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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing 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 substantial, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly lower and even remove your electrical expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, company, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part 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 do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.
#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past ten years, residential electricity rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.
#4 Increase your home worth
Numerous studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster 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 property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial 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 key component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate variations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.
#7 Protect the environment
Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Conserving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous homeowners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy business are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and easy math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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 The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
Thin cell solar panels which used cadmium telluride or other substances bonded to thin substrate. Such panels are lighter and could lower the cost of solar power from 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of conventinal silicon based systems. One of the first companies involved with the process, First Solar, raised around 20 billion dollars in it's IPO....worth more than GM.
Another process which uses nanotechnology can produce solar power from a thin sheet ...almost like paint or paper. And another process called PETE can improve efficiencies by capturing heat as well as solar rays.
"Imagine a solar panel without the panel. Just a coating, thin as a layer of paint, that takes light and converts it to electricity. PopSci’s Innovation of the Year for 2007 is a solar cell that can be printed like paper and applied to roofs or any other flat surface, delivering solar energy at 1/10th the cost of a traditional glass and silicon cell"
"New solar energy conversion process discovered by Stanford engineers could revamp solar power production
A new process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity could offer more than double the efficiency of existing solar cell technology, say the Stanford engineers who discovered it and proved that it works. The process, called "photon enhanced thermionic emission," or PETE, could reduce the costs of solar energy production enough for it to compete with oil as an energy source."
Thin cell solar versus photovoltaic...
"New World Record Achieved In Solar Cell Technology
ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2006) — U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner has announced that with DOE funding, a concentrator solar cell produced by Boeing-Spectrolab has recently achieved a world-record conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, establishing a new milestone in sunlight-to-electricity performance. This breakthrough may lead to systems with an installation cost of only $3 per watt, producing electricity at a cost of 8-10 cents per kilowatt-hour, making solar electricity a more cost-competitive and integral part of our nation's energy mix"
Biomimicry methods ....
"Physicist Discovers That Hornet's Outer Shell Can Harvest Solar Power"
Electric Solar Panels?
How Much Would Solar Electric Panels Increase A Homes Value
We Are In A $125,000 House, The Panels And Water Heater Panels Are Costing Us About $26,000 With The Rebates. Thanks For An Estimate
You should talk to a real estate agent to get a real quote. It depends on a lot of factors.
I doubt that the value is now 125+26 = 151k
Out Of Curiosity What Size Diameter Of A Hail Stone Can Solar Panels Endure?
With The Wild Weather Increasing Wouldnt It Seem Pointless To Put Them In Areas Where They Are Prone For Hailstorms.Anywhere East Of Tornado Alley Is A Bad Idea
Solar panels are extremely sensitive and anything above a dime size i imagine you would need to replace.
What Are Some Problems With Solar Photovoltaic Cells?
Actually, the loss efficiency is more in the 0.5% - 1% per year. There is no way the manufacturer would guarantee a 25 year warranty, if it losses production at 5% a year. They typically guarantee a efficiency of more than 80%.
I would say the main problem with solar is that it is not for every household. Homes that have less than $100 in electricity bill wouldn't benefit much from installation. Cost is high, but there is the government and federal gov't helping pay for a big portion of the cost. It typically more affordable to higher income households, but we offer lease programs for those who don't have the money to make a down payment.
Solar cells work during the day even on cloudy days, but not as efficient on sunny days of course. Another problem is that it's usually fixed on roofs, so if there isn't many angles facing south, it will require more panels to maximize energy retention.
How Much Will Solar Panels Cost To Power Our Home?
It Would Be Nice To Go Green But It Needs To Make Sense Money Wise. We Have A 1,300 Square Foot Home On The Beach Home With Plenty Of Sun. Our Electric Bill Is 100 Bucks A Month Give Or Take. How Much Will Solar Panels Cost And How Many Solar Panels Will We Need To Effectively Power Our Home.
You could easily knock 40 percent or more from your power bill by using a manual on off switch on your electric hot water heater and check efficiency of any electric refrigerator and or freezers.
Like you say, your place is on the water, wind power would be the best way to go because of onshore winds which would get you up and running for much less than solar and likely be good 24 / 7 rather than daylight only.