?
I Didn'T Anticipate This Problem, But It Seems Like My Solar Company Is Doing Me A Disservice By Being So Slow With The Installation And Not Billing Me For It Yet.
I Signed The Agreement With Them The Beginning Of November 2014. They Billed Me For The Deposit Of $500. It Took Them Till Last Friday (Jan 2) To Finish The Project Because Of Some Cosmetic Adjustments To My Roofing Tiles.
If They Bill Me For The Balance Now, It Seems Like I Won'T Be Able To Take Federal 30% Deduction For The Entire Amount For My 2014 Taxes. Would I Be Able To Deduct The Entire Amount For The 2015 Taxes? If They Really Drag Their Feet And Don'T Bill Me Until 2016, Will I Lose Out On The Deduction Altogether If The Feds Don'T Extend The 30% Deduction Past 2015?
Check IRS Form 5695. It says the tax rebate is for the year the panels are installed. It doesn't say anything about when they were paid for. It must be due to situations like yours where it is paid several days or weeks after installation, and it gets confusing when everything happens at the end of the year and the beginning of the next.
Solar Energy Questions! Please Help!?
How Is Solar Energy Produced?
How Do We Recover It?
Ways We Turn Solar Energy Into Electricity We Can Use.
Who Uses Solar Energy, And For What Purposes?
Effects Of Using Solar Energy On The Environment.
PRODUCTION OF SOLAR ENERGY:
Solar energy is produced from solar radiation. Sunlight travels through the upper parts of the earth's atmosphere. Once this sunlight reaches the surface of the earth, it must be captured so it can be turned into an usable energy source. At the earth's surface, it is called infrared radiation where it is captured through the aid of photovoltaic or solar cells.Once captured, the sunlight is absorbed into these photovoltaic/solar cells. These photovoltaic/solar cells are then used to convert the sun's energy into electrical energy. These cells are non-mechanical devices that are made from silicon alloys. Most of the solar collectors resemble black, flat boxes that sit on building rooftops. In the most common design, pipes in the box carry liquids that transfer the heat from the box into the building. This heated liquid then heats the water in a tank or is passed through radiators to heat the air.
SOLAR ENERGY RECOVERY:
Solar energy is recovered by using solar panels, the solar cells on the solar panels attract the energy from the sun to produce the energy used for everyday life. Solar energy can also be recovered through its solar panels and battery. When using solar energy, a solar panel will be installed to received energy from the sun, the energy received will then be stored to the battery connected to the panels.
USES OF SOLAR ENERGY:
Heat Your Swimming Pool With Solar Energy
Solar Energy Can Heat Your Water
Solar Energy Can Heat Your Home
Power Pumps With Solar Energy
Solar Energy For Battery Charging
Power Your Home With Solar Energy
Solar Energy For Cooking
Solar Energy for Indoor Lighting
Solar Energy Used For Outdoor Lighting
SOLAR ENERGY EFFECTS:
Solar energy has the potential to dramatically change the way the world gets its power. Enough solar energy falls on a 100-square-mile area of the southwestern United States to power the entire nation. While solar is among the world's cleanest forms of energy, plans to develop utility scale solar farms have raised concerns about potential environmental impacts. Following are the factors that could be affectd by using Solar Energy.
Thinking About Building &Quot;Tiny Home&Quot; Anyone Know About This?
I Am Thinking Of Selling My 3 Bedroom Home That I Own Clear And Free And Building A 800 To 1000 Sq Ft Free Standing Tiny Home. And Powering It With Solar And Wind Power. I Don'T Need Much More Space (Along With A Shed That Might Be Bigger Than House)
Does Anyone Live In One Of These Or Know About Them So They Can Give Me Info
I am living that dream right now in my 1000 sq ft house. My friends and co-workers think I am crazy, I am having heck trying to re-finance because I want to get my monthly payments below $300, and as many who review my credit to this day, like the real details, not just the FICA, always ask about my cheap mortgage bill. I have many say, you can aford eight times more, and get one of those energy eaters, but I decided not to.
What I would really like to try is one of those fancy Yurts one day. You can have a 400 sq ft home for less than $20k, and be extremely efficient. Maybe when my kids are older or left.
I am looking at PV panels right now. I have a guy coming out next Friday to do the site evulation. We got to talking about my smaller roof. I could put up enough panels to get about 300 kWh per month realistically, but to get the other two thirds of my power needs, I will have to look at building some free standing units as well. I would suggest you look at the latest technology called microinverters. They are little units that you mount on the back of you PV panels, so you do not have to have one central high voltage inverter. Plus each panel can work to it's own potential. In a attached array, where all panels are gridded to a central DC line work only as good as the least producing panel, so if one get inefficient for any reason, shade, dirty panel, and damage, your other panels in that direct DC tie will only work as good as that lease producer.
I was not too jazzed about the wind units. You really have to set them up high to be anything reliable. They were going to be noise and eye soars, so I am more into solar, plus I am looking at some other deals. You really have to find the ideal things in your area, as some places are not so good for solar, or even wind. Sometimes geothermal is ideal. I would do a lot of research on what others are doing in your area you want to move. There are many sites that dedicate zonal maps for ideal renewables.
If I was going to design another home like this, I would look at really setting up a green roof. You have to have some serious structure to hold the extra weight, but you would have some super insulation, and healthy for home, others and everything else. I wouldn't retrofit an existing home so much because you would need to re-engineer the load bearing walls to support the weight, and the benefit would lose it's value.
I will caution you about storing water. All the experts in rain collection systems say that standing water has more dangers to it than benefits. You have to remember that all the run off is going over sheets of little organisms from bacteria to fungus on your roof, if not bird poop. Many roofs are made of composite shingles with petro chemicals as well that would leech off, not to mention the soup of other potenial organism including mosquito larva that could make home in your collection system. You would not want to put all of this into your garden. Grey water and rain collection should really be for non-food producing plants and lawns, but in true green spirit, a water expensive lawn is not ideal. Something more drought resistent, or even xenoscaping is ideal. Most suburban lawns are far from this...
As for your gardening goes, look up subjects such as Urban Agriculture. There is one family in California that has made a fully functional farm on less than 10,000 sq ft of yard that produces like 80% of their food. I am leery about this because in older neighborhoods, the homes have lead exterior paint, the ones before 1970, not to mention homes have wolmanized fences, storage buildings and garden supports that are full of arsenic, that leech into the ground all near where your food generating garden is sucking up minerals. I would recommend a victory or square foot garden, raised off the ground if you are suburban/urban farmer for your own safety. Think about how much people over do on pesticides, and think about how all that runs off on a big rain storm, most likely though your yard, along with their lead paint chips and other heavy metals.