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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many residents find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electric costs
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create 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 lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise helps you better projection and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Several studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial 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 United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Many homeowners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar company 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 energy business are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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
Which Is More Efficient, Solar Panels(Photovoltaic Cells) Or Solar Stirling Engine Generator?)?
By Efficient I Mean Which Produces More Watts Per Square Meter Of Sunlight
Let's say with a mirror, you can generate a temperature of 300 degrees C (crude number), or about 600 degrees K. If the air is 300 K, then that Carnot efficiency is 1 - 300/600 = 50%. A Stirling engine isn't perfect but let's say it can convert 80% of that into mechanical motion. So we're down to 40%. I'm being generous, but let's say that an expensive dynamo can harvest 80% of that as electrical energy. So we have 32%. If the assumptions are valid, that's better than any but the most exotic photovoltaic cells. But wait, the mirror has to track the sun, adding significant complexity and space to the system. Flat panels can be tiled right next to each other, while the parabolic reflector for the stirling engine must be spaced apart from the next one, so that the dishes don't shade each other. And, like any engine that runs for hours and hours each day, things can break.
Where To Get Solar Panels In Birmingham, Al?
We Are Considering Getting Solar Panels For Our Home Just South Of Birmingham, Al. We Know A Little And Are Trying To Educate Ourselves The Best We Can. But We Are Having A Hard Time Finding Anyone Around This Area. We Have Done The Yellow Page Thing, And Some &Quot;Green &Quot; Places Around Town. But To No Luck.....
Any electrical contractor could likely install them, and there are several Internet businesses that sell solar panels. You likely have no place there to get the kind of large panels you need for a house.
Look at your local regulations. Your utility may not allow grid-tie, so you may have to set up an off-grid system with batteries and use separate wiring or a transfer switch.
One thing a lot of people neglect is hail protection. In Birmingham, you're likely to have large hail (larger than golf ball size) every couple of years in the spring. You need to work out a way of covering them in advance of severe weather. Most panels will take up to golf-ball size hail with no problem.
PS, I've done this myself, and have considerably more information. Email if you're interested.
Anyone Have Or Know Someone Who Has Solar Panels Installed In Their Home? Is It Worth Getting?
I'Ve Seen A Couple Homes Around My Town That Have Solar Power And I Live In The Desert, Where The Sun Is Shinning And It Gets Really Hot During The Summer. We Run Our Air Conditioner A Lot Making Our Electricity Bill High.
So I Just Wanted To Know If Anyone Has Or Knows Anyone That Has Solar Panels? Are They Worth Getting And Is It The Same As Having Electricity?
I have been doing my homework on these for a couple of years now and have decided that for me, they aren't worth the investment at this time because a huge area needs to be dedicated for the panels in my particular situation and you can easily spend the equivalent of the cost of a luxury car on solar panels. The problem comes in when they don't pay for themselves as "quickly" as many people say they do, which happens a lot. Spending up to six figures and waiting for the expenditure to "pay for itself" can be very frustrating when you find that will happen 20 or 30 years down the road and not the 2 or 3 as is sometimes suggested.
Also, some people find that they have problems with their roofing that needs to be addressed before the panels are installed. Things such as leaks, sagging roofs, etc., can lead to greater issues after the expense and labor of panel installation has taken place. Then, you'll be looking at more costs to remove panels, repair the roof, and re-install the panels. Typically, you would have people that are knowledgeable enough to thoroughly inspect the roof (or any area the panels will be installed), but that is not always the case and you could be left holding the bag.
If you go all out to include whole house service from the solar panels, you will not notice much if any difference between solar power and your electric company. If you're in the desert and have plenty of room for the panels, you should be okay. However, there are lots of ways to attack that electric bill without spending thousands on solar panels.
Have you installed the new energy saving lightbulbs throughout your home? Have you switched to a tankless water heater? Have you got at least double, if not triple paned windows? Energy efficient doors and appliances? Have you tried using portable solar panels for certain appliances? Is your home insulated well? Are all the holes and cracks plugged and insulated? Is your HVAC system an energy efficient and well maintained one?
After you have done ALL of these things, you will see a difference in your electric bill and will likely have spent no more than, and likely LESS, the cost of buying and installing solar panels. However, the difference is that all of these things work in concert to increase your comfort and the home's efficiency without paying for the equivalent of a hot new Mercedes convertible.
Is It Difficult To Make And Install Your Own Solar Panel?
I Don'T Have Any Background Or Knowledge In Making And Installing Solar Panels, But Am Interested In Taking Out A Couple Books Or Watching Online Videos About Making And Installing Solar Panels.
How Difficult Is This To Do? Is It Practical? Expensive? Will I Save Money Or Lose Money?
Where To Start?
As all the smart guys above told you, it's very difficult to make a solar panel. But you can buy one (or more) on-line or in Costco. Some of these panels come with installation kit so you can try to install them yourself. Prices from $500 to $10000 and more. The more you spend on a panels the more you save later. But it also depends on were you live - you wont save much in Seattle.
You should start by reading and learning more. Or find an installer and ask for estimate: http://joetheplumbernet.com/JTP_how_find...
What Should I Look For When Buying Solar Panels For My Home?
I'M Sure I'D Need More Than One, So Should I Go For The Higher Watt Models Or Does It Really Matter.
try a company like travis perkins they deal with this sort off thing