The Benefits of Solar Panel SystemsThe future of solar energy is certain to be long and adventurous. It is an energy source that will last another 4 billion years according to experts and is completely clean, meaning that it has no negative impact on the environment. Another factor to consider is the fact that, aside from initial setup and installation, solar energy is free which will hold some appeal to homeowners.
You can get hot water, power all of your appliances and more simply by installing a solar panel on your roof. This can allow you to cut back on many of your bills such as electricity, gas or oil.
Even though there's an initial cost when you install solar panels in your home, there are a variety of rebates and tax incentives available that make it worthwhile to do this. Fortunately, as they get more popular and the technology advances, it's getting cheaper all the time to install solar panels. Considering that you can also install solar panels yourself, you can save even more money and then be able to enjoy an energy source no one can control or take away from you as long as the sun is shining.
The plexiglass is for protection of your cells. The substrate is what you will use to glue your solar cells to. Because the wood will shrink and expand with the weather, you should use a dot of caulk in the center of the cell. To avoid damaging your solar cell consider using a single dot of silicone caulk to keep the wood free of encumbrances. To make sure that no moisture gets in make sure that you fill the hole with caulk after you have pushed the wires through. The plexiglass will have to be screwed on and mounted where you want it.
Batteries will need to be connected and you may want to solder a diode first. Charge your batteries using your solar panels. Lastly make sure that you are not wasting power. However, for those who choose to use a charge controller this step is not necessary. For many who believed it impossible or expensive to tackle this task it's often surprising to see just how inexpensive building your own solar panel really can become. All you really need is patience, materials and desire to tackle the task.