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Building your own solar panel can be easy.
The sun is by far the most powerful source of energy for our planet; did you know that in only an hour the earth can receive enough energy from the sun to meet our power needs for a whole year? When you know how to make use of solar energy, it has many practical applications in your home for daily life. Luckily, homeowners can take advantage of this energy with the help of solar panel systems that convert this energy into electricity.
The solar panel itself is essentially a container that holds solar cells. The conversion of simple sunlight by the solar cells is how they create electricity. The process itself involves photons hitting electrons in the silicone material on the solar cells, which become electricity. It takes a great number of solar cells to create a solar panel that can generate enough electricity that is meaningful. Solar panels can actually be made at home; many people make them in an attempt to reduce or eliminate their electrical bill. For those of you that are not very handy with tools, it is recommended that you obtain help from your family that can help you with sawing and soldering wires.
If you want to install solar panels, you first have to calculate how many hours of sunlight you get on average. The two main varieties of solar panels are concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors; the best kind for you depends on where you live.
If you receive lots of sunlight most of the year, you should get a solar panel that can efficiently absorb direct sunlight, which would be a concentrating solar collector. Non-concentrating solar collectors are able to absorb sunlight both directly and from reflection, making them ideal for areas that receive a lot less direct sunlight. You could have a company that specializes in installing solar panels advise you on which kind is best for your home if you’re not sure.
A nifty device that sits between the battery and the solar panel is called the charge controller. It is an essential component because it ensures that the voltage running into the battery is at the right level and it also ensures that the batteries don’t overcharge. It also controls the direction of the flow of electricity from the solar panel to the battery and only in that direction. To prevent damaging any or all of your batteries over time, using these controllers is very important.
Anyone can built a solar panel if you have some skills with tools. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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