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In December 2015, DOER, in partnership with the Mass Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), launched the $30 million residential Solar Loan Program. The program provides funding to Massachusetts banks and credit unions to incentivize lenders to make solar lending a part of their portfolios and to make solar loans available to borrowers with lower incomes or credit scores. For more information, visit the Mass Solar Loan Website .

This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) database of frequently asked questions focuses on technologies for photovoltaics, solar heating, and concentrating solar power (CSP).

Beginning in January 2010, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) carved-out a portion of the RPS Class I Renewable Energy requirement to support distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities, as provided by the Green Communities Act of 2008. Statement of Qualification Applications from facilities seeking qualification under the program were accepted through April 25, 2014.

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge grant, Massachusetts will pilot programs to identify and implement best practices that streamline permitting, interconnection, financing and zoning of solar PV projects in five selected pilot communities. The programs will develop models to replicate throughout Massachusetts.

If you install new technology or a system, such as solar panels, a wind turbine or CHP, to generate electricity on your site, there are resources to help you understand the process and connect to your energy provider.


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The 9 Planets Of The Solar System And Their Characteristics

There are 9 known planets rotates in their orbits around the sun. These planets are different in their names, sizes and other many characteristics which we will talk about in this article. Here are a list of the 9 planets in their order in the solar system:

1. Mercury: It is the closest planet to the sun, so it orbits the sun very quickly just in 88 days. Its surface is gray to orange in color and it is covered with craters. It is a small planet, just 4850 kilometers (

3000 miles) in diameter. The side of its surface which is facing the sun is extremely hot as 700 o K.

2. Venus: Its surface is a brownish-yellow color because of its thick atmosphere which is composed of largely of sulfuric acid and CO2. Its size is a little over 12,000 kilometers (7300 miles) in diameter. It rotates the sun in 243.

3. Earth : It rotates the sun every 365 days (year) and rotates in its axis every 24 hours (day). Its size is a little more than 12,000 kilometers in diameter. This planet is different form other planets as it maintains life on its surface. It has a moon.

4. Mars: It takes 687 days to revolve around the sun. Its surface is covered with craters, volcanoes, and large canyons and it has a very cold atmosphere. It has two moons.

5. Jupiter: It is the largest planet of the solar system as a diameter of 142,980 kilometers. I t orbits the sun every 12 years.

6. Saturn: It is a large planet as 120,536 kilometers. It orbits the sun in 12 years. It is well-known for its system of three rings, it has also 47 moons.

7. Uranus: It rotates the sun in 84 years, its size is 51,118 kilometers in diameter. It is surrounded by a system of nine rings.

8. Neptune: Its size is 49,500 kilometers in diameter. It orbits the sun every 165 years.


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Solar Power & Solar Panels Guide #solar, #power, #electricity, #panels


Solar Power

Solar Power

Solar panels can cut your energy bills, and pay you for producing electricity, which makes them an appealing option if your energy costs are going up. But before paying thousands to install solar panels, consider whether your property is suitable, and whether they’ll really cut your bills.

How solar panels work

Solar panels harness the sun’s energy through photovoltaic cells. The cells convert sunlight into electricity. You don’t need direct sunlight for the panels to work, as they still generate some power on an overcast day.


  • Cut your carbon footprint – the panels are environmentally friendly, as solar electricity doesn’t release harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants into the atmosphere.
  • Renewable and sustainable – you can’t run out of this type of power.
  • Cut energy costs – sunlight doesn’t cost a penny, once you’ve paid for the panels to be installed.
  • Financial support – solar panels are eligible for Feed-in Tariffs. You earn money for each kWh of electricity you generate, and you get an additional payment for the electricity you export back into the grid.


  • The initial cost – this can be expensive, at thousands of pounds, unless you’re eligible for financial help towards the cost.
  • Dependent on weather – solar panels still produce power on a cloudy day, but the weather may influence how well they work.
  • Your property might not be suitable – you need a roof that’s big enough to fit the panels, and produce enough power. Ideally, your home should also be south-facing. Listed buildings are unlikely to be allowed to install solar panels.
  • Effort – there is a big initial outlay, and building work is required. This will put many people off, when energy is available simply from a range of suppliers.

