Benefits of Homemade Solar Panels

by Kelvin Redfield on July 10, 2011

Consider yourself is blessed if you are living in an area receives a lot of the sunlight. It is because you have the option to utilize this amazing power; sunlight. It could be a mistake if you are not planning to seize this opportunity. With the help of solar panels, you can generate your own electricity by harnessing the sunlight. The electricity that you produced can be used to power your entire house. In this way, you can reduce your monthly power bills and save the money for other more useful purpose. However, installing solar panels into your home are not for everyone. The cost of the installation is just too expensive for many people. It is usually around thousands of dollars range.

Another alternative is to build your own solar panels. Compare to the commercial solar panels, it is more affordable for everyone. As for the quality, you can rest assure about it. It is as good as the pre-built solar panels that you can get in any supermarkets. It is also worth to mention that building your own panels gives you a lot of great sense of achievement and satisfaction. You only need around $300 to attempt this project if you got the right manual to follow.

When it comes to DIY solar panels, you have a lot of control over it. You can customize your panels in term of color, size and design. You also can treat this as a weekend activity with your family. It can be a lot of fun when you are doing together with your family members. No matter what you do, you should never be rushing yourself from completing it. Haste makes waste.

Before you start anything, there are few factors that you need to consider. First of all, is your house has a proper place to position your panels? This is important because you want your panels to harness the sunlight power as much as possible. It could be a waste of effort and time if your panels are unable to generate desirable amount of energy for your house. Most common location will be your house roof.

Also, you should always keep in mind that solar panels are not your quick fix for your energy/money problems. It takes time to work out. You also need to know that one panel is not enough to power your entire house, let alone reduce your power bills by 80% every month. You need to be realistic. If you want your house to be completely live off-grid, you need a huge amount of solar panels installed. Obviously this would be costing you thousands of dollars. Even so, it is still cheaper than buying commercial panels as it can cost ten thousand or more if we are talking about the same amount of panels you want to add for your home. If you can’t afford to build many panels at once, you can try to build it slowly. In this way, you will not get your exhausted, and at the same time, it won’t cut your wallet deep.

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