When it comes to electricity supply for our home, we do not have many options. Almost all of us depend on the local power station for energy. But things have changed in recent years. Some home owners have began to experiment with their own solar energy panels to power their home.
While using solar energy panels can be a good alternative to traditional source of power, it is very expensive to install them. The average homeowner will not be able to afford an upfront investment of $35,000 to $40,000 on a complete set of solar power generator installation. Besides, it will take more than a decade for their investment to see any returns.
Times have changed. Homeowners are now exposed to more options than before. While professionals used to install almost all the solar energy panels we use, there is now a group of environmentalists (who are also DIYers) who want to make a difference. They created DIY instructional manuals so folks like you and me can build our own solar energy panels for our home.
These DIY solar panel plans are both affordable and easy to understand. The content reveals tips and insider secrets that were not known before to people outside the industry.
The information is presented in step-by-step instructions replete with illustrations and video clips so there is very little chance you'll make any mistakes. Many of these products also come with technical support so you can direct your questions to experts who can solve your problem in no time.
As you begin building solar energy panels, it pays to start small. This helps you gain valuable experience that makes your next panel a better, more efficient one.
Using tips from instructional guides, you can build a solar energy panel for less than $200. Each panel produces a portion of electricity that can be combined so the total energy production is sufficient to power your entire home. Many smart homeowners choose to move toward their goal of going off-grid one panel at a time.
With more solar energy panel built, their electricity bill decrease further. Soon enough, their energy supply will be free.
You may even build more panels than you need. As such, surplus electricity is generated and your local power station may be happy to pay you for it. By building your own solar energy panels, you can save money every month on energy bills. Over the course of a year, you may perhaps have accumulated for yourself thousands of dollars that can be added to your retirement nest egg.
DIY Solar Panels and Windmills Building Guides
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