Call your local Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre on 0800 512 012 for more information on solar panels.

The cost of solar panels

The average 4kWp solar panel system costs around 5,000- 8,000 to install, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

This can generate around 3,800 kWh of electricity a year, and save around two tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. However, costs vary widely between installers – so get several quotes.

Before spending thousands installing a system, make sure it’s worthwhile. Check if other energy saving measures could save more, such as switching suppliers, loft or wall insulation.

Your home must reach band D or higher in the Energy Performance Certificate to be eligible for the highest rate of Feed-in Tariff.

If you’re unable to install solar panels or you decide against it, cut energy costs by comparing tariffs and switching to a cheaper deal. Make sure you’re on the most competitive tariff, particularly given the rising cost of energy.

Fitting solar panels

Tell your buildings insurer: The panels will form part of your home’s structure. This means your insurance could get more expensive, if your insurer decides you need a higher level of cover, particularly if the house needs rebuilding and the panels need replacing.

Consider separate insurance: Your home insurance won’t guard against any mechanical fault in the panels. If they stop working, check if they’re under warranty. You may need to insure them separately.

Check the provider: Look out for the REAL Assurance and Microgeneration Certification Schemes (MCS), ensuring you can trust the company. The MCS mark shows that the installer offers high-quality products, while the REAL Assurance Scheme is a consumer code that offers protection.

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Cords: Emotional connections between individuals #metaphysics, #alchemy, #spiritual #awakening, #spiritual #transformation,


Cords are made of astral and etheric energy and connect two people�s subtle bodies. They stretch between two people very much like an umbilical cord and transfer emotional energy and chi between the two. It does not matter how far away the other person is, as the cord is not a physical substance and distance is irrelevant, so it is still effective from the other side of the planet.

All babies have a cord going from their belly to their mother after the physical umbilical cord is cut. Some may have extra cords going from the heart, solar plexus or even the head to various parts of the mother�s energy body. The cord or cords that exist during infancy last for a few years and gradually drop off as the child becomes more independent from the mother and does not need the connection any more. Well ideally this would be the case, but here on Earth so many people have emotional issues that very often the cords can last well into adulthood. The cord is supposed to be there to support the baby but in actuality many mothers are emotionally needy and actually use the cord to nourish themselves from the baby�s fresh and abundant energy. Of course this is subconscious and the mother is not really meaning to do this. The baby is usually quite aware of what is happening and will even give the mother extra energy and emotional support through the cord at will. The baby is a very pure and loving being at this stage with only a small amount of astral incarnation and very little ego structure so they want to do all they can for the mother.

Unfortunately as the baby grows up it gradually loses its perception of such metaphysical things and so forgets about the cord. The transfer of emotional energy becomes subconscious for the child as well as the mother and continues to operate for possibly a very long time. Cords between mother and child that last for prolonged periods often cause serious friction between the two parties leading to dysfunctional feelings toward each other. The relationship will suffer as there is bound to be resentment and negative feelings. Imagine you have been drained of energy by your mother for 30 years through a cord that has become thick and gross with negative emotions and emotional neediness. You do not know exactly what is happening but you sense that somehow you are being drained by her. You move to another country to get away but wherever you go it almost feels like she is there with you – she is draining you from afar. This situation is just an example; there are many ways to interact through a cord.

Another common cord is between two lovers. Each wants to share their energy with the other and during sex this is amplified greatly. The feelings of love and sharing are often enough to build a cord. Often these cords are between the bellies but can be in other areas like the heart or solar plexus, etc. So when two people have been in an emotional relationship for a time there is a good chance that the two people have a cord. Depending on the emotional issues of the two, the cord can become gross or can stay fairly clean and be a good thing which helps the two with emotional nurturing. If one partner is needy it is likely that they will drain the other which could eventually lead to resentment by the drained partner. Some cords that become too gross can cause serious problems for a couple and could certainly lead to a break-up. Clearing a cord can help alleviate the emotional intensity so the couple can progress to a more balanced relationship. If a breakup does occur, the cord may stay for a long time and continue to operate, making it hard to let go and to move on with another partner. In this case clearing the cord can do wonders.

