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Building Your Own Solar Panel Isn’t Nearly As Hard As You Might Think
The sun is by far the most powerful source of energy for our planet; did you know that in only an hour the earth can receive enough energy from the sun to meet our power needs for a whole year? We obviously depend on the sun to heat our planet, but there are actually many diverse ways this energy can be harnessed for our daily use. By installing solar panels in your home, you can have a very practical and inexpensive form of energy that has many uses.
It is not that difficult to build your own solar panels. You should know how to use a soldering iron and handle a saw, if you can do this your solar panels will be ready in no time. Basically, you will need solar cells, which can be found online, wood to build the container, Plexiglas for the cover and some equipment. You’ll also need some caulk to attach the solar cells to the wooden container. For wiring made easy, try to find solar panels that already have the tabs on them. Make sure that you get solar panels with tabs, otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place. 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. 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. It is imperative that you get a quality cell capable of maximizing your energy output for greater cost savings and energy production. Ultimately, you want to have a solar cell that is graded above “grade B” level without ever going below that standard. You will generate about 100 watts of power for every 100 solar cells you have in your solar panel which usually averages around 36 per panel. As you can probably imagine, you need many of these cells, fortunately they are not pricey with a cost of only $2.00 each.
The diodes should be soldered before you attach your panels to the batteries. Power will flow from the solar cells to the batteries. The latter would mean a waste of power and it can happen during the night. This is not a necessary step when you choose to use a charge controller instead.
All it takes to build your own solar panel is a little skill with the tools. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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