Solar Energy

By: Grace, Madison, Akshee, and Rohit

Solar Energy

Solar energy is a great alternative energy that uses the sun's rays to create energy. It can


  • Heat water
  • Heat homes
  • Create electricity


What needs to be Changed?


  • Extra wiring needs to be added to cooperate with the panels.
  • We will need to fix the roof up after the installments.
  • The electricity wiring will have to be altered.

Maintenince

- The solar panels will be monitored by Solarcity

- Solar panels last for 20-25 years

- We are thinking for Solarcity to install the solar panels atop the roof.

- Since they are maintaining the panels already,we don't need to worry about their damage,because Solarcity will fix that for free.

Cost

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • A solar panel can last up to 20-25 years if maintained correctly.
  • Using our plan will help the school save money.
  • We don’t have to pay any down payment
  • We only need to pay them for the energy the solar panels produce.
  • We would have enough space on the roof for the solar panels.
  • We sign a 20 or 30 year warranty
  • They monitor the solar panels and check on them monthly.


Cons

  • If the plan doesn't work we will have to wait many years before our warranty is done.
  • 3 Kilowatts cost $25-$100 monthly
  • The cost for the kilowatts increase 0-2.9% each year, for 20-30 years.
  • Trees, agriculture, and tall buildings can block the sunlight from reaching the solar panel.

Bibliography

Images


AleSpa. "File:Photovoltaik Dachanlage Hannover - Schwarze Heide - 1 MW.jpg." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Photovoltaik_Dachanlage_Hannover_-_Schwarze_Heide_-_1_MW.jpg


Discover Atlanta Solar Power Energy Systems. Atlanta Solar Contractor, n.d. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. http://atlantasolarcontractor.com


"How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?" SolarCity. SolarCity, n.d. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. http://www.solarcity.com/residential/how-much-do-solar-panels-cost


Tusher, Christine. "Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 17 May 2014. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2014/05/17/everything-you-need-to-know-about-adding-solar-panels-at-home/#4dabc8701862