If you are looking at making your own solar panels, the first thing you need to look into is the solar cells. The solar cells are the heart and soul of your solar panels and your whole solar power system. They determine how much power you will be getting and how much surface area you will need to create this power. If you are working with a limited amount of surface area, look for higher effiency solar cells.
I always knew that with prior planning and a good set of instructions, my cheap solar kit project would be a success. I ultimately wanted to live a greener existence and save money on my fuel bills as well!
It is quite easy to find a solar panel kit these days, and they are reasonably priced, especially when you think about how much you will save over time. The kit is also much cheaper than paying to have a system installed professionally. Your investment will reward you much more quickly.
One of the biggest benefits of kit solar is that they’re very easy to maintain once they’re installed. They’re relatively flat, so you won’t have to worry too much about heavy winds, and there aren’t any moving parts that will need to be replaced. Solar panels are low-maintenance items.
So the quest for other, better energy sources for our vehicles will continue. We may see the day when an extremely powerful solar cell or roof mounted turbine will power a car for miles.
Once you know these secrets, you’ll have the “inside scoop” on fun, simple DIY solar panels and you’ll join the thousands of people across the nation who are putting the power of the sun to work for them.
Net metering is a great way to go and is connected pretty much the same way as off grid, except that a transfer switch must be installed also. The transfer switch automatically disconnects the solar power from the power company’s lines when the power company has an outage. This protects the linemen working on the power lines from dangerous high voltage coming from your solar power system. Even though you’re only producing 120 or 240 volts ac from the inverter, as it goes out to the power lines it goes through the transformer on the pole and steps up the voltage to a very dangerous level.
We hope these points help you in your decision to build your own solar panels. It will help your pocket AND help the Planet. And that is very much worth doing.