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Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think
Before electricity and central heating, the sun was the only source of energy for the earth and this was enough to allow human civilization to flourish. Today, we’re learning more sophisticated ways to benefit from the sun; solar energy is often the cheapest way to provide energy for our homes. By installing solar panels in your home, you can have a very practical and inexpensive form of energy that has many uses.
Many people think that building your own solar panels at home is difficult. Of course, you do need to have some DIY skills, in that you need to be handy with a soldering iron and to be able to handle a saw, but other than that you can have a solar panel ready in no time at all. Basically, you will need solar cells, which can be found online, wood to build the container, Plexiglas for the cover and some equipment. You will need to use silicon caulk or wood glue of some type to attach the solar cells to the wooden container. For wiring made easy, try to find solar panels that already have the tabs on them. Make sure that you get solar panels with tabs, otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place. Making a solar panel at home means that you will need solar cells because a panel is simply a collection of solar cells mounted in a container of some sort. Many people think it’s too hard to find solar cells but the reality is you can easily find them on Ebay. However, don’t make the mistake of buying cells simply because they are cheap. Your overall energy output depends heavily on the quality of your cells so be sure you are getting a good quality product. Therefore, you want to avoid any solar cells that are “grade B” or lower. One solar panel is made up of an average of 36 solar cells, each solar cell can produce 100 watts of power. 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.
Solar panels usually come with charge controllers, which are positioned between the solar panel and the battery. Voltage level regulation, as well as maintaining battery capacity levels, is the focus of this particular component. To prevent any chargeback to the solar panel from the battery, these gadgets must be used. Likewise, if the batteries are fully charged, it will stop allowing power to flow into them to avoid damage.
All it takes to build your own solar panel is a little skill with the tools. So, you can soon have your own solar panel up and running and you might even end up powering your entire home with sunlight.
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