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Solar Panels – Why And How They Function
Due to its inexpensive cost of development, and free energy from the sun, solar power is looking like a great energy alternative. The sun is estimated by scientists last for billions of years, clearly showing this energy source is trustworthy. Clean energy, as solar energy is referred to, is relatively cheap to invest into because of the rebates and incentives that are offered. So how do solar panels really work? By the end of this article, you will understand.
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. So, you’ll be able to cut down on your electricity bill, and in some cases you can really slash them. In fact, you can also get paid because in many areas the government will buy any extra energy you produce. But even if this doesn’t happen where you live, you’ll still make big savings from installing solar panels. 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. 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 need good quality cells that aren’t damaged because the better they are the more energy they produce. Ultimately, you want to have a solar cell that is graded above “grade B” level without ever going below that standard. You can expect about 100 solar cells to produce approximately 100 watts of power and the average solar panel has 36 of these. For an average cost of $2 each these cells can be called rather inexpensive compared to what you might have been thinking.
Since solar panels are essentially a set of solar cells within a container, you will need to make a container if you are taking the DIY route with your solar panels. Wood is the most widely used material for these containers although there are a wide range of other materials that can also be used. Plywood is a great option to use for the back, but you can use any type of wood you have available. You will then need to have some sort of stabilization inside the box (usually wood as well) and a top made of plexiglass to cover the container. This type of opaque covering protects the cells from damage due to the elements while still allowing necessary sunlight to reach each cell. Also, don’t forget to drill a hole in the box so you can pull the wires out. It is then necessary to connect the cells to one another via soldering.
As you can see, building a solar panel requires a bit of skill with tools but it is something anyone can do. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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