El Cajon Solar
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El Cajon, CA
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Solar Company in El Cajon
Building your own solar panel can be easy.
Because of the state of the global economy, many people are turning to solar energy. However, some are worried that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, even though it is an expense that would quickly be offset by savings made on the electricity bill. Building your own solar panels for half the price is good news. Use this article as a guide to building your own solar panels.
You can run your lamps, television, computers and even get hot water from the power generated by a solar panel on the roof of your home. Once these panels are installed, this energy won’t cost you anything, so you can save a lot on utility costs.
Most areas now offer tax incentives to help make it more affordable to install solar panels in your home. Fortunately, as they get more popular and the technology advances, it’s getting cheaper all the time to install solar panels. Once you have solar panels, you’ll never be dependent on centralized power companies again; what’s even better is that you can install them yourself without too much difficulty. You will need to have solar cells since making a solar panel isn’t much more than mounting solar cells in a container of some type. Most people probably think it’s quite difficult to get hold of these but they can easily be found on eBay. You still need to be aware of what you are buying and don’t buy them just because you find them for less money. Your overall energy output depends heavily on the quality of your cells so be sure you are getting a good quality product. If the solar cells you find on Ebay are rated at or below grade “B” avoid them. You can usually expect to generate 100 watts of power from every 100 solar cells and there are somewhere around 36 of them in one solar panel. As you can probably imagine, you need many of these cells, fortunately they are not pricey with a cost of only $2.00 each.
You will need a container to put the series of solar cells that will make up your solar panel into if you are taking the do it yourself route. Because wood is often easier to work with it is often the material of choice when building solar panels. For the back of the solar panel, plywood is a great choice although there are many other types of wood that are also acceptable. It is recommended that you have some wood inside the box to separate the cells and hold them upright as well as a covering of plexiglass over the top too. This way sunlight can reach the cells but they will be protected from the elements. You’ll want to remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled through as well. Now that you have the cells mounted it becomes necessary to connect each to the next using a bit of solder.
Solar panels are going to be the future of electricity production in the home because they’re not just cost-effective, they are also helpful to the environment. So the sooner you install them, the more money you’ll save.
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