June 17, 2024

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DIY Solar Panels – How to Build Your Own Solar Panels

Making solar power from your home is now easier than ever. Are you tired of your high electricity bills? Are you seeing the rising prices of electricity? Luckily, DIY solar panels kits make it easy for homeowners to harness the power of the sun.

There are a few things to consider when implementing a solar system:

  1. Materials- The basic materials involved in DIY solar panels are; solar cells, tabbing wire and flux pens. Make sure that the solar cells are high grade and high efficiency. The efficiency of a solar cell can vary from 15 to 25 percent. You will also have to make a decision between purchasing either polycrystalline cells or amorphous cells. Amorphous cells generally convert sunlight to electricity at a higher rate but are also more expensive than polycrystalline cells.
  2. Energy Storage – With DIY solar, you will need to decide on whether you want to tie that solar energy to your electricity grid or whether you want to store that energy in a battery. If you have enough energy to tie the electricity to the electricity grid, inform your utility that you will be doing so. Some utilities will not allow you to tie your panels to the grid for fear that they will disrupt the capacity of the electricity grid in your area.
  3. Financial Incentives – There are many financial incentives in place for homeowners to subsidize a good degree of their initial costs. If you live in a state like California or New Jersey, you can subsidize up to 30{13624d55b67f4b161de617d2e9d293368a3a357ee2b9d3c0f7245ef1c05927df} of your solar panel costs. If you are building panels yourself, it will be incredibly economical compared to commercial solar systems. Commercial systems can cost up to 25,000 dollars.
  4. Wattage – You must decide how much electricity you will want to produce. If you decide to power your entire household using solar electricity, convert the number of amps to watts in the appliances and lighting required to power your house.

* There is no excuse not to take advantage of solar power. DIY solar panels are an easy way to curb your carbon footprint. Making a solar panel can be done easily in a weekend as a family project. You do not need special building skills to build a solar panel system.