Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why Aren't You Using Homemade Solar Panels?

With the constant rise in energy costs, it is not uncommon to see a variety of people searching for ways to cut back and conserve their energy use. A great alternative to dishing out exorbitant amounts of money to the electric company is to create your own homemade solar panels. Not only will this help you save on your monthly bills, it will also decrease your dependence on the electric companies and foreign oil. The most convenient option for someone that is interested in building his or her own panels is to purchase a solar panel kit. All of the necessary materials are included and many of these can be found online.

A solar panel comprises a number of solar cells. A single solar cell is able to collect and produce a limited amount of energy, but when partnered with a multitude of other cells and panels, there can be enough energy collected and produced to power an entire house. To maximize the panels' effectiveness and efficiencies, the homemade solar panels must receive direct sunlight. This means that when you install your panels you make sure there are no trees, homes or buildings shadowing your panels. If necessary, you are able to purchase a tracking devise that will follow the movement of the sun especially helpful during the change of the seasons.

When you purchase a kit to build homemade solar panels, everything necessary to construct the panel should be included; especially extremely detailed instructions. Most kits contain solar panels/cells, soldering iron, solder, flux and tabbing in addition to the instructions. In this manner, even the novice can create a great solar panel and begin saving money on a monthly basis. Not only do these help decrease your bill, they are also environmentally friendly, by not emitting pollutions and/or smog, allowing you to decrease your carbon footprint on the world.

A solar panel that uses photovoltaic technology is able to produce electricity by changing light into electric energy. Through your homemade solar panel, this energy is sent to a storage unit, usually a battery, until its need is demanded. This ingenious technology is a clean and renewable source, making it one of the 'greenest' options available today to power our lives. In addition, in 2005 the government passed an energy law that included a tax credit toward 30% of the purchase price of a solar panel system up to $2,000. This is a great incentive to encourage people to use a greener energy source.

Autor: Hwang Keum-Ok

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Added: July 23, 2009