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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 a/c, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing 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 considerable, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably lower or perhaps remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 minimize your energy expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.
#2 Make an excellent return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against increasing energy costs
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous ten years, residential electrical power costs have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also assists you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.
#4 Boost your property value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks 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 higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are very important elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving company 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 house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 utility business are notorious for their changing and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine how much electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at what price, 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
Which Lasts Longer, Batteries Or Solar Panels?
Which One Lasts Longer?
I'm not sure how to approach your question. batteries and solar panels aren't really comparable. Solar panels make electricity from sunlight hitting them, while batteries just store electricity. Fundamentally, they are different technologies. One is an energy producer, the other is an energy storage medium.
What Negative Environmental Impacts Are There From Manufacturing Solar Panels?
I'D Like To Green Up My Existing Home During Our Next Remodel, But My Husband Reminded Me That The Materials, Energy, Low Returnn, Not To Mention The Aesthetic Scar On Nature Really Didn'T Outweigh The Productivity Yet. He Suggested Designing Passive Solar Passages On The South Side With Convection And Wind Energy To Disburse The Household Heat.
I get the impression PV panels have become quite fashionable in the States, I heard of someone in the UK placing a panel on the north side of the building "because that's where people will see it".
I'm not sure on the amont of embedded energy in PV panels, it is too significant to be the best option environmentally in the context of installing them on an house which is on grid.
You've got yourself a smart man there. I have heard about people using fans to move heat from the south to noth side with success, I'm not sure you mean wind energy as such.
Below is a link to a book on the subject.
Don't forget your solar water heating, not pretty, but probably worth it.
Solar Power Energy - How To Make The Panels Work!?
For A Project I Have To Make Solar Panels Produce Energy, Does Anyone Know How I Would Do This? I Found Where I Can Buy The Panels But I Dont Know How To Get To Them Creating Energy In Order To Produce Warm Heat Or Cool Air, Any Suggestions Or Sites That Would Help?
Facade: First, the panels must obviously face south to gain the most energy at mid day (meridian, when the sun is at it's highest point).
Declination angle: The panels should be angled at an ideal 52 degrees above the horizon so that the maximum flat part of the panel is exposed to the sun at meridian.
For heat: The top part of the panel will be hot and that is where you would have a vent (connect a tube or duct at this point to direct the heat to a place where it will be used or stored).
For cooling: The panel needs to be up high so that the air duct at the bottom of the panel comes from the room where there is cooler air. The hot panel with the top vent open, will draw the cooler air up out of the room (remember, hot air rises) If the room is connected to an earth tube, it will really start to get cool. You can simulate an earth tube for your project by using a metal tube in the shape of a 'U' and placing it in a deep tray filled with ice. Connect with air tube feeding into the room.
Buy (or borrow) a number of thermometers to show the temperature at every important point in the system (panel air out, panel air in, room air, earth tube air, etc. - just run it and experiment).
I hope this gives you an idea of how to start.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
For Instance, How Much Would It Cost To Buy Solar Panels Which Could Power One Hypothetical Standard American Home Of Two Parents And One Child?
Go to altenergysource.com there you will find some energy alternatives. such as solar panel heating 1 panel heats 1000 sq foot home It cost around $1600 a panel. I thought it was interesting and am considering getting one. take a look and tell me what you think my yahoo [email protected]
How Can You Get Affordable Solar Panels?
I Was Watching An Idiot Abroad, And I Saw A Family That Lived In Tent Like Huts, With No Plumbing. And They Had A Solar Panel, Now If They Can Afford It, I Know I Can. Where Do You Get Cheap Ones?
We are having solar panels installed this Friday. Call a company called "Solar City". You can work it through them 3 different ways, you can buy them out right and reap 100% savings, or lease them (like we are) and sign a contract. You won't pay a dime to lease them but your savings won't be as much. The plus side is, you don't have the huge expense either and they are responsible for the maintenance. Lastly, you can lease as the latter option, and purchase during any point of the lease at a pro-rata cost. You can also chose to buy the panels cheaply when your lease is up, but they may be very outdated by then.
We have found Solar City top notch, highly trained, extremely polite and considerate. We found them set up at Home Depot. It took from about last January, I think it was, until this Friday, for installation, and then it will be about another 6 weeks until the service is actually turned on. Government red tape, etc.
Good luck. I hope this helped.