Santa Ynez Solar
15 Reviews.Roof Repair
Santa Ynez, CA
Phone: (844) 292-8390
open 24 hours – 7 days a week
Solar Company in Santa Ynez
Install Solar Panels to Cut Costs
Before electricity and central heating, the sun was the only source of energy for the earth and this was enough to allow human civilization to flourish. We obviously depend on the sun to heat our planet, but there are actually many diverse ways this energy can be harnessed for our daily use. Luckily, homeowners can take advantage of this energy with the help of solar panel systems that convert this energy into electricity.
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. 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. Perhaps one of the easiest solar panel designs to create is done with a wood container, a saw, a drill and a screwdriver. In order for you to attach the solar cells and put the box together it may be necessary to have some wood glue and silicone caulk on hand. If you have a 12 V battery, similar to those found in most vehicles, you are in luck as these are necessary to store the electricity generated by solar panels. Probably the safest route to go is to use a lead acid battery which can easily store the charge. A large part of the cost of creating a solar solution for your electricity bill can be avoided by finding cheap or free batteries. Storing electricity is only part of the process; you must convert this electricity into AC to be used at home or in your garage. If you already have a modified sine wave or true sine wave power inverter, you can use this energy. More than likely, you will want to use your appliances at home which requires purchasing a true sine wave inverter to convert electricity. Though more expensive, only the true sine wave device can create genuine AC electricity.
Since solar panels are essentially a set of solar cells within a container, you will need to make a container if you are taking the DIY route with your solar panels. Solar panels containers can be made of any number of materials although the ease of workmanship makes wood the obvious choice for such a project. You can use whatever wood type suits your fancy but we can recommend the usage of plywood. 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. Since sunlight needs to get into each cell, plexiglass coverings are perfect ways to protect the cells from the elements and still allow full sun exposure to the cells. You’ll want to remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled through as well. Use solder to connect the individual cells to one another after mounting is complete. While you will need to have some DIY skills to be able to make your own solar panels, it isn’t as difficult as many people think. If you are serious about saving money, this is a project easy enough for even the novice to complete once the materials are rounded up and the patience to succeed is wrangled into production.
Solar Company in Santa Ynez CA
Solar Company in Los Olivos CA
Solar Company in Solvang CA
Solar Company in Buellton CA
Solar Company in Lompoc CA
Solar Company in New Cuyama CA
Solar Company in Santa Barbara CA
Cash & Check Our Santa Ynez Our Solar Installation Experts accept all forms of cash and check payments.
Other payment options may be available. Please call for more info.