Prices of energy from traditional sources are not getting any cheaper and so many people are now looking into powering their homes using renewable energy such as solar power. You may be thinking that this sounds good in practise but don't want to wait several years to see a return on investment. Well, the good news is that if you can learn how to build homemade solar panels then you can start to make huge savings with only a small initial investment of a few hundred dollars.
In this article we are going to outline 5 main steps you can follow to learn how to build homemade solar panels and with a little work on your part you can be enjoying free solar power for years to come:
1. Buy a guide - Building solar panels is not rocket science but you will definitely benefit from having a pictorial book to guide you each step of the way. There are many eBooks available on the Internet that will enable even the most hopeless at DIY to build their own solar power plant on a budget.
2. Build your solar panels - Solar panels are made up of solar cells connected together in series to form the panel array. The easiest but most pricey option for this is to simply buy premade solar panels. Another option would be to build your own from scratch using sheets of copper but this can be challenging. Perhaps the best way to get started would be to buy defective or chipped panels at a massive discount and learn how to recondition them.
3. Place your panels - You want to place your solar panels to receive optimum amounts of daily sunshine. The roof of your house or an open space in your garden would both be effective choices.
4. Connect the panels to a battery - On lovely summer days you may find your solar panels will generate more electricity than you require on that day to run your house. Connecting them to a battery via a charge controller will enable you to store the electricity for use on more gloomy days.
5. Connect the network to your breaker panel - Your house appliance run on alternating current so you will need to pass the wires through an inverter to convert DC to AC before connecting it to your home's electricity breaker system.
These steps provide a basic overview of how to build homemade solar panels. It may seem daunting to those of us who are not electrical engineers. My advice would be to check out one of the many eBooks available and see if you can follow the more detailed step-by-step instructions.
Learn how to build homemade solar panels and tap into the free energy from the Sun.