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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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, many homeowners discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Leading Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically lower and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy rates have actually increased by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Increase your property value
Multiple studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up 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 electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a terrific 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 decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary elements of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Lots of property owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just 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 well-known for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can determine just how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at 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
What Is Solar Energy?
What Is It That Solar Panels Absorb And Turn Into Electricity? Is It Just Heat?
The solar energy you're referring to is light energy or photons. It reacts with the electrons in the silicon inside solar panels.
Solar thermal energy is the heat from the sun, different from the light energy. Thermal energy is also used as a power source.
It'S The Year 2059. How Has The Usa Changed Since Amnesty Passed And Our Borders Were Opened 50 Years Ago?
A Little Bit Of Political Science-Fiction Speculation Here: The Legislation Was Passed Following The Election Of Either Democrat President P.C. Pander Or Republican President &Quot;Cap&Quot; Toole (Take Your Pick, I'M Easy). Describe What Has Happened Since Then And How Our Nation Has Changed In The Intervening Half-Century.
Well, in 2059, after the Second Civil War in which the southern states from Texas west to California tried to secede from the Union and join Mexico, which resulted in millions of deaths and the complete destruction of California's state economy, speaking spanish in the United States is now outlawed, and we have a 51st state/security zone, formerly known as Northern Mexico. Drug possession now nets you 15 years of community service, guarding the security zone.
China has capitalized on our internal strife, and is now the 'go to' country for high-tech, having assimilated the Koreas, Taiwan, as well as Japan, as in a signature move of apologist politics, Administrator Shinobu declared China to have full deed and title to Japan as war reparations for japanese atrocities in WWII. It also had something to do with the fact that our own military had to leave asia to fight the Second Civil War.
American Hydrogen, a true industry winner after the war, now operates in the Security Zone under a special treaty signed by the US and Mexico in a guaranteed nonagression pact that promises that the United States will no longer attack any part of Mexico, and that Mexico City is safe. In return, companies like American Hydrogen are free to operate in the security zone, making use of easy ocean access to produce hydrogen with large solar electric plants. President Kawasaki, in her signature speech, declared that 'America's days of oil dependency are officially over', a statement that did not sit well with former oil exporting nations in the middle east, who are currently still battling famine.
The African Union, having finally decided that unity and cooperation are more important than nationalism, have been helping the middle eastern nations in their time of crisis by exporting now-plentiful agricultural products, which were greatly facilitated by the same solar paints that now power our town car minis, using africa's plentiful sunshine to push back desertification through water purification and transport, irrigating most of africa as you once watered your lawn(which is now illegal in the United States due to the years-long water shortages we're only now recovering from, shortages largely attributed to lasting damage from the 2nd Civil War and global warming, which is believed to have dried up several aquifers, requiring all of New Arizona's water to now be imported from California..
Mexico, meanwhile, has moved forward after the war, recovering from the post-war famine and invested its' monies in schools and self-sustaining agriculture, passing new laws that mandate that all homes be largely self-sufficient including having enough land on which to grow food to support the entire household. This law has resulted in the destruction and redevelopment of many former apartment complexes, and has remapped the mexican landscape to what you see today. Similar legislation is under consideration in Congress for the United States, but is secondary to concerns of desertification in our southern states.
South america has been instrumental in helping us meet our energy needs through ethanol imports, as well as the northern states whose climate has warmed to the point where they can now support more tropical vegetation, like sugar cane.
California, now having suffered the Big Quake of 2018 on top of the destruction of its' economy, is starting to show signs of life.
After 11 years with no electricity, the People's Republic of Southern California has once again established regular electric service. While still technically part of the United States, PRSC counts itself separate and unique, and the muslim leadership is proud of their capacity to carry on their religious heritage despite basically being shut off from the rest of the world. While they tolerate spanish-speakers, all official business in PRSC is done in either arabic, or finnish. English is still widely spoken, but after all federal funding was cut to PRSC for refusing to recognize the Pledge of Allegiance, Finland was instrumental in helping them to recover economically. President Kawasaki is still in talks with Finland, as she feels it's important to maintain a good dialogue to prevent PRSC from being completely isolated and a future source of problems. The 50 foot perimeter wall that surrounds PRSC joins into the main Southern Security Barrier(northern side), and extends as far north as Bakersfield, and then west to the coast, south of where the worst quake damage was, which was estimated to have caused some 120 billion dollars in damage in just 3 minutes. While some have protested the fence, President Filmore's words of 2022 still ring true for many: 'Good fences make good neighbors'.
