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Don’t Think Building Your Own Solar Panel Is Too Difficult For You
In the future solar energy will be the main source our consumable energy. Where energy is concerned this “green energy” known as solar energy will likely outlive many other energy sources according to experts and it’s ability to avoid negative impact on the environment makes it that much more appealing to those of us who are environmentally conscious. Additionally, the fact that it’s free, except for installation costs is another factor that will probably see many homeowners switching over to this form of energy source.
The main reason statistically speaking, that more people have not made the switch yet is the high cost of the panels for solar energy. But, there is good news, solar panels are probably not as expensive as you might think, in fact you can even make your own solar panels at home with a little help from the internet and some basic household tools. The simplest design for a solar panel is using a wood container, which means that you will need some simple woodworking tools like a saw, a drill and a screwdriver, which you probably already own. You will also need some silicone caulk and wood glue to put the container together and attach the solar cells. All you need to do this really is a 12 V battery for storage and a solar panel to create electricity. A plain old lead acid battery, which is very affordable, is what you’ll need. A large part of the cost of creating a solar solution for your electricity bill can be avoided by finding cheap or free batteries. 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. To do this, you need to purchase sine wave converters to get the job done. However, the best one is the one that creates the exact same type of electricity that comes out of the wall socket and that is the true sine wave. Of course, these models are more expensive than their modified counterparts, are well worth the cost.
Batteries will need to be connected and you may want to solder a diode first. Power will flow from the solar cells to the batteries. Sometime during the night you could be wasting power. On the other hand, if you are using a charge controller then this step is not necessary.
Solar panels give you a cheap power alternative that can serve you well in difficult economic times and ever rising utility costs. In this day and age, you can feel safer knowing that your energy needs don’t depend on things like oil, gas or coal being affordable or even available at all.
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