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Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think
Undoubtedly, solar energy is the future. Where energy is concerned this “green energy” known as solar energy will likely outlive many other energy sources according to experts and it’s ability to avoid negative impact on the environment makes it that much more appealing to those of us who are environmentally conscious. Another factor to consider is the fact that, aside from initial setup and installation, solar energy is free which will hold some appeal to homeowners.
One way to look at this is that solar cells are contained in things called solar panels. The energy that solar cells produce from sunlight is electricity. The creation of electricity using sunlight happens when the rays of the sun hit the silicone solar cells making electricity manifest. 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. The thought of being able to eliminate your electric bill is what causes many people to make solar panels on their own with the hope of replacing all of their electrical needs. 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.
This plexiglass topped container serves as protection from the elements for the cells as well as allowing unobstructed sunlight to reach the cells. Glue is used to attach the cells to the box, and you will need to glue some wood strips inside the box. Because the wood will shrink and expand with the weather, you should use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell. Using a single dot of caulk will allow the wood to shift without damaging your solar cells. To make sure that no moisture gets in make sure that you fill the hole with caulk after you have pushed the wires through. Lastly, screw your plexiglass on.
Moving on, you will need to add to your solar panel and battery a little device called a charge controller for the following reasons. These devices will prevent overcharging the batteries and ensuring the voltage levels are correct. To make sure that the electricity does not flow backwards, these units are also necessary. They also prevent overcharging of your batteries which can happen if they are not used. You must place solar panels on top of your building or home so that they can receive sunlight and power your home at the same time. The cost of heating your home will dramatically reduce, especially if you use your solar panels to power your heating system.
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