Supplying your own electricity with solar panels for home use is a noticeable way to become more environmentally friendly.
This article was composed to establish 4 basic options for DIY solar panels for home use.
The 4 primary options.
1) Hire a professional.
This is great if you are extremely rich and don't want to put forth the effort of setting up the solar panels yourself. The cost for this is epic (average of $27,000). This option is still worth it in the long run because you will be saving money on your energy bill. However, it will take a while to recoup the initial price. Personally, I'd rather buy a grand piano for that price.
2) Your second choice is to buy a DIY solar panel kit.
The majority of DIY solar panel kits can be found for $600. While this is MUCH cheaper than choice 1, you'll have to do the installing yourself. Yes, you might have to climb on your roof. If you're scared of heights, I probably wouldn't recommend this choice. You could always put the solar panels in your back yard..but that's not as efficient. The solar panels won't receive as much sun.
3) Purchase a DIY solar panel guide.
There are solar panel guidebooks available online and they sell for about $40. When searching on Google for DIY solar panels, you will see many ads at the top of the page for the guides. Also, at the bottom of this post, I will put a few links to some good guides. The reason these guides are so popular is because they instruct you how to find and buy cheap solar cells, no need for the kit. In this way, you can create as many solar panels as you want.
4) Your forth and last choice would be to find all the necessary info online.
Yes, all the info that you need to construct your own DIY solar panels can be found online at various websites and in videos. But you have to ask yourself if it is really worth your time to find all the info, or would you rather just purchase the guidebook for $40? The guide has all the information with video recordings and illustration, pictures and easy to follow directions. Sadly, that is not the case with most websites. In the end it's really up to you, which option you think is best.
Those are the 4 alternatives for you to become an environmentally friendly individual with DIY solar panels. You might be inquiring, which choice is the right way or the wrong way? Truly the only wrong way is to not do any of the options above. It really depends on what type of person you are and on your financial situation as to which alternative you will choose. Personally, I'd recommend choice 3. Invest in purchasing the guidebook so you don't squander your time scouring the internet for the solar panel info.
Imagine if souls would take the initiative to better the world by investing in DIY solar panels. Some mortals just don't take the initiative or care. Those who do will be the rich ones and they will be saving money on their energy bills. I can't wait until the time comes for a Earth to be run on solely renewable energy. Maybe the government will start subsidizing those with renewable energy.
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