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Solar Company in Fort Collins
Building Your Own Solar Panel Isn’t Nearly As Hard As You Might Think
The sun is amazing, especially considering that the energy it puts out is so powerful that the amount our planet absorbs in one hour is enough to cover the energy needs of our planet for one year. We obviously depend on the sun to heat our planet, but there are actually many diverse ways this energy can be harnessed for our daily use. With easy to install solar panels, it’s possible to get heat and electricity you can use for all of your power requirements.
The biggest benefit of using solar power is you won’t need to be reliant on the public electric grid because you’ll be producing your own energy. This means that you may be able to drastically cut your electricity bills, but at the very least you’ll be able to cut them down a bit. Also, you can actually earn money because in many areas the government will buy any surplus energy you create. But even if this scheme doesn’t happen where you live, you will still save a lot of money with solar panels. Since you will need solar cells mounted together to create your homemade solar panel it’s important to have them on hand as well. Ebay is a good place to look for inexpensive cells against popular belief that they might be difficult to locate. On the other hand, you still need to be careful and avoid purchasing cells simply because they are below what you expected to find them for. You still need a quality cell group that’s not damaged in order to maximize your energy output. Stick with a solar cell that is above a “Grade B”. 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. You may be surprised to find out that these cells aren’t as expensive as you might have thought, in fact only about $2 each.
If you are doing all of this yourself, it’s important to remember that a solar panel is essentially a set of solar cells grouped within a container, which you will need to create for 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. Plywood is a great option to use for the back, but you can use any type of wood you have available. 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. You’ll need to have a hole in the box that will make it possible for you to get the wires pulled outside the box too. You can use solder to connect all of these cells together once you’ve mounted the solar cells. Many people use solar panels to power their cabins, homes, and businesses which can save them thousands in electric bills. People use solar panels to heat their homes, especially if they live in a region that is particularly cold.
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