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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 use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, seeing 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 environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous property owners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly reduce and even eliminate your electric expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large portion of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Make a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or property owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your house worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
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 create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are important components of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at 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
Which Of This Is More Expensive?
Hi, Using The Hot Water For 10 Mins Vs Using The Kitchen Stove For 10 Mins What Will Be More Expensive In Terms Of Electricity Cost?
The traditional hot water tank is an insulated tank of water, cold water is injected at the bottom, pressuring it, a natural gas or electric heater heats water in the tank and the hot water rises to the top where it is tapped to the hot water taps. This allows a small heater to heat water over a long period of time to provide high peak usage at the taps and showers. The down side is that some heat leaks out all the time and the water needs to be constantly reheated. If you are using the stove to heat the same amount of water as you are drawing for the ten minutes then the stove would be more efficient as the water is being heated for immediate use and no heat will be lost over time but the stove will take a lot of energy during the time it's heating the water. There are tankless water heaters that have a powerful heater which heats the water a it's about to be used thereby avoiding the energy loss of an insulated tank but this means a great deal of energy is needed when hot water is drawn.
The way you have your question worded, isn't specific enough. You are asking for a comparison between drawing hot water from a water tank versus using a stove for a ten minute duration. As you can likely heat more water in that ten minutes on the stove than you are drawing, drawing hot water for 10 minutes would be less energy as the stove has a higher energy output than the hot water you are drawing. Really, you are comparing apples with oranges and though I like both, I find that they are not the same.
If you already have a hotwater heater, the most cost effective approach is to buy a water heater blanket to increase the insulation. If you are building a system from scratch or intend to renovate your existing system, put in some solar thermal panels to heat the water in the tank, then use a number of small tankless water heaters close to the taps. This gives you the hot water that you need quickly so water is not wasted and you get the benefits of solar heated water. Although much of the energy that a home uses is in the hot water, if your hot water system is based on natural gas, you're paying very little for that energy so it isn't worth going to too many extremes to make it a better system.
What Things R Made With Thermal Energy?
Thermal Energy (Solar or Geo) may be used to make electricity or hot water.
Solar Thermal energy made be concentrated with arrays of parabolic mirrors to form furnaces that can be used to smelt metals to make all kinds of things.
A Geothermal hot spring can be used to make a dinner of steamed fish and veggies (wrap in waterproof foil to avoid sulfur taste).
A Solar Thermal oven can be used to make cookies.
Thermal energy has made me warm on this cold winters night.
Solar Thermal Energy Use In The Great Lakes Area?
Examples Of Solar Thermal Energy Being Used In The Great Lakes Area (Mainly Michigan). Cite Sources, Please. Thanks.
The world's largest laundromat in Chicago uses solar thermal to heat its water. http://www.worldslargestlaundry.com/sola...
You just missed the annual solar tour in October, here's a summary of some of the locations in Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/A...
Here's a company that provides solar water heating and solar space heating in Michigan and has great examples on their site. http://www.by-solar.com/index.html
I'm in New England, we have similar weather, and I have a solar air heater and am installing solar water heating to heat my radiant floors. http://www.altestore.com/gallery/Amy-Beaudet-gallery/v/9358727169/amys_water/
Can We Get Builders To Build Homes That Don'T Need Much Energy?
I Envision A Future Where Homes Are Built With Whichever Sustainable Energy Option Is Right For It'S Particular Area. We All Know That Going Green With Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Sub-Radient Floors, Tankless Water Heaters, Solar Water Heaters, Micro Hydro, Or Whatever Method Is High Dollar To Add To A Home. How About If The Home Came With A Solar Roof. You Never Had To Pay For The Conventional Roof, Or It'S Removal/Alteration? The Same Goes For All The Other Energy Items I Mentioned. Not All Are Right For Every Area, But Builders Could Determine Which Were Right For An Area, And Build Homes With These Things In Them. Wouldn'T This Drastically Reduce The Cost Of Any Re-Fit, Or Add-Ons? Having Subradient Floors Be The Original Floor Installed Would Seriously Reduce Costs. Having A Tankless Water Be Installed Vs. A Conventional In The First Place. Is Anyone Building Homes Which Require Little To No Energy From Electric & Gas Companies? Without Seriously Overinflating The Cost?
Here's an example for a warm climate: http://www.livinghomes.net/primer.html
Try Google for "green architecture" "green building" "sustainable architecture" and "alternative architecture". For prefab projects, try fabprefab.com. Consider green roofs, also.
Look up "small houses".
Just because contractors won't do it, doesn't mean you can't. Look up "natural building" to see how people are using their own hands and ancient techniques to minimize impact and energy expenditure, increase quality of life, reduce building costs by orders of magnitude, and generally deal with the issue directly.
So glad you asked.
How Does Solar Energy Become Heat Energy On Earth?
Visible light is absorbed by the ground. As each atom absorbs a photon of light, it increases its kinetic energy. Heat is just the sum total of all the kinetic energy of all the atoms in a substance. So the ground warms up. All warm things emit light, but the ground, being much cooler than the Sun, emits infrared light instead of visible light. That would escape back to space if it were not blocked by clouds, water vapor and carbon dioxide in the air. It is the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the air, from burning coal, oil and natural gas, that is reducing the amount of heat that escapes back to space, resulting in the Earth warming. The effect is extremely small, so the temperature rise is very small, but not zero.