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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners find that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy costs
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home worth
Multiple research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer acquiring decisions, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just 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 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 prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic math, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly 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
How Many Meter Of Solar Panel I Need?
My Monthly House Used Is 800Kwh, I What To Know How Many Solar Panel I Need? And How Much Per Meter?
Let's assume that your house is located in the Sahara Desert on the Equator, where the annual average length of daylight is 12 hours. We also assume that there is no cloud cover year round, and ignore sandstorms.
The energy density impinging on the surface of the Earth from sunlight normal to the Earth at local noon is about 1254 W/m^2. The average daily energy density can be shown to be (2/π)(1254 W/m^2). Estimating that atmospheric attenuation follows the same pattern, we have
(1254 W/m^2)(2/π)^2 per day. Unless your array tracks the Sun throughout the year, the annual variation reduces the average energy to (1254 W/m^2)(2sin(23.45°))(2/π)^2. The maximum efficiency of solar cells I have encountered is 45%, reducing the output to (0.45)(1254 W/m^2)(2sin(23.45°))(2/π)^2. Yet one more factor needs to be included that is often totally ignored -- maintenance. Solar cells are delicate, and myst be protected from falling objects, windblown debris, and hail by glass or transparent plastic. Disregarding the losses due to aging, you will experience about a 90% loss in efficiency due to dust accumulation, leaving (0.90)(0.45)(1254 W/m^2)(2sin(23.45°))(2/π)^2 ≈ 9.8696 W/m^2
(850 KWH/mo)(12 mo/yr) / [(9.8696 W/m^2)(12 hr/da)(365.26 da/yr)(1 KW/1,000 W)] ≈ (10,200 KWH/yr / (718.0475 KWH/m^2•yr) ≈ 14.205 m^2 ≈ 14.2 m^2
Your local weather bureau can probably give you the percentage of "clear days". Divide the above by this percentage. The need for an inverter to get usable AC voltages requires doubling the solar panel energy, as inverters are about 50% efficient. You will also need a fairly large battery bank. The above figures should be close to adequate for any latitude if the solar cell array is mounted normal to the equatorial plane at your latitude.
Will A Typical Solar Panel Be Able To Charge An Electric Car Battery In Oregon?
If So, Then How Long Will It Take?
Here is a side by side comparison of 10 top rated solar panels. http://solar-panels-review.toptenreviews... They range from 235 to 390 watts with an average of around 250 watts.
By "electric car battery" I have to assume you are thinking of the entire battery pack and not just one part of it. The battery pack for the tesla roadster was 53 kWh. The Nissan Leaf pack holds 24 kWh and the Volt and the Mitsubishi I each hold 16 kWh. The biggest pack on the road is the Model S with the optional 85 kWh battery. The larger the battery the longer it will take. With an example you should be able to determine the charging times for the other packs.
The simple formula is to take the demand (16 kWh for the smallest mitsubishi I battery) and divide by the power rating (.250 kW "typical" panel) which will give you (16/.250) 64 hours charging time.
There are a host of "buts" however.
-- But solar panels are usually collected together into an array. The typical array used to charge an electric car is about 3 kw and in the full sun this should charge our car in a little over 5 hours. Along the same lines many electric vehicles have sufficient battery capacity to handle a little more than two days of driving. With new guidelines the battery will be used in the 20% to 80% of capacity range. Or it may be charged every other day.
-- But the sun does not provide the same energy in the winter and summer. Also some places are more cloudy than others. These things affect the "insolation" levels. The rating on solar panels is for peak noon time in full sun (and probably in a place like Arizona. Fortunately we have US government charts showing historical data. http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html Some parts of Oregon receive much more sunlight than others. Germany uses lots of PV solar and every place in the US is better than any place in Germany. (More northerly latitude.)
-- But in addition to the battery size there is typically some inefficiency in the charging of the battery. This can amount to a 6% to 16% efficiency loss.
-- But the Solar panel system also has some inefficiency loss in its inverters. Although PV panels and batteries are both DC practical set ups may convert PV power from DC to AC to transmit to the vehicle and its usual charging port and then on the vehicle from AC to DC power. Higher charging levels may accept DC power directly. But this will require more solar panels or a special transformer.
Solar Power Cooling The Planet?
Would Solar Panels On The Roofs Of All Homes And Buildings Would Cool The Planet And Counter Global Warming By Reflecting The Sun'S Energy Into Space?
That is a nice thought but would not work. What keeps the Earth warm are (greenhouse) gasses CO2, NOx, SO2 etc absorb and hold on to heat. Solar panels don't really deflect the sun, it wouldn't really collect energy if it did that. Aluminum may deflect the radiation but like I said, there are a lot of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. To at least slow down the rate of global warming we need to drop our humanly habits such as fuel burning of natural gasses cold turkey it may or may not halt it. It is definitely worth the try though.
Can I Made My Own Solar Panel?
Solar Panels Are Expensive,Can I Make My Own Solar Panel?
no, not really, they require exotic chemicals and processes.
The online outfits that promise to help you build your own are mostly scams. The one I looked at (other answer) seems to just be an assembly guide to put together solar cells into panels. That is fine, but you still have to buy the solar cells, the expensive part. The assembly is just putting them in series/parallel to produce higher voltages and currents.
I Want To Go Green..?'S On Solar Power?
Our House Is 2,589 Sq Ftt Our Gross Living Area Is 1,326. We Have Skylights Through Out So Day Electric Is Basically Covered. Other Than Appliances T.V Etc... (Most Of The Time We Work So Most Elect. Is Off)
I Converted All My Lights Over To The High Effiency 9 Watts Per Bulb. I Am Looking Into Adding Solar Panels To The House To Help The Enviroment & Also Save On Rising Cost.
Could I Convert My House Over To Solar Electricity & Heat/Hotwater As Well. How Much Do You Think A Project Like This Would Run?
Conserving as you are doing is a great first step. You can easily make your own solar panels. It is something that is done throughout the world.
It takes less than $200 to make one and anyone can do it. There are manuals that you can purchase with step by step illustrated instructions. It is much easier to do than most people realize. See http://www.makerenewableenergy.blogspot.com for a list of these manuals with a review.
It's something you can make as you have time and money to do. You can add to them at any time. Start with a few and reduce your bills... then work towards fulfilling all of your needs. You can also add in some wind turbines if your area of the country would support them.