First and foremost you can find help online from resources that give you the big picture on installing a complete solar system. Instructions for wiring the panels are usually included in your inverter or solar panel package. Don't make this difficult and most of all use reasonable safety precautions.
You can install a complete stand-alone solar panel, however, to be safe, if you unsure get a friend with electrical experience or another professional to help you install your panel.
When tying your solar system to a grid get a professional to do the job the right way. No room for error here! A mistake here could cause you to lose the power that is currently being provided to your home. You can do most of the installation yourself, but exercise some caution and use a qualified professional to connect the system grid point that enters your house.
Once your home grid system is tied to your home you have an opportunity to sell excess electricity back your power company. Now that's a change, we all can embrace.
A completely solar-powered home throughout the year is not a reasonable expectation and at some point you will have to get help directly from your grid supply.
It is important to remember that we are about saving money and our planet when we use solar energy as a power source. So why don't you get started with your DIY solar power project today. All the best!
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
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