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It is easy to build your own solar panel.
Solar energy is undoubtedly the future. Where energy is concerned this “green energy” known as solar energy will likely outlive many other energy sources according to experts and it’s ability to avoid negative impact on the environment makes it that much more appealing to those of us who are environmentally conscious. Another factor to consider is the fact that, aside from initial setup and installation, solar energy is free which will hold some appeal to homeowners.
You can run your lamps, television, computers and even get hot water from the power generated by a solar panel on the roof of your home. Once these panels are installed, this energy won’t cost you anything, so you can save a lot on utility costs.
And you needn’t worry about the cost of installing a solar panel system because most areas offer people significant incentives to put up these panels in the form of tax breaks or rebates. Fortunately, as they get more popular and the technology advances, it’s getting cheaper all the time to install solar panels. One of the best things about solar panels is that you can make them even more economical by installing them yourself, which will then free you from being dependent on the power companies.
The container for your solar panel is simply a box with a Plexiglas front, which will allow sunlight to flow in but will ensure that the cells are protected. Glue is used to attach the cells to the box, and you will need to glue some wood strips inside the box. You should only use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell. To avoid damaging your solar cell consider using a single dot of silicone caulk to keep the wood free of encumbrances. After you have pushed the wires through the hole that you drilled make sure that you have filled it with caulk. Decide where you want to put your plexiglass and then screw it all together.
The items you need to build solar panels aren’t hard to find if you prefer to do it yourself; you could order everything you need online or shop in local stores. The most important component of your solar panel will be the solar cell, so you need to make sure you are buying good quality units. You’ll get more power from superior solar cells of course.
The usual ratio to keep in mind is that eighty solar cells will generate approximately one hundred watts of electricity. Depending on how large your home is and how much solar power you want to generate, you can calculate the size of your solar panels and how many you should build. Do it yourself skills are necessary as with any project but overall this is a simple task to tackle for many of us. It’s really no harder than knowing what materials you’ll need, obtaining them before you begin and having the patience to complete the task.
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