Sunday, 5 June 2011

DIY Solar Panels - Giving Nature a Helping Hand

News like global warming and pollution caused by human activities are not new to us, we hear them every day. And we know the dangers that they can pose to our existence as the years go by and all our natural resources start to degrade, but the question is; are we doing anything about it?
Sadly, most of the population could care less about situations like these, they are not taking it seriously because they think that the problem will not be able to affect them, but this is a crisis affecting every living thing around the planet, a global problem that we should all face and counteract. The recent years have been witness to people changing their mindset about the environment and starting to take steps to try and slow the process of global warming and stop environmental pollution dead in its tracks. Some of the latest technological innovations in the fight against environmental degradation are the different alternative power sources like wind power and solar panels, people have also been making their own DIY solar panels in their homes as a cheaper alternative to the ready solar power cells.
People are turning to DIY solar panels primarily because of the huge difference between the costs of making the panel yourself and buying a ready one; you can usually save up to 75 percent of the price of a pre-made solar panel when choosing to make the assembly yourself.
The process of making this is easy and pretty straightforward, even someone with half decent DIY skills will be able to do this project without any difficulty. But before plunging headlong into this project, you must first determine what you really plan to supply with your solar powered cells because of its size and the amount of solar cells you will place on it will all depend on the output power or voltage that you need. But I am not saying that you should go all out and build a huge one to be able to supply your whole household, it is better to start out with a small solar panel so that you will get the hang of it and work your way up from there.
Once you have worked out the amount of power that you need your equipment to produce, another important factor in this project is the kind of power cells that you will use on the panel, there are lots of different brands and kinds of solar panels out there, so you should probably do some research to find one that fits your budget but does not compromise the quality.
Another thing to consider when planning your DIY solar panels, is the frame or board where you will mount the cells and all its wirings, you should take your time in choosing the best material for this and make sure that it will fit into whatever space that you have designated for this. When you've gathered all the basic materials, you can now begin assembling your very own weapon in the fight to save our environment.

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