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Solar Company in Santa Clara
It’s Not Difficult to Install Solar Panels
Because of the state of the global economy, many people are turning to solar energy. Some people may be thinking that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, but the expense will be quickly offset by savings made on the electricity bill. It will cost you about half the price to build your own solar panels. Use this article as a guide to building your own solar panels.
Solar panels are not that difficult to build at home. Do It Yourself skills are important if you are looking to build your own solar panel. Basically, you will need solar cells, which can be found online, wood to build the container, Plexiglas for the cover and some equipment. You will need to use silicon caulk or wood glue of some type to attach the solar cells to the wooden container. When buying solar cells, try to find ones that already have tabs as it will make your life easier when you are doing the wiring. If you can not find solar panels with tabs you will have to solder on the tabs before you glue them in place.
This plexiglass topped container serves as protection from the elements for the cells as well as allowing unobstructed sunlight to reach the cells. The substrate is what you will use to glue your solar cells to. Wood will expand and shrink with the changes in the weather. It’s imperative that you avoid damaging cells by using a single dot of this caulk to allow wood to shift. After the caulk has set, you will need to drill a hole in the box for the wires. Then, screw your Plexiglas on and mount it where you want.
Batteries will need to be connected and you may want to solder a diode first. Using batteries will allow the solar cells to power the batteries and not the other way around. Lastly make sure that you are not wasting power. This step can be replaced by an alternative action consisting of the use of a control charger Conventional installation of solar panels requires positioning them on top of your living quarters, and using that electricity for your appliances and other needs. Another versatile use for solar panels is to have them power heaters for your home to cut back on your energy bill.
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