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The future of solar energy is certain to be long and adventurous. It is an energy source that will last another 4 billion years according to experts and is completely clean, meaning that it has no negative impact on the environment. Additionally, the fact that it’s free, except for installation costs is another factor that will probably see many homeowners switching over to this form of energy source.
Undoubtedly one of the best benefits of installing solar panels is the fact that you’ll be making your own energy, so you won’t need to rely on the electric grid for power. This means that you can greatly cut down your electricity bills and maybe even slash them dramatically. Additionally, the government may buy any surplus electricity you produce which means that you can get paid for it. However, even if this is not the case where you live, the savings you can make by installing a solar panel system are enormous.
Installing solar panels will not only benefit you in terms of savings, but it will also help the environment. Most of the electricity being produced today is done through processes that have a significantly negative impact on the environment, through waste and pollution. On the other hand, producing energy with a solar power system doesn’t harm the environment at all and there are no by-products either. 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. The good effects it has on the environment aren’t always noticeable immediately, but the more people who use energy sources that are clean the healthier the environment will be. The effects in the long-term will be incredible and your children and grandchildren will feel the effects. But at the rate of destruction we’re currently going at, our children and grandchildren wouldn’t be able to experience the environment like how we do today.
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. Solar panels containers can be made of any number of materials although the ease of workmanship makes wood the obvious choice for such a project. You can use whatever type of wood you like but plywood is a great option for the back. Cover the container with plexiglass, you may also want to put a bit of wood inside the box to hold the cells in place. Since sunlight needs to get into each cell, plexiglass coverings are perfect ways to protect the cells from the elements and still allow full sun exposure to the cells. It’s important that you remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled out of. Use solder to connect the individual cells to one another after mounting is complete.
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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