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The Benefits of Solar Panel Systems
Solar energy is undoubtedly the future. 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. Additionally, the fact that it’s free, except for installation costs is another factor that will probably see many homeowners switching over to this form of energy source.
It is not that difficult to build your own solar panels. Of course, you do need to have some DIY skills, in that you need to be handy with a soldering iron and to be able to handle a saw, but other than that you can have a solar panel ready in no time at all. Basically, you will need solar cells, which can be found online, wood to build the container, Plexiglas for the cover and some equipment. To attach your solar cells to the wooden container you can use caulk. If you can find solar cells that already have the tabs on them it will make wiring them up easier. Otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place.
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. The two main varieties of solar panels are concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors; the best kind for you depends on where you live.
Since concentrating solar collectors are able to absorb lots of sunlight directly, they are the best choice if you live somewhere that gets quite a bit of sunshine all year. If, however, you only get a limited amount of sunlight, a non-concentrating solar collector would be a better choice, as these can also absorb reflected sunlight. If you have any doubt about which type would work best for you home, you should ask someone with experience in this field.
Batteries will need to be connected and you may want to solder a diode first. Power will flow from the solar cells to the batteries. Having your batteries power your solar panels is a waste of energy. On the other hand, if you are using a charge controller then this step is not necessary. Solar panels are generally mounted on the roofs of homes or buildings and can be used to power anything from a single appliance to your entire home. You can also heat your home using the electricity from the solar panels which can save you money every winter.
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