Making Solar Panels For Electricity Is A Piece Of Cake

Make Solar PanelsIn an effort to curb rising energy costs, many people have been turning to installing solar panel electricity at home.   However, when they see the exorbitant prices of professionally installed panels they see it more as a luxury than a necessity.  Thankfully, there is a simpler, more economical way to produce power from the sun and that is to learn how to make solar panels yourself.

Any motivated individual can learn to make solar panels for their home or business.  As opposed to getting a pre-made solar energy system installed, the cost of the materials and plans necessary to make your own solar panels are way less – like up to 90% cheaper.  Moreover, by learning to build your own solar panels, you have more control over the scale and design of your system.

After you have acquired a decent manual to learn how to make the solar panels, the components are relatively easy to source.  Most of the materials – such as sheets of glass, plywood, and copper wire – can be found at your local hardware store.  Affordable solar or photovoltaic cells are also easy to find.  A number of them can be bought over the Internet or even from a local retailer.  Once you have all the components and have learned how to make the solar panels, it only takes about a day to build a 100-watt panel.  This is enough electricity to power lights and small appliances, or even a mini workshop.

The crucial step for learning how to make solar panels is to find a high quality guide with detailed instructions and diagrams.  Most of the time you get what you pay for, so rather spend a few extra dollars on a well-reviewed instruction manual than going for the cheapest option.  Besides, the total cost of making your own panels is so much lower than getting a professionally installed system that the price of the manual really becomes negligible.  What we recommend you do is compare the top 3 guides available on the market, and then decide from there.

Obviously, it does not matter how good the guide is if you do not follow through with it and actually build your own system. So, with a little effort, you can be well on your way to making your own solar panels to meet your electricity needs. And next time the power goes out on your block, sit back, smile and enjoy the moment. Your lights will still be burning brightly because you took the time to make your own solar panel electricity and your power supply is no longer dependent on the grid.

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Originally posted 2008-11-10 12:38:30.

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