Learn how to
build your own solar panel.
control of your future and helping the environment by creating your own energy
source is vital to our planet's survival. With the rising cost of electricity
it's more important to become self reliant.
By following these simple steps to build your own solar panel, you'll be able to produce enough energy for your home from your very own backyard without the need of bulky equipment or outside help.
- The first thing
that you will need is a solar panel that produces 12 volts of energy or
higher. Places like marina's or and RV store are your best bets for
finding a panel. In most cases, you should be able to find what you need
for under $100.
- The next vital item
you are going to need is a battery.
A small rechargeable battery is better than a larger disposable
battery, and in most cases 12 volt acid or lead batteries are best. You will need to find a deep cell
battery because they are built for continuous use.
- For your safety,
the next step is to purchase a box for your battery. This helps to protect
small children or people in close proximity to the battery from the power
that it produces.
- Next, get a DC
meter, one that matches your battery's voltage, and a DC input. These help
you convert the energy that you receive on the panel and use it to power
appliances around the home. It is important to note that if you intend to
provide power to AC appliances you will need an AC converter too.
- Now it's time to
attach your solar panel. With a handheld drill, attach the meter and DC
input onto the battery box near the top. Next, connect the meter to the
battery with some insulated wire.
- Make sure that you
use extreme caution while working with the wires, and connect the first
wire to the negative side of the battery first. Use the same steps and
connect the DC inlet as well as the solar panel onto the battery.
- Finally you can
start converting natural energy from the sun into useable energy for your
home. Close the lid on the product tightly and place it out into the sun.
It should take about 8 hours to fully charge and than you will have your
very own homemade energy supplier.
By building your own solar panel you will be able to significantly cut the cost of your energy bills. Learning how to build your own solar panel may sound a bit daunting at first but once you start collecting all of the pieces and putting it together, it's not as hard as you think.