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The Benefits of Solar Panel Systems
Undoubtedly, solar energy is the future. Solar energy is “green” meaning it leaves no negative impact on the environment not to mention it is likely to be around for a couple billion more years, or so the experts say. Homeowner’s will consider this energy source seriously once they realize the cost of energy is reduced to zero after the initial installation and setup costs are incurred making it a viable source of heat and energy needs for an average household.
To explain this, let’s think of solar panels as a box that holds solar cells together. In some scientific way, electricity is created by the solar cells from sunlight. The rays of the sun which strike the solar cells, which are made of silicone, will generate electricity upon contact. 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. DIY experts will probably have no problem at all creating their very own solar panels at home as long as you have a soldering iron.
Before you install any solar panels, you should do some research, as the kind you get should be based on how much sunlight your area gets. You have to choose between two kinds of solar panels: concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors.
Concentrating solar collectors are panel that need to be positioned in such a way that they get the maximum possible amount of direct sunlight, meaning that they are the best option for areas that get a lot of sunlight year round. Non-concentrating solar collectors are able to absorb sunlight both directly and from reflection, making them ideal for areas that receive a lot less direct sunlight. You can always consult with an expert if you don’t know which type of solar panel would be appropriate for you.
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. Wood is the most widely used material for these containers although there are a wide range of other materials that can also be used. Plywood is a great option to use for the back, but you can use any type of wood you have available. 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. It’s important that you remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled out of. Now that you have the cells mounted it becomes necessary to connect each to the next using a bit of solder.
There is no better time than now to switch to an alternative power source, considering the state of the global economy, especially since many experts fear that the worst is yet to come. Solar energy gives you a viable option that frees you from being dependent on the power companies, no matter what happens in the future.
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