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Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Easier Than You Think

To cut cost, more and more people are turning to solar energy. However, some are worried that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, even though it is an expense that would quickly be offset by savings made on the electricity bill. There is good news about building solar panels. This article has some of the most important aspects that you will need to know about building your own solar panels.

The solar panel itself is essentially a container that holds solar cells. The energy that solar cells produce from sunlight is electricity. Silicone material is used when creating solar cells, a material that will actually generate electricity when sunlight is applied. One solar cell can generate about 0.5 volts of power, which is why a solar panel is made up of numerous solar cells. 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. Whether you ask a family member for help, or if you are good at soldering wires, this is something you should really try to do. You need to be able to hook up your solar panel, once it is finished, to a 12 V battery to store the energy. A plain old lead acid battery, which is very affordable, is what you’ll need. In fact, with a little research you can find these batteries very cheaply or even for free. This electricity must be converted into alternating current, which means you will need a power inverter to be able to use what you have stored. This means you should get a true sine wave or modified energy converter. To get 60 MHz electricity, like out of your outlet, you must purchase or have a true sine wave inverter. Though more expensive, only the true sine wave device can create genuine AC electricity.

Moving on, you will need to add to your solar panel and battery a little device called a charge controller for the following reasons. Voltage level regulation, as well as maintaining battery capacity levels, is the focus of this particular component. A charge controller will also ensure that no power flows out of the batteries and back into the solar panel, which would be a waste. To prevent damaging any or all of your batteries over time, using these controllers is very important. Although it does require a small amount of do it yourself know how, building your own solar panel really isn’t that hard after all. It’s really no harder than knowing what materials you’ll need, obtaining them before you begin and having the patience to complete the task.

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Louisiana’s top solar contractor provides solar energy solutions for home owners in Shreveport. Call Now For A Free No-Obligation Quote!
7952 Cedar Court
Shreveport, LA 71101

Caddo, Louisiana (LA)

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