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Why Solar Panels Work And What They Are Used For
While we’re accustomed to many types of energy and technology, the only power source we couldn’t live without is the sun. Solar energy is one of the most practical and economical forms of energy when we know how to take advantage of it. By installing solar panels in your home, you can have a very practical and inexpensive form of energy that has many uses.
The solar panel itself is essentially a container that holds solar cells. In some scientific way, electricity is created by the solar cells from sunlight. Silicone material is used when creating solar cells, a material that will actually generate electricity when sunlight is applied. Only a half of a volt of power per cell is generated from sunlight necessitating the use of many solar panels to provide electricity. The thought of being able to eliminate your electric bill is what causes many people to make solar panels on their own with the hope of replacing all of their electrical needs. However, you do need to be handy with a soldering iron and a saw, so if you aren’t really into DIY, maybe you should ask a friend who is for help.
You’ll not only benefit from saving money, but it’s also good for the environment. Most of the processes that occur when producing electricity have quite a large negative impact on the environment due to waste and pollution. But when it comes to solar power there are no by-products or pollutants that will harm the environment. And because it uses the light from the sun to produce energy, it’s totally renewable so it won’t run out, whereas oil will. The good effects it has on the environment aren’t always noticeable immediately, but the more people who use energy sources that are clean the healthier the environment will be. The long-term effects will be immense, and the next generations will see these effects. Otherwise, if we continue at the rate we are going today, it is likely our grandchildren will only be able to see trees in museums because we seem to be doing a great job of killing our planet.
With the DIY method of solar panel creation your will need to create a box for the solar cells to rest in groups within when the desired outcome is a solar panel. Because it is easer to work with than many of the other options for container creation, wood is the most obvious and widely used material. 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. This type of opaque covering protects the cells from damage due to the elements while still allowing necessary sunlight to reach each cell. 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. It is then necessary to connect the cells to one another via soldering.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. So, you can soon have your own solar panel up and running and you might even end up powering your entire home with sunlight.
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