Copyright (c) 2010 Riley West
Now I’ve gone and done it. I’m hooked. This is really fun! Just what is it anyway? It’s green energy! That’s evergreen.
Genuine Home Made Solar Panels is what they are and they are NOT cheap looking, or poorly constructed.
The benefits are enormous. For the handy sort of person home made solar panels are the equivalent of free electricity.
These solar panels are also very inexpensive, which creates what I call the second huge benefit. A business opportunity.
This could easily amount to supplying all or part of your own household’s electricity, or even more, up to and including selling the panels. All from homemade pv solar panels that are as professionally done as the expensive store bought types.
I have watched electrical rates go up for about 30 years and I can’t remember ever seeing it go down.
So it looks to make a lot of sense if some things are in place.
One of the things is city and state tax credits for energy efficiency and green living. The state I’m in has tax credits that will cut the cost to purchase by half.
When you combine the tax benefits with the added savings you can get the solar installation done so cheaply that you may be able to afford a full blown system right away.
Or you could do it like I am going to do which is to build and install a few panels at first until I have completely taken my home off the grid and even have a little left over.
I have seen these Do It Yourself videos from Earth4Energy and I can’t get over how simple the building of these panels is and everything else associated with the system is explained so well that I believe a teenager could do this.
And that brings me to a point that really gets my interest. With some easy math I have calculated that you could make these solar panels at a cost with labor factored in and sell them with an easy net profit of $100 per panel.
I was in manufacturing for twenty years and I can see where one employee could easily turn out four finished panels per day. That translates into $400 profit per employee per day. In a 20 day month that’s $8000 earned per production employee, and that’s after buying the supplies and paying the employees.
It looks like 10 employees would bring in $80000 per month and if you could keep your overhead under control, it looks to me like you could have a tax problem in the first year, which is a real victory.
So there it is. A real, bona fide, opportunity. Sure it’s not for everyone, but everyone has electricity going into their house so they already have the budget for solar. The market is breathtakingly huge.
It’s just a matter of making it easy for them. Now that’s marketing!
To recap here, remember that the market is absolutely huge. And most people already have the cost of solar electricity budgeted in anyway, by virtue of their ongoing electricity payments.
All a person needs to be very helpful (competitive) in this field is some basic industry knowledge.
One has to know how to buy solar panels at wholesale or how to make them for themselves.
In addition to that there are the installation requirements and procedures and these seem pretty straightforward, too.
So, with all the buzz about high energy prices and living green, what could be simpler to sell than the idea of free electricity?
If it’s home made solar panels just for your house or if you are thinking that after you get one house done you could offer to do it for other people, one thing is for sure.
And that is that this idea’s time has come.