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Make Your Home Energy Efficient With Solar Panels
Solar energy is the future of energy as we know it. Many experts agree that there is no end in sight, at least not any time soon, for the sustainability of solar energy as a “green” energy source that won’t have a negative impact on our 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.
Solar panels are not that difficult to build at home. You should know how to use a soldering iron and handle a saw, if you can do this your solar panels will be ready in no time. You will need some equipment as well as solar panels, wood for the container and plexiglass for the cover. You will need to use silicon caulk or wood glue of some type to attach the solar cells to the wooden container. If you can find solar cells that already have the tabs on them it will make wiring them up easier. Make sure that you get solar panels with tabs, otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place.
Your climate and how much sunlight you receive are important factors to consider before getting solar panels. Whether you get a concentrating solar collector or a non-concentrating collector will depend on your needs.
If you live in an area that gets quite a bit of sunlight throughout the year, you should get a concentrating solar collector, which can absorb a great deal of direct sunlight. If you don’t get that much sun, however, you can still benefit from solar power with a non-concentrating solar collector, which can operate from reflected as well as direct sunlight. If you still aren’t sure what type is best for you, you always have the option of consulting a professional.
You may want to consider building and installing solar panels yourself; this is a fairly simple project, and the materials you’d need are quite easy to find. The solar cells you buy are the central element of your solar panels, so this is the first thing to consider. By using higher quality solar cells, you’ll be able to generate more power.
It takes about 80 solar cells to generate 100 watts of electricity, so you have to consider this ratio when figuring out your needs. Based on how much energy you need, you can use this figure to estimate how many solar panels to build and how large they’ll have to be. 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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