Cords can be created between any two people or even groups of people that have emotional relationships. Friends, workmates, enemies can all have cords. They can be used by entities and other dimensional beings to connect with us and drain our energy. It is possible to send a cord to someone you don’t know if you really want to get to know them. For example say you fall in love with someone but have not yet talked to them. It is possible that your desire to have them may send a cord into their energy. It is also possible to consciously create a cord to another person but this is in the domain of black magic. You should never use psychic means to purposely control or affect another�s energy without their permission. There are no exemptions from this rule and the karmic repercussions are enormous!

There are many types but whatever the case a cord is basically a connection between the astral and etheric bodies of two or more beings which allows for an exchange of emotional and/or etheric energy.

Fortunately all cords can be cleared fairly easily. It only takes one of the people to clear the cord and it will be cleared from the other. Through the practices learned in Past Life – Regression you can become aware of all your cords and learn to clear them. Interestingly while exploring a cord you can remember when and how it was created, how you felt about it and how it has been operating while it was there. Often cords can be seen and felt very tangibly and their effects become very apparent. As you enter the subconscious through the Third Eye you can actually remember what was happening in your subconscious during any part of your life. These can be excellent lessons in self exploration. See www.pastlife

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Off-Grid Solar System Calculator #solar #system #quote


STEP 3: Size Your System for Off Grid

How big should your Off-Grid system be?
If you are moving from a utility-connected home in the ‘burbs’ to an off-grid home in the boonies, you will have the opportunity (perhaps necessity) of downsizing your electricity usage. In order to calculate how large your home power system needs to be, run the solar panel calculator below TWICE. Compare and adjust your plans according to your budget and lifestyle.

  • Run the System Sizing Calculator first with numbers from your current electricity usage to get your initial solar panel calculation.
  • Then run it with figures from working through the Load Evaluation Calculator, (PDF ) based on the energy efficient lighting and energy efficient appliances you will choose for your new off-grid home.
  • Use our Appliance Electrical Consumption Table for average appliance electrical usages.
  • Once you have a good idea of what size system you are going to need browse our Off Grid Systems. Or call us and we can design any size system to fit your needs.

Four Easy Steps to Design Your Own System

Off-Grid Solar Panel Calculator

This provides a rough estimate of your solar needs. For a more precise calculation, please give us a call at 1-800-472-1142.

For 30 Kyocera 140-watt solar panels to produce 4,200 watts. 4,200 divided by 140(watts per panel) = number of solar panels needed.
NOTE: These figures are approximate and do not take into account the variable efficiency ratings of solar panels and off grid inverters. Please work with experienced Wholesale Solar staff to design a system which fits within your budget and can be expanded as needed.


How Many Sun Hours a Day Do You Get?

Zone 1 6 hours
Zone 2 5.5 hours
Zone 3 5 hours
Zone 4 4.5 hours
Zone 5 4.2 hours
Zone 6 3.5 hours

The hourly figure indicates the average (over the course of the year) amount of insolation (full sun hours) for these zones. These figures are based on the yearly average; consequently, systems based on these figures will provide more power in summer and less in winter. Winter figures for daily solar gain may be from 25% to 50% LESS than these average figures.

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Solar Panel Diagram – Clean Energy Ideas #solar #system #diagram


Solar Panel Diagram

First published June 17th, 2013 by James Bratley. Last updated August 9th, 2016.

The solar panel diagram below shows how solar energy is converted into electricity through the use of a silicon cell. The below image is not a solar panel wiring diagram, if you need access to a wiring plan, you could consult a specialist electrician, or solar installer.

In the diagram below, you can see how a solar panel converts sunlight into energy to provide electricity for a range of appliances.

This energy can be used for heating, through the use of solar hot water panels, or electricity through the use of regular solar cells.

