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DIY Solar Panels 101 – An Introduction to Building Your Own Solar Panels

Solar panels for residential use
by itmpa

DIY solar panels present a great opportunity to not only save the environment, but also to save more money on your electricity bills. With the prices of energy constantly rising, it becomes an even more attractive option than ever before. Depending on where you live, you can almost certainly profit from DIY solar panels.

While of course building your own solar panels is definitely a little more complicated than getting installations that have already been arranged and designed, there are various advantages about building your own. Most obviously, you can save money.

Building your own panels also gives you a degree of versatility, such as where you can mount them, how many you want to have an various other important aspects. You can buy a DIY kit easily enough which will help you get started.

The kit will contain detailed instructions on how to set everything up. Is nothing like as difficult as you might expect and if you buy a kit, you shouldn’t need to buy anything else. You will have the solar cells on the panels themselves and everything else you need to get started.

While you won’t likely be able to run an entire house of a small number of solar panels, you should be able to save a very significant percentage of your electricity bill. Is entirely depends on how much electricity use of course, so it is hard to say exactly how much money you will save.

Of course, the more panels you have, the more money you save. It also depends of course on the weather way you live. In certain areas of the country and might not be very feasible to get solar panels but this is unlikely since just about everywhere gets enough sun to make profitable use out of them.

Solar panels are also completely clean and green. You never have to worry about the sun had suddenly disappearing or putting up its energy prices! As energy prices continue to rise, and the world falls closer and closer towards crisis when it comes to energy, more and more people should start using renewable sources of energy.

Up until recently, it wasn’t an attractive option for many people since it was both complicated and expensive to use these various methods. Now fortunately, it starts to add up a lot more favorably, allowing you to actually save a lot of money in the longer run.

Jude Angel is a DIY enthusiast and loves taking on new DIY challenges. He recently tackled DIY solar panels for the average “weekend DIYer.”