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Building your own solar panel can be easy.
Solar energy is the future of energy as we know it. Solar energy is “green” meaning it leaves no negative impact on the environment not to mention it is likely to be around for a couple billion more years, or so the experts say. Another factor to consider is the fact that, aside from initial setup and installation, solar energy is free which will hold some appeal to homeowners.
Solar panels are not that difficult to build at home. You will have to have some “Do It Yourself” skills, to build your own solar panels. You will need some equipment as well as solar panels, wood for the container and plexiglass for the cover. To attach your solar cells to the wooden container you can use caulk. 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. Make sure that you get solar panels with tabs, otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place.
When researching solar panels, you have to take into consideration the area you are living in and the amount of sunlight you get. You have to choose between two kinds of solar panels: concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors.
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.
It’s not hard to build solar panels yourself, as you could get all the materials you need at local stores or online. The power of the solar cells you use will be the main factor that determines how much energy you get from your solar panels. The more powerful they are, the more energy you’ll get out of them.
Eighty solar cells will get you about a hundred watts of electricity, though this number is only the average. This gives you a rough idea of how powerful your solar panels need to be and how many of them you’ll need. Do it yourself skills are necessary as with any project but overall this is a simple task to tackle for many of us. You just need a bit of patience and make sure you have all the materials you need before you start.
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