For someone that is trying to save money on their power bill, this is simply not acceptable. After all, it would take about a decade for you to see a return on your investment if you paid a professional to install the solar panel for you! Not a very good way to "save" money is it?
But there is another option that you can use to have solar energy powering your home or business in no time! All you need is the right guide, and the right materials, combined with a little bit of DIY skills. There are even kits available that include all off the necessary components needed to make solar panels. These guides and kits have helped thousands upon thousand of individuals just like you to build their own solar panels. In fact, many of the guides come with guarantee's and even support! SO you will never have to worry about getting lost or confused during your DIY project.
Using solar energy has a number of quite obvious benefits such as allowing you to save money on your power bill or completely get rid of your power bill altogether. Another benefit of using solar panels, is that you will be helping the environment as well! On top of these benefits, you can start a business using the skills you have gained, and you can charge several thousand dollars per installation.
DIY Solar Panels and Windmills Building Guides
Earth 4 Energy
Make your own solar panels or wind turbine.
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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