Solar e-books provide valuable information, instructions and guidelines on how to build a solar panel to generate electricity from the renewable resources of the Sun. Instructions provide easy-to-understand schematic drawings that allow any do-it-yourself individual the ability to construct both simple and complex solar power systems. With the continuous rise in costs of conventional fossil-fuel produced electricity, it makes sense to seek out alternative avenues to save on your utility bills without altering your lifestyle. With the availability of inexpensive photovoltaic cells, the working heart of any solar power panel, it is now possible to construct your own basic single solar panel, whole house system or anything in between.
While it may seem challenging to figure out the complexities of converting energy from the sun into usable electrical power, pre-manufactured photovoltaic solar cells simplify the entire process. Without any movable parts, the solar cell automatically converts the Sun’s energy into valuable electricity. The only other two main components necessary to collect that energy is to fabricate a container to house the solar cell and wiring to move that electricity to the lighting or appliance you want to run. The container, or module, typically has a sheet of glass on the working side, or sun-side of the unit, which allows sunlight to pass through to the protected wafers of the semiconductor of the solar cell. By using the following simple steps, you can reduce or eliminate your monthly utility bills.
Invest Yourself in the Process – Key to the process is gaining a thorough understanding of how this simple system works, along with the materials needed to assemble a solar panel. Numerous Do-It-Yourself websites offer instructional steps and schematics, laying out all necessary information for building, installing and maintaining a solar power generating system. Included in these guidelines are different efficient ways to construct your system, both with or without using a battery. Building one or more DIY solar panels immediately provides you with electricity to begin lowering your monthly utility costs.
Solar Panel Construction – Most of the materials needed to assemble your first solar panel module can be found locally at your home improvement center. High-quality photovoltaic semiconductor solar cells are available directly from the manufacturer, or can be bought on the Internet at greatly reduced reasonable prices at online auctions, such as eBay. Most do-it-yourself individuals can assemble, install and begin using a single panel in just a few hours. Most instructions include how to construct the panel to be used in a fixed location, or offer portability to be used on camping trips or in remote locations.
Going Totally “Green” – The ultimate design for those interested in living totally “green” is to fabricate a whole house solar power panel system capable of generating enough energy to supply all the electrical needs of your home, both day and night. Though this sounds complicated, a whole house system is nothing more than a group of simple single solar panel units connected together. By connecting a group of modules, or individual solar panels, in a series, you can produce an additive voltage. The connected cells, in a parallel yield a much higher electrical current. One of the luxuries of creating your own solar power system is the ability to build your whole house system a little at a time, as you can afford it. Schematic drawings will show you how to include a battery system large enough to handle and store this excess energy to be used after sunset. Additionally, a great money-saving solar panel design is to feed any generated electricity, not immediately required, directly to the local utility grid, using inverters. Known as a grid-connected photovoltaic solar power system, you can simply use the grid to store your power until it is required, such as after sunset. Building a large system can also provide you with a monthly income, by producing electricity not needed to support the energy requirements of your home.
Times being what they are, rising fuel costs create the need to become invested in looking for alternative ways to generate electricity inexpensively. Being able to harness free energy from the renewable resource of the Sun not only helps manage your monthly utility costs, but also helps save the planet. A well-built do-it-yourself solar power-generating system can last for decades, with no additional costs once the unit has been manufactured and installed.
Knowledge of exactly how to build these different highly efficient systems can be found by downloading this solar e-book on DIY Solar Power Panels. Additionally, you should seek out information on how to construct a solar hot water system to support the heated-water laundry and bathing needs of your family. Also, generating electricity using windmills is a creative and inexpensive way to use the natural resources surrounding your home every day.