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How to Build Your Own Solar Panel
There are multiple benefits of solar panels simply due to the fact that they make clean energy from the natural elements on our planet. In addition to this, they are a renewable energy source (which means it’s a resource that’ll never run out) which is an added bonus. 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.
To explain this, let’s think of solar panels as a box that holds solar cells together. The conversion of simple sunlight by the solar cells is how they create electricity. The creation of electricity using sunlight happens when the rays of the sun hit the silicone solar cells making electricity manifest. Although the energy comes freely from the sun, less than 1 V of electricity per cell is generated which means a lot of panels are needed to replace your energy needs. There are many kits available and instruction manuals to show people how to make their own solar panels so that they can have free electricity as well. If you are good at do-it-yourself projects, more than likely you will be able to create and soldered together your very own solar panels.
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.
Since concentrating solar collectors are able to absorb lots of sunlight directly, they are the best choice if you live somewhere that gets quite a bit of sunshine all year. If you don’t get that much sun, however, you can still benefit from solar power with a non-concentrating solar collector, which can operate from reflected as well as direct sunlight. You can always consult with an expert if you don’t know which type of solar panel would be appropriate for you.
Solder on your diode before you attach it to batteries. This way, power will only be able to flow from the solar cells to the batteries and not the other way around. Lastly make sure that you are not wasting power. This is not a necessary step when you choose to use a charge controller instead.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. 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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