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- 20 year warranty
- Transparent contracts
- State and federal incentives
- Roof repair if damaged during installation
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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, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous property owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower or perhaps remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.
#2 Earn a terrific return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense cost savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is a terrific method 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 property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer buying decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing business results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many homeowners decide to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- 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 Investment
The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of 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
How Do I Connect Open System Solar Collectors To Space Heat My Home?
Hi, I Have Installed Two 300 Liter Solar Water Heating Panels With Overhead Storage Tanks.
I Need To Know How To Connect These Panels To The Floor Heating, Radiator Diffusers And The Hot Water Tank Altogether.
Schematic Diagrams Will Be More Than Perfect.
solar heaters don't usually get enough sun on winter, so heating the floor will be very hard with a solar heater in winter.
In order to give you a decent diagram, will need to have a full diagram of your house hot water system.
Maybe the guys of earthstar can help you.
How To Hook Up A Solar Panel To A Car Battery?
I'M Buying A Csi Cs6p-235Px 235W Solar Panel At Www.Affordable-Solar.Com/Store/Solar-Panels/Csi-Cs6p-235Px-235W-Solar-Panel And Am Wondering If I Could Hook It Up To A Car Battery And Hook The Car Battery To A Normal Electrical Outlet.
If you could charge the battery, you could purchase a commercial inverter that supplied 110AC from the 12V DC. "hooking" it up to a normal electrical outlet through other means would be difficult and dangerous.
But that panel is 36V open circuit and works best at 29V (when in full sunlight). You can't just plug that in to a battery and have it work well without some help. It's designed to be part of a more complex electrical system.
Can Solar Panels Work In Extremely Cold Weather Like -30 F?
Yes, they can. There are some caveats. These include:
1. The ability to move electrons (or the moles between the electron holes). These can be affected by temperature.
2. The amorphous glass itself. Sometimes this is not able to conduct very well in low temperatures (water buildup or even frost on the glass itself.
3. Sputter on plastic solar cells don't work well in extreme cold because plastic tends to harden in this type of environment.
4. It is not cold that affects the solar cell. Space is cold. What really affects solar cells is water and humidity.
How Much Does Solar Panel Installation Materials Cost?
I'M Going To Do The Installation Myself (Father Is A Licensed Electrician), And There'S A Guy Selling Sharp 240 Watt Panels For $1/Watt, But What I'M Wondering Is How Much (Ballpark) Am I Looking At For Materials For A Rooftop Installation Of About 5K Watts? 23 Panels. Nothing Abnormal About The Installation, My Roof Is Standard Composite Shingles.
Racking is always a custom job, even if you're buying off-the-shelf componentry. Can't give even a ballpark, knowing nothing of your location, your roof, your roof construction, or even your latitude.
$5000 for 5kw of PV is a fabulous deal, like a too good to be true deal. Check your contact out, ascertain the deal is legit. And don't forget that once you've spent that $5k, you're still not even halfway home. As you've already pointed out there's the further cost associated with racking and installation, and let's not forget the cost associated with all the power conditioning hardware, electrical wiring materials and labor and you DIDN'T FORGET PERMITS, did you?
What Companies Are Leading The Way In Producing Affordable Solar Energy Panels For Homes And Businesses?
Please Provide Links If Possible.
That depends on what type of solar energy you mean... There is Thermal Solar and there is Photovoltaic ( PV ). Thermal solar uses the sun to heat water or some other liquid to transfer that energy to a system that requires heat or simply so you can have hot water. There also thermal solar systems that generate electricity but they again use heat to turn water to steam or another heat usage method to turn a turbine or generator.
The PV panels is what most people think of when they think solar panels. A panel that converts photons into electrical energy. Most of the PV panels (~86%) out there use silicon based systems that are often costly to produce. Some of the new technologies have to the possibility to produce cheaper panels but that technology is more than 10 years out...
Thermal panels are distributed by many many companies. Here is a big one that does pool heating systems... check out their commercial systems.
Here is a smaller company that does mainly residential stuff.
PV panels has a large list...
Kyocera------> probably one of the largest