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Solar Panels – Why And How They Function
There are multiple benefits of solar panels simply due to the fact that they make clean energy from the natural elements on our planet. Plus, they are an energy source that’s renewable, so they will never stop producing energy which is great. Maybe you’ve thought about getting solar panels, but you’re unsure if they’re worth it. If so, I recommend reading on to learn more about this fantastic source of energy.
Mounting a solar panel on top of your home allows you to receive solar energy that can be used for many purposes, such as lighting and heating your home and giving you hot water. Once these panels are installed, this energy won’t cost you anything, so you can save a lot on utility costs.
While there is a cost involved to actually install solar panels, this can be offset by rebates or tax breaks that are available in many places. Additionally, the increase in popularity of solar panels and advancements in technology have led to these systems becoming more affordable. Considering that you can also install solar panels yourself, you can save even more money and then be able to enjoy an energy source no one can control or take away from you as long as the sun is shining. An extra 12 V car battery, and some proper wiring, is necessary to hook up to your solar panels to store the energy. Storing electricity is just like recharging your batteries, except you are using a 12 V battery with a solar panel. You can save hundreds of dollars by finding low-cost or free batteries in your area. This electricity must be converted into alternating current, which means you will need a power inverter to be able to use what you have stored. If you already have a modified sine wave or true sine wave power inverter, you can use this energy. More than likely, you will want to use your appliances at home which requires purchasing a true sine wave inverter to convert electricity. By spending a few extra dollars on the right inverter, you will be able to use your electricity in your home.
You will need a container to put the series of solar cells that will make up your solar panel into if you are taking the do it yourself route. 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. For the back of the solar panel, plywood is a great choice although there are many other types of wood that are also acceptable. You will also need to put some wood inside the box to hold the cells and plexiglass to cover the box. That plexiglass cover will allow sunlight to be absorbed by the cells while remaining protected from the elements. 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. Now that you have the cells mounted it becomes necessary to connect each to the next using a bit of solder.
Undoubtedly, solar panel systems are the future for energy production for the home due to their cost-effectiveness over the long term as well as the fact that they are good for the environment. So, you can save more money by installing them sooner rather than later.
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