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The Benefits of Solar Panel Systems
The reason that solar panels is so popular today is that the sun is an endless source of energy that we can rely upon. The sun is estimated by scientists last for billions of years, clearly showing this energy source is trustworthy. Clean energy, as solar energy is referred to, is relatively cheap to invest into because of the rebates and incentives that are offered. But how exactly do solar panels work? The following paragraphs will provide this explanation.
One way to look at this is that solar cells are contained in things called solar panels. These solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. The rays of the sun which strike the solar cells, which are made of silicone, will generate electricity upon contact. People that purchase solar panels need to buy a lot of them because each cell only produces half of a volt of electricity. The thought of being able to eliminate your electric bill is what causes many people to make solar panels on their own with the hope of replacing all of their electrical needs. 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. Since you will need solar cells mounted together to create your homemade solar panel it’s important to have them on hand as well. If you are worried that you might not find these cells very easy take a look online at places like Ebay. Just because you find them cheap doesn’t always mean you should invest in them. A good quality cell is necessary, you don’t want to make the mistake of getting a damaged cell group if you intend to have a higher energy production. Stick with a solar cell that is above a “Grade B”. You can expect about 100 solar cells to produce approximately 100 watts of power and the average solar panel has 36 of these. Each solar cell costs about $2 so you won’t go broke on them.
Many people are worried about the cost of installing a solar panel system which is why they haven’t yet taken any action. They fear that the price of solar panels will cost more than they’ll ever save on their electricity bill. You can, however, reduce your costs by creating your own home made solar panels. In fact, you’ll be able to reduce the costs by around 50%, and the internet is a good place to find most of the equipment needed, including solar cells which are available on eBay and other similar sites. There may also be significant rebates and tax incentives if you install a solar panel system, which is worth doing some research on. This is due to the government wanting as many people as possible to use clean energy, so they don’t mind giving large tax breaks to builders who are willing to install solar panels in new homes.
Anyone can built a solar panel if you have some skills with tools. In no time at all you can have your own solar panel up and running.
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