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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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Commercial Uses Of Wind Turbines

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Cheap energy is the dream of the modern era. The energy capacity of water is being capped since ages and the use of solar energy is gaining popularity. A new development in this direction is production of energy using wind. The windmills have been in service since long for milling of cereals but their potential for electricity generation is a new dimension. They appear to be a promising and cheap source of energy with no harmful environmental hazards.

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are successfully being used in UK and many parts of the globe in generation of electricity for the people. It is a good opportunity for power users in reducing their energy cost and developing strong infrastructures, which support the wind turbine technology. Wind power is capable of fulfilling one half of our energy needs and it is not a new concept for many industrial users. One example of the potential of wind turbines is the Coemi 55/15 50kW turbine that can generate up to 188,000 kWhs per annum.

Commercial Interest

The sources of alternative energy are a blessing for consumers sick of load shedding and electricity bills. As against the traditional energy sources of oil and gas, the wind energy provides a safe and environment friendly option. Wind power could be utilized to generate innumerable business profits by providing electricity for both domestic as well as the industrial purposes. Assessing the vast potential of the energy capacity of wind, a large number of investors are concentrating on this technology. Wind turbines for commercial users can become an amazing revenue earning opportunity.

Advantages Of Wind turbines

Wind power creates positive impact upon the environment as well as upon the cost of the electricity.

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Solar Powered Mobile Chargers

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Energy is the soul of the modern era. The depletion of our conventional energy sources like oil and gas has troubled the scientific community since long and they are looking for alternative energy resources. This research for alternative and environmentally safe energy sources has lead to development of fuels like ethanol but the biggest, though a bit expensive to start with, revelation is the use of solar energy for powering up our life

Solar Energy

Solar energy is an un-harnessed area with vast potential. The energy reaches the earth in form of light and heat which is used by the life on earth. But the light rays have a capability to produce energy once they are used by the solar cells made up of photoreceptors. These solar cells may be used to power the wrist watch or power an automobile. The principle remains the same and that is to convert light into electricity.

Solar Power Mobile Charger

Solar power mobile charger is used for the purpose of charging from direct sunlight. It powers itself from the sunlight or any light source and in turn supplies this electric current to the battery of the mobile set. These power chargers come in a wide range of capacities and you must choose carefully the correct charger giving the right amount of current in units of amperes and watts to power your mobile phone. Also the compatible accessories like wires with suitable ports for plugging into your battery must be procured.

In Case of Emergency

Mobile phones are an ideal way to communicate from far off distances and they are the means for calling help in an emergency. However, their dependence on battery and limitation of talk time or standby times may cause them to be out of function once you need them the most. Solar power mobile charger can store energy up to hours depends upon the storage and capability of device.

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Review Of SunPower Solar Systems

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The quest for renewable energy sources has continued through out the history. The pace further picked up during the last decade and now the companies are investing huge amounts in research and development of alternate energy sources. The capacity of solar power has been taken note of by the world community and efforts are being made to harness it. SunPower Solar Systems is one of the companies that joined the race to develop solar energy for domestic users.

History Of SunPower Solar Systems

SunPower Solar is a company with its manufacturing done at Philippines. It is a public sector company with its headquarters located at San Jose, California. The company aims at reducing the initial cost of installing the solar energy systems for the domestic users.

Technology Of SunPower Solar

SunPower Solar specializes in manufacture of solar panels and high quality photovoltaic cells. The company also produces good quality roof tiles which are capable for using the solar energy in optimum manner.

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Getting Residential Solar System in Michigan

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one of the Michigan solar specialists will call you. He will advise you about solar evaluation with no charges and also provide you with the newest details about the price cuts and tax rebates in Michigan.

Survey

Make an option of the solar power Solution(s) for your home. Tick on all those options that are relevant to you:

  • Solar Pool Heater
  • Solar Water Heater
  • Solar Heater

Solar residential system

 

Try to Furnish More Precise Information

If you furnish the more precise information, you will have the more correct evaluation. This is especially right for the sum of your electricity bill on monthly basis. If the information is combined with the company that supplies you power, its prices can be verified through some other mean, and you will be able to know about more precise usage of your exiting requirement of electricity on monthly basis..

These details will help you to decide about the number of solar panels needed to provide you the percentage of solar power you would like to achieve.

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Solar Pioneer Program for Homeowners

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Solar panels are the best way to generate electricity for the home use. In America many companies are also promoting the use of solar panels by providing very reasonable loans for the solar energy systems. Government also provides subsidy on the solar panels so that every one can use and install these panels in home and can save more energy.

Solar panels are especially designed according to the use of users and to minimize the energy crises. These solar energy systems are very useful for you and also for the environment and society.

