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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 air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many residents discover that the benefit, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past ten years, residential electrical power costs have increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with fluctuating money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Several research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 crucial part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a great method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, 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
Why Aren'T There Solar Panels On Airplanes To Reduce Fuel Use?
The Plane Wouldn'T Be Fully Powered By Solar Panels But Would Be A Hybrid.
The biggest problem today is that the solar panels simply aren't efficient enough to generate the electricity. Airplanes today already have a separate generator just to power the interior electronics. Maybe in the future they will find some material that's more conductive and the idea will be a reality. Angle to the sun may be an issue too, on second thought.
Solar Panels And Snow?
We Just Had Our First Negative Experience With Our Solar Panels, When The Snow On The Roof Came Tumbling Down, Taking Out A Rear Fence And Then Taking Out Our Christmas Lights And Walkway Path Lights. There Was Only About 4-5&Quot; Of Snow Up There And It Sounded Like A Truck Passed By. So I Am Think What If We Get 12&Quot; Of Snow Or More? My Roof Is Very High And Hard To Get To And They Told Me That A Snow Rake Could Damage The Panels. Mine Rake Wouldn'T Reach Anyway. I'D Need Something 40' - 50' Long And Pretty Light Weight.
Any Ideas Or Experiences?
You could be liable for anyone getting a stiff neck from a snow fall from your solar roof. Is your insurance up to it ? Suggest posting a sign at your entrance declaring a hard hat area.
Solar Panel Inverters?
I Want To Plug My Solar System Battery Bank Into My Transfer Switch On My Cabin When Not Using A Generator. The Transfer Switch Will Handle 220 Volt From My Generator. How Do I Get A 220 Volt Inverter That Runs 60 Hz Or Do All Of Them Run 50 Hz.
I See Plenty Of 120 Volt 60 Hz. I'M At The Point Of Needing To Order One And I'M Not Sure.
Investors in this ground-breaking technology include Rockport Capital Partners, Third Point Ventures and Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of solar equipment manufacturer Applied Materials.
Enphase Energy's CEO Paul Nahi said the company raised money earlier than expected due to strong demand for its microinverters.
So what are these microinverters?
The Enphase Micro-inverter shifts DC to AC conversion from a large, centralized inverter to a compact unit attached directly to each solar module in the power system.
Distributing the conversion process to each module makes the entire solar power system more productive, reliable, and smarter than traditional solar panel inverter systems.
Usually, one single inverter is dedicated to a rooftop array of panels for a homeowner. Enphase Energy, however, have built a DC-to-AC inverter that is placed on each single panel.
This makes it more reliable than a centralized inverter and more efficient, so panels can generate more electricity, Nahi said.
Enphase has already started shipping its microinverters and has tied up deals with several panel distributors and installers.
The future of inverters?
Enphase Energy has been able to improve the DC-to-AC conversion efficiency to around 95%.
Because of this, Nahi predicted more companies will turn to decentralized inverters.
"There's been very little question on the benefits of microinverters, but people didn't think it was possible to get the efficiency levels required," he said.
Now it seems that they have.
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Lighting My Pond With Solar Panels?
Hi, I Got A Pond And I Am Planning Of Putting Some Lights On It During Night Time. But I Want To Use Solar Panels And I Have Done A Bit Of Research About Solar Panels And I Know How They Work, I Know That The Common Voltage To Use Is 12V So You Can Use Car Batteries Or Deep Cycle Batteries, But My Question Is:
1. What Wattage Of Bulb Can You Recommend
2. How Long It Would Take To Drain My Battery (Can I Have It Overnight)
3. And What Wattage Of Solar Panel Should I Get Enough To Recharge My Battery The Next Day.
Hope Anyone Can Help..
There are solar lighting controllers that control charging the battery during the day, and then turning on and off the lights at night. It will also manage turning off the lights if the batteries get too low. http://www.altestore.com/store/Charge-Co...
The size of the battery and solar panels depends on how much power you use. You should definitely use the lowest power lights you can, LED's are great for solar. I haven't used this site, but they do have a selection of outdoor 12V DC lights that should work great, http://www.theledlight.com/landscape.htm... Once you decide how many lights you want, you would add up the watts of all of them, multiple it by the number of hours you want them on (doesn't make sense to have them on in the middle of the night when no one is there). You will end up with the number of watt hours you need a day (for example, 12W of lights total x 6 hours = 72watt hours (wh)). Put that number into an off-grid calculator like this one, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato... select 12V, and it will tell you how big of a battery bank and how big of a solar panel you need. For my example, I need a 17ah 12V battery and a 20watt panel.
What Kind Insulation Is Perfect To Keep Heated Water In A Plastic Water Tank?
My Father And Me Are Trying To Make This Natural Heating Water System. It Is Going To Contain A Tube That Traps The Water. Then, That Trap Water Will Stay Inside The Tube A Heat Up From The Sun.After, That A Computerize Valve Opener Will Release The The Water Into A 20 Gallon Water Tank. So I Want To Keep That Hot Water For A Long Period Of Time(Like For Only 6 Thru 12 Hours ) , And If It Waterproof That Will Be Better.
By The Way I'M Doing This Because Not To Have A High Electricity Bill. Plus I Don'T Want To Deal With Home Association Saying I Can'T Put Solar Panels In My Roof
If these twits say you can't have solar panels on your roof! Then how about on the side of your house, just under the eaves on the right angles facing the sun.
Get a Sunset Home-owner's guide to solar heating & in it you will find lots of good ideas for your project! Sorry I can't give you a web site co's book has been around for zonks & before computers were available & connected to the world!
As for the insulation there is a two pot foam available that is used in the building trade to insulate walls and cavities where pipes pass from the inside to the outside.Keep the surface area of your 20 gallon tank down to the bare minimum so that the water stays warm. The larger the surface area the quicker the water will cool!