|America's energy problems will only be solved by a national transition to renewable energy.
This country generates 71% of its electricity using fossil fuels, and in the course of doing so, emits 10.3 million tons of sulfur dioxide, 3.9 million tons of nitrogen oxides, 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide , and over 50 tons of mercury a year. These emissions are toxic to human health and constitute a serious public health problem. A recent report by ABT Associates concluded that fine particle emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation kill around 30,000 Americans a year, a rate higher than those killed by drunk driving or homicide. In addition to the serious human health effects, emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation are the single largest contributor to global warming, responsible for 36% of the country's emissions of carbon dioxide.
Global warming is the most significant environmental threat facing the world today, with predicted effects ranging from a dramatic rise in sea levels, inundating many heavily-populated parts of the world; habitat changes that could wipe out entire ecosystems; and increasingly severe weather patterns that are anticipated to cost billions.
Solar energy is a mature technology with the potential to play a large part of the solution.
What can be done right now? With current technology, solar energy can supply much of the electricity that our country needs. The benefits of solar are clear:
The question is not should we transition to renewable energy — fossil fuels, after all are a finite resource and will run out eventually. The more accurate question is: when.
- Clean. Really clean, as in zero emissions. In the US, emissions from electricity generation are the single largest contributor to global warming, as well as toxic to human health and the environment.
- Reliable. With no moving parts, solar panels need little maintenance and come with 25-year warranties standard.
- Homegrown. The fuel is delivered every day, to every corner of the globe, free of charge, until the end of time. Energy independence is a critical priority for our country.
We believe that it better to make the transition now, before releasing all the carbon currently trapped in fossil fuels into the atmosphere, rather than after.
We believe that our country could benefit now from greater energy independence, and the sooner we begin the transition, the sooner we can reap the benefits.
We believe that it is better to invest in technologies of the future rather than technologies of the past.
What is photovoltaic's?
Photovoltaic technology is considered to be the most promising and elegant means of renewable energy production for the present time and the future. Sun will provides us with easy and reliable way of converting sunlight directly into electricity for our homes and offices.
PV-generated power offers advantages over diesel generators, primary (one-time use) batteries, and even conventional utility power. These benefits make PV the power of choice in more and more cases every day:
With no moving parts, the cells require little upkeep. These low-maintenance, cost-effective PV systems are ideal for supplying power
What is net metering?
Net metering is different form what you buy from your local electric company and what you generate how ever with net metering you only charged for the net amount electricity that you use Currently net metering is offered in more than 35 states.
46+ states now have “net metering” programs to encourage the use of renewables on grid. If you inter-tie your system to the utility power Grid you can sell excess power back to the utility. It’s quite a thrill to watch your utility meter spin backwards! With a battery based system, the inverter will automatically switch to powering your loads from the battery in the event of an electrical grid black out. When the grid comes back on, it automatically switches back. In a battery less system, the RE sources automatically disconnect in the event of an outage. You will go dark along with everyone else.