Useful aspects of solar energy

Useful aspects of solar energy

There are many useful aspects of solar energy. Following are some points that show the benefits of solar energy.

  • Solar panels are helpful for the environment, as they do not produce any pollutant in the environment.
  • Solar panels also help to minimize the consumption and usage of fossil fuels, as you do not need to burn natural gas or petrol for the electricity generators.

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8 Signs that Solar Power will Change the World

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The solar power is increasingly becoming economically feasible as the new mode of power generation, the solar power is eco friendly and very economical as compared to the other methods of power generation. Investment has started making its way to the solar power generation projects and the technology is continuously evolving, becoming more and more efficient. It looks as if it shall become the major source of power generation in a short time.

Solar Power Generation Prices are getting Competitive

The factor that till a few years back kept solar power from overtaking the power generation as a major production source was it being expensive. When compared with the coal generated power, the coal generated power was a remarkable 90% cheaper than the solar power generation. Now the changed and recession hit economy of the world has played a major role in bringing down the prices of solar panel from 10%—30% in the last six months. Contributed to this lowered price is also the investment that is making its way in this power generation means, an example being the 3 times lowered prices since May, of the Sharp solar panel from a $5/watt last year to $4/watt. Many of the projects which previously could not be considered would now become feasible because of this price decrease. Read the full story

What is Free Energy?

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Typically, one sort of energy, known as “free of cost energy” is a widely discussed issue now a days. With the advent of appropriate scientific developments we can extract the energy directly from the atmosphere, and which is unlimited in supply. The discussions are mainly about its availability or non-availability, and if available the supply is unlimited or not, and if it is available the costs involved in making it available.

What it Free Energy

The discussions also involve the verification of the claims of its supporters that it would be efficient to consume resources to investigate and cultivate it, as a probable alternative energy source.

The Basic Concept

The term “free energy gadget” has multiple notations when we talk about it. One of the possible outcomes of such a gadget is that it accumulates energy from a source which is not scientifically proven, and transfers it to the other source. And off course, it is free of cost too. It may also be some sort of a machine which accumulates cost free energy or a famous uninterrupted motion vehicle. Such an uninterrupted motion vehicle as its name suggests, it will move everlastingly and will never need to be refueled. It looks beyond the reality now. But it is not beyond the reality to develop such scientific techniques which may convert energy hovering in the environment.

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How to Seek Grants for Alternative Energy

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You may be aspiring to do some study and want to build up alternative energy expertise on that basis. You may also desire to establish it as a non-profit business. For that purpose, you do require funding from the Federal as well as the state governments.

The Need for Alternative Energy Sources

The govt. funding for seeking up information and nurturing up the alternative energy have been largely publicized by the elected officials currently on various levels, like Federal, State and Town. In fact, the President of U.S is also very concerned about this issue.  The reality is that now as a nation, we have accepted the truth that we have to search for and enlarge the alternative energy resources as against the relic oils that we are currently using. The reason is that these fuels are slowly depleting. Now, it has become very expensive to extract these. Additionally these fuels are also polluting the surrounding as well as the quality of air

Govt. Grant Programs

If you look into more details, you will find that govt. has been offering a huge range of funding plans for that purpose. In this regard, you must consider the most vital fact in essence of that; Govt. funding is normally offered free of cost. It is not a lending activity for which you have to make interest repayments. In fact, you don’t have to return these funds to Govt. Nonetheless, in order to be eligible for this grant (since entails the grant of free money from the government), you have to fulfill a large number of pre-requisites. Read the full story

World Future Energy Summit 2010

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The World Future Energy Summit will take place in Abu Dhabi this month, starting from the 18th Jan, till 21st Jan. This third World Future Energy Summit will scrutinize the implications of the decisions that were taken at the Copenhagen climate change summit, and discuss renewable energy alternatives available.

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A forum of world leaders, policy makers, industry experts, thinkers, investors and researchers from over 100 countries are expected to sit together to discuss that renewable energy is not a threat to oil producing economies, but instead, it provides new business opportunities.

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Think City: New Electric Car for U.S. Markets

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Think is a Oslo-based car company that makes electric-cars. Last month, It rolled out its first electric car for European market from its plant in Finland. Think chief executive announced that they will be building their first car in December, 2011 at the newly constructed plant in Indiana. Think City 2008.

The new subcompact electric car is currently being called “Think City”. Company is planning to sell the first car in U.S. as early as October, 2010. These early models will be imported from Finland. These cars will be followed by production of U.S. produced cars in January, 2011. Mr. Richard Canny, CEO of Think has been quoted as a source of above information.

Think is likely to make an investment of around $50 million at its assembly plant in Elkhart County, Indiana. The auto manufacturer is expecting to get around $20 million in subsidy from U. S. Government in shape of tax incentives and human resource development funds.

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