Build Your Own Solar Panels - The Time is Now to Learn How
by: George M Daniels
What is solar power? Solar power is energy generated from the heat or light from the sun, which can be used to produce heat, light, hot water, electricity, and cooling in a wide variety of grid-tied and off-grid applications. Each hour, the sun radiates down sufficient solar energy to power the entire world for one year. Solar panels contain solar cells, the structure of solar power. Solar power is responsible for fossil fuels such as that of petroleum and coal, as these substances are the result of large masses of decomposed plants, during their own lifetime absorbed solar energy. The fact of the matter is solar energy has been in use in various forms for millions of years. Solar energy provides electrical production by way of heat engines or photovoltaic.
Solar panels and solar panel system are components including photovoltaic grid-tie, off-grid, and solar panel kits. During the day, your solar power system is generating electricity that is directed onto the main grid, sort of like a small power station. Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic, are used to change light from the sun. They are composed of particles of energy called "photons", and change sunlight into electricity that can be used to power electrical devices. Solar panels can be used for a large variety of applications including remote power systems for cabins, cars, boats, powering equipment for telecommunications, and of course for the production of electricity by residential as well as commercial solar panel systems. Todays solar panels are complete solar panel systems are used to power a wide array of applications.
Building your own solar power system sound intimidating but is actually easier than you think. The richest source of fuel in our whole solar system is the sun. The first thing to consider in learning how to build a solar panel is whether you live in the northern or southern hemisphere. With of the huge cost of putting out thousands of dollars to contractors to purchase and mount solar panels some people are learning how to build solar panels themselves so that they can save money and still do their part for the environment and for their own self-reliance. Doing research on the Internet the DIYer can read up on how to build solar panels from expert scientific journals and others that have build their own energy efficient solar panels for only a few hundred dollars. Decreasing income, global warming and still growing cost of energy, now more than ever people are looking to build solar panels and wind power generators as a means for a solution.