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One of the disadvantages of solar power has always been the cost of the technology – being the solar panels. However the good news is that costs are always coming down along with improvements in technology which improve efficiency. Buying prefabricated solar panels is one option for you to start using solar energy, but even better – why not look at your DIY options?
You do not need any specialized skills to build your own solar panels – just some cheap, readily available or obtainable materials and a few tools. The main thing you will need to buy are the solar cells. These can be bought new or second hand – or better yet you can buy factory seconds. I would be careful when purchasing second hand or factory seconds as they will often have chips or blemishes. This is the main reason for their often cheap cost, but will also result in less energy gathering capacity.
To assemble cheap DIY solar panels you will need to put your solar cells you have wired together in a frame, and then hook the completed panel up to a energy storage system – basically a battery. There are many, many options available for your home solar system, and the advantages of solar energy just keep on building up. Not only is solar energy now able to be generated cleanly at homes across the world, but it is becoming cheaper and more efficient all the time.
Solar energy has gone from a fringe and quaint technology to increasingly mainstream and commercially viable. Indeed those who generate more solar energy than they require are able to sell the excess make to the grid in a lot of areas. Solar has gone from strength to strength and will continue to do so in the future.