DIY photovoltaic panels are becoming very popular among homeowners as the perfect home energy solution without the high cost. These panels are especially useful if your home receives lots of sunlight. Installing photovoltaic panels for residences used to be a very costly affair. But with the introduction of DIY solar panel technology, the average homeowner now can easily afford it.
DIY work is not for everyone. But if you're handy with tools, or don't mind a little elbow grease, this will be a fun weekend project for you and your family. Like any home DIY improvement work, this will require you to do some wood work, soldering and electrical wiring.
For best results, your home should face south. The panels should be installed on the roof, but if that is not possible, you can do the same in your garden or backyard, as long as there is not obstruction to direct sunlight (such as trees).
To build your own DIY photovoltaic panels with minimal fuss, you'll need a step-by-step instruction guide. Many of these have been recently developed for DIY enthusiasts who want to create their own renewable energy at low cost. These guides provide everything you need to know and come with complete illustrations and details. If you're a visual learner, go with one that provides video instructions too. You'll literally see how everything is done to the last detail.
Most of these guides are not expensive. Even the top-notch ones with video instructions cost under $50...a real drop in the bucket for quality information that will quickly pay for itself. The entire project should not cost more than $200, including parts and materials which you can gather cheaply from local retailers or even the internet (think ebay).
Building your own DIY photovoltaic panels offers you the convenience to customize your home energy solution. You decide how many panels you need...you can even go completely off grid if you want!
Autor: Dave Keller
Want to build your own photovoltaic panels but don't know where to start?
Fret not! Many people just like you have successfully built these on their own to DRASTICALLY cut their monthly electricity consumption. They are already shaving $1000s off their energy bills every year. If you need STEP-BY-STEP guidance in installing one, I have reviewed the Best Online Guides on DIY Photovoltaic Panels for your convenience. These highly recommended guides provide EASY-TO-FOLLOW instructions that will help you save money in no time
Dave Keller is an Renewable Energy Specialist who takes pride in helping the average consumer save on their energy bills using simple DIY devices... and give power companies a run for their money! For a candid review of the best-selling guides, go to his website at http://www.HomeSolarPanels4u.com now
P.S. Did I also mention that state governments are now offering GENEROUS tax incentives for homeowners who convert to using solar power?
Added: March 24, 2009