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Make Your Home Energy Efficient With Solar Panels

In an effort to cut energy costs, more and more people are using solar energy. However, some are worried that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, even though it is an expense that would quickly be offset by savings made on the electricity bill. The good news is that you can actually build your own solar panels for half the price. While this article can’t possibly provide a comprehensive guide to building your own solar panel, we will look at some of the most important aspects.

Many people think that building your own solar panels at home is difficult. You should know how to use a soldering iron and handle a saw, if you can do this your solar panels will be ready in no time. Basically, you will need solar cells, which can be found online, wood to build the container, Plexiglas for the cover and some equipment. To attach your solar cells to the wooden container you can use caulk. When buying solar cells, try to find ones that already have tabs as it will make your life easier when you are doing the wiring. If you can not find solar panels with tabs you will have to solder on the tabs before you glue them in place.

Installing solar panels will not only benefit you in terms of savings, but it will also help the environment. The majority of methods for producing energy these days are not good for the environment because they create a lot of pollution and waste. On the other hand, the production of solar power has no by-products or any negative impact on the environment whatsoever. In addition to this, sunlight is used to produce electricity, which means it is a resource that will not become depleted, unlike oil which will. You might not be able to see the positive effects on the environment just yet, but if more people start using clean energy sources the environment will do much better. In the long-term the effects will certainly be awesome, and they will be seen by your children and grandchildren. Otherwise, if we continue at the rate we are going today, it is likely our grandchildren will only be able to see trees in museums because we seem to be doing a great job of killing our planet.

You will need a container to put the series of solar cells that will make up your solar panel into if you are taking the do it yourself route. Wood is the most widely used material for these containers although there are a wide range of other materials that can also be used. For the back of the solar panel, plywood is a great choice although there are many other types of wood that are also acceptable. You will then need to have some sort of stabilization inside the box (usually wood as well) and a top made of plexiglass to cover the container. This way sunlight can reach the cells but they will be protected from the elements. It’s important that you remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled out of. Now that you have the cells mounted it becomes necessary to connect each to the next using a bit of solder. Your entire house, if you have enough solar panels, can actually be powered if positioned and used in the proper way. People use solar panels to heat their homes, especially if they live in a region that is particularly cold.

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