Green Mountain Falls Solar
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Green Mountain Falls, CO
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Solar Company in Green Mountain Falls
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. 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. Modern solar panels enable you to create electricity in a simple and cost effective manner.
The main reason statistically speaking, that more people have not made the switch yet is the high cost of the panels for solar energy. However, the good news is that it probably isn’t as expensive as you think, and you can actually build your own solar panels at home with some basic tools and parts that are all available via the internet. It may surprise you to find that many of the products you already have in your home can be used to create a simple solar panel design, for instance, you probably own a saw, drill, screwdriver and a wooden container of some sort. In order for you to attach the solar cells and put the box together it may be necessary to have some wood glue and silicone caulk on hand.
This plexiglass cover is used to protect the cells from the elements as well as provide an inlet for ample sunlight for charging the cells. The substrate is what you will use to glue your solar cells to. Wood will expand and shrink with the changes in the weather. It’s imperative that you avoid damaging cells by using a single dot of this caulk to allow wood to shift. Once the caulk has set, all you need to do is to drill a hole in the box for the wires but make sure to fill it with caulk after you have pushed the wires through to make sure that no moisture gets in. Then, screw your Plexiglas on and mount it where you want.
It’s not hard to build solar panels yourself, as you could get all the materials you need at local stores or online. 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. The better the quality, the more power they can produce.
For every 100 watts of electricity you require, you’ll need about 80 solar cells. Considering this you can now determine how large to make your solar panels and how many of them you need to power your home.
When you look at economic conditions and how expensive oil and other traditional energy sources are getting, doesn’t it makes sense to seek alternatives? In this day and age, you can feel safer knowing that your energy needs don’t depend on things like oil, gas or coal being affordable or even available at all.
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