Public Meetings 2019
and IN with
Why Solar ?
- the most significant solution to
- the energy source, sunlight, is
unlimited (esp. in Alabama)
- clean / good for the environment
- panels are guaranteed for 25
yrs with only a 1% /yr drop in output
- actually will last over 40 years,
with very little maintenance
- from foreign sources
- from utility prices
- pays for themselves in 10 yrs
- the electricity generated will
make you money
Alabama # 50 -
it's not becuase we don't get
enough sunlight . . .
ASA has Speakers every Month at our
Most solar panels are garenteed for 25 years with only a 20% degradation in efficiency.
2019 Presentations at the ASA Monthly Public Meetings
Jan 15 by Randy Buckner & Charles King
"Energy " Apr 16
"Huntsville Committee of 100"
Feb 19 by John Allen
Gov. & Utility Incentives
to Install Solar Panels
- 30% Federal Tax Credit
- Accelerated depreciation for commercial systems
- TVA Green Power Purchase -
currently TVA pays the rate you what you would pay them for electricity
To extend the life of your Lead batteries, keep them at least 50% charged.
Mar 19 by of
Larry is the fo
HW Diagram of a Grid Tied Solar System
"A" May 19
"A" Jun 18
Jul 18 by
"AL, TVe" Aug 20 by
How Does a Solar Panel generate electricity?
The silicon wafer is the basic component in each solar cell. This silicon wafer is processed with one side charged + and the other side charged - . When light hits it, in the form of photons, electrons are "excited" & flow to the other side. This creates a current. This current is then transferred to electricity in your house.
When electricity from alternative energy is equal to or cheaper than the price of buying it from the power company
"Resid7 ns" Sept 17 by C7
Souhas been in bus
Founders ha ience in solar energy fields
Alabama is thalized
typehouse runs off the batteries 1st, then grid(cost is $3-4./W)
"Wha" Nov 19
Operation Grcollected by schools to earn cash
Collect used Ink cartridges to donate for cash to wn & 565 Parks
Witworld's biggest recycling facility!
"Ener5 ment, and Me" Oct 15
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The above figures are from the U.S. DoE, Dept of Energy. LED light bulbs are slightly less efficient than other sources on the Internet, but still VERY Impressive in energy savings.