Many people think it is next to impossible to learn how to make a homemade solar panel but in fact, like most tasks, if you just break it down into bite-sized chunks, it’s easy. Follow the easy instructions you will find by following the steps found in this article and in a couple of days – say one weekend – you can create your first solar panel for about $200. It will be built and fully installed in your home to power your water heater.
Imagine the satisfaction of getting free energy from the sun day after day forever. This is not a pipe dream. Ordinary folk the world over who are sick and tired of high power bills are opting for DIY solar power and learning how to make a homemade solar panel. Best of all, once you have built one you can build many. Making an array of solar panels, as more than one is called, means you could power your entire home with free electricity. Getting off the grid and receiving no more power bills at all is a real possibility. Some DIY enthusiasts are even earning money from the utility companies for the surplus power they produce that is fed back into the grid. Just follow these easy steps for making your first solar panel.
- First of all you should download a reputable solar power eBook from the web. There are several around, but you should choose one that includes online support as part of the deal. It is wonderful to know that if you hit a snag you can always call on the experts to help.
- A good solar power ebook, such as the DIYPowerSystem eBook will cost you around $60. Believe me, that is money well-spent. The book is up-to-date and includes information about where to source components cheap and a step-by-step guide to building a solar panel. I reckon that you can budget about $150 for making and installing your first panel. With the cost of the eBook included you are looking at a total investment of just more than $200. Compare this with the price of a pre-fabricated solar panels and you will agree that making your own solar panel at home is the affordable answer.
- Most DIY solar panel makers say that once they have learned how to make a homemade solar panel they are compelled to make more and more of them until their entire homes are powered by the sun. Some of the devices you can power from the sun include computers, TVs, stoves and ovens, cell phones, reading lamps and CD players.
- In addition to the eBook and the components you need to put aside unbroken period over two consecutive weekends ideally. Read the eBook twice or three times.Make notes as you go, including lists of what items you will need when building your own solar panel. The eBook I recommended also discusses wind power and even water-generated power and how these can also be integrated into your DIY power system. You need to absorb thoroughly everything about creating a green home yourself so that you are not working in the dark when you begin working on your solar panel.
- Then you need to put aside one weekend at least, or possibly two consecutive ones, in order to build the panel and install it. Get your family and friends involved. Invite DIY enthusiast buddies around to a “solar party” so they can help you construct your first panel and link it to your solar heater.
The great thing is that after this you will have free hot water for life, and the sky will be the limit regarding the creation of further panels and a resulting increase in output of free solar power.