With the escalating cost of electricity and the shortage of power to light each and every home in the world, there are growing concerns over finding an alternative for power production.
What better way can be there than to utilize the singular source of light shining on our planet--sunlight.
Though government initiatives are there, it will take sometime for every home to function on solar power, therefore you can start making your own solar panel at the earliest.
Here is a brief step-by-step guide on how to make solar panel at economical cost: Location: Ideally, the south facing roof will be apt but if you cannot access the roof, place the solar panel in your yard and keep it south facing.
Cost of Installation: With all the materials, the cost should be less than $250.
Things You Need: Buy some solar cells.
They are not expensive.
Of course, the expense depends upon the area you want to cover with your own solar panel.
So after you have figured that out, get the solar cells.
Plywood is essential as a base to put the solar cells on.
Again, you can get the plywood for real economic price from stores or better still, if you have plywood at home that you do not use any more.
For protection of your panel, you need to buy plexi-glass.
The plexi-glass helps to preserve the solar energy panels for long periods of time against harsh elements.
You will also need silicone glue to stick the solar cells on the plywood; tabbing wires to connect the solar cells with one another; UV protector for the plywood maintenance; and soldering equipments.
They can be easily purchased at economic price.
Other tools you need are - glass wood screws, paint, wire cutters, wood saw, wrenches, screwdriver, caulk gun, and soldering iron.
The Procedure: 1) Solder the solar cells together.
2) On the pre-cut sheet of plywood, apply the UV protector.
3) Place the constructed solar cells panel on the UV protected plywood.
4) Use a sheet of glass to cover the installation and then seal the glass with silicon caulk.
5) During the day, connect a battery with the solar panel to harness the energy.
To regulate the solar panel's power output, you also need a controller.
6) Attach the battery extension to the electrical system of your home.
Don't forget to place an inverter for converting the DC power to AC power.
Further Help: If you are unsure about creating the home solar panel yourself, hire someone who has experience in this.
You can also buy several DIY books from the market for a comprehensive and detailed instruction on how to build solar panel.
Conclusion: Solar energy is an abundant renewable source of energy, which needs to be utilized for lighting our homes and save thousands of dollars in electricity bills.
The steps above are crisp rendering of the basic solar panel building way.
Take help from self - help books for further clarity about the building equipments and installation.