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You Might Think Building A Solar Panel Is Difficult, Think Again
Undoubtedly, solar energy is the future. 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. 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.
First of all, solar panels are receptacles for solar cells that you will use. These solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. The process itself involves photons hitting electrons in the silicone material on the solar cells, which become electricity. It takes a great number of solar cells to create a solar panel that can generate enough electricity that is meaningful. You can actually make your own solar panel at home and it doesn’t really cost much, especially since then you will be able to enjoy the benefits of free electricity. However, you do need to be handy with a soldering iron and a saw, so if you aren’t really into DIY, maybe you should ask a friend who is for help. You need to be able to hook up your solar panel, once it is finished, to a 12 V battery to store the energy. Storing electricity is just like recharging your batteries, except you are using a 12 V battery with a solar panel. In fact, with a little research you can find these batteries very cheaply or even for free. Storing electricity is only part of the process; you must convert this electricity into AC to be used at home or in your garage. There are two types of power inverters available, namely true sine wave and modified sine wave. To get 60 MHz electricity, like out of your outlet, you must purchase or have a true sine wave inverter. It is a little more expensive than the modified sine wave, but it’s worth paying a little extra in the long run.
A nifty device that sits between the battery and the solar panel is called the charge controller. It is an essential component because it ensures that the voltage running into the battery is at the right level and it also ensures that the batteries don’t overcharge. Proper flow of your electricity from the solar panel to the battery, but not vice versa, is handled by these components. They also act like a resistor not allowing the batteries to be overcharged. You must place solar panels on top of your building or home so that they can receive sunlight and power your home at the same time. 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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