Install Solar Panels to Cut Costs

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With the state of the global economy, more and more people are turning to solar energy. The expense of the solar panels would be offset by the savings on your electricity bill. There is good news about building solar panels. Use this article as a guide to building your own solar panels.

The main reason statistically speaking, that more people have not made the switch yet is the high cost of the panels for solar energy. All you need is some basic tools, an imagination, and the internet to create your own less expensive version of solar panels to achieve the same effect. It may surprise you to find that many of the products you already have in your home can be used to create a simple solar panel design, for instance, you probably own a saw, drill, screwdriver and a wooden container of some sort. Don't overlook the likelihood of needing wood glue or other adhesives such as silicone caulk available to aide in box assembly and solar panel attachment.

Your simple box with a plexiglass front will allow sunlight in but will ensure the protection of the cells. To attach the cells to the box, you will need to glue some strips of wood inside the box, also known as substrate, onto which you will glue the solar cells. 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. After you have pushed the wires through the hole that you drilled make sure that you have filled it with caulk. Then, screw your Plexiglas on and mount it where you want.

Many people are worried about the cost of installing a solar panel system which is why they haven't yet taken any action. They fear that the price of solar panels will cost more than they'll ever save on their electricity bill. The good news is, though, that you can reduce your costs by making your own solar panels at home. In fact, you'll be able to reduce the costs by around 50%, and the internet is a good place to find most of the equipment needed, including solar cells which are available on eBay and other similar sites. And in addition to this, if you do some research you may find that the area you live in provides tax incentives and special rebates for installing solar panels. This is because the government wants as many people to switch over to clean energy sources and to further encourage this they offer builders excellent tax breaks if the homes they put up have solar panel systems. You will indeed need to have some do it yourself know how to complete this task but it's not nearly as difficult as most people thought. You just need a bit of patience and make sure you have all the materials you need before you start.

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