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Read this article to learn how to build your own solar panel.
Due to its inexpensive cost of development, and free energy from the sun, solar power is looking like a great energy alternative. Solar energy, after all, is going to last for billions of years. Clean energy, as solar energy is referred to, is relatively cheap to invest into because of the rebates and incentives that are offered. Exactly how do solar panels generate electricity? This article details this exact process.
The solar energy panels are quite expensive initially, making this a major consideration for many, who may be skeptical of the savings over time. All you need is some basic tools, an imagination, and the internet to create your own less expensive version of solar panels to achieve the same effect. 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. You may want to consider having wood glue and silicone caulking handy in order to be able to assemble your wooden box and attach your solar panel cells to it. Since you will need solar cells mounted together to create your homemade solar panel it’s important to have them on hand as well. Many people think it’s too hard to find solar cells but the reality is you can easily find them on Ebay. You still need to be aware of what you are buying and don’t buy them just because you find them for less money. 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”. One solar panel is made up of an average of 36 solar cells, each solar cell can produce 100 watts of power. 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.
In terms of connections, if you are going to be connecting your solar panel to batteries, you might want to solder on a diode first. Power will flow from the solar cells to the batteries. Sometime during the night you could be wasting power. This is not a necessary step when you choose to use a charge controller instead.
The tools will require some skill, but it is something that anyone can do. So, you can soon have your own solar panel up and running and you might even end up powering your entire home with sunlight.
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