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Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think
The reason that solar panels is so popular today is that the sun is an endless source of energy that we can rely upon. Well, not for the next 4 billion years at least, which is how long the sun is expected to live. Several companies are now offering incentives that slash the costs of solar panels allowing most people to benefit from this cheap energy source. You should be wondering by now how these solar panels work? The following paragraphs will provide this explanation.
A major worry for many households is the cost of the solar panels which can and probably has dissuaded many from making the switch. 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. The simplest type of solar panel to create can be made using items you may already own such as a screwdriver, saw, drill and a wooden container. Don’t overlook the likelihood of needing wood glue or other adhesives such as silicone caulk available to aide in box assembly and solar panel attachment. In order to create a solar panel at home you will need to have solar cells to mount into your wooden (or other) type of box in a collection format. Never let a naysayer tell you that these are hard to find, in today’s market just about anything you might need can be found on Ebay. However, don’t make the mistake of buying cells simply because they are cheap. It is imperative that you get a quality cell capable of maximizing your energy output for greater cost savings and energy production. Stick with a solar cell that is above a “Grade B”. 100 solar cells can produce an average o9f 100 watts of power, you’ll find approximately 36 of these in each solar panel. You may be surprised to find out that these cells aren’t as expensive as you might have thought, in fact only about $2 each.
If you are doing all of this yourself, it’s important to remember that a solar panel is essentially a set of solar cells grouped within a container, which you will need to create for your solar panels. Because wood is often easier to work with it is often the material of choice when building solar panels. Your local hardware and lumber store can direct you to many types of woods available although the final choice is yours It is recommended that you have some wood inside the box to separate the cells and hold them upright as well as a covering of plexiglass over the top too. 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 want to remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled through as well. Once you mount the solar cells, you will need to do a bit of soldering to connect the cells to each other. You will indeed need to have some do it yourself know how to complete this task but it’s not nearly as difficult as most people thought. This is a task that only requires patience, materials and perseverance to succeed in making your own solar panel to save energy.
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