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How to Build Your Own Solar Panel
The reason that solar panels is so popular today is that the sun is an endless source of energy that we can rely upon. Well, not for the next 4 billion years at least, which is how long the sun is expected to live. Clean energy, as solar energy is referred to, is relatively cheap to invest into because of the rebates and incentives that are offered. The big question is how do these solar panels actually operate? By the end of this article, you will understand.
The solar energy panels are quite expensive initially, making this a major consideration for many, who may be skeptical of the savings over time. 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. In order for you to attach the solar cells and put the box together it may be necessary to have some wood glue and silicone caulk on hand.
The plexiglass is for protection of your cells. To attach the cells to the box, you will need to glue some strips of wood inside the box, also known as substrate, onto which you will glue the solar cells. Only use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell because wood tends to expand and shrink with the weather. Using a single dot of caulk will allow the wood to shift without damaging your solar cells. After the caulk has set, you will need to drill a hole in the box for the wires. Decide where you want to put your plexiglass and then screw it all together.
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 most important component of your solar panel will be the solar cell, so you need to make sure you are buying good quality units. You’ll get more power from superior solar cells of course.
The usual ratio to keep in mind is that eighty solar cells will generate approximately one hundred watts of electricity. 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. For many who believed it impossible or expensive to tackle this task it’s often surprising to see just how inexpensive building your own solar panel really can become. 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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