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Solar Suitability
- How suitable is the climate in the country for solar electricity

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May 6th 2014The sun provides a tremendous resource for generating clean and sustainable electricity without toxic pollution or global warming emissions.

The potential environmental impacts associated with solar power — land use and habitat loss, water use, and the use of hazardous materials in manufacturing — can vary greatly depending on the technology, which includes two broad categories: photovoltaic (PV) solar cells or concentrating solar thermal plants (CSP).

The scale of the system — ranging from small, distributed rooftop PV arrays to large utility-scale PV and CSP projects — also plays a significant role in the level of environmental impact.

For more on solar power technologies, see How Solar Energy Works.
For more on the benefits of solar power and other renewable energy technologies, see Benefits of Renewable Energy Use.
Land Use
 Depending on their location, larger utility-scale solar facilities can raise concerns about land degradation and habitat loss. Total land area requirements varies depending on the technology, the topography of the site, and the intensity of the solar resource. Estimates for utility-scale PV systems range from 3.5 to 10 acres per megawatt, while estimates for CSP facilities are between 4 and 16.5 acres per megawatt.

Unlike wind facilities, there is less opportunity for solar projects to share land with agricultural uses. However, land impacts from utility-scale solar systems can be minimized by siting them at lower-quality locations such as brownfields, abandoned mining land, or existing transportation and transmission corridors [1, 2]. Smaller scale solar PV arrays, which can be built on homes or commercial buildings, also have minimal land use impact.

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Return on Investment
- What sort of return on investment can homeowners installing a solar power system expect

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Jun 5th 2017This greatly depends on 3 main components.  
1.  Turnkey price of the system
2.  Grid Electricity costs per kWh
3.  Sunshine hours in the installation location

If you factor these 3 basic principals you can come up with a pretty straight forward ROI calculation.  If you add financing into the equation and other incentives from state and local governments then it can become more complex although not rocket science.  Typically Residential installations are about $1.50/Watt USD to $3.00/Watt USD.  In some locations of the globe ROI can be as low as 3 to 4 years.

Planning Requirements
- Government regulations relating to installations of solar power systems on homes and commercial buildings

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Financial Incentives
- Feed-in tariffs and other government financial incentives

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Grid Connection
- Overview of the process to get a rooftop solar power system connected to the grid

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Recommended Sites
- Useful non-commercial solar websites for homeowners and businesses that want to learn more

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Jun 5th 2017http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/
https://openpv.nrel.gov/

Other Benefits
- Eg. Energy Performance Certificate benefits for homes in UK

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May 9th 2017

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Oct 26th 2015 by emnamabrouki23@gmail.com

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Jun 5th 2017Hello, please contact us at info@symtechsolar.com and we can help you develop your business. We have a full line of solar and business solutions.

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