The Theory Behind The Solar Panel Diagram

As you can see from the above diagram of a solar panel, photons are contained within the suns rays and beam down to earth.

Once these photons reach the solar panel, they are absorbed by the silicon material, and this allows electrons to be knocked off their orbit.

As the electrons are knocked off their orbit, they become free electrons and are able to pick up a current, resulting in the flow of electricity to external sources.

New technologies are making renewable energy devices much more efficient and a viable contender for electricity production from fossil fuels.

The Use Of Electricity From Solar Panels

As the solar panel diagram shows, you can see how power is sourced out to various locations, this depends on how you plan to use the energy harnessed by a solar cell.

Possible uses of solar electricity could be to incorporate the current into an existing power supply, provide a separate power supply dependent upon the solar panel, to charge solar batteries for the storage of solar electricity, or even to sell back to the national grid.

Solar panels can even be used to heat water in different designs. Some home swimming pools also use solar energy to heat the water, however this can usually be a very expensive option.

Solar energy has a huge advantage for providing electricity in remote locations due to the simple running requirements (i.e. no fossil fuels need to be transported the location).

A remote solar panel system can provide electricity for vital tasks where the laying of electricity cable is not practical, a working example of this is on satellites.

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Getting Started with Solar Photovoltaic #solar #installers #san #diego


Getting Started with Solar Photovoltaic

Are you planning to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your property? The installation of solar PV is regulated by the Zoning Ordinance and requires approval of a building permit. These systems are an accessory use to residential, agricultural, civic, commercial, or industrial uses (except if approved by a Major Use Permit).

The following main components are part of the process to obtain your permit for a solar PV system:


Solar PV on-site: Solar PV, on-site (including roof-mounted) is when the energy produced is utilized within/on the parcel where the photovoltaic is located.

Solar PV off-site: Solar PV, off-site is when the energy produced is transferred to a different parcel than the one where the photovoltaic is located and operated.

  • Solar PV, off-site less than 10 acres is regulated per Section 6952.b.1 of the Zoning Ordinance and requires approval of an Administrative Permit.
    • A complete Administrative Permit application submittal package can be found on the County of San Diego’s web-site here: Photovoltaic Off-Site Under 10 Acres
  • Solar PV, off-site greater than 10 acres is regulated per Section 6952.b.2 of the Zoning Ordinance and requires approval of a Major Use Permit.
    • A complete Major Use Permit application submittal package can be found on the County of San Diego’s web-site here: Photovoltaic Off-Site Over 10 Acres
    • Additionally, Planning Development Services requires applicants to participate in a mandatory Major Project Pre-Application Meeting for Major Use Permits. The mandatory pre-application consultation is expected to set reasonable expectations and identify major issues early in the process in order to avoid redesign, rewrites and additional work later in the process. More information is available here: Major Project Pre-App

For for additional zoning information: Zoning Ordinance (search for section 6952 and see subsection b)


Form PDS 441a outlines how to obtain a building permit.

Before preparing the plot plan for ground-mounted solar PV systems, please review the minimum requirements outlined in form PDS 090 . For roof-mounted systems, please review the residential building code plan check corrections list for roof-mounted solar PV systems, form PDS 074 .

Extensive additional information is available on the Building Division’s Building Forms and Handouts page.


Residential Solar PV Building Permits
Currently, the cost to plan check/permit a residential solar PV building permit is waived by the County of San Diego. However, fees for residential solar PV building permits could be incurred if the Department of Environmental Health and/or the Department of Public Works need to review the building plans. This is typically only required for ground mount solar PV.

Off-Site Solar PV Discretionary Permits
In addition to the cost above for residential building permits, off-site solar PV installations will require a deposit to process the mandatory discretionary permit. For deposit information of discretionary permits please see form PDS 369 .

It is also recommended that you contact the Department of Environmental Health at (858) 565-5173 and the Department of Public Works at (85) 694-2055 regarding possible or additional fees.

Commercial Solar PV Building Permits
If the solar PV project is to be used by a commercial business or for commercial purposes, building permit fees are typically not waived as with residential projects. To calculate the cost of commercial solar PV building permit fees, please contact the Building Department (858) 565-5920, or (888) 336-7553.


