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Why Solar Panels Work And What They Are Used For
Because of the state of the global economy, many people are turning to solar energy. The expense of the solar panels would be offset by the savings on your electricity bill. If you build your own solar panels you could save up to half the cost. This article is a comprehensive guide to build your own solar panels.
Solar panels are not that difficult to build at home. Do It Yourself skills are important if you are looking to build your own solar panel. You can find solar cells online, and you will need wood to build a container and plexiglass for the cover. To attach your solar cells to the wooden container you can use caulk. For wiring made easy, try to find solar panels that already have the tabs on them. Otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place. An extra 12 V car battery, and some proper wiring, is necessary to hook up to your solar panels to store the energy. No need to be fancy; just find an ordinary lead acid battery for this particular job. In fact, with a little research you can find these batteries very cheaply or even for free. 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. More than likely, you will want to use your appliances at home which requires purchasing a true sine wave inverter to convert electricity. It is a little more expensive than the modified sine wave, but it’s worth paying a little extra in the long run.
In terms of connections, if you are going to be connecting your solar panel to batteries, you might want to solder on a diode first. Charge your batteries using your solar panels. The latter would mean a waste of power and it can happen during the night. This step may not be necessary if you choose to use a charge controller.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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