Building A DIY Solar Panel Is Easy With The Right Resources
Let’s face it, global warming is real and we are running out of non-renewable energy resources. Since it’s unrealistic to live our lives completely without electricity we must look for environmentally friendly ways to power our homes. It really doesn’t matter how passionate you are about the environment, you need to have a very large amount of money to live completely off the power grid with the professional systems available. Fortunately for those of us with limited financial resources, some very crafty people have come up with ways that we can build our own solar panels with the use of a solar panel kit.
Professional solar energy systems can be very expensive. There are systems that cost around $1000 plus installation on the low end and systems which can reach $5000 or more. For me, this was totally out of the question. Even if the system will save me money in the long run, I could not afford the initial start-up costs involved with one of these professional systems.
I began researching how to build my own solar panel and found a ton of information. The problem with most of the instructions you can find online for free is that they are either incomplete or they produce a small solar panel. After building a solar panel using some of the instructions I found online, I realized very quickly that it wasn’t going to do much for me. It only put out enough power, or watts to light up 1 light bulb for around 15 minutes. How was I going to power up my house with this tiny solar panel? Did I have to build 200 of them? I decided to look for a better way.
After more research I found that they sell complete DIY solar panel kits at very affordable prices. Some are $200 or less which is far less expensive than the professional panels that you can buy and have installed. Most of them come with complete step-by-step instruction and some even have video instruction as well. They have everything you need to build a solar panel in one kit. I should have gone this route in the beginning but I guess it’s a learning experience. If you are looking for a way to build your own solar panel, I would recommend not making the same mistakes I made and find yourself a DIY solar panel kit.
Affordable solar panel kits are fairly easy to find, too. Some are produced by companies like GE and they are very reasonably priced. These kits help you get a faster return of investment because they are made better and produce more power than the average solar panels online. Not to mention they are available at a fraction of the price of the panels that you need to have professionally installed.
Hopefully you have decided that it isn’t such a huge task to become independent from non-renewable energy. Building a solar panel is one of the easiest places to start on your mission to live off the power grid. By building your own, you become independent from the companies charging an arm and a leg to install the systems, too. You learn as you go and it makes it easier to make changes to your system or even repair something that has become damaged or broken.
Using solar energy to get of the power grid is an amazing thing that you can do to decrease your carbon footprint and help the world become less dependent on oil, nuclear and coal for power. It will save you money, benefit the environment and get you on your way to independence from our, very quickly diminishing, non-renewable resources. With the addition of a solar generator, your solar energy system will help you get your home off the power grid.