Residential on-site solar PV building permits are typically processed over-the-counter (OTC) if all documents have been completed properly and the plans have been prepared correctly. Please note that OTC does not necessarily mean the permit will be issued the same day, only that it does not have to be submitted for review. If corrections are required in order to complete the permit, the applicant will need to make appropriate corrections and return for a subsequent review.

Please note that large residential solar PV project review cannot be done OTC, and will be required to submit plans for building permit review. Commercial solar PV projects, whether roof or ground mounted must be submitted for plan-check review and cannot be processed OTC.

Approval of a discretionary permit is required before a building permit can be issued for an off-site solar PV project. Every effort will be made to process the required discretionary permit (Administrative Permit or Major Use Permit) as quickly as possible. Approval of the discretionary permit must be met and all conditions must be satisfied before a building permit can be issued.

Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000902.
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Definition of Solar Power and How it Works #active #solar #power


Definition of Solar Power and How it Works

by REBECCA LAKE Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011

Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer and virtual assistant living in the southeast. She has been writing professionally since 2009 for various websites. Lake received her master’s degree in criminal justice from Charleston Southern University.

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A major part of the green living movement involves the use of alternative energy sources to replace our consumption of traditional fossil-fuel generated electricity. This alternative energy can be generated by wind or by solar power, which has become and increasingly popular way to power residential and commerical structures. Solar power is derived directly from the sun’s natural light and its use is both environmentally-friendly and cost-effective over the long term.


In the simplest terms, solar power is energy that comes from the sun. The U.S. Energy Information Administration defines solar energy as the sun’s rays, also known as solar radiation, that reach the Earth which can then be converted into other forms of energy, like heat and electricity. Solar power is a renewable and sustainable energy source and can be used around the world to generate electricity for a number of different purposes (See References 2).

Solar Panels

Solar power can be converted into electricity in one of two ways. The first way is through the use of solar cells or photovoltaic devices, commonly known as solar panels (See References 1). Solar panels are composed of semiconductor materials, including two sheets of silicon separated by an electrical field which are designed to capture the photons of energy contained in sunlight. The N-layer is made of silicon atoms that have extra electrons while the P-layer is made of silicon atoms that are missing electrons. Sunlight directs electrons from the P-layer to the N-layer, and by creating a circuit back to the P-layer, electrical energy is generated (See References 3).

Solar Thermal Power Plants

Solar thermal power plants use energy contained in sunlight to heat fluids to very high temperatures. The fluid is circulated through pipes where its heat is transferred to water and converted to steam. The steam is then changed into mechanical energy in a turbine and into electricity by a conventional generator that is connected to the turbine (See References 1). Solar thermal power systems may be categorized as a solar trough, which is most common, a solar dish or a solar power tower.


Solar power can be used to generate electricity to homes, businesses and industrial structures. Solar power can also be used to fuel a number of other electronic devices, including water heaters, furnaces, ovens, watches and phone chargers.


Solar power is a renewable energy source whose supply is virtually inexhaustible. The use of solar power generates no greenhouse gas emissions, air or water pollution and it doesn’t require the use of nonrenewable natural resources. Solar power can be used to fuel both small- and large-scale electrical systems and it is fairly easy to convert to electric power (See References 2).


According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, solar power is not without its disadvantages, including a potential threat to the environment. Solar panels may contain potentially toxic chemicals and substances which can contribute to air and water pollution if they are leaked. Solar thermal power plants also have the potential to threaten the animal species located in the area surrounding them.

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3kw Solar System – 3kW Solar Panel systems #solar #system #quote


3kW solar panel systems are a popular residential solar panel option for many homes in Australia.

3kW solar system is now heading towards the most suitable sized residential solar system in the country. For an average residence in Australia, a 3kw solar system will be equally generating about two-thirds of total electricity usage. But be advised; if you have ducted air-con, a pool pump and a home automation system in your house then it’s not going to make much of a dent in your electricity bills!

