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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 daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of property owners find that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Leading Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Several studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated 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 a crucial component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- 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 companies are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what price, 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
Solar Panels Can Be Energy Efficient,Who Owns One ?
Our 3rd year on an 800-watt system, 10 RV-battery backup. nearest grid power is over a mile away, so solar was the way to go. We burned 15 gallons of gas in the generator last year due to bad weather. Overall reliability is better than the grid in our area. Upgrading this year to 1500 watts and 16 RV batteries so we'll have enough power to run the freezer we're buying and have about 4 days of bad-weather storage. Love our system, have no interest in connecting to the grid.
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger?
What Is The Best Lightweight Solar Panel Charger? I Want Enough Power To Charge A Smart Phone, A Gps Or Rechargeable Batteries For The Gps, And Maybe A Tablet.
I Know The Lightweight Ones Might Not Have Enough Power. But Maybe Just The Ability To Charge It Slow? Who Knows. Tell Me What U Have Used. And What You Have Heard. Thank You
My guess is you can't find one that weighs less than a spare set of batteries. The Goal Zero Guide 10 is a pound, the Nomad 7 nearly 13 ounces and the cheaper of the two is $80 at REI (not the cheapest outlet, I know). One AA battery is less than an ounce, and four lithium AAAs are about an ounce. Unless you need a dozen or more AAs, I think it would make more sense to just carry spares and charge them at home or with a car charger. Unless you're off the grid for more than about ten days or are using stuff constantly, one set of spares should suffice. On my last trip we carried digital cameras, a couple of cell phones, MP3 players, someone had a Zune, and - I think - about 900 flashlights (OK, maybe somewhat exaggerated, but we had a lot of them). We used four extra AAs on cameras and two AAAs on flashlights (one of which was on the second day, so it wasn't fully charged when we started). For the four of us, less than a half-pound of spare batteries was enough for an eight day trip.
The real problem with all of these chargers, however, isn't weight or even cost, it's charging time. The top-rated (not stupidly priced like the $360 Sherpa 50) charger at REI (Solio Bolt) takes 8 hours to charge a set of batteries. Unless you're hiking in death valley or only go out on the summer solstice, you're probably not going to get enough sun to charge everything. Maybe you love the sun, but when I'm hauling a pack I try to find all the shade I can, especially in camp. This may not be an issue if you're going above timberline.
As an alternative, have a look at this item from Amazon - for under $10, it'll charge a smart phone from a AA battery:
I don't know if it works well, but I'm sure there are others around, and with a few spare AAs, you can charge any USB item you're carrying.
Then again, if money is no object and you don't mind carrying nearly four pounds of charging junk around, go with that Goal Zero Sherpa 50 at $360. It looks like you could run a refrigerator on that thing and keep your beer cold on the trail. Seriously, however, if you're camping with a fairly large group, that might make sense. Spare batteries for - let's say six people - and all that stuff each would add up. You can shuffle stuff between packs to even out the weight. If someone's willing to spring for the cost, it might work well, although it seems like it's somewhat oriented toward base-camp use.
Better yet, leave all that stuff at the trailhead. Isn't that the whole point of getting off the grid?
2 Questions On The Solar Water Heater?
1.) What Is The Average Payback Period?
2.) What Is Its Life Expectancy?
And If U Know Them:
3.)On Average, How Much Heat Energy Does It Produce?
4.)By How Much Does It Reduce The Use Of Electricity To Heat The Water (On Average)?
5.) How Much Money Is Saved On Electricity Bills (On Average)?
1.) Lot's of input variables on this one. How many users, what the mean daily solar radiation of the region is, what system type(active, thermosiphon, passive) and do you have a gas or an electric water heater. The solar system will preheat the water in its own tank that will feed the water heater you have.
That way your water heater dosn't have to heat it much or at all, but will be there ready to go if there is no sun that day.
2.) A good system can exceed 20 years. Panels can go over 30 years.
3.) 2 - 4' x 8' panels heating an 80 gallon storage tank can raise the water temperature over 100 degrees in a single day.
4.) 80 gallons x 8.34 pounds/gallon x 100 degree rise equals 66,720 b.t.u.'s. A therm of gas is 100,000 b.t.u.s and there are 29.3 killowatts in a therm. So, about 20 killowatts a day will be saved on your electric bill. Where I live 3rd tier electricity is about 30 cents/kwh. That would be a daily savings of 20 x 30, or 6 bucks a day/180.00 month. Gas on the other hand at $1.50 a therm ( 20 therms/month) x 1.25 inversion modifier for an 80% efficient gas water heater would save about $37.50/month. Yes in this very possible scenario, gas is 5 times cheaper then electricity, which means solar water heating is way more cost effective in California, at least, if you have an electric water heater.
Where Do We Get Our Electricity From? (In The Usa?)?
Where Does Our Electricty Come From?
Many different sources. There are atomic powered plants, as you know. There are also coal-burning and oil-burning plants, but those are becoming obsolete. There are hydroelectric plants, which sit on dams and use the pressure of the water to turn turbines. There are windmills -- miles of them in the open spaces between the mountains on the way between California and Arizona -- and there are solar panel arrays, although those are still pretty new. Of course, many people also have solar panels and passive solar devices on the roofs of their homes. There are a few geothermal plants, which use the heat of the earth's interior for their energy, and hydrothermal plants, which use the difference in temperature between the lower parts of the ocean and the upper levels. I don't know if anyone has actually built those yet, but they have been designed.
What Is New Jersey Doing For The Environment?
There's bunch of non-profit organizations in NJ who been working many years to clean up dirty rivers and streams. They work hard to get politicians to sign a bill to ban certain toxic substances that damages the environment and pollutes the water and also causes human diseases such as cancer.
Besides these organizations, companies and towns are taking their own initiative for a cleaner environment. Many towns have installed solar panels and you can see them on almost every single light pole. Several schools have installed solar panels on their buildings. Power companies are working on installing wind mills along the coast. In matter of time, majority of energy produced in NJ will come from renewable energy.
Any company that contaminates the environment will be liable for cleanup. They will be heavily fined by NJ Dept of Environment.