An Introduction of DIY Solar Panels

According to the research, the sun gives off more than 150 billion mega watts of energy each day. Some 30% of its energy is being bounced back to space and other 70% is being absorbed by the earth. When the solar energy gets into our land, we only get about 10% out of the total energy but this is still a big power that can be used in our daily energy needs.

Despite of this much energy we receive from the sun, many homes still can’t deny the fact the energy crisis is still ongoing. Thus, this makes people think of ways to maximize the use of such solar technology. Most communities think that the solar power for home available is with high price. Just recently, solar manufacturers made a wide variety of DIY solar panels so that there would be a lot of options to those who wants to go solar.

A DIY solar kit is composed of parts including solar cells or photovoltaic cells, batteries, charge controller and an inverter. The PV cells special silicon materials that are aligned to form a solar panel. These are the ones that capture the light of the sun and transfer it to the inverter to convert the energy into usable electricity. The batteries are responsible of keeping extra energy that can be used during night time. The charge controller takes over the management of the charging of the batteries if it’s full.

The cost of buying DIY solar panels is between $400 to $2000, depending on the size of the module, number of batteries and efficiency of the parts. Utilizing such solar technology can give a home owner up to 30% of government tax credit or discounts. In addition to its benefits, solar energy has been popular in helping to reduce global warming by not producing harmful gases during its operation. In this way, a home owner can use renewable, abundant and free energy.