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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Several studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell quicker 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 property buyers become more informed 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 element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that choose to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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
Where Can I Find Inexpensive Solar Panel Set Ups For My House?
I Would Like To Install Solar Panels On My House. Does Anyone Know A Good Place To Find Inexpensive Solar Panels? I Would Be Willing To Do A Little Work Myself. No Need To Hire A Contractor.
You can find them online for tens of thousands of dollars (before shipping and installation) or you can build them yourself with items in your house and simple tools from the hardware store. There is a great ebook about how to do this. I'll put it as my source.
Which Would Be Better, Solar Panels Or Geothermal For A Home?
Im Looking Into Installing Either Solar Panels Or Geothermal Or Both For A Home. Do They Both Supply Electricty? Which Would Have More Benefit (Dont Mind The Cost)? Any Information Or Websites You Know Of Would Be Great
If you haven't built your home yet yes, theoretically you can do geothermal, but takes a LOT of space & you need a geoteck study to see if its viable where your home is. Never seen it in residential. Go solar.
I Want To Use A 12V 5 Watt Solar Batt Charger To Power My Sirius Boombox. How Can I Do This?
I Am Trying To Find A Way To Power My Sirius Sattelite Boom Box Using Solar. I Was Thinking Of Using The 12V 5 Watt Panel Offered On Harborfreight.Com (Item 41144-0Vga) With My Boombox (Subx2.) The Only Problem That I See Is The Input Voltage On The Boombox Is 12V 3Amps Where The Solar Cell Is 5 Amps. How Do I Regulate The Ampreage?
You would be best served by using the solar panel to charge up some NiCad batteries instead of directly connecting the panel to a boom box. (unless you need this for a demo on solar power)
The solar panel is not going to output a stead voltage. It will vary from 0 to more that 18volts depending upon the amount of light. To charge a batery you need more voltage that the battery to push current into the battery. Normally solar charging systems use a regulator to protect the battery (and panel) http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/di... This regulator wold protect a car batery & panel from over current and you could then use a 12V inverter to power 120VAC appliances or another battery charger.
You can use a solar cell to directly charge a small NiCad as this is done all the time in those cheap solar lights. So you can scale this up a bit and manually charge some NiCads for the boom box passing the voltage vrom the solar panel through a series resistor and diode. the resistor would limit the current to the batteries during charging to their recomended quick charge (5hr) current. in the case of the harbor freight batteries this is 450mA and the diode is used to prevent a backflow of current from the batteries to the solar cell if there is little or no sun.
If you wanted to limit charging current a little more reliably you would use a linear regulator wired as a current source to limit current flow automatically to a consistant value. (This just becomes a variable resistor that adjusts for variations in solar output)
And while your at it don't forget to wire in a fuse to protect everything.
Assuming that you will spend upto $100.00 you would save the need to use 12 sets of disposable batteries. (Assuming a little over $8 per set. I am also assuming that you need D batteries.) While a NiCad set charged off regular house hold current @ 0.05 per hour is your alternative. Using Five cents and 5 hours charging per day you would break even in 400 days of daily Boom box use(alternating between two sets of batteries) . In other words you save 25 cents in electricity each time you recharge via solar. You can tweak these numbers with your electric rates to compute payback.
Which Stores Can You Buy Solar Panels At?
Plz Also Label The Price For The Panel. I Want A Small Panel But Can Produce A Sufficent Amount Of Energy. Thank You :)
A lot of RV stores carry solar panels, though that may not be the most economical source. You can get small solar panels from Jameco Electronics:
For larger panels, these companies carry a wide variety of panels, though you may need to search a bit to find what you want:
What Is The Best Way To Save The Environment.?
I'M In The School Committee And Need To Find A Plan That We Can Do As A School To Help The Environment So We Can Get Solar Panels.
well if your school doesn't have money for solar panels, then run a bottle drive, because your recycling bottles and tetra packs (which is very green), and your using it for a earth-friendly fund.
or you could make or buy reusable bags, and sell them again for your earth-friendly school fund. Your providing people a way to reduce the amount of plastic bags, and again it's for a green cause.