Solar Panels For Home Energy

December 22nd, 2010

Making your own solar panels for home is not as hard of a task as you may think, I did it and trust me I am no one bit of a handyman and do not have a technical bone in my body.

A few of the things you need to get started.


An easy to follow guide book to making solar panels Sheets of plywood Bargain-priced solar cells Glass panes Roll of copper wire


An easy to follow guide book can be found online for around $50 – $70, just remember cheaper is not always better cause you get what you pay for. Most of the really great guides out there will also give you plans to make a wind generator as well because they both go hand in hand with regards to renewable energy.

The guide book that I had gotten and reviewed, contained info on how to make our own solar panels as well as detailed instructions on how to install solar panels. There were picture diagrams and step by step instructions which really sped up the process. The guide also gave me a source of inexpensive solar cells.

It only took me a day to make a 100 watt solar panel with some help from my wife, and the total cost was $165. A new commercial 100 watt solar panel can run in the $500 range or more so you can see you will save a lot of money. It is well worth learning how to make solar panels for home energy.


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