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Building Your Own Solar Panel Isn’t Nearly As Hard As You Might Think
There are multiple benefits of solar panels simply due to the fact that they make clean energy from the natural elements on our planet. The fact that they are a renewable energy source, meaning that it isn’t a resource that will run out, is an added bonus. If you’ve contemplated installing solar panels but you’re still undecided it would be a good idea to read on to find out more about this great source of energy.
Undoubtedly one of the best benefits of installing solar panels is the fact that you’ll be making your own energy, so you won’t need to rely on the electric grid for power. This means that you can greatly cut down your electricity bills and maybe even slash them dramatically. Also, you can actually earn money because in many areas the government will buy any surplus energy you create. Installing a solar panel system will enable you to make big savings, regardless of whether this scheme operates in your area or not. Making a solar panel at home means that you will need solar cells because a panel is simply a collection of solar cells mounted in a container of some sort. 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. If the solar cells you find on Ebay are rated at or below grade “B” avoid them. You can expect about 100 solar cells to produce approximately 100 watts of power and the average solar panel has 36 of these. For an average cost of $2 each these cells can be called rather inexpensive compared to what you might have been thinking.
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. Because it is easer to work with than many of the other options for container creation, wood is the most obvious and widely used material. For the back of the solar panel, plywood is a great choice although there are many other types of wood that are also acceptable. You’ll need wood inside the box that can hold the cells separate as well as a plexiglass covering for the box. This plexiglass covering serves two purposes, to protect the cells from the elements and also to allow sunlight to reach the cells too. Also, don’t forget to drill a hole in the box so you can pull the wires out. You can use solder to connect all of these cells together once you’ve mounted the solar cells.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. 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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