Litchfield Park Solar
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Litchfield Park, AZ
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Solar Company in Litchfield Park
Don’t Think Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Too Difficult For You
In an effort to cut energy costs, more and more people are using solar energy. However, some are worried that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, even though it is an expense that would quickly be offset by savings made on the electricity bill. If you build your own solar panels you could save up to half the cost. There are many important aspects that you will need to know about building your own solar panels.
To explain this, let’s think of solar panels as a box that holds solar cells together. These solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. The process itself involves photons hitting electrons in the silicone material on the solar cells, which become electricity. People that purchase solar panels need to buy a lot of them because each cell only produces half of a volt of electricity. There are many kits available and instruction manuals to show people how to make their own solar panels so that they can have free electricity as well. Whether you ask a family member for help, or if you are good at soldering wires, this is something you should really try to do. You need to be able to hook up your solar panel, once it is finished, to a 12 V battery to store the energy. Probably the safest route to go is to use a lead acid battery which can easily store the charge. You can save hundreds of dollars by finding low-cost or free batteries in your area. This electricity needs to be converted, so you will need to have a power inverter to convert the energy to be used around your house. There are two types of power inverters available, namely true sine wave and modified sine wave. More than likely, you will want to use your appliances at home which requires purchasing a true sine wave inverter to convert electricity. Of course, these models are more expensive than their modified counterparts, are well worth the cost.
It is first necessary to realize that you will need a container in which to place your solar cells in order to create your own solar panels with the do it yourself method. Because wood is often easier to work with it is often the material of choice when building solar panels. You can use whatever type of wood you like but plywood is a great option for the back. You will also need to put some wood inside the box to hold the cells and plexiglass to cover the box. This type of opaque covering protects the cells from damage due to the elements while still allowing necessary sunlight to reach each cell. It’s important that you remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled out of. It is then necessary to connect the cells to one another via soldering.
All it takes to build your own solar panel is a little skill with the tools. It will not take that long to get your solar panel up and running and powering you entire home with sunlight.
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