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Solar Company in West Covina
Make Your Home Energy Efficient With Solar Panels
More and more people are turning to solar energy in an effort to cut costs, especially with the current state of the global economy. Some people may be thinking that the cost of installing solar panels will be too high, but the expense will be quickly offset by savings made on the electricity bill. It will cost you about half the price to build your own solar panels. While this article can’t possibly provide a comprehensive guide to building your own solar panel, we will look at some of the most important aspects.
To explain this, let’s think of solar panels as a box that holds solar cells together. 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. Solar panels can actually be made at home; many people make them in an attempt to reduce or eliminate their electrical bill. 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.
Your simple box with a plexiglass front will allow sunlight in but will ensure the protection of the cells. The substrate is what you will use to glue your solar cells to. Because the wood will shrink and expand with the weather, you should use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell. It’s imperative that you avoid damaging cells by using a single dot of this caulk to allow wood to shift. Drill a hole in the box to feed your wires through, but make sure that you fill it with caulk when you are done to prevent moisture from getting to your solar cells. Then, screw your Plexiglas on and mount it where you want.
If you want to build your own solar panels, it is quite possible and easy to do at home, especially since you can find everything you need on eBay. The power of the solar cells you use will be the main factor that determines how much energy you get from your solar panels. 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. The size of your solar panels and how many of them you’ll need will depend on how much power you want to get out of them.
It only takes some skills with tools and anyone can build a solar panel. With your solar panel up and running you could be powering your own home with sunlight.
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