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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 resident to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.
Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard versus rising energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business value
Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy independence
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost variations in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to minimize 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 domestic solar panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that select to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The energy companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly 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 Future Of Solar Energy'S Technology?
I'Ve Been Thinking About Spending Over $30,000.00 On Solar Panels For My House For A While Because Our Electric Bill Is Often $300.00 Per Month. But A Construction Worker Who Is Friends With Someone In The Solar Energy Business Strongly Advised Me To Wait. He Said That Although The Solar Energy Business Has Been Around For 30 Years, Its Technology Is Still In It'S Infancy.
But Because Of Increasing Popularity, It Is Expected To Become Doubly As Effective And Cost A Lot Less (If Not Half As Much). But There Are Huge Government Rebates Right Now That Will Lower The Price And I Don'T Know How Long It Will Be Until The Technology Advances Come Around.
My Construction Friend Is Suggesting That Buying A Solar Panel Today Would Be Like Buying A Flat Screen Television When It First Came Out. They Cost Over $5,000 When They First Came Out. Now You Could Buy An Ever Better Set Than The One You Bought Only A Few Years Ago For Less Than $1,000.
Does Anybody Out There Have Any Inside Information On The Future Of Solar Energy Technology?
I don't have any inside information, but that is the way technology works. Solar panels are not very efficient at this point and are quite taxing on the environment with their production. If you figure 5% interest, Just the interest will cost you $1500 pr year. That leaves $2100 per year to pay off the initial investment. It will take almost 15 years to pay off the investment. I don't think they are cost effective at this time.
1 Kilowatt Solar Panel Help?
How Much Energy Does A 1 Kilowatt Solar Panel Produce In A Year? (Average)
You would be amazed how often I have answered this question. The answer is that it depends on your latitude and local weather . Let's see if I can give you enough information so that you can determine the answer for yourself.
A 1 kW solar panel is rated at 1 kW when it is exposed to a solar flux of 1 kW/m^2 (called a peak sun hour). There are readily available tables of effective peak sun hours per day by city (see Reference 1). Let's use Fairbanks, AK as an example (it is the first line of the table). Fairbanks get an average of 3.99 of peak sun hours per day on average. So your panel would produce 3.99 kW*hr per day on average.
It'S All About Solar Panels?
Dear Friends, I Am Very Much Worried About Global Warming, So To Contribute Something For Reducing Global Warming I Have Decided To Use Solar Panels. Can Anybody Tell Me What Is The Price Of These Solar Panels And Why People Are Not Using Them When They Are Environment Friendly. What Are The Pros And Cons Of These Solar Panels?
Solar panels are still very expensive. You will typically spend something around $20,000 to get a 4kWp system which will, over a year, produce about 8,000kWh in sunny California, or 3,500kWh in cloudy Britain.
3,500kWh would have powered my house of 5 people comfortably for the past few years, but you make far more power in summer than in winter; so you have to still be on the grid and sell it in summer, buy it in winter.
In most cases, solar panels are not economically viable. Prices are falling a lot - from 1990->2000 they dropped about 75%:
And thin film solar panel power stations are about 50-60% cheaper now than solar power was in 2000. But they're still not economic in most places.
Mike K's claim that solar panels produce more pollution than 'traditional' power is wrong. Coal is over 900g CO2/kWh, plus loads of pollution. Gas is ~400g CO2/kWh.
Solar is 60-150g CO2/kWh:
Future technologies, like thin film printing, are 20-30g CO2/kWh:
The wide range comes from how sunny it is in your area.
I've done some work with CdTe solar panels and all of the materials are recyclable; the biggest company puts money by to recycle every panel they sell. The energy use is also much smaller than that needed for pure silicon wafer cells.
Solarcity Free Solar Panels?
Was At Home Depot Today And A Solar City Sales Man Came Up To Me, Offering Me Free Solar Panels. He Said He Could Install Them On My Garage For Free, Free Installation, Free Panels. Promised Me It Wouldn'T Cost Me A Dime.
This Is Obviously Appealing To Someone Like Me Who Has A $200.00 Monthly Electrical Bill.
Now My Question Is This. Is This A Scam? Are There Any Hidden Fees Or Things I Should Be Weary Of?
- I Understand I May Not Save Tons Of Money, But If I Can Save Even Something As Low As $20 A Month I Would Be Happy. I Live In A Sunny Area And They Seem Very Interested In My Garage Roof.
Any Information Would Be Super-Helpful, Thank You.
What that means is free, considering the cost of electricity saved, i.e., no additional out-of-pocket costs. It could still be a good deal.
For example, your bill is now $200 a month. Maybe the solar drops your bill to $40 a month, and you pay $150 a month to SolarCity for the duration of the lease.
One thing to remember, though is that only works if your bill drops to $50 a month or less. If the panels don't produce enough, you may end up paying a $60 electric bill, and still $150 to Solar City, for the duration of the lease.
They will also count on getting your federal tax credit, so I don't know how that works into the price. Also, they must make money as a leaseholder or financer, so it shouldn't be as good a deal as simply installing panels and paying for the whole thing up front.
We installed solar electric in 2006, and it's still working great. If I had to do it over again, I think I'd get solar hot water first, though.
Solar Panel Charging Battery?
I'M Gonna Be Straight With You. I'M Way Out Of My Depth. I Have This Huge Science Project, Due In A Few Weeks, Where I Hav To Build A Model Electric Car From My Designs. Unfortunately, I Know Absolutely Nothing About Electricity. I Mean, I Sorta Know How It Works Fundamentally, But Not Any Of These Weirdo Units Of Measurement Or The Terminology. Anyway, My Goal Is To Recharge A Normal Rechargeable Battery With A Tiny Solar Panel.
If It Helps, The Back Of The Solar Panel Package Says &Quot;6 Volts 50Ma Solar Cell&Quot;. It Also Says Its N/P Silicon Type.
Also, I'D You Could Explain A Little About How It Works, I Would Really Appreciate It.
Okay.. I could start explaining you all the stuff but instead i am giving you some links which explain all of these in details, ie how to charge a battery using a 6V 50mA solar panel. I could be in detail if you would have mentioned the rating of the battery too. One point i would like to emphasize is that no one can give you a ready made idea or concept, you have to scrape it out from whatever smaller detail you get. Good luck.