Creating Your Own Solar Panels
by Owen Jones
Everyone these days is conscious of the issues of climate change, or as the boffins used to call
it, global warming. It appears that even those people who call themselves experts do not know what is taking place.
It is not very encouraging. However, what everybody does know, even without so-called expert advice, is that: the
rate that we are using fossil fuel up is untenable; that that means that prices will rise and that it looks like
the West is on the slippery slope.
So, what can we do about that? People are looking for leadership and assistance to lessen their
dependency on traditional sources of energy like the national power grid and the petrol station, but the people
that own these products are loathe to give any real advice in case they lose their hold on society. People are
beginning to want to make themselves less reliant on the traditional power suppliers and would like to go it alone.
Unfortunately, most people do not know where to go for advice, but they have some imprecise idea about putting up
their own solar panels.
However, without any easily understandable government financial support or recommendations, people
are struggling to do their best alone. And the fact is that the professional installation of your own solar panels
is expensive. It costs thousands of Dollars, Euros or Pounds, wherever you are, which is why many people are
looking into a do-it-yourself (DIY) solar energy system.
Sadly, without the appropriate guidance, home-made solar panels will barely run a low energy light
bulb in the midday sun. A better way is to purchase a self-assembly kit from a decent company and put it together
yourself, following their instructions. After all, we all know that the labour element of any job is often equal to
or more than the cost of the components being fitted. These kits come with everything you have to have to install
your own solar panels.
These self assembly solar power packages are well put together and the instructions are normally
well written and easy to understand. However, it is worth buying from one of the better known, big companies like
GE, although you can do this from a website that specializes in home sustainable energy systems.
You might like to turn the assembly of a couple of of your own solar power units into a family venture, because that will teach the
younger members of the family about how valuable energy conservation is and introduce them to electronics.
These home solar panel systems are wholly expandable, so you do not have to deprive yourself of
that new dishwasher, although the fact is that modern appliances are using less energy than their older equivalents
Just picture if you had a bank of your own solar panels and you became 50% independent of the
national grid. And then you added a few more panels when you had the time and eventually became totally independent
of the grid! And then you started adding a few more and were in point of fact selling electricity back into the
grid. It is all possible with your own solar panels.