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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Drastically lower and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or house owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your house value
Numerous research studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations 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 photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social duty are crucial components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
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 infamous for their changing and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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
How Many 20 Amps Solar Panel Are Needed For The Average Home?
Solar panels are typically rated in watts, as that's what really matters in the end. That said, 20 amps is an unusually high output for a single panel. The type for house-sized applications are generally 5-8 amps, maybe 10 at the top end.
But to your question, it's hard to pin down what an average home is. The number of panels needed depends on the home's electrical usage, but also on how much sun the area gets. In Seattle, it will take twice as many panels as Phoenix for the same output.
Our house is in Northern California, and we have 18 panels, in a 2.5 kW array, providing essentially 100% of our electricity. Whether we are typical, I have no idea.
Water Pumped With Help From A Solar Panel?
I Would Like To Activate A Well (About 150 Feet Deep) By Using A Solar Panel (Or Two) To Pump The Water Up/Out Of The Well To Use For Gardening. Would This Work? Who Sells Something Like This,Or Could Install This In The Greater Toronto Area?
It is very possible and done all the time. However, it's not cheap. A solar powered submersible pump that can handle that depth is around $700. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Wat... Then you'd need a solar panel about 65W, $350, http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan...
Is It Possible To Build Your Own Solar Panels?How?
Yes it is, for water heating.
Solar electric is also possible, but you would have to start with manufactured cells. It could be a fun project, but don't expect to save money this way. Home built panels are illegal to connect to the grid, and generally would not stand up to repeated sun and rain. A panel that lasts only 5 years in the elements should theoretically be worth only 1/5 the price of one that is guaranteed for 25 years.
Keeping this in mind, you could look at instructables.com for ideas. No need to pay anyone for plans.
Solar Panels - What Is The Amount Of Energy We Collect Vs. The Amount Of Energy The Sun Produces?
I Know All Types Of Energy Production Lose Energy. Most Commonly Is Its Lost Through Heat Or Friction But What About Solar Panels? Whats The Average Amount Of Energy We Collect Vs &Quot;Actual&Quot; Amount Of Energy The Sun Produces (E.G. In 1 Square Meter)?
Solar panels average about 17% efficient. For comparison, a coal fired power plant is about 25% efficient and an internal combustion engine is somewhere around 12% efficient. The solar panel's efficiency isn't bad when you consider that fossil fuel sources of energy are much more expensive than sunlight and produce CO2 and other pollutants.
Negative Information On Solar Power?
I Understand That Solar Power Is Wonderful And Great But I'M In Debate And We'Re Arguing Alternate Energy. I Need Negative Information On Solar Panels. Help!
I asked a local solar company to give me a quotation on some roof top solar panels. To make a long story short, their bid was $11,000 to install a setup which would make less than 6 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity on an average day. At the highest electric rate I know, that's worth less than $1.80 per day. If you just treat the panels as an investment, it's a very poor one.
I personally believe that "going green" should have some benefits which are also green - as in the color of money. That is, we should choose ways to "go green" which save energy and (thus) money. I concluded that there were more efficient uses of $11,000 - like buying double pane windows, replacing an inefficient refrigerator, adding insulation to a crawl space, etc.