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Do It Yourself Solar Panels-The Key Considerations

Gorry Terry
 


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With the rising cost of energy and the recession biting many households, many people are turning to the use of solar panels for their energy needs.
Read on to discover whats involved. .

Do it yourself solar panels are not simple to make. . on the surface. But many people have figured out how to construct solar panels at a fraction of the cost that was associated with their construction.

Now it is possible to get the full detailed construction plans to help you on your way and reduce what was a difficult job that is well within the ability of any diy person.

The benefits of doing so are enormous and will certainly lead to a huge reduction in your energy costs for your home. And the energy is a clean energy provided by Solar PhotoVoltaic(PV) panels. The amount of energy provided every day by the sun is the equivalent of the energy consumed every year by the human race.

Even in regions where there is a wet, damp climate it is surprisingly effective and easy to power your house’s entire energy requirements with about 10 square metres of PV panels.

The energy that is created is DC ie direct current which is easily and cheaply converted into AC(alternating current) with the installation of a small device into your house called an inverter.

How much can you save?
Up to recently to buy a solar panel to provide between 60-120 watts would set you back between $1000 and $1300.
But you can build your own solar panel for as little as under $200 and the saving in energy costs and the enhanced value of your property will ensure that the time and effort spent will payback your investment very quickly.

The complexity of building do it yourself solar panels has been simplified greatly and both men and women, with a decent set of instructions and the right tools can produce a solar panel with ease. But it is important to have a good set of instructions and the correct tools.

You would be well advised to have a good storage area which can double as a workshop before commencing your diy project. .

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