Economically, america is starting to recover again, and while horse breeding has essentially taken hold as the main way to ensure future transportation needs, hydrogen cars are now starting to take to the roads, much as they did 50 years ago, but with today's disadvantage of the lack of any real car companies, suitable roads to drive cars on, and of course road violence, which so far this year has only claimed 500 lives.
The Plague of 2038, which got the west coast largely quarantined, has largely been judged to have passed. Instances of Levaritism, have not been seen in nearly the numbers that caused it to be declared a plague during those times. Today, only some 4 million people are estimated to still have Levaritism, and those deemed contagious have been resettled in quarantine camps in Montana, and Wyoming. The impact of the Plague was drastic, and today's US population of 104 million is fortunate compared to the impact of Levaritism overseas. Despite its' recent advances in high-tech, China and India were hardest hit by the plague, which cost each country upwards of 200 million people. Isolation and cremation were found to be the only way to handle the disease, for which there's still no known cure today.
So, despite our war, natural disasters(don't forget the firestorm of '44 that put Kansas permanently out of business agriculturally), and a plague, president Kawasaki is happy with our national progress back from the brink. Even New New York is bustling, New Boston now boasts over 2 million people, and with rail service expected to resume over newly laid routes built along the reformed eastern coastline, it looks like there might even be talk of starting up the steel business again. While the northern part of the east coast more resembles a narrow peninsula, it is still widely held to be worthwhile to try and maintain trade with Maine.
While no one expected the Great Lakes to expand as a result of global warming, our canadian neighbors have been helpful, helping to build the Michigan Channel, and spent billions to help us with our recovery efforts. Some cities like Chicago will never be the same, those trying to hold on in Chicago have called it New Venice, but great concern is shared over the stability and future of a city that now relies on barges and small boats to get around, and some buildings simply can't be used anymore, thanks to undermined foundations. After deciding to demolish several tall buildings, it was determined that even if the retaining wall were to be built, normal commerce in Chicago would simply be impossible, hence the decision to remove the seat of government 20 miles inland. Some laughed at the decision of the New Chicago fathers to build their city center on a 30ft. high elevated platform of solid granite, but those that saw the flood waters don't argue about it.
New Chicago might even be one of the first cities to have an airport again, after all these years, although environmentalists are solidly against the idea, saying that taking up 'the old ways' will take us back to the old problems, plus the fact that there's now regular ship travel through what was once the polar ice cap.
The new hydrogen-powered ships, which generate their own fuel by sun and wind, can now reach europe in less than 14 days, certainly not as fast as older ships that ran on oil or coal as fuel, but still capable of carrying 20 tons of cargo. Conventional sailboats have come back into vogue also, with new industries rising in states like Oregon in support of sail-making.
'Mutant fishing' has become the new outdoor recreation sport, especially in areas where power plants that were completely immersed after the Grand Tsunami of 2031. 3-headed fish weighing over 25 pounds have now been caught, and although the FDA has not approved of them for human consumption,
sport anglers are not dissuaded from their avid interest in catching 'mutie-trout' etc.
The global treaty governing use of nuclear power now states that due to tectonic instabilities that have increased from formerly dry regions of the earth being inundated, that it's in the best interest of all people to agree not to build any more power plants in the future, as the east coast fault line that opened right under a power plant was completely unexpeted, and declared a complete impossibility by leading geologists. After Iran's disaster in 2032, when their nuclear power facility fell entirely into a cavity created when 6 billion gallons of crude oil suddenly drained away through the bedrock, an event attributed to the Iran Quake of 2031, it's hard to argue that one.
What was once New Orleans is now 30ft. underwater, a popular attraction for scuba divers, but still technically off-limits by federal Ghoul Laws enacted after hurricane Zelda put paid to Miami.
Biker gangs: Road violence is down this year by some 30%, thanks in part to the institution of New Army patrols whose shoot-on-sight orders has driven most of the violent biker gangs off the highways. 'Ride-by's are still a problem, much like the drive-by's of 50 years ago, but less so due to the fact that many cities have barricaded many of their streets against 'immigrants', as well as the fact that horses are still very expensive, and gasoline is now upwards of $30 a gallon. Draft horses are especially prized for their ability to drag even the larger automobiles to smelting stations. All in all, though, with one continuous freeway now again extending almost coast-to-coast, president Kawasaki said in her last address that 'things are getting back on track', and it may not be long until we have the internet again.
