The Egyptians, one of the earliest civilizations, honored a source, which today is most likey taken for granted everyday. That source is the Sun. They recognized that the Sun is the energy needed for life. Plants use the Sun’s light to create oxygen. Animals and humans get food and oxygen from plants. Plants and trees release stored energy in the form of heat. Heat can be used to warm a room by the fire place or to cook dinner on a wood burning stove. Natural resources such as oil and coal are produced from dead plants that have been left underground for thousands of years. Coal and oil can be used to power our cars and homes. The Sun’s energy also powers ships, and wind mills because of the wind and ocean currents it produces. Earth remains livable because the Sun keeps the temperatures balanced.
Through the ages technology has advanced and the energy required to maintain the lifestyle of modern day has increase dramatically. Coal, oil and other natural resources have been used past the point of sustainability because of the growing population; this causes these resources to increase in value. For many families this means an increase in the prices of gas, heat and electricity.
The increase in the electric bill does not equate to an increase in salary and families are facing an issue in increased personal expenses. Other expenses may have to be cut from the budget, such as entertainment, because many industries have been effected and they pass the costs down to the working class. Travel has become higher, concert tickets, hotel prices, etc. because they rely on electricity and gas as well.
One of the best alternatice energy sources today is the Sun’s energy, better known as solar energy. Solar energy is a clean renewable energy because it doesn not emil greenhose gases. The best way to access solar energy is through solar panels. There is a “green” movement going on to help reverse all of the strain that we have put on our planet. Having solar panels not only helps the environment, because no harmful gases are resulted from its use, but it also reduces your electric bill.
You may be thinking you could never afford to buy and hire someone to install solar panels in your home, but you don’t have to if you do it yourself and make your own solar panels. Did you know the installation of solar panels can cost over $20,000? When you build your own solar panels you save money on the cost of the solar panel and on your electric bill. That is double the savings! The solar panels you build will look just like the solar panels you would have spend thousands of dollars on. Another benefit of your home made solar panel is that it will increase the value of your home! Think of solar panels as a real estate investment.
All you need is step-by-step guide and the right tools and you will be able to make your own solar panel for less than $200. You don’t have to be an engineer or scientist to do this. Once you learn the industry secrets it will be easy. You can build one panel or a series of panels, the decision is up to you. The more panels you build the more money you are going to save. You can even use solar panels for a green house so that you can grow food and plants all year round. Or you can put solar panels on small building so you don’t have to run electricity to them. The possibilities are endless. Don’t doubt yourself, this can be a fun family project. You have the ingenuity and the skills necessary to harness the energy from the Sun and decrease your dependence on the big electric companies. Join the thousands of people who are not going to let these companies continue to profit from providing a free resource of energy. Help save the planet and save money all at the same time by doing building your own solar panels.