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What to Consider When Installing Solar Panels
The future of solar energy is certain to be long and adventurous. It is an energy source that will last another 4 billion years according to experts and is completely clean, meaning that it has no negative impact on the environment. 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.
One way to look at this is that solar cells are contained in things called solar panels. To get electricity, solar cells take sunlight and converts it into energy. The rays of the sun which strike the solar cells, which are made of silicone, will generate electricity upon contact. Although the energy comes freely from the sun, less than 1 V of electricity per cell is generated which means a lot of panels are needed to replace your energy needs. You can actually make your own solar panel at home and it doesn’t really cost much, especially since then you will be able to enjoy the benefits of free electricity. 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. You will need to have solar cells since making a solar panel isn’t much more than mounting solar cells in a container of some type. 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. But, you’ll want to avoid making the mistake of purchasing a cell just because you find them cheap. Your overall energy output depends heavily on the quality of your cells so be sure you are getting a good quality product. For this reason it is imperative for you to avoid any solar cell that is of grade B or lower quality. 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. Don’t worry, though, because a solar cell is only about $2 a piece, so they won’t cost you a fortune.
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. Solar panels containers can be made of any number of materials although the ease of workmanship makes wood the obvious choice for such a project. You can use whatever type of wood you like but plywood is a great option for the back. 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 way sunlight can reach the cells but they will be protected from the elements. You will also need a whole in the bottom of the box that will allow you to pull the wires out of the box. Use solder to connect the individual cells to one another after mounting is complete.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. Using your home built solar panels you could be powering your entire home with sunlight.
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