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Building Your Own Solar Panel Isn’t Nearly As Hard As You Might Think
To cut cost, more and more people are turning to solar energy. Installing solar panels will be high, but the expense will quickly be off set by the amount you will be saving on your electric bill. If you build your own solar panels you could save up to half the cost. This article has some of the most important aspects that you will need to know about building your own solar panels.
First of all, solar panels are receptacles for solar cells that you will use. The energy that solar cells produce from sunlight is electricity. The creation of electricity using sunlight happens when the rays of the sun hit the silicone solar cells making electricity manifest. It takes a great number of solar cells to create a solar panel that can generate enough electricity that is meaningful. There are many kits available and instruction manuals to show people how to make their own solar panels so that they can have free electricity as well. Whether you ask a family member for help, or if you are good at soldering wires, this is something you should really try to do. If you have a 12 V battery, similar to those found in most vehicles, you are in luck as these are necessary to store the electricity generated by solar panels. Sealed lead acid batteries seem to be the most popular type because they are inexpensive, safe and robust. In fact, with a little research you can find these batteries very cheaply or even for free. So, these batteries store the power produced by solar panels, which can then be converted into AC power with the help of a power inverter so the electricity can be used by appliances. If you already have a modified sine wave or true sine wave power inverter, you can use this energy. To get 60 MHz electricity, like out of your outlet, you must purchase or have a true sine wave inverter. Though more expensive, only the true sine wave device can create genuine AC electricity.
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. Your local hardware and lumber store can direct you to many types of woods available although the final choice is yours You will also need to put some wood inside the box to hold the cells and plexiglass to cover the box. This plexiglass covering serves two purposes, to protect the cells from the elements and also to allow sunlight to reach the cells too. 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.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. With your solar panel up and running you could be powering your own home with sunlight.
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