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Solar System A Growing Source Of Energy

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Global warming, energy crises and greenhouse effects are worldwide concerns. All countries are insistently pursuing other safe alternatives of energy sources. Solar system is on top priority list among other alternative sources of energy. Countries are investing extra money in the field of research for the development of a solar energy system.

Solar system produces 0.1 percent of electricity in U.S.A. It will increase up to 10 percent. It offers competitive cost than other sources of energy.

Competitive Costs

Some factors influence the costs of a solar system. The Size of a system, required energy and a location of installation, set price of a solar system. Average cost of an installed system roughly estimated about $36,000 for a home of 2500 square foot.  This estimated cost is about 4 Kwh at $9 per watt. This estimation is not accurate. It just provides an idea of the cost.

Determine Size Of Solar System

The size of a home does not determine the size and the consumption of a solar system. Just call a representative and ask him to calculate the size of a solar system for your home. He will call your utility power company and get your monthly or daily electric usage in kilowatt hours. This information is also available in the copies of electric bills.

Tax Credits And Rebates

High Costs of Electricity in USA dissatisfy thousands of utility consumers. They enjoyed tax credits and generous discounts. Credits and discounts are available for the installation of solar electric system for household and business venues. The State of California for instance offers 15% tax credit and $4000.00 (per kilowatt) as a cash rebate for the solar electric system.

Photovoltaic panels

New solar system generates free energy from the sun and runs TVs, refrigerators, pumps, computers and many other appliances. Photovoltaic panels produce power directly through sunlight. Photovoltaic panels use semiconductors made up of various components. These panels are first preference of residential solar system.

Solar Thermal Collectors

This is another way of trapping, absorbing and transferring heat from sunlight in the form of warm water or air.  Solar energy system has a long way to go. It moves in a right direction with better incentives.

Configuration Of Solar Electric System

The Solar Photovoltaic Array is a unit that collects the energy from a sun. It is on the top of a roof in a south direction. So it gets maximum exposure to the sun.

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Basics of Sun Run Lease in LA and Arizona

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Sun Run has introduced a solar lease program available in Los Angeles (LADWP) utility and Arizona, though the Sun Run is basically known for Solar PPAs.

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Resedential Solar Lease

This lease is basically a relief for people who usually refrain from the lease because of the high upfront cost of the solar program. The upfront cost for the solar lease is typically $500 but this upfront cost could be less or zip in some utilities of Arizona. This solar lease agreement is for a period of 18 years and in case the house owner moves out of the house the Sun Run lease shall offer you three options firstly, the lease can be transferred in the name of the new homeowner, secondly, you can buy out the remaining agreement and thirdly the system can be bought at a predetermined cost.

Qualifying For the Lease

In order to qualify for the lease, a good to excellent credit is required and an ability to pay is also determined. However, the Sun Run says that other than the FICO Score it takes more things into their consideration for qualifying for the lease as well. The Lease agreement does not place any kind of lien on the home, or dip into the home equity.

Maintenance Forms a Part of the Lease Payments

The lease payments includes the maintenance of the equipment as well, the good news is that it also includes the inverter, which usually starts creating troubles between twelve to fifteen years of its installation.

The First Year Lease Program Payment

The first year of the lease program payment, which combines the solar lease and utility bill, is calculated by the Sun Ray Lease to be equal to what is being already paid by the home owner.

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Why Do I Need a Solar Inverter?

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A set of photovoltaic consist of silicon wafers which absorb sunlight form the atmosphere and convert it into electricity. The electricity so produced is direct current (DC) which we cannot use directly to run our daily household electronic or electric devices. In order to convert the DC into alternating current (AC) we need an electronic deice commonly know as solar inverter. The current so generated by using the direct current by the inverter is used to power our daily household electricity consuming equipments.

Direct Current Functions

Direct Current Functions

Direct Current represents flow of electrons in one direction with a regular strength. The flow of the electrons is from negative node to the positive one. To understand the flow of direct current one can take case of batteries commonly used in vehicles or even smaller batteries used in battery operated devices. Other examples of DC are solar power cells, solar power systems etc. Although, almost every electronic circuit operates on DC but the problem with DC is it cannot be transmitted to use it away form its original place of generation.

Alternating Current Functions

Conversely the alternating current (AC) continues change its direction and its strength also keep variations. Probably due to the rapid change in directions of the current on alternates it is named alternating current. Step-up and Step-down transformers are used to increase and decrease respectively the voltage power of AC. Due to this functionality the AC is easy to transmit from the location of its generation to the locations of its use.

