Anyone Can Learn How to Make a Solar Panel

More and more people have been looking into using solar panels as a way to contend with escalating energy costs. Unfortunately, when they get quoted on a professionally installed system, they get discouraged and never get past the first step in the process. What most people don't realize is there is another option. You can learn how to make a solar panel at home, and it is much easier than you may think.

Anyone who really wants to, can learn how to make a solar panel for their house, their workshop or any other remote location that does not have access to electricity. If you look at the cost of paying a professional to install a pre-made solar power system, learning how to make a solar panel system yourself can be done for a fraction of the cost of a retail system. You will also have more control over the size and layout of your system if you learn how to build the panels yourself. No pushy salesman to contend with and you determine whether you need more power or you have enough. The best part is, you can start small and add more panels as you need them, or as your wallet dictates.

The first thing you will need is a quality instruction guide that will walk you through the process. A quality manual will include detailed instructions, and possibly even videos, depending on how you learn, that will show you step by step how to make a solar panel. A good manual will also have a list of materials that you will need and even tell you where you can get them. The materials are relatively easy to find. Most items, such as, plywood, glass and copper wire can be found at a local hardware store or a Home Depot type store. It is also easy to find an inexpensive solar or photovoltaic cells for your solar panel. Depending on where you live, you may have a local retailer that will carry them or you can easily find them over the internet. Again, a good instruction manual will have this information. Once you've learned how to make a solar panel and you have purchased your supplies, it shouldn't take you more than a day, or two at the most, to build a 100-watt panel. This size panel will generate enough electricity to operate small appliances or a home workshop. Depending on you power needs, you can add more from there.

When you are looking for an instruction manual be prepared to spend a few dollars for it. You should be able to find a manual for under $50 and usually less than that. Learning how to make a solar panel is not something you want to try to do with free information off the internet. I don't know about you but I am not going to try to produce electricity without a proven method. Just remember, you get what you pay for. The cost to make your own panel is so low, the additional cost for a quality how to guide is nominal. You will still be paying a lot less by learning how to make a solar panel on your own rather than purchasing a retail system, not to mention the money you will be saving on your electric bill.

With minimal effort, you can learn how to make a solar panel system to meet all your energy needs. And who knows, once your friends and neighbors see how well your solar panel system works, you may be able to make a few dollars on the side building one for them. Then you can take pride in knowing that you have done something to help out the global warming situation, not to mention the next time the power goes out on your block your lights will still be on, all because you learned how to make a solar panel system and you are not dependent on the power company for your energy.

Article Source: Mark S Rizzotto

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