The cost of electricity continues to rise in cost just like everything else these days. If you are like most of us, you are thinking of ways to cut your expenses. If you have ever thought about building your own home made solar panel, now is the time to do it. Not only will you be able to reduce your utility bill but you will be doing your part to protect our environment.
Building your own solar panel is really a very easy to do project. They are constructed of photovoltaic cells that are strung together to form a panel. The sun then heats the cells and energy is created. This energy is converted to electricity. The sun is an incredibly powerful and effective source of energy and readily available.
Using solar energy to create electricity eliminates the need for fossil fuels that cause pollution. The sun is a perfectly clean energy source and to make it an even more attractive option, it is free and abundant.
While I dare say that the majority of homeowners would like to take advantage of solar power, the costs can be prohibitive. Pre-constructed solar energy systems can be extremely expensive depending upon how involved they are. It is not at all uncommon for people to pay $20,000 or more to have commercially manufactured solar panels installed on their home.
Building your own home made solar panel on the other hand can be done for less than $200. Quite a difference in price isn’t it? Once more, there are no special skills required and the parts and tools necessary to construct your very own photovoltaic solar panel can be purchased at your local hardware store or home improvement center.
Time and again the people that take the initiative to build their own solar panels report that their electricity bills have been, at the very least, cut in half. It is also very possible to eliminate your electricity bill altogether. And if you are truly ambitious you can construct enough homemade solar panels that you can actually create a surplus of electricity that you can sell back to the utility company for a profit.
In addition to the savings you will see on your power bills, the IRS also allows a tax deduction for people that take advantage of alternative energy resources such as solar and wind power. Solar panels will also increase the resale value of your home. It truly is a win-win situation.
Constructing a home made solar panel will most definitely lower your utility bill each month and save you a chunk of money each year. It is also 100% environmentally friendly and will help save the environment. Solar and wind energy do not add pollution to the environment the way fossil fuels do. You will be saving yourself money, but you will also be saving our planet. It’s a win-win situation.