Learn to Build Home Solar Panels – It’s Simple!

August 22nd, 2010

You are obviously reading this article because you are interested in learning how to build home solar panels for your home or business.  My guess is that you want to save money by doing it yourself, cut down on your energy bills and become environmentally friendly.  Or maybe its just the money then. I imagine that you don’t want to spend a fortune getting a solar panel system built.  Well, the good news is that you can build a home solar panel for a fraction of the cost of buying one. I’m not talking about a little bit less, but almost 80% less.

The Great news though, is that it is a lot easier than you think to build home solar panels yourself.  All you need is a simple, easy, step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process from before you have purchased a single piece of material, to the very end of your project.  You don’t need any kind of prior experience or skill, as long as you have a guide that is easy to follow.  Here’s a brief overview:

Step 1: Purchase a small solar panel (about 16 volts)

Step 2: Get a small, rechargeable battery.  Look for a deep cell 12 volt lead or acid battery.

Step 3: Get a battery box.  This is more for protection, especially if you have small children that could be running around in the area.

Step 4: Get a DC meter and a DC input (and for AC appliances, an inverter as well).  This will help you convert energy from the panel into power sources in your home.

Step 5: Attach the meter and DC input to the top end of the battery box.  Connect the meter to the battery using insulated wire.  Then connect the DC inlet and the solar panel to the battery.

Your system is now complete! Take it outside and start to produce some free power for your home.

By doing it all yourself and building your own solar panels you can save well over $30,000. Also, power companies will often pay you for the use of any stored energy that you haven’t used. And that is just sweet!


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