Solar systems can easily produce electricity for residence or business with the help of modules that generate electricity returning from the sun’s light-weight. 3kw solar system became fast and right on to line up, There are many sizes of 3kw solar system available in the market and it purely depends on the quantity of your house. Although this 3kw solar system is extraordinarily dear to line up, there’s variety of native, state, and federal duty incentives and refunds that may facilitate to purchase the fee, however, it’ll still be slightly basic investment.

Below are the details we are providing for a 3kw Solar System:

12 X 250 W Solar Panels

3.0kW Grid-Connect Solar Inverter

30 Year Efficiency Warranty*

12 Year Inverter Warranty*

12 Year Installation Warranty

Approved Grid connect Inverter

Full installation by a CEC accredited electrician.

Make a wise call and get a quote today.

Elegant and efficient, with a power output that rivals anything in their class. OneSolar One+ Series Black solar panels offer:

  • Completely black, discreet design easily integrated onto any roof for a beautiful, modern home.
  • Award-winning quality, independently tested.
  • High power output – new ‘Super Mulit-crystalline’ silicon cell technology means power output and reliability is enhanced.
  • Outstanding durability, guaranteed with an extended product warranty of 12 years (standard panel warranties are 10 years).

We pair our OneSolar One+ Series Black solar panels with the latest generation OneSolar Home Series solar inverters – the most advanced in their field – for a superior solar power system that’s built to last.

Benefits of OneSolar Home Series solar inverters

  • Safe and reliable
  • High quality and expandable over time.
  • High system performance, even when panels are dirty or in partial shade.
  • A true integrated solar power system, with accredited installation.

Monitor your energy generation and system health in real-time with handy Wi-Fi connectivity on your desktop or mobile.
VicSolar is proud to partner with OneSolar as the only Victorian solar retailer offering their world-leading technology to enhance the solar power systems we offer. We only provide quality when it comes to solar power:

  • We’ll tailor a system that’s just right for your electricity needs and budget.
  • We make the process easy for you.
  • Installation by fully licensed, CEC accredited installers.

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Active solar energy system #active #solar #energy #system, #air #collector, #liquid-based


active solar energy system

An active solar energy system is a solar water or space-heating system that uses pumps or fans to circulate the fluid from the solar collectors to a storage tank subsystem. There are two basic types of active solar heating systems based on the type of fluid either liquid or air that is heated in the solar energy collectors. Liquid-based systems heat water or an antifreeze solution in a “hydronic” collector, whereas air-based systems heat air in an air collector.

Both of these systems collect and absorb solar radiation. then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system, from which the heat is distributed. If the system cannot provide adequate space heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Liquid systems are more often used when storage is included, and are well suited for radiant heating systems. boilers with hot water radiators, and even absorption heat pumps and coolers. Both air and liquid systems can supplement forced air systems. To learn more about these two types of active solar heating, see the following sections:

  • solar air heating
  • solar liquid heating

Economics and other benefits of active solar heating systems

Active solar heating systems are most cost-effective when they are used for most of the year, that is, in cold climates with good solar resources. They are most economical if they are displacing more expensive heating fuels, such as electricity, propane, and oil heat. Some states offer sales tax exemptions, income tax credits or deductions, and property tax exemptions or deductions for solar energy systems so that is good information to have handy when you are filing your taxes for the year. It could essentially reimburse you for quite a bit of the cost of the system.

The cost of an active solar heating system will vary. Commercial systems range from $30 to $80 per square foot of collector area, installed. Usually, the larger the system, the less it costs per unit of collector area. Commercially available collectors come with warranties of 10 years or more, and should easily last decades longer. The economics of an active space heating system improve if it also heats domestic water, because an otherwise idle collector can heat water in the summer.

Heating your home with an active solar energy system can significantly reduce your fuel bills in the winter. A solar heating system will also reduce the amount of air pollution and greenhouse gases that result from your use of fossil fuels such as oil, propane, and natural gas for heating or that may be used to generate the electricity that you use.

