For those of you who may be considered "handy" as well as being happy to review and follow very basic information and instructions on making solar panels, then read on. You may want to save money, save the planet, be an example to your children, whatever it is. Just start....
The actual process of making solar panels is pretty simple and you will find it is very cost effective. I am sure that this part will actually surprise you just how cheap it really is to make your own.
Imagine the good you can do and what you can now spend the extra money you will save on. Instead of spending it on power, you can go out to the movies, holidays, jewelry, or whatever you desire as your savings will be considerable. It is not unreasonable to expect close to 80% savings on your energy bills.
Before you head off the the local hardware store, it would be wise to do some research on the internet first. There are a lot of helpful sites with some amazing diy guides that will save you considerable time and effort.
While most people think that solar panels are very expensive and beyond their educational understanding, and that only the wealthy can afford having them installed, this is just not the case anymore. Companies are catering for the DIY Solar Panel market and you will find that you can access all the parts you need. Some even have ready made kits that you can install yourself as well.
Check out the DIY solar panel guides available and which one suits you better.
So, where is the best place to install them? you may ask. Well, traditionally the roof has been the most popular place and this is wise for a few reasons. Firstly the sun's rays can access most roofs quite easily and they are out of the way from little hands and small curiosities.
Learning how to make your own, empowers you to make as many as you like depending on the size of your home and your power requirements. You will also learn all the wiring that is needed so you will have no problem in the future should you need to do any repairs. What a sense of achievement you will have when you have made your first one and it is working.
Making your own solar panels is very cost effective and actually a whole lot of fun. You could even get addicted to the DIY market and start with other DIY projects. Maybe you could also find other local people who are also interested and share what you know with them as well.
However, having said all that, the hardest part is actually starting. Just do it! says Nike. So get started, get your DIY solar power guides and find your materials and just do it. Get started. Do it with a friend or a group. Make it a fun local thing and get the neighbors involved too. Could finish with a few drinks and a barbecue. Lovely.
Have Fun and enjoy the journey.
Article Source: Making Your Own DIY Solar Power Panels
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Earth 4 Energy - Make your own solar panels or wind turbine. More info here
Home Made Power Plant - There are some other guides for DIY wind and solar generators, but all of those that I've read don't get into the same details. More info here