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How Solar Panels Can Save You Money
There are multiple benefits of solar panels simply due to the fact that they make clean energy from the natural elements on our planet. Plus, they are an energy source that’s renewable, so they will never stop producing energy which is great. So if you have been pondering over whether to install solar panels or not you should continue reading this article to find out more.
Building your own solar panels at home isn’t as difficult as many people think. If you know how to use a soldering iron and are handy with a saw you can build your own solar panels in no time. To build your own solar panels you will need just a few basic items. Caulk should be used to attach the solar cells to the wooden container. To make your life easier when you are doing the wiring you need to try and find solar panels that already have the tabs on them. Make sure that you get solar panels with tabs, otherwise you will have to solder on tabs before you glue them in place. Since you will need solar cells mounted together to create your homemade solar panel it’s important to have them on hand as well. Never let a naysayer tell you that these are hard to find, in today’s market just about anything you might need can be found on Ebay. Just because you find them cheap doesn’t always mean you should invest in them. It is imperative that you get a quality cell capable of maximizing your energy output for greater cost savings and energy production. Therefore, you want to avoid any solar cells that are “grade B” or lower. One solar panel is made up of an average of 36 solar cells, each solar cell can produce 100 watts of power. As you can probably imagine, you need many of these cells, fortunately they are not pricey with a cost of only $2.00 each.
If you are doing all of this yourself, it’s important to remember that a solar panel is essentially a set of solar cells grouped within a container, which you will need to create for your solar panels. Containers can be made out of a wide range of materials but the one that most people prefer is wood because it is easier to work with. For the back of the solar panel, plywood is a great choice although there are many other types of wood that are also acceptable. It is recommended that you have some wood inside the box to separate the cells and hold them upright as well as a covering of plexiglass over the top too. This plexiglass covering serves two purposes, to protect the cells from the elements and also to allow sunlight to reach the cells too. It’s important that you remember to drill a whole for the wires to be pulled out of. You can use solder to connect all of these cells together once you’ve mounted the solar cells.
Because solar panel systems are good for the environment and cost-effective they will most certainly be the future of energy production in the home. So, you can save more money by installing them sooner rather than later.