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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a big portion of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy expense savings, the typical American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home value
Several research studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking 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 well-known for their changing and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for at least 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 Is It Possible To Lean How To Instal Solar Panels In North Carolina?
So Yes, I Want To Know Where I Can Lear To Install Solar Panels In Charlotte North Carolina, Or Anywhere Around Here, But Still In The State.
I dont know what difference it would matter state wise but Radio shack has small solor panels and I'm sure you could qiuz them a bit about installation issues, from there if your trying to say install solar on the roof of your home to light say a few outside lights try lowes or home depot electrical department allthough to be honest there isn't a lot of technical to basic solar I wish you well in your quest.
Mandatory Solar Panels In Cars?
Whats Wrong With The Idea Of Making Solar Panel Mandatory In The Roofs Of All Cars? Wouldnt This Solve A Major Depedency On Foreign Oil?.
Well, it would provide enough power to warm the battery while parked in winter, not much more.
What Is The Best Means Of Making My House The Lowest Cost?
I Have A Cabin, About 800 Square Feet That I Have To Move Into For Now. It Has To Be Weatherized, And Have Electricity. My Questions Are:
Is There Special Insulation That Is &Quot;Energy Efficient&Quot; ?
What Should I Use For Electricity? (The Cabin Has No Electricity)
Im Thinking Wood Stove For Heating, Does That Sound Feasible?
Solar Panels? Wind Turbines? Which Is Best For Me? Im Looking To Power A Computer, Some Lights, A Washing Machine, And A Dryer (I Will Hang Dry Them In The Warmer Times Of The Year) I Need To Be Able To Lower As Much As I Can For Costs. How Can I Purify The Water? It Has A Well, I'Ve Heard About Salt Water Purification Systems Being Good?
Please Help Me Im Being Forced To Move Into My Old Family Cabin And Have Nowhere Else To Go.
Forget the washer and dryer unless you get a generator that you run only for those appliances. And you would save size of generator by getting a propane gas dryer. Assuming your cabin is in rural USA, you can probably have a moderate sized tank installed and negotiate cost with delivery to the tank from one or more companies that supply farms, ranches and homes. This will also give you heat in the winter and cooking gas.
Depending on where you are located, a wood stove may be restricted in use because of the pollution caused by the popularity of them. Modern steel walled wood stoves are very efficient. And not really cheap.
Solar or wind is a lot cheaper if you forgo 120 volts and stick with 12 volts. If you can't get a laptop that recharges from an automobile plug in, then you could get a small high quality inverter that used only when the computer is on.
Before you can even consider using the well, you need to have the water tested to see what its problems are. You may be able to do nothing or to use a simple filter. Salt water purification systems are good, but are ridiculously expensive if you are starting with basically fresh water. Not having electricity, or not much, means you are going to have to pump the water on a limited basis or hand pump it.
And you have failed to mention sewer. Either you are going to have to have a chemical toilet, an outhouse, or dig a septic field, which may or may not be possible in the soil around your cabin and under the state or county rules in your location (because of the risk of polluting your neighbors' water.)
All insulation of equal rating is equally efficient, but some insulation is more efficient by thickness, which means you might have 4" of one and 9" of another. By far the most important thing is sealing as much of the house as possible at the windows, doors and cracks so that air infiltration is reduced to keep from blowing your heat out the other side of the place.
How To Heat My Water Trough?
Is There A Such Thing As A Solar Powered Water Heater??
I Have Two Horses, And Live Where It'Ll Get Pretty Cold. Any Tips?
Yes there are solar water heaters, they have been around since the 1800's. Depending on the amount of water you need, a simple 1 panel, 80 gallon solar themal system should work fine, even in the cold. solar panels i use and install can get to over 300 degrees, and the tank has a control module that speeds up or slows down the water to increase/decrease temps.
your looking at 3-5,000 dollars installed after tax break, and long period for payoff if you don't use it that much. if a family of 4 uses solar hot water, they payoff will be roughly 3 years. these systems last roughly 25 years. of cours, you'll need a south facing roof, or a clear spot of land to mount your panels facing south.
Solar Upgrade To House?
How Much Does It Cost To Convert An Existing House To Solar? That Is, How Much Does It Cost For The Solar Panels, Batteries, Etc. To Make The Power And Heat Of The House Derived Primarily, If Not Entirely, From Solar Energy?
This isn't a direct answer to your question, but it is an important factor to consider:
Given that your house is already connected to the utility grid, you should keep that connection and skip the batteries. In most states utilities are required to buy any excess power that you produce. This means that you can essentially use the grid as a big battery of sorts -- feeding into it on sunny days when you are producing power and taking it back when you need it.
This approach can save you a bunch of money (since you don't have to buy batteries). It also makes the most sense environmentally. Storing and retrieving electricity from batteries is a relatively inefficient process -- so it is better to let others on the grid use the power as soon as it is generated. Also, batteries have a lot of nasty chemical, so their manufacture and disposal involves some real environmental problems.
One other thing for you to consider: if you have to choose between electric system or solar hot water/heat system (or you are deciding which to do first) -- go for the hot water/heat. The electric systems are sexier, but in most cases the hot water/heat system will give you more bang for the buck. This is especially true if you have (or are considering installing) a radiant heating system.