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Solar Company in San Jose
Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think
Solar energy is the future of energy as we know it. Solar energy is a source of energy that will be around for billions of years according to experts because it’s clean, causing 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.
Many people are worried about the cost of solar panels, which is why they haven’t yet made the switch from standard electricity providers to this form of clean energy. However, the good news is that it probably isn’t as expensive as you think, and you can actually build your own solar panels at home with some basic tools and parts that are all available via the internet. Perhaps one of the easiest solar panel designs to create is done with a wood container, a saw, a drill and a screwdriver. Don’t overlook the likelihood of needing wood glue or other adhesives such as silicone caulk available to aide in box assembly and solar panel attachment. Since you will need solar cells mounted together to create your homemade solar panel it’s important to have them on hand as well. Ebay is a good place to look for inexpensive cells against popular belief that they might be difficult to locate. You still need to be aware of what you are buying and don’t buy them just because you find them for less money. You still need a quality cell group that’s not damaged in order to maximize your energy output. Ultimately, you want to have a solar cell that is graded above “grade B” level without ever going below that standard. You can usually expect to generate 100 watts of power from every 100 solar cells and there are somewhere around 36 of them in one solar panel. Each solar cell costs about $2 so you won’t go broke on them.
It is first necessary to realize that you will need a container in which to place your solar cells in order to create your own solar panels with the do it yourself method. Wood is the most widely used material for these containers although there are a wide range of other materials that can also be used. Your local hardware and lumber store can direct you to many types of woods available although the final choice is yours You will then need to have some sort of stabilization inside the box (usually wood as well) and a top made of plexiglass to cover the container. This way sunlight can reach the cells but they will be protected from the elements. You’ll want to remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled through as well. Now that you have the cells mounted it becomes necessary to connect each to the next using a bit of solder.
Solar panels are going to be the future of electricity production in the home because they’re not just cost-effective, they are also helpful to the environment. So the sooner you install them, the more money you’ll save.
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