Earn Money From Electercity KESE WAPDA by Solar Energy
بجلی چلائیں اور پیسے کمائیں لیکن یہ کیسے ممکن ہے ویڈیو دیکھیں
You may be asking yourself: When I install solar panels at my residence, what happens if I generate more electricity than I use? What happens to it? Can I sell that electricity back to my utilities company?
In other parts of the world, you can do just that. As well as saving money on your electricity bills, any electricity you generate that is in excess of the amount you use in your home can be sold back to your utilities company, who will pay you for it. Unfortunately, in most of America, you cannot do this yet.
In truth, you would need a pretty extensive solar energy system to create enough electricity to completely supply all the power you need for your home, unless you are a supremely energy conscious family.
Most homes can just about manage a 4kW system, which is approximately 16 residential-sized panels. To have a completely solar-energy powered home, you would need a 6kW system, which is about 24 panels.
Even that may not be enough to power your home completely. The days where families would still down together to watch whatever was on TV seem to be over.
Instead, families are more likely to each be doing their own thing – watching TV, using a computer or playing on a PS4 or an Xbox in their rooms. More peripherals of course means more power.
The Net Metering system
Most of the United States currently runs under a system which is known as Net Metering, which allows your net electricity costs to be reduced to zero, but reduced no further.
Don’t forget, as well as paying for your electricity, you will also need to pay for your connection to the grid (which is typically around $100 a year), and to contribute towards maintenance, repairs and staffing needs.
If you do contribute more electricity to the grid via your solar energy system than you use, then some of the value of that electricity is removed from the other costs as outlined above.
Some states do allow what is known as a “Feed-In” Tariff, where you get paid for the generation of electricity – in fact the federal government is keen for more states to offer the feed-in tariff, in order to persuade more people to adopt solar energy.
The feed-in tariff has been very successful in Germany, which has been the most successful country in the world in encouraging people to install solar panels at their home.
A voluntary arrangement
Utilities companies may also voluntarily offer a feed-in tariff, just like the one offered by Dominion Virginia Power, as reported at www.eia.gov.
Participants in the scheme are able to sell any energy they generate and supply to the grid for 15 cents per kWh – which is a pretty good rate when you consider that in Virginia, the average price for electricity is 10.5 cents per kWh.
More and more states and more and more utilities companies are likely to start to offer feed-in tariffs to people who “go solar” as time progresses, and the push to convert to renewable sources of energy gathers momentum.
Don’t forget the savings you will make if you do switch to solar power, and of course the contribution you will be making to helping prevent global warming from becoming a much more serious problem.