DIY Solar Panels

by Dave The Handyman on November 30, 2009

With the advent of certain calamities and the popular global warming, it is undoubtedly the time to make the effort of going green. Our everyday life involves emitting a certain amount of pollution into the surroundings. This is true even to the most basic source of energy. This is why solar panels have become quite a popular name in the recent years. In fact, there are DIY solar panel kits available in most DIY stores worldwide so that you can make your own energy and start saving money on your power bill.

A solar panels, or more formally photovoltaic module, is an assembly of interconnected photovoltaic cells or solar cells. It is a component of a bigger photovoltaic system that captures solar energy and distributes it for commercial and domestic uses.

In the past, building a solar panel for use at home is not such an easy task considering the resources, physical and mental, that are needed for the job. However, the present time has brought with it certain innovations that do not only make life easier but also creates something better for the environment. You do not have to be a professional handyman or home improvement professional to make your own electricity, all you really need is the right guidance, a little bit of money and lots of determination.

The internet is a great source of information about how to make your own solar panels for use at home. It is definitely a great thing to have one at home in order to lessen the expenses related to the use of electricity. More so, the whole household becomes involved in the attempt to do something for the betterment of the Earth.

When building a solar panel for home use, it is important to have all the needed materials on hand. These include the solar panel and the rechargeable lead or acid battery. Both items should be 16 volt. In addition, one should also have a battery box, a DC meter, a handheld drill and an inverter. Do-it-yourself solar panel kits are available and highly accessible for everyone. They are also very easy to work with.

With the materials ready within reach, one can proceed to assembling the solar panel. The DC meter that matches the battery is attached with its input end to the battery box. This can easily be done with the use of a hand drill. The battery is connected to the meter with the use of insulated wire. It should be done with one wire at a time. The first wire is connected to the negative input. The same procedure is done when getting the solar panel and DC inlet connected to the battery.

It is very easy to set up the solar panel at home. The fact that commercial kits come with specific and clear instructions makes the process of making your own solar panels even easier. All it takes is for one to be really smart when choosing the kits that work and are sure not to malfunction.

The importance and value of using solar panels at home are both of high level. It is something that people should know about in order to help save the Earth from ultimate destruction. If every single being on Earth helps out in creating less and less pollution, it is surely not a heavy task to cure the Earth from all the illnesses it is suffering from at the present time.

I think that in the near future, or in the next decade DIY solar panels are going to increase a lot, as more and more people want to make their own electricity. Not only that the more I have browsing the internet the more “Green” blogs I have ran across, and I would like this blog also to be referred to one that is in the “Green” network of blogs.

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