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Building Your Own Solar Panel Isn’t Nearly As Hard As You Might Think
Undoubtedly, solar energy is the future. Where energy is concerned this “green energy” known as solar energy will likely outlive many other energy sources according to experts and it’s ability to avoid negative impact on the environment makes it that much more appealing to those of us who are environmentally conscious. Additionally, the fact that it’s free, except for installation costs is another factor that will probably see many homeowners switching over to this form of energy source.
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. Your utility bills can be reduced or even eliminated by doing this.
Even though there’s an initial cost when you install solar panels in your home, there are a variety of rebates and tax incentives available that make it worthwhile to do this. As this technology becomes more sophisticated, and more people are taking advantage of it, the costs are steadily declining. One of the best things about solar panels is that you can make them even more economical by installing them yourself, which will then free you from being dependent on the power companies.
Your simple box with a plexiglass front will allow sunlight in but will ensure the protection of the cells. To attach the cells to the box, you will need to glue some strips of wood inside the box, also known as substrate, onto which you will glue the solar cells. You should only use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell. Using a single dot of caulk will allow the wood to shift without damaging your solar cells. After the caulk has set, you will need to drill a hole in the box for the wires. The plexiglass will have to be screwed on and mounted where you want it.
The items you need to build solar panels aren’t hard to find if you prefer to do it yourself; you could order everything you need online or shop in local stores. The most important component of your solar panel will be the solar cell, so you need to make sure you are buying good quality units. You’ll get more power from superior solar cells of course.
It takes about 80 solar cells to generate 100 watts of electricity, so you have to consider this ratio when figuring out your needs. The size of your solar panels and how many of them you’ll need will depend on how much power you want to get out of them. Your entire house, if you have enough solar panels, can actually be powered if positioned and used in the proper way. The cost of heating your home will dramatically reduce, especially if you use your solar panels to power your heating system.
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