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Building your own solar panel can be easy.
The future of solar energy is certain to be long and adventurous. Many experts agree that there is no end in sight, at least not any time soon, for the sustainability of solar energy as a “green” energy source that won’t have a negative impact on our environment. Homeowner’s will consider this energy source seriously once they realize the cost of energy is reduced to zero after the initial installation and setup costs are incurred making it a viable source of heat and energy needs for an average household.
The main reason statistically speaking, that more people have not made the switch yet is the high cost of the panels for solar energy. But, there is good news, solar panels are probably not as expensive as you might think, in fact you can even make your own solar panels at home with a little help from the internet and some basic household tools. The simplest type of solar panel to create can be made using items you may already own such as a screwdriver, saw, drill and a wooden container. You will also need some silicone caulk and wood glue to put the container together and attach the solar cells. A solar panel is connected to batteries and most of them use the regular 12 volt batteries that are used in cars. A plain old lead acid battery, which is very affordable, is what you’ll need. You can save hundreds of dollars by finding low-cost or free batteries in your area. This electricity needs to be converted, so you will need to have a power inverter to convert the energy to be used around your house. You need to get one of the following power inverters which includes modified and true sine wave devices. To get 60 MHz electricity, like out of your outlet, you must purchase or have a true sine wave inverter. It is a little more expensive than the modified sine wave, but it’s worth paying a little extra in the long run.
The only connections that you will need will be for the battery. This way, power will only be able to flow from the solar cells to the batteries and not the other way around. To avoid wasting energy make sure that your solar panels are sending power to your batteries and not the other way around. However, for those who choose to use a charge controller this step is not necessary.
As you can see, building a solar panel requires a bit of skill with tools but it is something anyone can do. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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