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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, viewing 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 ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower and even eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, domestic electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.
#4 Boost your home or business value
Several research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional 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 tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect 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 significantly reduce that number. A common domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many property owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 utility business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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
What Are Ways In Which Countries Can Start Using Solar Powered Energy?
I Need To Do A Project About This But I Can'T Find Any Information Online! I'M Just Wondering On How Undeveloped Countries Such As Nigeria Start Solar Powered Energy Whether If It Is Being Sponsored By A Country Or An Organization Or Something A Group Can Do Or What! Please Help! I Need Answers Asap
i would start with water purification,since it is a already existing and sponsored major effort in underdeveloped countries and branch off of that,perhaps there are talks of bringing solar source power(cells)etc already.,...i know the us has alot of privately funded outreach programs that are setting up clean drinking water sites in third world countries,i dont see that implementing solar into this would be much of a stretch,the goal is common,to get people of these regions to sustain themselves,harvest food etc,im sure there is practical needs and ideas in implementing solar power here;actually seems like the smartest choice since it requires little maintenancevas opposed to conventional energy sources...
Starting A New Business, Solar Thermal Collectors, Solar Photovoltaic Panels Or Wind Turbines?
Me And A Good Friend Were Thinking Of Possibly In A Couple Of Years Starting A Small Energy Business, But Were Not Sure If We Should Use Solar Thermal Collectors, Solar Photovoltaic Panels Or Wind Turbines? Im Pretty Sure Wind Turbines Wont Be Much Use Because The Size Required To Produce Enough Electricity. We Live In England So Are Not Sure Which Would Be Best. Which Would Have The Bigger Market And Would Be Most Needed? Any Questions Just Ask.
Thanks Allot Nick
Those three businesses are listed in the order of viability, if you ask me.
Wind is right out for most residential uses - unless one lives in the country, towers are restricted, buildings impede wind flow, anyway.
Photovoltaic could be a reasonable business, depending on the subsidy situation.
Solar thermal has a chance on its own, but competition will therefore be stiff.
Whatever you decide to go into, I'd suggest working for an established firm first, to learn the business.
What Are The Social Impacts Of Solar Energy?
Please Leave Sources. Thank You!
Hi Lynn, here are some considerations. If you invest properly in solar power today and take advantage of any grants and tax incentives, even if your electric rates do not go up as they are forecast too, you will get your money back over time, well within the lifetime of the equipment, and sooner if there is a rate increase in the future. There are also enviromental benefits. At one time there was an argument that a solar panel will never produce as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this is not correct. The, "Embodied Energy," in a solar panel is earned back in 2 - 6 years, depending on the type panel, where the raw materials were shipped from, and how it was installed and used in the end. Most panels are warrantied to last at least 25 years, and most last much longer than that. But the argument is not important anyway. We have been living with electricity for over a century now, so it isn't going away anytime soon. The question is, "What is the best way to produce it?" If you build a panel, and put it along side a similar sized natural gas fired turbine generator for example, which earns back its embodied energy sooner? The answer is the gas turbine never does, because once you build it, ship it and install it, you now have to feed it natural gas for the rest of its life, so it keeps on digging itself a deeper and deeper embodied energy hole that it can never crawl out of. At least the panel has a chance to get even environmentally. So manufacturing and using solar panels in the end releases less pollution into our environment.
There are also mechanical and political benefits. We all know after the oil embargo of 1973, and the gulf war what it means for our country to rely on foreign oil. Wouldn't it be nice if we only shipped in 20% of our energy instead of 60% the next time something like that happens? Our home has been powered by the wind and sun for years now, but we still remain connected to the electric grid. Last year alone there were two power failures in our county that lasted about a half day each. In both cases, we were not aware of them because our solar array kept on feeding the house. It's difficult to put a price tag on something like that. Did you know that there are over 100,000 homes and businesses in the United States alone that use some level of solar power to operate their electrical devices, that's good news.
