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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many homeowners find that the benefit, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity prices have actually increased by approximately three percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and handle your costs.
#4 Boost your house value
Several research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures 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 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 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
Using Gas Is Cheaper Than Electricity?
Did Anyone Know That Why It Seems For Me That Using Gas To Generate Electricity Is Cheaper Than Buying Electricity From The Pg&E? Here Is My Calculation,
1 Gal Gasoline = 36.6 Kwh (Base On Wiki)
My House Month Usage Is 518Kw, Which Cost Me $70.8
But If I Buy Gasoline By My Own, In Order To Generate 518Kw (Assume The Energy Loss Is Small First), I Need To Buy 518/36.6 = 14.153 Gal Of Gasoline, Which Properly Cost Me 14.153 Gal X 3.29 = $46.56.
Is There Anything Wrong In My Calculation? Thanks!
You are assuming a 100% efficient gas generator. This is nowhere near the truth.
Modern gasoline engines have an average efficiency of about 18% to 20% when used to power a car.
So you could multiply your calculated cost to run the generator by at least 5.
If you are looking to "get off the grid", a better bet would be to invest in solar or wind. They usually have at least a 10 year pay-back period to re-coup the initial investment.
Is Oil And Potash Used In The Manufacture Of Solar Panels?
I Have Been Told That Solar Panels Are Made From Oil And Potash And Coal And Other Minerals Mined From Fossils In The Ground. Is This True?
Indeed they are.
What solar advocates neglect to mention is that the amount of energy used to mine and manufacture the panels exceeds the amount of energy the panels will generate over their lifetime.
Bit of an eye opener, eh?
Of course, I am not saying there are no good applications for solar panels. What I am saying is that solar energy is not necessarily the environmental panacea some try to tell us it is.
Does Anybody Know How Solar Power Generate Electricity/Heat?
By using solar panels it is possible to have free and green electricity from the sun. There are two ways to generate electricity from the sun: Solar thermal.
This method of producing electricity from solar energy is used more on an industrial scale. Banks of mirrors are used to concentrate the heat from the sun. The heat is then focused and collected. The resulting high temperatures are used to heat water to create steam. The steam is then used in a conventional way to power large turbines that will produce the electricity that is connected to the national grid or utility supply.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
I Need To Know How Solar Panels Work Please Help Me!!
Also, If You Know Any Other Additional Important Information About Solar Energy In General Please Tell Me,
The most important parts of a solar cell are the semiconductor layers, this is where the electron current is created. There are a number of different materials available for making these semiconducting layers, and each has benefits and drawbacks. Unfortunately, there is no one ideal material for all types of cells and applications.
In addition to the semiconducting materials, solar cells consist of a top metallic grid or other electrical contact to collect electrons from the semiconductor and transfer them to the external load, and a back contact layer to complete the electrical circuit. Then, on top of the complete cell is typically a glass cover or other type of transparent encapsulant to seal the cell and keep weather out, and a antireflective coating to keep the cell from reflecting the light back away from the cell. A typical solar cell consists of a cover glass, a anti-reflective layer, a front contact to allow the electrons to enter a circuit and a back contact to allow them to complete the circuit, and the semiconductor layers where the electrons begin to complete there voyages!
The solar panels, in order to generate power, are using the method of screen-printing, a technique developed for printing fabrics, paper and to produce plastic, glass and metal solar cells. The basic materials of a photovoltaic cell (solar cell) are inexpensive. The homemade solar cells have about 11/4 of the efficiency of commercial silicon solar cells, which turn 10-20 per cent of light energy into electricity. But, being cheap to produce, they can make up the loss in quantity what they lack in quality.
Since They Have Solar Panels, Why Not Install Them On An Electric Car?
And Have A Backup Power Source For Nighttime Driving??? There Would Be No Need To Plug In Or Fuel Up Ever!!
Your concept is great, but there's just one flaw: It's too simple. Since the roof of a car has such a small surface area, very few solar cells can fit on it. Less solar cells = less power. With today's solar cells, it would take days of charging just to drive a conventional car a few miles at a reasonable speed. Mass-produced solar powered cars may become a reality in the future, but I don't think it will happen anytime soon. The best place to put solar panels right now in on top of your roof, where the surface area is large enough to generate a useful amount of energy.
Edit: You're not the first to think of it; solar-powered cars do exist! You might see solar-powered cars in the news, but those are very expensive and are probably built for contests. They are specially designed to be aerodynamic for more efficiency. It is impossible to build one that will be practical for everyday use (as of now) because of the price and small surface area available..