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Best Deals on Solar Power Kits

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The concerns regarding the global warming and the damage sustained by the environment as a result of increased carbon production are on rise. This situation is very detrimental to our eco-system and our environment and of course the ozone layer. The focus is now being shifted to ways of energy production that is environment friendly, cheap and efficient.

Go Green

Solar energy popularity and awareness is on the rise, ample information is now available about it everywhere from internet to magazines and papers. Solar cells and panels are easily available, with the advancement in solar technology, solar panel size has actually reduced and now it does not need a very big space to be installed. If looked after properly the solar panel may have a life that may spread over many years, so it would be one time investments and the profit would be reaped over for many years.

Go Green

You can contribute to the betterment of the environment by making optimum use of the solar energy, help save earth precious and fast depleting resources, controlling pollution and the carbon production. By helping in controlling the environmental damage you will also help yourself save a lot amount in lieu of energy bill and your dependence on the power supplying company will be greatly reduced.

The Solar Panels Available In the Market

A search on the internet shall bring you across a lot of websites that are offering residential energy alternatives, so your dependence on the electric companies may be minimized and the heavy amount that you pay them may be saved.

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Best Deals on Solar Power Kits

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Day by day world’s environment is getting polluted; you will see anchors talking about global warming on every next channel. People are much more concerned about clean and decontaminated environment and wish for safe and secure accommodations.  Energy sources are also getting extinct. All these problems gave rise to Green House System. Now is the time to solve these problems by alternative power sources that does not contribute to climate change.

Selection of Solar Kits

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Many solar power kits are available in the markets. A person having basic understanding of DIY can easily choose those which are best among them.

Information and Availability

You can get information about residential alternative energy solutions from different websites. Solar power kits are in advent now-a-days. It is not difficult to deal with them; they are available with simple and comprehensible instructions. The required material and tools can be easily found in most home workshops and local hardware stores.

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Step by Step Guide to Residential Solar Power System

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For the installation of a Photovoltaic Solar Energy System, firstly you have to check out that how much solar energy is usually absorbed by your panel which depends on the mean daily solar radiations for your area.

1. Calculating the Potential Solar Radiation Power

The average Solar energy obtained is about 4-5 kWh/m2/day, in most of the areas but in some areas it even reaches to 8.

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In order to check your area, please concern to this map which is provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Resource Assessment Program. In the units kWh/m2/day, where kWh stands for kilowatt hour, with “m” is the area of the absorber, for this case, the photovoltaic cell, with square meters. Where the solar panels work with the efficiency of ranging from 7 to 17%.

Solar Radiation (kWh/m2/day) X % of Solar Panel’s Efficiency (7%) = Tot, Power in kW a solar Panel (2m2) can generate Daily

Keeping in mind the above formula, your habitat consist of an average solar radiation of 4.5 kWh/m2/day in the surface area of about 1m2 of photovoltaic cells, then the resultant can be 0.315 kWh/day (315 Watt/day) with the efficiency of about 7% of an average solar panel.

2. Determine Your Average Energy Usage

Once you come to know that how much solar energy you are obtaining from the sun then you can calculate that how much energy you need on your recent energy involvement.

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Best Deals on Solar Power Kits

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The tendency to build green home has been widely admired by large number of people.

Environment is a Hot Issue

The ecological issues are very hot these days; especially these are very popular on media. Each of the newscasters is discussing on carbon deposits or global warming on daily basis. If you intent to utilize a power proficient system, then you better initiate to replace a fraction of your energy requirements to such a source as substitute that does not affect environment.

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Solar Kit and DIY

You must try to acquire some solar kit out of the many available in the market, if you do concur with DIY (Do It Yourself) approach.

Easy Availability of Solar Kits

You can start with internet search tools for information regarding residential alternative energy sources. You will find a lot of websites. Solar power kits are highly in demand these days. They are sold with well defined and simple guidelines that one can easily comprehend. Many of the home workshops and local peripherals stores/shops sell the requisite apparatus and matter.

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Energy Efficient Home Upgrades With Tax Credits

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If you want to claim federal tax credits in order to make your home more energy efficient, you still have some time.

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By incorporating some energy efficient appliances in your home, you can receive up to $1,500 in federal tax credits. Moreover, if you opt for multiple upgrades, you could get more than $10,000, although you’ll also be spending quite a bundle.

However, do read the fine print and find out all the details before you decide about any credit option. There are many federal tax credits that apply only to your primary residence and to existing homes. Furthermore, not all Energy Star appliances qualify, so you will have to do some research, as all the chosen products have to meet specific criteria.

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