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It is easy to build your own solar panel.
With the state of the global economy, more and more people are turning to solar energy. The expense of the solar panels would be offset by the savings on your electricity bill. It will cost you about half the price to build your own solar panels. 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.
The solar panel itself is essentially a container that holds solar cells. To get electricity, solar cells take sunlight and converts it into energy. When sunlight hits the silicone material in solar cells, an electrical process occurs. One solar cell can generate about 0.5 volts of power, which is why a solar panel is made up of numerous solar cells. 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. An extra 12 V car battery, and some proper wiring, is necessary to hook up to your solar panels to store the energy. Probably the safest route to go is to use a lead acid battery which can easily store the charge. You can save hundreds of dollars by finding low-cost or free batteries in your area. Storing electricity is only part of the process; you must convert this electricity into AC to be used at home or in your garage. To do this, you need to purchase sine wave converters to get the job done. However, the best one is the one that creates the exact same type of electricity that comes out of the wall socket and that is the true sine wave. It is a little more expensive than the modified sine wave, but it’s worth paying a little extra in the long run.
Since solar panels are essentially a set of solar cells within a container, you will need to make a container if you are taking the DIY route with your solar panels. Containers can be made out of a wide range of materials but the one that most people prefer is wood because it is easier to work with. You can use whatever wood type suits your fancy but we can recommend the usage of plywood. 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. That plexiglass cover will allow sunlight to be absorbed by the cells while remaining protected from the elements. You’ll need to have a hole in the box that will make it possible for you to get the wires pulled outside the box too. Once you mount the solar cells, you will need to do a bit of soldering to connect the cells to each other.
Solar panels give you a cheap power alternative that can serve you well in difficult economic times and ever rising utility costs. Solar energy gives you a viable option that frees you from being dependent on the power companies, no matter what happens in the future.
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