Selecting and sizing a solar heating system

Selecting the appropriate solar energy system depends on factors such as the site, design, and heating needs of your house. Local covenants may restrict your options; for example homeowner associations may not allow you to install solar collectors on certain parts of your house (although many homeowners have been successful in challenging such covenants).

The local climate, the type and efficiency of the collector(s), and the collector area determine how much heat a solar heating system can provide. It is usually most economical to design an active system to provide 40%�80% of the home’s heating needs. Systems providing less than 40% of the heat needed for a home are rarely cost-effective except when using solar air heater collectors that heat one or two rooms and require no heat storage. A well-designed and insulated home that incorporates passive solar heating techniques will require a smaller and less costly heating system of any type, and may need very little supplemental heat other than solar.

Besides the fact that designing an active system to supply enough heat 100% of the time is generally not practical or cost effective, most building codes and mortgage lenders require a back-up heating system. Supplementary or back-up systems supply heat when the solar system can not meet heating requirements. They can range from a wood stove to a conventional central heating system.

Controls for solar heating systems

Controls for solar heating systems are usually more complex than those of a conventional heating system, because they have to analyze more signals and control more devices (including the conventional, backup heating system). Solar controls use sensors, switches, and/or motors to operate the system. The system uses other controls to prevent freezing or extremely high temperatures in the collectors.

The heart of the control system is a differential thermostat, which measures the difference in temperature between the collectors and storage unit. When the collectors are 10��20�F (5.6��11�C) warmer than the storage unit, the thermostat turns on a pump or fan to circulate water or air through the collector to heat the storage medium or the house.

The operation, performance, and cost of these controls vary. Some control systems monitor the temperature in different parts of the system to help determine how it is operating. The most sophisticated systems use microprocessors to control and optimize heat transfer and delivery to storage and zones of the house.

It is possible to use a solar panel to power low voltage, direct current (DC) blowers (for air collectors) or pumps (for liquid collectors). The output of the solar panels matches available solar heat gain to the solar collector. With careful sizing, the blower or pump speed is optimized for efficient solar gain to the working fluid. During low sun conditions the blower or pump speed is slow, and during high solar gain, they run faster.

When used with a room air collector, separate controls may not be necessary. This also ensures that the system will operate in the event of utility power outage. A solar power system with battery storage can also provide power to operate a central heating system, though this is expensive for large systems.

Building codes, covenants, and regulations for solar heating systems

Before installing a solar energy system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building.

Not every community or municipality initially welcomes residential renewable energy installations. Although this is often due to ignorance or the comparative novelty of renewable energy systems, you must comply with existing building and permit procedures to install your system.

The matter of building code and zoning compliance for a solar system installation is typically a local issue. Even if a statewide building code is in effect, it’s usually enforced locally by your city, county, or parish. Common problems homeowners have encountered with building codes include the following:

  • Exceeding roof load
  • Unacceptable heat exchangers
  • Improper wiring
  • Unlawful tampering with potable water supplies

Potential zoning issues include these:

  • Obstructing sideyards
  • Erecting unlawful protrusions on roofs
  • Siting the system too close to streets or lot boundaries

Special area regulations such as local community, subdivision, or homeowner’s association covenants also demand compliance. These covenants, historic district regulations, and flood-plain provisions can easily be overlooked. To find out what’s needed for local compliance, contact your local jurisdiction’s zoning and building enforcement divisions and any appropriate homeowner’s, subdivision, neighborhood, and/or community association(s).

Installing and maintaining your solar heating system

How well an active solar energy system performs depends on effective siting, system design, and installation, and the quality and durability of the components. The collectors and controls now manufactured are of high quality. The biggest factor now is finding an experienced contractor who can properly design and install the system.

Once a system is in place, it has to be properly maintained to optimize its performance and avoid breakdowns. Different systems require different types of maintenance, but you should figure on 8�16 hours of maintenance annually. You should set up a calendar with a list of maintenance tasks that the component manufacturers and installer recommends.

Most solar water heaters are automatically covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. However, damage from freezing is generally not. Contact your insurance provider to find out what its policy is. Even if your provider will cover your system, it is best to inform them in writing that you own a new system.

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