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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly decrease and even remove your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.
#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with ever-changing money flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 part of accomplishing 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 cost variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks 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 anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving 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.
Numerous house owners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility business are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be generated, and most significantly, 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.