Global communications are still a problem, the solar flares of 2011 took care of satellite communications until at least 2150, according to experts, due to the high persistent ionization of our exosphere, which effectively forms a barrier that can't be penetrated by radio signals. While NASA was able to retrieve the space station crew, the space station 'splashed down' in western africa after 20 years of no guidance signals/tracking from ground stations. 'That purple glow you see at sunset, along with the sporadic st. elmo's fire that you can get off metal sometimes' has put back space travel by 100 years, according to one expert.
All in all, though, we're on our way back...
Scientists? About Solar Energy (Electricity)?
How Is Solar Energy Stored And Converted Electrically? And What Time Of Year Is Solar Energy The Greatest And Least?
In North America, the sun delivers approximately 1,300 watts per square metre at noon. Photovoltaic cells convert 15-20% of this power into electricity by a reaction in semiconductor materials where incoming photons knock electrons loose.
Regardless of the time of year or location, the greatest energy is available during the summer months because of the longer days and higher angle of the sun. The distance between the earth and the sun is not a factor because the difference is only about 1%; earth is slightly closer to the sun in December than in June.
What Is Dark Matter, And Anti Matter? And How Does It Have An Affect On Our Universe And Its Galaxies?
My Interest Is In Dark Matter Mostly And Its Affects On Our Universe Aswell As The Galaxies That Float Around In It. What Its Gravitational Properties Do To These Objects And What Not? And On Anti Matter I Have Very Little Understanding Of That Too. Thank You.
Antimatter is matter that has equal mass and opposite charge to normal matter. If it comes into contact with normal matter it causes mutual annihilation. Examples of antimatter are positrons, anti protons, anti neutrons etc. Here is antimatter (positrons) coming off a block of Potassium as protons decay into neutrons.
To learn more about positron decay click here.
As for dark matter.
Dark matter is matter we don't understand and can't see. It is speculated the vast majority of the universe is made of Dark matter, which remember is a generic term for any matter we can't see. We know it exists by the gravitational influence it has on matter we can see. As for the galaxies, we have observed that galaxies rotate in a strange way, namely the stars on the outer arms of the spirals orbit the centre of the galaxy roughly as fast as the stars close to the centre. This is not how gravity is supposed to work. Look at our solar system Mercury orbits the Sun every 88 days or so, Earth every 365 days and Neptune every 185 Earth years. So we expect the stars in the outer reaches of the galaxy to take longer to complete their orbits than those close to the centre. Since this is not the case there must be a heck of a lot more matter in this and every other galaxy than we can see with our telescopes.
Just remember dark matter simply means "we don't know the heck it is", the same goes for dark energy and dark flow, these are just words to describe something astronomers have observed that cosmologists and theoretical physicists can't yet explain.
How Many Volts Would It Takento Run A Very Small Air Conditioner And/Or Small Fan?
I Was Looking For The Amount Of Watts It Would Take To Run A Small Air Cooler(Not Nessisarily An Air Conditioner, Need Something That Doesn'T Condesnce And Leak) And The Watts It Would Take To Run A Small Fan Of About A 6 Inch To 1 Foot Diameter. And While I'M On Electricity. How Many Watts Does A Coffee Make Take. And How Hot Does The Average One Get.
An air cooler might take anywhere from 250 to 750 watts depending on the size. Small room fans might require as little as 150 watts; larger ones more. A coffee maker or any appliance that heats things is going to take a lot of power. Figure 750 - 1,000 watts for a coffee maker while making coffee and perhaps 100 watts while in the 'warm' idle mode. A drip coffee maker is designed to heat water to just below boiling, maybe 180 degrees. A percolator goes to boiling (that's how it works). Once the water reaches a preset temperature, both do into idle mode and require less power.
Air conditioners however are a different story. Figure 1,000 watts and up. A 6,000 BTU unit is probably rated around 12Amps at 120 volts or 1400 watts.
If you are hoping to use battery power with an inverter to get these units working, or a solar panel....remember that watts = volts x amps. So at lower voltage, you will need proportionately more amps, and much, much thicker wire, etc. etc. That's why small photovoltaic panels don't make much sense for high current, high power applications.