Beyond the mechanical, political and environmental benefits however, lies a less obvious benefit, the social benefit. Right now we pump oil out of the ground, and mine for coal. The process of getting those materials to market involves shipping, military escorts and other activities that use up a good portion of that energy as well as putting lives at risk. Jobs in alternative power are higher tech than jobs in coal mining, oil drilling and shipping, and there are more of them. Using more alternative power would require us to put more people to work, and increase our education base because the work involved requires certain skills. I would personally like to take all those people out of the coal mines, send them to school and put them to work building solar panels. Nobody would have to die again in one of those dark holes in the ground trying to find food for our hungry power plants. They could work on a factory floor where they would not be exposed to coal dust, radon and other toxins and dangers. Most of our solar and wind resources are spread pretty evenly over the middle half of our globe, so everyone has access. This puts people in Bogota on a more equal footing with people in Boca Raton by giving them access to electricity, heat and clean water, and the education to use the solar, wind and biomass resources that provide those things. Oil, coal and natural gas is generally piled up in a few places, such as Russia and the Middle East. This gives those countries and the richer governments that rule them more horse power in bargaining for the other resources of our planet. These are the things that wars are made of.
There are other reasons, but I think you get the picture. For us, solar energy has become something of a hobby It will probably never save us any real money, utility power in most places is really very inexpensive, but it's a little like growing your own tomatoes. It's usually cheaper to buy them at the grocery, but lots of people go to the work and expense to maintain a garden instead. We just grow electrons in ours. If you really want to learn more about the subject, there are some great sources to look into, I will list some below. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo
Where Is Solar Energy Used? And For What?
Where Is Solar Energy Used? And For What?
i use solar energy in my bus it runs my computer , the stereo , fridge , TV VCR, DVD player , i store the energy in 12 batteries , and without sunlight i can run these things for five days
Any Austrailians Around Who Know More About The Enviromission Solar Tower Project?
I Watched A Repeat Of A Show Today Talking About The Enviromission Solar Tower Project. On That Show, They Said That They Were Planning To Have It In Operation Making Surplus Energy By The End Of 2008.
I'Ve Been To The Website, But I Cannot Find Any Updated Information. Does Anybody Know If They Are Still On Track? I'Ve Been A Fan Of Solar Towers For A Long Time, And I Cant Wait To See It Pop Out It'S First Megawatt.
Even Better, Are There Any Austrialians On Yahoo Answers Who Actually Work For This Company?
EnviroMission (ASX: EVM) is an Australian listed company. It has for some time proposed to build a solar updraft tower power generating station known as Solar Tower Buronga in western New South Wales at a site 25 km northeast of Mildura. More recently, 12 february 2007, enviromission also claims to be conducting feasibility studies to build a tower or towers in Texas, U.S.A.
The originally-announced design was for a massive 1 kilometre high tower and 7 kilometre diameter collector area, producing 200 megawatts, costing around AU$900 million.
the scale of EnviroMission's plan has recently been downsized to a 50 MW tower with a height of 400 m and a cost of AU$250 million. The design improvements include better materials for the greenhouse canopy that capture 10% more heat, and the use of external salt water ponds to allow for the storage and later release of heat energy to generate and sell electricity during times of the day when demand and price are highest.
There is no combustion, so it would produce little, if any, carbon dioxide (CO2). It has been estimated that a 50 MW tower can reduce 490,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions from equivalent brown coal power stations. 
The solar updraft tower being proposed by Enviromission is expected to cost A$250 million (US$190 million) to construct, and will service 50,000 homes. Assuming a financing cost of 7.5% then the associated electricity cost would be about A$7.50 (US$5.60) per household per week. This ignores cost factors such as maintenance, management, transmission, distribution and profit.
Enviromission has also proposed to incorporate thermal storage technology that allows for such a Solar Tower to better match both peak and shoulder electricity demand in a manner somewhat comparable with traditional coal fired power stations.