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					Solar Panels – Can You Make Solar Panels Yourself?


The popularity of Solar Panels is increasing day by day because it is an alernative power source
to reduce the electricity bill and general energy cost. Today, most of us realize that our cost of
living has been increasing and electricity bills also play the main role. Solar Power is considered
as the power of the future and even the governments of developed nations are trying to make
solar power as popular source of energy.

 Solar energy is everywhere but we are still reluctant to use this energy as our primary heat
source. Solar energy can be used to heat our homes, run our appliances and even lightning our
streets. There is a more recent building tendency to incorporate the solar panels for homes in the
roof while it is still under construction. We can use solar energy in many different ways and are
beginning to realize what a tremendous waste it is to ignore this free energy source.

How Does Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels are complex modules of photo-voltaic cells that accumulate sun energy and turn it
into electricity; though the system as such seems very complex, from the technical point of view,
things are not difficult at all. Well, things are not as complicated as they used to be ten years ago;
with the help of basic home-available materials, you can make your own solar panels following
step-by-step instructions. The thing is that you can at least cover some of the electricity needs of
the household by means of these homemade panels, and more rarely could one aspire to reach a
70% efficiency level for instance.

Homemade Solar Panels
Before making your own solar panels, improve your knowledge regarding solar panels, how it
works and what are their benefits. Without a good understanding of the practical and the
theoretical aspects connected to the physical reactions that occur between the photo cells, there
are little chances that you build a good solar panel. The good part if you want to make your own
solar panels is that you go very cheap, and receive all the instructions necessary from the special
design and installation guides available in the kit packages. Yet, the very legitimate question is
why would people buy so expensive solar power systems that cost thousands of dollars if they
could have it all by merely using a home kit?

				
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Description: A document about how to make solar panels yourself.