Many people are finding that they have to pay closer attention to their spending habits due to the current state of the global economy. One of the things that has been impacted greatly is the cost of utility bills as energy costs have been soaring ever higher. As a result many people all around the world are taking a serious interest in building their own DIY solar panels for home use. This is a very cheap alternative to expensive commercially made solar panels that are beyond the financial reach of most households.
Very few people would consider spending in the region of $30,000 to have a commercial solar power system installed in their home. But when they learn that it is relatively cheap and easy to make their own DIY solar panels for home use they often start to take an interest in solar powering their home. The information that tells you how to find the materials that you need and how to make and install the solar panels is available online via products such as Earth4Energy.
DIY solar panels for home use are easy to build and install and don’t require any carpentry or electrical expertise. Solar panels aren’t as effective during overcast weather or at night so any domestic solar power system requires the installation of deep cell storage batteries. These will ensure that sufficient power is available when required. How effective you solar power system will be depends on factors such as how many panels you decide to build and how much sunshine you will receive. Geographic location isn’t as big a factor as you might think as solar power systems can be effectively installed pretty much anywhere on the globe. You might need more solar panels and batteries if you lived somewhere cooler, but it shouldn’t be a big enough issue to rule out solar power.
The Earth4Energy product that was previously mentioned assumes no particular expertise and clearly explains everything you need to know with the aid of clearly illustrated instructions and videos. All of the materials should be locally available in hardware stores. A single solar panel can be built with a couple of days work and you can keep building more to meet even more of power needs.
DIY solar panels for home use are the cheapest method of becoming energy self sufficient or at the very least meeting most of your electricity needs. You can begin to see the financial returns very soon as you won’t have spent anywhere near the cost of commercial solar panels that can take a decade or more to recoup their initial investment. Apart from the environmental benefits and financial savings you won’t have to worry about power cuts. DIY solar panels for home use are also a great way to increase the value of your home should you decide to sell.
The efficiency of a residential solar power system can be increased further by also constructing your own wind turbine. Providing you have sufficient wind that is. These can be built for approximately the same cost of a solar panel. When building the solar panel and wind turbine designs in Earth4Energy you can expect to be able to find the materials you need for less than $200 per solar panel or windmill.