Tyr Energy Development Renewables – known as TED Renewables – is headquartered in Kansas and focuses on the development of renewable energy projects in the United States.
Solar energy is clean, reliable, and aﬀordable – features that make it the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world. Solar’s many beneﬁts have made it popular with individuals, families, and businesses across America and around the globe.
No – solar panels don’t make any noise at all! However, inverters and transformers – the equipment that takes the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the solar panels and converts it to alternating current (AC) electricity, which is what the electricity grid uses – do generate a low humming sound, but you’d have to be very close to the equipment to hear it. As such, the “noise” levels are imperceptible to nearby residents.
At the Gem City Solar site, the natural vegetation and topography of the site mean that views of the facility from surrounding residences will be very limited
Not a bit! Gem City Solar will not raise local electricity prices. If anything, adding solar power to the generation mix can help stabilize electricity costs, because solar power is sold under long-term contracts with stable, predictable pricing. TED Renewables will be partnering with a company or utility that is looking to add solar power to its mix of power consumption. The reason companies are interested in buying solar power, is that the cost of solar power has dropped by more than 70% since 2010, and solar is now one of the lowest-cost options for electricity generation.
The clean, renewable power produced by Gem City Solar will be delivered to the local Montgomery County, Ohio electrical grid, helping to diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The ultimate buyer of the power is yet to be determined.
The project will be fully insured so should any unforeseen damages occur, the project will be repaired and up and running as soon as possible.
At the end of a solar facility’s useful life – estimated to be about 35 years on average – panels can be removed and recycled. Recycling programs are being developed that are expected to recover about 90% of the materials used in the panels, much of which is glass. Other raw materials like steel and aluminum will also be recycled.
Cold, sunny weather is ideal for solar panels to perform optimally. A light dusting of snow has little impact on the panels, and because they’re tilted at an angle, heavier snow will usually slide oﬀ the panels, cleaning them in the process. In the event of a heavier snowfall, panels will be cleared by facility employees.
Extensive research has been done regarding the impact of solar farms on property values, and there is simply no evidence anywhere that solar facilities aﬀect property values – and this holds true whether the solar facility is located near residential, agricultural, or industrial properties.
Solar panels are very safe. They have no moving parts other than the simple tracking system that slowly tilts the panels toward the sun. They produce electricity without using any fuel aside from the clean power of sunshine! Solar panels help make the environment safer for everyone because they don’t cause air or water pollution or use water resources to operate.
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