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Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think
Solar panels offer many benefits because they create clean energy by using the natural elements of our planet. An added bonus is the fact that they’re a renewable energy source, so it’s not a resource that will run out. If you’ve contemplated installing solar panels but you’re still undecided it would be a good idea to read on to find out more about this great source of energy.
Most people worry about the initially high cost of the solar panels, which is the number one reason for not making the switch. All you need is some basic tools, an imagination, and the internet to create your own less expensive version of solar panels to achieve the same effect. The simplest type of solar panel to create can be made using items you may already own such as a screwdriver, saw, drill and a wooden container. In order for you to attach the solar cells and put the box together it may be necessary to have some wood glue and silicone caulk on hand. All you need to do this really is a 12 V battery for storage and a solar panel to create electricity. Sealed lead acid batteries seem to be the most popular type because they are inexpensive, safe and robust. In fact, with a little research you can find these batteries very cheaply or even for free. So, these batteries store the power produced by solar panels, which can then be converted into AC power with the help of a power inverter so the electricity can be used by appliances. This means you should get a true sine wave or modified energy converter. More than likely, you will want to use your appliances at home which requires purchasing a true sine wave inverter to convert electricity. Though more expensive, only the true sine wave device can create genuine AC electricity.
In terms of connections, if you are going to be connecting your solar panel to batteries, you might want to solder on a diode first. This way, power will only be able to flow from the solar cells to the batteries and not the other way around. Having your batteries power your solar panels is a waste of energy. This step can be replaced by an alternative action consisting of the use of a control charger
Anyone can built a solar panel if you have some skills with tools. So, you can soon have your own solar panel up and running and you might even end up powering your entire home with sunlight.
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